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

AC FAQ: What Causes Hot Spots?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

When you run your air conditioning system in order to cool your home down during the summer season, you want that system to function efficiently and reliably. You also want it to function effectively, which includes cooling the whole house evenly. If you start to notice that there are hot spots in your home, or areas that never seem quite as cool as others, then you should give us a call. You deserve a better cooling experience than this, and the AC technicians on our team can help you get it.

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Do I Need a Whole-House Surge Protector?

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

If you are serious about protecting your electrical system, your HVAC systems, and all of your electronics and appliances from the problems that power surges can lead to, then yes, a whole-house surge protector is definitely a must. There are many different reasons as to why you may experience power surges on your property. The fact that you don’t frequently have lightning touching down on your property does not mean that you are not at risk of problems stemming from power surges. 

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Tips for Cooling Your Home Affordably

Monday, April 24th, 2017

dollar-in-grassWe do not have the hottest summer weather in the nation here in our geographic region. That doesn’t mean that the heat of summer cannot be oppressive, though, nor does it mean that the costs associated with cooling our homes cannot be an issue. The good news is that there are some ways in which to cool one’s home more affordably without the expense that comes with investing in new, high efficiency air conditioning equipment.

Keep the following tips in mind when cooling your home this summer, and you may start to see your energy costs drop. If you are interested in replacing your existing AC system with a more efficient model, just let us know. We’re happy to ensure that you are able to cool your home the way that you want to. Let us know if you require any AC services in North Seattle, WA.

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Should I Zone My Air Conditioner?

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

We don’t like to make sweeping generalizations here, because we know that every homeowner has a different experience and different expectations when it comes to the way in which they cool their homes. That being said, there are certain upgrades that one can make to his or her air conditioning system that really is not going to have any downsides. The decision to use a zone control system in Snohomish, WA is one such upgrade, and it can have a very positive impact on your home cooling experience.

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When to Schedule AC Repairs

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

We do not have the hottest summertime weather in the country here in the Pacific Northwest. This does not mean, however, that you can afford to take any chances when it comes to the way in which you cool your home. If you are serious about cooling your home reliably, you need to be proactive. That means that you cannot wait for your system to give out on your entirely before you schedule any necessary air conditioning repairs in Everett, WA. Keep these tips in mind and schedule your AC repairs with us at the first sign of trouble.

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Why Does My AC Have a Drain Line?

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

When you run your dishwasher or washing machine, you are using water to clean your dishes or your laundry. When you  cool your home with a central air conditioner, though, you are not using any water in the process. Why, then, does your air conditioner have a drain line on it?

No, it’s not for draining leaking refrigerant or oil out of the system — and if you have reason to suspect such leaks, you need to schedule professional service immediately. It is in fact for draining water. It’s just not water that is supplied to or used by your system.

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How Do Ductless Mini Splits Save Money?

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

The short answer to the question above is: in a number of ways! If you’ve followed our blog at all, you know that we are big proponents of ductless mini split systems around here. Today, we want to narrow our focus on the benefits of ductless mini splits to look specifically at the ways in which using this type of system can save you money. The only thing better than living comfortably, after all, is paying less to do so! When you schedule your ductless mini split services with our team, you can enjoy great comfort at a great price.

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Electrical FAQ: What’s an Attic Fan?

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

You no doubt use a whole-house air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable during the hottest time of the year. You may also use ceiling fans to help circulate air throughout your home when running your AC or when you have the windows open on more mild days. Chances are, though, that you don’t give the temperature in your attic all that much consideration during the summer season. You really should, however, despite the fact that you don’t actually spend any time in your attic.

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Water Heater FAQ: Should I Go Tankless?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

question-markTake a moment to consider all of the appliances and systems that you use in order to keep your home comfortable and your life convenient. Now ask yourself this. Do you rely on any of them more than your water heater? Yes, you need your air conditioner to keep you cool and comfortable in the summer season, and your heater is there to ensure that you are warm and cozy in the winter. However, at no point does your water heater in Everett, WA get a break. It is working hard for you each and every day.

Not only do you want to ensure that your water heater is working effectively and reliably, but efficiently as well. This is why so many homeowners are turning to tankless water heater these days. The tankless water heater, like any other appliance, is not right for every home or every homeowner, though. Consider the following information, and feel free to contact us with any questions that you have about your water heater options. 

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Why Keep a Fresh Filter in My AC?

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

For the most part, air conditioning maintenance is something that you are going to need a professional technician to handle. There is one very simple maintenance step that you can handle on your own, though, and which will help you to get the very best performance possible from your air conditioning system. That is changing your air filter as needed.

Generally, an air filter should be changed every 1-3 months. Is it really that big of a deal to change the air filter, though? Does it really have concrete benefits to offer? The answer is yes, it absolutely does. Read on and discover just how important it is to keep a fresh air filter in your air conditioner in Snohomish, WA.

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