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Improve Your Portland Home’s Air Conditioner Efficiency

When it comes to being environmentally friendly, Portland is one of the top 10 greenest cities in the U.S. Portland residents are known for choosing options that are eco-conscious — from recycling and bicycling to taking measures to reduce electricity consumption. So, it’s no surprise that energy efficiency is just as important to them. When […]

Top 3 HVAC Problems in Portland During Spring

After a cold winter, it’s great to finally be able to open windows and let in the fresh air. Spring is also a good time to think about home maintenance, working on improvements, and checking tasks off the to-do List. One thing to consider is the condition of your HVAC system. Spring HVAC problems can […]

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 […]

How to Troubleshoot Your HVAC System

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You’re relaxing at home when you notice something doesn’t seem quite right. Perhaps you don’t feel as comfortable or the hum from your HVAC system stopped. While heating and cooling equipment is reliable with regular maintenance, malfunctions happen. HVAC troubleshooting may help you find the source of your problems. Depending on the situation, you might […]

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 […]

How Your Furnace Humidifier Actually Works (and Why You Should Have One)

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During the cold, wet months of the year, installing a furnace humidifier in your home might seem unnecessary. When you heat your home with a furnace, it distributes warm dry air, which can lead to dry lips, chapped skin, scratchy throats and other uncomfortable symptoms. By knowing how a furnace humidifier works and its benefits, […]

5 Things Homeowners Need to Know Before Buying a Furnace

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When a furnace is in its last days, homeowners sometimes feel stressed about having to make some tough decisions quickly. After all, a new furnace is a big investment in your home and your family’s comfort. In addition to important details regarding upfront costs, warranties, fuel sources and the furnace’s size, there are other factors […]

Home Heating Tips to Help You Give Your Furnace a Break

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Heating your home during the winter accounts for nearly 20 percent of the energy that you use. Depending on your home’s building envelop, as well as your heating practices, the amount of energy that your furnace consumes could be greater. By making simple changes to your home and habits, you’ll shrink your home heating bills […]

Winter Furnace Myths Dispelled

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When the weather is cold, it’s natural to want to keep your home warm and save energy using a variety of tactics. Unfortunately, there are creative ideas that seem to make sense, but simply don’t work. By knowing the truth about the most popular heating and furnace myths, you’ll prevent unnecessary wear and see real […]