Western Heating & Cooling Blog

How You Can Benefit From an Air Scrubber

October 8th, 2018

happy-family-with-dog-bright-white-backgroundSince we live in a metropolitan city here in Portland, you might be concerned with the air quality outdoors. But you should pay attention to your indoor air quality as well. You realize the pollution that you’re susceptible to outdoors, but these pollutants don’t just stop at your threshold. Poor indoor air quality can dramatically affect your health and overall comfort. It’s more important than ever to concern yourself with the quality of your home’s air now that temperatures are cooling off and we’re spending more time at home. If you’re looking to install an air scrubber in Portland, OR then our team at Western Heating & Cooling can help.

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The Importance of Load Calculations

September 24th, 2018

air-conditioning-technician-doing-maintenance-on-outdoor-unitIf you’re on the market for a new air conditioner you know that certain aspects like the price, brand, and type of air conditioner you choose for your home matter. What you may not realize is that the size of your air conditioner is a key component of your cooling process.  The right size system gives you the optimal levels of comfort and energy efficiency. Instead of trying to fumble through this process alone, have a trained professional like ours here at Western Heating & Cooling calculate the load for you. If you want the most. If you want the most from your air conditioning in Portland, OR, a load calculation helps immensely.

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Which Fuel Type Is Best for Your New Furnace?

September 10th, 2018

So, you’ve taken the plunge and you’ve purchased a new furnace to heat your home this winter. This is a smart choice for these upcoming chilly Oregon months. The fuel type that powers your furnace is just as important as the model of furnace and installation process. Choosing the wrong fuel type can bring a lot of unforeseen consequences along with it. If you need a consultation for your HVAC system in Tigard, OR, contact our amazing team here at Western Heating & Cooling. Our staff is knowledgeable, reliable, and conscientious about their work.

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What Actually Happens During AC Maintenance?

August 27th, 2018

air-conditioning-technician-doing-maintenance-on-outdoor-unitSo, you’ve been proactive with your HVAC system and scheduled a maintenance appointment. Now you’re wondering what this maintenance entails. Routine maintenance keeps your air conditioner running well and can even extend its lifetime, so an annual AC tune-up is always worth the price. The service will always pay for itself in lower repair costs, reduced energy bills, and eliminate the need to purchase new equipment. Our team at Western Heating & Cooling performs impeccable AC repair in Hillsboro, OR and we’re always ready to serve you.

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How to Get Cleaner Air in Your Home

August 13th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseWithout even thinking about it, you might naturally assume the air inside your home is better than the air outside. It makes sense, right? Your home isn’t filled with automobile emissions, pollen, and the other things—man-made or natural—that taint our outdoor air.

That is correct, but not entirely right. Our indoor air is full of its own batch of contaminants, ranging from germs that we bring inside, chemicals from cleaning supplies and furniture, and more. Worst of all, the air in our home rarely gets exchanged for new air, leaving us with stale and dry air.

Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to get better air quality.

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Low Air Flow Means You Need AC Repairs

July 30th, 2018

flushed-man-in-front-of-room-fan“Is it hot in here, or … ?”

It’s not just you! Low air flow is a common air conditioning problem that usually means you need repairs. We’ll explain why with a few common reasons for low air flow.

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3 Alternate Types of Air Conditioner

July 16th, 2018

ductless-air-conditioner-remoteEven if you didn’t know exactly what it was called or how it works, central air conditioning is the system that all other types of AC systems are based on. Central AC consists of one outdoor unit, one indoor unit, and a series of ducts and vents that transport cold air throughout your home or business. It’s still used all the time because it’s a solid and reliable system.

As it turns out, though, not every home or property is best suited to the central air system. In this post, we’ll go over three alternative choices for air conditioning in Scappoose, OR.

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How Do Modular Systems Benefit Commercial Air Conditioning?

July 2nd, 2018


In the world of HVAC, modular air conditioning is about as straightforward as it gets. It’s only one unit, and it both heats and cools. If you need more power, you just get another one. Simple and easy.

Your typical air conditioning system is a little less convenient for commercial buildings. It’s installed in two parts, as an outdoor unit and an indoor unit, and upgrades require complete replacements. Not so easy.

There are several reasons why modular air conditioning remains the best choice for commercial air conditioning in Lake Oswego, OR, and we’ll explain them here.

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How to Tell if You Need Duct Sealing Services

June 18th, 2018

duct-sealingOut of sight, out of mind. That’s how most homeowners feel about their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ductwork given its location behind walls and above ceilings. You can’t afford, however, to take it for granted. Heating and cooling power is reduced by 25% even in a properly sealed system as air from a central unit is distributed via ductwork throughout your home. Any duct leaks can reduce efficiency by another 25–40%. Given this, we’ll go over the three most common signs you need duct sealing below.

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Does Your Home Need an Air Purifier?

June 4th, 2018

pleated-air-filterIt all depends: how much do you like sneezing? All joking aside, the air in the average home can be absolutely full of allergens and many pollutants, even if the house is spic and span. Luckily, there’s an easy fix that can improve the air in your house practically overnight: the simple and affordable air purifier. Below, we will discuss some of the wonderful benefits of air purifiers and how they can improve both your health and your life!

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