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DIY for the Holidays: Christmas Cards, Cocktails, and Dessert

by Daniel Estevao on December 2, 2016

With the holidays just around the corner, we thought you might find these Christmas cards and recipes helpful. Homemade cards and meals are the best way to show your loved ones that you care. Get in the festive DIY-spirit with these creative cooking and craft ideas. DIY Projects Christmas Cards DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHRISTMAS CARD! We […]

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Holiday Safety Tips | Christmas Tree, Candle & Heating Safety

by Daniel Estevao on November 25, 2016

We all have fond memories of the holiday season watching football, gorging ourselves, and laughing with friends and family. Many of us also have memories of a holiday disaster, whether from a home fire, a fallen tree, a burst pipe, or worse. In order to spend more time doing the things you enjoy and less […]

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Thanksgiving Cooking & Fire Safety from Pacific Air Systems

by Daniel Estevao on November 18, 2016

During the holidays, the kitchen truly becomes the heart of the home, but don’t forget that the heat is on! You are three times more likely to have a house fire on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year! It’s important to prepare for the possibility of accidents, especially when there are more people […]

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How Zoned HVAC Improves Comfort and Gets Rid of Cold Spots

by Daniel Estevao on November 12, 2016

Is the temperature perfect in the bedroom but freezing in the living room? Here are some common causes for hot and cold spots in the home: Most homes have multiple floors, and as we know, heat rises. This tends to make the upper levels warmer than the lower levels. In rooms with a lot of […]

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10 Ways to Stay Warm and Comfortable While Saving Money

by Daniel Estevao on November 4, 2016

Staying warm and cozy during the winter season can be easy and cost effective if you know the right tricks. Instead of hiking up heating costs, find energy efficient alternatives to heat your home. Here are 10 winter hacks to help you stay warm and cozy without breaking the bank: 1. Insulate Doors and Windows […]

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Carbon Monoxide Hauntings | CO & Furnace Safety

by Daniel Estevao on October 28, 2016

Many apparent ghost and haunted house stories can be traced back to a carbon monoxide leak. Before the many dangers of CO poisoning were known, the effects of CO poisoning were often attributed to ghosts and supernatural spirits. In fact, a Halloween episode of This American Life from 2006 recounted a haunted house story that turned out […]

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Furnace FAQ | Answers to Maintenance, Repair & Replacement Questions

by Daniel Estevao on October 21, 2016

It’s the season of hayrides and pumpkin spices lattes, which means that homeowners will soon be relying on their heating systems to keep warm and toasty. Unfortunately, your home’s furnace has been lying in the dark, out of sight, out of mind all year. Instead of waiting until the dead of winter, take some time now to […]

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Smoke Alarm & Heating Safety Tips for National Fire Prevention Week

by Daniel Estevao on October 13, 2016

The theme for this year’s National Fire Prevention Week is smoke alarms, specifically “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” Smoke alarms have been the theme for three years in a row: 2014 – “Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month” 2015 – “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep. Every […]

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EPA’s R-22 Refrigerant Phaseout and What It Means for Homeowners

by Daniel Estevao on October 7, 2016

The refrigerant in your air conditioning or heat pump system is responsible for absorbing and releasing heat to and from your indoor and outdoor units. The type of refrigerant you use depends on how your HVAC system was installed. Most air conditioning and heat pump systems use R-22 refrigerant (known by the brand name Freon®). […]

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What is a Variable Speed Air Handler and Why You Might Want One

by Daniel Estevao on September 30, 2016

Although HVAC systems haven’t seem to have changed much over the years, you might be surprised to find out about all of the technological improvements that have been made. These enhancements go hand-in-hand with new standards and requirements made by the U.S. Department of Energy. One of the biggest technological improvements that have led to […]