Is Your Heat Pump Ready To Switch To Cooling Mode?

May 16th, 2022

sun-and-snowflake-animationIt’s been a long, cold winter, and while you may be ready for warmer temperatures, that doesn’t necessarily mean your heat pump is.

Many homeowners appreciate the fact that their heat pump has the ability to both heat and cool their home; however, what they may not realize is that this type of system isn’t always able to change modes so seamlessly. In fact, an inability to switch between heating and cooling mode is one of the more common troubles heat pumps can run into.

In this article, we’ll review some common causes of this malfunction, and what you can do to address it.

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What Type of Solar Panels Are Best?

May 2nd, 2022

pole-mounted-solar-panelWhen homeowners are looking to save money in our area, they’re often curious about solar panels and solar energy, and how much it could save them. But did you know there are actually different types of solar panels you could get? There are roof-mounted, which you’re probably most familiar with, ground-mounted, and pole-mounted.

The difference between these panels is how well their placement can receive sunlight. Given that we live in a fairly rainy and overcast climate, it may seem like you wouldn’t get much use out of solar panels, but the reality is with the right placement, solar panels are absolutely worth it and can save you a lot of money in the long run. Read on to learn more!

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Watch For These Common End-of-Season Furnace Repair Needs

April 18th, 2022

hand-writing-in-day-plannerSpring has officially sprung and we all know what that means – warmer temperatures are ahead. It’s something lots of people have been looking forward to, having waited out the cold winter months for this much more tolerable climate. It’s also something that marks an important time for your furnace, as it gears down from this season’s hard work. While the end of cold temperatures can sometimes feel like the end of needing to pay attention to your heating system, it’s not. 

Lots of problems can develop over a season’s use, and it’s essential to pay attention to your furnace’s repair needs before shifting focus for the rest of the year.

The following are some common end-of-season problems that you should keep an eye out for and have repaired as soon as possible. Continue Reading

“Should I Replace My Furnace With A Ductless System?”

April 4th, 2022

hand-holding-remote-in-front-of-ductless-wall-air-handlerHVAC systems come in many formats and variations, and a common question among homeowners is which is right for them. One of the biggest considerations that are made in this regard is between the features of traditional systems and ductless units.  

Ductless systems have exploded in popularity over the past several years for a variety of reasons, and there’s a lot of speculation out there as to whether or not ductless units are really worth it.

Because it’s important to know what they offer before making a decision on what’s right for your home, we’ve compiled a breakdown of some of the most notable perks of ductless systems. Continue Reading

Signs That Your Boiler Is Struggling

March 21st, 2022

Portrait of a smiling plumber at workBoilers are an essential part of any home, being integral to how its spaces are heated. With a simple design and straightforward function, they’re also relatively dependable and have a long lifespan. However, despite their ability to last a long time, you shouldn’t assume that your boiler will always be without problems. 

Boilers can be susceptible to a range of issues, many of which can impede their functioning and capacity to heat your home. This is why it’s important to understand your boilers, the problems they can develop, and how you can best manage them.

In this article, we’ll review some of the most common signs that your boiler is struggling.

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Are You Using Your Heater Efficiently?

March 7th, 2022

tech-working-on-furnaceAs a homeowner, it’s only natural to want to keep your space in the best condition possible while being mindful of your expenses. For many, comfort and affordability go hand in hand as it relates to their heating system, with both being important to their prosperity and quality of life. In this way, the notion of efficiency is a major topic in the world of heating, valued for its capacity to deliver optimization of both needs.

In the following, we’ll review some of the best ways you can boost your home’s heating efficiency.

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Which is Better: An Electric or Gas Furnace?

February 21st, 2022

question-markPreviously, we talked about the signs that will indicate it’s time to upgrade your furnace. This week, we explore the options you can consider for a furnace upgrade. 

You’ll have to consider multiple things when purchasing a new furnace for your home. Purchasing an inefficient system could lead to higher bills and frequent furnace repairs. 

The fuel source you choose to use should always align with your specific needs. In most instances, you’ll have a choice between an electric and a gas furnace. The furnace’s cost, durability, and effectiveness will all influence your decision. 

Not sure how to make your choice? Here’s what you’ll need to make an informed decision!

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Signs That It’s Time for a Furnace Upgrade

February 7th, 2022

technician-servicing-furnaceNot sure if it’s time to replace your furnace? Purchasing a furnace is a considerable investment and buying a good quality unit is worth every buck. However, regardless of how good your furnace is, there comes a time when you have to replace it. 

Before your furnace breaks down completely, it gives you plenty of signs that it requires an upgrade. Spotting these signs early enough gives you the time to have your furnace replaced on time to avoid chilly nights or even worse. Here are the signs that you need a furnace replacement in Tacoma, WA:

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Why You Need to Change Your Furnace Air Filter

January 24th, 2022

hands-changing-air-filterOne of the crucial things in furnace maintenance is changing the air filters. If you haven’t done so in a long while, you might want to check it now. Most of the time, when a furnace is on, any slight changes in its overall performance are easily noticeable.

These changes can result in less comfortable air or lower performance output due to a defective filter. Since it is crucial to the comfort of your home, you should change your furnace air filter should at least after a month or two. Here’s why!

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What Could Be Causing Uneven Heating in Your Home?

January 10th, 2022

man-shiveringYour heating system is the ultimate tool for creating ideal temperature conditions in your home during winter, but what do you do when it stops working properly? Uneven heating can be a sign of system damage, but it’s not always caused by the same fault. Luckily, we’re familiar with the usual suspects. 

If you’ve noticed uneven heating throughout your house, here are 5 potential issues usually at the heart of the problem.

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