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

Protect Your Home Against Power Surges

Monday, December 17th, 2018

powerstripWe know how important it is for you to protect your home and property from damage. Today, we depend so much on our electrical devices and appliances to get through the day. We can’t imagine not having access to our washers, dryers, microwaves, computers, or our overhead lights. So, what were to happen if all these appliances stopped working at once?

A power surge is a very real threat to your home’s electric system, so it is important to invest in protecting your home against them. In the blink of an eye, all your favorite devices could be destroyed, and replacing them can cost you and your family thousands of dollars. It is better to invest now to avoid the destruction that a power surge can cause.

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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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Should I Be Using an Attic Fan?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

man-with-fanIf you think that we are here to just sell you upgrades to your home that you don’t really need, think again. Our top priority is your comfort and your success in achieving that comfort in an efficient, affordable manner. That is why we won’t tell you for certain that you need to be using an attic fan in your home. There are too many variables to consider for giving such a concrete answer without more information.

What we can tell you, though, is that many homeowners stand to benefit greatly from the use of attic fans. If you are curious about all that an attic fan can do for you, we strongly suggest that you give us a call with any questions that you may have. You need a professional HVAC contractor in Marysville, WA to install and service your attic fan, and the pros on our team are the ones that you want to do the job.

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Ask Our Electricians: What Is Knob and Tube Wiring?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

stripping-wiresWe do not expect our clients to have a great understanding of how their electrical systems work. That’s what our fine electricians in Marysville, WA are here for. As a homeowner, however, you should have some idea of how your system works—as well as why you may have some concerns about its components, including its wiring. If you live in an older home, then you may have knob and tube wiring in place.

While this is not the disaster that some outlets would lead you to believe, it is a good idea to have your system updated if this is the case. Today, we are going to talk about what knob and tube wiring actually is, and why using it in your home is not really ideal. As always, we urge you to contact a member of our team with any questions that you may have. Remember, only licensed, professional electricians are qualified to service your electrical system.

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Ask Our Electricians: How Do GFCI Outlets Work?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Our modern lifestyle absolutely demands that we have electricity flowing throughout our homes. The heaters that we use to keep warm, the chargers that keep our laptops and phones charged up, and countless other appliances and devices are all dependent upon the use of electricity. While electricity is so commonplace that we hardly give a thought to it or its use in our day to day lives, it is important to remember that electricity is still quite dangerous.

While electricity still has the potential to be as dangerous as ever, however, our modern electrical systems have an ace up their sleeves—several of them, actually. There are many different safety devices and precautions in place, and the GFCI outlet is one of the most effective and reliable. Chances are that you have GFCI outlets in your house, even if you don’t actually know what they are. Today, we’ll discuss how these outlets work, where they should be installed in your home, and why you need to hire professional electricians in Marysville, WA.

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A Good Time to Upgrade Outdoor Lighting

Monday, August 14th, 2017

outdoor-sconce-lightingWe’ve had some pretty hot weather around here of late, and the days have been lasting a decent stretch of time. Even so, we’re about a third of the way through August. That means that fall and winter, along with their shorter days, are really not that far away. You may not want to think about that just yet, and we don’t blame you. We do, however, want to remind you that being prepared for the darker time of the year is definitely in your best interest.

Before the daylight really starts to slip away, it is a good idea to think about upgrading your outdoor lighting system in Marysville, WA. Once winter sets in, you are probably going to become less and less inclined to taking care of such projects around your property. Don’t let the opportunity for some great improvements pass you by! Contact a member of our team to consult with a qualified professional. We’ll make sure that your outdoor lighting system is just right for your needs and preferences.

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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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How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Very well, as it turns out! Geothermal systems have become more and more popular in recent years, which is of no surprise to those of us familiar with these particular systems, their operation, and the many benefits that they have to offer. If you are unsure of how it is that the ground can be involved in the cooling process, you’ve come to the right blog! Today we are going to discuss the way in which a geothermal system can cool your home, and why you may choose to use such a system on your property.

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AC Maintenance Is Not a DIY Service

Monday, March 27th, 2017

technician-working-on-acWe know that many homeowners like to take things into their own hands when it comes to the services that they need around their homes. The fact of the matter is, though, that there is simply no replacement for professional training, experience, and expertise in some cases. If you are serious about getting the best performance that your air conditioner has to offer, then you need to schedule your AC maintenance  in Marysville, WA with trained professionals.

As you’ll see below, air conditioning maintenance is a much more involved process than you may realize. When completed properly, it can certainly benefit you in many different ways. Being done properly requires more than the toolbox in the garage and a few minutes of watching online tutorials, though. Leave it to us so that the job is done not only thoroughly, but properly.

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Potential AC Problems: Short Cycling

Monday, March 13th, 2017

ac-condenser-fanHere in Washington, we don’t have the hottest summer weather in the nation. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get uncomfortably hot around here during the summer season, though. If you are serious about living comfortably during the hottest time of the year, then you must know for certain that your air conditioner is in great working condition.

The bad news is that there are a number of different afflictions that may affect your air conditioning system. The good news, or at least a silver lining, is that most of these problems will give you some warning signs that can alert you to trouble. It is always in your best interest to have issues with your air conditioner resolved promptly, so it is always in your best interest to take any such warning signs seriously. For instance, you should know that your AC in Marysville, WA is in trouble if it is short cycling.

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