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

Does My Home Need New Wiring?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

stripping-wiresWe won’t try to sugar coat it for you: rewiring your home is a major undertaking. It is one that you may find yourself faced with at some point because, frankly, even the best electrical wiring systems are not going to last forever.  It doesn’t matter if you have ancient knob and tube wiring in your home or if your system is pretty modern but old and/or damaged nonetheless. Once you need rewiring, it is just is not the type of job that you can put off.

It is also certainly not the type of job that you can hope to have completed by a novice or by yourself and a few buddies, either. Every step of the electrical wiring process must be handled by trained, professional electricians—as is the case with any electrical repair in Lynnwood. That is why you should always keep our number handy! And now, let’s take a look at some of the warning signs that you need electrical repair in Lynnwood, WA.

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Why Do My Lights Flicker?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

an-incandescent-bulbWhen the lights flicker in your home, what do you think? That it adds a bit of spooky flair for the Halloween season? That it’s just a minor annoyance? That it’s time to buy a new lamp and leave the overheads alone? Too many homeowners fail to recognize flickering lights for what they really are—a sign that something potentially serious is wrong with your electrical system.

Is this always going to be the case? No, of course not. There are not any guarantees in life, positive or negative. Is it a chance you should be willing to take, though? Hoping for the best and ignoring the worst? Again, of course not. If you ignore this sign of trouble with your electrical system, you could be in for very costly repairs down the road—or even a dangerous situation. Contact our electricians in Lynnwood, WA, instead.

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Are Your Outlets Hot to the Touch?

Monday, August 27th, 2018

outletYou go to unplug your charger and notice that the outlet is unusually warm to the touch. What does this mean? Are you at risk for an electrical fire? There are many reasons why an electrical outlet could be hot, but pinpointing the cause of an electrical issue without the help of a trained professional can be exceedingly difficult. Our crew at G&S Heating Cooling & Electric is experienced in all types of Lynnwood, WA electrical repair, and we’re prepared to assist you with any of your electrical needs.

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Signs That It’s Time to Call an Electrician

Monday, July 30th, 2018

thumbs-upJust as gasoline, natural gas, and propane are great resources but potentially dangerous when not used properly, so too is electricity. We don’t really give electricity all that much thought in our day to day lives (at least until the electric bill arrives in the mail!), but we really should. Why? Because we depend upon it each and every day in our homes! The computer, tablet, or phone that you are reading this on right now charges via electricity, right?

Considering both the importance of electricity as well as its potential danger, it only makes sense that you should hire a trained professional to deal with any and all necessary electrical services that you may require. You can count on us to send a truly exceptional electrician in Lynwood, WA to your door when you decide to work with us. But when should you contact an electrician to begin with? Here are a few tips to help you to decide when the time has come.

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Can I Use the Ground to Cool My Home?

Monday, May 21st, 2018

geothermal-diagramIt sounds strange, doesn’t it? Wind, maybe. Water? Possibly. But the ground? How could that even work? The answer is with heat pump technology (which also means that you can use the ground to heat your home, too!). More specifically, we are talking about ground-source heat pumps or, as they are more commonly referred to, geothermal systems. The concepts are actually fairly basic, though the systems themselves are very complex.

There is a lot to be gained with the use of a geothermal system, but you absolutely must work with qualified technicians that are extensively trained in the design and installation of these systems. It’s a big job to get one in place, and working with our team means that you will reap the full benefits of an outstanding geothermal heat pump in Lynnwood, WA. So read on, consider the many benefits that geothermal systems have to offer, and contact us with any questions that you may have.

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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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Ask Our Electricians: What Types of Fuel Do Generators Use?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

generatorOur electricians in Lynnwood, WA are some of the finest in the industry, so it is no wonder that so many homeowners turn to them for informed answers. Some of the questions that they frequently field address whole-house generators. More specifically, which type of fuel sources should homeowners consider when it comes to fueling their whole-house generators. As is the case with most questions regarding electrical systems, the answer is more complicated than simply suggesting the one “best” option.

Today, we want to take this opportunity to discuss some of the various fuels that may be used to power the generators that you use to keep your home up and running in the event of a power outage. If you have any questions, of course, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We know that investing in a new generator is a considerable expense, and you want to make sure that you are making the right decisions every step of the way.

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Ask Our Electricians: Why Use a Whole-House Generator?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

whole-house-generatorThere are a lot of different inconveniences in life. Do you know one thing that many of them have in common? There is really no way in which to know when they’ll strike. That is why a bit of preparedness is always such a good precaution. It definitely pays off when you’re talking about extended power outages. Eventually, the novelty of reading and playing games by candlelight is going to wear off. In fact, it probably won’t take very long at all!

One of the services that our electricians in Lynwood, WA offer is the installation of whole-house generators. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of such a system in your home. This is one of those instances in which it really does make sense to invest in something that, hopefully, you’ll  actually have very little need for over the years. If you do encounter the need, however, you’ll be glad that you had the pros on our staff install and service your system. We always do it right.

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Common Hot Water Heater Service Calls

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The ability to quickly and conveniently heat water for use throughout the home is a fine luxury that we all enjoy on a daily basis. The water heaters that we use in order to heat this water, of course, are never going to be 100% reliable, though. Trust us when we tell you that we receive the water heater service calls to prove it. If you want to protect the condition and operation of your water heater, then schedule your hot water heater services in Lynnwood with the pros here at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. We can handle any service needs that you may have. Here are a few examples of common calls for service that we encounter.

As you may well imagine, one of the most common water heater services calls that we get is from homeowners suffering from an insufficient supply of hot water. There are few things more jarring than having one’s hot shower run cold halfway through. There are a few reasons why this may happen. It is possible that routine maintenance has not been scheduled, allowing the system to slip into disrepair. There may be a lot of sediment built up in the tank, which inhibits the successful heating of water. It is even possible that the water heater is simply too small to adequately heat the amount of water that you need. If this is the case, it may be necessary to upgrade your system.

If you see water surrounding your water heater, we advise you to dial our number immediately. Water leaks are not uncommon, and they are frequently fairly minor. Even smaller leaks can do real damage, though, rusting components of your system, wasting water and energy, putting extra strain on the appliance, and potentially leading to real property damage. Sealing leaks promptly is clearly in your best interest.

Whatever types of water heater services in Lynnwood you may need, know that we do it all. From the installation of new systems to routine maintenance and emergency repairs, count on us to get the job done.

Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. with any questions you may have. When you work with us, you can count on exceptional water heater services of all kinds.

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Why Good Insulation Is Important for Heating

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

No one enjoys paying for heat that isn’t effectively heating your home, and one of the best ways to make sure you don’t do this is to have good insulation from top to bottom. Why is insulation so important? It blocks the transfer of heat, so during the winter months, it keeps your heat from escaping to the outdoors while also keeping the cold air from infiltrating. While it may be tempting to add insulation to your home yourself, it really is a job best handled by professionals. G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc., has been helping customers since 1977 with all their heating and indoor quality needs, so if you need help with your insulation, call us today.

Understanding Heat Flow

To understand how insulation slows heat transfer, you need to understand the 3 ways that heat can flow in your home:

  • Conduction – the way heat moves through materials
  • Convection – how heat moves through liquids and gases
  • Radiant – heat that travels in a straight line and heats any solid object capable of absorbing the heat

Heat will travel through your home in each of these three ways, and the job of insulation is to slow this transfer. Some types of insulation are better at slowing certain kinds of heat over others, so many homeowners will use a combination of insulation types to properly insulate their homes.

Benefits of Good Insulation

As we’ve discussed, good insulation is critical for energy efficiency. But there are additional benefits that are also important:

  • Better comfort – reducing your heat loss helps make your indoors more comfortable
  • Reduction in noise levels – insulation helps block sound both between rooms and from the outside
  • Good for the environment – using the proper amount of insulation helps reduce your energy usage

As we head toward winter, now is the perfect time to see of your insulation levels are where they need to be for your home and heating system. Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc., today and schedule heating service in Lynnwood with one of our HVAC installation experts.

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