How Is an Air Handler Different From a Furnace?

Posted on: March 19, 2020
Both heating and air conditioning are things we all love, and they’re critical to our health and well-being. Unfortunately, most people have little understanding of how these systems work. Sure, you may know that you have a furnace and an air conditioner; you may even know that your furnace burns fuel to create heat. Is that where it stops, though? For most people, that is the extent until something goes wrong. Then, it is a mad dash through websites and videos trying to find answers and solutions. When they finally do call a heating and cooling technician, they are lost[…]

What Is Acceptable Indoor Air Quality?

Posted on: February 20, 2020
The United States has yet to establish a national standard by which to measure indoor air quality in residences. Recently, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, ASHRAE, established Standard 62.2 as a guideline for acceptable indoor air quality in low-rise buildings. At [company name], we follow the underlying principles that inspired Standard 62.2 to help our residential customers in Springfield OR, and surrounding areas achieve a healthier quality of air inside their homes. Strategies for Achieving Better Indoor Air Quality Standard 62.2 was designed to be a common-sense benchmark that HVAC professionals could use when designing[…]

What Does Servicing a Heating System Entail?

Posted on: February 10, 2020
If you want your heating system to be reliable year after year, then you need to have it serviced at least once annually. Before you make the call to schedule an appointment, though, you may be wondering just what’s involved in heating system maintenance. After all, it’s good to know what you’re paying for, even if it is something that’s necessary. To illustrate the importance of heating system service, here is what it entails. Cleaning The first part of a thorough heating system service involves cleaning the interior components of the system. One of the most important components to clean[…]

Why Hiring a Professional Electrician is Important

Posted on: January 20, 2020
You might feel that you can handle an electric problem on your own. Unless you have been professionally trained, this is a mistake that can cost you far more money than you think. Even more importantly, it can threaten the safety of you and your family. Here are the major reasons to hire a licensed electrician. You’ll Ultimately Save Money A professional electrician will reliably and efficiently take care of your problem. People without the necessary knowledge and experience will often buy the wrong equipment, which leads to more problems and costly bills. A licensed electrician has the right equipment[…]

Why Does My Thermostat Click When It Comes On?

Posted on: January 11, 2020
When you set the controls on a thermostat, the temperature should go up and down without any issues. So, why does the thermostat click when you push its buttons? Assuming something is wrong isn’t being overly cautious. Never dismiss anything out of the ordinary with your furnace. If your thermostat clicks, find out why to rule out or discover significant maintenance issues. Clicks, Electrical Relays and Normal Operations A thermostat sends signals to the furnace to run at a particular temperature. If you lower the temperature from 65 to 60, the thermostat sends electrical power to the furnace to do[…]

Home Comfort Resolutions for 2020

Posted on: December 19, 2019
2020 heralds a new year, and people are thinking about making resolutions. Homeowners may look at their HVAC systems and wonder how to improve efficiency. Often, problems exist because necessary steps weren’t taken to address how to improve their home comfort and efficiency. Maybe 2020 should be different. Put Effort Into Improving Insulation Sometimes, your focus should be on improving home insulation. When we worry about the furnace or air conditioning efficiency, we often focus exclusively on the heating or cooling unit. However, high heating and cooling bills could come from troubles with insulation. Performing a necessary audit to figure[…]

The Major Consequences of Not Changing Your Air Filter

Posted on: December 10, 2019
Changing the air filter in a furnace or an air conditioner is not something that you think about often. However, it is essential that you do so regularly to help ensure that HVAC components don’t have damage beyond repair. You’ll Notice Reduced Air Quality Dirt and other debris that your furnace can’t absorb in the air filter may drift aimlessly into the basement or other rooms of your house. In some cases, dirty air will transfer throughout the home through its network of ducts. If you notice that the air in your home has gotten worse in recent weeks or[…]

5 Signs You Need a Furnace Replacement

Posted on: November 20, 2019
Whether you have an oil, gas or electric furnace, the time will come when it needs to be replaced. The following are just five of the most common signs that will tip you off to this need. 1. An Old System The average furnace lasts 10 to 15 years, so it would be good to find out if your system has reached this mark. Of course, if the furnace is running just fine, there’s no point in replacing it right away. Old age combined with some of the other factors below will most clearly signify that replacement is on the[…]

Are Furnace Tune-Ups Necessary?

Posted on: November 10, 2019
Furnace maintenance may seem like a bother, but without it, a long list of issues can occur. Missing just one annual tune-up and inspection can be problematic. Issues can build and become expensive to resolve. Here are a few of the things you can expect when you skip a furnace checkup. Dirty Heaters Blow Dirty Air Dirt and debris are unavoidable problems for heating systems. If the components and connectors aren’t cleaned properly, the dirt can pile up. Your heater is now a fire hazard and a surprise breakdown can happen more easily. On the other hand, hiring a technician[…]

Indoor Air Quality for Homes with Pets

Posted on: October 15, 2019
The Air You’re Breathing understands how difficult it can be to maintain high levels of indoor air quality while having the beloved family pet around. Animals can shed fur and leave dander throughout your home. When these particles become airborne, they can be inhaled and cause a variety of health issues, especially among those who have pet allergies. Taking a few steps around your home can improve the air quality and reduce the effect that pets have on it. Check Your Air Filters Central heating and air conditioning systems are designed to keep the air in your home as clean[…]