What Makes R22 and R410A So Different?

September 13, 2022

Among residential AC refrigerants, R22 or Freon was the norm for many years. However, due to the regulated phase-out of Freon, R401A is the new industry standard. R22 is an ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and R401A is a non-ozone-depleting hydrofluorocarbon (HFC). Due to the extraordinary damages that they cause to the natural environment, many nations intend to eliminate the use of all HCFCs in both the public and private sectors by the year 2030. If you’re facing the prospect of having to upgrade the air conditioner in your Oregon City, OR home due to the increasing scarcity of Freon, you may

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Why Ductless Mini-Splits Are More Efficient Than Central HVAC Systems

August 16, 2022

One of the best ways to control your energy bills and curb your carbon footprint is by choosing the right heating and cooling solution for your Oregon City home. While central HVAC systems are designed to heat and cool all areas of a building uniformly, ductless mini-splits make it possible to customize temperatures in individual zones or rooms. Read on to find out why mini-splits are both more efficient and cost-effective in the long run. Don’t Heat or Cool Spaces You Aren’t Using Ductless mini-splits have multiple indoor air handlers and one or more outdoor units.

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5 Things to Do When Your AC Unit Freezes Up

July 26, 2022

If you have an AC unit in your home, then you know that it can be a life-saver during the summer months. But what do you do when it freezes up? We will discuss some of the most common causes of AC unit freezing and provide tips on fixing the issue. 1. Check the Air Filter A dirty air filter is one of the most common causes of an AC unit freezing up. When the air filter is clogged, it restricts airflow and causes the evaporator coils to freeze. If you suspect your AC unit’s freezing

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Don’t Close the Upstairs Vents to Save on Your Energy Bill

May 17, 2022

You don’t use the upstairs that much, and so you feel that in the heating and cooling seasons, you should close the air vents there for the sake of energy efficiency. Let’s see how this approach can and can’t work in your favor. A Good Idea for Winter In winter, it’s a good idea to partially close the upstairs vents because heat rises. The heat downstairs will help, then, in making the upstairs rooms comfortable without so much assistance from your furnace or heat pump. However, they must not be closed all the way. This is

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