Tips to Keep Your Furnace in Good Shape

December 4th, 2017

furnaceWinter is here! Okay, well not quite—but with the way our temperatures are dropping it may as well be. In order to fully prepare for the change in the weather, it’s important to schedule services such as heating system maintenance and subsequent Kent, WA furnace repair, if needed. If you haven’t scheduled your maintenance appointment yet, now is the time to do so!

Getting maintenance performed on your furnace before the coldest of the weather arrives will ensure that its ready to do its job to its fullest ability all winter long. When you sign up for our maintenance plan, you can rest assured that your heating system is prepared to do exactly that. This is the best way to keep your furnace in good shape! Continue Reading

Signs Your Boiler Needs Repair

November 20th, 2017

Pipes of a heating systemA boiler system can only work as efficiently as it is meant to if it is properly cared for. This means that it needs to be professionally installed, repaired when needed, and maintained by experienced and highly trained technicians for it to perform at its best.

It’s also important to remember that even with the best care, there’s still a chance that something can eventually go wrong with your heater, and you might need to invest in Bellevue, WA heating repair before your boiler wears down to the point that it needs to be replaced. But do you know what indicators to look for when it comes to determining if this is, in fact, the case? Continue Reading

What Does a Cracked Heat Exchanger Mean?

November 6th, 2017

furnace systemFirst off, you may be wondering what a heat exchanger is. If you have a gas-powered furnace, this is a clamshell-shaped object within it that performs an essential part of the heating process. Heat exchangers are unimpressive looking to the untrained eye, but they are of vital importance. This is where hot combustion gasses go after being produced by the burners.

These gasses transfer heat to the walls of the exchangers, and venting pipes remove the cooled exhaust from the gas while fans funnel air through and around the exchangers to receive the heat from their walls. Without heat exchangers, the heat from the gas jets would never reach your indoor air, and you’d feel nothing more than room temperature air wafting from the vents—which, in the winter, can be pretty uncomfortable! Continue Reading

Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Heating Tune-Up

October 23rd, 2017

female hand filling out a date on her scheduleWhen we recommend an annual tune-up for your furnace, we understand that it’s an easy suggestion to dismiss. Unless something is obviously wrong with your system—for instance, you can’t get any heat from in on a chilly winter day—then you may be tempted to hold off on calling a technician, particularly if your heating system was working fine last year. However, just like maintenance for your car fends off problems, routine heating maintenance is important for the prevention of the most severe furnace repairs in Kent, WA.

As professional heating specialists, we believe it’s our duty to explain to you why regular tune-ups are so important. For more information, reach out to our team and schedule your next maintenance appointment. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about the importance of this service. Continue Reading

Troubleshooting a Failing Furnace

October 9th, 2017

furnace systemWith fall officially here, temperatures have dropped in the last couple of weeks. Soon enough, you’ll be turning on your furnace and using it on a regular basis to keep your home and family comfortable—if you haven’t done so already. When this time comes, you want to know your furnace will be there for you all season long, right?

This means not only should you schedule a tune-up for your furnace if you haven’t already, but you should address any Seattle, WA heating system repair needs now, before your heater has to work its hardest. But, what if you don’t even know your furnace needs repair? Are there certain indicators you can watch out for? Why, yes, there are! Keep reading to learn more. Continue Reading

Watch for These Furnace Troubles This Season

September 25th, 2017

man standing by thermostat looking coldAs the weather cools down for fall, we’re preparing to use our furnaces on a more regular basis. As such, it’s imperative that they be ready for the work ahead. Hopefully, you’ve already had your fall tune-up completed. Regardless of whether you did or not, it’s important to keep an eye out for any Tacoma, WA furnace repair needs that may arise.

The most serious of these, at least in a gas-powered furnace, is a cracked heat exchanger. Heat exchangers are essential to the operation of your furnace—without them, heat from the gas jets would never reach the air, and you’d feel nothing more than room temperature air coming from the room vents. But a damaged heat exchanger can do a lot more harm than simply not providing you with warm air. Continue Reading

Heed These Signs You Need Boiler Services

September 11th, 2017

Pipes of a heating systemIt’s not time to start using your boiler system on a daily basis quite yet, but that time will be here soon enough. When it is, you want to be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for any signs of distress. Premature system breakdowns can be avoided with professional installation, repair, and maintenance services from highly trained technicians.

By having professional services done and by keeping up on maintenance, you can usually avoid the costliest of Puyallup, WA boiler repairs. But, there’s always a chance that something will eventually go wrong with your heating system. Eventually, your boiler will wear down to the point that it needs to be replaced. But do you know what to look for when it comes to deciding if your boiler is in distress? Continue Reading

Is It Too Early to Think about Heating Maintenance?

August 28th, 2017

technician checking heater Okay, we get it: it’s impossible right now to even imagine using your heater. Summer isn’t even over yet! But the thing is, maintenance is about so much more than looking for repair needs—it is a preventive step that all homeowners should take to ensure the efficiency, and effectiveness, of their heating system. And no, it is never too early to schedule preventive professional heating services in Olympia, WA.

We suggest that you have heating maintenance scheduled right before your heater’s heaviest period of use, so during fall. However, so long as you have your maintenance scheduled on a yearly basis (or twice a year, if you have a heat pump), then you are taking the right step towards ensuring a fully functional heating system. Continue Reading

Is Your Thermostat Use Hurting Your Wallet?

August 14th, 2017

Stock image of hand adjusting thermostatThe last couple of weeks has resulted in one of our hottest summers on record. Since we’re so used to cooler weather almost year-round, you may be surprised when you get your next energy bill, considering how much you were probably using your air conditioning system in recent days.

That being said, we’d like to help you absorb some of this shock by offering you a bit of advice to get you through the rest of summer as comfortably and affordably as possible.

And this comes down to your thermostat use. Keep reading to learn how your thermostat use could be hurting your wallet, and if it may be time for you to consider a thermostat upgrade in Gig Harbor, WA. Continue Reading

AC Trouble: The Repair vs. Replace Debate

July 31st, 2017

ac-trouble-repair-vs-replacementFor our corner of the world, summer temperatures aren’t quite as detrimental as you’d find in other parts of the country. Still though, being stuck without a cooling system on one of the hottest days of the years is never pleasant, no matter where you live. Hopefully, you had your air conditioner professionally maintained before summer hit, to fend off any problems. But what if you haven’t yet, or your air conditioner is showing troubling symptoms despite professional maintenance?

One thing is for sure: it’s time to call for professional Seattle, WA air conditioning services. But should you pay for repairs—or replace the system altogether? If you’re like most homeowners, an air conditioning system is a major investment. And you’ll want to make sure you get the best return on that investment, especially if your existing system isn’t extremely old. Keep reading to learn about a few things you should consider when you find yourself in the middle of the “repair vs. replacement” debate. Continue Reading