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How do you choose the right sized HVAC system for your Portland home?

Selecting the right sized HVAC system is important to efficiently heat and cool your home. A system that is too large will cool or heat your house quickly, but it will create humidity. This occurs because the system will satisfy the thermostat before it can adequately remove sufficient moisture from the air during the cooling […]

Portland Temperatures Affect HVAC Efficiency

Although the Vancouver and Portland metro area weather is more moderate compared to frigid east coast winters and blazing hot summers in the south, it can dramatically affect the efficiency of HVAC systems. One of the most important factors to take into consideration is the amount of moisture in the air, otherwise known as humidity. Humidity […]

Why Does My Furnace Keep Turning On and Off?

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A normal furnace that’s properly sized for a home should turn off and on three to eight times per hour. Furnace cycling might occur more often if it’s cold outside or if a home needs more insulation. When a furnace frequently turns off and on, HVAC experts refer to the occurrence as “short cycling.” In […]

How to Troubleshoot an Electric Furnace

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Electric furnace troubleshooting is more than identifying quick fixes. It’s also about knowing how to determine what you can remedy on your own and what requires the expertise of a HVAC specialist. By knowing the difference, you’ll save time, keep the heating equipment’s warranty active, and ensure the comfort levels of your home are optimal […]

What‘s That Weird Odor When You Turn on the Heat?

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It isn’t always normal for your home to smell strange when you turn on the heat. Some smells are harmless and expected, while others warrant a call to a HVAC company. How do you determine when to call a specialist? Check out these tips from our experts to learn more. Strange Furnace Smells and What […]