AC Maintenance: It’s That Time of Year!

March 27th, 2017

ac-maintenance-timeOur recent weather may have you wondering why we are talking about air conditioning systems, but like it or not, warmer weather is only a few short months away. And when it hits, you’ll be grateful for a fully functioning, efficient AC system.

Of course, an air conditioner can only work as efficiently as it’s meant to with quality Gig Harbor, WA air conditioning maintenance. If you haven’t scheduled your annual tune-up yet—or biannual if you have a ground-source heat pump—then now is the time to do so, before your air conditioner’s heaviest period of use. Continue Reading

Your Heater and Your Home’s Humidity: What You Should Know!

March 13th, 2017

heat-and-humidityJust a couple short weeks ago, the National Weather Service declared this winter as one of the coldest in 32 years for our area. Of course, if you’ve lived in the Seattle area for even just a few years, you probably don’t need to be told that it’s been pretty darn cold! And more cold weather is on its way—are you prepared?

Hopefully, you are well equipped with a fully functioning and well-maintained heating system that’s gotten you through the season so far. But what is your heater doing for your Seattle, WA indoor air quality? Continue Reading

How to Heat Your Home More Efficiently

February 27th, 2017

heat-home-efficientlyIt’s no secret that we’re still dealing with some pretty cold temperatures this winter season, and as such our heaters are getting a good amount of use. Of course, it’s only natural that you want to ensure you are heating your home as efficiently as possible, to help ease your energy costs.

From Tacoma, WA heater maintenance to investing in a high-quality zone control system, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure this is the case. Keep reading to learn how caring for and/or upgrading your heater can help it function more efficiently, and thus help you heat your home more efficiently. Continue Reading

Keeping Your Boiler System Functional and Safe this Winter

February 13th, 2017

boiler-system-functional-safeWe may be about halfway through the winter season, but that doesn’t mean we’re done with chilly temperatures (not by a long shot!) Therefore, if you’re using a boiler system to heat your home, now is a good time to think about just how well you are taking care of it, and if the care you are giving it is enough for it to continue functioning efficiently and safely throughout the rest of winter.

Of course, investing in professional boiler maintenance services in Puyallup, WA is the first step to take toward this effort, and hopefully you already had this service done before the heating season started. Maintenance is not only vital for boiler efficiency, but also to ensure the safety of your heating system. Although extreme boiler-caused incidents such as the scenarios found here are rare, the fact is that they do happen. In addition to scheduling a professional tune-up, the following tips will help keep your boiler running smoothly throughout the rest of winter. Continue Reading

Heater Maintenance: It’s Never Too Late!

January 16th, 2017

If there was ever an appliance in your home that needs regular care, your heater is it. It requires at least once-a-year maintenance to continue operating at its peak performance. As we progress into winter, if you haven’t already scheduled a tune-up, now is the time! Do so now to keep your heating system in good condition for the years to come. Plus, if you have a gas-powered furnace, you’ll be contributing to the safety of the system, your home, and family. Continue Reading

Finding the Source of Furnace Issues

January 9th, 2017

Discovering that your furnace has failed this time of the year is a problem that no Washington homeowner wants to face. The best way to prevent this is by scheduling routine heating maintenance each year, to ensure that the system is fully inspected and cleaned to avoid any breakdowns.

But even with diligent care, a furnace may still run into issues. We’ve mentioned a few of the most common below, including what the sources of such issues might be. Continue Reading

Signs of Furnace Problems

January 2nd, 2017

Winter is here, and although we may not get as bitterly cold weather as the Midwest or the East Coast, our weather is nothing to scoff at during this season. As such, it’s imperative that you have a fully functional heater to help you and your family stay warm.

When something goes awry with your heater, it can certainly send you into a frenzy. Preventing emergencies like this begins with staying on top of heater maintenance—these should be scheduled once a year for standard systems and twice a year for heat pumps. However, even a system that is well maintained may eventually need a repair. How do you know, however, when it’s time? Continue Reading

How Can Your Thermostat Impact Your Heating System?

December 26th, 2016

When it comes to your heating system, the “brains behind the operation” is the thermostat. This component enables you to choose when the heater turns on, and what temperature your home will be. In some ways, it doesn’t interact with your furnace at all. Meaning, the individual components that make up your furnace will function as they’re supposed to regardless of what the thermostat does.

However, if something goes wrong with your thermostat, then you won’t be able to control when your furnace operates. Faulty thermostats can be pretty problematic, even when temperatures aren’t frigid. Imagine what a malfunctioning thermostat would cost you in the middle of the coldest day of the year. Continue Reading

The Importance of Professional Furnace Installation

December 19th, 2016

When it comes to updating your home or adding a new appliance to it, there are many projects that can easily be “Do It Yourself” jobs. Furnace installation is not one of these projects. There are a number of reasons that it’s important to hire a professional for this job, some of which we highlighted below. Continue Reading

Are You Considering a Furnace Installation?

December 12th, 2016

With temperatures creeping closer and closer to freezing, there’s no denying that winter is well on its way. Hopefully, you’re already well equipped with a fully functional heating system. But if yours is aging or you were already considering a heater replacement this year, then you’d do well to look into a new furnace. But before you go out and purchase the first one that catches your eye, there are a few factors you should consider. Continue Reading