Category: Air Conditioning

Making Sense of Air Conditioner Efficiency Ratings

Air conditioner efficiency ratings are designed to give buyers a good sense of system efficiency, similar to the way a miles-per-gallon rating measures fuel efficiency of cars. It’s good to get familiar with the two different rating systems so you’ll have a better idea of what to expect when considering a new cooling system. Seasonal… Read more

Components of a Cool, Comfortable Home

A number of factors influence how cool your home feels, and you have alternatives to air conditioning. If you choose AC, consider more efficient options. Sealing Air Leaks and Insulating Two of the most effective actions you can take to reduce cooling costs include sealing air leaks and properly insulating your home. These upgrades are… Read more

Home Air Conditioner Types: What Do They Mean for Homeowners?

Are you looking to take the edge off just a few hot weeks each year, or do you need more consistent cooling? Do you need to cool the whole house, or just certain rooms? There are four main types of air conditioners, each with different advantages. It’s always a good idea to consult with a… Read more

Do You Need Air Conditioning in Oregon?
3 Considerations

Is an air conditioner necessary in Oregon? The cost for a new air conditioner starts at about $3,000 and goes up depending on the size of your home and the type of system. You can make a good decision about home air conditioning by considering your climate, your home, and your family’s ability to cope… Danny Kelley May 1, 2017

How to Maintain and Optimize Your Air Conditioner

Basic maintenance and care in operating your air conditioner can go a long way. By doing just two things consistently, you can keep cool efficiently and reliably for years to come. As a Home Advisor with the non-profit Enhabit, I’m here to answer your questions about home cooling. At the bottom of this post, I’ll… Read more

The Best Way to Find an HVAC Contractor in Portland

Looking for a heating or HVAC contractor? Whether you need furnace replacement, or just a tuneup to make your system work better you can turn to Enhabit for advice and contractor matching. Enhabit is a non-profit organization that works only with select contractors in Portland other parts of Oregon. Furnace Replacement and Repair It costs about… Read more