Why You Should Hire a Pro for Your AC Installation

August 23rd, 2021

male-and-female-technicians-standing-over-outside-ac-unitWith your alternatives being either hiring an amateur or installing an air conditioner on your own, we’re here to encourage you to trust the pros for such a job–and for good reason! We understand why it’s tempting to go a cheaper route, but you know the saying “you get what you pay for”? It applies here!

Unless you have a window air conditioner or some other portable type of air conditioner like a small evaporative cooler, we really advise you to give our number a call for your air conditioner installation. Why? Because there are specific steps we take to successfully install your air conditioning system, and if any of the steps are skipped, or done too hastily, it can lead to problems such as a refrigerant leak, inefficient system operation, or even a premature air conditioner breakdown. Ultimately, air conditioning systems are very complex, and require a trained and experienced professional to manage services properly.

Of course, if you’re in the market for a cooling system right now, when temperatures are still soaring for summer, we understand the sense of urgency. However, rushing into a large investment like this could very well leave you sacrificing both comfort and efficiency. Read on as we uncover a few of the main reasons you should only trust a trained professional for this job.

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Don’t Believe These Common Air Conditioning Myths!

August 9th, 2021

woman-looking-curious-on-purple-backgroundWhat’s the harm in believing in a myth or a misconception? The only person it fools is the one believing it, right?

Well, if you have a family or even just one other occupant in your home, then believing in certain air conditioning myths can lead to not only discomfort, but a malfunctioning air conditioner that can fail on you years before its time. So what can you do about it? You can start by reading this blog post, learning what those myths are, and addressing your air conditioner when it needs attention. Read on!

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Why Going Ductless Might Be Right for You

July 26th, 2021

modern-ductless-air-handler-in-white-living-roomSummer seems to be extra warm this year, and we’re probably all looking forward to fall and cooler temperatures. But it’s definitely not time to turn off our air conditioners in favor of that cooler weather just yet, right? That said, how’s your cooling system operating this season?

If it hasn’t been operating at what you feel is its best, you shouldn’t have to settle for this. It could be time to consider an upgrade! And if you’ve been using a traditional central air conditioner all this time, you should know that there are other options out there, such as ductless air conditioning (and heating). Curious to know more and find out if going ductless is right for you? Read on!

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What You Should Know about Refrigerant Leaks

July 12th, 2021

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There are a lot of air conditioning problems that the average homeowner might chalk up as “minor,” especially if it’s not really impacting their AC performance that much at the moment. A refrigerant leak is one of those problems. Unfortunately, this is more of a problem than people realize, and we’ll touch on why, below.

The thing is, refrigerant is the component in your air conditioner that makes the cooling process possible.

If you have any reason to believe that your air conditioner is experiencing a refrigerant leak, then you should call us for repairs right away. The longer you wait to have this fixed, the bigger risk there is of serious damage happening to the AC system. The component that will be most affected is the compressor, which is the heart of your cooling system.

But, how do you know if you have a refrigerant leak, and is it really that big of a deal? Read on for your answers.

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Why You need to Change Your Air Conditioner’s Filter

June 28th, 2021

hand-changing-air-filterThere’s a fairly common misconception when it comes to air filters—at least, air filters that come standard with air conditioners and forced-air heaters. Homeowners often assume they’re in place to protect their indoor air quality. In reality, they’re there to protect the interior components of the HVAC system from dirt, dust, and other debris that can get inside and damage the components.

In other words, your air conditioner’s air filter is there to keep the actual air conditioner clean, not to keep the air clean. Read on to learn more!  Continue Reading

Tips to Boost AC Efficiency and Lower Your Energy Bills

June 1st, 2021

money-symbols-coming-out-of-white-chimneyThe official start of summer is not very far off. And even though it doesn’t get as stifling hot here as it does in other parts of the country, we do have some intense weeks of warmth to contend with. This means you want to be able to rely on your air conditioner to get you through the season as comfortably, and affordably, as possible. This means ensuring that your system is as efficient as it can be.

This starts with maintenance! Professional air conditioning maintenance, conducted once a year, enables our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it. This all helps to extend your system’s lifespan and help it perform better—that is, more efficiently. We know you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on your cooling needs this year.

So give us a call to schedule your spring maintenance appointment with us, and in the meantime read on for some further tips to boost your AC efficiency and lower your energy bills as a result. Continue Reading

Check Out These Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning

May 17th, 2021

hand-turning-on-remote-air-handlerIf you’ve lived in the Olympia area for even just a year, then you know that it stays pretty consistently cold in our area. Summers tend to be brief, and air conditioning systems don’t get a lot of airtime (pun intended). But when you need your air conditioner, you need one that functions well and isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg to run, right?

This is the reason that many homeowners in our area choose to go ductless for their air conditioning needs. If you’re looking to upgrade your air conditioner this summer, and/or you discovered over winter that you need a new heating system, then a ductless mini-split can be a great option for you. This is because they’re not just air conditioners, they make great heating systems too! Continue Reading

Signs of a Tankless Water Heater in Disrepair

May 3rd, 2021

tankless-systemIn our last blog post, we talked about the benefits of tankless systems, also known as on-demand water heaters. If you already have one in your home, then you likely know of all these benefits! But do you know how to detect when it needs repair?

A faulty water heater is never something you want to encounter. After all, the longer your tankless water heater is in disrepair, the longer you have to go without hot water or the longer you have pay for high energy bills because something is amiss with the heat exchangers of the system. We don’t want this to be the case for you! So read on as we uncover some of the leading signs that something is amiss with your tankless water heater, then give us a call if you discover any of these indicators. Continue Reading

“What Is an On Demand Water Heater and Do I Need One?”

April 26th, 2021

white question mark on a blue backgroundIf you’ve heard the term “on demand water heater” for the first time, you might be wondering what it is. After all, aren’t water heaters those huge systems you see in garages or maybe in storage closets in homes? Well yes, those are tank water heaters and they’re the more traditional water heater type. The other type, growing in popularity, is the on-demand, tankless water heater.

On demand water heaters provide homeowners with reliable hot water without the use of a bulky storage tank in the garage or hall closet. Tankless systems are a great choice for most homeowners, but is one right for you? Continue Reading

Don’t Ignore These 4 Heater Sounds

April 5th, 2021

women-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenYou turn your heater on, after a long season of hard work. You wait for that familiar whir sound of the fans… but then you hear something else. Maybe it’s a rattling sound or banging.

The fact is, if you hear anything outside of the normal noises of heater operation, it’s time to give us a call. Of course, strange heater symptoms are a lot less likely if you had your system properly maintained in the fall. During maintenance, our technicians thoroughly inspect, adjust, and clean the components that need it to make sure that the system works as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Let’s say you do hear some unusual noises from your system, what should you do? Well, call us! But what unusual noises are we talking about? Here are 4 in particular. Continue Reading