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

How Duct Sealing Helps Your Heating System

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your ducts. Most people don’t, after all. Ductwork is designed to be unobtrusive, so it’s understandable that you wouldn’t pay that much attention to it. That doesn’t mean that it never has problems, however. Without regular professional maintenance, ducts can develop some serious issues that will affect other parts of your system.  Let’s take a look at one specific ductwork-related problem, and how duct sealing can solve it.

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Why Ice Forms on Heat Pumps During Winter

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

If you’re using a heat pump to keep warm this winter, you may notice ice forming on the outside part of the system. If you see this happening, don’t panic. It isn’t necessarily a problem, but it can become one under the right circumstances. Ice should be monitored as an indicator of whether or not your heat pump is working properly. Let’s take a look at why ice forms on heat pumps in the first place, and when you should call for repairs.

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Signs That You Need to Replace Your Furnace

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Winter is here, and that means it’s time to make sure that your furnace it capable of keeping you warm for the next few months. If your furnace isn’t up to the task, you should replace it sooner rather than later. Otherwise, you may find yourself without proper heating for a few days when your furnace breaks down on you. That won’t be a pleasant experience for anybody. So, in order to avoid that unfortunate scenario, let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your furnace right now.

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Can I Heat My Home Sans Ductwork?

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

If you want to heat your home without ductwork, there is always radiant heating to consider. This is far from your only option, though. Many homeowners appreciate the comfort that forced air heating allows for, and the swiftness with which that comfort is generated. If you want to enjoy that kind of comfort but don’t want to use ductwork in order to do so, then you are well-advised to consider the use of ductless mini splits in Everett, WA. Using ductless mini splits to heat your home can actually benefit you in a few different ways, as you’ll see below. Be sure to have your ductless mini splits installed and serviced by G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.

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Is Your Insulation Sufficient for the Coldest Time of the Year?

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Your insulation is tasked with preventing excessive heat transfer between the interior space of your home and the outdoor environment throughout the entire year. This means that, during the winter season, your insulation will help to prevent the energy that you use to heat the air in your home from going to waste. If your insulation is subpar, it is not going to perform this vital task as successfully as it ought to. Below are a few examples of signs that your insulation in Everett, WA is just not up to task. If you think that you could use new or improved insulation in your home, schedule service with the insulation and efficiency experts here at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.

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What Causes Short Cycling?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

There are few things more frustrating on a chilly winter’s night than to have your heater started up, begin to warm your home to a comfortable level, only to then shut off before the job is complete. This is an issue that many homeowners will encounter at some point, and it is called short cycling. If your heater is short cycling, there is a good chance that you will need heating repairs in Everett, WA. Of course, as is the case with so many heating problems, there are also a number of different reasons as to why your heating system may short cycle. Contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric to get to the root of the problem.

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Is the Tank Water Heater Outdated?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

A lot of homeowners grew up in houses with tank water heaters. This really was the norm for a very long time. Nowadays, though, there are many other technologies to consider when choosing a new water heater for one’s residence. Between tankless, solar, and other options, you may wonder if there is still a place in the world for the good old tank water heater. We are here to tell you that this is definitely the case. A lot of homeowners still choose to use tank water heaters in Everett, WA, for a few different reasons. If you think that a tank model may be right for you, or if you’re ready to schedule any sort of water heater services, give G & S Heating Cooling & Electric a call today.

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Be Sure to Benefit from Zone Control This Winter

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Now that you are using your heater on a somewhat regular basis, at least, you may be thinking ahead to the matter of shouldering the cost of its operation. Even the most efficient heating systems are going to cost you money in order to maintain warm and comfortable temperatures throughout your living space. While you’ll certainly want to heat your home efficiently and affordably throughout the winter season, you also don’t want to sacrifice your comfort in order to do so. That is why you should consider the use of a zone control system in Everett, WA. Read on about the benefits of doing so, and contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric if you are interested in scheduling service.

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Don’t Forget to Schedule Water Heater Maintenance

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

We’d like to ask you to take a moment to reflect upon all of the ways in which you use hot water in your home. You’d need much more than a minute to take account of them all, that’s for sure. With this in mind, you likely realize just how detrimental a subpar, unreliable performance from your water heater would be to your daily routine. That is precisely why you must schedule routine water heater maintenance in Everett, WA. In doing so, you help to ensure that your water heater will function at peak performance levels. Give G & S Heating Cooling & Electric a call for all of your water heater service needs.

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Is My Heater in Trouble?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Now that we’re feeling the effects of the seasonal change more and more, you’ve likely been running your heater with some regularity. If you have noticed anything strange about the operation of your heater, or if you have any concerns regarding its performance, you are wise to contact a professional heating technician before we move any further into the heating season. Even very minor problems with your heater can get worse and lead to serious damages if you give them the time that they need to do so. If you suspect,  for any reason, the need for heating repairs in Everett, WA, contact us immediately. G & S Heating Cooling & Electric is here to diagnose and resolve any problems that your heater may encounter.

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