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August 28, 2019by admin0

Stylish Ceiling Fans are an Effective and Efficient Way to Beat the Heat This Summer

Temperatures are heating up now that summer is in full swing.  This summer you could flick a switch instead of cranking the AC and save big.  Ceiling fans are more than just a great way to pull a room together.  They’re an energy efficient way to maintain a comfortable temperature in your house.  When properly installed, ceiling fans alleviate the burden on both your home’s heating and cooling systems.

How Do Ceiling Fans Work?

To answer this question, we have to go back to your middle school science class.  Hot air rises, and cool air, which is heavier, sinks.  This is why your attic feels sweltering and your basement more like an ice chest.  The spinning motion of a fan helps to circulate the air in your home, moving the hot air away from you in the summer and back down towards you in the winter.

Most ceiling fans come with a simple switch that changes the direction in which the fan spins. In the summer, you want your fan to spin counter-clockwise, to create a down draft and push cold air down towards you.  When this cooler air hits your skin, it evaporates perspiration and makes you feel cooler for a fraction of the energy it takes to turn your air conditioning on or up.  In the winter, flip this switch to reverse the process and help keep your family cozy and warm.

Ceiling Fans for the Win

A simple ceiling fan draws less power than your heating and cooling unit.  In fact, some experts estimate that one of these simple and decorative fans can save you up to 40 percent this summer over using just your AC.  And in the winter, using a fan can help you get more out of the heat your furnace generates.  In the winter months, experts estimate this same fan can save you up to 15% on your heating bills.  Many new fans come with LED or energy efficient lighting, which help lessen your electricity demands even further.

Professional Installation

The installation of ceiling fans, like any electrical update in your home, should be done by a professional.  If you don’t currently have a light where you’d like to install your fan, wires will have to be installed.  Using a professional contractor will not only give you peace of mind but will ensure your home is up to code and safe.  If there was a light in place, these energy efficient appliances can be heavier than what was previously there.  When installing a fan, it’s imperative to make sure that it is mounted to the right supports.

Whether you’re beating the heat indoors, or extending the usability of an outdoor space, give us a call.  We’ll help you install one or multiple ceiling fans so that you can beat the heat this summer without breaking the bank.


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December 13, 2018by admin0

You Aren’t the Only Thing Working Hard Over the Holidays

Is your home ready?

The holidays are right around the corner, that means a higher demand on your home.  From your electrical panel to your plumbing, holiday guests, meals, and decorations will put an increased demand on your home and the systems that keep it running.

In the past years, have you noticed power surges, clogged or frozen pipes? Have you noticed higher energy bills after the holiday? Or does your home feel like its bursting at the seams when your in-laws come into town?

We understand because we’re your neighbors. Taking pride in our homes, in hosting family and upholding time-honored traditions like baking pumpkin pies and Christmas cookies.  Pacific Premium Builders also understand how to make the right home improvements that help keep these traditions alive.

Preparing Your Home for the Holidays

Electrical

Whether it’s adding an outdoor outlet or updating your electrical panel, we can help ensure that your home rivals the Griswold’s this Christmas.  Give us a call and our trained and certified electrical experts will walk with you through your holiday plans and help make a plan, to make the right improvements for the right price.

Plumbing

Don’t let clogged toilets, leaking showers, or freezing pipes slow your holiday celebrations.  Pacific Premium’s plumbing experts can help make sure that your home is ready for anything the holidays or mother nature can throw at it this year.

Gain an extra room

Could you use some extra room for guests during the holidays? Whether you’d like to enclose a porch, build up, add on a new room (dare we say a new master suite to treat yourself?), we’ve got you covered.  Room additions are a specialty of ours.  Not only do they keep you and your loved ones in your house, but they can also help to increase the value of your home.  Give us a call to talk through the options for building an addition to your home.

Pacific Premium Builders – 503-974-4442

 

 

 


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October 26, 2018by admin0

Room Additions are a Great Solution

As the years pass by, our lives change and so do our needs as homeowners.  Whether your home is short on living space, or the flow and features of your home aren’t working anymore, you might be weighing your options.  While a new house might be one solution, it takes a lot of time and energy to find…let alone move.  The new one also lacks the equity and memories that you have built over the years of living in your current home.

What About a New Home?

Rather than start searching for a different house, start looking at your current home with a new perspective. With the help of professional contractors, certified electricians and master plumbers, room additions and expansions are quick ways to increase functionality, and create a beautiful new look. Room Additions cost less than purchasing a new home, require much less time and energy than building somewhere else, and can keep you in the home you’ve always loved. Not only will you avoid the work and costs involved in moving, but renovations like these can often increase the value of your home.

Choosing a Remodeling Company

Pacific Premium Builders specialize in home renovations. Our team members meet you in your home, take a look at the existing framework, electrical, and plumbing and really get to know your home before ever starting the project.  Together, we’ll draft the perfect home addition or home expansion for your family.  We’ll not only meet your needs, we’ll blow your expectations away.

Choose a builder that knows the area, the real estate market, and who takes the time to get to know your family, truly understanding your needs.  The professionals at Pacific Premium Builders live and work in Portland Oregon and the surrounding areas.  We’re not just your neighbors, we’re your friendly, certified home experts.