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Prep for Summer with These Home Efficiency Projects

Monday, May 11th, 2020

transparent-home-with-green-grass-and-blue-sky-in-background-efficiency-conceptSummertime is right around the corner, and while it doesn’t get as boiling hot here as it does in other parts of the country, we certainly do get some good use out of our air conditioners. Therefore, don’t you want yours to work as efficiently as possible? Boosting and maintaining AC efficiency is the only way to make sure your energy bills don’t skyrocket this year.

Of course, our #1 efficiency tip for homeowners is always to make sure they’re keeping up on their professional maintenance appointments, otherwise known as tune-ups. During a tune-up, our technicians thoroughly clean your system inside and out, inspect it and check if anything needs adjustment, and look for areas that may need repairs so you can get that on your schedule right away. If you haven’t scheduled your annual AC maintenance session yet this year, it’s not too late! Give us a call today.

In the meantime, read on for some more great tips on boosting AC efficiency.

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It’s Never Too Early to Talk About an AC Tune-Up!

Monday, April 27th, 2020

outside-air-conditioner-unit-with-clipboard-on-topTemperatures tend to stay pretty cool in our area, but if you’ve lived here for very long you know we can be surprised by some fairly hot days in the summertime! Is your air conditioner ready for this change in the weather?

Now is the best time of the year to schedule your air conditioner’s annual maintenance session—or biannual, if you have a year-round heat pump system.

There are a few maintenance tasks you can complete on your own, like swapping out your air filter every 1-3 months and clearing away any obstructions around the outdoor unit. But a full inspection that includes adjusting and cleaning the interior of your air conditioner should be left to the pros.

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How to Tell When You need an AC Replacement

Monday, April 13th, 2020

very-old-air-conditionerIt may not seem like it now, but summer really is right around the corner. Warmer temperatures can and have snuck up on us—is your air conditioner ready? If you’re unsure, it’s time to check and see if your cooling system is, in fact, ready to get you through another warm season.

Maintenance and timely repairs, of course, are key to ensuring this is the case. But what if you have an older system? If your air conditioner is 10-15 years old and you’ve practically run it into the ground, chances are you’ll do better with a replacement rather than a repair.

Unsure? Read on to discover a few methods to determine if you’re in need of an AC replacement.

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When Should You Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

Monday, February 17th, 2020

electrician-working-on-electrical-panelAlso known as the circuit breaker panel, the electrical panel of your home is what controls your entire electrical system—incoming electricity is routed to the different circuits through this hub, and the breakers are designed to shut off circuits if there is a voltage overload.

If you have an aging circuit breaker panel, however, or worse yet a fuse box, chances are that you are very much overdue for an electrical panel. Most circuit breaker panels last anywhere form 25-40 years before they need replacing. This is largely depending on how much the electrical demand of the home has increased, and if you’ve experienced any problems with the panel.

Read on to learn more about how to tell if you need an electrical panel upgrade!

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Power Surges: What You Need to Know

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

power-stripIf your home is like most throughout the Eugene area, then there is more electrical equipment in it than even just a couple of decades ago, right? You likely have multiple devices connected to your power supply at any given time. You likely have a handful of charging stations handling your portable devices, too.

What’s the best way to protect them in the case of a power surge? It’s important to know the answer to this since power surges actually happen all the time (not just when there is a storm) and voltage spikes can and will cause irreparable damage to complex electrical systems.

“Do I really need to worry?” you may be asking, “After all, I have power strips at all of my outlets!”

Here’s the thing—power strips don’t offer the kind of protection your appliances and electrical equipment needs. Whole-house surge protection is the answer. Read on to learn more!

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Buying a New Furnace? Avoid These Mistakes!

Monday, January 6th, 2020

furnace-gas-with-pipesIf the time has come for you to purchase a new furnace, you’re likely tempted to rush to buy the biggest and best you can afford. But we urge you to slow down—just a bit—and consider a few factors first. For instance, did you know that too large of a furnace will be just as detrimental to your comfort and efficiency as a system that’s too small?

This is one of the reasons you need a trained and experienced professional to help you with your purchase. Read on as we uncover some of the mistakes we’ve seen other homeowners make.

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Is Your Furnace Making These Ominous Noises?

Monday, October 28th, 2019

woman-covering-her-earsWith Halloween quickly approaching, and an eerie feeling in the air, it’d be easy to pretend the strange noises you’re hearing from around your home are silly trick-or-treaters outside or even a haunted house—but that’s probably not the source of these noises.

Do the noises coincide with your furnace running? We hate to break it to you, but if that’s the case, then those ominous noises are very likely coming from your heating system.

Strange and unfamiliar noises are often the first sign a failing or struggling furnace gives off. Read on for some of the most common.

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Why You Need a Ductless AC Unit

Monday, September 16th, 2019

hand-holding-remote-to-ductless-air-handlerWhen it comes to heating and cooling your home, wouldn’t it be great if there was an effective way to do so from just one system? Well, there is! A ductless system, also called a ductless mini-split or a ductless heat pump, is becoming the preferred option for a number of homeowners throughout the communities we serve, and for good reason.

They’re great for keeping your home warm in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer. So, if you’re looking to replace your air conditioner and your heater isn’t doing so hot either, consider going ductless!

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Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 19th, 2019

question-mark-badgeSo you’re at the point where you’ve had countless air conditioner repair services. In fact, you feel like you’re best friends with your air conditioning technician at this point. You can’t do this forever though… so where do you draw the line?

Well, our experts can help you decide. If you feel like you just can’t get good service from your air conditioning system anymore, it’s time for you to consult our team. We specialize in all HVAC services in Eugene, OR. We know that the line between repair and replacement can be pretty fine and we can help you decide when it’s time to take the plunge into a replacement project. We can also be by your side every step of the way to ensure that you get the best new air conditioning system available to you.

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An Attic Fan: Your Home’s Greatest Ally

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

We’re not exactly known for our warm weather here in Eugene, but if you’ve lived here for even one summer, you know just how hot it can get. When you think about adding extra power to your air conditioning, your mind probably goes straight to the thought of upgrading your current AC system to a newer model or replacing the system altogether.

We doubt that you’re spending a lot of time in your attic and we really doubt that you’re bringing a lawn chair up there to lounge on a hot summer afternoon. Your attic gets hot during the summer because of the sun beating down directly on your roof. Attacking the heat at the source can cool your entire home down. Contact our team for your attic fan services in Eugene, OR.

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