Common Causes Behind AC Water Leaks

May 19, 2022

Traditional air conditioning units produce condensation as they cool your home. Your AC has a built-in draining system that should securely remove the water. However, your home can still experience leaks when something goes wrong in the system or an essential component hasn’t been maintained. Here are the most common causes behind AC water leaks. Improper Installation Window units need to be tilted slightly backward to ensure the water moves out of the system and away from your home. If the unit is completely level, the moisture inside could overfill your overflow pan. You also need

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How to Install a Smart Thermostat

April 15, 2022

How to Install a Smart Thermostat Installing a smart thermostat is a great way to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. Many are designed to be a do-it-yourself installation project. You should make sure the thermostat you’re planning to buy is compatible with your heating and cooling system. Turn Off Your HVAC System Turn off your HVAC system at the breaker panel. It may require flipping multiple breakers. The breaker panel should be labeled. Remove the Faceplate You need to first remove the faceplate, which should easily pop off.

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Is Your AC Unit Ready for Spring? Consider These Steps

March 17, 2022

It’s close to springtime, and you’ll want to ensure that your air conditioner is up to the task of cooling your home for the next several months. To that end, you can tackle the following small jobs. Replace the Air Filter Every homeowner should at least replace the air filter. It’s usually located in the indoor air handler or return vent. A dirty air filter can wear out an AC by making it struggle harder to circulate the air. Every three months is the recommended frequency for filter replacement, but you’ll have to do it more

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3 Steps to Extend the Life of Your Furnace

February 17, 2022

Your furnace works hard to keep your home comfortable, but it can only take on so much wear and tear before starting to decline. If you aren’t careful, you could find yourself needing to pay a giant bill to have a new heating system installed. However, if you commit to the proper habits and furnace upkeep routine, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy several extra years of reliable heating. 1. Scheduled Tune-Ups Your furnace needs regular professional maintenance to stay healthy and continue performing at peak levels. During a tune-up, your technician will clean the furnace

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The Link Between Damaged Ductwork and Home Comfort

January 13, 2022

At NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning, we help customers in the Spokane area keep their homes comfortable in every season. We are experts in the complete care of heating and cooling systems. However, there is one component of your home comfort equipment that you may not think about too often. Your ductwork guides treated air to the proper zones, and a problem in your ducts can compromise the whole system. Dust and Ducts There is always some dust floating around your home. The air filters in your system remove some of the larger particles before they

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Furnace, Air Conditioning, and HVAC Code Overview

December 20, 2021

As a property owner, it’s important that the equipment in your home is safe and properly installed. To ensure that this is the case in all homes and businesses in a certain area, local municipalities will typically put into place a specific set of rules that will outline how a new installation should be completed and what is needed for repairs and maintenance. These codes are reviewed every few years, and changes are made when necessary. Older homes don’t need to constantly have work done to keep up with the changes. Old work is generally grandfathered in.

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5 Efficiency Heating Systems to Heat up Your Home in Winter

November 20, 2021

If you live near Spokane, WA, and you’re considering your heating options this winter, we’re here to help! We’ll briefly cover what kind of heating systems are available to you and what you should keep in mind before making your decision. 1. Central Heat Central heating is the best option if you have a reasonably wide-open floor plan. Central heat comes with two main advantages. One, it’s available throughout the year and not just during freezing temperatures. And two, it keeps your living area toasty warm at all times of the day. Central heat systems are

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Tips to Find Your Optimal Sleep Temperature

October 20, 2021

The last thing you wish to experience is a night of restless sleep. Your home’s temperature can affect your sleep. Night sweats, trouble falling asleep, regular waking, and low-quality sleep may be caused by the temperature in your home. With a slight temperature adjustment, you can sleep soundly. But when setting the thermostat, how do you identify your optimal sleep temperature? Determining the Perfect Sleep Temperature According to medical experts, the perfect sleep temperature range falls between 60 and 72 degrees. Why such a broad range? Everyone’s optimal temperature differs. Experts at NORCO Heating & Air Conditioning recommend that you

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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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