It’s Just About Time to Schedule Heating Maintenance!

August 22nd, 2016

As Washington residents are well aware, even though our summers can get pretty warm, the majority of our time is spent using our heating systems rather than AC units. And although it may still seem far off, the official start of fall is a mere month away. As we approach cooler weather, you want to ensure that your heating system is able to operate at its peak efficiency.

In order to do this, you want to make sure to invest in regular preventive maintenance. This is key to preventing premature system replacement or costly repairs for a broken down heating system. You should plan on having this service done at least once a year, although if you have a heat pump system, twice a year is recommended. Keep reading to learn more about why right now is a great time to schedule your heating maintenance appointment. Continue Reading

Is It Too Late for Air Conditioning Maintenance?

August 15th, 2016

No matter what type of air conditioning system you have—a central unit, ductless system, heat pump—you want to make sure that it has the ability to cool your home efficiently and effectively, even as we near the end of summer. With temperatures still keeping us pretty warm, your air conditioner needs all the help you can give it. Therefore if you haven’t scheduled preventive maintenance in the last year, now is the time to do so. It’s never too late! But why is AC maintenance so essential? Continue Reading

Late Summer Tips to Keep Your AC System in Good Shape

August 8th, 2016

When it comes to preventing problems with your air conditioning system, there is no better way to do so than by scheduling routine maintenance. Ideally, you’d schedule this before the cooling season begins to ensure that your system functions efficiently and effectively all summer long. However, if you’ve skipped this appointment for any reason, it’s never too late to call our HVAC professionals.

In the meantime, there are steps that you can take between maintenance appointments to help ensure that your AC system stays in good shape and will continue to perform well next year. We’ve shared some tips below about what you can do. Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Troubles: Should You Repair or Replace?

August 1st, 2016

Summer presses on, and as it does you hopefully haven’t run into any problems with your air conditioner. With temperatures soaring, the last thing you want is for your AC to break down on you when you need it the most.

However, if your AC system has been experiencing troubling symptoms, you might be wondering if it’s time to replace your air conditioner, or if you should invest in repairs instead, and hold off purchasing a new system until the next cooling season rolls around. No matter what you decide, our expertly trained staff is here to assist you. With professional services, you can ensure that no additional damage is caused to your AC system.

So, how do you know when an AC replacement is needed, or you can hold off and just get repairs done for now? Continue Reading

Why You Should Consider a Programmable Thermostat

July 25th, 2016

It’s no secret that summers here require a fully functioning and efficient air conditioning system. However, just as equally important as a good air conditioner is the ability to maintain control over its use. For this reason, we recommend upgrading your thermostat to a programmable option. Keep reading to learn about the numerous benefits of doing so. Continue Reading

Does Your Tankless Water Heater Need Service?

July 18th, 2016

Tankless water heaters are an excellent choice for many homes throughout the country. When you are away from your home, these systems make a lot more sense than a traditional storage tank water heater. This is particularly true if we’re talking about a vacation home.

Tankless water heaters warm your water instantly, without you having to worry about running out of hot water. They also save a good deal of energy, which means you save on your monthly bills. Like any other home appliance or device, however, tankless water heaters are not immune to problems. While it takes an expert to repair these issues, we’ve shared some signs below that indicate you should call for professional tankless water heater services. Continue Reading

Why You Can’t Go Without an Electronic Air Cleaner

July 11th, 2016

Living comfortably is something that every homeowner strives for. And decent indoor air quality is about so much more than just reaching the ideal temperature. Of course, most people do think first of their HVAC systems when considering their comfort, however there are other factors to consider when it comes to air quality.

Sure, you have an air filter in your HVAC system. But did you know this is just intended to protect the inside components of your HVAC system, not your indoor air? For that job, you need a quality indoor air quality product, such as the electronic air cleaner. Continue Reading

How Homeowners Benefit from Geothermal Heating and Cooling

July 4th, 2016

Ground-source heating and cooling, also called geothermal heating and cooling, is an increasingly popular field in home comfort. More and more homeowners each year are switching over to this method of climate control, and for good reasons. Additionally, installing geothermal heat pumps is easier and more accessible than ever before.

While a geothermal system won’t work for absolutely every home, advancements in technology have allowed it to become more versatile and able to fit into many of today’s residences. Below, we’ve listed some of the main benefits that a geothermal heat pump offers, which is making many homeowners choose this heating and cooling method. Continue Reading

Is a Zone Control System Right for You?

June 27th, 2016

We may not live in too hot of a climate compared to some of our east coast neighbors; however summer can still pack quite the punch. Without the right kind of air conditioning system, you can definitely suffer. But when you do utilize an air conditioning system, you want to make sure you are making the most of your cooling experience and utilizing your system as efficiently as possible.

If you have a traditional central air conditioning unit, at one time or another you may have been frustrated by the fact that you need set just one temperature to condition air throughout your entire home. The good news is, you don’t actually have to do this. You just need to invest in a zone control system! Continue Reading

Why Ice on Your Air Conditioner Is a Huge Sign You Need Repairs

June 20th, 2016

As summer very quickly approaches, you’ll be relying on your air conditioner more and more to keep your home cool throughout the season. When you do, you might notice ice forming on the coil of your system. This may seem normal, or even like a good thing. After all, an air conditioner is providing cold air, so isn’t ice okay?

Unfortunately, ice on you air conditioner is actually a sign that the system is in trouble, and you should call for repairs as soon as you can. Below, we’ve shared some information on why air conditioners ice over at times, why it’s a problem, and what you can do about it. Continue Reading