Posts Tagged ‘Tacoma’

AC Efficiency Boosting Tips for Optimal Comfort

Monday, June 1st, 2020

vent-on-white-wallThat said, one of the most common questions we get from homeowners about air conditioner is how to use their most efficiently in order to lower their cooling costs. Considering that being warm inside our homes is uncomfortable, it’s only natural that you may wonder this as well.

The good news is, there are a number of AC services to help, including professional routine maintenance to help prevent repair needs and lengthen system lifespan. There are also HVAC and indoor air quality products than can help boost efficiency too. But you don’t necessarily have to invest in or buy anything to boost your AC efficiency! Read on as we explain. (more…)

What Type of AC System Is Right for Your Home?

Monday, May 18th, 2020

technicians-working-on-air-conditioner-outside-unitThere are a lot of words getting thrown around today when it comes to air conditioners. With so many types on the market, it can be overwhelming to have to choose one. Which one will give you the most bang for your buck?

We can’t answer what is the best system for your specific home and needs without seeing your home first, but we can offer some guidance, at least. Each type of central air conditioner installation has its own unique advantages, and we’re happy to go over those with you so you can make an educated decision about what’s best for your living space.

Read on as we uncover what the differences are between each system. (more…)

Rainy Day Activities to Keep Your Home in Top Shape

Monday, May 4th, 2020

home-on-street-after-rainfallResidents in our area are no strangers to the rain! No matter the season, we definitely get more than our fair share. As we spend more time inside our homes these days due to the current health crisis, it’s easy to feel down about not even being able to enjoy your own backyard!

There’s good news though. We have ideas for a number of activities you may not even think of as being that important, but can benefit your home in a variety of ways—making it more comfortable and more efficient, plus increasing its value and lowering your energy costs to boot! (more…)

Is Your Furnace about to Call it Quits?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

couple-sitting-on-couch-in-parkas-looking-coldIn our last blog post, we talked about how vital air conditioner maintenance is. Now is the best time to get this service done, since you don’t actually need your air conditioner yet—meaning there will be no interruption in service!

Of course, temperatures are still quite chilly for now, and may still be for several more weeks to come. Which means… you’ll be using your furnace for several more weeks to come.

Is your heater up to the task? Just like AC maintenance is vital for summer, furnace maintenance is essential for winter and early spring. If you skipped maintenance this last fall, then this blog post is for you. (more…)

It’s Not Too Late! Prevent Heating Repairs Today

Monday, December 30th, 2019

jets-of-gas-furnaceHave you scheduled your heating maintenance appointment yet? The ideal time to do this is typically at the beginning of fall, in order to get your tune-up in before temperatures drop too low and you need your heating system the most. But it’s more important that you have this service done consistently, so if you haven’t yet scheduled your tune-up, now is the time!

Heating maintenance is what’s going to keep your system in good shape this season, and help fend off the worst of repair needs. It’s never a bad idea to have maintenance done—it’s a necessity, not a luxury. We do understand why heating maintenance may seem unnecessary, especially if nothing is apparently wrong with your heater right now—but we’d like to help your heater stay that way. So read on, and discover some of the best benefits of heating maintenance: (more…)

It’s Time: Schedule Your Heating Maintenance Appointment Today

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

technician-looking-at-inside-of-heaterFall is officially here! That means heating season is here, too. Before too long, you’ll be using your heater to keep you warm for days on end. There are many things you can do to prep your home for the heating season, and one of the best things is to schedule professional heating maintenance in Tacoma, WA.

Keep reading to learn why heating maintenance is so vital to the health of your heating system, and why we urge you to get it done this season rather than waiting for wintertime. (more…)

Can Your Air Conditioner Be Making You Sick?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

vent-on-wall-near-floorDid you know your air conditioner could be introducing particles and contaminants into your home through your ductwork?

“Wait,” you may be wondering, “isn’t that what the air filter is for—to prevent that from happening?”

Well… not quite. A clean air filter is absolutely essential to your air conditioner, but not for the reason you may think—more on that below. The fact of the matter is, without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, your indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoors. As a matter of fact, this is true for many homes throughout Tacoma and the surrounding air. So, does this mean your air conditioner can essentially make you sick? (more…)

Is Your Air Conditioner Hurting the Health of Your Air?

Monday, July 15th, 2019

child-pinching-their-noseLet’s start by saying, it’s not necessarily that your air conditioner itself is hurting the health of your air, but by its nature, it doesn’t help.

The thing is, today’s homes are built with very tight construction. The reason for this is for energy efficiency—when there are no drafty areas or spots for air to escape your home, it means all the cooling you’re paying for stays indoors. You’re not simply paying for air conditioning that doesn’t actually keep you comfortable.

Where this becomes a problem, is that it can cause the air in your home to become stale and dry. True, dry air isn’t something we deal with a whole lot in our area, but trust us when we say it can become uncomfortable real fast. So, what’s the solution? Well, we encourage you to look into the installation of a whole-home energy recovery ventilator (ERV)—read on to learn more! (more…)

How to Cool Your Home More Efficiently

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

white-vent-on-white-wallIf there’s anything you’d like to know about using your air conditioner, it’s probably how to save money. How can you use your cooling system most efficiently in order to lower your energy bills, without sacrificing comfort?

The good news is, in addition to scheduling routine tune-ups for your air conditioner, there are a number of low-cost or even free ways to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency. Read on for some tips on how to do so, and be sure to contact our team if you suspect any problems with your system. (more…)

It’s That Time Again: Schedule Your AC Tune-Up Today

Monday, May 6th, 2019

outdoor-ac-unit-with-tools-on-topIn the absence of a complete, irreparable breakdown, there’s never a bad time to schedule maintenance for your air conditioner. There is certainly an ideal time, however.

Still though, many homeowners are resistant to scheduling air conditioning tune-ups at all, seeing them as an unnecessary waste of their money. But what’s actually an unnecessary waste of money is paying more than you should each month for an air conditioner that isn’t working as efficiently as it is designed to. And what can you do about this? You can start by trusting our pros to handle this very important service for your HVAC in Tacoma, WA. (more…)