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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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AC Maintenance: a Job for the Pros

May 28th, 2018

ac-toolsOkay, so Washington is not really known for its intense summer weather.  Certainly not in the way that places like Arizona are, anyway. This does not mean that summers are not trying in this part of the country, though, nor does it mean that your air conditioner is not a very important system in your home. When temperatures rise, and rise they will, you need to know that your AC will be there for you when you need it the most.

In order to keep your AC working reliably, effectively, and efficiently, you need to have it tuned up on an annual basis. And no, you cannot tune your air conditioner up on your own. If you are serious about getting the most from your AC, then you need to schedule annual maintenance with a professional HVAC contractor in Standwood, VA. That is why you should schedule service with the pros on our team. We’ll make sure that your AC is ready for the challenges that lie ahead.

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Tank Water Heater Benefits

May 14th, 2018

water-heater-technicianIt is probably not a controversial stance to take, but even we admit that investing in a new water heater may not be the most exciting way in which you can choose to spend your hard-earned money. Okay, so it probably wouldn’t even make the shortlist.  That being said, not all investments are about having fun—something that we are sure you, as a responsible homeowner, realize. So while buying a new water heater may not be that exciting, it is still necessary to give the process the attention that it deserves.

It doesn’t matter if you are investing in a new water heater for the very first time, or if you are replacing your old water heater that has been in your house since before you moved in. Weigh all of your options carefully if you are serious about getting the best performance from your system. You may just start to see why tank models are still among the most popular water heaters in Standwood, WA.

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What’s Going Wrong with My Boiler?

April 30th, 2018

boilerIt is a fact that temperatures are on the rise and that most of us are ready to leave the heating season behind, trading it in for the hotter summer weather. That may be a welcome change, but it does not mean that you can afford to ignore any signs of trouble with your home heating system. Even this late in the season, it is best to deal with heating problems promptly, rather than leaving them for the next heating season.

If you notice anything strange going on with your boiler, or you have in the past few weeks, the temptation will probably be to leave it on the back burner. The smart thing to do, though, is to schedule prompt boiler repair in Stanwood, WA. Chances are that you’ll wind up forgetting about those boiler problems over the next few months, only to face a stark reminder once the cold weather descends upon us once more. But what does boiler trouble look like?

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Keep Your Furnace (Almost) Problem-Free

April 16th, 2018

furnaceWhile the end of the heating season may almost be in sight, we have to remind you—much as we’d like it to be otherwise—that your heater’s period of use is not quite over yet. With plenty of chilly weather left to come, especially during the nighttime, you are still going to need your furnace to provide you with a dependable and effective heating performance. That is why, even this late in the season, you need to schedule prompt furnace repair in Camano Island, WA.

While scheduling prompt furnace repairs is certainly important, preventing the need for furnace repairs in the first place is still far preferable. We have some tips to share today that will help you to do just that. No, there is no way that you can make your furnace—even if it is one of the best available on the market—100% reliable. That being said, you can take measures to ensure that yours is as reliable as possible.

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Is It too Late for Furnace Repairs?

April 2nd, 2018

furnace-repairAbsolutely not. Yes, we are moving out of the heating season currently. Yes, you are probably looking forward to warmer weather and you realize that you are going to be running your air conditioner regularly before too much longer. That being said, you should not be forcing your heater out of your mind just yet—especially if it is exhibiting any warning signs that repairs may be necessary. Even if you think that it will make it through the rest of the season, prompt repairs are always for the best.

Delaying any necessary furnace service in Stanwood, WA is going to result in a number of problems. You should never wait for a heater of any kind to break down entirely before scheduling repairs, and you really shouldn’t run it into the ground and then leave it in that condition all summer long. You are going to need that heater again once temperatures drop, and putting repairs off until you do need it is only going to complicate matters.

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Choosing Between Radiant and Forced Air Heating

March 19th, 2018

radiant-floor-systemWhen it comes to heating in Sedro Woolley, WA, you want to be sure that you are getting the best possible experience. That means more than just investing in great equipment that can get the job done. There are, after all, a lot of different types of heating systems, and any of them will get the job done when properly sized for and installed in your home. It is also about ensuring that you have the right equipment in place, not just for your home, but for your own personal user preferences.

If you have a new home going up, or if you are ready to replace an old, ailing heating system,  then one major consideration to make right off the bat is whether you will use a radiant heating system or a forced air heating system in your home. Each has its pros and cons, and we’ll need to know more about you and your situation before we can make a strong recommendation in either direction. What we can and will do with today’s post, however, is help you to better understand the pros and cons of both systems.

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Should I Replace My Heater?

March 5th, 2018

furnace-wiringHave you started to think about replacing your home heating system? It is a tricky time of the year to start making such considerations. Things are obviously starting to warm up a bit and, frankly, a lot of homeowners are pretty much ready to move on from thoughts of their heating system. Of course, many homeowners can simply think of a lot of different ways in which they’d prefer to spend their money. Truth be told, however, the end of the heating season is really a perfect time to replace your heater.

Today, we’ll talk about not only why you may want to replace your heater now, but also what considerations you should make if you’re thinking about replacing your heater in general. If you do decide to replace your heater at any point,  one of the best bits of advice that we can give is to do so with a professional HVAC Company in Stanwood, WA. The good news is that you are currently reading this, so you’ve already found one to work with!

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Is Low Humidity Really a Big Deal?

February 19th, 2018

couple-with-coldYes. Yes it is. We get it—dry air may not seem to be as immediate a concern as, say, a failed heating system leaving your home frigid in the winter season. No matter what you’re talking about, though, you’ll probably be able to come up with a worse scenario somehow. The fact that you can conceive of things worse than dry air does not mean that dry air is not a problem, and it doesn’t mean that it does not deserve your immediate attention.

Very dry air can, in fact, cause a number of different problems in your home. If you’re looking to avoid any such problems, the best way to do so is certainly by using a whole-house humidifier in Arlington, WA. Sure, you can opt for a portable humidifier, which will admittedly cost you less in terms of upfront costs. We really advise against this, though. Why? Because the benefits of a whole-house humidifier are simply too great to ignore. 

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Potential Problems with Gas Furnaces

February 6th, 2018

furnace-repairThe gas furnace is definitely among the most popular of all home heating systems. When you consider the swift heating allotted by forced air heating systems, along with the relative affordability of natural gas, it’s fairly obvious why this is the case. While modern gas furnaces are typically quite dependable and safe in their operation, that does not change the fact that any and all home heating systems are going to run into problems with their operation from time to time.

If you are serious about getting the best performance possible from your home heating system, it is definitely in your best interest to schedule any necessary repair services at the very first sign of trouble. That means that you stand to benefit by learning some of the more common problems that such systems may encounter. Give a member of our team a call if you suspect an issue of any kind with your gas furnace in Mount Vernon, WA.

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