Are Furnace Tune-Ups Necessary?

November 20, 2019

in Puyallup has been providing furnace tune-ups and other heating maintenance in this region for more than 40 years. We recommend to all of our clients to schedule an annual furnace tune-up—preferably early in autumn. Some homeowners question whether an annual checkup is actually necessary, and we’re confident that it is for the reasons that follow. Manufacturers Recommend Annual Tune-Ups Practically all furnace manufacturers, including the leading brands, advise annual tune-ups to maintain efficient operation and ensure long product life. A lack of regular maintenance, in fact, voids most basic furnace warranties as well as any extended coverage you may...

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 7, 2019

While it may be alarming to feel cold air coming out of your furnace, it’s not necessarily indicative of a major problem. Instead, it could simply be that the condensate line is clogged or the pilot light is out. Let’s look at a few common reasons why a furnace could be blowing cold air. The Air Filter Is Clogged When an air filter gets clogged, it may cause dust or other particles to linger in the air or on furnace components. This may result in a motor blower or similar component overheating. If the temperature gets too hot, it could...

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How to Locate Cold Air Leaks in Your Home

October 16, 2019

Cold air can enter your home from leaks in both the exterior and interior of your property. can explain how to find these leaks so that you can take steps to stop them. Minimizing cold air leaks can increase the energy efficiency of your home and save you money in the long run. Hand Check To find some of the larger leaks in a home, the skin on your hand has enough sensitivity. Choose a cold day and make sure that the inside of your home is warm. Run your hand along the edges of windows and doors that open...

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Signs You’re Overworking Your Heating System

October 6, 2019

Most furnaces perform well for roughly 15 years with the right maintenance. When the performance of your heating system starts to decline, the problem may sneak up on you. You’re accustomed to the heat simply working and not giving it much thought. For the sake of comfort, energy efficiency, and safety, watch out for these signs that you are overworking your heating system. Dusty House The furnace filter catches dust as it cycles through the ducts. An increasing amount of dust on surfaces throughout your home indicates that the filter is no longer capturing dust. If you can’t remember the...

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Warning Signs You Need Furnace Repair

September 16, 2019

The furnace is one of the most used appliances on residential properties during the colder months of the year. Naturally, it is responsible for keeping the interior setting warm. Although furnaces are built to last, they can still suffer from issues over time. Here are a few warning signs indicating that you need a furnace repair service. 1. Low Airflow The ducts can become blocked, which can result in low airflow. This is often due to issues with the fan or fan motor. The air filter may need to be replaced, or there may be a duct blockage you should...

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Can Furnaces Run Without Filters?

September 6, 2019

Filters are often one of the most overlooked parts of furnaces. This leads to a lot of people thinking that they may not need to bother with regular filter installations or replacements. Is this really true? Keep reading to find out. What Does a Filter Do for a Furnace? A filter has many important roles. Furnace filters ensure that air pulled into the furnace to be heated does not contain any debris. It can help keep you from inhaling dust, pollen, pet hair, and other items. Filters also ensure that your furnace does not get random items lodged in components....

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Strategies to Keep Older Homes Cool

August 5, 2019

Buying an older home can be ideal for those who are looking for a property with charm. Purchasing an older home can also be worthwhile if it is in your price range. However, homes that were built decades or even centuries ago may be harder to keep cool. Install a Ductless HVAC System Ductless HVAC systems are often recommended for older homes. Single indoor units can be installed in almost any room of the house. These systems can be hidden or obscured with furniture or wall decorations. A mini-split system can be largely placed outside and connected to various rooms....

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3 Reasons to Get Duct Sealing

July 16, 2019

You may not give much thought to the air ducts in your home, but they significantly impact your indoor air. The air ducts are prone to having leaks at times, which can affect the air quality of the building and the health of residents. Fortunately, duct sealing can improve their quality and efficiency. Here are a few of the top benefits of duct sealing: 1. Reduce Your Energy Consumption Although duct sealing may be an investment, it can reduce your energy consumption on the property and lead to hundreds of dollars in savings throughout the year. Residential and commercial buildings...

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Is Your Old Air Conditioner Costing You More Money Every Month?

June 25, 2019

Every summer you run through the same scenario. Do you replace your old air conditioner or spend one more season making repairs? If it’s getting hotter and more humid in your area, that old air conditioner is probably shortchanging you on comfort. Even an old air conditioner that’s been maintained properly can’t meet today’s energy standards. Residential cooling systems have changed dramatically over the last decade. New air conditioners are worth the initial investment for many reasons. New Models are More Efficient Major manufacturers have adopted new technologies that dramatically increase the energy efficiency of their products. Compressors more than...

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