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Easy DIY Home Energy & Money Saving Tips

Easy DIY Home Energy & Money Saving Tips

Many people do not realize how easy it is to make their homes more energy efficient. And not only is it easy to make your home more energy efficient, it can also save you quite a bit of money. Even better, most of the ways you can accomplish this energy efficiency is through DIY projects. These DIY projects do not require much labor and do not require hiring any specialists to help you do them, so they end up being relatively cheap to get done. Cooking Can Waste a Lot of Energy Conventional ovens are used to cook a lot […]


How HVAC Maintenance Wards Off Allergies

How HVAC Maintenance Wards Off Allergies

Every year, like clockwork, those allergies seem to act up. Did you know that your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system can actually make matters worse if not properly maintained? On the flip side, proper precautions, if taken, can actually help you ward off allergies that can be pesky and tough to get rid of. With allergy season here, you have enough to worry about with pollen and other allergens in the air, which often can send you into a sneezing frenzy. You want your home to be an escape from that, not yet another obstacle. Not only does […]


Start Your Spring Cleaning With HVAC Maintenance

Start Your Spring Cleaning With HVAC Maintenance

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we often seem to have two seasons: summer and winter. The frigid temperatures in the morning require just enough heat to take the chill off. And before you know it, the heat of the afternoon leaves you trying just about anything to escape to cooler temperatures. Yes, heating and cooling here in Vancouver can often be challenging. But right now as the days grow longer, and the flowers burst into color all around us, it’s a challenge we’re willing to accept. It’s spring! And that means the warm days are coming fast. Lazy days enjoying […]


How to Improve Your Home Air Quality

How to Improve Your Home Air Quality

Your home should be a place of refuge, not a place where you’re exposed to indoor pollutants and allergens. Fortunately, we are an HVAC and building performance company based in Vancouver, WA, and understands the importance of your home’s air quality. We have been in business more than 70 years and are eager to share our expertise. Here, we’ll discuss ways to improve and maintain your home’s air quality. One point to remember is that mold tends to grow in areas of moisture. Mold poses health risks for even the healthiest individuals. A 2004 report by the Institute of Medicine, […]


Do Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

Do Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning?

Do your air ducts need cleaning? That depends on the last time you cleaned them, as experts tend to recommend they be cleansed roughly once every five to eight years. That said, there is no conclusive proof that cleaning air ducts has health benefits and dirty air ducts have not been proven to cause dirty air. However, there are many reasons why duct cleaning is a good idea, so it definitely makes sense to have them cleaned every few years. Ducts can get dirty when mold or other filthy materials build up, which can lead to coughing, sneezing, and various […]