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Have you gone over your home safety checklist? - Safe Home - Building Safety Month

Home Safety Checklist for Building Safety Month

by Daniel Estevao on May 12, 2017

May is National Building Safety Month. As we transition into the warmer months, it’s important to be aware of some of the main hazards in and around the home, including your air conditioning and HVAC system. Home safety is our #1 priority at Pacific Heating & Cooling. Here is a home safety checklist you can […]

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How to Prevent HVAC Electrical Problems | Electrical Safety Month

by Daniel Estevao on May 5, 2017

May is National Electrical Month! Each year the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), a non-profit organization committed to promoting electrical safety in our homes, schools, and businesses, puts together a national campaign to save lives and educate citizens. The theme for 2017 is “Decoding the NEC to Prevent Shock and Electrocution.” This annual campaign offers […]

What goes into professional HVAC design?

The Four Main Areas of Whole-Home HVAC Design

by Daniel Estevao on April 28, 2017

If you have a central HVAC system, which you probably do, it’s important to know basic HVAC design principles. Choosing the right size unit to fit your home’s needs is just as important as choosing the right HVAC contractor to install it. Learning how to adjust the thermostat and getting your air ducts sealed and […]

Why You Should Clean Heat Pump Condenser Coils

by Daniel Estevao on April 14, 2017

If you’re going to pick one home improvement project this spring, it should be cleaning your heat pump condenser coils. The best way to maintain your HVAC unit is to ensure that it isn’t dirty. A good coil cleaning will increase energy efficiency, indoor comfort, and utility bill savings. Regular maintenance of your heating and […]

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What is Passive Heating and Cooling?

by Daniel Estevao on April 7, 2017

Last week, we published a blog on how to landscape your home for energy savings. In the same spirit of Earth friendliness and home comfort, we’re sharing some of the best passive heating and cooling tips for an energy-efficient house. What is passive heating and cooling? While homes today are a lot more energy efficient than […]

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HVAC Myth vs Fact | Don’t Be Played for a Fool

by Daniel Estevao on March 24, 2017

April Fools’ Day is best known for its hoaxes and practical jokes. But myths, misconceptions, and outright falsehoods get spread every day of the year. As a homeowner, you probably get bombarded with lots of tips and tricks for the home. With this flood of information, sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. But […]

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9 No-Cost Ways to Green Your Home

by Daniel Estevao on March 17, 2017

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! If you’re looking to lower your household’s energy use, what better time than St. Patrick’s Day? Spread some of that green to your home and tip your hat to the environment with our easy, no-cost ways to green your home (and your wallet). 1. Install and Set Programmable Thermostat There are […]

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How to Prevent Hot & Cold Spots | Alternatives to Closing Vents

by Daniel Estevao on March 3, 2017

Do you have hot and cold spots in your home? If so, you may have tried blocking some vents in order to direct airflow to more needed areas. We’ve been over the reasons why it is a bad idea to block your vents and registers at home. While you may think you are creating “HVAC zones” […]

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3 Easy Ways to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs

by Daniel Estevao on February 24, 2017

Who doesn’t want to save money and energy? Here are 3 of the easiest (and cheapest) ways you can make your home more efficient and cut heating and cooling costs all year. If you go over these simple steps, you can easily cut your annual HVAC bill by up to 50%! That translates to hundreds of extra […]

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What to Do About Critters in Your HVAC System

by Daniel Estevao on February 17, 2017

As you probably know, animals and HVAC systems don’t mix very well. While you may have been lucky so far, you’d be surprised to find out how many different kinds of critters our technicians have found in HVAC systems—everything from snakes and rats to birds and bats. If you think there’s a critter creeping around your ductwork […]