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Is Ductless Heating Right for Me?

November 13th, 2017

ductless-blowerVery possibly, so it would behoove you to contact a member of our team and to discuss your home heating options before deciding on a new heater for your home. Taking advantage of ductless heating in Stanwood, WA means that you can enjoy many benefits that the design of other home heating systems simply would not allow for. Ductless heating may not be right for every home, but not heater is. That is why our technicians are available to help determine if a ductless mini split is right for your home.

Keep in mind that you will only enjoy the full benefits of a ductless heating system if you schedule your ductless heating installation with qualified professionals. That is why you should keep our number handy. Whether you want to replace your existing heating system with a ductless mini split, or you think that a ductless heater is the right option for a new home under construction, our team will make sure that you enjoy the best that your system has to offer.

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Explore Our HVAC Maintenance Program

October 30th, 2017

comfortable-womanWashington is not an area that really suffers from extreme temperatures on either end of the spectrum. It is an area, however, where you are going to need both a great HVAC system and a dependable heater in your home if you want to live comfortably throughout the year. It is important to remember that even the best heaters and air conditioners are not going to function properly if they are not properly maintained on an annual basis.

It really is impossible to overstate just how beneficial routine HVAC maintenance truly is. If you want the most from your AC and heater, though, you need even more than just a quality system that is also tuned up regularly. You need a system tuned up by qualified professionals capable of truly optimizing the system’s performance. That is where we come in — an HVAC company in Anacortes, WA that you can really trust!

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HVAC FAQ: When to Schedule Heating Repairs

October 16th, 2017

working-on-furnaceIt’s fall. There’s a lot to enjoy about this time of the year, but for many homeowners, there is a nagging concern in the back of their minds at all times. That concern? The knowledge that the cold clutch of winter is not that far off. Now, we are fortunate to live in a time when we can heat our homes effectively, dependably, and safely with our chosen heating systems. What we cannot do, however, is heat our homes with 100% reliability.

No mechanical system, heater or otherwise, is ever going to be 100% reliable. Not in our lifetimes, anyway. That is why routine heating maintenance is so important. Even the most well-maintained systems, though, are not going to work properly at all times. The fact is that you are eventually going to need heating repairs. When you do, you want to know that you are working with tried and true Burlington, WA HVAC pros. As luck would have it, you’ve already found them (considering that you’re reading this)!

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HVAC FAQ: Is a Bigger System Better?

October 2nd, 2017

family-with-dogThe quick answer to the question posed in the title of this post? No, not at all. If you are serious about getting the very best performance possible from your HVAC systems, then you need to do more than just invest in great systems from trusted manufacturers. You need to ensure that those systems are also appropriately sized for your home. While it may not seem like it, an oversized air conditioning or heating system is actually no better than one that is too small for your home.

We understand that this may sound counterintuitive to some of you out there, so we’ll use today’s post to help you better understand how it is that an oversized HVAC system can negatively affect your comfort, your budget, and the system itself. Remember, once you have an oversized air conditioner or heater in place, there is no way to fix that problem without replacing the entire system. That is why you should work with the Burlington, WA HVAC pros on our staff — we do the job right the first time, every time!

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What Happens During AC Maintenance?

September 18th, 2017

tech-workning-on-ACIf you’ve ever visited us here at our blog before, then you have probably heard us relate just how important it is that you schedule an annual air conditioning tune-up in Mount Vernon, WA. It is one thing to be told that you have to do something just because it is super important. It is another thing to actually have an understanding of what actually happens during an annual AC maintenance visit, though. Today, we aim to bridge that gap.

Read on to learn a bit more about routine air conditioning maintenance entails. Hopefully, this will help you to understand not only why annual AC tune-ups are so important, but also why they should always be left to trained professionals. And, as always, if you have any questions, our technicians are here to help. You can always count on our team to guarantee that you are getting the best that your home comfort systems have to offer.

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HVAC Tip: Heat Pumps Offer Year Round Comfort!

September 4th, 2017

couple-with-coffeeSummer sure seemed to by quickly this year, didn’t it? While there are a lot of homeowners that love the summer season, there are also a lot of residents in our area that love the winter. Of course, loving the winter is a lot easier when there is a great HVAC system in your home keeping you comfortable. What if we told you that our Burlington, WA HVAC professionals could outfit your home with a system that could keep your home comfortable all year long by itself?

Well, we can. The system is called a heat pump, and it is one of the most unique of all HVAC systems available to homeowners today. When you use a heat pump in order to both heat and cool your home, you enjoy great energy efficiency along with great comfort. Not only that, but you get it all in one convenient package. Read on, and let a member of our team know if you think that the heat pump is the right option for your home.

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Is This the Year for a New Heater?

August 21st, 2017

cold-man-radiatorWe know that you are not ready to switch on your heater just yet,  but that does not mean that it is too early for a bit of heating talk. In particular,  now is a great time of the year to start thinking about whether or not your heater in Mt. Vernon, WA is really going to make it through another heating season successfully. It is early yet, but the fact is that you want to get your heating replacement out of the way before you really need to start using your heater for the year.

We understand that investing in a new heating system is a pretty major expense, and that you want to get the longest service life out of the system that you currently have installed. You also need to understand, however, that waiting for a system to break down entirely is not really the best course of action. It is most likely to happen precisely when you need your heater the most, after all. Here are a few factors to consider when thinking about your heating needs.

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Refrigerant: Small Leaks, Big Problems

August 7th, 2017

service-timeThere are a lot of different components in any air conditioning system. From the ductwork that distributes the cool air to the evaporator and condenser coils, compressor, and so on, it is a surprisingly complex system for one with just a single job to do. In order to do that job as efficiently and effectively as possible, it is important that every component in your air conditioning system is functioning properly. It is also important that the system is properly charged with refrigerant.

While not a mechanical component, the refrigerant in your air conditioning system is definitely one of the key players in the overall cooling process. If your system is leaking refrigerant, then you absolutely must schedule prompt air conditioning repairs in Stanwood, WA, before serious damage is done. Of course, in order to do so, you must first recognize that there is a refrigerant leak to begin with. We have some information that will help you to do so.

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Has My AC Sprung a Water Leak?

July 24th, 2017

woman-hand-on-headThere are certain problems that homeowners encounter with their air conditioners that, while unfortunate and concerning, are not exactly all that surprising. An air conditioner that is blowing warm air, for instance, is obviously no good. That particular problem makes sense in the context of the system, though. The same cannot really be said for an air conditioner that has, for whatever reason, started to leak water.  In fact, many homeowners are so confused by this development that they just assume the water came from elsewhere, and just wound up by the AC unit.

In truth, the water that you are seeing around the system could well be coming from your air conditioner. It is just not the result of a leak in the way that you are thinking of it. After all, evaporative coolers aside, air conditioning systems do not actually use water in their operation. So how can water be coming from the system at all, then? Read on to learn a bit more about why your air conditioner in Burlington, WA may be leaking.

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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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