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

Why Choose a Gas Furnace?

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

With the impending heating season coming closer and closer, it is time to decide once and for all if you are going to invest in a new heater this year. If you decide that you shall do so, you must then decide upon the type of heating system that you will use. For many homeowners, the gas furnace is a clear choice.

There is a lot to recommend the use of a gas furnace in one’s home. Just remember that you must hire a trained professional to complete your gas furnace services in Marysville, WA. That is the only way that you can count on your heater to function not only effectively and efficiently, but safely as well.

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How to Reset GFCI Circuits

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Modern electrical systems are a lot safer than they used to be. Improved materials, improved service methods, and improved codes and regulations have seen to this. Of course, no electrical system can be guaranteed to function perfectly at all times, which is why we have improved safety precautions in our electrical systems, as well. GFCI outlets are among the most common, and most beneficial, of these safety precautions. 

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Why Is My Furnace Short Cycling?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

When the air temperatures are very cold during the winter season, you really want to be able to heat your home effectively and reliably. If your furnace is turning on, running briefly, and then shutting back down, this really won’t be the case. There are a few different reasons as to why your furnace may short cycle.

Whatever the reason for your system’s short cycling, you must keep in mind that this issue can cause many problems. You’re going to be using more energy to heat your home, with lesser results. That can leave you paying more for subpar comfort! Plus, it puts a lot of wear and tear on your furnace in Lake Stevens, WA. Read on to learn more about short cycling, and dial our number to have the problem resolved.

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Keep Your Home Sufficiently Humidified This Winter

Monday, September 26th, 2016

During the winter season, the focus of most comfort seeking homeowners is on keeping their homes warm. This is obviously a very important goal in terms of comfort, but it is not the only factor to consider. You must also make sure that your home is kept adequately humidified throughout the winter season.

When the cold weather sets in, the air is dryer than it is during the summer. That can spell trouble for your comfort, your health, and even the condition of your property. With a professionally installed and serviced whole-house humidifier in North Seattle, WA, you can maintain the perfect level of humidity in your living space. 

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It’s Time to Upgrade That Old Fuse Box

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

The electricians on our staff have been in the industry for some time now, and we’ve more or less seen it all when it comes to electrical issues in residential properties. While an old fuse box won’t cause us to do a double take in shock, it will likely lead us to recommend an upgrade on your property. If you decide to heed our advice, know that our electricians will complete your fuse box upgrade in Snohomish, WA with the utmost care.

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What Is This Odor Coming from My Furnace?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

There are still a few weeks of pretty warm weather ahead of us, so you don’t really need to be thinking about putting your heater into full-time rotation just yet. However, with nighttime temperatures dropping to pretty chilly levels, you may find yourself firing up your heater from time to time pretty soon, even if not for extended periods. If you turn on your furnace in Lake Stevens, WA, only to be met with a strange and unfamiliar odor, you will be rightly concerned. 

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Why Does My AC Freeze Up?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

We are definitely leaving the hottest weather of the year behind us at this point, but that does not mean that you are not going to need your AC much over the course of the next few weeks. Summer seems to be lingering around later into the season, and you are going to have to cool your home a bit longer yet. That is precisely why you cannot afford to ignore any with your home cooling system.

Yes, it may be tempting to do so this late in the season. However, doing so will only result in more serious issues, and potentially costly damages to your air conditioner in Everett, WA. One issue you may notice is ice on your air conditioner, and you need to resolve that problem as soon as possible. 

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Signs of Trouble with Your Electrical System

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

When it comes to your electrical system, you really cannot afford to take any chances. Not only do you rely on electricity far too much to risk losing it in your home for any period of time, but problems with your electrical system could also be quite dangerous in certain instances. If you suspect that you have any such problems, dial our number right away.

Of course, the only way in which to resolve any electrical problems promptly is to learn to recognize the potential signs of trouble with your electrical system. We’ll help you to do just that. Read on, and remember to schedule your electrical services in Marysville, WA with a member of our staff.

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Is This the Year for a Heating Replacement?

Monday, September 5th, 2016

When you think of the most exciting ways in which to spend your paycheck, replacing your heater in North Seattle, WA probably won’t even make the short list. There does come a time, though, when a heating replacement is, if not completely necessary, certainly advisable. Ideally, you’ll have a new heater in place, up and running, before the existing heater gives out on you entirely.

In the following post, we’ll give you some tips for helping you to determine if the time is right for a heat replacement. If you have any questions, or you suspect this is the case, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re happy to handle all of your heating service needs.

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When Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned?

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Unlike routine HVAC maintenance services, which must be completed on a yearly basis for each system, there is no set schedule on which you should be scheduling professional duct cleaning in Snohomish, WA. While every three to five years is a common recommendation, there are really just too many variables involved to make a solid statement across the board. That being said, there are plenty of warning signs and situations that can raise a red flag that the time has come.

The most important thing to remember about duct cleaning is that, when it must be done, professionals must do the job. Our technicians are properly equipped to not just clear out your air ducts, but to remove stuck-on debris and to actually clean them thoroughly. It’s not a job for a feather duster and some spray cleaner, that’s for sure.

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