4 Simple Tips to Protect Your Outdoor Lighting

September 20, 2021

Choosing to invest in outdoor lighting is a great way to enhance the visual appeal of your property at night while also improving safety. However, these lights can be damaged over time due to a variety of reasons. Taking necessary precautions is a great way to avoid many of these problems while helping you to protect your investment. Here are a few tips on how you can protect your outdoor lighting. 1. Choose the Right Location Finding the best location to protect your lights from the elements is worth the effort. You can

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Are You Falling for These 3 Myths About Summer Cooling?

August 17, 2021

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about how to properly use AC equipment. If you’ve fallen for any of these myths, you could end up paying a lot more to operate your system. Here are a few of the myths you’ll want to avoid. Myth #1: Lowering Your Thermostat Cools Faster Most AC systems cool by using single-speed fans, so there’s only one speed at which they can cool. Dramatically lowering the thermostat will not make the system cool faster. Instead, set the thermostat at the proper temperature and allow the unit to cool

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Simple Tips to Quiet a Loud Air Conditioner

July 27, 2021

If your air conditioning unit makes too much noise, it can greatly disturb your peaceful home and interrupt your activities. Excessive noise from your air conditioner can also possibly indicate mechanical issues. Here’s an easy guide, provided by NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning located in Spokane, informing you how to quiet your air conditioner if it is making too much noise, and handle the issues before it grows into something expensive. Build a Soundproof Fence Much like how tall sound walls are built on the sides of highways to prevent nearby neighborhoods from noise disturbance, building a soundproof fence

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How To Keep My Home Cool Without Air Conditioning?

June 6, 2021

Not every home can afford an AC, especially since heating and cooling costs can be quite expensive. But how do you keep your home cool without air conditioning? If you don’t have an air conditioner, here are tips recommended by experts to keep your home cool. 1. Use Your Fans Wisely By using a fan and a bowl of ice, you can create a faux ocean breeze. Fill the mixing bowl with ice or an ice pack. Then, position it at an angle in front of the fan. Turn on the fan, and the air will

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How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 15, 2021

When your Spokane, WA, home needs a new air conditioning system, you’ll have a lot of considerations to keep in mind, and energy and cost efficiency are sure to be chief among them. The more watts that air conditioners use, the higher your electricity bill. It’s also important to choose an air conditioner with the right amount of watts to effectively cool your home. Window and Portable Air Conditioning Units Window and small, room-size portable air conditioning units use 500 to 900 watts of power. The units sized for a room up to 400 square

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 13, 2021

Summers in Spokane, WA are warm, and you’re unlikely to need heating from your gas furnace. Even on a chilly night, your home will retain plenty of daytime warmth to keep you comfortable. For safety and savings, it’s a good idea to turn off your gas furnace in the summertime. Find out how much money you can save and how to go about shutting down your furnace for the summer season. Save Money Older furnaces have pilot lights that are always burning some gas. This constant use of gas adds about $5 to $10 onto your

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How to Prepare for a Power Outage

March 17, 2021

Power outages can happen both in the winter and summer. Heavy rainfalls and strong winter winds can result in power loss, and so can summer storms that prolong power outages in Spokane. Power outages can disrupt communication, utility services, transportation and lead to various problems in the house. Thunderstorms also damage electric poles and other elements, causing a power outage. The most important justice you can do for your family is to adequately prepare for a power outage. Consider these ways to protect your home appliances and yourself from the adverse effects of a power outage. Store

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Can Humidity Cause Electrical Problems Inside Homes?

February 18, 2021

High humidity in your Spokane, WA, home doesn’t just affect your comfort. It can wreak havoc on your wood furnishings, paper, and cardboard items, and even your electrical system. Consider these four ways humidity can lead to electrical problems in your home. 1. Degraded Insulation Excess moisture can degrade the insulation around your home’s wiring. Degraded insulation allows the heat from the flow of electricity to spread where it shouldn’t be. If the wiring overheats, it could start an electrical fire. 2. Corroded Outlets High humidity could lead to corrosion of outlets

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Ways to Avoid Damaging Your Heating System

December 18, 2020

While you may not think about your home’s heating system that often, this can be a big mistake. Many homeowners damage their heating systems by not following some basic rules. Don’t Neglect Maintenance Heating systems are like cars. If they don’t get regular maintenance, they don’t work right and have a shortened lifespan. You need to have yours professionally maintained annually, preferably in the fall. During a maintenance appointment, the technician will clean and inspect your system. They’ll clean critical parts to keep them from failing and ensure that they work

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3 Tips on How to Choose a Furnace for Cold Washington Winters

November 19, 2020

Finding the best furnace for your home isn’t always an easy task. Winter season is fast approaching, and staying warm in Washington is always a top priority. Keeping a few simple tips in mind is a great way to help you find a furnace that best meets your needs without going over budget. Here are three tips to remember to help you choose a furnace to keep you and your family warm this winter. 1. Find the Right Size One of the most important aspects of finding a furnace is to choose the

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