Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

3 Factors to Consider with a New Air Conditioner

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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Are you in the market for a new air conditioning system? Now is the best time to buy, while temperatures are mild. You have plenty of time before summer temperatures begin soaring to their highest. In other words, there’s no reason to rush your purchase! You have time to determine exactly what kind of air conditioner you need, and time to schedule the installation at your convenience.

Your HVAC technician can be an invaluable resource at this time. Our professionals, for instance, can help you determine the best system match for your home, and the factors you’ll want to look at for your new AC.

What factors are these, you ask? (more…)

How to Boost HVAC Efficiency and Save Money

Monday, September 10th, 2018

air conditioning unit sitting on top of moneyIt may still officially be summer—and that being said if you have any lingering Olympia, WA air conditioning services, now is the time to take care of them—but temperatures are already cooling, letting us know that fall and winter are on their way. When the heating system hits in earnest, you’ll want to use your furnace or other heating system as efficiently as possible. After all, given how much you spend to keep your home comfortable all year long, any little savings counts.

Keep reading for some simple ways to boost your HVAC efficiency this coming winter, and subsequently save money! (more…)

No, Your Heater Should Not Make These Noises!

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Shocked and surprisedWe may not get as bitterly cold weather in our part of the world as other states do, but we’re still relying on our heating systems for at least a few more weeks. By the time we reach the end of the season, our heaters have been put under a lot of strain, and the more strain your heater receives, the higher likelihood there is for problems to form, which is bad news for your system and your comfort. You don’t want your heater to break down, and you can’t delay repairs until next year if you want to rely on it to work the next time you need it, either.

To keep your heating system in the best shape possible for the rest of winter, you’ll want to stay on top of any Olympia, WA heating repair needs you may have. And sometimes the best way to detect that you have heating repair needs is by listening for any unfamiliar or loud noises coming from the system. We covered some of these sounds below—if you hear them, be sure to give our team a call as soon as you can. (more…)

What’s the Source of Cold Spots in Your Home?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

cute dog under the warm grey blanketOur winters may not get as frigid as other parts of the country. However, this is no excuse to overlook that they are cold enough to cause major discomfort. This is especially true if you find yourself in need of heating repair in Olympia, WA right in the middle of it. When your home is chilly, there’s no way you can remain comfortable with a malfunctioning heater. So if you notice something like cold spots cropping up throughout your living space, you’ll want to have the trouble addressed quickly by a professional.

But what causes these cold spots? Well, as is the case with most heating system issues, there are various reasons that you might experience cold spots around your home. Our heating professionals are here to help! We’ll investigate the situation thoroughly so we can give you a proper diagnosis the first time around. From there, we’ll advise you on how to resolve the problem and get back to living comfortably. (more…)

Heating FAQ: What Should You Know

Monday, December 18th, 2017

white question mark on a blue backgroundWhen it comes to where we live, there’s no question: it’s absolutely essential that we have effectively and efficiently working heating systems within our homes to stay comfortable through the winter. In order to have this however, you have to properly care for your heating system.

This means keeping up on any Olympia, WA furnace repair needs that come up, scheduling regular maintenance for your system, and having your heater professionally installed in the first place. We’ve covered some commonly asked questions about heating system care below, to help guide you in making the right decisions for your heater! (more…)

What Does a Cracked Heat Exchanger Mean?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

furnace systemFirst off, you may be wondering what a heat exchanger is. If you have a gas-powered furnace, this is a clamshell-shaped object within it that performs an essential part of the heating process. Heat exchangers are unimpressive looking to the untrained eye, but they are of vital importance. This is where hot combustion gasses go after being produced by the burners.

These gasses transfer heat to the walls of the exchangers, and venting pipes remove the cooled exhaust from the gas while fans funnel air through and around the exchangers to receive the heat from their walls. Without heat exchangers, the heat from the gas jets would never reach your indoor air, and you’d feel nothing more than room temperature air wafting from the vents—which, in the winter, can be pretty uncomfortable! (more…)

Is It Too Early to Think about Heating Maintenance?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

technician checking heater Okay, we get it: it’s impossible right now to even imagine using your heater. Summer isn’t even over yet! But the thing is, maintenance is about so much more than looking for repair needs—it is a preventive step that all homeowners should take to ensure the efficiency, and effectiveness, of their heating system. And no, it is never too early to schedule preventive professional heating services in Olympia, WA.

We suggest that you have heating maintenance scheduled right before your heater’s heaviest period of use, so during fall. However, so long as you have your maintenance scheduled on a yearly basis (or twice a year, if you have a heat pump), then you are taking the right step towards ensuring a fully functional heating system. (more…)

Everything You Need to Know About Zone Control Cooling

Monday, June 19th, 2017

zone-control-cooling-everything-need-knowDo you worry about how much energy you use in your home throughout the year, and what the cost of that energy use is? This is understandable. It’s important to take a close look at energy expenditure in your home, but also that you know of ways to lower costs. This starts by working with professionals who will help you improve your home to lower those costs.

One method for lowering your home’s energy use, if you use a forced-air heating and cooling system (a furnace and standard central air conditioner, or a heat pump), is to integrate an Olympia, WA zone control system installation into your HVAC system. (more…)

Can a Dirty Air Filter Really Affect Your Home That Much?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

air-filter-dirty-home-impactIn short, yes. There’s a reason we encourage changing your air filter on a regular basis: 3 times a month during periods of heavy HVAC system use is the general recommendation. Many homeowners might assume a dirty air filter is a problem because it contaminates the indoor air. It’s somewhat true, but only minimally.

The air filter is in place for much more than preventing allergens from moving back into your indoor air. It blocks particles and debris from damaging the inside components of your air conditioner. When the air filter is dirty, it’s no longer able to do this job, and the problem affects your home in many ways. (more…)

Heater Maintenance: It’s Never Too Late!

Monday, January 16th, 2017

If there was ever an appliance in your home that needs regular care, your heater is it. It requires at least once-a-year maintenance to continue operating at its peak performance. As we progress into winter, if you haven’t already scheduled a tune-up, now is the time! Do so now to keep your heating system in good condition for the years to come. Plus, if you have a gas-powered furnace, you’ll be contributing to the safety of the system, your home, and family. (more…)