Summer weather is here to stay for a while and temperatures are heating up into the triple digits this weekend! Your air conditioner will be working hard all summer to keep you comfortable and cool. And no matter how hard you try to keep everything clean, air conditioning systems and the connecting ductwork will accumulate dust and dirt over time. Did you know that you should have your ductwork cleaned every few years? If you don’t, debris will build up and this could negatively impact your cooling system’s efficiency.
When your heating or cooling system breaks down, it’s easy to panic and assume the worst. You might think that your compressor blew or even worse, that your whole system is wrecked. But, that’s not always the case. In fact, issues with your thermostat might be the problem. This part of your system is very sensitive and they can break down over time.Read More
With the glorious weather we have had across Oregon these past few days, many of you might be getting the “spring cleaning” bug. Maybe it’s time to clean out closets, dust those hard to reach spots in the house, and pack away cold winter boots and coats. And it’s not too early to start thinking towards the spring month and how you should get on our schedule to get your heating and cooling system checked. Maintaining your equipment means that you can prevent future issues and unexpected costs in the future. Annual check-ups are important and when the warmth of spring and summer hits, your system will need to be at its peak in order to run efficiently and effectively.
Only a couple of days left until Christmas day! Are you ready for it? Families and individuals everywhere are no doubt busy in these final days leading up to the big holiday. There are cookies to be baked, parties to attend, gifts to buy and wrap, and homes to decorate. The Christmas season is full of lots of fun festivities and traditions, but with the running around that we tend to do this time of year, it is often easy to forget what real meaning of the holiday: having a giving spirit! Whether you’re giving to co-workers and friends, or family members or just people you meet in the store or on the street, having a giving spirit is important.
This holiday season it might be easy to stay in your warm and cozy home and take it for granted. Others near you may be struggling to pay the heating bill and we often lose sight of the fact that there are people out there that simply don’t have as much. Maybe you recently upgraded your heating system in your office or home and you love the new benefits of that. This season, remember all of those that are without a warm place to go home to, or a comforting meal to eat around a table with close friends or family. This season when there are all sorts of festivities happening, think about a way that you could help give back to someone in need, whether it’s a friend, family member, or someone in your local community that might need help. Next time you’re at the store stocking up on food for your next holiday get together, grab some extra cans of food and find out how you can donate to your local homeless shelter or food bank. Local organizations around town are inundated with requests for assistance during the holidays, simply because many people can’t afford to eat well.
Or, consider how you can take part in more of a hands-on giving experience, handing out blankets or putting together stockings full of toiletries, snacks, or other essentials that you can hand out to people that you see needing help in the community. There are a lot of great non-profit agencies nearby that collect clothing, diapers, and other materials that are important for families and reaching out and being involved in these types of activities is a great way to spread love and holiday cheer.
Our team at Hybrid wishes you a very Merry Christmas!Read More
The chilly weather is back – and we have even colder months ahead! By now, you’re probably used to layering clothing and coats on yourself to stay warm, but it’s important not to forget to winterize your home – especially your furnace. Your furnace plays a vital role in the cold weather, so be sure that you have it winterized and up to date so it can best tackle the coldness of winter. Not sure what it means to winterize? We’ve listed some helpful tips here on how to get your heating system ready for the winter.
Now that you’re probably using your heating system a little more this autumn, it’s time to start focusing on keeping it maintained and working well. With proper care and regular maintenance, you can ensure that your HVAC system has a long life and operates resourcefully without wasting energy. When you have a furnace system that is working well, you and everyone else in the home will be kept comfortable from extreme temperatures. And the best part – it can even help you save money on your heating bill in the long run!
Why do you need to change your air filters?
Without regular air filter changes, your system begins to work harder and over time, it becomes less efficient. The air flow becomes slow and it takes a lengthier amount of time for your home to heat. This means that there is a waste of energy and you’ll likely see an increase in your energy bill month after month. Further, air filters trap dust, debris, and other pollution and keep it from entering the air that you’re breathing inside the home. This quality of air inside your home is very important and when it is kept clean and free of damaging air molecules, you will live a healthier lifestyle.
How do you know when your air filter needs a change?
You should remember to change your filters every one or two months. Or, if they’re dirty before that, change them. If there is a musty odor that is coming out of the system when you use it, or if you see an increase in your allergy symptoms, it is probably time for a filter change. Keep in mind that if you have pets, you should be even more mindful of changing the system, as the filters can get clogged with dirt or hair. Clogged filters can be very harmful to your HVAC system.
Still unsure if your system needs a filter change? We’re happy to come out and take a look. We’re happy to do the dirty work for you when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your system. Contact us today to request service before the bitter cold of winter starts!Read More
The rain and wind is here and the long, warm days of summer are long gone. Mornings are chilly and evenings are brisk, so that means that it’s time to start preparing for the even colder months ahead. When the heat comes on, are you used to seeing a spike in your utility bill? Is it something that you dread every year? If you’re looking for ways to cut costs and save money, we’ve listed some beneficial tips that can help. And better yet, you won’t have to give up being warm and comfortable.
If you’ve been considering your options on a new furnace system installation, now is the time to act! Getting your new system set up before the severely cold days of winter is a great idea. A ductless heating and cooling system is a perfect solution too! It doesn’t just keep you warm and cozy in the winter months, but it keeps you cool and comfortable during the hot days of summer! A ductless system is affordable and will save you money over time. It’s a great option for homes that don’t have the ductwork for a traditional furnace system. They can be used in all types of spaces!Read More
We had a beautiful summer! Lots of sun, warm temperatures, and plenty of opportunity to get out there and enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest! Summer in Oregon is unbeatable, but when autumn begins, it is perhaps one of the loveliest times of year in this part of the world. The days are getting shorter and chillier. Is your furnace ready for the cool weather?Read More