G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Archive for February, 2016

Cool Your Home with a Geothermal System

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Spring is really just around the corner at this point, and it is a popular time of the year for homeowners to replace their home cooling systems. If you are looking forward to the heat of the summer season, but you think that you’ll need a new home cooling system to get through the hottest time of the year comfortably, then investing in a geothermal heat pump in Everett, WA is certainly a good option to consider. Give us a call today to learn more about this type of system. After reviewing its potential benefits, you just may find that geothermal cooling is ideal for you.

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Should I Have GFCI Outlets Installed in My Home?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

The ability to plug our appliances and electronic devices into the wall and power or charge them is just one example of how incredibly convenient the modern electrical system makes our lives. When it comes to the use of electricity in one’s home, though, convenience simply is not enough. You must also know that you are using electricity in a very safe manner. That is why some homeowners choose to have GFCI outlets installed throughout their homes. While these outlets are not necessarily required in every area of a house, there are certain places in which electrical codes may mandate their use. Read on to learn more about where you should have GFCI outlets in your home.

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Is This the Year to Replace My AC?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Are you thinking about replacing your air conditioner before the start of the cooling season this year? Now is actually a great time to do so. If you do decide to move forward with a replacement, though, it is important that you give the project a lot of consideration. You’ll be living with the decisions that you make for quite some time to come, so your air conditioning replacement in Everett, WA is really not something that you can afford to rush through. Consider the following tips, and remember to schedule service with us so that your AC replacement is guaranteed to be a success.

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Prepare Your Home for Spring Allergens

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

With spring just around the corner, many homeowners are undoubtedly looking forward to the change of the season. What fewer are probably looking forward to, though, are the aggravated allergy symptoms that tend to come hand in hand with spring. If you are one of those people that has just always put up with this problem, why not make this the year that you finally do something about it. We may not be able to make sweeping environmental changes that will completely eliminate allergens, but we can help you to make your home a more hospitable place during the spring season. The key is to achieve and maintain great indoor air quality in Everett, WA.

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Is the Winter Weather Leaving Your Air Too Dry?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

During the summer season, the air in our homes may be dried out by our air conditioners, as dehumidification is a fringe benefit of the air conditioning process. Your heating system is not necessarily going to actively dry out the air in your home. However, you must remember that the air outside during the heating season is going to be drier than that in the summer to begin with. Because of this, the air in your tightly sealed home may well wind up being too dry for your comfort. Using a whole-house humidifier in Everett, WA is far and away the most effective means by which to instill your air with the right amount of humidity.

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Is My Insulation Sufficient? 3 Signs of Trouble

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

When it comes to owning a home, nothing is quite so needlessly detrimental as adopting an out of sight, out of mind attitude. You really need to think of your home as a system, and many of the components in that system simply are not readily visible. This does not mean that they are not instrumental in ensuring the success of the system that is your house, though. Your insulation in Everett, WA, for instance, is largely hidden from view. It may be exposed in places, but we guarantee that there is a lot more of it that you cannot see than you can. This insulation is hard at work all year long, and problems with it can cause serious headaches.

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3 Reasons to Go Ductless

Monday, February 15th, 2016

A majority of homeowners use forced air distribution based heating and air conditioning systems, including traditional central air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces. These systems are all great in their own ways, but the fact of the matter is that ductwork can prove to be problematic. Some homeowners may simply not have existing ductwork, or own homes that cannot accommodate the installation of ductwork. Whatever the situation may be, there is another option. Consider the use of a ductless mini split system in Everett, WA. Read on to learn about just a few of the benefits that you’ll enjoy thanks to this technology.

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Why Consider a Water Heater Replacement?

Monday, February 15th, 2016

It is perfectly natural to try and get the most out of any appliance in one’s home for the longest stretch of time possible. There comes a point, though, when the situation is simply untenable. Because you really don’t want to wait for an appliance, especially a water heater, to break down entirely before replacing it, you should consider some other reasons for a water heater replacement in Everett, WA. There are many situations in which a replacement may be the best option. Read the following tips, and remember that we are the professionals to call when you want your water heater replaced by a skilled, experienced professional.

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Is It Really That Important to Replace My Air Filters?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

If you own and operate a forced air HVAC system, then you have probably already heard all about how important it is that you schedule routine, annual maintenance. What you may not realize, though, is just how important it is that you complete at least one maintenance step on your own: changing your air filter. Your air filter should be changed every few months—refer to your specific filter for clearer instructions—so you cannot leave it for your HVAC technician to do on a yearly basis. We’ll get into a few of the ways in which changing your air filter regularly can benefit you in the following post.

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Should I Have a Zone Control System Installed?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Savvy homeowners are always on the lookout for ways in which they can save money around the house. If you are serious about saving money, heating and cooling your home in a more thoughtful manner is a great place to start. We would never suggest that you sacrifice your comfort in order to heat and cool your home more efficiently or affordably, of course. What we do recommend, though, is that you consider the use of a zone control system in Everett, WA. This simple system can really revolutionize the way in which you use your existing forced air heating and air conditioning systems. 

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