Posts Tagged ‘Gig Harbor’

Is Your Thermostat Use Hurting Your Wallet?

Monday, 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. (more…)

AC Maintenance: It’s That Time of Year!

Monday, 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. (more…)

Finding the Source of Furnace Issues

Monday, 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. (more…)

Ground Source Heat Pump Issues to Watch For

Monday, 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. (more…)

Should You Have an Energy Recovery Ventilator Installed?

Monday, 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). (more…)

Help! My Furnace Isn’t Working

Monday, 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. (more…)

Are You in Need of Boiler Repairs?

Monday, 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. (more…)

Late Summer Tips to Keep Your AC System in Good Shape

Monday, 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. (more…)

How Homeowners Benefit from Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Monday, 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. (more…)

Have You Scheduled Air Conditioning Maintenance Yet?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

We’re right in the middle of spring, and chances are with the cooler weather we typically experience, you haven’t given very much thought to your air conditioning system. However, you won’t want to get to the first day of hot weather only to realize that your AC needs repairs, or worse, needs replacement.

If you haven’t scheduled air conditioner maintenance within the last year, then right now is the best time to do so. (more…)