Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 5, 2021

The rule of thumb should be to replace your thermostat when replacing or installing a new HVAC system. It’s wise to replace your thermostat whenever you replace the furnace AC unit or heat pump to match the new systems’ improvements and features. The following are some of the signs of thermostat problems that may necessitate replacement. A High Energy Bill You probably need an HVAC technician to replace your thermostat if you notice an unexplained high energy bill in your home. It could be a sign that the thermostat is overworking your heater or air conditioner.

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How Does Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

March 17, 2021

Ductless mini-split systems are an option to heat and cool your home. They have advantages over regular heating systems, such as a furnace and air conditioner. Whether it’s an option for your home depends on a few things. What Is a Ductless Mini-Split System? This system consists of an outdoor unit attached to indoor units via lines filled with refrigerant. There can be up to four indoor units attached to a single outdoor unit. The indoor units can heat and cool your home. In the summer, the refrigerant collects heat and disburses it outdoors. In the

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

February 16, 2021

When you turn on your heater in your home, you expect that the furnace will blow out warm air and increase the indoor temperature. Unfortunately, you realize that your heating unit is blowing cold air. Here are some of the reasons why your furnace is blowing cold air. A Tripped Breaker A tripped breaker can cause your electric furnace to blow cold air. It prevents heat from circulating through your house. Even gas furnaces have an electric starter that ignites the gas burner. If the breaker trips, your furnace may remain on, but the air it

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Does Having Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

January 10, 2021

There are plenty of reasons to have indoor plants. They bring greenery into your life. They reward you with a positive response when you take good care of them. Watering and feeding green indoor plants can even be used to help teach children responsibility. Studies have shown, however, that in a home environment, green plants do little to help clean the air. Indoor Air Testing Mike's Heating and Air in Albany, OR, will test the air quality in your home and make recommendations for improvements. It is an easy, first step for you to take toward better health of

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Ways to Avoid Damaging Your Heating System

December 18, 2020

It can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair or to replace a heating system component. Therefore, it is in your best interest to take proactive steps to ensure that your furnace or heat pump remains in good condition at all times. Let’s take a closer look at how you can avoid damage to these or other related items. Change Furnace Filters Regularly Clogged air filters can cause dust, dirt, and other debris to accumulate on fan blades, motors, or other internal parts. The extra weight that these particles add to these parts may

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Things to Look for When Hiring a Heating Repair Company

November 18, 2020

Not all heating repair companies are the same. There are some things to look for that will save you time and aggravation. Thoroughly Inspects the System Before Starting Repairs A good heating repair company will thoroughly inspect your system before starting to work on your equipment. They’ll find the root cause of the problem, so they know what steps need to be taken to fix it. The technician will explain the problem to you and be willing to answer any questions you may have. Offers Value Instead of the Cheapest Price It’s

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Benefits of Geothermal Heating Systems

October 20, 2020

What Geothermal Can Do for You While geothermal is a relatively new option to heat and cool your home, more people are opting for it these days. They have reasons that range from cost to being environmentally friendly. Here are three benefits of geothermal energy. Your Electric Bill Will Be Lower Geothermal energy will lower your electric bill immediately after it has been installed. Your savings can reach up to 70%. Geothermal does this by pulling the air straight from the ground where it is naturally found. Your system does not need a bunch

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