Home Air Conditioning and Higher Humidity

July 20, 2022

When summer is incredibly hot and you must run your air conditioning unit more than usual, the humidity level in your home could increase. Humidity is basically how much water vapor is in the air. Your air conditioning unit puts out cold air and therefore cooling water vapor. Our bodies are already at a high moisture level. When the humidity in the home or outdoors is high it doesn’t allow our bodies to cool. Significant moisture in the air creates an uncomfortable living situation. There are ways to regulate the humidity in your home

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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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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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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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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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