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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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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