G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Archive for March, 2017

New Heater or AC? Why Not Go Ductless?

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Ductless heating and cooling is a home comfort option that more and more homeowners are taking advantage of these days. Not only do these systems offer incredible benefits that those using air ducts cannot match, but the ductless mini split is also particularly well-suited to a climate like ours. It’s no surprise to us that we find ourselves installing quality ductless mini splits from manufacturers like Lennox and Mitsubishi regularly this time of year.

Just keep in mind that, for all of the potential benefits that they offer, you are only going to enjoy a great performance from your ductless mini split system in Snohomish, WA if that system is expertly installed and serviced. Leave the job to us, and this is guaranteed to be the case. Then you can start taking advantage of your system fully.

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Is Your AC Not Cooling the Air?

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

If so, then you’ve got a big problem on your hands! We are not going to be relying on our air conditioning systems too heavily in the immediate future, but that does not mean that you can afford to overlook such an obvious sign of trouble. If your air conditioner in North Seattle, WA is not able to effectively cool the air in your home, it’s not really good for much, is it?

Fortunately for you, our technicians are here to help get your system back on track. We’ve also got a few tips to help you rule out any obvious issues with simple fixes before you call for air conditioning repairs. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.

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AC Maintenance Is Not a DIY Service

Monday, March 27th, 2017

technician-working-on-acWe know that many homeowners like to take things into their own hands when it comes to the services that they need around their homes. The fact of the matter is, though, that there is simply no replacement for professional training, experience, and expertise in some cases. If you are serious about getting the best performance that your air conditioner has to offer, then you need to schedule your AC maintenance  in Marysville, WA with trained professionals.

As you’ll see below, air conditioning maintenance is a much more involved process than you may realize. When completed properly, it can certainly benefit you in many different ways. Being done properly requires more than the toolbox in the garage and a few minutes of watching online tutorials, though. Leave it to us so that the job is done not only thoroughly, but properly.

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Why Have My Ducts Professionally Cleaned?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The simplest answer to the question posed in this post is because it is not a job that a nonprofessional can handle. We will get into more specifics below, of course, but the bottom line is that the average homeowner is not going to have the training and experience necessary to safely access his or her air ducts. He or she will not have the right tools for cleaning out the ducts, either. This is not a job that your handheld vacuum or a roll of paper towels and some vinegar can handle. Contact us to have your air ducts cleaned out thoroughly and properly.

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A New Thermostat: Simple Upgrade, Big Benefits

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Have you been eagerly looking forward to the start of the summer season? If so, you’re definitely not along. We haven’t even gotten into spring quite yet, but this time of the year really has a reputation to getting people to look ahead to warmer, more pleasant weather. Of course, it’s a lot easier to enjoy that warmer weather when you have a great AC ready for action.

If you were unhappy with the overall performance of your air conditioner last year, or if it’s broken down entirely, then a full replacement may be necessary. However, if you just want to make a simple upgrade that will help you to get more out of your existing equipment, you should seriously consider investing in a new thermostat in Snohomish, WA. It may sound like a minor change, but it can have a huge impact on the way in which you use your system.

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Need a New Heater or AC? Get Both with a Geothermal System

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

We’ve talked about geothermal heating and cooling systems quite a bit on this blog. While the deadline for the geothermal federal tax credit may have passed, this type of system definitely still warrants consideration if you are taking advantage of the spring weather to replace your heater, air conditioner, or both. Don’t rush into replacing your existing equipment with similar systems just because it’s what you’ve always done.

In industrial applications, harnessing geothermal energy is becoming more and more common. For residential purposes, the use of a geothermal, or ground source, heat pump is also becoming more common. Drawing heat out of the ground in order to warm one’s home, as well as dumping heat into the ground when cooling it, allows for great efficiency and reliable comfort.

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Potential AC Problems: Short Cycling

Monday, March 13th, 2017

ac-condenser-fanHere in Washington, we don’t have the hottest summer weather in the nation. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get uncomfortably hot around here during the summer season, though. If you are serious about living comfortably during the hottest time of the year, then you must know for certain that your air conditioner is in great working condition.

The bad news is that there are a number of different afflictions that may affect your air conditioning system. The good news, or at least a silver lining, is that most of these problems will give you some warning signs that can alert you to trouble. It is always in your best interest to have issues with your air conditioner resolved promptly, so it is always in your best interest to take any such warning signs seriously. For instance, you should know that your AC in Marysville, WA is in trouble if it is short cycling.

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Protect Your Home with a Generator This Summer

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

We’re all looking forward to the arrival of the summer season. Even the cooler days of spring will be a nice of change pace while we wait for the summer’s heat to arrive. As we move out of the winter season, though, we must remind homeowners that summer brings its own challenges, and that an AC may not be the only system that they’ll need to enjoy their time at home to the fullest.

Summertime has a lot to offer, and not all of it is welcome with open arms. Heavy rains and high winds can move in when summer storms arrive, downing trees and power lines in their wake. When that happens, you’ll be glad for having taken our advice and investing in a whole-house generator. 

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Is Your AC Ready for Action?

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

We know, we know. The temperatures outside are anything but hot at the moment. It is true that you are not going to need your air conditioner in the immediate future. It is also true that the heat of summer has a way of sneaking up on some homeowners, though. That is why we start to recommend routine air conditioning maintenance in Everett, WA around this time of the year.

The benefits of professional air conditioning maintenance are too many, and the consequences of overlooking it too serious, to ignore. Don’t wait until the last minute, discover that summer has arrived sooner than expected, and then convince yourself that your system can make it through another season without a tune-up. Instead, call today, and be sure to ask about our maintenance plan.

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

We definitely are not ready to switch over to our air conditioning systems quite yet. There is a fair amount of chilly weather left before the heat of the summer season starts settling in. Be that as it may, now is a good time to start thinking about your air conditioner in practical terms. This means both scheduling routine maintenance to ensure that your system is ready for action when summer arrives, and refreshing your memory as to potential problems that you may encounter.

It is not uncommon for us to get repair calls right as summer gets underway, as systems that have had a few months off begin working their kinks out. One problem that you may run into is water leaking from your air conditioner. It is a baffling turn of events, but one with relatively simple explanation.

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