Posts Tagged ‘Tacoma’

Tips to Boost AC Efficiency and Lower Your Energy Bills

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

money-symbols-coming-out-of-white-chimneyThe official start of summer is not very far off. And even though it doesn’t get as stifling hot here as it does in other parts of the country, we do have some intense weeks of warmth to contend with. This means you want to be able to rely on your air conditioner to get you through the season as comfortably, and affordably, as possible. This means ensuring that your system is as efficient as it can be.

This starts with maintenance! Professional air conditioning maintenance, conducted once a year, enables our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it. This all helps to extend your system’s lifespan and help it perform better—that is, more efficiently. We know you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on your cooling needs this year.

So give us a call to schedule your spring maintenance appointment with us, and in the meantime read on for some further tips to boost your AC efficiency and lower your energy bills as a result. (more…)

Signs of a Tankless Water Heater in Disrepair

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

tankless-systemIn our last blog post, we talked about the benefits of tankless systems, also known as on-demand water heaters. If you already have one in your home, then you likely know of all these benefits! But do you know how to detect when it needs repair?

A faulty water heater is never something you want to encounter. After all, the longer your tankless water heater is in disrepair, the longer you have to go without hot water or the longer you have pay for high energy bills because something is amiss with the heat exchangers of the system. We don’t want this to be the case for you! So read on as we uncover some of the leading signs that something is amiss with your tankless water heater, then give us a call if you discover any of these indicators. (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…)

3 Reasons You Need a Pro for Your Furnace Installation

Monday, January 11th, 2021

technician-working-on-furnaceLook, we get how tempting it is when you need a new heating system to install it yourself. After all, this will help you save money, right?

But unless we’re talking about a space heater that just plugs into an outlet in the wall, we really need to advise against self-installation.

The problem with trying to attempt installation on your own is that there are a number of intricate steps involved with this service, and if any of those steps are missed or are done too hastily it can lead to problems like gas line damage or torn ductwork, among other issues that could lead to premature system breakdown. Essentially, furnace systems are very complex pieces of equipment that require trained and experienced hands to manage.

Of course, if you’re in the process of shopping for a furnace right now, chances are there is quite a bit of urgency involved. But please don’t rush. Give our number a call to schedule a furnace installation, and read on to learn 3 reasons why you should trust the pros: (more…)

Why You Should Only Trust a Pro for Your Furnace Installation

Monday, December 28th, 2020

furnace-jetsHas the time finally come for you to accept that your old furnace just isn’t what it used to be? Perhaps it’s time for you to upgrade to a newer and higher-efficiency system. Furnace installation is a big job, and one that requires experienced and knowledgeable technicians to handle.

Homeowners often don’t realize this, but a proper furnace installation starts before we actually put the furnace in. We can assist with the important tasks of selecting the right heater for your specific needs, and ensuring it is sized correctly as well.

The fact of the matter is, a lot of work goes into a furnace installation, and messing up this job could leave you with an inefficient, ineffective system. Read on as we explore just why it’s so important to only trust a trained and experienced professional for your furnace installation. (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 Your AC Struggling to Start Up?

Monday, September 21st, 2020

two-techs-working-on-outside-ac-unitIn order to work as they should, residential air conditioners require a number of complex components, including wires, switches, capacitors, and more. When something goes wrong, it means that one of these components is experiencing a problem, and it requires a professional to inspect and figure it out in order to safely make repairs.

One of the problems we get called about is an air conditioner that sounds like it is struggling to start up or is “hard-starting,” meaning you might hear a hum or a buzz and then a loud bang as the compressor does finally cycle on. So what’s going on here? Read on to find out!

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Is a Refrigerant Leak That Big of a Deal?

Monday, September 7th, 2020

refrigerant-line-leading-into-ac-unitThe short answer to this is, “yes!”

Look, there are a lot of problems you can run into with your air conditioner over the years. Some are more minor than others. A worn motor bearing, for example, is something to be expected to wear and tear impacts your cooling system. While you don’t want to wait too long before having it replaced, as it can create a domino effect and damage your system, it falls on the list of “minor” issues when it comes to your AC.

But then there are other problems that you don’t want to just label as “minor.” A refrigerant leak is one of them!

If you believe that you do have a refrigerant leak in your cooling system, then you need to give the professionals a call as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the bigger risk there is of serious AC damage. The component that will get the brunt of this damage is the compressor—you know, the heart of your entire air conditioner. But how do you know if you actually have a refrigerant leak? Read on to find out!

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3 Reasons to Hire a Pro for Your AC Installation

Monday, August 24th, 2020

top-view-of-outdoor-ac-unitWhat you’re about to read below are the 3 steps it takes to complete a successful air conditioner installation. Now, we aren’t sharing these steps to encourage you to install your own air conditioner. In fact, we’d specifically advise against that. After all, residential cooling systems are complex pieces of machinery that require a trained and experienced technician to manage.

The reason we share these steps, is because we know how urgent an air conditioner purchase can be this time of year, and we want you to see why it’s so important to hire a professional for the job rather than trying to manage it on your own. Rushing into a purchase like this leaves homeowners with an uncomfortable home and high energy bills. Read on as we uncover the top 3 reasons (a.k.a the steps we go through) to hire a professional for your AC installation.

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