Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Beware These Noises Coming from Your AC

Monday, 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. (more…)

How to Cool Your Home More Efficiently

Monday, 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. (more…)

3 Factors to Consider with a New Air Conditioner

Monday, 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? (more…)

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

Monday, 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? (more…)

The End of Summer Is No Time to Neglect Your AC

Monday, September 24th, 2018

top view of an air conditioner unitWith daytime temperatures already dipping below 70°F, you are probably using your air conditioner a lot less, if you’re still using it at all. Given that you won’t need the AC much for another couple seasons, you’re probably tempted to let any current repair needs wait until then.

Why wait, though? Really … this will only allow problems to grow, possibly leaving you with a completely broken down cooling system when you do need it again next spring.

Additionally, the end of summer is actually one of the best times to invest in professional Seattle, WA air conditioning services. It enables our technicians to fully inspect your system and make sure it’s in decent shape. True, we do usually recommend a system inspection—AC maintenance—before summer begins. However, it matters more that you have it done once a year than it does what month or season you have it done. (more…)

Beware These Signs You Need AC Repair

Monday, August 27th, 2018

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.Our summers may not be as hot and as long as other parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean they don’t pack a punch. For days on end, we’ve been using our air conditioners on a consistent basis, relying on it to get through every little heat wave we’ve had. Hopefully, you’ve gotten through the summer so far without any unexpected problems, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t have to call for an AC repair in Tacoma, WA before summer ends.

Fortunately, most cooling system repair issues show signs well before they force the system to break down, giving you plenty of time to give us a call. On that note, please never try to formally diagnose or repair a faulty air conditioner yourself. We say this because your air conditioner contains potentially dangerous components, such as refrigerant, and handling these components requires years of training, experience, and education. You can, however, spot the signs you need repair. Below are just a few of these signs you can watch out for. (more…)

When Is It Time for a New AC?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.No machine or piece of equipment lasts forever, and your air conditioner is no exception. No matter how well it’s constructed or cared for, it has a limited lifespan. And when it approaches the end of that lifespan, it’s a good idea to have the system replaced before it suffers from a complete breakdown. There’s not a whole lot worse than being trapped on a hot day with no immediate relief in sight. And the hottest days of summer are when your air conditioner is more likely to malfunction, given the stress that it’s under.

During the final months, or even years, of a dying air conditioner’s service life, that failing system will waste energy, and thus waste money. We’re here to help diagnose air conditioning issues. Yours may be able to get by with another repair. However, be sure to ask about our options for AC installation in Tacoma, and read up on the signs of a dying air conditioner so you can replace yours sooner rather than later. (more…)

Should You Consider a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

animation of geothermal systemWhen deciding on a new air conditioner for your home, there are many factors to consider. After all, we don’t get too much hot weather in our parts—at least, not in comparison to other parts of the country. Therefore, it makes sense that you’d like to spend as little money as possible on residential air conditioning services in Tacoma, whether we’re talking about installation or your month to month utility bills.

You’ve likely heard of a heat pump system before. This system is set up much like a conventional central air conditioner with one important difference—it’s refrigerant process can be reversed so that it provides effective cooling and heating. But for even better efficiency, and to help the environment out a bit, you may want to consider the installation of a geothermal heat pump, which instead of utilizing the air to move heat, it is installed underground and uses the consistent temperature of the earth. (more…)

What to Do When You Have an AC Emergency

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Woman looking surprised and concernedThough any loss of cooling on one of the hottest days of the year will certainly feel urgent, in some cases there is an easy fix that may not even require the assistance of a professional. Of course, when you do need fast AC repair, we’ll be there to help! In the meantime, we’d like to share some AC troubleshooting tips with you below. (more…)

Which HVAC System Is Best for My Home?

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.When you need air conditioning this summer, you’re going to need it quick. But don’t rush into any decisions just yet. You should consider which type of system will work best for you and ensure that it is installed by a professional HVAC contractor in Tacoma, WA.

You can think of each system as a separate strategy for cooling or heating your home, all with the goal of using energy the most efficiently. While the final decision depends on you and your family’s needs, an expert recommendation is going to make all the difference. For now, take a look at the most popular HVAC systems to see how they can help you. (more…)