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Common Causes of Inefficient Heating

November 26th, 2015

Everyone, we believe, has the right to live comfortably in their homes. They should also be able to do so without an impending feeling of dread every time they open up their utility bills.

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Always Remember to Change Your Air Filter Regularly

November 25th, 2015

We understand that the modern homeowner has a lot on his or her plate. That being said, allowing seemingly minor tasks around the house, such as changing the air filter in your heating system, to slip through the cracks can have some pretty negative consequences.

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How Does a Heat Pump Work, Anyway?

November 24th, 2015

Chances are that, if you’ve been following our helpful blog at all, you’ve heard us expound upon the virtues of the heat pump at some point. Time and time again we’ve explained just how efficient these systems are, how convenient they are, and how they are perfectly suited for our climate here in the Pacific Northwest.

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Should I Have My Ductwork Tested?

November 23rd, 2015

Unless you are a professional HVAC technician, you should never take it upon yourself to service your HVAC system on your own. In the case of certain components, such as your air ducts, you won’t even be able to give them a brief visual inspection, as they are too hidden from view.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Still Blowing Cold Air?

November 18th, 2015

Because the Pacific Northwest boasts an ideal climate for the use of heat pumps, many homeowners in this area choose to use heat pumps in order to keep their homes comfortable throughout the entire year. While heat pumps make for great air conditioners, the efficiency with which they are capable of heating homes throughout the winter season is definitely a major selling point.

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Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

November 17th, 2015

Homeowners today are used to living in more or less uninterrupted comfort, regardless of what the temperature outdoors may be like. That is why it is so important that we all remember to schedule our heating and air conditioning installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance services with skilled, trained professionals.

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Choosing the Right Heat Pump for Your Home

November 16th, 2015

If you are in the market for a new HVAC system, but you are not familiar with heat pumps, then you should definitely do a bit of homework before deciding upon what type of system you’ll use in order to keep your home comfortable throughout the year. When you opt to do so with a heat pump, after all, you can use just one system all year long, heating and cooling your home with the very same equipment.

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What Is a Limit Switch?

November 11th, 2015

Considering how reliant upon our home heating systems we are during the winter season, most homeowners actually have very little understanding of how their heaters actually work. While you really don’t need to know much more than how to set your thermostat in order to use your heater in the most basic manner, we do believe that it is beneficial for homeowners to have a foundational understanding of just how it is that their heaters operate.

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Why Does My Furnace Pilot Keep Going Out?

November 10th, 2015

Many homeowners throughout our own area, and many others, rely upon gas or propane furnaces in order to heat their homes in an efficient, effective, and reliable manner. They are able to do so thanks to their combustion of their fuel source, and the key to this combustion is the pilot light.

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Can I Use a Geothermal System in the Winter?

November 9th, 2015

It’s getting rather late in the season to be thinking about a new heating installation. That being said, if you are weighing your options, you really want to take the time to ensure that you are choosing your system wisely.

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