Avoiding AC Repair Scams

September 20, 2020

The HVAC industry is home to many hardworking professionals who want to serve their customers well. And then there are those less-than-reputable “professionals” who cut corners or provide poor service. Some, sadly, even involve themselves in outright scams. A homeowner might spot some scam attempts right away, but then there are subtle ones. Don’t get taken by a shady HVAC company — be on the lookout for these warning signs that a possible scam is afoot. 1. Payments Up Front In fairness, some HVAC companies suffer losses when they do not receive payment for work rendered. So, a deposit for...

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How Central Air Helps Keep You Healthy

August 8, 2020

There are many benefits to having central air conditioning, the most obvious of which is a cool Puyallup home on the hottest summer days. What some people don’t realize, though, is that keeping your home cool with a central air conditioner has many health benefits that extend far beyond simply “not feeling hot.” This makes keeping your air conditioner properly maintained by even more worthwhile. Filters Your Air Your air conditioner from does an excellent job of circulating the air in your home. Since there are outlet vents in most of the rooms in your home, the cool air replaces...

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How to Improve Seasonal Allergies with Better Indoor Air

July 12, 2020

When mold and pollen counts are high, your strategy may be to stay indoors as much as possible. However, did you know that things like pet dander and dust mites can contribute to poor indoor air quality? Fortunately, there are several precautions you can take to improve indoor air quality and reduce seasonal allergies in your home in Puyallup. Follow these tips to limit your exposure to indoor allergens at home, school, or work. Keep Dirt Outside Where It Belongs Every time people enter your home, they could be tracking in pollen, dirt, dust, and other pollutants. Prevent the spreading...

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Should I Leave the AC on During the Day When I’m Out?

June 7, 2020

If your house is going to be empty for several hours, it’s generally a good idea to turn your air conditioner off until you return. While the house may be slightly warmer when you return, your cooling system should be able to make the air cooler and drier in a relatively short period of time. You’ll Save Money by Turning the Air Conditioner Off Perhaps the best reason to not run your air conditioner when you aren’t home is that you’ll minimize your cooling costs. Over the course of a summer, it may be possible to save hundreds of dollars...

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How To Know If Your Air Purifier Needs Repair

May 11, 2020

One of the most important appliances in any home is the HVAC system. For those in the Seattle area, the cool winters and warm summers make having a quality heating and air conditioning system a practical necessity. One part of your home HVAC system is the air purifier, which helps to ensure that as much dust and debris circulating through your HVAC system is removed as possible. There are several signs that your air purifier needs to be repaired or replaced. 1. The Air Purifier Indicator Light Is On One sign that your air purifier needs to be replaced or...

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Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality in the Spring

April 15, 2020

As the spring season approaches, you’ll likely want to open the windows and let some of the warm breezes blow through your home. However, you might also allow pollen and other irritants to get into your home. What can you do to maximize indoor air quality inside your house this spring? Take Off Your Shoes When Coming Inside Your shoes can easily collect dust, dirt, and pollen while walking through a parking lot, on a sidewalk, or through a grassy field. The particles that stick to your shoes can then be tracked through your house if you don’t take your...

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What’s Causing Your Indoor Air Pollution?

March 18, 2020

When it comes to keeping your home at the right temperature, the experts at are the people to call. However, there is more to your home’s comfort than the reading on your thermostat. Having worked on hundreds of Puyallup houses over 40 years, we have seen the impact that poor indoor air quality can have on Puget Sound residents and their families. Signs of Indoor Air Pollution You may not always see the air pollution in your home, but you can tell that it is there. Different irritants affect people in various ways. Some of the most common issues people...

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How Does a Furnace Work?

February 20, 2020

It helps to understand how your furnace actually heats your home. This is especially true if you are having trouble heating your house. Troubleshoot the Simple First Everyone can check the simple things first without needing to understand even the basic why or how. If your furnace is not performing the way you want, you should start with these two simple fixes. First, check the batteries of your thermostat. If these are nearing the end of their service life, they may not send the right signal to the furnace. This can result in the unit not turning on at the...

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How To Install An Air Filter In a Furnace

February 11, 2020

The furnace in your home is extremely important because it helps to ensure that your house stays warm during the coldest time of the year. While a filter can last for a long time, it does require some periodic maintenance to keep it running well. One service that will need to be done is a furnace filter replacement. There are three steps that should be followed when replacing your filter furnace at home. 1. Purchase the Right Filter The first thing that you need to do when replacing your filter is to purchase the right one for your furnace. The...

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What Are The Signs You Need An Electrical Repair?

January 15, 2020

If you’re like most people, you probably take your electricity for granted. It powers your Puyallup home and keeps it operating. However, it’s important to be aware of the signs of trouble with your electrical system. Problems with electrical wiring can be dangerous if they’re not addressed. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 24,000 electrical fires were reported between 2014 and 2016. Here are several warning signs you need an electrical repair. 1. Flickering Lights Flickering lights are a sign of a power surge. Your electrical system may be having trouble keeping up with the demands of all...

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