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

Too Big, Too Small, or Just Right?

Monday, January 14th, 2019

furnaceSelecting the right furnace for your home might feel like something out of a children’s tale: you have to find the system that is just right. An oversized or undersized furnace can leave you dealing with a handful of issues, costing you both time and money. The best thing that you can do to avoid furnace repair in Everett, WA is to have your system professionally installed.

One common misconception amongst homeowners is that if the furnace physically fits within the space where it is housed, then it will work just fine. Without consulting with a trained professional, homeowners make decisions based on what will fit rather than what their home’s specific needs are. This usually leads to the purchase of an oversized or undersized unit. Below, we have listed the implications of installing an oversized or undersized furnace, as well as the tell-tale signs that your system might not be a good fit. 

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Tips and Tricks: 6 Ways to Boost Furnace Efficiency

Monday, December 31st, 2018

We have just made it through the holidays, which means that our pants and our budgets might be a little tight. We still have a long winter ahead of us, so you’ll be running your furnace consistently for the next couple of months. If you are looking for a way to cut back on spending, consider improving your furnace’s efficiency.

There are numerous things that you can do at home to boost your heating efficiency, some of which won’t cost you a single cent! Maintaining efficiency is a great way to keep repair costs and utility bills low, which is always a plus. Below, we have provided a list of tips and tricks to boost efficiency and save you money.

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How a Dirty Filter Affects Your Furnace

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

changing-air-filterWell, I invested in a good furnace, I had professionals install it, and I schedule annual tune-ups. Now I just kick back, relax, and enjoy a reliable, effective heating performance, right? 

The short answer, unfortunately, is no.  The slightly longer answer is that, even when you do everything right and as outlined above, there is one step that is too commonly overlooked: changing the air filter in your system.

The full answer lies below.

If you want to avoid the need for furnace repair in Marysville, WA, then scheduling routine maintenance and changing your air filter regularly are definitely the ways to go. While a professional technician will change your air filter during your tune-up, the fact is that once a year is just not enough. Read on to learn more about how a dirty air filter can negatively affect your furnace. Then, reach out to a member of our team with any questions that you may have. We can’t make your furnace 100% reliable, because no one can. We can help you to keep it as reliable as possible, though.

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What Do Heating Problems Look Like?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

cold-coupleWith temperatures hanging around in the fifties during the day and the forties at night, it’s safe to say that you’ll be counting on your heating system to keep you warm more and more in the coming days and weeks. That means that your heater really needs to be in the best working condition possible—at least if you want it to function as effectively and reliably as possible. And no, heater problems this early into the season are not unheard of. They’re not even that uncommon, actually.

So how can you tell if you need heating repair in Bothell, WA? One way is if your heater will not start up for you at all, obviously. Equally obviously, at least to us, is the fact that you really don’t want to wait for your system to break down entirely before you go ahead and schedule any repairs that it may need. Early intervention is always in your best interest, so here are a few examples of what heating problems may look (not to mention sound and smell!) like.

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It’s About Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, September 24th, 2018

furnaceWhile you may not be quite ready to say goodbye to the warm summer weather, there is no denying the fact that the cooler time of year is well on its way to us. Get out and enjoy the pleasant days while they’re here, of course, but also start thinking about getting your heater ready for the chillier nights ahead! How can you ensure that you are able to heat your home with the success that you both demand and deserve?

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It is time to schedule heating maintenance in Everett, WA and the surrounding areas. The fact that winter around here can be comparably mild to those in other parts of the country does not mean that you can afford to take any chances with your home heating system. And, when you schedule your heating maintenance with us, you won’t have to! So read on, enjoy this refresher about all that heating maintenance has to offer you, and schedule service with our team today.

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Need a New Heater? Go Ductless!

Monday, December 18th, 2017

ductless-blowerIn our previous post, we talked about how a heat pump can help you to heat your home with greater energy efficiency.  We also talked about how our climate here in the Pacific Northwest is particularly well-suited for the use of a heat pump. Today, we want to talk about a specific type of heat pump that can offer even greater, more unique benefits. The system in question is the ductless mini split, and it can revolutionize the way in which you heat your home.

Read on to learn more about what makes the ductless mini split such an innovative heating option, and how it is that the system operates. Then, give us a call to have your new system installed in your home. Regardless of whether or not you choose to use a ductless mini split in Mukilteo, WA, you can count on our experts to install your new heating system properly.  You deserve great comfort, and that’s what we have to offer. 

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Is Your Heater Ready for Winter?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

chilly-manCertain areas of the country really get nailed hard during the winter season, with heavy snowfalls and temperatures that regularly plummet below the freezing level. When all is said and done, our winter weather here in the Pacific Northwest is fairly mild. For those of you that think this means that your heater is not really that important, though, a rude wake-up call is likely not too far off. We can help you get your heater into fighting shape.

Your heater may not get the workout that it would in Vermont or Minnesota, but it is going to have a lot of work to do during the winter season regardless. If you are serious about ensuring that your heater is able to do that work as effectively and efficiently as possible, then you need to schedule a heating tune-up in Mukilteo, WA — and not just once, either. Heating maintenance is an annual necessity that you should be scheduling each and every year. 

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Furnaces: Gas vs. Electric

Monday, September 25th, 2017

servicing-furnaceWe are definitely moving out of the hottest time of the year, and it will not be long before we turn to our heating systems regularly to help keep our homes warm. Now is the time to be scheduling your furnace maintenance services, and to handle any necessary furnace repair in Everett, WA. If you are thinking about having a new heating system installed before the chilliest weather of the year really arrives, then it is definitely time to get that project underway. Replacing a heater is a major investment, though, so don’t rush into anything.

Even if you know that you’d like to use a furnace to heat your home, you still have some decisions to make. Mainly, are you going to be using a gas or an electric furnace to heat your living space. Like any other heating system, furnaces of any design have their pros and cons. Consider the following information, and be sure to reach out with any questions that you may have regarding your furnace selection. We have the answers that you need to choose your furnace confidently.

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Thinking About Replacing Your Heater?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

service-timeThe fact that our winters are somewhat mild compared to those in other parts of the country should not lull you into a false sense of security. If your existing heater is in no shape to handle another heating season, you are going to want to have that system replaced before the onset of winter strikes. What about those instances in which the heater is not on the brink of disaster, though? After all, it is always best to replace your heating system before a complete and total breakdown.

Before we really reach the point where our heaters are needed regularly, we suggest that you give the following information some serious thought. We are not trying to rush into the purchasing of a new heater, and the fact is that our technicians are skilled in keeping heaters up and running as long as possible. Just because your heater in Everett, WA can be kept going, however, does not mean that it should be.

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Time for a New Heater? Consider a Gas Furnace

Monday, February 27th, 2017

furnaceChances are that you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the spring season. Well, it’s going to be a while before things really start to warm up, and longer yet before the time comes to switch on your air conditioning system. Truth be told, your heater is going to be in action for the immediate future. Now that we are at least approaching the end of the heating season, though, it’s a good time to think about how your heater performed this year.

Now, if you failed to schedule the routine heating maintenance that your system needs to succeed, then you really cannot blame a subpar heating performance on anyone other than yourself. If, however, your heater failed to meet your expectations despite having been tuned up and repaired as needed, then it may be time to consider a replacement. If so, you should give some serious thought to using a gas furnace in Marysville, WA.

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