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

Don’t Forget About Your Furnace’s Air Filter!

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Our guess is that you probably haven’t thought much about your furnace since you turned it on. If things seem fine, why worry about it, right? Well, we’re here to tell you that you should be thinking about your furnace, at least a little bit. Keeping your furnace running smoothly depends on YOU remembering to change out its air filter regularly.

Your HVAC system’s air filter plays a huge role in overall efficiency and operation, so it’s important to tend to it. In fact, there are plenty of reasons not to forget to swap out your air filter. Below we have outlined several.

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Goldilocks and the Three… Furnaces?

Monday, December 30th, 2019

We all know the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but have you heard the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Furnaces? Yeah, we didn’t think so, which is why we are here to tell you all about it.

See, when it comes to your furnace, size really does matter, and below, we’ll explain why. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and as always, remember to schedule your heating services in Everett, WA with us!)

Okay, now back to the story …

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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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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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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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Don’t Leave a Dirty Air Filter in Your Furnace

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

As long as your furnace is blowing warm air throughout the coldest nights of the year, you may figure that it is in great working condition. Don’t overlook the basic maintenance needs of your furnace, though. Doing so can result in a subpar heating experience, and other results you’d best avoid.

One of the best things that you yourself can do for your furnace is to change your air filter regularly. It may not sound like that big of a deal, but if you have a dirty air filter in your furnace, there is no way that you can hope to enjoy the best performance possible from your furnace in Marysville, WA. Read on to learn more.

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Heating Tip: Sizing Matters

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

If you are serious about heating your home effectively and efficiently, then you need to schedule routine heating maintenance with a trained professional. Before you ever get to that point, though, you must be certain that the heater in your home is appropriately sized for your living space. This is just one of many reasons why a professional heating installation is so important.

Read on to learn about how an improperly sized heating system can leave you with a subpar heating performance. If you are in need of a heater for a newly constructed home, or if you are ready to replace your heating system, let us know. We’ll make sure that your new heater in Everett, WA is the perfect size for your home.

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Some Pros and Cons of Forced Air Heating

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Forced air heating systems are very common, with the furnace ranking as probably the most popular of all home heating systems (though the heat pump is also very popular in our geographic region). While there are a lot of benefits that you’ll enjoy when using a furnace or a heat pump in Everett, WA, there are also a few cons to using forced air heating systems.

Don’t let this dissuade you immediately, though, as every heater has its own unique pros and cons. Read on, and let us know if you are ready to schedule heating services of any kind.

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Why Is My Furnace Short Cycling?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

When the air temperatures are very cold during the winter season, you really want to be able to heat your home effectively and reliably. If your furnace is turning on, running briefly, and then shutting back down, this really won’t be the case. There are a few different reasons as to why your furnace may short cycle.

Whatever the reason for your system’s short cycling, you must keep in mind that this issue can cause many problems. You’re going to be using more energy to heat your home, with lesser results. That can leave you paying more for subpar comfort! Plus, it puts a lot of wear and tear on your furnace in Lake Stevens, WA. Read on to learn more about short cycling, and dial our number to have the problem resolved.

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What Is This Odor Coming from My Furnace?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

There are still a few weeks of pretty warm weather ahead of us, so you don’t really need to be thinking about putting your heater into full-time rotation just yet. However, with nighttime temperatures dropping to pretty chilly levels, you may find yourself firing up your heater from time to time pretty soon, even if not for extended periods. If you turn on your furnace in Lake Stevens, WA, only to be met with a strange and unfamiliar odor, you will be rightly concerned. 

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