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Is Gas or Electric Heat Better?

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You noticed the signs of trouble—uneven temperatures, breakdowns, heating costs on an upward curve, old age—it’s time for a new heating system. As you shop around, you’ll have to make important decisions about what you want in a heating system, such as the type of energy you’d like to use: gas heat or electric heat. […]

Are Landlords Required to Provide Heating in Oregon?

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A home is a place that’s supposed to meet your basic needs, regardless if you own the property or not. As temperatures outside drop, you might notice that you don’t feel as comfortable as you’d like because the heating system doesn’t work as well as it should. Before approaching your landlord about your heating and […]

Should You Cover Your A/C Unit During the Winter in Portland

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As summer transitions to fall, you may notice advertisements for air conditioning covers. Because the unit should be free of debris, such as leaves, it’s natural to wonder if a cover is really worth the investment and effort. Unfortunately, there is no right answer. By being aware of the pros and cons of using an […]

Why Is My Furnace Clicking: 3 Common Furnace Concerns

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A furnace is easy to forget about until it starts acting up. Sometimes the solution is simple: a quick adjustment or trip to the home improvement store. Other issues, however, require intervention from a Portland furnace repair professional. By recognizing what you can fix on your own and what requires expert attention, you’ll maximize your […]

5 Energy and Cost Advantages of Ductless Heating & Cooling

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Ductless heat pumps are a triple threat in their ability to heat your home, cool the air and control humidity. Thanks to the relatively mild temperatures that the Portland area receives, energy efficient heat pumps are a great option for those who want to add an HVAC system to their home or wish to upgrade […]

What Time is the Best Time to Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

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An air conditioner is a large investment for your home and personal comfort. Before you transition your thermostat to warmer temperatures and cross your fingers the A/C works again next summer, it’s a good idea to call a licensed contractor that offers Portland HVAC services for annual maintenance, especially if your equipment is older or […]

Understanding Ductless Mini-Split Heating & Cooling

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When heating and cooling your home, air conditioners and furnaces are not your only options. Ductless heat pumps, or mini-split-systems, offer similar benefits without the space-consuming equipment found in central HVAC systems. If you have an older home without a traditional HVAC unit or are looking to upgrade your current system, ductless heat pumps might […]

5 Ways to Prepare Your Furnace for a Portland Winter

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Portland winters can be an unpredictable beast. Some years, you might have a drizzle that doesn’t pause until spring. Others, you’ll find yourself hunkered down at home after a blanket of snow is dumped on the metro area. Performing fall furnace maintenance before the weather gets ghastly will ensure your home feels comfortable throughout the […]

When to Schedule an HVAC Tune-Up

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Like other types of mechanical equipment, heating and cooling systems require regular maintenance to remain efficient, prevent the need for major repairs, and extend their life. Like a car, the components within HVAC system need to be inspected, cleaned and adjusted as they experience wear with use and time. While you may schedule a professional […]

These are the Signs Your Water Heater is about to Fail

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Unexpected splashes of cold water are sure to wake you up in the morning, however, they might not be the best way to start your day. The average life expectancy of a tank water heater is about eight to 15 years. After 10 years, its operating efficiency dramatically reduces, making the appliance more likely to […]