World’s #1, Daikin Changes its Name, But Not Its Mission

The world’s largest heating, ventilation, and air conditioning company, Daikin, has a new name, but its mission to remain a forward-thinking leader in environmental solutions is unchanged. The Daikin products organization, including Daikin ductless and light commercial systems (including VRV) in North America, is unifying its core Daikin, Goodman and Amana HVAC brands. Derr Heating and Cooling is proud to be an authorized Daikin and Goodman...

Hit or Myth? Ductless Mini-Splits Myths and Misconceptions 

When Ductless Mini-Split systems, also known as Ductless Heat Pumps, began to surge in popularity around the Pacific Northwest, a number of myths and misperceptions sprung from the word-of-mouth of the unacquainted and uninformed. Outdated information can spread as quickly as praise and recommendations keeping homeowners from making the best choices about heating and cooling. To demystify those misbegotten...

Kitsap Housing Economy in 2023: What’s Ahead?

This month, the Kitsap Building Association hosted Robert Dietz, the Chief Economist for the National Association of Home Builders, to advise us all on what’s ahead. The speaker filled us in on a number of economic fronts, including new home construction, job openings in construction, labor force participation of men and women, lending rates, inflation...

Is Your HVAC System Well-Matched?

On New Years Day, January 1, 2023, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) minimum energy efficiency standard went into effect for all newly manufactured residential and commercial air conditioners and heat pumps. The standard not only increases the minimum efficiency of residential equipment, but also includes separate efficiency standards and installation requirements for central air conditioners sold in...

What Makes the Olympic Hot Springs so Cool?

Taking a dip in the Sol Duc Hot Springs is one of the top bucket list things to do in the in Olympic National Park that is right outside our doors here on the Olympic Peninsula.One of the really cool things about Sol Duc Hot Springs is the pools look like normal swimming pools. There are actually three...

Severe Weather Shelters Around Kitsap

Severe weather shelters are open Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14 at four locations. The shelters provide a safe and warm place for people to stay. Guests must check in before 9 p.m. Free rides to shelters are available: call 360-373-3000 before 7 p.m. Details on locations, hours of operation and rules for guests...

Stop Putting Your Thermostat in the Wrong Spot

if you haven’t considered the location of your thermostat, you could be seeing your heating and cooling bills headed in the wrong direction. Not only can the right thermostat location save you money on your utility bills year-round, proper thermostat placement can make your heating and cooling more energy efficient while still keeping you comfortable....


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