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OREGON STATE TAX CREDITS GONE

We are half way thru the year and just getting into the air conditioning season.  The last thing you are probably thinking about is heat, or at least heating your home.  A lot of us don’t worry about our gas furnace or heat pump until the cold weather hits, which is understandable, except if you wait too long this year, you may miss out on some extra savings.  The Oregon State Tax Credits are scheduled to be gone after December 31, 2017.

Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

The warm weather may finally be sticking around here in Portland, OR.  The sunshine is starting to be more frequent then the rain.  That means warmer temperatures.  Time to start cranking down the indoor temperature and get that air conditioner running.  This is also the time of year where we here at Comfort Solutions start getting a lot of calls on air conditioners that are frozen.

What Does Merv Rating Mean?

You pull out your filter from your furnace because you know its time for a filter change, and you notice it says Merv 8. You go to the store or call your local HVAC to see about getting a filter replacement. You are asked about the size and Merv rating? You may not know that there are several Merv rating and depending on your need your Merv rating may be different the the standard.

Air Scrubber – June Product of The Month

Here in Portland, OR we all dread the flu season and we all want to be at our best. When flu season comes, we hope the flu shot does what it should, or that the next respiratory illness doesn’t strike. Especially for those young and old, or with compromised immune systems, breathing clean air is a must

Key To Choosing an HVAC Company

There are many HVAC companies in Portland, OR and you want to make sure you pick one that is there for you, not your wallet. Any time you are looking for a heating and cooling company to bring comfort to your home, whether it is Comfort Solutions or another company, you may want to check out these tips to ensure that you are getting what you pay for.

What Does SEER Mean?

If you are looking at cooling your home, you may be seeing the word SEER come up a lot in quotes that you are getting, or in the research you are doing. Like many of us, you have no idea what it means. Many sales people don’t spend a lot of time explaining what it means. Instead they sell you the benefits of each unit and may barely touch on how it could help you in determining which air conditioner unit you want.

COOLING TIP

Dirty filters are a frequent source of issues when it comes to your heating and cooling system. Instead of calling an HVAC company first, you may be able to save yourself a little bit of money by checking out your filter.

Kinship House (Portland, OR)

Some of us were fortunate to grow up in loving homes, and some of us could have used the services of Kinship house to help us better understand the circumstances we found ourselves in. No matter what our background, we all want better for the children of today. We have found ourselves grateful for the love of our family and the love of our job. We do not consider Comfort Solutions just another place to work, but a second family. We know how lucky we are and want to pass that on to others.

Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

Here in Portland, OR we have had a couple of days of warm weather. Many of you may have turned on your air conditioner for the first time and noticed a smell. That is the air conditioner smell of mold and mildew coming thru your duct work.

WINDOW A/C VS CENTRAL A/C

Do you have a window air conditioner? Ever wonder what it would be like if you had central air or even if its worth switching? Are you concerned they are costing more than putting in central air?

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NEST THERMOSTAT – PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

NEST Thermostat Our home is like a nest.  We seek warmth there on cold nights, shelter when the Portland rain comes, even cooling when the hot sun is beating down on us.  It is a safe place to raise our children, for others its where we can cuddle up by a fire with our significant [read more…]

MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!

Summer is right around the corner, which means many of you are looking at ways to get cooling into your home. Air conditioner’s are a good option, but it’s not the only option. Instead, see if heat pump, or ductless heat pump will work for you. The good news is if you have been waiting for a reason to find a good time to get some cooling into your home, Portland General Electric has a promotion that could save YOU some money. This promotion starts May 1, 2017 and goes thru June 30, 2017.

Spring Cleaning 2017 – Don’t Forget Your Air Conditioner/Heat Pump Maintenance

Spring is here in beautiful Portland, OR!

Well, as good as its going to get for now. We seem to be continuing to experience cool temperatures and LOTS of rain. Even with that, many of us have already started on spring cleaning. After all, it’s Oregon, and a little rain does not bother us Oregonian’s. So while your cleaning out your closet to get rid of that t-shirt collection that someone in the house thinks is a great homage to every concert they have been to since they were 16, or that treadmill that has just been collecting dust in your garage since the last new year (2016), make sure your air conditioner/heat pump maintenance is on your to do list.

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