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

Boost Your AC Efficiency This Summer

Monday, May 6th, 2019

With summer well on its way, you want to be sure that you have money to afford the things that you want to do, whether it be planning a beach vacation, going to an amusement park, or visiting the family for a barbeque. Of course, when temperatures skyrocket, you don’t want to end up sacrificing your savings for your comfort, and therefore, it is important to ensure that your air conditioner is working efficiently and effectively.

There are plenty of things that you can do to boost your AC efficiency, and below, we have listed some of our favorite tips and tricks! All you have to do is keep reading, and before you know it, you’ll see lower energy bills and fewer repairs!

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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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Some Hot Weather Tips

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

family-outdoorsMost of us look forward to some sunny, warm summer weather in this part of the country. We may not have the coldest winters around, but we also don’t always have the most accommodating weather in general to enjoy. That is why you really want to get out there and the heat of sunny days when you can.

Of course, you also need to be able to beat the heat if you are going to be able to enjoy your summer season to its fullest. We have a few tips that will help you to do just that. Remember to contact the Lake Stevens AC pros on our team if you need any cooling services this season.

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Why Choose a Central Air Conditioner?

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

If you are serious about keeping your home cool and comfortable in an efficient and effective manner during the hottest time of the year, then you really should be looking beyond the window units that you’ve been making do with. Sure, window units may be cheaper than whole-house cooling systems, but they simply cannot compete with the many different benefits that central air conditioning systems have to offer. Contact a member of our staff today if you are interested in investing in a new central air conditioner in Lake Stevens, WA.

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AC FAQ: What Causes Hot Spots?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

When you run your air conditioning system in order to cool your home down during the summer season, you want that system to function efficiently and reliably. You also want it to function effectively, which includes cooling the whole house evenly. If you start to notice that there are hot spots in your home, or areas that never seem quite as cool as others, then you should give us a call. You deserve a better cooling experience than this, and the AC technicians on our team can help you get it.

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Why Does My AC Have a Drain Line?

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

When you run your dishwasher or washing machine, you are using water to clean your dishes or your laundry. When you  cool your home with a central air conditioner, though, you are not using any water in the process. Why, then, does your air conditioner have a drain line on it?

No, it’s not for draining leaking refrigerant or oil out of the system — and if you have reason to suspect such leaks, you need to schedule professional service immediately. It is in fact for draining water. It’s just not water that is supplied to or used by your system.

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Why Have My Ducts Professionally Cleaned?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The simplest answer to the question posed in this post is because it is not a job that a nonprofessional can handle. We will get into more specifics below, of course, but the bottom line is that the average homeowner is not going to have the training and experience necessary to safely access his or her air ducts. He or she will not have the right tools for cleaning out the ducts, either. This is not a job that your handheld vacuum or a roll of paper towels and some vinegar can handle. Contact us to have your air ducts cleaned out thoroughly and properly.

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Potential Signs of Wiring Problems

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Because we use it each and every day, most homeowners just take their access to safe and convenient electricity for granted. In truth, though, your electrical system is quite complex and, potentially, dangerous. Working with professional electricians to guarantee that everything is up to code and working safely is integral to the successful use of your electrical system.

Still, there is the potential for problems with your electrical wiring to develop. This could happen for any number of reasons. Wiring may degrade over time if it is very old. Perhaps rodents have damaged the wiring, or someone unknowingly compromised it during a renovation project. Whatever the case, you should know some basic warning signs of wiring problems, so that you can schedule prompt, professional electrical services in Lake Stevens, WA.

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Replacing Your AC This Season?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

We are obviously are not going to be needing our air conditioning systems too soon. Daytime temperatures are still hovering around in the 40s and occasionally the 50s, so your heater still has some work to do yet. However, the cooling season will be here before you know it. If you want to be prepared for the hottest time of the year, then it is a good idea to start thinking about the overall condition and performance quality of your AC. In particular, you should consider if this is the year for an air conditioning replacement in Lake Stevens, WA.

The last thing that you want to do is to put your air conditioning replacement off until the last minute. If you do so, you risk learning the hard way that your system did not have another season of service to offer. Why not give us a call today and ask about your replacement options instead? That way, you can have a great new air conditioner in place before the hotter months arrive.

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