Three Simple Hacks to Heat Your Home for Less

April 20, 2019

With energy costs on the rise, savvy homeowners are always on the lookout for ways to heat up their homes without breaking the bank. Use these three simple tips to protect your home from the cold, all while keeping more money in your pocket. 1. Reflect Heat With Foil Aluminum foil isn’t just for the kitchen anymore. It can be used to help reflect heat back toward the house and prevent a decent amount of heat loss. If your house uses radiators, place foil behind them to keep the heat from disappearing through the wall. You can also use the...

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How Do Furnaces Work?

April 10, 2019

Even with warmer temperatures on the horizon, it’s still a good idea to know a thing or two about your furnace. At in Seattle, we believe that understanding how your furnace operates will not only help you to troubleshoot problems but potentially help you to avoid emergency services calls or even furnace replacement. Let’s start with the basics. What Is a Furnace? Although there are newer models, the most common type of furnace is a gas-powered system, which heats air in one area of your home and then distributes it evenly throughout your home via ductwork and vents. This type...

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6 Reasons Every Home Needs a Humidifier

April 1, 2019

Many homes don’t have a whole-home humidifier, but that’s changing as the industry and homeowners recognize the many benefits a humidifier has for a home comfort system. 1. Greater Comfort Water vapor in the air helps you to feel warmer and more comfortable at a lower temperature. The vapor can also help warmth to feel more even throughout the entire home and avoid cold pockets. 2. Reduced Costs After installing a humidifier, the average homeowner can turn the thermostat down several degrees. The average home can save up to 4 percent, and that’s pure savings once the upfront costs have...

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Guide to Choosing a Heating System

March 20, 2019

Most heating systems cost more than $1,000, so you want to make the right choice. A quality heating system will last 20 years and keep energy bills low while maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home. Climate One of the most important considerations in choosing a heating system is your city’s climate. In areas where winters are harsh, the heating system needs to be capable of greater heat output. If you’re in southern California, you can get away with a unit that doesn’t have such high heat output capacity. A local heating company can make recommendations on high-quality heating systems....

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Finding the Ideal Heating Repair Company

March 10, 2019

Selecting a heating repair company in the Greater Seattle area may seem like a daunting process. There are many companies to choose from. Nevertheless, you can often make your choice much easier by focusing on a handful of important points. Experienced and Established At , we’ve been serving the Puget Sound region since 1987. That’s more than three decades of not just heating repair experience but also experience specific to homeowners in this area. We’re a proud member of the community we serve, and it’s also very important that you choose a company you know will be there tomorrow to...

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3 Heating System Myths

March 1, 2019

Many people often believe myths about heating systems. There are many theories about what makes a furnace work better or fail. However, homeowners are surprised when the professionals at in Tacoma, WA, let them know that their long-held beliefs simply aren’t true. Here are three of them. 1. Turning Off the Heat When the House is Empty Saves Money This sounds like it should be true, but it’s not. If everyone’s going to be at work or school all day and the heating system is turned off, they’re just going to come home to a house that’s freezing cold. The...

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Benefits of Financing a Heating System

February 18, 2019

Regardless of where people live in the United States, it is going to be cold this winter. There is already snow on the ground in some places and it is critical for everyone to make sure that they have a working heating system. Unfortunately, many people are going to be disappointed when they boot up their heating system for the first time since last winter. They might find that their heating system needs to be repaired or even replaced. These types of emergent, unexpected expenses are difficult for families living on a budget. Fortunately, there is a way to afford...

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Warning Signs You Need Furnace Repair

February 9, 2019

If you have a furnace in your home that helps you keep the interior warm during cooler times of the year, it is likely you do not want it to falter at a time you need it most. There are some signs that indicate that a repair is needed to keep your furnace running as necessary. Failing to repair your furnace in a timely manner could lead to further problems. Here are some signs that mean it is best to call a heating repair service for an assessment of your furnace. Warm Air Is Not Present Obviously, a furnace is...

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Does My Furnace Really Need a Filter?

February 3, 2019

As the chill of winter sets in, one of your best friends becomes an easily overlooked appliance: your furnace. Your furnace takes care of you by keeping your home warm and inviting, so it’s only fair that you return the favor and perform some basic maintenance. One of the most important items on the list: making sure it has a new, clean filter. The Purpose Your furnace filter acts like a shield to protect your furnace from ingesting contaminants. Without a filter dirt, dust, hair, and anything else floating through your home will find its way to the blower fan...

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What is an HVAC System and How Does it Work?

January 7, 2019

What is an HVAC System? First and foremost, HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. This system provides heating and cooling to residential and commercial buildings. You can find HVAC systems anywhere from single-family homes to submarines where they provide the means for environmental comfort. Becoming more and more popular in new construction, these systems use fresh air from outdoors to provide high indoor air quality. The V in HVAC, or ventilation, is the process of replacing or exchanging air within a space. This provides a better quality of air indoors and involves the removal of moisture, smoke, odors,...

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