nicole helene designs

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Nicole Helene Designs is an award winning interior design firm focused on providing our clients with the highest level of interior design services and products. We pride ourselves on our ability to bring exceptional inspiration, planning and value to every one of our interior design projects, large and small. Call us today and let us help you love your space.
Portland, OR US 
Nicole Schmidt 
4207 SE Woodstock Blvd, #355
Portland, OR 97206 
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10 Ways to Hide That Air Conditioner

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     Comment   July 16, 2014
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Smith & Associates Design
This means of cooling a home or the individual rooms is a step backward.

While the installations in 9. & 10. were very nicely accomplished I think controlled ducting and other adjustments make more sense practically and most definitely - aesthetically.

In addition to those points the central unit can be the most quiet of all solutions. Any system built into a house correctly should be silent to the inhabitants. That cannot be said of the wall hung units.

The individual units will always be the elephant in the room.
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Evan Hammersmith
jeannerw you asked: Is a condensate pump still necessary to prevent condensation?

I'm an HVAC engineer, and here's my prof. advice to all regarding the condensate drain lines. Anytime you can direct the drain line to a basement floor drain, or laundry tub, do it! Draining by gravity is always best. Condensate pumps are effective as long as the pump doesn't fail without your knowing. once the condensate backs up in the pump, it'll leak from your AC unit. If your unit is located on an outside wall, you can also drain to the exterior and dump the condensate on grade. The main risk to this is insects taking residents in your drain line and plugging it up. It may not be an issue, but it introduces a potential point of maintenance.
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