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

Do I Need to Replace My Circuit Breaker?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Like any system in your home, your electrical system requires attention to ensure that it is both safe and effective. When components of your electrical system become worn out or obsolete, it is important to make the necessary upgrades in order to keep you, your family, and your home safe.

One component of your electrical system that you definitely should not ignore is your circuit breaker. Over time, circuit breakers begin to wear out, which can be quite problematic in the event of a power surge or other electric anomaly. Therefore, it is important to have these systems replaced as needed. Be sure to hire a professional electrician to thoroughly inspect your circuit breaker to determine if you need an upgrade. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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How a Heat Pump Can Benefit You

Monday, February 11th, 2019

woman-operating-systemIf you’ve found yourself in the market for a new heater this winter, consider a heat pump! A heat pump works as a singular alternative to the traditional heater and air conditioner combination, allowing for year-round comfort with just one system. Homeowners across the country are making the switch, recognizing the heat pump for its many benefits.

Of course, only an experienced and well-qualified HVAC professional can determine which heating system will best meet your home’s specific needs, as heat pumps are not suitable for every home. Be sure to contact a heating and cooling professional before you make any final decisions. In this weeks post, we will be outlining some of the advantages that a heat pump has to offer. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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Furnace 101: Repair or Replace?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

cold-man-bundled-upCan’t decide between repairing or replacing your furnace? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Temperatures will not be climbing anytime soon, so you’ll want a furnace that can keep you warm and cozy all season long. A faulty furnace can be a big issue, especially when it comes to your comfort and your budget, so you’ll want to make the decision that won’t jeopardize either.

Of course, the decision to replace or repair your existing furnace is best left to a professional HVAC technician who can thoroughly assess the condition of your system. In the meantime, however, we have provided a quick guide for you. Keep reading below to learn more! 

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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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