Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

Do My Air Ducts Really Need to Be Cleaned Regularly?

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 11, 2017 12:30:00 PM

You want your home to be safe and comfortable at all times, and this can largely depend on the temperature and quality of air in your home. If you're among the many who easily get allergies or colds from outside irritants, the last thing you want is airborne dust or debris in your home to make things worse.

While cleaning your air ducts may seem like an obvious solution for improving your indoor air quality, it may not be necessary or very helpful at all. Use this article as a guide to help you determine whether you should have your air ducts cleaned or look for a different solution to improve your home's air quality.

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Topics: heating and cooling, indoor air quality

How to Get Quality Service from Your Heating and Cooling Company

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 7, 2017 10:40:00 AM

When it comes to your home, you want to ensure that you’re always getting the best service available. However, some HVAC companies up-sell their products and services to unsuspecting homeowners, and this can be problematic beyond just the price tag. You want to rest easy knowing that your heating and cooling system is working its  best and will continue to do so for years to come. With this guide, you’ll learn how to work wisely with your HVAC company to get the quality service you expect!

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Topics: heating and cooling

How Should I Add Cooling and Heating to My Home Without Ductwork?

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 29, 2017 1:44:00 PM

In some instances, it's impossible to add new ductwork to a building, but that doesn't mean you have to live without quality air conditioning or heating! Modern options that can bring air into your home without expensive renovations or retrofits are available today, and they can work just as well as (or better than!) central units that rely on extensive ductwork to transport air.

Today, you’ll learn how to get high quality air conditioning and heating into your home or apartment without adding intrusive ductwork.

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Topics: heating and cooling, ductless systems

Top 10 Heating Tips for Fall

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 21, 2017 12:19:00 PM

The transition from summer to fall can be a magical time. With orange leaves scattering the streets and hot chocolate appearing on the menu, fall can be a great time get cozy and relax. However, comfort can also be pricey if you don't keep your heating system in check. With these 10 tips, you’ll be able to efficiently heat your home this fall and winter without insane costs or difficulty!

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Topics: heating and cooling

Has Your Thermostat Been Lying to You? Find Out.

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 14, 2017 8:52:00 AM

Your thermostat is an essential part of your home, and it's important to know that you can trust it to work reliably. A faulty thermostat will misreport the temperature, which can run up your electric bill. Plus, if your thermostat is giving false information or not working at all, you’re putting your family's comfort at risk during the hot summer days and cold winter nights.

In this article, you’ll learn how to check your thermostat for accuracy, when to call a professional, and information about modern, smart climate control technology.

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Topics: heating and cooling, air conditioning

How Can Humidity Levels Affect My Health?

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 7, 2017 6:38:00 PM

Humidity is the amount of water vapor or water molecules in the air. If the humidity level in your home is too high or too low, numerous issues can arise. Keep your indoor air quality in check during the summer, when there's often more humidity in the air, and during the winter, when it can be very dry, so you can breathe and live more comfortably.

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Topics: indoor air quality

Red Flags Telling You It’s Time to Repair Your Air Conditioner

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 30, 2017 9:19:00 AM

Wondering if your air conditioning system needs to be repaired? Waiting too long to call your HVAC technician could put your home and your family in harm's way, damage your cooling system, or at the very least, leave you uncomfortable. If you notice any of the following signs, consider them red flags telling you it's time for a repair!

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Topics: air conditioning

Aspen Heating and Cooling Tips—Summer Edition

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 22, 2017 10:01:00 AM

Today, we'll cover what you should look for when choosing a new heating and cooling contractor and what to consider when it's time to replace your system. It’s important that you're aware of your options and know what to look for so you can install the best system possible the right way—the first time. All of these things will help you save money and stress less through the seasons.

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Topics: heating and cooling, air conditioning

Benefits of Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 15, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Ductless heating and cooling systems can keep your living and working spaces comfortable without spiking utility bills or requiring a massive initial investment. Ductless systems make sense for all sorts of different spaces, including entire homes, home additions, commercial spaces and offices, and more! Keep reading to find out why home and business owners are making the transition to ductless heating and cooling and whether you could benefit from doing the same.

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Topics: heating and cooling, ductless systems

Why Good Indoor Air Quality Is Crucial

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 8, 2017 11:08:00 AM

Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors…sleeping or hanging out at home, working in the office, shopping, or exercising at the gym. When you think of indoor pollutants and harmful gases, things like mold, radon, smoke, or carbon monoxide probably come to mind. Many of us don’t realize, however, that our homes may be full of other, less obvious contaminants that could also greatly harm our bodies.

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Topics: indoor air quality