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Annual HVAC Maintenance Timeline

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Unlike other appliances that need maintenance once a year, heating and cooling systems need attention more often. There are a handful simple HVAC maintenance tasks that you can perform on your own to keep the system efficient and at peak performance. Others require an HVAC specialist. By knowing what tasks to do and when, you’ll […]

Debunking Air Conditioning Myths

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The Truth about Air Conditioners and Home Comfort Myth: Fans keep a room cooler. Fans move air in a room, creating a wind-chill effect, but do not affect the air temperature. When the wind from a fan hits your warm skin, heat transfers from your body to the air. Fans also help sweat evaporates at […]

Questions to Ask When Choosing Energy Efficient HVAC Systems

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Shopping for an energy efficient HVAC system is a large investment in your home. As building envelopes become tighter and insulation improves the HVAC system that your home required 20 years ago might not fulfill the same needs today. This is especially true if your house received several energy-saving improvements. Asking the right questions about […]

Furnace Soot and Other Issues? Signs You Might Need to Call a Professional Technician

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Annual furnace maintenance is a necessary task. It keeps the furnace in good working condition and helps it run as efficiently as possible. Maintenance also allows a professional to find and repair minor issues before they become expensive problems. As a homeowner, reporting irregularities that you notice to an HVAC professional also goes a long way […]

The Health Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality

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With environmental concerns, outdoor air pollution gets a lot of media attention. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the level of pollutants in indoor air can be two to five times higher than the levels found outside. The agency lists polluted indoor air is one of the top public environmental health risks. As […]

Duct Cleaning to Improve Your Home and Health [Infographic]

When you think of pollution, you probably think of smoggy city air, not the air in your home. In fact, 87% of American homeowners don’t know that pollution may be worse in their homes than outside. Fortunately, professional duct cleaning helps rid the air of dirt and pollen, making it a much healthier environment. Find […]

Lowering your heating bills

Todd’s Tips Cool nights are here! This means fall is around the corner and time to get ready for the upcoming heating season. Here are some helpful tips that will assist in lowering your heating bills. First and foremost: get a pre-season tune up on your heating equipment.  Every equipment manufacturer requires annual maintenance to […]

Portland HVAC Specialists Share 5 Steps to a Healthier Home

In 2018 Oregon’s air quality index was on every news channel. Smoke from wildfires across the West Coast descended into Portland. In fact, in August 2018, Portland’s air quality was “ranked as the second-worst among major cities worldwide.” Later in the year, when a U.S. Forest Service report revealed high levels of heavy metal in […]

Tips to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

All of us enjoy breathing clean, fresh air. For those who suffer allergies and other respiratory problems, clean air is more than a luxury—it’s a necessity. Fortunately, today’s homeowners can choose from a wide range of options to improve interior air quality, helping family members breathe easier and feel more comfortable. In this article, we […]

How To Control The Dust And Temperature Thru-out Your Home

I’ve been with AAA Heating and Cooling now for 17 years.  I specialize in indoor air quality issues and I’m always looking for ways to improve my health and the environment in my home.  I can’t do anything about what is outside my home, but I can sure do something about what’s inside my home.  […]