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When you want the very best advice and the inside tips on heating, cooling, IAQ and more, our blog is the perfect place to start. Each month we share professional tips on HVAC maintenance, energy audits, repair problems, service plans, discounts and so much more. Visit this page often to stay in the loop with all things Central Air!

Indoor Air Quality in the Home: How to Improve It

Living a healthy life is influenced by the quality of the air we breathe indoors. Having cleaner indoor air improves brain function, reduces the spread of other respiratory diseases, protects…... Read Article

Common Signs You Need Heat Pump Repair

The heat pump is an integral part of your home’s heating and cooling system. Similar to a central heating and cooling system, heat pumps can cool your home as well…... Read Article

What Oregon Homeowners Need to Know About the New 2023 HVAC Efficiency Standards

Since 1992, the Department of Energy (DOE) has revised the testing procedures and required efficiency rating for newly installed HVAC systems twice. In 2023, new DOE regulations will go into…... Read Article

Why You Should Install a Water Softener

More than 85% of households in the country have hard water. Thus, the chances that you live in an area with hard water is exceptionally high. If you and your…... Read Article

What Causes a Burning Smell When I Turn on My Furnace?

With winter fast approaching, you will soon turn on your furnace. When you turn on your furnace, you may notice that your furnace has a smell like it’s burning. You…... Read Article

Loose Plumbing Fixtures Have Many Causes

Plumbing fixtures are some of the most important features of your home, but you probably don’t think too much about them in your day-to-day routine. Faucet, shower, tub, and toilet…... Read Article

Space Heater Guidelines to Follow to Avoid a House Fire

If you’re having trouble heating up certain rooms of your home, you may consider getting a space heater. These are great devices that can help to supplement the heat in…... Read Article

What Causes a Faucet to Leak?

A leaky faucet may seem like a minor plumbing issue, but it can be quite annoying. In addition, it can waste a significant amount of water and drive up your…... Read Article

How to Safeguard Your AC System Against Wildfire Smoke

As wildfires continue to spread throughout the U.S., one of the most common worries is how it will affect your AC unit. There are some easy steps you can take…... Read Article

What Do Different Thermostat Modes/Settings Mean?

At its core, your HVAC thermostat is simply the device that controls how your heating and cooling systems operate. These devices are able to detect your indoor temperatures and send…... Read Article

How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

When the summertime heat strikes again, you need to be ready with your centralized air conditioning system. Part of ensuring that your system is ready to undergo the rough summer…... Read Article

Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

When your home has excessive humidity, it feels hotter than it otherwise would. This condition also negatively impacts how well your air conditioning system works. There is a way to…... Read Article

How Do UV Light Indoor Air Quality Products Work?

At Central Air Heating & Cooling, we specialize in keeping area homes comfortable throughout the year. While most people think of us for getting their homes to the right temperature,…... Read Article

How Does a Heat Pump Work

Heat pumps have become popular as an efficient alternative to conventional heating systems. They do not require a lot of energy to operate, and they are easy to maintain. Here…... Read Article

Why You Should Have a Professional Service and Maintain Gas Fireplaces?

When it’s winter in Clackamas, you can turn to your gas fireplace for comfort. Gas fireplaces are more convenient and easier to maintain than wood systems. But a professional service…... Read Article

Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Home Heating System

It’s hard to imagine what we would do if our heating system stopped working in the middle of a cold winter. Having a functioning and efficient heating system not only…... Read Article

Ways to Avoid Damaging Your Heating System

A reliable furnace is one of your best allies when it comes to staying comfortable throughout the Clackamas winter. With that in mind, it only makes sense to take care…... Read Article

Give Thanks for Technology This Season

Installing a New Connected Home System Lowers Stress! If homeowners know one thing, it’s that the holidays are filled with added stress. And in 2020, we’ve had more stress than…... Read Article

Common Reasons Your Heating Bill is Too High

If there’s one thing most homeowners agree on, it would be that no one likes to pay bills. Of course, sensible homeowners realize some bills are an essential part of…... Read Article

10 Tricks to Creating a Cozy Home This Season

Treat Your Family to the Warmth They Deserve Hello, October! We couldn’t be more excited that you’ve arrived here in the Portland area. After all, fall is our favorite time…... Read Article

Let’s Usher in Fall With 5 Fun Facts About the Portland Area

Stay Cool & Have Fun Watching the Seasons Change The fall season is all about change—change of seasons, change in sporting events, change in fashion and change in what we…... Read Article

10 Energy Tips for New Homeowners!

Save Money Each Month With These Little Tricks New homeowners can feel overwhelmed by the responsibility and decision-making of homeownership. There are so many things to remember—not to mention so many bills…... Read Article

Don’t Let the July Heat Melt Your Ice Cream This Month

Stay Cool With Our 6 Essential Summertime Tips! You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! At least we all should be screaming this month—especially if you love…... Read Article

Do These 5 Essential Checks to Ensure a Healthy Home!

And Celebrate National Healthy Homes Month Safely There’s a famous saying: “Home is where the heart is.” And these days, this couldn’t be closer to the truth. After all, with…... Read Article

Create the Perfect Work-From-Home Space

You’re 8 Steps Away From a More Efficient, Comfier Office As the coronavirus crisis continues, working from home becomes more and more familiar. And for those who were used to…... Read Article

10 Tips for Staying Healthy at Home During This Latest Challenge

We Are Here for You and Support Your Safety 100% We are living in uncertain times. And so far this year, those times have included more days spent at home…... Read Article