Posts Tagged ‘furnace filter’

What’s in a name? When the name contains the words ‘Day & Nite’, certain questions always get asked. “Do you really get called out in the middle of the night?” Yes! We really do get called out in the middle of the night…several times a week, every week of the year. “Really? What do people […]


Ductless Heat Pumps (aka Ductless Mini-Split Systems) have become the new efficient way to heat a home, especially for homeowners with all-electric homes, who rely on baseboards or electric wall heaters for home heating. The reports of efficiency and quiet operation have generated so much interest with homeowners and businesses, we’re often approached by folks […]


Not long ago I had a conversation with our local Electric Utility (PUD) about the causes of high energy usage in the home. I wanted to know what they look for when there is no obvious smoking gun. The following energy wasting culprits were at the top of their list:   Anything that provides a […]


The spring home show is over. It was our busiest since the recession hit. Of all the questions we were asked, one tops the list. Homeowners with electric baseboard or electric wall heaters wanted to know, “how do I lower my heating costs?” When we answered, “Ductless Heat Pumps”, more questions followed. When should I […]


It’s your dream home. You make an offer. Offer accepted. You order an inspection. The inspection is done and all is well. Or is it?  Home buyer inspections are the rule these days. Sometimes plumbers are called in to do a more thorough follow up inspection. Unfortunately, this often happens after the home has already […]


It’s evening and you just came home. The house is cooler than normal so you check your thermostat and it appears to be “heating”. Thirty minutes later you realize the house isn’t getting any warmer. Panic Mode! It’s going to freeze tonight! Who can I call for help? Hopefully you know a great company that’s […]


Remember the old Kung-fu movies from the ‘80’s? The camera work was awful, the acting corny, the plot was barely there, and the dubbed voices over lips that didn’t match up inspired many a comedic skit over the years. I don’t remember much about those stories other than there seemed to be a number of […]