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The Importance of Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance

March 28, 2017

As we move into spring in Washington, regular annual maintenance on your AC will go a long way in preventing that situation from happening. Just as your car requires regular maintenance to keep running smoothly and efficiently, so does your AC. Keeping current on its upkeep helps to ensure its efficiency, dependability, and longevity. The…

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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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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

February 27, 2017

People spend 90% of their time indoors and indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outside air. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has indoor air quality ranked as one of the top 5 environmental dangers. It is linked to severe asthma and allergy development in children and to heart problems and…

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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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Furnace Maintenance

December 28, 2016

Before starting any kind of routine maintenance or cleaning make sure you have taken the proper safety precautions, such as turning your appliance off. If at any point you question what you are doing or think you might damage your furnace or hurt yourself, DO NOT PROCEED. Call us and we will be happy to…

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Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2016
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When Should I Replace My Furnace?

December 16, 2016

Replacing your furnace can be a big decision. There are few simple things to take into consideration when thinking about a new furnace. How Old Is Your Furnace? The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. The closer your furnace gets to this age range, the more attention you should pay…

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Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance

November 29, 2016

One of the benefits of having a geothermal system for your Washington home, is the minimal maintenance it requires. Unlike a traditional furnace or air conditioning system that require regular and sometimes monthly maintenance, a geothermal heat pump system is much more durable and does not require the same frequency of attention. There five things…

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