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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Why Is My Furnace Filter Black?

January 5, 2020

When the furnace filter first went into place, the screen was likely a grayish color. If a spot check reveals the filter turned black, this is something to pay attention to. The reasons can vary, and the problem may be minor or a sign of something serious. Knowing why could make it possible to know what actions to take. Lots of Dirt and Soot An air filter collects dirt, dust and other impurities. Look for the filter to turn dark gray as it catches a lot of these things. Over time, if you don’t change the filter on schedule, it...

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How to Save Energy During the Holidays

December 20, 2019

Keeping heating usage to a minimum can be an effective way to save money and energy during the holidays. Fortunately, there are a number of different strategies that you can use to keep your family comfortable without abusing your HVAC system. Gather the Family in the Same Room During family gatherings, try to have everyone stay in the same room or general area of the house. This will allow you to focus on heating a smaller portion of your home. Furthermore, the presence of several people in a given space will result in a room that is naturally warm. Therefore,...

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Gas vs Electric Furnaces

December 17, 2019

When people buy a home, they might not think much about the already installed furnace. Years then pass, and the time to buy a new furnace arrives. Now, you face a choice. Do you go with a gas or an electric furnace? The two systems do the same thing, but their mechanisms are different. Look at the differences before deciding on the right choice. Efficiency and Cold Weather Locations Some locations are colder than others. Efficiency may be of more significant concern to people living in one area vs another. In areas where the temperature drops significantly, a gas furnace...

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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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