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2017

Cold Weather in Tri-Cities 2017

Unusually Cold Winters for the Tri-Cities

Unusually Cold Winters for the Tri-Cities 5616 3744 Chinook

Are you ready for wool hats and cold nights? You better be, because winter is coming and it’s promising to be an unusually cold winter for the Tri-Cities. The National…

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HVAC Efficiency Rating

Take your SEER to a whole new level and save

Take your SEER to a whole new level and save 1080 720 Chinook

The HVAC efficiency rating system is computed using a very simple formula; but thankfully, for the consumer, it’s even easier, no formula needed if you remember this fact….you ready? THE…

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New air conditioning system

Three strikes and out! How to know when you need a new air conditioner.

Three strikes and out! How to know when you need a new air conditioner. 1202 846 Chinook

Summertime is baseball season, the great American past time; summertime is also the season that some people find out they need a new air conditioning system. It starts with the…

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Finding an HVAC Contractor

Finding an HVAC Contractor… HINT: It’s more than the tool belt.

Finding an HVAC Contractor… HINT: It’s more than the tool belt. 1920 960 Chinook

I had lunch with a friend the other day and we were chatting about our latest endeavors. I mentioned I was writing a piece on finding an HVAC contractor and…

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thermostat controls for travel

Leaving town, thermostat controls for travel

Leaving town, thermostat controls for travel 1080 720 Chinook

Summer is officially in full swing, the AC is kicked on, the pools ready, vacation is planned, you’re ready to leave and the discussion begins; what lights do we leave…

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AC cooling problem

Common Problem: AC doesn’t cool enough

Common Problem: AC doesn’t cool enough 1199 799 Chinook

Let’s just be honest, the temps this summer in Kennewick have been brutal from the mid to high 90’s and many people are finding they have a common AC cooling…

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Noisy AC

Common Problem: Noisy AC

Common Problem: Noisy AC 1444 964 Chinook

Sitting on the back porch on a quiet summer evening, listening to crickets’ chirp, ah, so peaceful, it’s a perfect evening in Kennewick; then that noisy AC kicks on and…

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Heat pump vs air conditioner

For those hot summer nights… Heat pump or traditional air conditioning?

For those hot summer nights… Heat pump or traditional air conditioning? 1444 964 Chinook

Remember the movie “Grease” and those hot summer nights? Well on a hot summer night in the tri-cities area there is just one question in the battle to cool off,…

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Staying cool in the tri-cities

Who’s cool in the tri-cities? Solutions for staying cool in the tri-cities.

Who’s cool in the tri-cities? Solutions for staying cool in the tri-cities. 833 602 Chinook

Who’s staying cool in the tri-cities area, and what is their secret to staying that way? Really the number of homes that have AC in Washington by area is interesting:…

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whole house humidifier

Life before a whole house humidifier was electrifying…just ask the cat.

Life before a whole house humidifier was electrifying…just ask the cat. 545 389 Chinook

So, I was in a restaurant in Kennewick the other morning having breakfast and I couldn’t help but overhear a table of old timers talking about the dryness in the…

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