Posts Tagged ‘Puyallup’

Electric Furnaces vs. Heat Pumps: Which Should You Have Installed?

Monday, November 14th, 2022
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If you need a new heater in your home this winter, you may be shopping around for the best type of heater to fit your needs. Among your options are electric furnaces and heat pumps. Both are very popular choices for homeowners when it comes to heating a home. 

But what are the differences between electric furnaces and heat pumps? What type of system should you have installed? The answer is that it depends on your wants and needs. Keep reading to learn more about the pros and cons of electric furnaces and heat pumps. Then, when you’re ready for an HVAC installation in Puyallup, WA, give our team a call. 

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All About Radiant Heaters

Monday, September 19th, 2022

hvac-vent-low-on-wallIt is no surprise that it gets cold here in Washington – really cold. Winter is just around the corner and you’ll be turning your heater on soon if you haven’t already. And if you’re hoping to stay comfortable this winter, you need a heating system that is designed to withstand the frigid temperatures we can expect. 

While each different type of heater has its own pros and cons, radiant heaters have benefits that are really difficult to match or beat. With that being said, radiant heaters are difficult to install and they aren’t right for every home. But if you’ve heard of radiant heaters and they piqued your interest, give us a call. We’re the experts in hydronics for Puyallup, WA

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Should You Have A Zone Control System Installed?

Monday, July 11th, 2022

We’ve been in the twenty-first century for a while now, and it’s high time that our HVAC systems reflected that. In this article, we’ll discuss zone control systems and what they can offer the modern homeowner in terms of capability and benefits. (more…)

Why AC Installation Should Be Left To The Pros

Monday, June 27th, 2022

two-techs-working-on-ac“DIY,” or “Do It Yourself” can be a great approach for lots of things. After all, if it can potentially save you time and money, what’s the harm?

But it’s important to realize that this philosophy only goes so far.

Yes, using your own know-how to do some landscaping or change the oil in your car can be a great idea, but is it for installing things like an AC?

The answer is no, and in this article, we’ll explain exactly why.

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Is AC Maintenance Really Necessary?

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

outdoor-ac-unitWe understand—when it gets as cold as it does here, and never really warms up to the point we need our air conditioners to run for weeks on end, it’s easy to forget about these cooling systems and the service they need. Still though, however briefly you’ll need your air conditioner for, it’s wise to keep up on your annual maintenance appointments, so when you do need it, you can ensure it works as efficiently as possible.

Just like a tune-up for your care, an AC maintenance tune-up is vital to the overall performance of your air conditioner in addition to repair prevention. (more…)

Don’t Delay on This Important Furnace Repair!

Monday, February 10th, 2020

natural-gas-burnersAre you one of the many homeowners in our area who uses a gas-powered furnace to keep your household comfortable? If so, we understand why! These powerful systems are durable and help you achieve optimal comfort. But, there is one potential safety risk to be aware of, and that’s a cracked heat exchanger. Of all the furnace repair needs you might ever need, this is the #1 need not to ignore or delay.

Just like any other powerful piece of equipment or appliance that produces combustion gas, an ill-maintained furnace can create health and safety hazards. No, furnaces aren’t inherently dangerous, but they can become so if you skip maintenance or delay a necessary repair like this one.

Cracked heat exchangers aren’t something that typically afflicts newer heating systems, but rather those around 10-15 years old. Read on to learn more! (more…)

How to Use Your Heater and Pay Less Doing So

Monday, January 13th, 2020

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When it comes to using our home comfort systems, we often think that the only way to save money is to use the systems less—but what if we told you this isn’t the case? What if we told you, you could use your heater more than you did last year, and save money? Some of the tips we’re about to share cost nothing more than a bit of your time, while others cost a little upfront to save you more later.

Read on as we uncover some ways to use your heater as much as you need to in order to stay comfortable, and pay less doing so! (more…)

Is Your Furnace Making These Strange Noises?

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

woman-covering-her-earsWe aren’t going to say your furnace should never make noise. After all, there’s no such thing as a completely soundless forced air heating system. You’re going to hear it turn on and off, and you’re going to hear the fluctuation of the ductwork as the temperatures change within them. You’ll also hear the air coming through your vents. But the thing about these noises is, you’ll always hear them—from day one.

What we want you to be concerned with is those noises that seemingly crop up out of nowhere—they’re unfamiliar, odd, or loud and unsettling. Some might be quieter than others, and therefore seem not as ominous. But the fact of the matter is, these types of furnace noises shouldn’t be ignored and repairs shouldn’t be delayed. Waiting on repairs of this nature can leave you with a completely broken down furnace right when you need it the most.

So, what noises, in particular, should you be attuned to? (more…)

Why a Cracked Heat Exchanger Is Bad News

Monday, November 4th, 2019

jets-of-furnace-firingFirst off, it’s important to note that when we’re talking about heat exchangers in this particular post, we’re talking about those within gas-powered furnaces and heating systems. These gas-powered appliances are not inherently dangerous, but they can become so if not properly cared for.

Like most powerful appliances, or any appliance that generates combustion gases, a furnace could potentially create health and safety hazards if it’s not maintained on an annual basis, or if it isn’t repairs as soon as symptoms of a problem appear. Treat your gas-powered system well and you’ll have few things to worry about. Ignore a cracked heat exchanger, and that won’t be the case. (more…)

Do Boilers Need Maintenance?

Monday, October 21st, 2019

top-of-boiler-with-pressure-gaugeFor most homeowners, the furnace has long time been the heating system of choice for their homes. Boilers are an alternative to this, mostly found in homes that don’t have a network of ventilation ductwork. If you have a boiler, it operates by circulating hot water through pipes to terminal points in your home, like radiators and baseboard heaters, where the heat then radiates into the rooms.

Most homeowners who utilize these heating systems enjoy the comfort and energy savings (not to mention subsequent monetary savings) they bring. They also appreciate how rarely their boiler needs repair. Boilers have fewer moving parts than furnaces after all, so they wear down slower and will require less fixes over their lifespan.

However, this doesn’t mean that they never need maintenance! Your boiler should never miss a routine fall maintenance appointment. For any type of heating system, we recommend annual maintenance. (more…)