Pros and Cons of Owning a Whole-House Humidifier

Posted on: June 7, 2022
Do you sometimes wake up on an otherwise beautiful morning to dry air, noisy cupboards, an itchy neck, and static garments? If you answered yes, then your home probably needs a humidifier. Perhaps you’ve used a room diffuser before, but have you ever considered a whole-house humidifier? If you’re unsure of what these whole-house humidifiers offer, read on to find out if they’re the right choice for you. How Does a Whole-House Humidifier Function? A humidifier is a device that increases humidity in your home when the airflow inside and outdoors becomes too dry. Often, they are small freestanding units[…]

How to Determine the Right Size HVAC System

Posted on: May 20, 2022
Whenever installing a new HVAC system or replacing your old furnace or air conditioner, it is essential that you get the right size of equipment for your home. If your furnace or AC is too small, it won’t be able to properly heat or cool the entire home. As a result, the system will need to run more frequently, which creates higher energy bills and increased wear and tear on the equipment. If the equipment is too big, it will also cost you more both in terms of energy usage and increased purchase and installation costs. With these possible downsides[…]

MERV vs HEPA Filters: Understanding the Difference

Posted on: April 15, 2022
Air filters are a vital part of any HVAC system. The filter’s primary purpose is to trap airborne particles to prevent them from possibly damaging your furnace, air handler and other HVAC equipment. However, there are also higher-rated filters that can trap bacteria, chemical pollutants and other airborne contaminants and thus improve indoor air quality. Most HVAC air filters are rated using the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) scale, but you can also find a number of HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters for use in certain situations. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the differences between the[…]

HVAC Upgrades That Can Improve Your Home Equity

Posted on: March 14, 2022
A home is the biggest investment a person will ever make, which makes it essential that you take steps to preserve or increase your home’s value. Home equity is obviously hugely important when it comes time to sell your home, and most real estate agents will recommend that you make some changes or upgrades before selling to ensure you get the most out of your property. The only issue is that it’s difficult to determine what type of upgrades will actually pay off. Things like bathroom or kitchen remodels may pay off, but there is no guarantee that they’ll increase[…]

Is an Air Purifier a Good Choice for My Home?

Posted on: February 15, 2022
Maintaining clean air in your home may require a bit of planning and investigation to get the result you want. Air purifiers offer a convenient way to reduce the amount of dust and debris in your indoor air. But how does it accomplish this, and why is an air purifier important? Benefits of an Air Purifier Air purifiers can provide fast relief from polluted indoor air. They can be purchased as a portable device, which means that they’re fairly easy to move from room to room. They can also be larger and designed to work as a whole-house purifier. Whole-house[…]

How To Prevent Carbon Monoxide Leaks in Your Furnace

Posted on: January 12, 2022
The furnace is an important part of your home. It provides you with heat and comfort throughout the cold winter months, but it can also be a safety hazard. There are many different things that could go wrong with your furnace, one of the most common being carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide leaks can be very dangerous and should not be taken lightly. As a homeowner in Springfield, Oregon, you need to know how to prevent carbon monoxide leaks in your furnace. Here are a few tips to follow. Change Your Air Filters Regularly One of the easiest ways to[…]

Preparing Your Heating System for Winter in Springfield, OR

Posted on: November 17, 2021
Oregon has some pretty serious winter weather. Preparing ahead of time can help make sure you don’t freeze during the worst of it. If you’d like to feel more secure, inspecting your heating system is a great idea. That way, if you find any issues, you’ll be able to fix them sooner rather than later. Here’s an easy process to check your heating system at home. Inspecting the Thermostat First, it’s time to inspect your thermostat. Set it on “Heat.” A working thermostat should kick on the furnace right away. Once it’s on, stand next to the vents. As long[…]

4 Tips for a Healthy and Efficient Furnace

Posted on: October 20, 2021
With the cold winter months upon us, upgrading to a brand new furnace can be an excellent way to make sure your household stays warm and cozy. However, if you want your new furnace to not only do a good job of heating your home but also work for a long time and help save you money, you need to make sure that you’re taking proper care of it. To help you keep your new heating system running smoothly and efficiently, here are four crucial tenets of proper furnace upkeep. 1. Regular Maintenance At least once a year, it’s strongly[…]

Instructions for Re-lighting a Furnace

Posted on: September 22, 2021
When the temperatures drop in the winter, it can be so nice to turn up the heat and get cozy at home. When you have no heat, however, things can get uncomfortable pretty quickly. There could be many reasons why your furnace is not working, but a common reason is that the pilot light has gone out. It may have gone out because of a draft or some type of malfunction. It’s usually quite simple to re-light the furnace. This means that you probably won’t have to have a professional come out and take a look. Below, you’ll find instructions[…]

Tips For Making Your AC Run Efficiently

Posted on: August 3, 2021
If you have an air conditioning system in your home, you know that it can be expensive to run. The best way to combat the high energy bills is to make sure that your system is running as efficiently as it possibly can. We’re going to share with you some great tips to ensure that your system is running to its best ability. Keep Your Vents Open Each room throughout your home has vents that are attached to the ducting. This is how the air flows in and out of your air conditioning system and cools down your home. It’s[…]