Beware These Noises Coming from Your AC

June 17th, 2019

woman-covering-her-earsAs you might imagine, summertime is the most likely season for your air conditioner to call it quits—or at the very least, start to experience operational problems. After all, it’s getting much heavier use than it does in the spring or fall. All mechanical systems accumulate wear and tear over the years.

There’s good news, though! You can usually avoid surprise repairs or sudden air conditioner breakdowns with routine professional maintenance. This gives our pros the chance to uncover any signs of repair needs or malfunction. It also allows us to comprehensively clean out the system to make sure it is properly functioning.

Even with diligent tune-ups, however, it’s always wise to be aware of the sounds you should (and should not) hear coming from your cooling system. The following sounds indicate something is wrong and you should give our techs a call right away. Continue Reading

How to Cool Your Home More Efficiently

June 3rd, 2019

white-vent-on-white-wallIf there’s anything you’d like to know about using your air conditioner, it’s probably how to save money. How can you use your cooling system most efficiently in order to lower your energy bills, without sacrificing comfort?

The good news is, in addition to scheduling routine tune-ups for your air conditioner, there are a number of low-cost or even free ways to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency. Read on for some tips on how to do so, and be sure to contact our team if you suspect any problems with your system. Continue Reading

3 Factors to Consider with a New Air Conditioner

May 20th, 2019

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Are you in the market for a new air conditioning system? Now is the best time to buy, while temperatures are mild. You have plenty of time before summer temperatures begin soaring to their highest. In other words, there’s no reason to rush your purchase! You have time to determine exactly what kind of air conditioner you need, and time to schedule the installation at your convenience.

Your HVAC technician can be an invaluable resource at this time. Our professionals, for instance, can help you determine the best system match for your home, and the factors you’ll want to look at for your new AC.

What factors are these, you ask? Continue Reading

It’s That Time Again: Schedule Your AC Tune-Up Today

May 6th, 2019

outdoor-ac-unit-with-tools-on-topIn the absence of a complete, irreparable breakdown, there’s never a bad time to schedule maintenance for your air conditioner. There is certainly an ideal time, however.

Still though, many homeowners are resistant to scheduling air conditioning tune-ups at all, seeing them as an unnecessary waste of their money. But what’s actually an unnecessary waste of money is paying more than you should each month for an air conditioner that isn’t working as efficiently as it is designed to. And what can you do about this? You can start by trusting our pros to handle this very important service for your HVAC in Tacoma, WA. Continue Reading

Avoid Breakdowns Next Year by Taking Care of Furnace Repairs This Year!

April 22nd, 2019

technician-looking-over-furnaceSpring may officially be here, but colder temps are hanging around. Sure, soon we’ll be able to turn our attention to our air conditioners—if you haven’t already now is a great time to schedule maintenance—but that doesn’t mean our furnaces aren’t done doing their part.

Your furnace has already put in months of hard work. During this final stretch of cooler weather is when it’s most likely to suffer from a malfunction, or possibly a full breakdown, if it’s not properly cared for. If you had maintenance done before winter began, then you’re probably in good shape. But what if you had a need for heating repair in Puyallup, WA that you didn’t take care of? Should you schedule repairs now, even though you won’t need your furnace again ‘til next fall? Continue Reading

Signs Your Furnace Wants to Call It Quits

April 8th, 2019

furnace-being-worked-onSpring is upon us, temperatures are warming, and you’re likely about ready to turn off your furnace for the season. Hopefully, your furnace provided you with powerful heating and reliable performance all winter long. But like any other type of complex appliance, a furnace can malfunction and require attention from trained professionals.

We offer exceptional furnace service in Tacoma, WA to ensure you get your furnace back on track. However, in order to contact our team for furnace repairs, you first need to know that those furnace repair needs exist. After all, some heating problems can be hard to spot at first—things like damaged ductwork or insufficient insulation. We want to help you detect furnace problems as early as possible so you’re not stuck with an unbearably cold home when fall circles back around at the end of the year.

So what should you watch, and listen, for? Continue Reading

Springtime Means it’s Time for a Tune-Up!

March 25th, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditioning-unitTemperatures are generally pretty cool in our area. You don’t usually have to worry about a huge heat wave coming through this time of the year. Yet, now is definitely a great time to begin thinking about your air conditioning system. More specifically, you should be thinking about scheduling your next AC maintenance appointment.

The last thing you want to do is get to the middle of summer and be stuck with a malfunctioning cooling system because you skipped maintenance. Not only is this inconvenient for you already, and uncomfortable, but you’re less likely to be able to get an HVAC technician to come to your home quickly as they’re more likely to be out on repair calls this time of the year.

There’s no time like the present to schedule your next tune-up, but what will this do for your system? Continue Reading

Can a Heater Hurt Your Indoor Air Quality?

March 18th, 2019

technician-working-on-heaterWith some cold temperatures ahead before the official start of spring brings warmer weather, we’re still using our home heating systems on a pretty regular basis. Some homeowners try to use theirs less and less this time of the year, even if they’re cold, because they think it hurts their indoor air quality.

There’s a misconception that heaters hurt indoor air quality by drying out the air. Dry air is certainly bothersome, but please don’t stop using your heater! Instead, look into the right indoor air quality systems in Tacoma, WA. Continue Reading

Do You Need a Whole-Home Humidifier?

February 25th, 2019

humidifier-on-floor-of-homeWe know what you might be thinking—“A humidifier? In Tacoma? But it rains here all the time!” This is true—for the majority of the year Tacoma residents can experience a bit too much moisture. However, as spring begins, the air dries out to the point that you could very well find yourself experiencing the effects of dry air. This is particularly true indoors—where the air quality is even worse than that of outdoors, thanks to the tight, energy-efficient construction of homes today.

If you’ve never considered this indoor air quality installation, now is a great time, while humidity levels are fairly balanced. Why do we recommend a whole-home humidifier instead of a portable system? Well, simply put, a portable system cannot truly tackle the problem of dry air. At best, it’s great for a child’s bedroom to alleviate cold or allergy symptoms they may be experiencing. Continue Reading

Yes, Delaying Furnace Repairs Can Be Dangerous

February 11th, 2019

technician-servicing-furnaceFurnace heating systems are not inherently dangerous, however concerns about the safety of natural gas appliances are common, and ignoring the risk wouldn’t be responsible of us.

First off though, it’s important for us to mention that gas furnaces are the most common type of heating system found throughout the country, and it’s for good reason. They do not have a bad safety record. If they did, they wouldn’t be installed in so many living spaces. The manufacturers of gas-powered heaters are required to design the systems with numerous safety features that meet all sorts of codes. Look for an ENERGY STAR label on your furnace; this notes not only that you have a high efficiency furnace, but one that meets safety standards as well. Continue Reading