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My AC! It’s Blowing Warm Air!

May 15th, 2017

thermometer-in-redFor most homeowners, a broken down air conditioning system is probably something of a worst case scenario during the hottest time of the year. Just shy of such a breakdown, an air conditioner that is blowing warm air is nearly as troublesome. Why might your air conditioner in Anacortes blow warm air when you are trying to cool your home? Well, the bad news is that it is a real possibility. The good news is that the problem may not actually be as serious as you’d initially expect.

There are quite a few potential causes of this particular problem, and some of them you may actually be able to resolve on your own. Should you fail to find an obvious solution to the problem, though, be sure to dial our number right away. There are certain causes that not only require professional attention, but which could lead to serious system damages if given the opportunity.

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3 Signs That You May Need AC Repairs

May 1st, 2017

question-markAfter making it through the winter season, homeowners throughout the area are going to be pretty welcoming of the sun and heat of the summer season. We may not have the hottest summer weather in the nation around here, but it can get uncomfortably warm during the coming stretch of the year. Much as we’d love to tell you otherwise, there is no way to guarantee that your air conditioner is going to function 100% reliably. That is why we’d like to tell you, alternatively, about some warning signs that could mean that your AC is in trouble.

The most obvious sign of a problem may be an air conditioner rendered completely inoperable, but hopefully you’ll never let the problem get to the point that your system breaks down entirely. Most problems with your air conditioner in Stanwood, WA will exhibit symptoms that can raise the alarm. You just have to know what it is that you should be looking for.

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Have You Considered Using a Heat Pump?

April 17th, 2017

thermostat-risingIf not, then you definitely should. The heat pump is a versatile HVAC system that s actually ideally suited for our climate here in the Pacific Northwest. Not only that, but now is a great time to have a heat pump installed on your property. Why is this? Not only because we’re sort of in between the real heating and cooling systems, but because installing a heat pump means getting both of those systems in one convenient package!

It may sound too good to be true, especially once we start talking about how efficient heat pumps are, but you’d better believe it. A heat pump is a single system that can provide you with the year round comfort that you need, without the need for switching back and forth between different equipment. Contact us today to schedule your heat pump services in Mount Vernon, WA.

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Are You Ready to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

April 3rd, 2017

working-on-outdoor-AC-unitIf so, then why not get the job out of the way? No, our temperatures are not going to spike in the next few days, necessitating the use of your home cooling system. The hottest time of the year really is not that far off, though, and summer’s heat does have a way of sneaking up on us from time to time. If you are serious about replacing your air conditioner in Burlington, WA this year, now is a good time to schedule that service.

There are many different reasons as to why a homeowner may choose to replace his or her air conditioning system. Remember, you don’t need to wait for your existing system to break down entirely before doing so. We’ve got some tips to help you decide if a new air conditioner is the right investment for you at this time. If so, you can count on our staff to replace your air conditioner with the skill and expertise that the job demands.

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Tankless Water Heater: Worth the Investment?

March 20th, 2017

shower-head-sprayingYou use your heater to keep your home warm in the winter, and your AC to cool things down on those particularly warm summer days. You don’t need us to explain the value of these systems. As important as they are, though, the fact remains that there are certain appliances in your home which are working hard all year long.

Your water heater is the prime example of system that never really gets much of a break. From your morning shower to doing the laundry and washing the dishes after dinner, you rely on your hot water heater throughout the day, pretty much every day of the year. Needless to say, your water heater is not going to last forever. When the time comes for a water heater replacement, you should really weigh your options. You may find that a tankless water heater in Anacortes is the way to go.

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Have Your Air Ducts Been Tested?

March 6th, 2017

duct-and-filterNow that we’ve left February behind and the calendar year is crawling forward, a lot of homeowners in our area are anxiously awaiting the spring season. We may not be out of the woods just yet as far as chilly temperatures go, but the worst of the winter cold is pretty much behind us at this point. This begs the question of how your heater performed this season.

If you were unhappy with the overall output of your heater, it could be an issue with your air ducts. If you use a forced air heating system, then you use those same air ducts in order to distribute conditioned air throughout your home during the summer season. Don’t let problems with your ductwork impede your comfort all year long. Contact us to have an expert test your ductwork in Stanwood, WA.

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Help! My Heater Is Blowing Cold Air!

February 20th, 2017

heater jets burningWhile the coldest temperatures of the year may be behind us, it is going to be a good while yet before we start to enjoy any real warm up. We’re looking at a long stretch of days in the 50’s and nights as low as the 30’s still, and that means that your heater is going to have to step up and do its job a while longer. That is why, even moving into the spring season, you cannot afford to ignore any signs of trouble with your home heating system.

Perhaps shy of a complete breakdown, the most obvious sign that there is a problem with your heater in Mount Vernon, WA is if that system starts to blow cold air. Even if the air just doesn’t quite as warm as it should be, you should take the problem very seriously. Your comfort, the condition of your heater, and even your safety could be at stake.

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Replacing a Heater? Choose a Hybrid!

February 6th, 2017

heat-pump-outdoor-unitYou’re probably familiar with the concept of hybrid vehicles, which use a combination of electricity and gasoline to get you where you need to be while burning as little fuel as possible. This approach to transportation is similar in concept to hybrid heating technology. Indeed, a hybrid heater will use two different fuel sources — two different systems, actually — to provide you with a reliable and incredibly efficient heating experience. It will do so by utilizing both a heat pump and a gas furnace.

Now, you may be wondering why you would want to invest in two heating systems, rather than just one that can do the job on its own. In truth, both a heat pump and a gas furnace are capable of doing the job individually. By working together, though, they allow your hybrid heating system in Burlington, WA to provide you with some very real benefits. If you decide that hybrid heating is the way to go with your next heating replacement, be sure to give us a call. 

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Why Choose a Furnace?

January 23rd, 2017

a-gas-furnaceWe hope that your heater is serving you well this winter, as it’s been a cold season thus far and the end is not quite yet in sight. Obviously, nobody wants to be replacing their home heating system in the middle of the winter season. Sometimes this is necessary due to a total breakdown, though. Whether this is the case in your home, or you are just planning a replacement/new installation for when the warmer weather arrives, you should give the furnace some serious attention.

There are a lot of heating systems on the market today. While we live in a good climate for using a heat pump, and boilers are always a favorite among some homeowners, the furnace really offers a number of benefits that many just can’t pass up. Consider the following reasons that furnaces in Anacortes, WA are so popular. If you decide that this is the way to go, be sure to schedule service with our team.

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Ductless Mini Splits Provide Year Round Comfort!

January 16th, 2017

We’ve talked before about the benefits of using ductless mini splits to heat your home. Today we want to hone in on one particular benefit that the ductless mini split system has to offer. That is the fact that they can both heat and cool homes for year round comfort.

Our winters are relatively mild, but we still need good heating systems to make it through the season comfortably. We are ideally located for the use of ductless mini splits as a result. Read on to learn more about how a ductless mini split in Stanwood, WA can keep you comfortable all year long.

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