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What Do Heating Problems Look Like?

October 8th, 2018

cold-coupleWith temperatures hanging around in the fifties during the day and the forties at night, it’s safe to say that you’ll be counting on your heating system to keep you warm more and more in the coming days and weeks. That means that your heater really needs to be in the best working condition possible—at least if you want it to function as effectively and reliably as possible. And no, heater problems this early into the season are not unheard of. They’re not even that uncommon, actually.

So how can you tell if you need heating repair in Bothell, WA? One way is if your heater will not start up for you at all, obviously. Equally obviously, at least to us, is the fact that you really don’t want to wait for your system to break down entirely before you go ahead and schedule any repairs that it may need. Early intervention is always in your best interest, so here are a few examples of what heating problems may look (not to mention sound and smell!) like.

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It’s About Time for Heating Maintenance

September 24th, 2018

furnaceWhile you may not be quite ready to say goodbye to the warm summer weather, there is no denying the fact that the cooler time of year is well on its way to us. Get out and enjoy the pleasant days while they’re here, of course, but also start thinking about getting your heater ready for the chillier nights ahead! How can you ensure that you are able to heat your home with the success that you both demand and deserve?

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It is time to schedule heating maintenance in Everett, WA and the surrounding areas. The fact that winter around here can be comparably mild to those in other parts of the country does not mean that you can afford to take any chances with your home heating system. And, when you schedule your heating maintenance with us, you won’t have to! So read on, enjoy this refresher about all that heating maintenance has to offer you, and schedule service with our team today.

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How Do Smoke Detectors Work?

September 10th, 2018

smoke-detectorWe all want to live comfortably in our homes, and that is not really possible if we are not able to live safely in them. You cannot be truly comfortable if you are constantly concerned about worst case scenarios in your living space. That is precisely why modern homeowners have access to so many safety devices readily available for installation in their homes. Chief among these is the smoke detector.

Even the best smoke detector will fail to protect if not installed properly by an electrician in Shoreline, WA, of course.

Fortunately for you, you’re reading this right now. Why is this fortunate? Because it proves that you’ve already found an electrical company that you can trust to do the job the right way: us! Before you go investing in new smoke alarms for your home, we want to make sure that you have a basic understanding of how it is that you smoke detectors work. Read on, and be sure to reach out to us with any questions that you may have.

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Are Your Outlets Hot to the Touch?

August 27th, 2018

outletYou go to unplug your charger and notice that the outlet is unusually warm to the touch. What does this mean? Are you at risk for an electrical fire? There are many reasons why an electrical outlet could be hot, but pinpointing the cause of an electrical issue without the help of a trained professional can be exceedingly difficult. Our crew at G&S Heating Cooling & Electric is experienced in all types of Lynnwood, WA electrical repair, and we’re prepared to assist you with any of your electrical needs.

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Make Sure That Your Generator Is Working Properly

August 13th, 2018

residential generatorUgh, you may be saying to yourself, the last thing that I want to think about is a longlasting power outage. What are the chances of that happening, anyway? I’ll just deal with it when I need to. 

That is some seriously flawed thinking there.

Let us ask you some follow up questions.

What do you consider “longlasting”?

What are the chances of strong winds or heavy rains striking (hint: they’re good)?

How are you planning on “dealing with it”?

If your answer to that last question isn’t “by having a trained professional install a whole-house generator for me,” then this is the post for you! A whole-house generator is your best and sometimes only defense against the trouble and challenges that a prolonged power outage can lead to. That is why you need to know that your generator is in great working shape. If not, we can handle your generator repair in Everett,  WA—but it’s best to limit the need for such services.

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Signs That It’s Time to Call an Electrician

July 30th, 2018

thumbs-upJust as gasoline, natural gas, and propane are great resources but potentially dangerous when not used properly, so too is electricity. We don’t really give electricity all that much thought in our day to day lives (at least until the electric bill arrives in the mail!), but we really should. Why? Because we depend upon it each and every day in our homes! The computer, tablet, or phone that you are reading this on right now charges via electricity, right?

Considering both the importance of electricity as well as its potential danger, it only makes sense that you should hire a trained professional to deal with any and all necessary electrical services that you may require. You can count on us to send a truly exceptional electrician in Lynwood, WA to your door when you decide to work with us. But when should you contact an electrician to begin with? Here are a few tips to help you to decide when the time has come.

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Should I Be Using an Attic Fan?

July 16th, 2018

man-with-fanIf you think that we are here to just sell you upgrades to your home that you don’t really need, think again. Our top priority is your comfort and your success in achieving that comfort in an efficient, affordable manner. That is why we won’t tell you for certain that you need to be using an attic fan in your home. There are too many variables to consider for giving such a concrete answer without more information.

What we can tell you, though, is that many homeowners stand to benefit greatly from the use of attic fans. If you are curious about all that an attic fan can do for you, we strongly suggest that you give us a call with any questions that you may have. You need a professional HVAC contractor in Marysville, WA to install and service your attic fan, and the pros on our team are the ones that you want to do the job.

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How Ductless Heat Pumps Cool Your Home

July 2nd, 2018

relaxed-manHow do ductless heat pumps cool homes, you ask? The short answer is: exceptionally well! The longer answer that you deserve, of course, follows in this blog post. It is true that ductless heat pumps are great air conditioning systems, but they’re so much more than that! Not to be mysterious, but we are going to get to that as well. First, let us just say that if you are thinking about investing in a new air conditioning system, then your ductless options should be carefully considered.

Also keep in mind, however, that even the best ductless air conditioning systems from the top manufacturers in the industry are not guaranteed to give you a great performance.  This is due to the fact that issues like improper sizing and poor system layout will hamper even the best systems on the market. You don’t have to worry about that when you work with us, though. Just give us a call if you think that going ductless is right for you.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Runs in Short Bursts

June 18th, 2018

AC-technician-toolsWe will start this blog off by answering what is likely your first question right away—yes, this indicates that there is a problem with your air conditioning system. Air conditioners are designed to run in full and even cooling cycles. If your system is starting up, running only briefly, and then cycling back down, it is not working properly. It really is that simple. What is not so simple, though, is pinpointing the cause of this problem.

There are a few different reasons why your air conditioner may run in short cycles like this. Short cycling is always indicative of an operational issue, but the severity of such issues can vary wildly. While it may be the result of a problem with a very simple fix, it could also mean that you have a potentially serious problem in need of professional repair services. So without further ado, here’s why your air conditioner in Everett, WA may be short cycling.

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Yes, a Dirty Air Filter Causes Big Trouble

June 4th, 2018

man-with-filterYou already know that we are huge advocates for routine HVAC maintenance around here. You also know that we strongly urge homeowners to hire skilled, trained professionals to tune up their systems on an annual basis. The process is more complex than many people may realize, and the fact is that this type of maintenance is a job that only experienced technicians can really do right. That doesn’t mean that there is nothing that you can do for your system on your own, though.

There are a few basic maintenance tasks that any homeowner can handle. One is simply keeping the outdoor unit of the air conditioner clean and free of debris, be it fallen branches that have landed on top of the unit or grass clippings that are stuck to the fins. The other, and most important, step to take on your own is changing your air filter. With a fresh air filter in place, you can avoid a lot of trouble—including issues that could result in the need for AC repairs in Stanwood, WA!

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