G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Archive for November, 2015

3 Benefits of the Tankless Water Heater

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Homeowners today have a lot of choices to make when investing in new appliances. From toaster ovens to washing machines, modern technology has had an impact on everything. One of the most important appliances in any home, of course, is the water heater, which makes it possible to hop into a hot shower in the morning, to wash your dishes effectively, and to get your linens clean. Because you use your water heater so much each and every day, it is truly vital that you take the time necessary to ensure that you choose the right water heater in Everett, WA for your needs. For many, this means investing in a tankless water heater. Contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric if you think that a tankless water heater is right for you.

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Common Causes of Inefficient Heating

Thursday, 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. Too often, though, homeowners may find themselves hesitant to run their heating systems as they’d like to, as they fear very high heating costs. Commonly, the issues resulting in poor heating efficiency are not that difficult to resolve, though. You simply must recognize the fact that something is amiss. Here are a few examples of common problems that can lead to inefficient heating in Everett, WA. Contact a member of the G & S Heating Cooling & Electric staff with any questions that you may have. 

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Always Remember to Change Your Air Filter Regularly

Wednesday, 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. These consequences can negatively affect your comfort, the condition of your heater itself, and even your health. In order to avoid any such problems, refer to your air filter’s instructions to determine how frequently it ought to be changed, and make any adjustments that you may deem necessary in this schedule. There is no reason to assume that changing an air filter somewhat more frequently than suggested is incorrect. Contact the Everett, WA heating pros at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric to learn more.

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How Does a Heat Pump Work, Anyway?

Tuesday, 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. While you may remember the virtues of the heat pump, though, you may not fully grasp how it is that a heat pump operates. If you’ve been thinking about using a heat pump in Everett, WA, you should have a basic understanding of its operation. We’ve provide a description below. Contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric for all of your heat pump service needs.

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Should I Have My Ductwork Tested?

Monday, 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. This may leave you wondering not only about the condition of your air ducts, but about how you can assess that condition. The answer is to schedule professional duct testing in Everett, WA. Read the following tips, and let us know if you think that you have a problem with your air ducts. G & S Heating Cooling & Electric is happy to handle your duct testing services.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Still Blowing Cold Air?

Wednesday, 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. What should you do if your heat pump in Everett, WA doesn’t seem to want to accept the fact that summer is over, though? There are a few different reasons as to why your heat pump may not switch over to its heating mode. Read the following information, and contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric to schedule any heat pump services that you may need.

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Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

Tuesday, 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. Even if your HVAC system is working just fine, though, there are often relatively small changes that can be made, and which may help homeowners to get an even better performance from their systems. Upgrading one’s thermostat in Everett, WA is just one such change. Here are a few reasons to consider calling upon the pros at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric to procure a quality thermostat upgrade.

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Choosing the Right Heat Pump for Your Home

Monday, 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. Just remember that there are different heat pumps available, and that you should always explore all of your options before making any decisions regarding the purchase of a heat pump in Everett, WA. Read on, and feel free to contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric with any questions that you may have. 

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What Is a Limit Switch?

Wednesday, 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. You should never attempt to service your system on your own, of course, but this rudimentary understanding of your heater in Everett, WA can help to eliminate some basic confusion. Read on to learn about a component called the limit switch, and remember to leave your heating services to the experts at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.

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Why Does My Furnace Pilot Keep Going Out?

Tuesday, 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. That is precisely why any problems with one’s pilot light is so troubling. If your pilot is not able to ignite your burners reliably, there is no way that you can expect to heat your home with confidence. If you encounter any problems with your pilot light going out, know that you can count on us to handle any necessary heating repairs in Everett, WA

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