5 Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

5 Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

With the increase in the cost of living in the US, this is a big topic of conversation in every home and so many people have found unique ways to cut back on their energy use in their homes. What are some easy things we can do to cut back?...

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Which is the Cheapest Energy and Why

We are all after the cheapest energy and a deeper understanding of why it is cheaper and how we can apply it to our own livelihood. Renewable energy is said to be the cheapest alternative using technology like wind and solar. There is some information coming out that the cost...

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How to Determine the Number of BTUs You Need

How to Determine the Number of BTUs You Need

When it comes to heating or cooling your home there is more simply hitting the button on your thermostat and enjoying the benefits of the comfortable temperature. Determining the number of BTUs needed for your space is a key element in ensuring that your heating or colling system is going...

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Benefits of Changing Your Air Filter Regularly

It’s no secret that changing your air filter is a common maintenance item when it comes to your heating or cooling system, however, oftentimes you may be unaware of the “why” behind the seemingly routine maintenance task. While there are multiple befits to changing your air filter regularly, here are...

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How Many Bids Should I Get Before Choosing a New HVAC Company?

Getting multiple bids when it comes to any type of home improvement is a vital key in ensuring that you are working with the best professional in the industry and this is also true when it comes to either installing, servicing, or repairing your HVAC system. Oftentimes, homeowners are trying...

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MERV-8 or MERV-13 Air Filters, What’s Best?

MERV-8 or MERV-13 Air Filters, What’s Best?

Sometimes even the simplest tasks can be the most beneficial, and this is especially true when it comes to replacing your HVAC air filters. Air filters act as a barrier and pending on the exact filter you use in your HVAC; many can even help block viruses and help keep...

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Should I Build a Cover for my Air Conditioner?

Should I Build a Cover for my Air Conditioner?

Building a cover for your air conditioner seems like something that could boost your curb appeal and help hide the not so visually appealing AC unit. While many covers can indeed help hide the unit from guests that may be enjoying your backyard, there are a few risks by doing...

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My Air Conditioner is Leaking, What Now?

So, you found a leak in your air conditioner. Should you be concerned? Unfortunately, there is no simple black and white answer to this question as the leak could be caused by a number of different some things, some of which are normal, others that may require servicing or repair...

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What is an HVAC?

What is an HVAC? While for many, this may seem like a silly question, this couldn’t be further from the truth. For many first-time homebuyers, sometimes even the simplest questions are the ones that need to be asked in order to fully understand your new home, the equipment within, as...

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What’s the Most “Efficient” Temperature to Keep Your Home?

The great debate among many homeowners is simply what temperature you should keep your home’s thermostat to ensure your home is both comfortable, but also efficient. In a perfect world there would be a magic number, and everyone would keep their thermostat at the perfect temperature, however, there are a...

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What Happens if I Don’t Clean my Air Ducts?

When did you last clean your air ducts? It isn’t uncommon for both homeowners and renters to try and save money when and where they can, however one thing you should never skip is cleaning your air ducts. When you have elements of your home that are often out of...

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When Should You Service Your Air Conditioning Unit?

When Should You Service Your Air Conditioning Unit?

When Should You Service Your Air Conditioning Unit? Living just about anywhere in the thick of summer means having a working AC unit is even more crucial. No one wants to be stuck without a functioning unit to keep them comfortably cool when the sun is out, and the humidity...

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Do Heat Pumps Work on Natural Gas?

Do Heat Pumps Work on Natural Gas?

If you’re switching out a furnace to a heat pump you probably have a lot of questions. For instance, do you have electricity, natural gas, or propane? These different energy sources will require a different type of heating and cooling source. So it’s important to talk about the most common...

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Additional Home Inspections Buyers Should Consider

Additional Home Inspections Buyers Should Consider

While most of the world is waiving home inspections with the fling of their hand and jumping into the real estate world anyway, home inspections are still a crucial part to understanding your property and the life of the home. The structural integrity of a home is paramount and although...

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What Should I Do if I Don’t Have Ductwork for a Furnace?

What Should I Do if I Don’t Have Ductwork for a Furnace?

For many years, the traditional way of heating and cooling one’s home involved systems that required ductwork. That trend, however, is increasingly going away. Many homes being built in this day and age are forgoing the inefficiency and inconvenience of ducts. Modern technology has transformed the way homes are heated...

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Can I Use UV Lights in My HVAC System?

Can I Use UV Lights in My HVAC System?

Can I Use UV Lights in My HVAC System? Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, also known as HVAC, is one of the most popular methods of heating and cooling buildings and average-American homes across the United States. For many years, HVAC has brought comfort to many during the warm summer...

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5 Great HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Owners

If you’re like a lot of Portland homeowners, you probably have a pet or two. Maybe it’s a dog and cat, several dogs, or several fluffy felines. But, all of that pet hair and dander can wreak havoc on your HVAC system unless you take some preventative maintenance steps. Here...

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Does My Heat Pump Have a Leak?

Does My Heat Pump Have a Leak?

Does My Heat Pump Have a Leak? Heat pumps can be one of the most efficient ways to heat your house but sometimes they can need servicing. If you find that there is water dripping from your heat pump you may have a leak. Heat pumps, similar to HVAC systems,...

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How does a Heat Pump Actually Work?

How Does a Heat Pump Actually Work?

As you’ve scoured through different systems to heat and cool your home, you may have come across the heating pump. While you may not immediately think of a heat pump being able to cool your home, that is, in fact, what they can do. How does it work? Let’s discuss!...

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How Many BTUs Do I Need to Run a Heat Pump?

How Many BTUs Do I Need to Run a Heat Pump?

One of the great ways to efficiently heat and cool your home is by owning a heat pump. Not only is a heat pump able to use energy to properly heat your home, but it can also use that same energy during the summertime to cool your home and use...

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