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How stormy weather affects your air conditioner

By Cascade Mechanical | April 23, 2019

It can be rainy in Washington, even in the summer. Some people wonder if their air-conditioning system is affected by stormy weather if they’re running their AC units when it’s raining. The answer is no. Most air conditioners are not affected by stormy weather at all, but stormy conditions can lead to other issues that will affect…

4 home heating mistakes that will cost you money

By Cascade Mechanical | April 12, 2019

When you hear your heater kick on in the winter, you don’t normally wonder how efficiently your system is running or if any inefficiencies are costing you extra dollars. Like most of us, when you hear the heater kick on, you’re mainly pleased that it’s pumping heat into your house. But there are small details…

How to protect your home heating system from ice and snow

By Cascade Mechanical | March 18, 2019

Winter is here. For those in colder climates, this means that homeowners can expect a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain for months-on-end. Because of the damage that the elements can do to a home’s heating system, it is important for homeowners to know how to deal with winter weather and how to protect…

Is your home unevenly heated?

By Cascade Mechanical | March 2, 2019

Have you noticed that some rooms in your home are always the perfect temperature, but other rooms never seem to feel quite as warm? If so, you are not alone Uneven heating is a common complaint amongst many homeowners, and it can be caused by a variety of factors. Here are a few causes of…

How Humidity Affects HVAC Performance

By Cascade Mechanical | January 29, 2019

Humidity isn’t always pleasant, but it is a necessary evil. While it may not be something that many people consider when looking to maintain their HVAC systems, humidity is an important factor that homeowners need to be aware of, especially in the summer and winter months. High Humidity A majority of people associate air conditioning…

When is the best time of year to insulate my home?

By Cascade Mechanical | January 29, 2019

Insulation is a vital part of ensuring that you remain comfortable in your home. While it is understood that properly installed insulation can help with controlling temperature inside of the home, the process of having it installed is a bit more complicated. One of the bigger questions that many homeowners have is when they should…

4 surprising ways to lower your heat bill

By Cascade Mechanical | January 29, 2019

In the winter months, many homeowners find themselves acutely aware of their energy costs. As the temperature outside begins to dip, temperatures inside of the home generally increase via a home’s heating system, and homeowners are stuck with a lofty utility bill. Fortunately, you can live comfortably in the winter months without an astronomical heat…

5 ways to make your furnace work better

By Cascade Mechanical | January 15, 2019

When the temperatures drop, no one likes the idea of being without a furnace. In order to ensure that your furnace runs efficiently in the colder months, it is essential that it is taken care of. Like a car, the best way to ensure that your furnace runs efficiently is by keeping up with routine…

What to Expect When Upgrading Your HVAC System

By Cascade Mechanical | December 21, 2018

When you follow a good maintenance schedule, your HVAC system will serve you well for many years. However, even the best kept system will run out of steam eventually. Your HVAC system, under the best of circumstances, will need to be replaced after about 10 years, or maybe 15 if you’re lucky. If your HVAC…

What makes a heat pump efficient?

By Cascade Mechanical | November 30, 2018

What makes a heat pump efficient? Heat pumps are universally heard of but commonly misunderstood. Many homeowners are, understandably, only concerned about whether or not the heat pump in their home works and works well. With that being said, understanding what a heat pump is, what it does, and why it is so efficient is…

Odd Air Conditioning Smells and What They Mean

By Cascade Mechanical | October 15, 2018

There is nothing more jarring than being woken up in the wee hours of the morning by the smell of something burning. It is an added blow to the gut (and to the wallet) when the realization strikes that said smell is coming from your air conditioner. Fortunately, not all smells are as worrisome as…

BTUs: What They Are and How They Impact Your Air Conditioner

By Cascade Mechanical | September 29, 2018

Purchasing a major appliance like an air conditioning system can be a daunting experience. Unfortunately, manufacturers do not make it much easier for someone on the hunt for a new A/C system. As is the case with many appliances, consumers can become overwhelmed by the product’s printed vernacular. One of the more common head-scratchers is the…