Posts Tagged ‘Tacoma’

Should You Go Solar This Year?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

pole-mounted-solar-panelSolar energy has seen increasing popularity with homeowners in the past several years. It may have crossed your mind without you giving it a second thought. Or maybe it has been heavy on your mind and you just don’t know if the time is right. The good news is that there’s no better time than now to invest in solar energy. 

If you need the encouragement to take the leap, we can offer it to you. Our solar services include solar repair in Tacoma, WA, so we can walk with you every step of the way through your solar journey – even offering services after your initial investment. After all, installing solar panels isn’t a one-and-done project. You have to learn how to maximize your investment and care for your panels. 

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What Is AC Tonnage and Why Does It Matter

Monday, August 8th, 2022

two-techs-working-on-acAir conditioning tonnage is not a reference to the amount an air conditioner weighs. Rather, it is a measurement of the cooling power the system has. It is one way to determine how powerful the AC is at cooling down the home. Understanding this could help you to make better decisions about what to install in your home. 

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Why You Don’t Want an AC Refrigerant Leak

Monday, July 25th, 2022

insulated-refrigerant-lineBeing unable to get relief from the sweltering temperatures of summer can be hazardous to your health. One of the best ways to give your body a break from hot weather is by spending time in your air-conditioned home. Many people take a reliable HVAC unit for granted until it breaks down. 

If your unit suddenly stops producing cool air, then reaching out to a reputable Tacoma WA central AC service is a wise move. One of the first things an HVAC technician will check when a unit is unable to produce cool air is refrigerant levels. Here is some more information about AC refrigerant and why having a refrigerant leak is hazardous to your unit.  (more…)

A Few Sounds You Don’t Want Your Cooling System to Make

Monday, June 13th, 2022

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenThe sound of your air conditioner’s compressor coming on during one of the hottest days of the year is music to your ears–unless you hear one of the accompanying sounds we’re about to describe below. 

There are a number of reasons that your cooling system may start making odd noises, but pretty much all of them point to the need for a professional HVAC technician. Having a professional take a look at your air conditioner means getting to the root of the problem without any guesswork or shoddy repairs. 

On our team, we encourage homeowners to schedule annual (or biannual, if you have a heat pump system) maintenance tune-ups to avoid up to 85% of the repairs your system might ever need in its lifetime. But there is still that 15% that happens due to nothing more than wear and tear. And so, it’s important to know the signs of an air conditioner in disrepair, so that if one happens between maintenance sessions, you know to give our number a dial. 

Read on to learn what sounds you should listen for (and call us about!)

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Is Your Heat Pump Ready To Switch To Cooling Mode?

Monday, May 16th, 2022

sun-and-snowflake-animationIt’s been a long, cold winter, and while you may be ready for warmer temperatures, that doesn’t necessarily mean your heat pump is.

Many homeowners appreciate the fact that their heat pump has the ability to both heat and cool their home; however, what they may not realize is that this type of system isn’t always able to change modes so seamlessly. In fact, an inability to switch between heating and cooling mode is one of the more common troubles heat pumps can run into.

In this article, we’ll review some common causes of this malfunction, and what you can do to address it.

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What Type of Solar Panels Are Best?

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

pole-mounted-solar-panelWhen homeowners are looking to save money in our area, they’re often curious about solar panels and solar energy, and how much it could save them. But did you know there are actually different types of solar panels you could get? There are roof-mounted, which you’re probably most familiar with, ground-mounted, and pole-mounted.

The difference between these panels is how well their placement can receive sunlight. Given that we live in a fairly rainy and overcast climate, it may seem like you wouldn’t get much use out of solar panels, but the reality is with the right placement, solar panels are absolutely worth it and can save you a lot of money in the long run. Read on to learn more!

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Are You Using Your Heater Efficiently?

Monday, March 7th, 2022

tech-working-on-furnaceAs a homeowner, it’s only natural to want to keep your space in the best condition possible while being mindful of your expenses. For many, comfort and affordability go hand in hand as it relates to their heating system, with both being important to their prosperity and quality of life. In this way, the notion of efficiency is a major topic in the world of heating, valued for its capacity to deliver optimization of both needs.

In the following, we’ll review some of the best ways you can boost your home’s heating efficiency.

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Which is Better: An Electric or Gas Furnace?

Monday, February 21st, 2022

question-markPreviously, we talked about the signs that will indicate it’s time to upgrade your furnace. This week, we explore the options you can consider for a furnace upgrade. 

You’ll have to consider multiple things when purchasing a new furnace for your home. Purchasing an inefficient system could lead to higher bills and frequent furnace repairs. 

The fuel source you choose to use should always align with your specific needs. In most instances, you’ll have a choice between an electric and a gas furnace. The furnace’s cost, durability, and effectiveness will all influence your decision. 

Not sure how to make your choice? Here’s what you’ll need to make an informed decision!

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Signs That It’s Time for a Furnace Upgrade

Monday, February 7th, 2022

technician-servicing-furnaceNot sure if it’s time to replace your furnace? Purchasing a furnace is a considerable investment and buying a good quality unit is worth every buck. However, regardless of how good your furnace is, there comes a time when you have to replace it. 

Before your furnace breaks down completely, it gives you plenty of signs that it requires an upgrade. Spotting these signs early enough gives you the time to have your furnace replaced on time to avoid chilly nights or even worse. Here are the signs that you need a furnace replacement in Tacoma, WA:

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Why You Need to Change Your Furnace Air Filter

Monday, January 24th, 2022

hands-changing-air-filterOne of the crucial things in furnace maintenance is changing the air filters. If you haven’t done so in a long while, you might want to check it now. Most of the time, when a furnace is on, any slight changes in its overall performance are easily noticeable.

These changes can result in less comfortable air or lower performance output due to a defective filter. Since it is crucial to the comfort of your home, you should change your furnace air filter should at least after a month or two. Here’s why!

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