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

Fueling Your Generator Successfully

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

There are a few tips that we can give you to help you get the most from your whole-house generator in Everett, WA. One is to ensure that you buy a product from a trusted manufacturer, such as Kohler. Another is to schedule your generator installation, repair, and maintenance services with the trained professionals on our staff. 

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What Should I Do with My AC Unit Over the Winter Season?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

It is a question that we are often asked as winter creeps closer each year. “What should I do with my AC unit over the winter?” If you use a heat pump, then you don’t have to worry about this because you’ll be using the same system to heat your home in the winter as you do to cool your home in the summer. For those using designated central air conditioners, though, it is something to consider. 

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How Is Heating Efficiency Rated?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

The short answer to the question above is that it depends on what kind of heater that you are talking about. Don’t worry, though. We’ll dig into the subject a bit further below.

When you invest in a new heating system, it is important that you keep energy efficiency in mind. You don’t want to be paying more than you should have to in order to keep your home warm, especially when there are so many high-efficiency heating options waiting for you.

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Is It Time to Replace My Electrical Panel?

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

The electrical panel in your home is there to ensure that electricity is delivered throughout the electrical system in a safe, reliable manner. In some cases, you may find that your existing panel is not able to do this job any longer. When that time comes, you need to hire a trained, professional electrician to replace your electrical panel.

If your electrical panel is not functioning exactly as it is supposed to, you are not going to be able to use electricity safely in your home. We can evaluate your panel and determine if a full replacement is your best option. Here are a few signs of trouble to look out for.

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Improve Your Outdoor Lighting Now That Days Are Getting Shorter

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Daylight is fleeting this time of year, and sunset seems to get earlier and earlier each day. During the long, sunny days of summer, your outdoor lighting in Everett, WA may not seem like a top priority. Now that winter is just around the end once more, though, it’s probably on your mind.

If you are not completely satisfied with your outdoor lighting system, just give us a call. Our team of electricians can help you to choose the right products for whatever you have in  mind. Once you have, we’ll make sure that they are installed with care.

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Don’t Let the Geothermal Tax Credit Pass You By!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

We’ve written before about how great heat pumps are and why they are such a good investment in this part of the country. We’ve also discussed why you may want to consider the use of a geothermal heating system. This week, we want to remind you that there is a great opportunity waiting for you and your geothermal plans, but that it won’t be waiting much longer.

If you have been thinking about a geothermal heating and cooling system installation in Marysville, WA, now is definitely the time to act. Why? Because a truly incredible federal tax credit is about to expire.

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Why Is There Ice on My Heat Pump?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The last thing that you want to see on your heating system is ice, right? Well, the development of ice on a heat pump in the winter is actually not as serious of a problem as you may think it is. It is also not at all uncommon.

In fact, heat pumps feature a defrost cycle in order to deal with this very situation. Even so, very frequent development of ice on the system, or ice that encases the entire outdoor unit, can indicate more serious issues. Read on to learn a bit more about ice on your heat pump in North Seattle, WA, and when you should be concerned.

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Is a Flickering Light Really a Problem?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

We’d love to give you a concrete answer to the question posed in the title of this blog, but the only true answer is: it depends. There are a number of different reasons as to why a light–or multiple lights–in your home may be flickering. The fact that some of those reasons represent serious problems is enough to justify calling a professional electrician, though.

If you have flickering lights in Everett, WA, ours is the number to dial. We employ some of the finest indoor and outdoor lighting experts around. We’ll figure out precisely why your lights are flickering, and we’ll resolve the problem effectively.

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Help! My Heater Keeps Turning On and Off!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

When we are in the midst of the coldest weather of the year, the last thing that you want is to realize that your heater is not working precisely as it ought to. Unfortunately, there truly is no such thing as a 100% reliable heating system. If you notice trouble with your heater, you should call us right away to have the problem professionally resolved.

Short cycling is a problem that many homeowners encounter with their heaters in Snohomish, WA. This is when a heater starts up, but does not run for a full cycle before shutting back down. There are a few different reasons as to why you may encounter short cycling with your heater.

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Avoid These Heating Mistakes This Season

Monday, November 14th, 2016

When you heat your home, you obviously want to do so in an effective manner. At the same time, you don’t want to spend too much just to heat your home. Changing air filters, scheduling routine maintenance, and other measures can help you to ensure that your heating system in Lake Stevens, WA is operating as efficiently as possible.

However, you should also remember that certain user errors can lead to inefficiency that your heater would not otherwise experience. You don’t want to sabotage your own heating system this winter season. Avoid doing so by avoiding these common heating mistakes.

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