G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog

Is It Really That Important to Replace My Air Filters?

February 9th, 2016

If you own and operate a forced air HVAC system, then you have probably already heard all about how important it is that you schedule routine, annual maintenance. What you may not realize, though, is just how important it is that you complete at least one maintenance step on your own: changing your air filter. Your air filter should be changed every few months—refer to your specific filter for clearer instructions—so you cannot leave it for your HVAC technician to do on a yearly basis. We’ll get into a few of the ways in which changing your air filter regularly can benefit you in the following post.

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Should I Have a Zone Control System Installed?

February 8th, 2016

Savvy homeowners are always on the lookout for ways in which they can save money around the house. If you are serious about saving money, heating and cooling your home in a more thoughtful manner is a great place to start. We would never suggest that you sacrifice your comfort in order to heat and cool your home more efficiently or affordably, of course. What we do recommend, though, is that you consider the use of a zone control system in Everett, WA. This simple system can really revolutionize the way in which you use your existing forced air heating and air conditioning systems. 

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Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Burning?

February 8th, 2016

When you heat your home, you don’t want to be smelling a burning odor any more than you would want to while cooking your dinner. Furnaces generate heat via the combustion of fossil fuels or with electric resistance. Regardless of the type of furnace that you use, a burning odor is never a good sign. That is why you should contact a member of our staff the moment that you smell burning when you run your heater. While you should never attempt to repair your furnace on your own, we do think that you should have an idea of why your furnace smells this way. Read on to learn more.

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Is Dirty Ductwork Really a Problem?

February 3rd, 2016

We understand that you, as a homeowner, have a lot on your plate. Everyone has to prioritize when it comes to certain tasks, as sometimes it just seems like there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. While some things will inevitably slip through the cracks, we must remind you that allowing dust, dirt and other pollutants to build up within your ductwork can actually prove to be monumentally detrimental to your comfort, and even to your health. The good news is that you don’t have to find the time to clean them out on your own. Instead, you can leave your duct cleaning in Everett, WA to our staff.

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Heat Pumps: Double the Workload, Double the Maintenance

February 2nd, 2016

Because our winters are relatively mild, compared to areas such as the Midwest or the Northeast, at least, using a heat pump in Everett, WA actually makes a lot of sense. These systems use existing heat in the air outside in order to heat homes with great efficiency, and they reverse their operation during the summer in order to vent heat from the air within a home to the great outdoors. If you want to keep your heat pump in great working condition, of course, it is important that you schedule the routine heat pump maintenance that your system needs to succeed. This may be more than you realize, though.

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Why Choose a Gas Water Heater?

February 1st, 2016

Choosing a new water heater for installation in your home is a more major decision than you may realize. When you stop to consider all that you use your water heater for, though, it becomes quite clear, very quickly, just how vital a system this is in your home. We offer a number of great water heaters for installation in homes throughout the area, and we also have the information that you need to make an informed decision when choosing your new water heater in Everett, WA. In the following post, you’ll learn a bit more about why you may want to choose a natural gas water heater.

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Should I Be Using LED Lights?

January 27th, 2016

Your indoor and outdoor lighting systems should be designed to meet your specific user preferences. Because of this, nobody can really tell you exactly what kind of lighting system will work best in or around your home. What the professional electricians on the G & S Heating Cooling & Electric team can tell you, though, is that LED lighting is certainly worth your attention. LED lightbulbs have much to offer homeowners, as we’ll discuss further below. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of LED lighting, and remember that we are here to handle any electrical services that you may require.

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Why Is My Home Heating Unevenly?

January 25th, 2016

There is a lot to love about the winter season, but the fact of the matter is that it is a lot more difficult to love if you are not able to come home to a warm, comfortable home at the end of the day. Unfortunately, some homeowners put up with a subpar performance from their HVAC systems simply because they don’t realize that there is a surmountable problem behind that inadequacy. A very common issue that many face is the development of cold spots throughout their homes. There are many different potential causes of this issue. 

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Is It Time for Water Heater Repairs?

January 25th, 2016

When it comes to the appliances that you use in your home, the water heater just may be at the top of the list. This isn’t to say that it is necessarily the most important, of course. All of the appliances in your home serve an important purpose. However, your water heater in Everett, WA is certainly one of, if not the, most hardest working of these appliances. From doing the dishes to washing your hands and cleaning your whites in the laundry machine, hot water plays an integral role in your day to day life. It is precisely for this reason that you must schedule any necessary water heater repairs immediately.

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Let Us Upgrade Your Fuse Box for You

January 21st, 2016

There was a time when homeowners relied upon fuses in order to complete circuits in their homes, thus allowing their electrical systems to function. These days, the fuse box has largely been supplanted by the more modern circuit breaker panel. Many older homes still have fuse boxes in place, though, with fuses needing to be replaced each time a surge blows one out. If you have a fuse box in your home, why not schedule a fuse box upgrade in Everett, WA? Whether you have a new fuse box installed, or you upgrade to a newer circuit breaker, you can count on the professional electricians here at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric to do the job right. 

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