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Does Your Older Beaverton Home Need a New Gas Furnace?

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As much as homeowners would like to hear their residential gas furnaces will last a lifetime, heating equipment does degrade over time. Luckily, the average lifespan of most furnaces is 15-20 years. Some models can even last up to 30 years with routine, professional maintenance. That means you can get decades of comfort before you […]

6 Benefits of Home Furnaces vs. Boiler Systems

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Does your Beaverton home rely on a boiler system to provide heat? Have you wondered if making a switch to a furnace might be better? Each heating system has its benefits and drawbacks. If you are looking for answers on which is best for you, a boiler or a furnace, our Beaverton HVAC contractors are […]

Commercial & Residential HVAC Emergency FAQs

Some heating and cooling issues might be able to wait a few days before being inspected. Other HVAC problems require immediate attention.  What constitutes an HVAC emergency? When should you contact a local HVAC contractor?  How to Identify an HVAC Emergency Pressing HVAC troubles can not only be a nuisance, but they can present serious […]

What’s the Difference Between Single-Stage & Two-Stage Furnaces?

With Portland winter on the horizon, this is the perfect time to consider your current home heating and cooling system. If you find yourself wearing extra layers of clothing, or covering yourself up with blankets in the evening to stay warm, then it might be time to upgrade your single-stage furnace to a two-stage furnace. […]

What Do HVAC Heating & Cooling Efficiency Ratings Mean?

HVAC energy efficiency ratings are designed to inform consumers of each system’s efficiency. When your residential HVAC unit runs effectively you can expect reduced energy costs, while keeping your home comfortable no matter what the temperature is outside. We are here to help our residential and commercial clients in the Portland and Beaverton areas understand […]

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 […]

How Do You Choose the Best HVAC Company?

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The best time to choose an HVAC company for your home comfort needs is before you have a heating or cooling emergency. Heating and cooling equipment are complex systems that also contribute to the ventilation and air quality in your home. Knowing how to choose an HVAC company, and taking the time to vet them […]

Repair or Replace Your Furnace? [Infographic]

Replacing your furnace can be a costly endeavor, and over time, repairs can add up to roughly the same cost as a new furnace. When determining whether you should repair or replace the furnace in your home, leverage the flow chart below to make a decision. If you still aren’t sure, contact an expert at […]