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

Ready for a New AC? Then Definitely Consider a Heat Pump!

Monday, May 7th, 2018

red-therrmometerWashington is not necessarily known for intensely hot summer weather, but it doesn’t have to regular hit the triple digits to mean that it is uncomfortably hot outside. Even here in the PNW, a great air conditioning system is a must for homeowners looking to live comfortably throughout the entire year. The good news is that the pros on our staff are here to outfit your home with a quality air conditioning system, either as a brand new installation in a new property or as a replacement for your older system.

Before you rush into buying a new central air conditioner, however, we recommend that you take a few moments to really familiarize yourself with the options out there. You may just find that there is a system that suits your needs and personal user preferences even better than the tried and true central AC. While these are obviously great systems, using a heat pump in Snohomish, WA is also something that you should seriously consider. Heat pumps have a couple of added benefits that you’d be remiss to overlook.

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Summer Is Just Around the Corner: Is Your AC Tune-Up?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

AC-topviewIf you are a regular reader of our blog, then you certainly know that we are huge proponents of routine maintenance around here. Our bottom line isn’t our financial bottom line, it is our desire to ensure that our clients are completely satisfied with each and every service that we have to offer. So yes, we like to remind everyone about how important routine maintenance is periodically. Why? Because our technicians are incredibly skilled at tuning ACs up, and we want to see you satisfied!

Why should you schedule air conditioning maintenance in Snohomish, WA each and every year? Well, that is the focus of today’s post. We’d hate to see you miss out on the many, many benefits that annual tune-ups have to offer. So why not kick back, relax, get a vision of summer working in your head, and review the reasons why you want to schedule annual AC maintenance. When you decide yes, we’re here to heed the call!

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4 Ways a Dirty Air Filter Impacts Your Home

Monday, July 31st, 2017

dirty-air-filter-impacts-home-4-waysWhy is it that so many HVAC professionals tell their customers to change their air filter? The answer might actually surprise you. Many homeowners assume that the reason a dirty air filter is so problematic is due to the contaminants in the air, and they assume that’s why we tell them to replace or clean said air filters. This isn’t entirely the case, however.

Your air filter is in place to do more than prevent allergens from moving back into your airstream. It blocks particles from damaging the inside of your AC system by pummeling it with dust and debris, or jamming the fan. However, when an air filter is dirty, just as much damage might occur. Keep reading to learn 4 ways a dirty air filter impacts your home, and when you need professional air conditioning services in Snohomish, WA, turn to our team!

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Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

tank-water-heaterQuick, think of the most exciting way in which you could spend a decent chunk of your hard-earned cash! If we were to follow up on this question and ask if “replacing my water heater” was your answer, you’d probably stop reading this post right now. We understand that replacing a water heater may not be all that exciting an investment to make, but it is one that can prove hugely beneficial for you, your budget, and the day to day operations of your home.

The fact of the matter is that a malfunctioning water heater in Snohomish, WA is a serious problem — though not as serious as one that has broken down entirely. When do you stop repairing, though, and opt for a replacement? When do you call it quits with your water heater in order to prevent a total breakdown in the near future? There is no right answer to these questions, unfortunately. What we have to offer, though, are a number of tips to help you to determine if a water heater replacement is your best course of action.

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Avoid High Humidity Levels This Summer

Monday, May 8th, 2017

family outdoorsHere in Washington, we do not have the incredibly hot summer weather that they experience in other geographic regions throughout the country. It does still get plenty hot, though, and there is another factor that can tear down our comfort even further. This is the humidity level. If you think that keeping your home cool equates to keeping it comfortable, think again. In order to live in the true comfort that you deserve, you just may require the use of a dehumidifier in Snohomish, WA.

If so, we recommend that you opt for a whole-house dehumidifier. These systems have many benefits to offer over portable dehumidifiers, which we’ll detail further below. Just keep in mind that, unlike a portable or room dehumidifier, a whole-house dehumidifier is going to have to be professionally installed and maintained. These systems integrate directly into your HVAC system, which is quite convenient, but you need a pro to handle the services. That’s what our team is here for, so call today.

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Is My AC Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, May 1st, 2017

The short answer to the question posed in the title of this post is: hopefully not. A refrigerant leak is a fairly serious issue that may affect an air conditioner or a heat pump. Because refrigerant plays such a vital role in the heat transfer process, issues with refrigerant leaks will generally present some symptoms. Keep aware of them, as catching refrigerant leaks and having them resolved as soon as possible is a great line of defense against serious damage to your air conditioner or heat pump in Snohomish, WA.

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Should I Zone My Air Conditioner?

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

We don’t like to make sweeping generalizations here, because we know that every homeowner has a different experience and different expectations when it comes to the way in which they cool their homes. That being said, there are certain upgrades that one can make to his or her air conditioning system that really is not going to have any downsides. The decision to use a zone control system in Snohomish, WA is one such upgrade, and it can have a very positive impact on your home cooling experience.

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Why Keep a Fresh Filter in My AC?

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

For the most part, air conditioning maintenance is something that you are going to need a professional technician to handle. There is one very simple maintenance step that you can handle on your own, though, and which will help you to get the very best performance possible from your air conditioning system. That is changing your air filter as needed.

Generally, an air filter should be changed every 1-3 months. Is it really that big of a deal to change the air filter, though? Does it really have concrete benefits to offer? The answer is yes, it absolutely does. Read on and discover just how important it is to keep a fresh air filter in your air conditioner in Snohomish, WA.

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New Heater or AC? Why Not Go Ductless?

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Ductless heating and cooling is a home comfort option that more and more homeowners are taking advantage of these days. Not only do these systems offer incredible benefits that those using air ducts cannot match, but the ductless mini split is also particularly well-suited to a climate like ours. It’s no surprise to us that we find ourselves installing quality ductless mini splits from manufacturers like Lennox and Mitsubishi regularly this time of year.

Just keep in mind that, for all of the potential benefits that they offer, you are only going to enjoy a great performance from your ductless mini split system in Snohomish, WA if that system is expertly installed and serviced. Leave the job to us, and this is guaranteed to be the case. Then you can start taking advantage of your system fully.

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A New Thermostat: Simple Upgrade, Big Benefits

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Have you been eagerly looking forward to the start of the summer season? If so, you’re definitely not along. We haven’t even gotten into spring quite yet, but this time of the year really has a reputation to getting people to look ahead to warmer, more pleasant weather. Of course, it’s a lot easier to enjoy that warmer weather when you have a great AC ready for action.

If you were unhappy with the overall performance of your air conditioner last year, or if it’s broken down entirely, then a full replacement may be necessary. However, if you just want to make a simple upgrade that will help you to get more out of your existing equipment, you should seriously consider investing in a new thermostat in Snohomish, WA. It may sound like a minor change, but it can have a huge impact on the way in which you use your system.

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