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Savings DIY Project: How to Seal Air Leaks with Caulk

Article Found on Energy.gov Air leaks can waste a lot of your energy dollars. Whether leaks are letting hot air inside during the warmer months or letting in drafts during the cooler season, one of the quickest energy- and money-saving tasks you can do is caulk, seal and weather strip all cracks and large openings to the outside. Air […]

Humidifiers and HVAC: What You Need to Know

Article Found on Modernize Too cold at home? Turn the temperature up! While it’s easy to think of heating and cooling as a simple matter of measurements on the thermostat, the truth is that your home’s humidity (or lack thereof!) plays a huge role in how comfortable you wind up feeling. It may sound a bit […]

How Your Home’s Foundation Affects Heating and Cooling Costs

Article Found on Modernize When most of us talk energy efficiency, we’re thinking about the things inside the home: the washer and dryer that could stand to use a little less energy, or the heating unit that’s been hanging around since the 90s. And these projects certainly make a difference—for instance, a higher rated HVAC system can save […]

How Do Air Conditioners Work?

Article Found on Modernize Air conditioners are home appliances used to cool or condition the air inside of your home. They work the same way a refrigerator works to preserve your perishable food items. The difference between the two is that instead of cooling an insulated box, an air conditioner cools the air contained within […]

TOO HOT, TOO COLD, OR JUST RIGHT? Ductless vs. Central Heat

Article Found on MitsubishiComfort.com HVAC aficionados aside, most of us aren’t too concerned, or thrilled, with our furnace’s inner workings—at least until something goes wrong, when that mysterious ka-thunk in the basement could transform a perfectly relaxing evening into a one-way conversation with a blower fan. Knowing how your system works gives you a leg up […]

Dine at T9

“Anyone know a good HVAC professional that would enjoy trading some expertise for delicious tacos and margaritas?” Back in July, on a particularly hot night, the air conditioning unit at Portland’s Taqueria Nueve decided to give out. It was Saturday night and the customers were sweating alongside their margaritas- the owners were forced to shut […]