Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Is Your Heater Problem Actually a Thermostat Problem?

Monday, November 16th, 2020

thermostat-on-orange-wallMany homeowners don’t think about this, but when you experience a heater problem, the first place you should look is the thermostat. You may do this naturally anyway, but with today’s programmable and digital thermostats, you might be confused as to what you’re looking for, and you may not understand whether or not your heater really is having trouble, or if it is a thermostat problem.

That’s what we are here for! Read on as we help you decipher what could be going on with your thermostat when your heating system doesn’t seem to be providing enough heat or a high enough temperature. (more…)

6 Reasons Your Furnace Isn’t Heating Your House

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Furnace-standardWhen cold weather arrives, your home’s furnace will go to work to ensure your family remains comfortable through the season. With the right planning—such as routine maintenance done in the fall with professionals—you shouldn’t experience serious trouble with your furnace.

Still, nothing can stop all furnace malfunctions. If you have a furnace that isn’t providing enough heat to the house, or isn’t providing any heat, you may need to call us for furnace repair in Kent, WA. We have 24-hour emergency service to see that you receive the assistance you need when you need it. Below we’re going to look into six reasons you may have a furnace that’s falling down on the job.

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What to Know about Potential Heat Exchanger Problems

Monday, October 19th, 2020

furnace-burnersIn just about every city in our country, you’re going to find that if the homeowner has a heating system, the majority of them are gas-powered systems. Tacoma residents are certainly no exception. While we may not experience the frigid temperatures that other folks throughout the country do, we do deal with some pretty consistent chilliness, and it’s nice to have a gas-powered system that delivers powerful heat, quickly, without draining your wallet.

There are, of course, risks to using a gas-powered system in your home. Now, we aren’t saying this to panic you. Gas-powered furnaces are not inherently unsafe.  In fact, there are a number of safety features built in to ensure its safety in your home. However, there are certainly potential hazards to consider, and one of these is the potential of a cracked heat exchanger. Read on to discover why this is a problem, and what you should know. (more…)

It’s Time: Prep Your Heater for Cooler Weather!

Monday, October 5th, 2020

tech-looking-over-inside-of-furnaceFall is here! With temperatures already cooling down, soon enough you’ll be using your heater on a regular basis. There are a number of things you can to ensure your home is ready for the colder temps. One of the top things you can do is make sure your heater gets its needed tune-up.

Keep reading to learn why heating maintenance is so important for the health of your furnace, heat pump, or boiler, and way it’s a good idea to have this service done now!

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Take Care of These Late Season Heating Repairs

Monday, April 20th, 2020

woman-looking-cold-in-her-homeIn our area, it’s practically heating season all year-round, right? We’re using our heaters on a pretty consistent basis no matter the months. While homeowners in other parts of the country get ready to turn their systems off for the season and turn their attention to their air conditioners, we don’t quite get that break. Therefore, it’s even more important for us to make sure our heaters are in good shape, because we’re still going to need them even though “heating season” is practically over.

Remember, ignoring any type of heating system problem can cause it to turn into a much bigger issue. You could find yourself facing a completely broken down heater next year when you need it the most. Or depending on the circumstances, you could even find yourself with a malfunctioning air conditioner (for instance if you’re using a year-round heat pump system).

But how do you know if you have heater problems that need to be checked out? Read on to learn some of the symptoms of a heater in disrepair. (more…)

Is Your Furnace about to Call it Quits?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

couple-sitting-on-couch-in-parkas-looking-coldIn our last blog post, we talked about how vital air conditioner maintenance is. Now is the best time to get this service done, since you don’t actually need your air conditioner yet—meaning there will be no interruption in service!

Of course, temperatures are still quite chilly for now, and may still be for several more weeks to come. Which means… you’ll be using your furnace for several more weeks to come.

Is your heater up to the task? Just like AC maintenance is vital for summer, furnace maintenance is essential for winter and early spring. If you skipped maintenance this last fall, then this blog post is for you. (more…)

Common Furnace Repair Needs to be Aware Of

Monday, March 9th, 2020

technician-working-on-furnaceHeating may not seem as important in other parts of the country, but here in Kent, heating season is pretty much all year long. This means that you need a reliable furnace to get you through, especially in the winter and spring. Of course, with all the work our furnaces go through, even with maintenance it makes sense that eventually you’ll need furnace repairs.

Fortunately, all you need to do when your furnace needs repair is give our team a call and we’ll be there quickly! It’s helpful, though, to know what some of the common furnace repair needs are so you know what to watch for and when to give us a call. Read on to learn more! (more…)

Don’t Delay on This Important Furnace Repair!

Monday, February 10th, 2020

natural-gas-burnersAre you one of the many homeowners in our area who uses a gas-powered furnace to keep your household comfortable? If so, we understand why! These powerful systems are durable and help you achieve optimal comfort. But, there is one potential safety risk to be aware of, and that’s a cracked heat exchanger. Of all the furnace repair needs you might ever need, this is the #1 need not to ignore or delay.

Just like any other powerful piece of equipment or appliance that produces combustion gas, an ill-maintained furnace can create health and safety hazards. No, furnaces aren’t inherently dangerous, but they can become so if you skip maintenance or delay a necessary repair like this one.

Cracked heat exchangers aren’t something that typically afflicts newer heating systems, but rather those around 10-15 years old. Read on to learn more! (more…)

Furnace Installation: Not a DIY Project

Monday, January 27th, 2020

technician-working-on-furnaceThe fact that you’re reading a post on furnace installation leads us to believe that you’re in the unfortunate position of having your heating system break down on you right in the middle of the coldest month of the year. We understand the sense of urgency here, but we really cannot stress how vital it is to your system’s operation and your safety to leave a job of this caliber to the pros.

There are a variety of reasons for this. There is a great deal of work that goes into each and every heating system installation we do. This work contributes to your comfort, your heater’s efficiency, and your home safety. This is especially true in the case of a gas-powered furnace

Below, we’ve uncovered a few reasons why furnace installation is not a DIY, or “do it yourself” project. Read on, and when you’re ready to, give us a call to discuss your heating options! (more…)

How to Use Your Heater and Pay Less Doing So

Monday, January 13th, 2020

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When it comes to using our home comfort systems, we often think that the only way to save money is to use the systems less—but what if we told you this isn’t the case? What if we told you, you could use your heater more than you did last year, and save money? Some of the tips we’re about to share cost nothing more than a bit of your time, while others cost a little upfront to save you more later.

Read on as we uncover some ways to use your heater as much as you need to in order to stay comfortable, and pay less doing so! (more…)