September 18th, 2023
When you own your home, it seems like there’s a never-ending list of things you need to do to maintain it. When that list seems overwhelming, the last thing you want to hear is that there’s one more item that should be on it.
But if furnace maintenance isn’t on your Fall To-Do List, we strongly suggest adding this essential item. Routine furnace maintenance not only protects your furnace, but it’ll also pay for itself down the line. How so? Well, by decreasing your utility bills, extending the lifespan of the system, and avoiding furnace repairs that might’ve been prevented by a tune-up. Let’s explain.
September 4th, 2023
Washington State gets its nickname “The Evergreen State” for its abundant, evergreen forests. Unfortunately, more and more of our forests are prone to wildfires. We’ve also experienced the ill effects of wildfires from our Canadian neighbors to the north and from Oregon to the south as smoke and ash continue to infiltrate our area, field by strong winds.
As we continue to experience extended periods of poor air quality due to wildfire smoke, you may be wondering how this affects your home. The effects of wildfire smoke can remain in your home long after the wildfires are gone. Let’s go over whether your home would benefit from duct cleaning due to residual wildfire ash and smoke.
August 21st, 2023
If you’ve converted to a heat pump after owning a central furnace or air conditioner, you’re undoubtedly happy with its performance. More and more homeowners are switching to these two-in-one systems with little regret about their decision.
Although it may seem like your shiny new heat pump will never experience problems, it’s still a major HVAC system that needs routine maintenance and the occasional repair every now and then. Let’s go over some common heat pump repairs and what causes them so you can avoid the need for frequent heat pump repair.
August 7th, 2023
If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, with all the innovations being made in the world of HVAC lately, you’ve probably heard a lot of different terms and might be wondering what they all mean. For example, you might’ve heard of this “heat pump” that is an air conditioner. Or a “mini split” that is both an air conditioner and a heater.
The real confusion comes when people ask us if they should get a mini split or a heat pump installed. In a nutshell, a mini split IS a ductless heat pump. Most of the time! Are you confused already? Let’s clear up any confusion with a deeper explanation. That way, you can be an informed consumer when it’s time to pull the trigger on a new system.
July 24th, 2023
More and more Washington State homeowners are looking to solar energy as a wise investment for their home energy needs. It’s a common misbelief that solar isn’t a viable option in the cloudy, rainy Pacific Northwest. But that just isn’t true. In fact, even on a cloudy day, there’s enough light outside for solar panels.
With the advancements that have been made in solar energy technology over the last decade, it really does pay to invest in solar energy. Even more exciting is the fact that homeowners will find that they qualify for incentives by going solar, in addition to the other cost-saving benefits.
Let’s review three major benefits of solar installation in Tacoma, WA.
July 10th, 2023
We’ve had some unusually warm weather already this summer and by now, your air conditioner has been put to the test. How happy were you with its performance? Did it get an A+ or is it barely passing?
When it comes to your home comfort, your AC doesn’t get an A for mere effort. If your AC isn’t keeping your home cool, it’s time to call us AC repair in Lacey, WA Let’s review 5 common air conditioner issues and what could be causing them.
June 26th, 2023
So you’re considering getting a heat pump installed. You’ve heard a lot of good things about heat pumps, but there are still a lot of questions on your mind. You may be wondering:
- What’s involved with a heat pump installation?
- How long will a heat pump last compared to other HVAC systems?
- Does it REALLY provide both heating and cooling?
Let’s answer any questions that might be lingering in your mind when it comes to heat pumps so you can decide if heat pump installation is right for you.
June 12th, 2023
When you suspect you need heat pump repair, you might be wondering if it’s because of “user error.” As a homeowner, there are certain things you can do that’ll help prevent your equipment from breaking down.
You might be wondering why we’re talking about heat pump repairs in a blog about maintenance. It’s because the two are interconnected. Let’s take a look at why a heat pump needs bi-annual maintenance and how getting this important service done is something that’ll stave off repairs.
May 15th, 2023
With the popularity of online tutorials and DIY mentalities, you may be tempted to take on a “weekend warrior” home improvement project that involves electricity. Maybe you want to install a new ceiling fan in the bedroom or an EV charger in the garage for your electric vehicle. You might be asking yourself, “How hard can it be?”
Well, we’re here to strongly advise you against doing so. For one, it’s a major safety hazard if something goes wrong. You also don’t want to risk damaging your home. Your electric system is a key component in ensuring your comfort and safety and you don’t want to do anything that might jeopardize it. Here are some examples of when to call for professional electricians in Olympia.
May 1st, 2023
It’s no surprise that in the Evergreen State, many Washington State residents pride themselves on being “green.” Whether it’s the car you drive or the way you heat your home, choosing the eco-friendly option is appealing to many homeowners in our beautiful state.
However, many Washington State homeowners are perplexed by the thought of solar energy. It’s a common misconception that we don’t get enough sunlight to make solar panels worth the investment. However, that’s simply not the case. Let’s take a look at solar panel installation so you can learn how this is definitely an eco-friendly investment that’s worth it.