Foss Heating & Cooling Blog

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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Commercial HVAC Services? Hire Commercial Technicians

July 23rd, 2018

rooftop-unitsLet’s imagine, for a moment, that you have decided to get your pilot’s license. You’ve got a small plane to work with, but you want to give the engine one last, thorough overhaul before you take flight. What are you going to do next? Pick up the phone and contact the mechanic that tunes your sedan up for you? Of course not! If that was your plan, then we suggest that you seriously reconsider your hobby of choice.

The fact of the matter is that, while certain systems and machines may share a lot in common, there is a world of difference between some variations on the same theme. A professional industrial HVAC contractor in Anacortes is the only person that should be allowed to service your industrial/commercial HVAC equipment. To schedule service with trained professionals that you can trust to do the job the right way with the right materials, just give us a call. We are here to help.

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What to Do with a Leaky Water Heater

July 9th, 2018

water-heaterThere are certain systems, appliances, and amenities that are not necessities across the board. One homeowner may be willing to do without an indoor air quality system, for instance, while another may choose not to use a garbage disposal in his or her home. One thing that we can all agree on, though, is that a consistent supply of hot water in our homes is a must. That is why problems any kind with our water heaters in Anacortes, WA are so concerning.

There are plenty of problems that you may encounter with a water heater, from strange sounds to tepid water temperatures. While any and all such problems are definitely alarming, a leaking water heater is what most homeowners would define as being an emergency. That is why we suggest that you contact us the moment that you find your water heater has sprung a leak. We’ll determine what precisely the issue is, and how best to deal with it.

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Your Water Heater Buying Guide

June 25th, 2018

faucetThere are a lot of ways that things used to be done that are just not done those ways anymore. Modern technology has really made our lives more convenient and comfortable—not to mention safer—in countless ways. One of the major benefits that we enjoy in this day and age is nearly instantaneous access to dependable hot water. We’re guessing that nobody reading this online blog is heating up basins of water over an open flame when they want to take a nice, hot bath.

Considering just how much you use your water heater in Stanwood, WA, it really should be a top priority. That means that, when the time comes to replace your water heater or to install one in a new home, you need to take the time necessary to ensure that you are investing in the best water heater for your particular needs. That’s what today’s post is all about.  Think of it as a general buying guide for your next water heater investment!

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Why You May Want to Replace Your AC This Year

June 11th, 2018

replace-ACThere are certain purchases in life that are really going to stand out. Your first new car, for instance, or your first home. While a new air conditioning system may not be the most exciting purchase that you’ll make, it is still one that should be made with the utmost care. Remember, this is the system that is going to be keeping that house of yours cool and comfortable for all within throughout the hottest days of summer.

If you building a new home, you’ll be buying a new air conditioner to have installed on the property. What about replacing an old air conditioner that you either inherited in your home or that you installed years ago at the time of installation? When is the right time for this step to be taken? That’s what we’re going to discuss today, and you can trust our advice. We’re the Camano Island HVAC company that’s always there for our customers.

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