G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Archive for December, 2012

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Everyone at G & S wants to wish you a very happy New Year! We hope you have a fun (and safe!) time saying goodbye to 2012 and welcoming in the New Year!

If you are a person who makes resolutions, why not try to make your home more environmentally-friendly next year? Upgrading your heating and air conditioning system can reduce the amount of energy you need to keep your home comfortable. You can also save energy by adding insulation and sealing any air leaks. A greener home is not only better for the environment, but it also saves you money by reducing your utility bills. Contact G & S to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your HVAC system.

Have a Happy New Year!

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Happy Holidays from your North Seattle Heating and Cooling Specialists!

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Everyone at G & S wishes you a very happy holiday! We would like to take a moment to thank all our wonderful customers who make it possible for our business to thrive. We look forward to working with you in the New Year. Have a wonderful celebration, and enjoy this time with friends and family!

As a quick reminder, if you haven’t yet scheduled your heating maintenance yet, you could be losing money this winter. Annual maintenance will not only cut down on repair costs, but it also ensures that your home’s heating system is running as efficiently as possible, which lowers utility bills. A comfortable, efficient home is a gift that everyone can appreciate.

Happy Holidays from G & S!

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The Benefits of Proper Furnace Installation in Everett

Monday, December 17th, 2012

With a quality installation and professional maintenance there is no reason you should not be able to expect years of dependable home heating performance from your furnace in Everett. You can never expect to get the best possible performance from your gas or electric furnace if the installation is not handled by a qualified, professional service technician though. Make sure that you not only get the right furnace for your home but that you get the best service that furnace has to offer by letting G & S Heating, Cooling and Electrical handle you installation.

Having a professional Everett heating technician perform your furnace installation benefits you and your home heating system in many ways. The very first way it does so comes even before the installation itself. Chances are you are not sure just what size the furnace you need in your home should be. We can help you make the right decision. If you furnace is too small it will be prone to damage as it struggles to attain temperatures beyond its capability. If it is too large it will bring temperatures up too quickly, causing it to short cycle and experience excessive wear and tear.

When you are dealing with any type of fuel source – gas, oil, electricity or otherwise – there is always the possibility for the development of a dangerous situation in your home. It is necessary that your furnace installation be handled by a professional to minimize this risk. There is no better way to ensure the safe operation of your furnace.

Plus, having your furnace properly installed by a home heating expert is the best way to ensure that you get the most efficient performance that that furnace has to offer. Do not spend more money for a weaker performance from your home heating system. Call to schedule a professional installation today.

Get the most out of your new furnace in Everett by scheduling a proper, professional installation. G & S is glad to help. We want you to enjoy the efficient, effective heating service you deserve. Contact G & S Heating, Cooling and Electrical today.

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North Seattle Heating Tip: How to Use Your Geothermal System More Efficiently in the Winter?

Monday, December 10th, 2012

If you heat your North Seattle are home with a geothermal heat pump, you are already getting more efficient heat for your home. While an air source heat pump transfers the cool air outside your home to the inside where it’s heated by the compressor, a geothermal system uses more consistent ground temps, which means it doesn’t have to use as much energy for the compressor and heat pump system.

Additionally, most air source heat pumps need to use a backup heater when temperatures drop below freezing, because the heat pump does not work as efficiently then. Geothermal heat pumps do not require a backup heater, so there’s less installation and operating costs. While you can always call G&S Heating to ask for energy-saving tips, we have included a few things to consider to get you started.

Using your geothermal system more efficiently in the winter can involve incorporating other home comfort systems. For instance, you can use the heat pump to heat the water in your home, or if you have an open loop system, you can use it for radiant floors and hot water. Routine maintenance is one of the most important ways to ensure that your geothermal system is working at optimal levels.

Depending on the size and layout of your home, you may want to think about installing a geothermal heat pump if you are using an air source heat pump, especially if you using the backup heating system is costing you more money each year.

Call G&S Heating for all your North Seattle heating needs this winter!

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Shoreline WA Electrician Tips: Myths About Surge Protectors and Other Electrical Equipment

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

While there are a lot of myths out there about surge protectors and electrical equipment in general, the Shoreline WA electricians at G & S Heating, Cooling & Electric are here to dispel those myths for our customers. Call us any time if you have further questions, or check out our frequently asked questions page.

Here are just a few of the common myths about electrical equipment and electrical work:

Installing a Main Line Surge Protector Will Protect All My Outlets

Even if you install a surge protector for the main electrical line in your home, it is still a good idea to have individual surge protectors for smaller appliances. Main line surge protectors are designed for larger equipment and appliances, such as your heating and air conditioning system.

I Can Do My Own Electrical Work

While there are many do-it-yourselfers out there who feel comfortable doing electrical work, this can be dangerous for anyone who isn’t trained to work with electrical equipment. Our electricians receive a good deal of education to get their license, and they participate in ongoing trainings. They must also keep up to date with local building codes. It’s always best to call an electrician to perform any work on electrical equipment. This is mostly for safety reasons, but you can also damage the equipment.

GFCI Outlets Are Not Necessary

GFCI outlets are actually a good idea to have throughout your home, but especially in the kitchen and bathroom. Some building codes require them in certain areas or older homes. A GFCI outlet is designed to shut off if there’s a sudden difference in energy flow. This helps to prevent surges, electrical fires, and even electrocution, especially outlets near a water source.

Call the Shoreline WA electricians at G & S Heating, Cooling & Electric if you have further questions. Contact G & S Heating, Cooling & Electric today!

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