All About Radiant Heaters

September 19th, 2022

hvac-vent-low-on-wallIt is no surprise that it gets cold here in Washington – really cold. Winter is just around the corner and you’ll be turning your heater on soon if you haven’t already. And if you’re hoping to stay comfortable this winter, you need a heating system that is designed to withstand the frigid temperatures we can expect. 

While each different type of heater has its own pros and cons, radiant heaters have benefits that are really difficult to match or beat. With that being said, radiant heaters are difficult to install and they aren’t right for every home. But if you’ve heard of radiant heaters and they piqued your interest, give us a call. We’re the experts in hydronics for Puyallup, WA

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Why You Should Choose a Whole-House Air Purifier

September 5th, 2022

hands-changing-air-filterWhen you’re outdoors, you don’t know what you’re breathing in. Pollen, mold spores, and other contaminants are everywhere. Of course, outside there are trees oxygenating the air, but those trees can’t filter out harmful contaminants. Your air conditioner works similarly inside. It cools your air and filters out larger particles of dust and dirt. But that same pollen and mold that is outside may also be inside your home cycling through your AC system. 

Your AC unit can’t filter out such small contaminants. But that doesn’t mean you have to be left breathing in air that could make you sick or aggravate your allergies. Our team installs whole-home air purifiers in Puyallup, WA. But how do you know if you need a whole-house air purifier? 

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Should You Go Solar This Year?

August 22nd, 2022

pole-mounted-solar-panelSolar energy has seen increasing popularity with homeowners in the past several years. It may have crossed your mind without you giving it a second thought. Or maybe it has been heavy on your mind and you just don’t know if the time is right. The good news is that there’s no better time than now to invest in solar energy. 

If you need the encouragement to take the leap, we can offer it to you. Our solar services include solar repair in Tacoma, WA, so we can walk with you every step of the way through your solar journey – even offering services after your initial investment. After all, installing solar panels isn’t a one-and-done project. You have to learn how to maximize your investment and care for your panels. 

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What Is AC Tonnage and Why Does It Matter

August 8th, 2022

two-techs-working-on-acAir conditioning tonnage is not a reference to the amount an air conditioner weighs. Rather, it is a measurement of the cooling power the system has. It is one way to determine how powerful the AC is at cooling down the home. Understanding this could help you to make better decisions about what to install in your home. 

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Why You Don’t Want an AC Refrigerant Leak

July 25th, 2022

insulated-refrigerant-lineBeing unable to get relief from the sweltering temperatures of summer can be hazardous to your health. One of the best ways to give your body a break from hot weather is by spending time in your air-conditioned home. Many people take a reliable HVAC unit for granted until it breaks down. 

If your unit suddenly stops producing cool air, then reaching out to a reputable Tacoma WA central AC service is a wise move. One of the first things an HVAC technician will check when a unit is unable to produce cool air is refrigerant levels. Here is some more information about AC refrigerant and why having a refrigerant leak is hazardous to your unit.  Continue Reading

Should You Have A Zone Control System Installed?

July 11th, 2022

We’ve been in the twenty-first century for a while now, and it’s high time that our HVAC systems reflected that. In this article, we’ll discuss zone control systems and what they can offer the modern homeowner in terms of capability and benefits. Continue Reading

Why AC Installation Should Be Left To The Pros

June 27th, 2022

two-techs-working-on-ac“DIY,” or “Do It Yourself” can be a great approach for lots of things. After all, if it can potentially save you time and money, what’s the harm?

But it’s important to realize that this philosophy only goes so far.

Yes, using your own know-how to do some landscaping or change the oil in your car can be a great idea, but is it for installing things like an AC?

The answer is no, and in this article, we’ll explain exactly why.

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A Few Sounds You Don’t Want Your Cooling System to Make

June 13th, 2022

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenThe sound of your air conditioner’s compressor coming on during one of the hottest days of the year is music to your ears–unless you hear one of the accompanying sounds we’re about to describe below. 

There are a number of reasons that your cooling system may start making odd noises, but pretty much all of them point to the need for a professional HVAC technician. Having a professional take a look at your air conditioner means getting to the root of the problem without any guesswork or shoddy repairs. 

On our team, we encourage homeowners to schedule annual (or biannual, if you have a heat pump system) maintenance tune-ups to avoid up to 85% of the repairs your system might ever need in its lifetime. But there is still that 15% that happens due to nothing more than wear and tear. And so, it’s important to know the signs of an air conditioner in disrepair, so that if one happens between maintenance sessions, you know to give our number a dial. 

Read on to learn what sounds you should listen for (and call us about!)

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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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