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The many benefits of maintaining your A/C

In our last couple blog posts, we’ve discussed cooling systems: why spring is a great time to finally install a cooling system and why the PNW can benefit from ductless air systems. Here are a few benefits of performing regular maintenance on this summer-saving workhorse. Less repairs mean less cost. Regular air conditioner maintenance can catch…

Posted in : Cooling, Air conditioning, Ductless heat pump, Heat pump

Ductless heat pumps and the PNW

If you’re ready to feel cool this summer, you should consider a ductless heat pump. These energy efficient units can give your home the cool temperatures you want, without the installation, servicing or changing of duct work. Not surprisingly, it’s the perfect solution for homes without ducts, such as those with baseboard heating, wall or…

Posted in : Cooling, Air conditioning, Ductless heat pump, Heat pump

Spring is the time to think about air conditioning

We’re sure you’ve heard it: “You don’t need air conditioning in the PNW.” But as each summer seems to get more stifling, this is no longer the case. In fact, many homeowners are finding their homes to be unbearable. In order to keep you and your family comfortable, happy, and productive all summer long, air…

Posted in : Cooling, Air conditioning

3 ways to help your home get lucky this month

Get cool with A/C. Sure, St. Patrick’s Day is forecast to be a chilly one. But in just a couple short months, you’ll be perspiring in the PNW sun. Get a jump start on your air conditioning game by installing a new unit now. Not only will you save 20% this month, but you’ll also…

Posted in : Windows, Air conditioning, Siding

Top 10 summer energy savers

  Top ways to save energy We recommend you start with the easiest, lowest-cost, highest-value options at the top of this list. Then, as your budget, schedule, and inclinations allow, you can move down the list to more involved energy-saving options requiring a higher investment. Keep your home cool without cranking up the A/C by…

Posted in : Cooling, Air conditioning

Heat pump and air conditioning maintenance

  Below are simple actions you can take to help prevent any system breakdowns during the hot days of summer! Cooling conservation To comfortably cool your home, your heat pump or air conditioner must remove both heat and humidity. Don’t turn your system off even though you will be away all day. On a hot…

Posted in : Air conditioning, Heat pump

EER, SEER, AFUE – Gesundheit! Understanding energy efficiency ratings

  Room air conditioners: EER While we don’t sell single-room air conditioners, you may have seen or heard this term while researching air conditioning. A room air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by the energy efficiency ratio (EER). The EER is the ratio of the cooling capacity (in British thermal units [Btu] per hour) to the…

Posted in : Air conditioning, Furnace

3 reasons to spend your tax refund on your home

Here are three reasons why you should use that tax refund to invest in the comfort of your home—where life happens. We’re in for a hot summer. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you know that our summers have grown increasingly toasty over the past few years. According to the Farmer’s Almanac and the…

Posted in : Windows, Air conditioning

Spring cleaning for your ducts!

While cleaning up the area around your HVAC system and scheduling a spring tune-up are great ways to keep your heating and cooling system in great repair, it’s also important to consider the condition of your home’s ductwork. Duct cleaning is a professional service that removes dirt, dust, and other buildup from inside your home’s…

Posted in : Air conditioning, Furnace

5 home maintenance tips to help you spring into spring

These five tips are a great place to start. Recover from winter window wallops. Your windows take a beating in the winter. Harsh wind, frozen temperatures, and sheets of rain can weaken the seal around your windows. Take a look at your windows’ caulking and weather stripping to ensure they’ve stayed intact. If you see…

Posted in : Windows, Air conditioning

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