Useful Tips

Answers to Your Questions About Running Your AC/Heat Pump During the Heat Wave

Our phones are ringing off the hook today with customers calling in with concerns and questions about using their equipment during the Heat Wave. Here is a summary of our answers and helpful tips for you. This email is a public service message and not a sales message. HELPFUL TIPS: Check and replace (or clean...
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Gas, Wood, Pellet, Electric…Which Fireplace or Stove is Right for You?

People love the look, feel and ambiance a warm fire provides. And with all the uncertainties and challenges 2020 has brought, people are spending more time at home and want to increase their comfort.  If you have an existing, wood burning fireplace that is outdated, messy to use and doesn’t heat your home well, installing...
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How to Protect Your Home’s Air Quality from Wildfire Smoke

Helpful tips to protect your home air quality from wildfire smoke Keep windows and doors closed tightly to help prevent smoke and ash from getting inside your home.Do not run your home ventilation (bath vents, kitchen vent, etc.) because it brings the outdoor air into your home.Run your air conditioner/heat pump if you have one....
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Say Goodbye to Allergies

Spring has started in the Willamette Valley which means….its Allergy Season. The weather is beautiful, the air in your house no longer needs heating as often and you will need cooling soon to help you sleep better at night, but when you open your windows, eyes start to water, throats start to burn, coughing and...
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Indoor Air Quality Health Risks

Did you know research indicates most people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors and according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities.”...
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Why Should I Do Maintenance?

Do I need to do Maintenance on my AC and Heating System if it’s working fine? YES! Just because you think your air conditioner, furnace, heat pump, ductless system and gas insert or fireplace are working fine…doesn’t mean they are. How often do I need to do Maintenance? You need to have your home heating...
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How to Prepare for Wildfire Season

Remember in summer’s past when the sky got so hazy you could barely see your neighbor’s house because the warm air was so thick with smoke? Opening your door or window often led to coughing, wheezing and a terrible smoky smell. And when it was really bad, everything outside was coated with a fine layer...
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What is R22? If you have an air conditioner in your home or business that is more than 10 years old, it probably uses R22 refrigerant (also known as freon).  The EPA has been phasing out R22 production in the United States because R22 is bad for the environment (it depletes the Earth’s ozone layer)....
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Are Seasonal Allergies Getting Worse?

Are your seasonal allergy symptoms getting worse lately? You are not alone. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), due to climate change, pollen counts are rising and lasting longer – extending the allergy season up to 10 months in some areas. The AAAAI also...
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How to Save Money on Your Home Heating and Cooling

Here are five helpful tips to help you save money on your monthly energy bill (especially during tax and allergy season), reduce costly repairs and extend the lifetime of your heating and cooling equipment. Reduce your electric usage 15% by performing maintenance on your heating and cooling system(s). Your system equipment operates more efficiently (uses...
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Ways to Improve Your Home Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality can affect your home health. Tips to improve home air quality. Change filters, duct sealing, air purification equipment, and more.
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Do you need to change your filter?

Answers to: How often should I replace my furnace filter? Will dirty filters damage my heating and cooling system? Why should I change my filter?
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Why is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

If the noise your air conditioner is making is unusual or is different from its regular hum there are a few things to consider. How would you describe the unusual noise that your unit is making?
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Does My Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

It’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America. Can your air conditioning system help combat those allergies?
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Clogged Air Filters

Dirt from the air can clog your air filter and cause your appliances to work double time to get air through your home.
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Back view of mature couple having fun while washing dishes in kitchen. It's time for your spring maintenance appointment for your air conditioning system in Eugene, OR.

Time for Your Spring Maintenance Appointment

The best time to schedule your system maintenance call is before something fails. Your heating and cooling equipment is too important to neglect, service yourself, or wait until something breaks.
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Why Does My Heat Pump Smell Like it’s Burning?

You turn on your heat pump and you smell something burning. What should you do? Who should you call first, the Eugene, OR, fire department or your HVAC technician?
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Is My Furnace Short Cycling? What is Short Cycling?

Short cycling can cause irreparable damage to your furnace if not investigated and corrected right away.
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Thermostat Furnace Fan Setting: On vs. Auto

On your thermostat, there’s a furnace fan setting for either “On” or “Auto.” Which option is the best choice? What are the differences between them?
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How to Save Money on Heat this Winter

Is your energy bill too high in Eugene, OR, in the winter time? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things that you can do at home to save you money.
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Gas Fireplace Safety

All about gas fireplaces, their advantages, and how to stay safe while installing and enjoying them.
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Why is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most?
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How do Furnaces Work?

There are a few common problems that come with a gas furnace, some simple, some more serious. Here at Marshall's, we believe having knowledge about your furnace is important.
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All About Furnace Filters

Furnace filters. They’re one of those items not really on the top of everyone’s minds, but they are important and can have a big impact. Keep reading to learn why.
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Marshall’s Receives 2017 President’s Award from Carrier, Earning Honors as Outstanding Dealer

Marshall’s Heating, Air Conditioning, Insulation, Fireplaces was recently named a recipient of the prestigious 2017 President’s Award from Carrier.
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When do I Need a New Furnace?

There are few simple things to take into consideration when thinking about a new furnace, and there are signs that updating your unit might be necessary.
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Fall Maintenance for Your HVAC System

Why is the fall an important time to schedule maintenance for your HVAC heating system, and what can you do on your own at home?
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The Importance of Ductless Maintenance

Why is maintenance on your ductless system important, and what can you do on your own at home?
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Does an Air Conditioner Kill Mold?

Your air conditioner can do several things––keep your home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help keep your home’s humidity low. But what about mold?
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Managing Humidity in Your Home

What are the best ways to combat humidity in your home, and why is it important?
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Why is my AC Blowing Hot Air?

What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? Here are a few things to check that might help you out.
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The Benefits of Ductless AC

Ductless air-conditioning systems can be the perfect answer for that room that’s never quite cool enough or for that new addition you’re building. Keep reading to find out why.
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Heat Pump vs. Air Conditioner

Whether you have a new construction or remodel, or it is simply time to replace your HVAC system’s components, you will eventually need to make the decision about installing a heat pump or air conditioner/furnace system.
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What is a Heat Pump?

There are many different names of heat pumps, but they can all be categorized as one of three different types: air source, water source or geothermal. Read more to find out their differences.
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When do I Need a New Air Conditioner?

A well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and monthly filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. So how do you know if you need repairs for your unit or if you need a replacement?
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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

At Marshall's, we believe that knowledge is power – the more you know about the air conditioning you are using, the more effectively you can operate it.
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What Does SEER Mean?

When it comes to your air conditioner, a common term used in the HVAC business that you’re likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power input, i.e., it’s the ratio...
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