Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Portland’

What to Know About High-Efficiency Air Conditioning Systems

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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Are you looking to have a new air conditioning installation this spring? If so, you have several choices to make about what type of AC to get. For example, you might decide to have a heat pump put in rather than an air conditioner, which takes the place of both the AC and the heater. If you’re staying with a central air conditioner, you can pick a model similar to the one you currently have, or you may wish to look at the newest high-efficiency models.

Just the words high efficiency are tempting—people imagine a system that will chop down on their bills. But there are some facts to know about high-efficiency air conditioners that will factor into your decision. We’ve got the important low-down on going for high efficiency.

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It’s Spring: Time to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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Although spring started officially last month, we’re only starting to see the warmer weather arrive now, as “official” spring turns into “practical” spring. And when the spring weather arrives, it means that summer heat is not far behind, and you’ll need your AC running to keep the house cool.

You want to make sure your AC system is prepared for the summer, and this point in spring is the best time to arrange for professional air conditioning maintenance with our technicians. We have a special maintenance program to take care of you: The Clawson Customer Assurance Plus Program (CAPP). As a member, you’ll not only receive regular 21-point inspections and tune-ups for your heating and air conditioning equipment, you’ll enjoy other great benefits:

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How We Can Help Your IAQ During Allergy Season

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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Spring is when temperatures start to climb and plants bloom. The first part is wonderful. The second is … sometimes wonderful, but also means allergy season. The pollen count in the air rises as the first warmth starts to spread around and settle in. People who suffer from allergies and asthma can have it rough as the pollen count in the air increases, and hay fever becomes a major irritant.

Obviously, we can’t do anything about the pollen count outside your house, and the best recommendation for what to do to deal with allergy season on a general basis is to ask a physician for advice. However, as indoor air quality professionals, we can help with the air inside your house and manage the many allergens that can make spring much less fun for many people.

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Why Your Furnace Isn’t Warming Up the House Enough

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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You’ve had your furnace for a while, and each winter you don’t have any trouble getting comfortable when it’s running. That’s the way things are supposed to be. 

Now, however, something is wrong. You don’t feel cozy, and you’re layering on blankets. Your favorite long-sleeve shirt isn’t keeping you warm enough, and other folks in the house are complaining that it’s too cold. “Why isn’t the furnace on?” they ask. And you tell them that it is, and they don’t believe you, but the thermostat is set to the normal temperature, and… 

Oh no. The furnace isn’t working right! It’s running, you can feel warm air coming from the room vents, but it’s not enough. Why is it? What’s happening?

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It’s Time to Schedule Furnace Maintenance

Monday, January 11th, 2021
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It was a busy end of the year, so you may have let several important jobs slip through the cracks. Did you remember to arrange to have your furnace professionally serviced with an inspection and tune-up? It’s best to do this in the fall, but if you haven’t done it yet, well, now it’s time to schedule furnace maintenance in Portland, OR!

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Replacing a Heater: What Our Professionals Do for You

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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You’ve had your current heater for many years, and it looks as if it has finally come to the end of its service life. It’s no longer heating up the house the way you want it to, is taking too long, or is leaving many rooms cold. Maybe you’ve noticed the cost to run the heater has been rising, and no repairs or continued maintenance is turning it around. You may have sunk too much money into repairing it, and it no longer feels worth it. Or perhaps it’s just that the heater is old and you’re ready to move on to a newer system with better energy efficiency and features.

So what’s the next step?

It’s to call our technicians to schedule a heating replacement in Portland, OR. We will take care of the entire job, helping you to select the right type of new heating system, and then carefully go through the steps of sizing and installing it. 

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Is Your Home’s Air Quality Subpar? Here Are 5 Ways We Can Help

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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You probably have household indoor air quality that’s lower than you would like. We can guess that based on statistics: low IAQ is a major health concern across the country. Because modern houses are built as airtight as possible to improve home performance, it’s difficult for fresh air to circulate and remove the contaminants that build up indoors. 

There are solutions to poor indoor air quality. We’re specialists when it comes to providing the best indoor air quality services in Portland, OR to local homes. You may not be certain what needs to be done to improve IAQ in your house, but our technicians can find out and then choose the best option for improvements. Below we’ve listed five ways we can make your home’s air healthier, purer, and more comfortable. 

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5 Signs You Need a New Water Heater Installation

Monday, October 19th, 2020
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You pay attention to your heating system during the fall so it can handle the winter weather. But you may overlook another important heating system in your home, one that runs more often than just during the winter. In fact, it runs almost every day of the year. Yes, we mean the water heater. As with your furnace or other central heating system, the water heater deserves attention in the fall. It may operate daily, but it does more work during the winter. 

The big question during the fall when it comes to your water heater: “Do I need to get a new one?”

Let’s examine that question. Below, we’ve laid out five signs of a water heater in the late stage of its career … the last stage. The replacement stage.

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Fall Heating Maintenance Is a Vital Annual Service

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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It’s now fall according to the calendar, although the outside weather may not agree. But no matter how hot it may still be, this is the time of year to schedule one of the most important of all HVAC services—what some would call the most important service. It’s annual heating maintenance from professionals.

We offer heating maintenance in Portland, OR through our Clawson Customer Assurance Plus Program (CAPP). This program provides customers with both air conditioning maintenance (done in spring) and heating maintenance (done in fall), along with many special membership perks.

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Is a Heat Pump a Better Choice than an AC?

Monday, August 10th, 2020
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The answer to this question is similar to the answer to many questions about installing central comfort systems: it depends. When it comes to finding the ideal central comfort system for a house, technicians and homeowners must weigh several factors to make the right final choice.

We can say a few definite things about the choice between air conditioners and heat pumps in Portland, OR to help you narrow your search. But please work with professionals before deciding. It’s our job to deliver the best outcome to your comfort concerns and give you years of worry-free living in your house.

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