What Is Duct Sealing and Do I Need It?

December 18, 2020

If you’ve been struggling to keep your heating and cooling systems efficient and stay comfortable this season, then your duct system is probably damaged. When your ducts crack or become broken, it’s possible to consume more energy and find yourself paying high energy bills. As the air escapes and the heating and cooling becomes inconsistent in your home, you may find it difficult to stay indoors. Your peace of mind, safety and indoor comfort highly depends on the efficiency of your air conditioners and furnaces. If these devices are to function well, the ducts have to be in the right...

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Here are 6 Common HVAC Maintenance Steps for Fall/Winter

November 19, 2020

HVAC systems could last many years and perform exceptionally well during their lifetime. As heaters and air conditioning systems could suffer from wear, tear, and other issues, mechanical problems may occur. Sometimes, unexpected problems arise, which necessitates a service call. Such is part of the responsibilities homeowners have to contend with. Other responsibilities may seem like “extra” ones, such as preventive maintenance steps. Some might think preventive maintenance might not be entirely necessary. After all, it doesn’t seem like anything is wrong. Well, that could change due to routine or excessive use. So, embracing preventive maintenance might be a good...

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Understanding How Heat Pumps Work

October 20, 2020

Heat pumps have been used since the 1950s, so they are really nothing new. However, they are making a resurgence in many markets, and you may have been seeing a lot of information floating around. But how do these units actually work? Are they good for cold weather as well as warm weather? Do they provide enough savings to make it worthwhile? Keep reading to get these important questions answered. How Do HVAC Systems Work? To begin, it is important to understand the basics of how heating and cooling systems work. The basic premise is moving air around and either...

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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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