What Are Ductless Mini-Splits and How Do They Work?

January 20, 2023

Here at Woodward Heating, we do our best to educate homeowners about their HVAC options, and that includes the latest in ductless mini-split technology. To help with that, here’s a complete overview of them. We’ll discuss what ductless mini-split systems are, how they work, and when they make a good option for a home’s HVAC needs. What Are Ductless Mini-Splits? As their name suggests, ductless mini-splits are a compact, duct-free type of heating and cooling system. They include two major components, which are a small outdoor condenser unit and one or more indoor air handler units.

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How Do You Know When Air Ducts Require Cleaning?

December 16, 2022

Not all homeowners think about how the heated or cooled air travels from the HVAC system to the vents. However, the process is vital to the operation of the unit. The blower sends the air through the air ducts, and the ducts connect to the vents. Taking proper care of the air ducts is vital because energy loss and air quality may suffer when neglecting the ducts. Proper care includes keeping the air ducts clean. So, when should you have them cleaned? A regular cleaning schedule helps, and so does being alert to signs of trouble.

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6 Ways to Make Your Furnace More Energy-Efficient

November 19, 2022

Before too long, winter will be here once again. That means that the temperature in the Salem, OR area will start to drop quickly and your home will be getting chilly. If you want to stay warm and cozy throughout the season, you’ll likely be relying pretty heavily on your furnace. However, if you have the heat cranked up all the time, it can lead to your monthly energy bills going through the roof. As a result, you end up having to choose between being comfortable or saving money, and that’s a choice nobody should have to make. Fortunately, there

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6 Tips for Getting Your Heating Unit Ready for the Oregon Winter

October 18, 2022

As many regions in the United States continue to experience temperature fluctuations during winter, many homeowners rely on their heating systems to provide warmth and comfort during the cold months. The best way to ensure optimal performance, reliability, and efficiency of your heating unit is by scheduling routine maintenance. And the most suitable time to do it is in the fall before you switch on the heating system. Hiring a heating professional to inspect your heating equipment allows you to face severe winter temperatures without worrying about the unit’s condition and whether it’ll effectively heat your

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How AC Technicians Replace an AC Unit’s Motor

September 19, 2022

AC units are an essential part of many homes and businesses. They keep us comfortable in the summer and help to reduce our indoor humidity. When an AC unit’s motor goes out, it’s important to get it replaced as soon as possible. However, this isn’t a task that a layperson can carry out on their own. Here are the steps involved in replacing an AC motor and why you should leave it to an AC technician. Wearing Protective Gear While Working on an AC Unit Working on an AC unit can be a dangerous

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Central AC vs. Mini-Split: Which Is More Energy Efficient?

August 16, 2022

Ensuring your home stays cool during the long, hot summer is obviously important, and there are numerous options that can help keep your home cool. Both central air conditioners and ductless mini-split ACs can be a great choice depending on your building and your specific goals. Still, with steadily rising electricity prices, you obviously want to know that whatever option you choose is energy efficient and won’t cost you a fortune to run. To make this easier, we’ve produced this guide to tell you everything you need to know about the energy efficiency of both central ACs and ductless mini-splits.

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Choosing the Right Time to Install a New HVAC Unit

July 19, 2022

Purchasing a new HVAC unit for your Salem, OR area household is not a decision that should be taken lightly. A brand-new HVAC system is a major investment, and selecting a unit that’s a good fit for your home will make a huge difference in the long run. Which HVAC system to purchase isn’t the only important choice to make, though. You’ll also want to make sure you’re choosing the right time to have your new unit installed. Although many homeowners don’t realize it, picking a good time to invest in an HVAC system can be beneficial in several ways

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Can an Air Conditioner Pollute the Air?

June 13, 2022

With individuals becoming increasingly concerned about the health of the earth, many people are taking a close look at their homes to ensure they aren’t unknowingly contributing to pollution or other problems. At Woodward Heating, we want to help you analyze your air conditioner to understand if it might be causing any problems for the earth. By educating yourself, you’ll be able to take more control over your air conditioner and help move air pollution levels in Salem in the right direction. The Equipment A new air conditioner, straight from the factory, doesn’t cause any air pollution

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

May 18, 2022

If you are one of the homeowners in Aumsville, OR, facing problems with a leaking AC unit, you are not alone. During summer, it is unusually hot and the AC is working overtime to sustain your home’s comfort. However, you start noticing small puddles around the AC and sludge on the wall beneath the HVAC system. What starts as a non-issue soon becomes a serious concern as the basement area has a large water puddle, and the ceiling is leaking water. The AC unit usually directs the condensate to the outside, and should you notice water puddles

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Where Is the Perfect Place for Your Thermostat?

April 14, 2022

Where Is the Perfect Place for Your Thermostat? Any long-time homeowner will tell you that many different things can affect your household heating and cooling. There are certain upkeep tasks that you must stay on top of, such as scheduling regular HVAC maintenance and swapping out dirty air filters. You also have to be proactive about getting your heating and cooling appliances the needed repairs whenever issues arise. However, even an experienced, proactive homeowner may not realize that the placement of their thermostat makes a significant difference in their home comfort. In fact, having your thermostat set up

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