Furnaces Articles

What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System?

February 15, 2024
What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System? Women looking at device with serious expression.

West Mechanical is happy to lay all the options on the table so you can make the best decision for your Bellingham home. Here’s what you should know about dual fuel systems: 

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How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

November 13, 2023
A father talks with his hands as he leans against the railing of his front porch with his preteen son and has a serious discussion.

A furnace is a big part of your life—whether you realize it or not. It keeps your Bellingham home warm and can help with your indoor air quality (IAQ).

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When Should You Replace Your Furnace

December 15, 2022
Image of someone working on a furnace. When Should You Replace Your Furnace.

Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your Friday Harbor home, but even with routine maintenance, it does not last forever.

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Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

February 16, 2022
why does my furnace pilot light keep going out?

Your utility bills, along with repairs, start creeping up. At some point, it makes more sense financially to replace these old appliances with newer models. When the time comes, West Mechanical can help you make the right decision

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Is My Furnace Overheating?

December 15, 2021
man teaching a baby to walk in Friday Harbor

Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit.

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Video – Why Does My Furnace Smell Like Gas When I Turn It ON?

January 24, 2020
Woman trying to determine why there's a gas smell coming from her home's furnace.

You turn on your furnace, and you smell gas. What should you do? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t know, turn off your furnace and give one of our highly trained technicians a call at…

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

January 15, 2020
Couple trying to stay warm in their home after realizing their furnace isn't heating their entire home.

If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Bellingham home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or…

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Video – Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

December 27, 2019
Video explaining why your furnace might be blowing cold air.

There are a few things to check in your home in the case that your furnace is blowing cold air, such as your thermostat settings, air filter, and your home’s ductwork. If you can’t figure out the issue, give us a call at 360-734-7599 and we will inspect your furnace.

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

December 17, 2019
Woman holding her nose and trying to figure out what's that smell comng from her furnace

If your furnace is producing a strange smell, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale. When in doubt, always open windows to ensure ventilation, and evacuate your Washington home. For your convenience and protection, our West Mechanical team…

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5 Reasons to Schedule a Fall Furnace Clean and Check

October 15, 2019
Clean fall home ready for its furnace clean and check

Once the cooler weather hits here in Bellingham this fall, you are going to want the inside of your home toasty and comfortable. This means turning on your furnace. Long before the first night you’ll want to use it, you should have your furnace cleaned and checked by a professional from West Mechanical. You may…

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