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The Ideal Thermostat Temperature All Year Long

  When winter creeps into the neighborhood one frosty mornings, it is tempting for many of us to turn that thermostat up. Likewise, in the heat of summer, we get the urge to crank it down for relief. This is not only a waste of your energy dollar. Extremes in heating and cooling our homes can have other negative effects on our well-being. The question of the ideal thermostat temperature is one that has no definitive answer. It is very much a matter of personal preference. Ideal thermostat settings vary with the season, your household’s composition and lifestyle, and whether […]

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The Benefits of Choosing a Certified HVAC Company

If you are planning to have a new heating or cooling system installed in your home, you have probably already been researching which contractors are the best in your area. You will of course be looking for a reliable choice with solid references that is reasonably priced; but what you should also be looking for is HVAC Certification. While not all HVAC Contractors in Portland are actually certified, there are too many benefits to choosing a certified company to ignore. Before we explain those benefits, however, let’s explain exactly what having an HVAC Certification means. What is HVAC? HVAC simply […]

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How Did People Survive Before AC Units?

  People love their air conditioning. The ability to control the temperature in your home – so that it’s at the comfort level you crave – is incredible. It becomes a necessity in the hotter (read: summer) months however, when the heat is too much to bear. In fact, we’ve grown so used to air conditioned office buildings, climate controlled vehicles, and automated thermostats in our homes that you may wonder how people survived before having an AC unit. What you may be surprised to learn is that our “homes” are usually built out of a necessity to control the temperature. […]

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The 3 Fixes to Common Air Conditioning Problems

  For some homeowners, air conditioning is not a luxury, but a necessity. During the hot sweltering months, the elderly and small children are especially vulnerable. Being too hot can lead to heat stroke, dehydration, fainting spells, fever, and worse. If your air conditioner is not working correctly (or at all), then it’s critical to correct the problem as soon as possible – that’s why we offer 24-hour AC repair services. When an air conditioner suddenly stops working, it may be an easy fix, such as a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker. Or, it could be something more […]

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