Today we had a training session with our technicians on the basics of proper oil furnace service and maintenance. Our Senior Technician, Steve, is one of the few great oil furnace techs left out there, so it is great that he is able to pass his knowledge down to our up and coming technicians. Below is a video showing the removal and cleaning of the electrode and nozzle assembly on a Trane oil furnace.
Cruising into the new year during Preview Week, we cleaned out the refrigerator.
Now that it’s Kitchen Week, it’s time to take on the fridge’s cold companion: the freezer.
Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, we’ll declutter, clean and organize freezer areas. Keeping tabs on frozen assets speeds meal preparation ad cuts food waste.
What’s taken up residence on your kitchen counters?
The old real estate maxim works for kitchens, too: “location, location, location!” In the kitchen, countertop space represents the room’s most prestigious–and hardest-working–real estate address. Is your cooking space clean and lean–or crammed and cluttered?
Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, we’ll clear kitchen countertops, applying a simple A-B-C method to make zoning decisions for appliances, decor and storage.
When we dream of an ideal kitchen, the room we visualize is usually spare, clean and serene.
But when we open our eyes to reality, we’re faced with a basic truth: the kitchen has an amazing ability to attract clutter.
Even after out-of-place items are rounded up and given new homes, we remain faced with hard-core kitchen clutter.
How to banish kitchen clutter once and for all? Try these kitchen declutter tips in today’s New Year Cleaning Challenge Challenge.
It’s a new week in the New Year Cleaning Challenge: kitchen and pantry take center stage during Kitchen Week.
In the days ahead, we’ll declutter, deep-clean and organize the kitchen, and brush up our pantry power in food storage areas.
Menu and meal planning basics round out the week in the New Year Cleaning Challenge.
Ready? Let’s get cooking!
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Living Room Week is drawing to a close; time for a weekend wrap-up!
Today, take the last steps to clean, declutter and organize the living room.
Looking ahead, the New Year Cleaning Challenge moves into the kitchen and pantry.
Time to get organized in food preparation and storage areas? Join us tomorrow for Kitchen Week!
A new year has begun, and with it, there are some updates to tax credits for heating & cooling products. The Oregon Residential Energy Tax Credit program has a couple changes to talk about, and Federal tax credits have reappeared for HVAC products in 2016.
Beginning with the Oregon state program, the Oregon Department of Energy has kept the gas furnace tax credit the same as 2015. The credit ranges from $352 for furnaces between 95% and 96.9% efficiency to $492 for furnaces 97% efficient or greater. The program also requires that these furnaces have a high efficiency, electronically communicated motor (ECM). The state tax credit for standard, air source heat pumps ranges between $800 and $1,125 depending on efficiency. The ductless heat pump credit is either $1,200 or $1,300 depending on efficiency. Here is a link to the complete list of 2016 Oregon Residential Energy Tax Credits.
The Federal tax credits for HVAC products have returned for 2016. For gas furnaces with an efficiency rating of 95% or greater, the credit is $150. If the furnace is also equipped with a high efficiency ECM fan, then there is an additional $50 credit. Certain air source heat pumps also qualify for a $300 Federal tax credit. Here is a link to more information on the Federal tax credits.
In addition to these listed tax credits, there are also some great incentives from local utilities. If you would like to see if you can take advantage of any of these incentives and tax credits, and have a brand new, reliable comfort system installed in your home, contact us to set up a no cost comfort consultation.
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