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

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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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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