Posts Tagged ‘Kent’

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…)

Heed These Signs of Impending HVAC Failure

Monday, February 24th, 2020

vent-in-wallSaying goodbye to something you love isn’t always easy, particularly if you rely on that thing to stay comfortable all winter long. Yes, we’re talking about your furnace.

Purchasing a new furnace for your home can be overwhelming, as they’re not exactly cheap and having technicians working inside your home—no matter how experienced and professional they are—is rarely convenient. But if your furnace is falling apart, a replacement will be more than worth it.

But how do you know when your furnace is struggling to the point that it’s about to fail? We’ve provided a list below for you to look through. Keep reading to learn when it’s time to replace your furnace… (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…)

Do Heaters Dry Out Indoor Air?

Monday, December 16th, 2019

wall-vent-near-floorThis is a common problem we have homeowners come to us with—they’re using their heaters but finding that it’s drying out their indoor air, so they want to use them less, but then they’re uncomfortable. We certainly don’t want you to be uncomfortable for the sake of your indoor air quality! Dry air is a frustrating problem, for sure, but ceasing use of your heater won’t help.

The thing is, modern home construction has our homes sealed up so tightly against the elements, that it blogs out many things like allergens and pollutants, while keeping your heated or air-conditioned air inside your home. This is great for HVAC efficiency! But dry air is certainly a beast. The reason we say ceasing heater use isn’t the answer is because installing a humidifier is the answer! (more…)

How to Boost Furnace Efficiency and Reduce Heating Costs

Monday, November 18th, 2019

seesaw-design-with-house-and-money-symbolThe holidays aren’t here quite yet, but with Black Friday right around the corner, the shopping is soon to begin. If you’re going to be out joining in the fun, or hey even if you have a budget you want to keep in control this time of the year, then you definitely don’t want to be spending more money than necessary on your furnace usage.

“Yeah, so, should I just not use my furnace?”

Let’s face it, that’s not really an option with our winters—and it doesn’t have to be! There are a number of things you can do that cost nothing, in order to boost your heater efficiency and keep some of that money in your wallet for yourself. So, what can you do? (more…)

Could a Bad Thermostat be Hurting Your HVAC Efficiency?

Monday, October 7th, 2019

hand-setting-manual-thermostatWe’re fortunate to live in an area where our air conditioner use is brief. But that also means we’re using our heaters a lot. True, we don’t get the bitterly cold temperatures that folks in other parts of the country have to deal with, however considering how consistently we use our heaters, don’t you want to do everything you can to save energy and money?

Well, your thermostat use plays a big role in this. If the compressor is the heart of your HVAC system, the thermostat is the brain—if something is wrong with the thermostat then something is wrong with the whole heater or air conditioner. Read on to learn more! (more…)

When Is an AC Problem an Emergency?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

woman-looking-surprisedWe may not have the boiling heat that other parts of the country have, but summers in Washington certainly aren’t anything to scoff at. When the temperature beings to spike, you need to know that your air conditioning system will function as it is designed to. The best way to ensure this is the case is by keeping up on your annual maintenance appointments! This allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, adjust, and clean your air conditioner as needed so it will perform at its best. But even with these tune-ups, an AC system can experience a problem.

Of course, when problems occur they don’t always to do on a “9-5” schedule, and sometimes your AC system runs into trouble much later than most HVAC companies stay open. Fortunately for you, our team is here if you do have an emergency with your HVAC in Kent, WA. But, when is an AC problem an emergency?

At what point, exactly, do you summon aid in the middle of a Saturday and when do you hold on for normal business hours on Monday? It’s typically a matter of individual judgment, but we do have a few guidelines to help you make an informed decision. (more…)

Tips to Keep Your Furnace in Good Shape

Monday, December 4th, 2017

furnaceWinter is here! Okay, well not quite—but with the way our temperatures are dropping it may as well be. In order to fully prepare for the change in the weather, it’s important to schedule services such as heating system maintenance and subsequent Kent, WA furnace repair, if needed. If you haven’t scheduled your maintenance appointment yet, now is the time to do so!

Getting maintenance performed on your furnace before the coldest of the weather arrives will ensure that its ready to do its job to its fullest ability all winter long. When you sign up for our maintenance plan, you can rest assured that your heating system is prepared to do exactly that. This is the best way to keep your furnace in good shape! (more…)

Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Heating Tune-Up

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

female hand filling out a date on her scheduleWhen we recommend an annual tune-up for your furnace, we understand that it’s an easy suggestion to dismiss. Unless something is obviously wrong with your system—for instance, you can’t get any heat from in on a chilly winter day—then you may be tempted to hold off on calling a technician, particularly if your heating system was working fine last year. However, just like maintenance for your car fends off problems, routine heating maintenance is important for the prevention of the most severe furnace repairs in Kent, WA.

As professional heating specialists, we believe it’s our duty to explain to you why regular tune-ups are so important. For more information, reach out to our team and schedule your next maintenance appointment. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about the importance of this service. (more…)

Why Should I Invest in Solar Installation?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Solar power has been the source of great debate since its inception. Arguments have raged from company board rooms all the way up to the floor of the senate about whether or not solar energy will be the technology that finally frees us of our reliance on fossil fuels. Though that debate is still going on, one thing is certain: solar energy can absolutely save money at the individual level. If you have never looked into installing solar technology in your home, now is the time to consider it. Let’s take a look at why you should invest in solar installation.

What is Solar Energy?

As you probably already know, solar technology involves harvesting the sun’s thermal energy and using it to power some of the home’s appliances. This is done through the installation of solar panels, either on the roof of the home or adjacent to it. The exact details of solar installation are dependent on the individual home, and will vary. What matters, though, is that solar panels themselves are incredibly resilient. They don’t need to be cleaned more than once every few months. They are built to be resistant to inclement weather, up to and including hail. These are devices that are meant to spend their lifespans outside, and their design reflects that.

How Much Can I Save?

This is usually the first question that people ask when they’re considering investing in solar energy. The answer is: it depends. How much money you save with solar energy will depend largely on the size of the system you install. If you are committed to solar energy, you could actually install a system large enough to cover your home’s entire energy bill. Once the system had paid itself off with savings from the monthly bills, any money it saved after that would go right into your pocket. Over the course of a decade or two, you could save tens of thousands of dollars by eliminating your monthly energy bill.

If you’d like to know more about why you should invest in solar installation, call Sound Heating. We provide professional solar installation throughout Kent, WA.