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

What Problems Can Routine Hydronic Boiler Maintenance Help You Avoid?

December 5th, 2016

The first thing to keep in mind when it comes to hydronic boilers is that, although they are one of the most reliable heating systems on the market, they are not immune to problems.

Fortunately, however, you can often avoid the costliest and most severe of hydronic boiler issues by having this heating system regularly tuned-up. This will help keep you prepared, and though you may still need to call for heating repair service at some point, you’ll have a peace of mind that your system has been thoroughly checked. Read on to learn more about the problems you may be able to avoid with regular maintenance. Continue Reading

Ground Source Heat Pump Issues to Watch For

November 28th, 2016

One of the most reliable types of HVAC systems on the market today is that of the ground source heat pump, mostly due to its longevity. However, just because it is a reliable and sturdy system doesn’t mean that it will never run into repair issues. These kind of repairs are often a source of concern for homeowners as there is a buried ground loop involved.

But not to worry—our highly experienced and trained technicians know how to handle any repair issues that might develop with your geothermal system, including any that occur within the system’s loop. Read further for a few of the most common ground source heat pump issues to keep an eye out for. Continue Reading

Should You Have an Energy Recovery Ventilator Installed?

November 21st, 2016

Do you want to be comfortable in your own home? Of course you do, and you deserve to be! With that in mind, there are many different factors that can influence how well you’re able to achieve this comfort. Today’s modern homes are constructed in such a way that your HVAC systems can work as efficiently as possible.

However, this doesn’t necessarily allow for proper ventilation, which has become a big concern for many homeowners throughout the country. Fortunately, there is one system that can resolve this: the energy recovery ventilator (ERV). Continue Reading

Help! Why Is My Water Heater Leaking?

November 14th, 2016

We’ve discussed before reasons that you may need to call for water heater repairs, with leaks being one of the leading causes. If you notice water starting to pool around the base of your unit or any other area around it, you can be pretty sure that a leak has occurred. When this happens, it’s imperative that you call in professionals.

Without prompt professional repair, leaks can rapidly worsen, and you can easily find yourself with major water damage and a completely failed water heater. We’ve listed below some of the reasons that your water heater may be leaking. This is to help you understand the function of your water heater—not to guide you through DIY-repairs. Repairs should be handled by a trained expert, such as a member of our staff. Continue Reading