May 3rd, 2021
Around our area, it never gets super warm, not even at the peak of summer, in comparison to other
parts of the country and even our state. However, it is almost time that we can
shut off our heaters for a bit in favor of warmer temperatures.
Before you do this though, we encourage you to address any
repair needs the system might have. Perhaps you think it’s silly to worry about
heater repairs right now—after all you’re not going to need the system again on
a regular basis until next fall.
But what happens if there’s a cold spell in the coming
months, which is not uncommon? Or what happens if next fall rolls around, and
your heater doesn’t work at all? These are scenarios we’d like to help you
avoid. So read on for some signs that it’s time to give us a call for
end-of-season heater repairs.
April 19th, 2021
There are a number of reasons that you as a homeowner might
decide to replace your windows. Perhaps it’s just for aesthetic purposes—your current
windows are old and degrading and just don’t look good anymore. Or maybe you have drafty windows that are
letting conditioned air escape. Whatever the case, it’s important to be
educated about your window choices so you can make the best decision for your
household that will conserve energy and save you money.
If you’ve been putting off window replacement for any
reason, we encourage you to read the following factors to decide if you should
invest in this service sooner rather than later.
April 5th, 2021
Homeowners today are putting more and more demand on their
electrical systems. Electrical panels can only handle so much voltage, and if
your panel is older than 20 years or so, there’s no denying that you have a lot
more hooked up to it now than you did back then—high-efficiency appliances,
computers, even entertainment systems.
All this increased demand means that your electrical system
can start to suffer. But how do you know when you need electrical repair? Read
on as we uncover several signs.
March 22nd, 2021
There are a number of services we offer to help our
customers enjoy more energy-efficient homes, with improved indoor air quality
too. A big part of this is improving ventilation systems—you know, the ”V” part
of HVAC. Problems with your air ducts can have a huge negative effect on both
energy efficiency and your home comfort.
This is where duct cleaning comes in. Yes, it really is necessary. It’s not one of those services you
need every year, like HVAC maintenance, but it’s a service you shouldn’t skip
nonetheless. What are the benefits of such a service? Read on to find out!
March 8th, 2021
Whether you’re embarking on a remodeling project or just considering a couple home upgrades, you have a lot of factors to consider. One of these factors may be whether or not you need to replace the windows in your home. Not many people think about this unless they’re looking to improve the look of their living space. But if you have an older home, there are a lot more benefits to new windows than just simply aesthetics.
Combined with proper insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping those windows and doors closed during times that you’re running your HVAC system, new windows do a lot to keep you comfortable and save energy. On the contrary, old and drafty windows that are likely losing their seal could result in your losing out on a lot of your conditioned air. This means that while temperatures are still cool as they are not, you might keep turning up your thermostat to compensate—forcing your heater to run longer than it should have to in order to keep you comfortable.
This same concept applies in the summer with your air
conditioner. To keep your home efficient, comfortable, and visually pleasing, consider the following signs that you need
February 22nd, 2021
If you’re anything like the average homeowner, then chances
are you don’t think about this on a regular basis, but… modern homes are
constructed with energy efficiency in mind.
What does this mean? Well, they are built very “tightly” so that they do not allow any air conditioning or heating out, or any outdoor elements in. Many factors help with this, such as the right insulation, weatherstripping, and keeping your doors and windows shut while your HVAC systems are in operation.
However, keeping your doors and windows closed won’t do that
much good if they need to be upgraded. Drafty doors and windows losing their
seal could cause your home to lose a lot of energy, leading you to turn the
thermostat lower or higher than it needs to be (depending on the season). Read
on as we uncover a couple of reasons to consider window or door upgrades.
February 8th, 2021
Buying a home for the first time is one of the most exciting
milestones many people go through. One of the other most exciting milestones
there is involves remodeling that home to get the exact vision you wanted when
you moved in.
There are a lot of factors to keep in mind with a remodel, however. You want to ensure everything is up to code. More importantly, you want to make sure everything is safe. This is especially true if you have pets or young kids in the household.
There are no exceptions when it comes to window replacements
during your remodel. Read on as we uncover how you can replace your windows
while keeping safety in mind.
January 27th, 2021
Our very own manager, Bill Krier, was recently interviewed by Thurston Talk, speaking to how much window and door replacements can save homeowners.
We’re honored to have this opportunity to speak to a wider audience and to be a part of this publication. Check out the article here!
Our expertise spans beyond HVAC–we also manage your electrical, water heater, and window and door replacement needs. Contact us today!
January 25th, 2021
Do you ever give much thought to what state your windows are
in? Unless you have obvious damage to them, chances are that no, you don’t
think about them too much. But the thing is, if your home is 20+ years old, and
if your windows are aluminum or wood-framed, you could have some issues you don’t
Windows play a number of roles in your home. First, there’s
curb appeal. Newer windows can increase the value of your home and make it look
more attractive for potential homebuyers. Then, there’s efficiency—windows help
prevent heat transfer so your home stays warm in the winter and cool in the
summer. Lastly, there’s safety to consider—old, shoddy windows can become a
danger, particularly if you have small children or pets who can access them. Read
on as we uncover some of the top signs that your home is in need of new
January 11th, 2021
If you’re like most homeowners in the Olympia area, you want
your household to operate as efficiently as possible. After all, higher
efficiency equals cheaper operating costs. The good news is, there are a number
of ways you can actually improve energy efficiency within your home.
From making sure you’re using your HVAC systems effectively and having them well maintained to upgrading to LED lighting, there’s a lot you can do! One more energy-efficient upgrade you can make that not too many people think about is installing new windows.
How exactly does this improve efficiency? Read on to find