Here’s How to Boost Your Heating Efficiency

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. Continue Reading

Is It Time for a Furnace Upgrade?

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. Continue Reading

Is Your Heater Problem Actually a Thermostat Problem?

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. Continue Reading

6 Reasons Your Furnace Isn’t Heating Your House

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

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. Continue Reading

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

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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Is Your AC Struggling to Start Up?

September 21st, 2020

two-techs-working-on-outside-ac-unitIn order to work as they should, residential air conditioners require a number of complex components, including wires, switches, capacitors, and more. When something goes wrong, it means that one of these components is experiencing a problem, and it requires a professional to inspect and figure it out in order to safely make repairs.

One of the problems we get called about is an air conditioner that sounds like it is struggling to start up or is “hard-starting,” meaning you might hear a hum or a buzz and then a loud bang as the compressor does finally cycle on. So what’s going on here? Read on to find out!

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Is a Refrigerant Leak That Big of a Deal?

September 7th, 2020

refrigerant-line-leading-into-ac-unitThe short answer to this is, “yes!”

Look, there are a lot of problems you can run into with your air conditioner over the years. Some are more minor than others. A worn motor bearing, for example, is something to be expected to wear and tear impacts your cooling system. While you don’t want to wait too long before having it replaced, as it can create a domino effect and damage your system, it falls on the list of “minor” issues when it comes to your AC.

But then there are other problems that you don’t want to just label as “minor.” A refrigerant leak is one of them!

If you believe that you do have a refrigerant leak in your cooling system, then you need to give the professionals a call as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the bigger risk there is of serious AC damage. The component that will get the brunt of this damage is the compressor—you know, the heart of your entire air conditioner. But how do you know if you actually have a refrigerant leak? Read on to find out!

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3 Reasons to Hire a Pro for Your AC Installation

August 24th, 2020

top-view-of-outdoor-ac-unitWhat you’re about to read below are the 3 steps it takes to complete a successful air conditioner installation. Now, we aren’t sharing these steps to encourage you to install your own air conditioner. In fact, we’d specifically advise against that. After all, residential cooling systems are complex pieces of machinery that require a trained and experienced technician to manage.

The reason we share these steps, is because we know how urgent an air conditioner purchase can be this time of year, and we want you to see why it’s so important to hire a professional for the job rather than trying to manage it on your own. Rushing into a purchase like this leaves homeowners with an uncomfortable home and high energy bills. Read on as we uncover the top 3 reasons (a.k.a the steps we go through) to hire a professional for your AC installation.

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Why You Should Invest in UV Germicidal Lights

August 10th, 2020

uv-lightbulb“Will it help my Tacoma, WA air conditioning work better?”

Well, not necessarily… but investing in UV germicidal lights will certainly help your air conditioner work more healthfully. This is because UV lights—also called a UV air purifier—attack a particular type of contaminant right at the source (your ductwork) before it even enters your indoor air.

We’ll dive into the details more below, but what you should know off the bat is that it is absolutely worth investing in UV germicidal lights, in addition to other indoor air quality products and services. Read on to learn more!

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