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Looking for More Efficient Cooling (But Not a New AC)?

August 24th, 2016

We are moving steadily out of the summer season, which means that your air conditioner has already done the bulk of the work that it will have to for the year. That also means that you’ve undoubtedly paid a few electric bills overlapping with your AC use. Were you unhappy with what you when doing so?

There are a number of ways that you can enjoy a more efficient cooling experience without replacing your entire air conditioning system. In fact, the following suggestions can help you to enjoy more efficient heating, as well. If you are serious about cooling your home affordably, keep this information in mind.

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AC FAQ: What Are the Coils?

August 23rd, 2016

If you use a whole-home air conditioning system, you probably are aware of the fact that you have both an indoor unit and an outdoor unit in the system. Chances are, though, that you don’t know much more than this. That’s okay. Most homeowners are perfectly happy so long as their ACs are blowing cool air.

We believe that it’s beneficial to have a basic understanding of your air conditioner in Everett, WA, even if you should never attempt to service it on your own. Read on to learn a bit more about the coils in your home cooling system. When you need any air conditioning services, be sure to dial our number. 

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Heat Pump FAQ: What Does “Invertor” Mean?

August 22nd, 2016

We’ve mentioned many times that the Pacific Northwest is really ideally suited for the use of heat pump technology. We get cold weather, but don’t have to contend with frequently subzero temperatures the way they do in, say, Maine or Vermont. With that in mind, there are certain types of heat pumps that can boost energy efficiency and performance levels beyond even that of the standard heat pump.

The invertor heat pump has made some changes to technology that can benefit homeowners, as well as the systems themselves, greatly. If you are thinking about a new HVAC system, a heat pump with invertor technology may be up your alley. Read on, and be sure to let us handle your heat pump services in Everett, WA.

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Replacing Your Heater This Year? Consider Geothermal

August 17th, 2016

Now is a great time to get your heating replacement in Everett, WA out of the way. The heat of summer is going to be around for another few weeks, anyway, but it won’t be long before the chill of the autumn weather returns. Shortly after it does, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself firing up your heater once more. If you don’t think that your heating system has another fruitful season left in it, then contact us to inquire about your replacement options today.

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Why Are Ductless Mini Splits So Efficient?

August 16th, 2016

We’re nearing the end of the summer season, whether you are ready to let go of the warm weather or not. That has many homeowners looking forward to the colder time of the year, and really taking stock of the condition that their heaters are in. If you think you’d benefit from a heating replacement this year, or if the performance of your AC so far this summer leads you to believe it’s time to make some changes, consider the installation of a ductless mini split system in Everett, WA.

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Do I Really Need to Have My Water Heater Tank Flushed?

August 15th, 2016

That depends — does your water heater have a tank? If so, then yes, it is vitally important that you have that tank flushed on a regular basis. Otherwise, you are putting the operation and condition of your water heater at risk, along with your budget and even the condition of your home.

When you need water heater services in Everett, WA, ours is the number to dial. Read on to learn a bit more about why having your water heater flushed annually is so important.

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Is It Too Early to Schedule Heating Maintenance?

August 10th, 2016

We are in the thick of the summer season, still, which is obvious the moment that you step out of your air conditioned home. It’s going to be a bit before we’re ready to switch over to our home heating systems once more. Not as long as you may think, though, and the chilly weather does have a way of sneaking up on us each year. With that in mind, no, it is not to early to schedule professional heating maintenance.

If you want to get the best performance that your heater has to offer, you need more than a great heater. You need the services necessary to keep that heater in the best working condition possible. When you schedule your heating maintenance in Everett, WA with a member of our staff, that is precisely what you can expect. 

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What Can a Zone Control System Do for Me?

August 9th, 2016

These days, most homeowners use whole-house heating and cooling systems utilizing ductwork in order to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout their homes. This is certainly a better option than space heaters and inefficient, insecure window units. However, there is a major drawback to using a central forced air heater or AC. That is the fact that you have to both heat and cool your entire home to just one temperature throughout. Or do you? Read on to learn more about how using a zone control system in Everett, WA can benefit you.

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How Can an Attic Fan Help My AC?

August 8th, 2016

Ceiling fans are very useful when trying to cool your home down efficiently, as they help to circulate the air cooled by your AC throughout the house while using less electricity than your air conditioner does. This is not the only type of fan that you should be utilizing in your home, though. You should also consider the use of an attic fan in Everett, WA.

Just like with a ceiling fan, you absolutely must have your attic fan installed and serviced by skilled, trained professionals. Otherwise, there is no way that you can count on it working properly — or even safely, as it is wired right into your electrical system. Dial our number to have your attic fan professionally installed or serviced.

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Water Heater FAQ: What Is Standby Energy Loss?

August 3rd, 2016

With energy costs being what they are, and more and more homeowners “going green,” energy efficiency seems to be a bigger issue by the day. That is precisely why so many people are inquiring about factors like standby energy loss when shopping for appliances. This particular term has to do with tank water heaters, and we’re happy to help you understand it better.

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