What Causes Delayed Ignition in a Gas Furnace?

November 27th, 2023

If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, you’ll know that we often discuss alarming sounds in a furnace that require prompt attention. One of these is a booming sound in a gas furnace. That’s because this sound is often made by a gas furnace’s delayed ignition. What you’re hearing is literally a mini explosion when something is impeding the furnace’s ability to ignite when it’s supposed to. 

There are many possible causes for delayed ignition. No matter what the cause is, one thing is for certain: delayed ignition is something that should be addressed ASAP. Delayed ignition can potentially lead to a fire in your home. It can also cause damage to your furnace when it’s subjected to these constant mini-explosions. Let’s go over 4 possible causes.

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4 Benefits of Duct Cleaning Before the Holiday Season

November 13th, 2023

Duct cleaning is beneficial any time of year, but it can be especially helpful before the holiday season. Not only will it increase home comfort levels for you and your guests, but the benefits of duct cleaning will last throughout the New Year–and for many years to come. Let’s go over four benefits of duct cleaning before the holiday season.

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Is Your Water Heater Haunted? 4 Spooky Signs

October 16th, 2023

The Pacific Northwest seems like it was made for the enjoyment of Spooky Season. With our atmospheric weather and dark, rainy days, it’s no wonder that Halloween is a favorite season among many WA state residents. 

But the “tricks” of the season shouldn’t be apparent in any of your household appliances. Sometimes your home’s water heater can start acting like it’s haunted in the fall after the demands of summer have faded. 

Here are 4 spooky signs your water heater isn’t enjoying the transition to fall as much as you are.  Whatever you do, don’t put off getting water heater repair for any of these issues. The last thing you want is a minor scare developing into a full-blown nightmare. 

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Heat Pump Incentives and Rebates Available to Washington State Homeowners

October 2nd, 2023

If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system and have your eye on a heat pump, you may be deterred by the upfront expense. Well, Washington State wants to help you make the conversion from a gas furnace to an electric heat pump by offering rebates in conjunction with Puget Sound Energy. 

If you’re an existing PSE customer and get a heat pump installed in your existing home (new construction is not eligible), you can receive up to $2,400 in rebates through Puget Sound Energy when you switch from a natural gas furnace to a qualifying ducted heat pump system OR switch from natural gas heating to a qualifying ductless heat pump system.

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The Link Between Furnace Maintenance and Repairs

September 18th, 2023
Service technician testing a furnace

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.

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Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned Due To Wildfire Smoke?

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. 

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3 Common Heat Pump Repairs and How to Avoid Them

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.

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The Difference Between Ducted and Ductless Heat Pumps

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. 

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3 Benefits of Investing in Solar Energy

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

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Heed These Signs Your AC Needs Repairs–Stat!

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.

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