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How to Choose an Air Filter

You may not give a lot of thought to your home’s air filter. An air filter, with no moving parts, is a little part of a big system, and it doesn’t typically “break down.” But this doesn’t mean that air filters aren’t important -- they protect your expensive HVAC equipment and can improve the quality of your indoor air. Manufacturers generally recommend you change air filters every 2 to 3 months and while you’re at it, you should be considering the type of filter you’re using.

Common HVAC Problems Found During Home Inspections

A home inspection is a necessary part of buying and selling a home. If you’re selling, it’s important to be aware of common HVAC problems so you can avoid citations on your inspection report. According to a study by the National Association of Home Builders, you can expect to get 15 to 20 years out of your HVAC system. Everything needs replacement at some point, but systems that are well-maintained may last longer. However, these are some issues that are commonly found upon inspection.

When is the Best Time to Shop for an Air Conditioner?

The best time to shop for an air conditioner is not when it stops working and cannot be repaired, although that seems to be when most people do it.

UV air purifier – Good for your health

Whether a home is old or new, the air inside becomes stagnant over time.

The water heater option that’s best for you

Are you in the market for a new water heater? There are several things you’ll want to consider – including how much hot water you use, how much you want to pay, and how important energy efficiency is for your budget.

How Using a Fireplace Might Affect Your HVAC

A fireplace is a wonderful addition to any house and can be an effective way to help heat your home if used properly. Unfortunately, the reality is that many homeowners are just burning through their savings, sending their energy bill up in smoke, along with their health.

All About Home Humidifiers

Home humidifiers can save you and your home from the negative effects of unhealthy and damaging over-dry air. You will notice the difference in how you feel when your home has the proper level of humidity. You will feel more comfortable and be able to breathe easier.

Evolution of Modern Home Heating

Technology has changed everything drastically over the last 150 years, including the way we heat our homes. The heating systems of today have come a long way from the days of wood-burning stoves, offering a variety of ways to heat modern homes that are both more economic and more ‘green’.

Moving Checklist

Let’s be honest – nobody enjoys moving. It takes a lot of planning, packing and heavy lifting. However, there are ways to make your move easier and more efficient. First, start cleaning out your house of items that you don’t need – saving you time from packing unnecessary things.

5 Smart Ways to Prepare Your Home for Spring and Summer

The grass is green, the days are getting longer, and it’s time for a little spring cleaning! There’s nothing like the sound of the birds chirping to let you know it’s time to freshen up the house and recover from those winter blues that hit Portland.