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How Does Humidity Affect Your Business?

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Portland metro area business owners often struggle with humidity in commercial buildings. Pacific Northwest winter rains and summer humidity year after year can greatly impact your properties. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to mitigate humidity and ensure your buildings last for many decades, while also protecting the health of the people who use […]

Portland Temperatures Affect HVAC Efficiency

Although the 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 can […]

Do You Need to Replace Your Ducts?

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The ducts in your home may be tucked away behind walls, under floors and in ceilings, attics and crawlspaces. Because you don’t see the ducts often, they’re easy to forget about until they affect the comfort levels in your home. Defective ductwork not only makes rooms feel stuffy, they can lower the quality of indoor […]

How Can Homeowners Benefit from Installing Central Air?

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Sometimes box fans in windows don’t bring the relief that you seek on the hottest days. With the latest summers continuing to break temperature-related records, central air conditioning will bring you the ultimate in comfort, efficiency, and savings. By knowing how central A/Cs work and the benefits that you’ll enjoy, you’ll be better able to […]

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 […]

What Are The Most Common Air Conditioning Problems?

Here are the five most common air conditioning problems that homeowners experience during the summer months. Our cooling philosophy involves air quality, humidity, and temperature. When your air conditioning unit doesn’t seem to work optimally, don’t reach for the phone to call your local HVAC contractor just yet. Behind most malfunctions, there are simple solutions […]

The Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat for Summer Comfort

Thermostats make it simple to adjust the temperature in your home with the turn of a dial or tap of a touchscreen. You generally receive a thermostat with an air conditioner installation, but it might not serve your energy and comfort needs. Basic thermostats maintain a constant temperature throughout the day, making them best for […]

Commercial HVAC: How to Be More Energy Efficient

Energy is one of the greatest overhead costs for businesses. The HVAC system accounts for 25 to 40 percent of the primary energy consumed in commercial buildings. The more energy a building uses, the bigger the impact to the bottom line. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, inefficiencies cause average buildings to waste 30 […]

Winter is in Full Swing—Are You Keeping the Humidity out of Your Home?

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When the winter months arrive, you might notice seasonal changes in your home such as condensation forming on the windows. Unlike other areas of the country, the Pacific Northwest tends to become more humid during the winter due to our famously wet weather. The ideal relative humidity level for a home is between 30 and […]

Controlling Indoor Air Quality [Infographic]

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Indoor air quality is one of the single most important factors for maintaining good health at home and at work. Given that we spend almost 90% of our lives indoors, it’s important to consider the air we breathe and what might be contaminating it. This infographic illustrates  what makes good IAQ so important, the problems […]