Posts Tagged ‘Seattle’

The End of Summer Is No Time to Neglect Your AC

Monday, September 24th, 2018

top view of an air conditioner unitWith daytime temperatures already dipping below 70°F, you are probably using your air conditioner a lot less, if you’re still using it at all. Given that you won’t need the AC much for another couple seasons, you’re probably tempted to let any current repair needs wait until then.

Why wait, though? Really … this will only allow problems to grow, possibly leaving you with a completely broken down cooling system when you do need it again next spring.

Additionally, the end of summer is actually one of the best times to invest in professional Seattle, WA air conditioning services. It enables our technicians to fully inspect your system and make sure it’s in decent shape. True, we do usually recommend a system inspection—AC maintenance—before summer begins. However, it matters more that you have it done once a year than it does what month or season you have it done. (more…)

Troubleshooting a Failing Furnace

Monday, October 9th, 2017

furnace systemWith fall officially here, temperatures have dropped in the last couple of weeks. Soon enough, you’ll be turning on your furnace and using it on a regular basis to keep your home and family comfortable—if you haven’t done so already. When this time comes, you want to know your furnace will be there for you all season long, right?

This means not only should you schedule a tune-up for your furnace if you haven’t already, but you should address any Seattle, WA heating system repair needs now, before your heater has to work its hardest. But, what if you don’t even know your furnace needs repair? Are there certain indicators you can watch out for? Why, yes, there are! Keep reading to learn more. (more…)

AC Trouble: The Repair vs. Replace Debate

Monday, July 31st, 2017

ac-trouble-repair-vs-replacementFor our corner of the world, summer temperatures aren’t quite as detrimental as you’d find in other parts of the country. Still though, being stuck without a cooling system on one of the hottest days of the years is never pleasant, no matter where you live. Hopefully, you had your air conditioner professionally maintained before summer hit, to fend off any problems. But what if you haven’t yet, or your air conditioner is showing troubling symptoms despite professional maintenance?

One thing is for sure: it’s time to call for professional Seattle, WA air conditioning services. But should you pay for repairs—or replace the system altogether? If you’re like most homeowners, an air conditioning system is a major investment. And you’ll want to make sure you get the best return on that investment, especially if your existing system isn’t extremely old. Keep reading to learn about a few things you should consider when you find yourself in the middle of the “repair vs. replacement” debate. (more…)

How to Best Avoid Midsummer AC Problems

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

avoid-midsummer-ac-problemsWe may still be experiencing cooler temperatures, and in fact most of the year in the Seattle area can be considered the “heating season.” But that doesn’t mean that when summer weather does hit that we want to be stuck with a broken down air conditioner. Imagine being in the middle of a heat wave when your cooling system breaks down.

Midsummer air conditioning repairs are nothing short of a hassle. Surely, you’d rather take preventative measures to reduce the chance that this will happen at all. The main preventive measure you can take is to invest in Seattle, WA air conditioning maintenance. (more…)

Your Heater and Your Home’s Humidity: What You Should Know!

Monday, March 13th, 2017

heat-and-humidityJust a couple short weeks ago, the National Weather Service declared this winter as one of the coldest in 32 years for our area. Of course, if you’ve lived in the Seattle area for even just a few years, you probably don’t need to be told that it’s been pretty darn cold! And more cold weather is on its way—are you prepared?

Hopefully, you are well equipped with a fully functioning and well-maintained heating system that’s gotten you through the season so far. But what is your heater doing for your Seattle, WA indoor air quality? (more…)

Signs of Furnace Problems

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Winter is here, and although we may not get as bitterly cold weather as the Midwest or the East Coast, our weather is nothing to scoff at during this season. As such, it’s imperative that you have a fully functional heater to help you and your family stay warm.

When something goes awry with your heater, it can certainly send you into a frenzy. Preventing emergencies like this begins with staying on top of heater maintenance—these should be scheduled once a year for standard systems and twice a year for heat pumps. However, even a system that is well maintained may eventually need a repair. How do you know, however, when it’s time? (more…)

Help! Why Is My Water Heater Leaking?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

We’ve discussed before reasons that you may need to call for water heater repairs, with leaks being one of the leading causes. If you notice water starting to pool around the base of your unit or any other area around it, you can be pretty sure that a leak has occurred. When this happens, it’s imperative that you call in professionals.

Without prompt professional repair, leaks can rapidly worsen, and you can easily find yourself with major water damage and a completely failed water heater. We’ve listed below some of the reasons that your water heater may be leaking. This is to help you understand the function of your water heater—not to guide you through DIY-repairs. Repairs should be handled by a trained expert, such as a member of our staff. (more…)

What Exactly Is Furnace Maintenance Preventing?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

A common term you’ve likely heard many times and seen even on this page is “preventive maintenance.” We cannot stress the importance of having your furnace maintained before the winter season comes. You don’t want to be stranded in the middle of cold weather with a broken-down furnace. But is this all that maintenance prevents—a breakdown?

Actually, there are a number of benefits to furnace maintenance, and a variety of problems that can easily be avoided by scheduling this service on a yearly basis. Keep reading to learn more about what exactly furnace maintenance prevents. (more…)

Choosing the Right Heating System for Your Home

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

In most homes throughout the country, the HVAC system accounts for the majority of the household energy bills. In your house, you want to ensure that you have the most efficient and effective model possible while also keeping within a budget.

You can achieve this when you have our team on your side to help you select the best residential HVAC system. With winter on the way, we’ll focus on the heating system in this post. Keep reading to learn about what factors you should consider when choosing the right heating system for your home. (more…)

Is a Zone Control System Right for You?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

We may not live in too hot of a climate compared to some of our east coast neighbors; however summer can still pack quite the punch. Without the right kind of air conditioning system, you can definitely suffer. But when you do utilize an air conditioning system, you want to make sure you are making the most of your cooling experience and utilizing your system as efficiently as possible.

If you have a traditional central air conditioning unit, at one time or another you may have been frustrated by the fact that you need set just one temperature to condition air throughout your entire home. The good news is, you don’t actually have to do this. You just need to invest in a zone control system! (more…)