Can Furnaces Run Without Filters?

Posted on: November 30, 2018
The short answer is yes, your furnace can run without a filter. But you should NEVER do it. It can damage your heating system and lead to very expensive repairs. It can also lead to higher utility bills. How Filters Work Traditional forced-air heaters take in air through return air ducts and warm it up over a heat exchanger. A blower fan forces the air through the ducts in your home as it branches out to different rooms. The furnace filter does exactly what it says. It filters the air to keep dust, hair, and other contaminants from getting to[…]

Can Heating Systems be Recycled?

Posted on: November 12, 2018
If you have a heating system in your Springfield, OR home that’s reached the end of its useful life, you may wonder what’s going to happen to it when you get a new one. You’ll be happy to know that many older heating systems can be recycled. While it may not be possible to re-use everything, a lot of the pieces and parts can be turned into newer heating systems or other items so they won’t end up in a landfill. Getting a New Heating System Can Help With Comfort Recycling your old heating system and getting a new one[…]

What is Preventative Maintenance?

Posted on: October 25, 2018
There are some routine tasks you can do to minimize energy costs and protect your HVAC system. HVAC system maintenance requires a qualified HVAC technician, with the skills and tools to properly inspect, clean, and repair or replace mechanical parts and wiring. Use this checklist to help professional HVAC systems maintenance. Professional Maintenance Thermostat: Inspect the thermostat for correct calibration Connections: Tighten loose electrical connections, and measure voltage and current on HVAC motors System Controls: Check HVAC system controls to ensure safe and proper operation Condenser Coils and Evaporator: Clean soiled coils that can cause equipment to run excessively, which[…]

Top Reasons to Schedule Furnace Maintenance Before Winter

Posted on: October 10, 2018
With winter on the way, now is a good time to set up maintenance for your furnace. Having routine maintenance done before you start cranking up the heat helps ensure that your furnace stays in excellent condition all winter long. Learn more about why you should schedule this service. Lower Your Heating Bills When it gets cold out, you can count on your heating bills going up as you rely more on your furnace for warmth. Having maintenance done before winter can help reduce your heating bills throughout the season. Routine furnace maintenance ensures that your heating system is ready[…]

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[…]