Heating Articles

Video – Check Your Furnace Pilot Light

October 23, 2018

Your furnace may be blowing cold air because the pilot light has gone out. Call us at 360-734-7599 or request service online to have it properly fixed. This is indicative of a bigger problem that requires professional help.

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Should I Turn My Furnace to "On" or "Auto"?

January 25, 2018

On your thermostat, there’s a furnace-fan setting for either “On” or “Auto.” Which option is the best choice? There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. But in reality, it’s more of a pros-and-cons type of situation. It really depends on which benefits are a priority for…

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How Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter?


January 25, 2018

Out of sight, out of mind. This is especially true for furnace filters. When you have a clean furnace filter in place, your furnace will run optimally, keeping your home an ideal temperature. A dirty filter will inhibit the performance of your furnace. It may even cause your furnace to fail. What kind? There are…

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Dual Fuel Systems in Washington

December 22, 2017

A dual fuel system sounds more Batman-like than it really is. It can solve a lot of issues for homeowners, but it’s really nothing more than a combined HVAC system comprised of a heat pump and a gas or oil furnace (or boiler). It’s got the best of both types of heating, allowing more homeowners––especially…

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

November 30, 2017

You just discovered there’s a puddle water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? In most cases, it’s not a big repair, so don’t panic. It could be a few different things. However, you will need a certified professional to take a look…

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Fall HVAC Maintenance in Washington

October 9, 2017

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What Does AFUE mean?

March 15, 2017

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your home…

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How Do I Know If My Heat Exchanger Is Cracked?

February 13, 2017

  Your helpful neighbor suggested the issue you’re having with your gas furnace sounds like it could be due to a cracked heat exchanger. What’s a heat exchanger? How can you tell if that’s what the issue is? What should you do about it?  Don’t ignore the possibility. A cracked heat exchanger in a gas…

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Don't Skip Your Annual Furnace Maintenance

January 30, 2017

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10 Ways to Save Money on Your Heating Bill This Winter

January 13, 2017

Is your energy bill too high in the wintertime? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a number of simple things you can do at home to save money. Some of them are big projects, but most are simple things you can do in your day-to-day life that will help reduce the…

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