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AC vs Heat Pump: The Cooling Battle!

To start, let’s examine some similarities between heat pumps and air conditioners. Both systems are powered by outdoor units. They use the science of thermal energy to transfer heat in the air from one place to another. The units connect by a line-set charged with eco-friendly refrigerant to a coil that is placed above your…

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

Maximum cooling

Below are simple actions you can take to help prevent any system breakdowns during the hot days of Summer! Colling 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 : Cooling, Air conditioning

Summer tips

Provided by www.PSE.com 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…

Posted in : Cooling, Air conditioning

Summer is finally here!

Are you weighing the cost of adding a heat pump, windows or making any energy efficient upgrade? If so, the total cost is not what is written on your contractor’s estimate. A more accurate way to compare options is to include the installed price of your upgrade, less the cost of the energy you will…

Posted in : Doors, Air conditioning

Getting your ducts in a row

   Getting yearly maintenance performed on cooling equipment such as air conditioning or heat pumps. Focusing on the air delivery system or ducts. Can you imagine if you tried to eat soup out of a bowl with holes in it? You’d likely go hungry. EnergyStar ® says that 20% of the air that moves through…

Posted in : Air conditioning, Heat pump

I want to be cool…

  The Northwest summer is late this year, but when it comes we’ll be scurrying to figure out how to get cool and stay energy efficient too. This month we have ways to cool your house that don’t involve something loud hanging in your window. And a helpful piece about keeping cool by checking your…

Posted in : Cooling, Air conditioning, Ductless heat pump

A fitness plan… for your air conditioner

As outside temperatures start reaching 60 degrees or above, it’s the perfect time to “test run” the system. Though many companies will tell you they can check your air conditioner while the outdoor temperature is below 60 degrees, this is false. Almost every manufacturer recommends checking air conditioners when temperatures are above 60 degrees. I…

Posted in : Air conditioning, Heat pump

Go with the air flow

I do understand that years ago the utility companies instructed customers to close the registers in the rooms not being used. This was okay for the systems in the 1960’s but not today, not in Seattle. Since about the late 60’s the products installed in homes have been forced air furnaces. These are designed for…

Posted in : Air conditioning, Heat pump

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