Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

It’s Time for a Tune-Up: Caring for Your Heater

Monday, October 4th, 2021

heat-home-efficientlyThe clouds have gathered, the rain has become more frequent, and the air conditioners are well and truly shut off for the season. It is officially fall. Many of us are ready for warm sweaters, hot drinks, and evenings spent watching fun and possibly even spooky movies. These things are all so much better though when they are enjoyed in a comfortably warm home.

As things get colder in the coming months, you’ll want to do whatever you can to ensure your heater can keep up. Let us tell you how best to keep your heater in optimal shape this season so you get reliable comfort without a high cost.

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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…)

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…)

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…)

Is It Time to Replace My Boiler?

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Boilers are incredibly sturdy systems, compared to other traditional heating system types. While a furnace may last 20 years with proper care and maintenance, a boiler could easily last twice as long. The reason that boilers last so long is because they have fewer moving parts, and thus fewer ways to develop problems or break down. Boilers don’t last forever, though. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to replace your boiler no matter how well you took care of it. You’ll want to do this before winter, so you don’t end up having your boiler break down on you when you need it the most. Read on for some of the signs that you should probably replace your boiler before winter. (more…)

Why You Should Install a Ground Source Heat Pump

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Heating season is here, and that means it is time to get your home ready for winter. Part of those preparations may include installing a new heating system, if your current one isn’t up to the important task of keeping your home warm through the cold months. If you are in the market for a new heating system, consider installing a ground source heat pump. Let’s go over what a ground source heat pump is, and the advantages it can provide. (more…)

The Advantages of Installing Zone Control in Your Home

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Heating season is here, and that means it is time to start considering getting your home ready for winter. One option for improving your home’s heating situation is to install a zone control system. Zone control offers solutions to some of central forced air heating’s biggest problems. Let’s take a look at what zone control is, and how it can help you this winter. (more…)

Indoor Air Quality Concerns You Need to Address This Fall

Monday, October 19th, 2015

As you start to rely on your heating system more and more to keep you warm through the coming cold months, you should be aware of a couple of things. Primarily, you need to be aware of certain indoor air quality concerns that are exacerbated during winter. If not addressed properly, these concerns can lead to greater instances of illness and other problems. Let’s take a look at why this is a greater issue during winter, and what you can do about it. (more…)

The Advantages of Installing a Boiler This Fall

Monday, October 12th, 2015

It is time to start preparing your home for the winter months, and that means giving consideration to your heating situation. If you are in the market for a new home heating system, then consider installing a boiler system this fall. Forced air systems are more popular than boilers, but boiler systems actually have quite a few advantages to recommend them. Let’s take a look at how boiler systems operate, and the benefits associated with them. (more…)