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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 Outdated information can spread as quickly as praise and recommendations keeping homeowners from making the best choices about heating and cooling.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...

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...

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....