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Here’s How to Hire the Best HVAC Contractor Available

December 10th, 2018

Technician servicing an hot-water heaterIf you’re in need of heating services this winter, you need the best contractor available to make sure you stay warm all season. But how do you choose the best contractor available to you? If you’re in need of repairs and checking many different sources, all the claims from different HVAC companies start to sound the same. Most homeowners don’t even realize the qualifications that their contractor needs. We want you to have the best service possible for your home, so we’ve compiled a list below. It’s common for problems with your heating system to pop up during the winter when you’re constantly using your heater. If you want great heating repair services in Mount Vernon, WA then consult this list below before hiring your next contractor.

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Why You Should Go Ductless

November 26th, 2018

Female holding a remote control air conditioner at home. Happy young woman on sofaAre you looking for alternative options to standard methods of heating here in Washington? You might want to go ductless. Ductless mini split systems are great if you want personalized comfort for your home. This type of system gives you the customization that a standard heater cannot.

It gets cold here in Washington and we know you want to optimize the heating power in your home this winter so try a ductless mini split in Mount Vernon, WA this winter.  

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What Are My Furnace Options?

November 12th, 2018

gas-jetsAre you thinking of upgrading your furnace or installing a new furnace in your home? You need to think about your options. Furnaces are the most popular heating system on the market, especially here in Washington because of our cold winter weather. There are more options now than ever for furnace systems for your home, so you need to know your options. If you need furnace service in Sedro Woolley, WA you should contact our team for service today.

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Winter is Tough on Indoor Air Quality

October 29th, 2018

Young woman shivering during the winter seasonWinter weather here in Washington is cold and dry. This has more of an effect on your home, family, and indoor air quality than you might think. The quality of the air in your home directly affects your comfort and health. Humidity imbalance is a big issue that can even affect the price of your heating bill. If you want to make improvements on your indoor air quality in Mount Vernon, WA, then contact our team to schedule an appointment today. We can help you stay comfortable this winter.

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Why the Boiler is Still So Popular

October 15th, 2018

Industrial boiler gas regulation and metering moduleAlthough the vast majority of homeowners have a furnace in their homeowners choose to have a furnace in their home, but there are many people who have boilers to heat their home. This is especially true here in Washington where we’re home to many beautiful but antiquated homes that must run on a boiler system. When you need service for your boiler, you don’t want the assistance of just anyone, you need the helped of a trained professional. If you’re looking for great boiler services here in Mount Vernon, WA contact our team here at Foss Heating & Cooling.

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Get Your Heater Ready for the Season Ahead

October 1st, 2018

assorted-hand-toolsCold weather arrives quickly here in Washington. You’re probably ready for the cheer of the holiday season and the chilly fall evenings, but make sure your heater is ready too! You might not think that a heater tune-up is absolutely necessary and that you’ll get through the cold temperatures here just fine without one. However, a mere tune-up with one of our professionals separates merely adequate heating from a truly comfortable home. At Foss Heating & Cooling, your comfort is our number one priority so if you need an HVAC contractor in Anacortes, WA, you can turn to us for dependable service.

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I’ll Just Wait Until Next Year to Replace My AC

September 17th, 2018

working-on-outdoor-AC-unitIt’s fall here in Washington and temperatures are quickly cooling off. If you’re considering replacing your air conditioning this year, you should make your move now. Don’t procrastinate! Replacing your air conditioner in the fall is more beneficial than waiting until spring to hunt for one with the added pressure of knowing that a balmy Camano Island summer is on the horizon.

If you want to replace your air conditioner, our team at Foss Heating and Cooling has the best Camano Island air conditioning service. Don’t hesitate to contact us when making a big and costly decision like this.

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AC Repairs This Late in the Season? Why Bother?

September 3rd, 2018

AC-techniciansNow that we’ve reached the end of summer, it’s tempting to put off any air conditioning repairs and wait until next spring. Contrary to popular belief, it’s never too late to get your air conditioning repaired. Don’t wait until next year to deal with issues you could alleviate now. At Foss Heating & Cooling we provide the best air conditioning repair in Stanwood, WA.

The end of the summer is actually one of the best times to have a professional visit your home and perform any tune-ups on your air conditioning unit. An end of summer service can tune up your air conditioning for the next summer and give you the opportunity to adjust your heating system before winter.

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Why and How an AC Leaks Water

August 19th, 2018

It’s an odd phenomenon to see water pooling around your indoor air conditioning unit. Not only is it odd, it is downright alarming! After all, it’s not as if an air conditioner (with the exception of an evaporative cooler) actually uses water in its operation, right? So how is it that an air conditioner could even leak water, without a water supply line or storage tank that could actually leak? Doesn’t this completely defy all logic? Isn’t this sheer madness?


Okay,  maybe you’re not that worked up over the issue, and the truth of the matter is that there are a few fairly mundane explanations for the scenario. Don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you that you’ve been imagining that water or anything like that. However, it is also not really a water leak in the sense that you’re probably thinking of. But enough beating around the bush. Read on to discover just how your air conditioner in Stanwood, WA is actually leaking. 

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What Is an Anode Rod? What Does It Do?

August 6th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterTankless water heaters are a great technology. They are compact, they are efficient, and they boast truly staggering lifespans. They still are not right for everyone, though. You see, tankless water heaters are also a much more substantial initial investment, and they can be overwhelmed in scenarios where a standard, properly sized tank water heater would fare much better. All that being said, there is one problem unique to the tank water heater that the tankless water heater does not and could not face.

That problem? The corrosion of the tank from the inside out. Why can’t a tankless water heater suffer this cruel fate? Because they do not have tanks, of course! Don’t take this to mean that you need a tankless system if you want a water heater that will last, though. There is a specific component designed to protect against this type of corrosion, and that is the anode rod that resides within the tank of standard water heaters.

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