Cleaning Your Window AC in 6 Steps

May 19, 2022

The window AC is one of the simplest air conditioning systems you can have in your home. This devise is convenient for individuals who live in apartments or other dwellings that do not have a central HVAC system installed to effectively cool the entire property. Like the other types of air conditioners, a window unit needs regular maintenance to function effectively throughout its service life. One of the ways to maintain the system is by cleaning it to get rid of any dirt. When the window AC is kept clean and properly maintained, it becomes more efficient,

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Why Is Your AC Leaking Water? 6 Potential Causes

May 18, 2022

Air conditioning units are relatively complex, and for them to effectively cool down your Seattle, WA household, it requires many different components working together harmoniously. With so many parts collaborating to keep the appliance running, there are a variety of things that can potentially go wrong with the equipment. When an AC unit does malfunction, you may notice several different symptoms, but one of the most common occurrences is the appliance leaking water. Not only is a leaking AC unit a clear red flag that something’s wrong with the system, but it can also cause major water damage in your

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Does My Thermostat’s Location Matter?

April 18, 2022

Does My Thermostat’s Location Matter? You use your thermostat to make sure your home is at a comfortable temperature. It’s more than just a switch or dial, though: thermostats read the temperature inside your house and use that to adjust your HVAC accordingly. Your thermostat’s location may prevent it from working properly, keeping your home too hot or too cold. Read on for information about where thermostats should go and why. The Thermostat’s Job First, consider the important job your thermostat performs for your HVAC system. Initially, it measures the temperature in the room. The

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Can I Save Energy by Sleeping With My Windows Open?

April 14, 2022

Can I Save Energy by Sleeping With My Windows Open? It can feel refreshing to open your windows in the evenings and let the cool outdoor air in. Fresh air, especially during the evening in Seattle, is conducive to a good night’s sleep. As the outdoor air gets cooler, you may wonder if it is best to open your windows at night and turn off your air conditioning. While opening your window at night does improve natural ventilation and might reduce your energy bill, there are several factors to consider before ditching your AC for open windows.

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Springtime HVAC Preparation Tips

March 16, 2022

As the warm weather starts to break through the winter chill, it’s time to start undertaking some of those seasonal household maintenance tasks. One of these is preparing your HVAC system for its long summer run ahead. Change Your Air Filter Your HVAC system has an air filter that works to filter out harmful airborne particles. As the filter reaches the end of its useful lifespan, it will be clogged full of debris. The spring is the perfect time to change out your used air filter and replace it with a fresh one. If persons in

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Should You Use an HVAC Professional or Handyman?

March 10, 2022

When it comes to taking care of your heating and cooling system, you have a couple of options. You can hire a licensed HVAC professional to perform service and repairs, or you can hire a handyman to do the job. If you’re still on the fence about hiring a professional, here are some of the most common reasons you should highly consider doing so. Specialized Training Probably the most obvious reason that you should opt for an HVAC pro over a handyman is that a professional has specialized HVAC knowledge. To receive a license to sell

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Air Purifiers vs. Dehumidifiers: What’s the Difference?

February 16, 2022

Fresh, clean air is important for your comfort at home. When it comes to air quality, air purifiers and dehumidifiers are popular choices, and homeowners either get one or both. Both provide protection against allergens, but they work on the air in different ways and reduce different kinds of pollutants. Factors in Indoor Air Quality Before learning about the differences between air purifiers and dehumidifiers, it’s necessary to know about what affects indoor air quality levels: Dust and dust mites Bacteria and viruses Pollen Pet dander VOCs

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A Look at the Best Furnace Filters

February 2, 2022

A furnace filter protects your HVAC system while still improving the air quality inside your home. These air filters are made of various fibers such as polyester, fiberglass, or cotton, and they function by catching particles such as dirt, dust, and dander that otherwise would clog your furnace or sit in your ductwork. If you’re looking to purchase a new furnace filter, continue reading to find out everything you need to know about selecting the best furnace filter for your needs. Types of Furnace Filters Typically installed in a frame, a furnace filter

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How to Keep Your Furnace or Heat Pump Clean

January 20, 2022

Wintertime in Seattle may range from mild and rainy weather to frigid and snowy weather with wind and squalls of blinding snow. You’ll need a properly functioning heat pump or furnace to keep your home safe and comfortable throughout the winter season. An important part of operating your heat pump or furnace is keeping it clean. Take these steps to ensure that your home’s heating system is clean this winter. Clean the Vent Covers Each room in your home has return and supply vents. These vents connect to your home’s ductwork, and the ducts connect to

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8 Critical Questions to Ask After a Heating Repair

January 6, 2022

Does your HVAC system need maintenance or repair services? You might already know what to ask repair companies before hiring them. But did you know there are crucial questions you should ask after the service also? Having answers to these queries may help you avoid more trouble in the future. Most clients don’t know what questions to ask after a repair service. Below are some critical questions you can ask your repair person after the service. 1. Why Did the Problem Happen? You want to do your best to avoid having to pay for

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