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Should I Run the HVAC Blower Fan or AC When I’m Not Home?

As summer temperatures rise across the Portland Metro and Vancouver areas, everyone wants to come home to a cool, climate-controlled house, without elevated utility costs. What’s the best solution to beat the heat, without breaking the bank? Our Portland and Beaverton residential HVAC installers at AAA Heating and Cooling have the answers! What Should You […]

AAA Heating and Cooling Announces Opening of New Beaverton Location

After serving the Portland Metro area for over 50 years, AAA Heating and Cooling expands and brings their HVAC expertise to Beaverton. This new location will allow the HVAC contractor to assist even more clients in the Metro area, both residential and commercial. This is welcome news for the ever-growing city of Beaverton. “We are […]

June HVAC Tips for Portland Homeowners

Every month, there are things you can do to make sure your HVAC system runs at peak performance. Our thorough June HVAC maintenance tips will help you care for your cooling system. Work through the list below to keep your air conditioner or heat pump performing optimally to avoid an increase in your power bill. […]

How Much Does Air Conditioning Cost in Portland?

If you currently use an air conditioner or are thinking about buying one, it is important to understand the costs associated with operating an air conditioner in your home, and what you can do to save money and stay cool in Portland this summer. There is no one answer for how much it costs 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 […]

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 […]

Do You Prep Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit for Winter?

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Heating and cooling units require year-round maintenance to keep them operating smoothly and efficiently. While some tasks require the help of an HVAC professional, there are many that you can do on your own to prolong the life of your system. As you start preparing your home for the winter months, include air conditioner maintenance […]

Replacing Your Old Air Conditioner Can Save You Money [Infographic]

Many homeowners balk at the thought of installing a new air conditioning unit, fearful at the price of replacing their old system. However, studies show that installing a new air conditioner can actually save money over the long run. Between reducing energy consumption and operating at a higher SEER rating, new air conditioners can reduce […]

Rebates & Tax Credits for Heating & Cooling Systems

Rebates and tax credits are some of the most crucial parts of purchasing a new piece of home comfort equipment. They were put in place to provide extra incentive to upgrade old, inefficient equipment. New home comfort equipment features updated technology to decrease home energy consumption, benefiting your home’s budget in the short and long […]

Types of Furnaces: What is a Modulating Furnace?

Evolution of Furnace Types The first single stage furnaces were simply called single stage. When the thermostat called for heat, it only knew one type of output , which was maximum. Thereafter a 2-stage furnace became available. It would initially kick on at about 50% of the heat output using 50% of the gas. If […]