October 17th, 2016
As the temperatures begin to drop, this is certainly not a scenario you want to find yourself facing. The sound of silence as you expect your furnace to cycle on “any moment now” is ominous. Of course, this is a sign that something is wrong—but what is it?
There are a variety of reasons that your furnace may refuse to turn on. Some issues you may be able to resolve on your own, quickly. Others, however, will require the professional services of an expert heating technician, such as one of the members of our staff. Keep reading to learn more about the causes of furnace failure. Continue Reading
October 10th, 2016
A common term you’ve likely heard many times and seen even on this page is “preventive maintenance.” We cannot stress the importance of having your furnace maintained before the winter season comes. You don’t want to be stranded in the middle of cold weather with a broken-down furnace. But is this all that maintenance prevents—a breakdown?
Actually, there are a number of benefits to furnace maintenance, and a variety of problems that can easily be avoided by scheduling this service on a yearly basis. Keep reading to learn more about what exactly furnace maintenance prevents. Continue Reading
October 3rd, 2016
If you use a ground-source heat pump—also referred to as a geothermal heat pump—to heat and cool your home, then you are already equipped with one of the most efficient home comfort systems available on the market today. Ground-source heat pumps are highly effective, reliable, advantageous for the environment, and have lifespans that leave traditional heaters and air conditioning systems in the dust.
However, it’s important that you not let the long service life of this system trick you into thinking that you don’t need to take care of it with routine preventive maintenance. Just as with a standard heat pump or some other home comfort system, your ground-source heat pump must receive a maintenance inspection from trained professionals—such as the experts on our staff—twice a year, once in the spring and once again in the fall. Continue Reading
September 26th, 2016
Were you aware that the heat exchanger is the component that allows your furnace to function as a heater? Is yours in good shape? If you haven’t had maintenance done yet to prepare for fall and winter, then you are doing yourself a disservice.
A crack developing along the heat exchanger is a significant safety concern when it comes to a gas furnace. Should you discover you have this issue, you’ll want to call for immediate professional repairs. But why is it so important? Keep reading to learn more. Continue Reading
September 19th, 2016
Tankless water heaters are an excellent, energy efficient choice for many homeowners throughout the country. They are capable of handling periods when homeowners are away better than traditional storage tank water heaters, and they aren’t susceptible to heat loss and wasted water. A tankless water heater in your home can help you save a good amount of energy, which means you’ll be paying less for utilities each month.
Just like any other type of appliance or system, however, tankless water heaters do run into problems from time to time, and when they do you will need a professional on your side who has the expertise necessary to resolve the issues. Of course, it also helps to know when you may need repairs. Keep reading to learn some of the signs that this may be the case. Continue Reading
September 12th, 2016
While daytime temperatures are still relatively mild, our nighttime temperatures have started to drop steadily, and you may have turned on your boiler already for the first time this heating season. Hopefully you’ve had the system maintained in the last year and have no issues to be concerned about.
Typically, a boiler will encounter less repair issues than other types of heating system, mainly because they have less moving mechanical parts. But no boiler is 100% invulnerable. Keep reading to learn about some signs that you may be in need of boiler repairs. Continue Reading
September 6th, 2016
In most homes throughout the country, the HVAC system accounts for the majority of the household energy bills. In your house, you want to ensure that you have the most efficient and effective model possible while also keeping within a budget.
You can achieve this when you have our team on your side to help you select the best residential HVAC system. With winter on the way, we’ll focus on the heating system in this post. Keep reading to learn about what factors you should consider when choosing the right heating system for your home. Continue Reading
August 29th, 2016
Last week, we discussed the importance of routine maintenance, and how it’s not too early to schedule an appointment for your heating system. If you wouldn’t skip an oil change and tune-up for your car, then you shouldn’t skip this important task for your home comfort system, either. Though we’ve certainly experienced some warm weather this summer, Washington is still not a place you want to be in the middle of winter with a malfunctioning heater.
Professional heating maintenance keeps your unit running as efficiently and effectively as possible, reducing the potential for costly repairs down the road. Contact our professionals for a complete tune-up and to learn more about what our services include. We’ve shared below the basics of what happens during your heating maintenance appointment. Continue Reading
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
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