Energy Recovery Ventilator: Your Solution to Humidity Control

May 2nd, 2016

Excess indoor moisture is not a huge problem for most Olympia residents. While we are certainly in a rainy state, humidity levels generally stay under 50%, which is the maximum humidity level for comfort. However, this time of year we do certainly experience our share of high humidity. Those days make your home feel uncomfortable, and can also make your air conditioner work harder to cool down your home, meaning that it’s not working as efficiently as it should. Continue Reading

Ground Source Heat Pumps vs. Traditional Air Conditioning

April 25th, 2016

When most people think about heat pumps, they think about their heating capabilities in the wintertime. And yes it’s true, ground source heat pumps are a revolutionary and very reliable source of heating. However, in the summer, these systems have the capability of pulling heat from your home’s air and depositing it into the ground outside in order to provide you with adequate cooling, making ground source heat pumps an excellent alternative to a traditional central air conditioning system. Continue Reading

Are You Regularly Checking and Changing Your Air Filter?

April 18th, 2016

There are many things you can and should do to ensure that your HVAC system functions properly. This includes hiring a professional HVAC technician to inspect, service, and repair your unit as needed. Regular maintenance is also vital to ensuring its efficiency over its lifespan. There is one step you should be handling on your own though, and that’s regularly checking and changing your air filter. Continue Reading

Why Ice Forms on Your Air Conditioner

April 11th, 2016

The days are starting to heat up, and you’re probably going to be using your air conditioner to keep comfortable on a regular basis if you aren’t already. As you start to use your air conditioner more and more often, the added stress may cause problems for the system as the summer wears on. One of those problems is ice. Let’ take a look at why ice forms on your air conditioner, and why it’s a problem. Continue Reading

Consider Installing a Heat Pump This Summer

April 4th, 2016

The weather is starting to heat up, which means that you’re soon going to be relying on your climate control system to keep cool on a daily basis. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, you should take a look at the benefits of heat pumps. Read on to find out more about heat pump systems, and the benefits that they offer. Continue Reading

Common Air Conditioning Problems to Be Aware Of

March 28th, 2016

As the weather starts to heat up, you’re going to start relying on your air conditioner more often to keep your home cool. That means more stress on the system, which means a greater chance of problems developing with it. If you want to make sure that your air conditioner gets through the summer intact, you need to keep an eye out for common problems that the system might develop. Let’s take a look at a few of those common problems now. Continue Reading

How Zone Control Can Make Your Air Conditioning System Better

March 21st, 2016

Summer is fast approaching, and everyone is scrambling to get their homes ready for the hottest months of the year. One popular method for preparing for summer is to schedule air conditioning maintenance. That’s a good idea, but it’s not the only one. If you have a central air conditioner installed in your home, you should consider installing a zone control system to improve it. Read on to find out how a zone control system can make your air conditioner more efficient. Continue Reading

Why You Should Get Your Air Conditioner Checked This Spring

March 14th, 2016

Winter is coming to an end, and while summer is a little ways off the days are already starting to warm up. You may not be using your air conditioner on a regular basis for a little while yet, but that’s no reason to neglect it. If you want to get your home ready for summer you should start right now. Let’s take a look at air conditioning maintenance, and why you should schedule it every spring. Continue Reading

What Happens if Your Furnace Air Filter Isn’t Cleaned Often Enough

March 7th, 2016

Every furnace contains an air filter, which is installed in the return duct for the system. This filter is designed to capture any dust or other debris that might make it into the system and damage it. The filter is quite good at protecting the system, but it must be cleaned every few months in order to remain effective. If the air filter isn’t cleaned or replaced often enough, it can cause major problems for the health of the system. Let’s take a look at what happens if you don’t take proper care of your furnace air filter. Continue Reading

How a Humidifier Can Help You

February 29th, 2016

Humidity is often reviled as a negative thing by people, and it’s sort of an earned reputation. Hot days become considerably less comfortable when it’s humid out, after all. However, a certain amount of humidity is necessary to keep you healthy. If your air is chronically dry, you should actually take steps to correct it. Let’s take a look at what can happen if your air is chronically dry, and how a humidifier can help you. Continue Reading