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

Treat Yourself to a New Thermostat This Holiday Season!

Monday, November 18th, 2019

temperature-just-rightWhat goes together better than turkey and stuffing (or, for our vegans, Tofurkey and cranberry sauce)? Hmm … your heater and a brand new thermostat, of course!

Upgrading your thermostat is a great way to keep your home warm and toasty all winter long … without sacrificing efficiency. See, today’s smart thermostats are capable of so much more than just setting a comfortable temperature.

In case you are not yet convinced, we have listed just some of the many benefits of making the switch to a smart thermostat below. Call our team for all things heating in Marysville, WA.)

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F is for Fall … and Furnace Repairs!

Monday, November 4th, 2019

If you are the proud owner of a furnace, then you know how truly great these systems are–they are efficient, effective, and reliable. But unfortunately, no matter how well your furnace runs, eventually it is going to require repairs (but, that’s why we are here).

There are a number of signs that suggest it’s time to call for furnace repairs, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. Remember to schedule your furnace repair in Marysville, WA with our team if you notice any indications of a furnace that needs our professional attention.

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I’m So Confused! Does My Furnace Need Repairs, Replacement, Or Maintenance?

Monday, October 21st, 2019

For many homeowners, getting their furnaces ready for fall can be a bit confusing–and for good reason! You want to make sure your system is fully equipped to handle those chilly autumn temperatures. So what can you do?

There are so many different types of services that HVAC companies like ours offer that it can be a little tricky to figure out exactly what your system needs. To help you out a bit, we have provided a quick guide below to the types of services your furnace may need and when. Remember to schedule your furnace services in Marysville, WA with our team.

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Yes, It’s Time to Think About Your Heater!

Monday, October 7th, 2019

service-timeHow is it that time of year already? It feels like just yesterday we were stocking up on sunscreen, going to weekend barbeques, and perfecting the cannonball! Yes, summer has finally come to an end … but it’s not all bad! We’ve got plenty of things to look forward to this season, like watching the leaves change, going apple picking, and carving jack-o-lanterns. Oh, and of course, turning on our heaters!

If you haven’t scheduled your heating maintenance services yet, now is the perfect time to have it done. In fact, there are plenty of reasons to schedule your heating maintenance services ahead of the winter season, and below, we’ve listed them for you. When you’re ready for maintenance, call our team.

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Boost Your Furnace Efficiency with Zone Control

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Yes, it is only February, which means that we still have a couple of months of cold, rainy weather before we can even think about enjoying the warm, summer sun. Of course, this means that we can’t retire our furnaces anytime soon. Therefore, there is still plenty of time to think about ways to boost energy efficiency inside our homes. When your home is energy efficient, you’ll spend less time worrying about sky-high utility bills and costly furnace repair in Lynnwood, WA. 

There are many ways to improve the efficiency of your furnace, and this week, we are going to be discussing one of the most effective methods for doing so. By installing a zone control system in your home, you’ll have ultimate control over your heating system, increasing efficiency and reducing monthly spending. Keep reading below to learn more about the benefits of these energy-saving systems. 

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How a Heat Pump Can Benefit You

Monday, February 11th, 2019

woman-operating-systemIf you’ve found yourself in the market for a new heater this winter, consider a heat pump! A heat pump works as a singular alternative to the traditional heater and air conditioner combination, allowing for year-round comfort with just one system. Homeowners across the country are making the switch, recognizing the heat pump for its many benefits.

Of course, only an experienced and well-qualified HVAC professional can determine which heating system will best meet your home’s specific needs, as heat pumps are not suitable for every home. Be sure to contact a heating and cooling professional before you make any final decisions. In this weeks post, we will be outlining some of the advantages that a heat pump has to offer. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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Furnace 101: Repair or Replace?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

cold-man-bundled-upCan’t decide between repairing or replacing your furnace? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Temperatures will not be climbing anytime soon, so you’ll want a furnace that can keep you warm and cozy all season long. A faulty furnace can be a big issue, especially when it comes to your comfort and your budget, so you’ll want to make the decision that won’t jeopardize either.

Of course, the decision to replace or repair your existing furnace is best left to a professional HVAC technician who can thoroughly assess the condition of your system. In the meantime, however, we have provided a quick guide for you. Keep reading below to learn more! 

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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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