Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Is an Electric Furnace More Efficient Than a Gas Furnace?

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

animated-house-with-money-symbols-coming-out-of-chimneyThe short answer to this is, “not necessarily,” but bear with us as we explain!

We get questions about furnace efficiency a lot when homeowners are shopping for a new heating system. They’re often overwhelmed by all the options and unsure of what to go with.

Perhaps the most important factor to consider with your heater purchase is the efficiency. After all, you want to be as comfortable as possible, as affordably as possible, right?

Read on as we uncover what’s the most efficient when it comes to furnaces, and dive into whether electric or gas is a better option for you. (more…)

Signs Your Furnace Is About to Fail

Monday, February 8th, 2021

woman-huddled-in-blanket-on-couch-looking-coldCommitting to the decision that it’s time to replace your furnace is never fun, but it can certainly be necessary. Unfortunately, heating systems don’t last forever. They succumb to wear and tear, and eventually break down. In the case of gas-powered furnaces, they can even become dangerous as they age if they’re not properly maintained and inspected. This isn’t to say gas furnaces are inherently dangerous, just that it’s important to be aware that they can be.

Let’s say you’re wondering if it’s time to upgrade your furnace, but still, have some hesitation. What do you need to know in order to make the decision? Read on as we uncover some of the top signs your furnace may fail soon—which will make the replacement decision for you! (more…)

Addressing Uneven Heating—What’s Wrong with Your Furnace?

Monday, January 25th, 2021

woman-huddled-in-blanket-drinking-out-of-mugWe’re about midway through winter, how’s your furnace been holding up?

Have you noticed that something is not quite right? Hopefully, you had your system professionally tuned-up in the fall. Professional maintenance ensures that your system works as effectively and efficiently as possible for as long as possible.

But what if even though you had maintenance done, you notice that some rooms feel cooler than they should. What is this uneven heating about? There are a number of potential culprits. Read on to learn what they may be! (more…)

Why You Should Only Trust a Pro for Your Furnace Installation

Monday, December 28th, 2020

furnace-jetsHas the time finally come for you to accept that your old furnace just isn’t what it used to be? Perhaps it’s time for you to upgrade to a newer and higher-efficiency system. Furnace installation is a big job, and one that requires experienced and knowledgeable technicians to handle.

Homeowners often don’t realize this, but a proper furnace installation starts before we actually put the furnace in. We can assist with the important tasks of selecting the right heater for your specific needs, and ensuring it is sized correctly as well.

The fact of the matter is, a lot of work goes into a furnace installation, and messing up this job could leave you with an inefficient, ineffective system. Read on as we explore just why it’s so important to only trust a trained and experienced professional for your furnace installation. (more…)

Here’s How to Boost Your Heating Efficiency

Monday, December 14th, 2020

house-and-money-symbols-on-opposite-ends-of-seesawIf you’re reading this blog post at the time of its publishing, it means you’ve had quite the year—we’ve all had quite the year! With enough to worry about on your plate, it’s easy to forget about a very important home comfort system you’ll be needing 24/7 very soon—your heater.

Hopefully, you’ve already had yours professionally maintained! Professional maintenance allows our technicians to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the components within your heater. Without this diligent care, you can expect your heater to have more repairs and a shortened lifespan. You can also expect it to perform inefficiently, costing you more to use it from month-to-month.

Even with maintenance though, many homeowners wonder if there is any way to lower their heating bills. We get it! The good news, there is. Read on as we uncover some of the best ways to boost your heating efficiency and subsequently lower your heating bills this year. (more…)

Is It Time for a Furnace Upgrade?

Monday, November 30th, 2020

animated-house-with-money-symbols-coming-out-of-chimneyThere is one unfortunate fact about furnace systems—they don’t last forever. But how do you know when it’s time to upgrade yours? We know that for the average homeowner, this can be a tough decision, especially if it’s not entirely in your budget to do right away.

But waiting too long to take action can leave you with an inefficient furnace, which is going to cost you way more to run than its worth. It may also develop safety hazards due to age. Our team is here to help! Whether you’re unsure if it’s time or you’re ready to take the leap and buy a new system today, all you need to do is give us a call.

In the meantime, read on as we uncover some of the leading signs that your furnace is in disrepair and it is, in fact, time for an upgrade. (more…)

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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