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

Dry Winter Air Can Cause Big Problems

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

During the winter season, you may most closely link your heating system to your comfort. This is an obvious connection, as it is your heater that is keeping your home warm and cozy. Keep in mind, though, that your indoor air quality can also have a huge impact on your overall comfort.

It can also affect your health, and you want to make sure that any such impact is a positive one. That is why you may want to use a whole-house humidifier in Snohomish, WA this year. Doing so can help you to keep your home a more healthful environment, and can protect your property as well.

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Do I Need Water Heater Repairs?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Modern water heaters are very reliable. In fact, considering just how much work the average water heater does in any given day, it’s surprising that these systems don’t break down or suffer operational problems more frequently. As dependable as your water heater in Everett, WA may be, of course, there is no such thing as a 100% reliable water heater.

At some point, your water heater will run into trouble of some kind. When that point arrives, acting quickly to have the problem resolved is definitely in your best interest. Contact us if you notice any of these issues with your water heater. 

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Upgrade Your Thermostat for a Better Heating Experience

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Some homeowners assume that the only way in which to enjoy a better heating experience is to go ahead and replace the entire heating system. Now, if your heater is getting very old, is extremely inefficient, or requires very frequent repairs, then yes, replacing it is worthwhile. If it is still functioning well, but you want to maximize its potential, however, you don’t need to replace the whole system.

Instead, consider simply upgrading your thermostat in Marysville, WA. It may not be the biggest upgrade, but it is one that can have a very big, very positive influence on your overall heating quality. Call today to discuss available products.

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Why Does a Heat Pump Need Refrigerant?

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

If you’re familiar with the term “refrigerant,” then you probably associate it with air conditioning. After all, it is the evaporation of refrigerant in the evaporator coil that allows your air conditioner to remove heat from the air in your home. However, refrigerant is also integral to the heating process if you heat your home with a heat pump, as many homeowners in this area do.

The easiest way to explain the way in which a heat pump operates in its heating mode is to describe it as an air conditioner in reverse. Allow us to explain in a bit more detail below. First, let us remind you that we are here to handle any heating services that you may need in Lake Stevens, WA.

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Should I Be Concerned with Standby Energy Loss?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

We believe that homeowners should take the initiative when choosing systems and appliances for their homes, so yes, you should be concerned with standby energy loss if you are thinking about replacing your water heater. We also realize that homeowners are not experts on the matter, which is why we are happy to help you understand the situation a little better. While standby energy loss is definitely a consideration, it should not immediately dissuade you from using a tank water heater in your home.

Read the following information regarding standby energy loss, and be sure to give us a call if you have any further questions. The water heater in your home is one of the most important appliances that own. We want to guarantee your satisfaction with your water heater in Snohomish, WA. 

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Are Dirty Air Ducts Really a Big Deal?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

If your air ducts are falling apart at the seams, you are going to seriously struggle to heat your home in an effective manner, let alone an efficient one. Your ductwork doesn’t have to be that bad off to be compromised, though. Even if your ductwork is holding up okay, it may be dirty inside.

Now, dirty ductwork is obviously not an aesthetic problem, as a dirty carpet can be. However, it can cause some serious problems for your comfort and even for your health. That is why professional duct cleaning in North Seattle, WA may be necessary.

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3 Great Benefits of Heating Maintenance

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Your comfort should not come grinding to a halt because your heating system cannot keep up with your heating needs. Unfortunately, this is precisely what you can expect to happen if you fail to schedule the routine maintenance services that your heater needs to truly succeed in its operation. Fortunately for you, our technicians are here to ensure that your heater is tuned up and ready to go when the coldest time of the year is upon us.

All you need to do is pick up your phone, dial our number, and schedule professional heating maintenance in Marysville, WA with a member of our team. Our maintenance service is always thorough and meticulous. That way, you get the best benefits that this vital service has to offer.

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What Is a Geothermal Loop?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

A geothermal heating and cooling system is a very efficient, eco-friendly means by which to heat your home in the winter and cool your home in the summer, all while using just one system. One of the most vital components of any geothermal heating and cooling system is the geothermal loop. There are a few different ways in which a geothermal loop may be set up. 

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It Is Not too Late to Replace Your Heater

Monday, December 12th, 2016

If you’ve turned your heater on and run it a few times already this year, but were not impressed with what you experienced, remember that it is not too late to replace that heating system. Yes, the coldest time of the year is just around the corner. That is all the more reason to get your heating replacement out of the way, though.

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Protect Your Health with a UV Air Purifier This Winter

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

The winter season is tough on our immune systems. You may not think that you have much of an issue with indoor air quality in your home, but that belief can be tested when you start suffering allergy and asthma symptoms during the winter months. Even more so when you actually get sick more frequently.

No, the cold is not what does us in. It’s a combination of the strain on our immune systems, and good old fashioned bacteria and viruses. These pollutants cannot simply be filtered out of the air in your home. They must be destroyed.

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