G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Are You Ready for Zone Control?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

question-markYou want your air conditioner to be as efficient as possible, right? Well, wonder if we told you that there is a way to do that! Yes, just by making the right upgrades, you’ll be able to save tons of money on your annual cooling and heating costs. What are we talking about? Why we are talking about zone control of course!

A zone control system allows homeowners to take ultimate control over their HVAC systems, increasing efficiency and lowering monthly spending costs. Don’t believe us? Keep reading below to find out more about how this system works and the benefits of installing one in your home!

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But, How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Monday, July 15th, 2019

geothermal-diagramWhen you hear the word geothermal, you probably think of heat. But did you know that geothermal heat pumps are capable of keeping your home cool all summer long? That’s right! Like all heat pumps, geothermal systems come equipped with a reversing valve, which allows for home heating and cooling! But still, how does this all work?

Many homeowners are confused about how geothermal systems actually work, so below, we’ve explained the science of it all! All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! (And maybe, after you’re done reading, you’ll call us to service your air conditioning in Lake Stevens, WA?)

Okay, now back to what we were talking about:

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Here’s Why We Think You Should Go Ductless This Summer

Monday, July 1st, 2019

If you don’t already know what a ductless system is, you are about to! Ductless systems are pretty awesome–they’re efficient, effective, and becoming quite popular for their ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch (but more on that later!)

We love ductless systems and think that you should too, which is why we have listed all of the benefits of these systems below! All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more! And remember, if you are interested in going ductless this summer, it’s best that you hire a professional for your air conditioning services in Everett, WA. Okay, now back to the blog!

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Your Most Common AC Repairs Explained

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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Unfortunately, things happen, and when something goes wrong with your air conditioner, it can be really annoying. First of all, your home may begin to feel like the Saraha Desert, and secondly, you’ll find that you are paying more and more money just to keep your home ‘kinda’ cool.

A broken air conditioner leave you wondering “WHY ME?“, so below, we have decided to answer that question. There are plenty of reasons why your air conditioner may malfunction, and maybe, we can help you feel better by explaining just how common these issues are.

So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to find out more!

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Boost Your AC Efficiency This Summer

Monday, May 6th, 2019

With summer well on its way, you want to be sure that you have money to afford the things that you want to do, whether it be planning a beach vacation, going to an amusement park, or visiting the family for a barbeque. Of course, when temperatures skyrocket, you don’t want to end up sacrificing your savings for your comfort, and therefore, it is important to ensure that your air conditioner is working efficiently and effectively.

There are plenty of things that you can do to boost your AC efficiency, and below, we have listed some of our favorite tips and tricks! All you have to do is keep reading, and before you know it, you’ll see lower energy bills and fewer repairs!

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Could You Benefit From a Heat Pump This Summer?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

technician-at-doorSpring has certainly sprung, which means that summer is well on its way. Of course, preparing for summer is more than just stocking up on sunscreen, opening up your pool, and locating the best ice cream shops in town. And as fun as those things are, it is also important to remember that preparing for summer means making sure your home is set up to be as comfortable and efficient as possible. So, if you are in the market for a new cooling system, you might do well to consider a heat pump.

Heat pumps are efficient, effective, and great for providing year-round comfort. You can eliminate the need for both a heater and an air conditioner simply by making the switch to a heat pump, making them a convenient and popular choice amongst homeowners. In fact, there are many benefits of installing a heat pump in your home, and below we’ve listed a few of them. 

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How Ductless Heat Pumps Cool Your Home

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

relaxed-manHow do ductless heat pumps cool homes, you ask? The short answer is: exceptionally well! The longer answer that you deserve, of course, follows in this blog post. It is true that ductless heat pumps are great air conditioning systems, but they’re so much more than that! Not to be mysterious, but we are going to get to that as well. First, let us just say that if you are thinking about investing in a new air conditioning system, then your ductless options should be carefully considered.

Also keep in mind, however, that even the best ductless air conditioning systems from the top manufacturers in the industry are not guaranteed to give you a great performance.  This is due to the fact that issues like improper sizing and poor system layout will hamper even the best systems on the market. You don’t have to worry about that when you work with us, though. Just give us a call if you think that going ductless is right for you.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Runs in Short Bursts

Monday, June 18th, 2018

AC-technician-toolsWe will start this blog off by answering what is likely your first question right away—yes, this indicates that there is a problem with your air conditioning system. Air conditioners are designed to run in full and even cooling cycles. If your system is starting up, running only briefly, and then cycling back down, it is not working properly. It really is that simple. What is not so simple, though, is pinpointing the cause of this problem.

There are a few different reasons why your air conditioner may run in short cycles like this. Short cycling is always indicative of an operational issue, but the severity of such issues can vary wildly. While it may be the result of a problem with a very simple fix, it could also mean that you have a potentially serious problem in need of professional repair services. So without further ado, here’s why your air conditioner in Everett, WA may be short cycling.

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Yes, a Dirty Air Filter Causes Big Trouble

Monday, June 4th, 2018

man-with-filterYou already know that we are huge advocates for routine HVAC maintenance around here. You also know that we strongly urge homeowners to hire skilled, trained professionals to tune up their systems on an annual basis. The process is more complex than many people may realize, and the fact is that this type of maintenance is a job that only experienced technicians can really do right. That doesn’t mean that there is nothing that you can do for your system on your own, though.

There are a few basic maintenance tasks that any homeowner can handle. One is simply keeping the outdoor unit of the air conditioner clean and free of debris, be it fallen branches that have landed on top of the unit or grass clippings that are stuck to the fins. The other, and most important, step to take on your own is changing your air filter. With a fresh air filter in place, you can avoid a lot of trouble—including issues that could result in the need for AC repairs in Stanwood, WA!

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Oh No! Is This a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

AC-technician-workingLook, we get it. Your air conditioner started up, and it is cooling your home. You don’t really want to—nor do you have the time to—think much more about it than that. The fact of the matter is, however, that even potentially serious problems with your air conditioning system may take a while to really prove symptomatic. It is always best to give your air conditioner a little bit of extra attention before you wind up being caught off-guard by problems with your system.

Today, we are going to be taking the refrigerant leak into consideration. A refrigerant leak is truly one of the most serious problems that you may face with your home cooling system. It can also be a tricky one to identify. One thing is certain, though. If left untreated, that refrigerant leak is going to wind up causing you some major headaches—or even spelling the premature demise of your AC system! If you suspect a refrigerant leak, then you need AC repairs in Lynnwood, WA immediately.

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