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

Keep Your Air Conditioning Vents Unobstructed

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

There are a lot of problems that may plague your air conditioning system, including refrigerant leaks, failed mechanical components, and so many others. There is no reason to complicate matters by going out of your way to make your AC work harder than it should have to. One issue that many homeowners often unknowingly create is blocked air vents. Your AC needs to have access to clear, unobstructed vents if it is to operate properly and cool your home effectively. That is why you must take care not to obstruct your air conditioning vents in Everett, WA.

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Are Your Air Ducts Properly Sealed?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Now that we are moving into the cooling season, you are probably giving some thought to your air conditioning system. If you are using a central air conditioner, then you should give some thought to your air ducts as well. If your ductwork is not in prime working condition, after all, you really cannot expect your air conditioner to excel in its operation. That is why you should learn to spot the signs that you need professional duct sealing services in Everett, WA. Read the following post, and let us know if you think that your ductwork is in trouble. 

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How Can Zoning My Home Benefit Me?

Monday, April 25th, 2016

If you are trying to come up with ways in which to cool your home more successfully, but you are not interested in fully replacing your home cooling system, there are a few options to consider. Of all the available upgrades, the installation of a zone control system in Everett, WA just may have the biggest impact on your home cooling experience. If you are unfamiliar with the idea of zoned cooling, or if you are unsure of the benefits that zoned cooling has to offer, read on. You just may find that zone control is what’s missing from your home cooling system. 

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Don’t Forget to Change Your AC Filter throughout the Summer Season

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

When you are ready to go home after a long day of work or fun in the summer sun, you want to be sure that you are returning home to a cool and comfortable environment. This will simply not be possible if your air conditioning system is not in fine working order. That is why you should be sure to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Everett, WA. Equally as important, though, is simply remembering to change your air filter regularly. It may not sound like that big of a deal, but the failure to do so can actually have some very negative consequences for your budget, comfort, and your air conditioning system itself.

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Enjoy a More Comfortable Summer Season by Using a New Thermostat

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Were you somewhat less than thrilled with the overall performance of your home cooling system last summer? Did your air conditioner work just fine in terms of cooling your home effectively, but you still just felt as though there were some piece of the puzzle missing? If so, then you may want to give some thought to upgrading your thermostat in Everett, WA. This is, obviously, a rather basic project in terms of whole-house cooling system upgrades, but it is one that can have surprisingly great benefits. Read on, and let a member of our team know if you’d like to try a new thermostat in your residence.

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3 Signs That You Need AC Repairs

Monday, April 18th, 2016

When you run your air conditioner in order to cool your home throughout the hottest time of the year, you should be able to do so while knowing that your system is working reliably. Even if you are diligent in changing your air filters and scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance, though, there is a chance that you are going to encounter problems with your air conditioner at some point. In fact, it is more a question of “when,” than “if”. Because it is always best to schedule prompt air conditioning repairs in Everett, WA, we’ve put together a few simple warning signs that can indicate the need for AC repair services on your property.

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What Causes an AC to Shut Down Prematurely?

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Here in Washington, summer is still a few weeks off in the future. At this time of year, though, we like to give homeowners some refreshers to help them ensure a comfortable environment throughout the summer season, via a dependable and effective performance from their home cooling systems. In order to do so, you must be able to spot the signs of trouble that an air conditioner may present, so that you can schedule any necessary AC repairs in Everett, WA ASAP. One problem that you may encounter is short-cycling, and this can be indicative of serious problems with your AC.

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How Do AFCI Outlets Differ from GFCI Outlets?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

We use electrical outlets all of the time throughout the day. In addition to old standbys like our water heaters, refrigerators and televisions, we now plug in various handheld electronics, eReaders, and other devices to charge. The outlets in our homes are in constant use, but chances are that you don’t really have much of an understanding of them. Some homeowners may not even realize that there are different types of outlets in their homes, and that they are used for different purposes. In the following post, you’ll learn a bit more about two common types of outlets in Everett, WA.

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There’s Ice on My AC. Is This a Problem?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Yes, absolutely. You may think that, because an air conditioner serves to cool your home down, ice forming on its components is merely a sign that it is operating optimally, if not a bit too zealously. In truth, though, ice forming on an air conditioning system is never a good sign. There are a few different reasons as to why ice may develop, and they may vary in terms of severity. One thing is true across the boards, though: it’s always indicative of trouble. In the following post you’ll learn a bit about why ice may form on your AC. If it does, be sure to schedule air conditioning repairs in Everett, WA immediately.

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Why Choose an Automatic Standby Generator?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Summer is a wonderful time of the year, especially after the dreary winter weather fades into memory. However, remember that summer time can also bring some pretty heavy rains, coastal winds, and other inclement weather along with it. We’re no strangers to the rain up here, of course, but a familiarity with this type of weather does not make dealing with the problems that it causes any easier. Power outages, for instance, are definitely a concern in the summer season. If you think that you have to resort to the use of flashlights and candles when the power goes out, though, think again. Instead, opt for the use of an automatic standby generator in Everett, WA.

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