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Best Ways to Keep Your Home Cool

Summer heat in Washington Most Washingtonians can agree that the summertime is one of the best season in the greater Seattle area. Blue skies and lots of sunshine, does it get better than that?  Most of us are excited for some warm weather after a long stretch of chilly days, but the higher temps bring…

Posted in : Cooling, Air conditioning, Ductless heat pump

Improve Indoor Air Quality During Wildfire Season

Wildfire Season in WA State Summer is one of the best seasons here in Washington State. Some may even argue it’s the best weather in the country during the months of July through September. Not too hot, and not too cold!  Even though we are lucky enough to receive such amazing weather in the summer…

Posted in : Air conditioning, Heat pump, Indoor Air Quality, Wildfire Season

Benefits of a Mini-Split System

What is a Ductless Heat Pump? Ductless Heat Pumps, also referred to as Mini-Split Systems could be the perfect addition to your home. Mini-splits are popular for their compact size, energy efficiency and ability to provide both heating and cooling. Prepare to SAVE money on electric bills One of the best features about a ductless…

Posted in : Air conditioning, Ductless heat pump, Rebates, Indoor Air Quality, HVAC

HVAC Facts and Information

The meaning behind HVAC Let’s be honest, we may have all heard the term HVAC thrown around from time to time, but it’s a term that not many people are familiar with. Despite the term HVAC not being one of those daily conversation topics, it doesn’t lessen its importance. So, let’s get to it— HVAC…

Posted in : Heating, Cooling, Air conditioning, Home improvement, HVAC

What Matters When Choosing Your New Air Conditioner

The Right Size AC Unit: Air conditioners come in all shapes and sizes. While most of these will fit comfortably and seamlessly into your home, it’s important to consider this before you buy. Measure the space you want to put your new air conditioner in before making a purchase, so you don’t just add another…

Posted in : Cooling, Air conditioning

History of Home Heating

Let’s take a closer look at the history of home heating systems, to get a better idea of how people have been warming their homes since the first cities. 2500 BCE – 1400 AD: Ancient Furnaces ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ How does this relate to ancient home heating technology? One word: fireplaces….

Posted in : Heating, Air conditioning, Ductless heat pump, Furnace, Heat pump

Severe NW heatwave & drought predictions

Not only are we going into summer with predictions about some of the hottest summers in Washington, but we’re expecting one of the driest. Over the past couple summers we have seen increasingly drier and hotter summers with summer of 2019 keeping that trend alive. The National Weather Service & NOAA is predicting over 60%…

Posted in : Heating, Cooling, Air conditioning, Seattle

Heat Pumps: Your Questions Answered

What is a heat pump, and how does it differ from an air conditioner? We have an awesome post that explains the difference between heat pumps and air conditioners in detail, but the gist is this: An air conditioning system, like your fridge, absorbs heat from air that passes over the coil, and the resulting cool…

Posted in : Cooling, Air conditioning, Heat pump, Home improvement

A Brief History of Air Conditioning

Nowadays we have a hard time imagining the sweltering hot temperature of some locales without the luxury of a cool breeze from the central air conditioner blowing in our face. But in fact, people lived for centuries without cooling appliances. When did the need for cool air indoors arise, and where does the invention of…

Posted in : Cooling, Air conditioning

Seattle’s Forecast for Another Hot Summer

In 2017, Seattle’s rainfall was over 10 in. above average, and we broke a 122 year old record for the wettest winter-spring season (Oct-April)*. This was followed by 55 days without rain, breaking another record. Earlier snow melting and drier summers will have significant consequences for our Northwest ecosystem, including impacts on fish populations and…

Posted in : Heating, Cooling, Air conditioning, Seattle

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