G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC’

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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Ready for a New AC? Then Definitely Consider a Heat Pump!

Monday, May 7th, 2018

red-therrmometerWashington is not necessarily known for intensely hot summer weather, but it doesn’t have to regular hit the triple digits to mean that it is uncomfortably hot outside. Even here in the PNW, a great air conditioning system is a must for homeowners looking to live comfortably throughout the entire year. The good news is that the pros on our staff are here to outfit your home with a quality air conditioning system, either as a brand new installation in a new property or as a replacement for your older system.

Before you rush into buying a new central air conditioner, however, we recommend that you take a few moments to really familiarize yourself with the options out there. You may just find that there is a system that suits your needs and personal user preferences even better than the tried and true central AC. While these are obviously great systems, using a heat pump in Snohomish, WA is also something that you should seriously consider. Heat pumps have a couple of added benefits that you’d be remiss to overlook.

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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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Summer Is Just Around the Corner: Is Your AC Tune-Up?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

AC-topviewIf you are a regular reader of our blog, then you certainly know that we are huge proponents of routine maintenance around here. Our bottom line isn’t our financial bottom line, it is our desire to ensure that our clients are completely satisfied with each and every service that we have to offer. So yes, we like to remind everyone about how important routine maintenance is periodically. Why? Because our technicians are incredibly skilled at tuning ACs up, and we want to see you satisfied!

Why should you schedule air conditioning maintenance in Snohomish, WA each and every year? Well, that is the focus of today’s post. We’d hate to see you miss out on the many, many benefits that annual tune-ups have to offer. So why not kick back, relax, get a vision of summer working in your head, and review the reasons why you want to schedule annual AC maintenance. When you decide yes, we’re here to heed the call!

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Keep Your AC Coils Clean!

Monday, August 28th, 2017

evaporator-coilAh, cleaning the house. Not exactly the most exciting way to spend a day, is it? Even so, it is something that needs to get done on something at least resembling a regular basis. What about those areas or pieces of equipment that are not covered by your regular cleaning schedule, though? What about the coils in your air conditioning system? Now, this is not something that we’d expect you to clean when you’re vacuuming the house, but it does have to be done.

There are 2 coils that you need to be concerned with when it comes to your air conditioner in Lake Stevens, WA. These are the evaporator coil, which resides in the indoor unit of your AC, and your condenser coil, in the outdoor condenser unit. Both of these coils play a major role in the overall cooling operation of your air conditioning system. If they are very dirty or otherwise compromised, you will struggle to cool your home with the success that you deserve.

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Boost AC Efficiency with These Simple Tips

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

dollarChances are that if you want a dry, arid summer season, you are not going to be moving to the Pacific Northwest. We have a fair amount of gray, rainy weather around here. That does not mean that temperatures never get oppressively hot during the summer season, though. It may not be Phoenix-level hot, but the fact is you are going to be using your air conditioner with some regularity over the course of the summer season. You don’t want to be paying more than you should have to in order to cool your home when you do.

No matter how much you may run your AC, you want to keep your energy bills to a minimum. More affordable cooling does not mean that you have to entirely replace your air conditioning system, though. Keep the following tips in mind, and run your air conditioner in Lake Stevens, WA without dreading the arrival of your next electricity bill.

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Have You Noticed Ice on Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

frost-and-iceThere are certain issues that you will immediately recognize as being potentially serious problems with your air conditioner. If, for instance, you notice that your air conditioner is blowing hot air into your home, that is a pretty clear cut sign that the system is not functioning properly. Would you immediately spring into action if you noticed that there was ice on your air conditioner, though? After all, the sole function of an air conditioner is to keep things cool, is it not?

While this may be true, at no point in its normal operation should an air conditioner be freezing anything. Ice developing on the air conditioner is definitely a sign of trouble. While your system may not break down entirely as the result of ice developing on it, serious problems can arise if you do not figure out why your system is icing over, and what you have to do about it. Leave your air conditioning repairs in Everett, WA to the pros on our staff, and enjoy a job done right.

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AC Tip: Keep the Drain Line Clear

Monday, June 5th, 2017

air-conditioning-technicianWait a second, you may be thinking, what are they talking about? My air conditioner doesn’t use water at all! Why would I have to keep a drain line clear? It is true that your central air conditioner or heat pump does not use water in its operation as it cools your home. However, it is also true that the condensate drain line is an integral part of any home cooling system. So where exactly is this water coming from? Well, the answer is right in the name of the drain: condensation.

Your air conditioner in Marysville, WA evaporates refrigerant in order to remove heat from the air surrounding and passing over it. During this process, though, the system also draws moisture out of the air. The moisture condensates on the evaporator coil, before dripping down into the condensate drain pan and draining out of your home via the drain line. A clogged up drain line can cause a number of different problems.

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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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