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Home Safety 101: The Electricity Course

April 22nd, 2019

Welcome to the Electricity Safety Course, brought to by your friends here at G & S Heating, Cooling, & Electric. In today’s course you’ll learn:

  1. Basic electrical safety tips
  2. How to protect your home against electrical emergencies

You want to be sure that all of the electrical components in your home are safe, and there are plenty of things that you can do around your home to ensure the safety of your appliances, your home, and most importantly, you and your family. If you wish to learn more, you’ve come to the right spot. Below, we have provided our comprehensive guide to electrical safety in the hopes that our valued customers will benefit from our favorite tips and tricks.

So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading below! 

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Could You Benefit From a Heat Pump This Summer?

April 8th, 2019

technician-at-doorSpring has certainly sprung, which means that summer is well on its way. Of course, preparing for summer is more than just stocking up on sunscreen, opening up your pool, and locating the best ice cream shops in town. And as fun as those things are, it is also important to remember that preparing for summer means making sure your home is set up to be as comfortable and efficient as possible. So, if you are in the market for a new cooling system, you might do well to consider a heat pump.

Heat pumps are efficient, effective, and great for providing year-round comfort. You can eliminate the need for both a heater and an air conditioner simply by making the switch to a heat pump, making them a convenient and popular choice amongst homeowners. In fact, there are many benefits of installing a heat pump in your home, and below we’ve listed a few of them. 

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Could I Benefit From an Attic Fan?

March 25th, 2019

relaxed-manSure, you may only use your attic for storage. And, what’s the point of keeping it comfortable if you only go up there twice a year: to pull out your holiday decorations and to swap your winter clothes for summer clothes. Okay, yes, many of you might use your attic more than that, however, the same principle applies: what is the point in spending money on an area that you almost never find yourself in? Well, we are here to tell you that your attic, although you might not use it for much, greatly impacts the rest of your home in terms of climate control and comfort.

Installing an attic fan is a great way to keep your attic cool, as it tends to retain a lot of heat.  Attics are typically highly insulated, and although this is great during the winter, it can pose a real problem in the summer. Below, we will discuss exactly what the purpose of an attic fan is and the benefits of installing one. So, keep reading to learn more! 

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Do I Need to Replace My Circuit Breaker?

March 11th, 2019

Like any system in your home, your electrical system requires attention to ensure that it is both safe and effective. When components of your electrical system become worn out or obsolete, it is important to make the necessary upgrades in order to keep you, your family, and your home safe.

One component of your electrical system that you definitely should not ignore is your circuit breaker. Over time, circuit breakers begin to wear out, which can be quite problematic in the event of a power surge or other electric anomaly. Therefore, it is important to have these systems replaced as needed. Be sure to hire a professional electrician to thoroughly inspect your circuit breaker to determine if you need an upgrade. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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Boost Your Furnace Efficiency with Zone Control

February 25th, 2019

Yes, it is only February, which means that we still have a couple of months of cold, rainy weather before we can even think about enjoying the warm, summer sun. Of course, this means that we can’t retire our furnaces anytime soon. Therefore, there is still plenty of time to think about ways to boost energy efficiency inside our homes. When your home is energy efficient, you’ll spend less time worrying about sky-high utility bills and costly furnace repair in Lynnwood, WA. 

There are many ways to improve the efficiency of your furnace, and this week, we are going to be discussing one of the most effective methods for doing so. By installing a zone control system in your home, you’ll have ultimate control over your heating system, increasing efficiency and reducing monthly spending. Keep reading below to learn more about the benefits of these energy-saving systems. 

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How a Heat Pump Can Benefit You

February 11th, 2019

woman-operating-systemIf you’ve found yourself in the market for a new heater this winter, consider a heat pump! A heat pump works as a singular alternative to the traditional heater and air conditioner combination, allowing for year-round comfort with just one system. Homeowners across the country are making the switch, recognizing the heat pump for its many benefits.

Of course, only an experienced and well-qualified HVAC professional can determine which heating system will best meet your home’s specific needs, as heat pumps are not suitable for every home. Be sure to contact a heating and cooling professional before you make any final decisions. In this weeks post, we will be outlining some of the advantages that a heat pump has to offer. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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Furnace 101: Repair or Replace?

January 28th, 2019

cold-man-bundled-upCan’t decide between repairing or replacing your furnace? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Temperatures will not be climbing anytime soon, so you’ll want a furnace that can keep you warm and cozy all season long. A faulty furnace can be a big issue, especially when it comes to your comfort and your budget, so you’ll want to make the decision that won’t jeopardize either.

Of course, the decision to replace or repair your existing furnace is best left to a professional HVAC technician who can thoroughly assess the condition of your system. In the meantime, however, we have provided a quick guide for you. Keep reading below to learn more! 

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Too Big, Too Small, or Just Right?

January 14th, 2019

furnaceSelecting the right furnace for your home might feel like something out of a children’s tale: you have to find the system that is just right. An oversized or undersized furnace can leave you dealing with a handful of issues, costing you both time and money. The best thing that you can do to avoid furnace repair in Everett, WA is to have your system professionally installed.

One common misconception amongst homeowners is that if the furnace physically fits within the space where it is housed, then it will work just fine. Without consulting with a trained professional, homeowners make decisions based on what will fit rather than what their home’s specific needs are. This usually leads to the purchase of an oversized or undersized unit. Below, we have listed the implications of installing an oversized or undersized furnace, as well as the tell-tale signs that your system might not be a good fit. 

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Tips and Tricks: 6 Ways to Boost Furnace Efficiency

December 31st, 2018

We have just made it through the holidays, which means that our pants and our budgets might be a little tight. We still have a long winter ahead of us, so you’ll be running your furnace consistently for the next couple of months. If you are looking for a way to cut back on spending, consider improving your furnace’s efficiency.

There are numerous things that you can do at home to boost your heating efficiency, some of which won’t cost you a single cent! Maintaining efficiency is a great way to keep repair costs and utility bills low, which is always a plus. Below, we have provided a list of tips and tricks to boost efficiency and save you money.

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Protect Your Home Against Power Surges

December 17th, 2018

powerstripWe know how important it is for you to protect your home and property from damage. Today, we depend so much on our electrical devices and appliances to get through the day. We can’t imagine not having access to our washers, dryers, microwaves, computers, or our overhead lights. So, what were to happen if all these appliances stopped working at once?

A power surge is a very real threat to your home’s electric system, so it is important to invest in protecting your home against them. In the blink of an eye, all your favorite devices could be destroyed, and replacing them can cost you and your family thousands of dollars. It is better to invest now to avoid the destruction that a power surge can cause.

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