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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Why are humidifiers used more in heating than cooling?

October 20, 2020

Are Humidifiers More Important When Heating or Cooling a Home? A humidifier can be used year-round to handle unpleasant dryness inside your home. However, you may find yourself reaching for a humidifier more in winter. In fact, humidifiers are so important for heaters that many heaters come with a built-in humidifying component. There are a few key reasons for why humidifiers are used alongside heaters more frequently than air conditioners. Humidifiers Fix Dry Winter Air Heaters are typically run when it is cold outside, and this is also the time of year when humidity

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How Your HVAC System Affects Your Home’s Resale Value

September 18, 2020

An HVAC system does many important things for homeowners, and maintaining the interior temperature is an obvious duty. An efficient system could even keep energy costs down. There’s another element a well-running HVAC system brings to the table: it might help the home’s resale value. Buyers look at many items when pricing a home. They will doubtfully overlook the HVAC system’s positives or drawbacks. Buying a Home and Inheriting the Costs When purchasing a new home, the buyer also procures the heating/cooling system inside of it. If the unit is relatively new, that could be a

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How to Ensure an HVAC Company is Reliable

April 16, 2020

Your heating and cooling system will need regular repair and maintenance. Therefore, you will want to be in contact with HVAC contractors who can offer much-needed heating and cooling repair services. However, not all companies should be entrusted with one of the most expensive electrical systems in your home. Here are three factors that you should consider to determine if an HVAC company is reliable. Read Online Reviews With the emergence of technology, it has now become easier for customers to learn more about a company. Online reviews are allowing potential customers to learn from the

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When to Replace Your HVAC System

December 27, 2019

To repair or replace, that is the question that likely comes to mind whenever your heating or cooling system stops working as it should. Although repairing may be the most affordable solution now, it might not be the best choice in the long run. Factors to consider: Fifty Percent Rule When the cost of repairs approaches 50% of the value of your heating or cooling system, it’s generally time to replace the system. Age Even if needed repair costs aren’t quite as daunting as 50%, you might want to

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