5 Reasons Your AC Is Performing Poorly

Posted on: September 21, 2018
If you’re like most homeowners, you depend on your HVAC system to keep your home interior comfortable, and you and other household residents really notice it when the air conditioning system isn’t functioning as it should. Unfortunately, most air conditioner problems seem to occur during seasonal heat waves, which is generally due to units having to work much harder when outdoor temperatures are high. Following are five common problems that cause air conditioning systems to perform poorly. 1. Insufficient Maintenance Units that have not been properly maintained often malfunction when they’re needed the most, so make sure to schedule maintenance[…]

Why Do Air Conditioning Units Freeze Up?

Posted on: September 11, 2018
Nothing is worse than a malfunctioning air conditioner unit during the heat of summer, but unfortunately, that is when problems occur. What can be especially frustrating is when the unit seems to be working and is cooling enough to actually create ice but isn’t dispersing cold air. Simply put, the ice constricts the unit and it is unable to work properly until thawed out. A number of factors can cause the air conditioner to freeze over and stop working. Compromised Airflow The air conditioner relies on a properly designed air flow system in order to function. The heat which comes[…]

The Wonderful Invention of Air Conditioning!

Posted on: August 30, 2018
Getting out of the heat and into a cool space has been the objective, and the pleasure, of the rich and powerful going back to early history. The principles of using air, water, and fans to cool a space were known to ancient Egyptians, Romans, Persians, and Chinese. But during those times, it was something only for rich people and leaders. Fast forward to the early days of the United States and many famous scientists like Benjamin Franklin and Michael Faraday attempted to solve the problem of ‘making winter during summer.’ They managed to discover the basics of an air[…]

What Does it Mean to be NATE Certified?

Posted on: August 15, 2018
When your air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace breaks down, you will most likely search online for an experienced Oregon heating and cooling company to inspect it and fix the issue. But, how do you know that the company you are choosing has experienced and knowledgeable HVAC technicians? In most cases, you will only believe what is stated on the company’s website, and that is it. However, you need to verify whether the technicians are NATE-certified to be sure. What Does NATE Certified Mean? Most people in the HVAC industry are familiar are familiar with the term. NATE is an[…]

Which AC Unit is Best for Your Home?

Posted on: May 21, 2018
An air conditioning unit is one of the most important equipment that every homeowner must own. There are many varieties of AC systems that are created differently to fit different specific situations. They come in several models, brands, and styles, which can make it difficult for you to make a choice. But depending on these factors, most importantly the standard of comfort you want, here is a guide on which AC unit is best for your home: Portable unit If you are looking to cool a specific area in your home, then a portable unit should be your first choice.[…]

Is A Ductless System Right For You?

Posted on: April 30, 2018
When it comes to heating and cooling your residence, there are two key parts: your system needs to work effectively, and it shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. If you’re looking to nail both of these ideas with one system, it’s time to go ductless. A ductless heating and cooling system have many advantages over a traditional system. With the old school air conditioning and heating, air is force cooled and heated through ducts. With a ductless system, air is delivered directly into specific zones of your home or business. This system’s efficiency can save an incredible amount[…]

Does Upgrading Your AC Unit Actually Save You Money?

Posted on: March 30, 2018
Did you know that upgrading your air conditioning unit may actually save you money? Consider these indicators of future air conditioner savings: How often does a repair technician have to come and fix or maintain your system? How high is your utility bill? If both of those numbers are very high, then you could save money by having a new air conditioner installed. Save Money & Energy A new model of air conditioner will be more energy efficient. Air conditioners are evaluated on their energy usage with what is called the SEER rating. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.[…]

What Are Benefits of Routine Maintenance?

Posted on: January 22, 2018
The HVAC system is the ultimate source of comfort in your home. It’s the system that provides heat in your house when it gets chilly outside and the much-needed soothing, cool air during hot summer days. Keeping your home comfortable throughout the year requires a functioning heating and air conditioning system, and for that reason, homeowners need to have routine maintenance performed on their HVAC systems. Furnaces and air conditioners are mechanical devices; they won’t function properly sans regular preventative maintenance exercises. Giving your heating and air conditioning system a tune-up provides excellent home comfort and saves you a lot[…]

Why Does the NATE Certification Matter?

Posted on: December 29, 2017
NATE, North American Technician Excellence, is the largest non-profit organization for HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration) technicians in the nation. Based in Arlington, Virginia, NATE was developed by the HVAC/R industry itself in 1997. Since then it has been the certification organization that the industry supports. Others Train … NATE Tests The certification tests given by NATE represent working, real-world understanding of HVAC/R systems. Topics that are relevant to educators, utilities, contractors, and manufacturers alike are included in NATE exams. These exams were developed by a nationwide panel of experts in the HVAC/R industry. They are precise, knowledge-based, multiple-choice examinations that verify[…]

Heat Pumps vs. Furnaces in Oregon

Posted on: October 5, 2017
There are many options to consider for heating your home. You may think the only choice you can afford is a traditional furnace. But heat pumps shouldn’t be counted out. If you need a furnace installed in Eugene OR while building a new home, or if you need a furnace replaced from normal wear and tear, consider the differences in heat pumps vs. furnaces before you purchase. Furnaces Furnaces run on either gas or oil and are popular in places that have harsher winters. The unit warms your home by having a pilot light heat the forced gas that is pushed[…]