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Don’t Leave a Dirty Air Filter in Your Furnace

October 26th, 2016

As long as your furnace is blowing warm air throughout the coldest nights of the year, you may figure that it is in great working condition. Don’t overlook the basic maintenance needs of your furnace, though. Doing so can result in a subpar heating experience, and other results you’d best avoid.

One of the best things that you yourself can do for your furnace is to change your air filter regularly. It may not sound like that big of a deal, but if you have a dirty air filter in your furnace, there is no way that you can hope to enjoy the best performance possible from your furnace in Marysville, WA. Read on to learn more.

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Heating Tip: Sizing Matters

October 25th, 2016

If you are serious about heating your home effectively and efficiently, then you need to schedule routine heating maintenance with a trained professional. Before you ever get to that point, though, you must be certain that the heater in your home is appropriately sized for your living space. This is just one of many reasons why a professional heating installation is so important.

Read on to learn about how an improperly sized heating system can leave you with a subpar heating performance. If you are in need of a heater for a newly constructed home, or if you are ready to replace your heating system, let us know. We’ll make sure that your new heater in Everett, WA is the perfect size for your home.

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Is It Time to Replace My Water Heater?

October 24th, 2016

Of all the appliances that you use to make your home a more convenient and comfortable place to live, your water heater in North Seattle, WA just may be the hardest working of all. There will come a point when any water heater will be unable to handle the work that is demanded of it. When that time comes, you can count on our technicians handle your water heater replacement properly.

When will you know that this time has arrived, though? After all, you really don’t want to wait for your system to break down entirely before you schedule repairs, right? Here are a few tips to help you determine if the time has come for a water heater replacement.

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Schedule an Energy Audit Before Winter Arrives

October 19th, 2016

The last thing that you want to do is drain your budget just to heat your home effectively throughout the winter season. Of course, you also may not have the budget to replace your existing heating system, even if you’d like to invest in a more efficient model. A great way to boost energy efficiency, without making a major investment at the same time, is to schedule an energy audit in North Seattle, WA.

Using the information that we gather from the energy audit, we’ll be able to help you form a plan for making your home more efficient. It’s an involved process, and one that you want a trained professional to handle. That is why you should work with the energy efficiency experts on our staff.

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Why Is My Heater Blowing Cool Air?

October 18th, 2016

When you need heating repairs, there are a few different warning signs that you may realize that can alert you to the problem. One of the most obvious signs, shy of a complete breakdown, is a heater that is blowing cool air from its vents. If this happens in your home, you can count on us to complete any repairs necessary.

There are also a few things that you should check prior to calling in a professional heating repair technician, though. Keep the following information in mind if you encounter this problem over the course of the winter. When you need heating repair in Everett, WA, you can trust our staff to do the job right.

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Heating Your Home More Efficiently

October 17th, 2016

The ability to heat one’s home conveniently with a modern heating system is a huge advantage in the winter season. You may be hesitant to heat your home to your heart’s content, though, if your heating system is simply costing too much to operate. You deserve better than this, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you heat your home more efficiently.

Obviously, replacing your heater with a more efficient system is a great way in which to boost efficiency. You may not be in a position financially to do so, though. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to use your existing heater more efficiently without breaking the bank. Read on, and remember to let us handle your heating services in Lake Stevens, WA.

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Some Pros and Cons of Forced Air Heating

October 12th, 2016

Forced air heating systems are very common, with the furnace ranking as probably the most popular of all home heating systems (though the heat pump is also very popular in our geographic region). While there are a lot of benefits that you’ll enjoy when using a furnace or a heat pump in Everett, WA, there are also a few cons to using forced air heating systems.

Don’t let this dissuade you immediately, though, as every heater has its own unique pros and cons. Read on, and let us know if you are ready to schedule heating services of any kind.

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Repair Your Ductwork for a Better Heating Experience

October 11th, 2016

Do you use a forced air heating system to keep your home warm, such as a furnace or a heat pump? If so, then you know that you also use ductwork in order to distribute heated air throughout your living space. If that ductwork is damaged, then you are going to run into problems in doing so effectively.

Damaged ductwork can disrupt the heating of your home in a number of ways. It doesn’t matter if your air ducts have corroded due to condensation during the hot summer months — the result of “sweaty” ductwork — or if it was damaged during a renovation without your knowledge. It need to be repaired promptly. That is why you should schedule your duct repair in Maryville, WA with us as soon as possible.

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Heating Repairs: 3 Warning Signs

October 10th, 2016

Temperatures are falling, and they are going to continue to do so until they are well below what anyone could possibly consider “comfortable.” If you want to make it through the next few months unscathed, it is vital that you are able to depend upon your home heating system. The truth is, though, that no heater will ever operate with 100% reliability.

Routine maintenance will help to keep your heater functioning as reliably and effectively as possible. When problems do come up, though, it is always best to have them resolved as soon as possible. Here are 3 warning signs to look out for that can help you to spot the need for heating repair in Snohomish, WA.

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Why Heat My Home Without Ductwork?

October 5th, 2016

Most homeowners use ductwork with their heating systems, in order to distribute heated air throughout their homes. Furnaces are the most common form of forced air heaters, though air-source heat pumps are also very common in this part of the country. If your home doesn’t have ductwork, though, or if you’re interested in avoiding some of the issues common with ducted systems, you can heat your house without its use. 

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