7 Tips to Prepare Your Home’s HVAC System for a Snowstorm

November 17, 2021

The winter weather is pretty unpredictable, and it can get even more unpredictable when snow and ice are in the forecast. Since you don’t know if the snowfall will be a blizzard or light dusting, the last thing you want is to discover a problem with your HVAC unit that you could have tackled sooner. Timely and proper maintenance of the unit can prevent minor problems from becoming major and expensive fixes in the long run. Whether you own a heat pump, a furnace, or a multipurpose system, preparing your HVAC unit for winter weather can

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16 Basement Heating Options for Your Home

November 3, 2021

If you live in an old Lynnwood, WA, home with a basement, as many of us do, there’s always the question of what to do about heating. Should you use space heaters? If so, how do you make sure they’re safe? Should you use a central heating system like a furnace, radiator, or air conditioner? We go into detail about the best heating options for basements. 1. Space Heaters for Basements Space heaters can be an effective heating solution for a basement if you choose the right one for your situation and use it correctly. They’re

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Safety Tips for Using a Space Heater Inside of Your Home

October 5, 2021

Space heaters are becoming a popular way to provide supplemental heat without jacking up your energy bill. However, these heaters can result in a house fire if they’re not used correctly. By following the tips that we’re going to go over below, you can safely operate your space heater to get more heat for your home. Make It Electric You can purchase space heaters that use different types of fuel. The most common are electric, oil, propane, and gas. Due to the fact that you’ll be using the space heater in an enclosed space, it’s

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Safely Reigniting Your Furnace’s Pilot Light

September 6, 2021

If you have a gas furnace, it has a pilot light. The flame should be blue in color and steady. If there is an issue, the light will go out completely. This can be due to a variety of different reasons. Most of the time, when the flame goes out, it is because of a draft or other minor issue. When the pilot light goes out, you can easily relight it yourself. Gather Your Tools Relighting your pilot light will not require many tools. All you will need is a long-handled match or long-reach lighter

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9 Money-Saving Tips to Winterize Your Home

November 20, 2020

A dependable heating system is an absolute necessity in the winter months. Depending on what part of the country you call home, it can cost a good bit of money to maintain the warmth inside your home throughout the winter. However, there are ways to winterize your home that will allow you to save a bit of money while continuing to enjoy the warmth your furnace provides. 1. Air Filter Replacement This step is probably the simplest of the methods to help you prepare your home to withstand the cold of the winter. Regular air

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7 Heating Solutions for Your Finished Basement

November 10, 2020

Most homeowners prefer to make use of each space in their house. A finished basement adds value to the property and gives you a little more space. You can use it to create additional living quarters, a movie room or an office space. Irrespective of where you reside, the basement tends to be the coldest part of your house. Therefore, you’ll need to make various adjustments to make it more comfortable. Heating options will depend on your needs and preferences. Here are various solutions that you can consider. 1. Add a Fireplace

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What Does Servicing a Heating System Entail?

February 20, 2020

Your heating system keeps you and your family warm throughout the winter and other cold months. It’s important before this time of the year begins in earnest that you have your system serviced by an HVAC technician. Here are the things that happen during your annual heating system tune-up. Questions Asked by Technicians The technician will ask questions so they have an idea of the situation. Questions may center around whether your home has hot or cold spots and how satisfied you are with your current thermostat. They’ll ask about your energy bills and whether they

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How To Change a Furnace Filter

February 1, 2020

Periodically changing your furnace filter is an important part of HVAC maintenance. Thankfully, this is a relatively simple task that anyone can complete. Changing Your Furnace Filter Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult The first thing you want to do is simply to turn your furnace “off.” In addition, you can disconnect the power so that there is no power going to the furnace as well. This step is optional. After you do that, try to identify where your furnace filter is. You’ll do this by most likely removing the cover on

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Is It Bad to Run My Heating System 24/7?

January 20, 2020

After winter arrives, the only thing you want is a warm and toasty home. However, you may wonder if running your home heating system day and night is going to be bad in the long run. After all, you don’t want to run up an unnecessary heating bill or be forced to make frequent repairs. A Warm Home Is a Comfortable Home It isn’t bad to run your heating system 24/7 if outdoor temperatures demand it. In fact, this may be necessary if you have people with health problems in your household. However, a heating

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What Causes Furnace Repairs?

December 25, 2019

When your furnace stops working, there are some things you can check before calling an HVAC company. These include making sure the thermostat is on, making sure the circuit breaker hasn’t tripped or ensuring the safety switch on the furnace door hasn’t popped out. If these don’t solve the problem, it’s time to call a professional for a repair. 1. Ignition Problems Unlike older models, modern gas furnaces don’t have a standing pilot light. This is more efficient than older designs as gas isn’t constantly being burned. Depending on the furnace and its age, either

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