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Balancing Humidity in Your Home

July 10th, 2017

family-with-beagleJust because you live in a dry area does not necessarily mean that the air in your home is going to be dry. Balancing humidity in one’s living space can be a tricky endeavor, as so many factors within the home itself can converge to affect the overall humidity level throughout the house. So how does one ensure that he or she is able to keep the air in his or her home sufficiently humid, without it being too humid?

The answer is to use a whole-house humidifier and/or dehumidifier in Anacortes, WA. With a whole-house humidifier/dehumidifier, you can not only balance humidity in your home very conveniently and effectively, but efficiently as well. Just keep in mind that these systems integrate right into your HVAC system, necessitating the installation and ongoing services being handled by qualified professionals. Here are a few warning signs that you may need to balance humidity in your home.

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Don’t Overlook Your AC Tune-Up

June 26th, 2017

AC-techniciansWouldn’t it be great if you could invest in a mechanical system of any kind, and know that this mechanical system would always be there for you when you need it most? Well, this sadly is not the reality of the situation. All mechanical systems — including your whole-house cooling system, which we’ll be focusing on today — have finite lifespans. The fact that your system will not last forever, though, does not mean that you shouldn’t do all that you can to help it run effectively and reliably for as long as possible.

What is the key to keeping your air conditioner in prime working condition? Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance in Stanwood, WA. Only when your system is regularly and thoroughly tuned up by trained professionals can you hope for your system to function at peak performance levels. Air conditioning maintenance is not something that you can handle on your own, so be sure to schedule service with the pros on our team.

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How Does Ductless Air Conditioning Work?

June 12th, 2017

ductless-blowerThe short answer to the question posed in the title of this post is: very well! We know that this is not really much to go on, of course, so in the following blog we are going to explain to you how it is that a ductless air conditioning system actually works, as well as how using such a system can benefit you.Upon review, you may just find that you are ready to make the jump to a ductless air conditioner in Mt. Vernon, WA.

If you do decide that a ductless mini split is an option that you would like to pursue, just keep in mind the fact that you will only get the best performance that your ductless mini split has to offer if you schedule professional ductless mini split installation, maintenance, and repair services. Just dial our number to do so. When our technicians install and service your system, you’ll cool your home with well-earned confidence.

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Keep a Fresh Air Filter in Your Air Conditioning System!

May 29th, 2017

man-with-fanIf you have visited this blog or others like it before, then you have certainly come across posts explaining just how important it is that you schedule air conditioning maintenance on an annual basis. With all of the work that your air conditioner in Burlington, WA does each and every summer, you can expect a fair amount of wear and tear on that system. Routine air conditioning maintenance ensures that this wear and tear is addressed, and that your system is functioning at peak performance levels.

There is one particular maintenance task that need to be completed more than once a year, though. It is a very important step, but it is also one that you can actually handle on your own. That is changing the air filter in your air conditioning system. You simply cannot wait for your professional service technician to come around once a year and change the filter for you. Having a dirty filter in place has a number of detrimental effects on any AC system.

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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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