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Why Use an Air Cleaner or Purifier?

July 17th, 2017

blowing-nosePollution is a problem that we’ve all heard about, and we’ve all seen photos from different parts of the world — or even our own country — where smog is high and air quality is very, very low at points. A lot of homeowners think of their living spaces as being havens from such issues, but the fact of the matter is that indoor air quality is actually often worse than the air quality outdoors! Don’t worry too much, though, because we can help.

Our indoor air quality technicians install and service various air cleaners and air purifiers in North Seattle, WA. Whatever the particular situation in your home may call for, we’ve got you covered. We also have the training and expertise necessary for determining precisely what that particular situation calls for to begin with. If you are concerned about the air that you’re breathing in your home, contact a member of our team today.

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Boost AC Efficiency with These Simple Tips

July 3rd, 2017

dollarChances are that if you want a dry, arid summer season, you are not going to be moving to the Pacific Northwest. We have a fair amount of gray, rainy weather around here. That does not mean that temperatures never get oppressively hot during the summer season, though. It may not be Phoenix-level hot, but the fact is you are going to be using your air conditioner with some regularity over the course of the summer season. You don’t want to be paying more than you should have to in order to cool your home when you do.

No matter how much you may run your AC, you want to keep your energy bills to a minimum. More affordable cooling does not mean that you have to entirely replace your air conditioning system, though. Keep the following tips in mind, and run your air conditioner in Lake Stevens, WA without dreading the arrival of your next electricity bill.

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Have You Noticed Ice on Your Air Conditioner?

June 19th, 2017

frost-and-iceThere are certain issues that you will immediately recognize as being potentially serious problems with your air conditioner. If, for instance, you notice that your air conditioner is blowing hot air into your home, that is a pretty clear cut sign that the system is not functioning properly. Would you immediately spring into action if you noticed that there was ice on your air conditioner, though? After all, the sole function of an air conditioner is to keep things cool, is it not?

While this may be true, at no point in its normal operation should an air conditioner be freezing anything. Ice developing on the air conditioner is definitely a sign of trouble. While your system may not break down entirely as the result of ice developing on it, serious problems can arise if you do not figure out why your system is icing over, and what you have to do about it. Leave your air conditioning repairs in Everett, WA to the pros on our staff, and enjoy a job done right.

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Electrical FAQ: Do I Need Repairs?

June 7th, 2017

plugThere are certain problems that you may encounter in your home that don’t really demand immediate attention. A dripping faucet, for instance, should be fixed as soon as possible because it wastes water and drives up your bill, but it isn’t an emergency that requires immediate action to be taken. Any issues with your electrical system, on the other hand, could lead to dangerous operating conditions.

If you do need electrical repairs in North Seattle, WA, it is absolutely vital that you have them completed ASAP. The longer that you ignore any warning signs of trouble, the more likely it becomes that your system will suffer serious damages and potentially put your health or the condition of your property in jeopardy. But what are some of the warning signs to look out for?

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AC Tip: Keep the Drain Line Clear

June 5th, 2017

air-conditioning-technicianWait a second, you may be thinking, what are they talking about? My air conditioner doesn’t use water at all! Why would I have to keep a drain line clear? It is true that your central air conditioner or heat pump does not use water in its operation as it cools your home. However, it is also true that the condensate drain line is an integral part of any home cooling system. So where exactly is this water coming from? Well, the answer is right in the name of the drain: condensation.

Your air conditioner in Marysville, WA evaporates refrigerant in order to remove heat from the air surrounding and passing over it. During this process, though, the system also draws moisture out of the air. The moisture condensates on the evaporator coil, before dripping down into the condensate drain pan and draining out of your home via the drain line. A clogged up drain line can cause a number of different problems.

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Should I Replace My Water Heater?

May 22nd, 2017

tank-water-heaterQuick, think of the most exciting way in which you could spend a decent chunk of your hard-earned cash! If we were to follow up on this question and ask if “replacing my water heater” was your answer, you’d probably stop reading this post right now. We understand that replacing a water heater may not be all that exciting an investment to make, but it is one that can prove hugely beneficial for you, your budget, and the day to day operations of your home.

The fact of the matter is that a malfunctioning water heater in Snohomish, WA is a serious problem — though not as serious as one that has broken down entirely. When do you stop repairing, though, and opt for a replacement? When do you call it quits with your water heater in order to prevent a total breakdown in the near future? There is no right answer to these questions, unfortunately. What we have to offer, though, are a number of tips to help you to determine if a water heater replacement is your best course of action.

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Some Hot Weather Tips

May 17th, 2017

family-outdoorsMost of us look forward to some sunny, warm summer weather in this part of the country. We may not have the coldest winters around, but we also don’t always have the most accommodating weather in general to enjoy. That is why you really want to get out there and the heat of sunny days when you can.

Of course, you also need to be able to beat the heat if you are going to be able to enjoy your summer season to its fullest. We have a few tips that will help you to do just that. Remember to contact the Lake Stevens AC pros on our team if you need any cooling services this season.

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IAQ FAQ: What Are UV Lights?

May 16th, 2017

UV-lightNo, we are not talking about the lights that make your sneakers t-shirts glow at concerts — though the technology is much the same. UV germicidal lights are not used to create a fun atmosphere in one’s home. Instead, they are used to keep the air within that home cleaner and more healthful. If you think that dust and dirt are the only pollutants that you should be concerned with in your home, think again. Biological pollutants can put your health in jeopardy, and using UV germicidal lights in Everett, WA helps to resolve such problems. 

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Why Choose a Central Air Conditioner?

May 11th, 2017

If you are serious about keeping your home cool and comfortable in an efficient and effective manner during the hottest time of the year, then you really should be looking beyond the window units that you’ve been making do with. Sure, window units may be cheaper than whole-house cooling systems, but they simply cannot compete with the many different benefits that central air conditioning systems have to offer. Contact a member of our staff today if you are interested in investing in a new central air conditioner in Lake Stevens, WA.

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Common AC Problems: Blowing Warm Air

May 10th, 2017

When the heat of the summer season is in full swing, the last thing that you want to be worrying about is whether or not your air conditioner is going to function properly and keep your home cool and comfortable. Unfortunately, there really is no guarantee that it is going to do so. Chances are that, at some point, you are going to have to schedule service for a malfunctioning or damaged air conditioner. That is why you should keep yourself aware of potential warning signs that your air conditioner in North Seattle, WA is in trouble. 

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