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Is Cost the Only Incentive for Energy-Efficient HVAC Systems?

For most homeowners, cost savings are among the most important considerations they must make when selecting an HVAC system. That’s not surprising, of course: financial considerations are an everyday reality for the majority of Americans, and it’s these attempts to save a little money that usually get people to start considering purchasing energy-efficient HVAC systems. Other homeowners, however, might still be on the fence, despite the evidence that a more energy-efficient system will save them a good deal of money. After all, there are other considerations, and often, homeowners worry that the costs of installation and maintenance of a new, […]

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How Does Indoor Heating Affect Air Quality?

The temperature has officially started to plummet in Portland. It’s now time to slip on those gloves and hats before you head out the door. But what about when you’re home? You don’t want to stay bundled up indoors, so instead, you’ll turn on your heater. Did you ever think about how this seasonal act is influencing the air quality of your home? This is what you should know when you turn on your indoor heating this year: 1. The Air Will Feel Dryer If you’ve noticed that you’re drinking more water and applying more lotion, you may have naturally […]

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Are Candles Hurting Your Indoor Air Quality?

There’s a reason the candle business is booming. Nothing creates ambiance in a room quite like the unique glow of a candle. In the fall, they can give you the perfect apple pie scent in a kitchen, without actually having to make a pie. And when the weather gets colder in Vancouver, WA, candles can aid in heating your home. But have you ever considered that the candles you’re lighting could hurt the indoor air quality of a room? Any concerns tend to be lost among all the positive things candles can do, but there are a few negatives you […]

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5 Benefits of Aeroseal Commercial Duct Sealing

Air vents and ducts are found throughout nearly every commercial building, whether it’s a business/industry, hospital, lab, or multiplex, such as a high-rise condominium. How effective the temperature control system is depends on the duct sealing. And the more your building uses air conditioning and heating, the more the ductwork expands and contracts, which can lead to leaks. Duct leaks might not be very noticeable or seem like much at first, but they can really add up to become a bigger and bigger problem over time. The negative effects of leaks in your duct system include excessive dust, higher utility […]

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How To Improve the Air Quality in Your Vancouver, WA, Home

Health-conscious people spend a lot of time considering their diet and exercise routines. They take great care to ensure they eat plenty of nutrients, while reducing their intake of unhealthy sugars and sodium. Then they spend hours every week visiting the gym, hoping to stay in the best shape possible. Often, however, these same people don’t take time to consider one of the most important factors in their overall health: air quality. Vancouver, WA, is generally known for having good air quality, however, if you don’t take steps to keep the air in your home fresh and clean, it can […]

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4 Things You Should Know About Air Duct Cleaning in Vancouver

Have you ever thought about the quality of the air inside of your home? It’s not often top-of-mind, until one day you’re vacuuming and you see all the dust particles flying around or your seasonal allergies start to emerge once again or your pet shakes about, and you wonder, is the air I’m breathing healthy? In most cases, it’s not likely unhealthy, but can very often be improved through a number of steps. These can include things like adding in a purifier, leaving your shoes at the door, investing in a whole-house vacuum, regularly bathing your pets, and cleaning your […]

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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, […]

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Top 5 Benefits Of Ductless Heat Pumps

Today’s technology has added more insulation and more green techniques, tightening up a home’s envelope to allow heating load drops at a much faster rate than cooling loads. This has caused an interesting dilemma. When sizing a furnace, heating is not the only consideration when determining which to install. The furnace must also be sized to handle cooling needs, even if it means selecting a model with several times more heating capacity than the load. And in climates where we don’t have excessive drops in temperatures, that can mean the furnace is oversized by 100 percent, 200 percent or even […]

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