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5 Potential AC Repairs You Might Need

Monday, May 11th, 2020

It may not be the season for cooling your home just yet, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be looking ahead to make sure your system is ready for summer. Let’s say you already had your maintenance tune-up for the year done and your technician alerted to a potential issue that will need to be fixed up soon. We want to emphasize that it is highly important that you get this done! It may not seem like a problem but it puts you at risk of a breakdown when the heat really turns up in a  few months.

If you haven’t yet gotten your annual maintenance check done, then we suggest you set it up soon to catch any possible repairs you might have. Even if your system was working perfectly when you shut it off for the winter, it doesn’t mean that it might not have a problem that needs to be fixed.

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Why You Might Want a Whole House Generator

Monday, April 13th, 2020

A home generator that provides electricity during a power outage. It is connected to a propane gas supply.The clouds seem to be parting a bit more often and allowing the sun to peek through every once in a while. It certainly isn’t time to go sunbathing but you can tell that spring is trying to break through the leftover winter weather. However, this doesn’t mean that we are completely in the clear. April is supposed to be one of our wettest seasons of the year which can create a risk for things like flooding. Likewise, a bad storm could present problems like down power lines.

What we are getting at here is that weather can be unpredictable and disruptive when you least expect it. And, especially with how much extra time most of us are spending at home, it is important to make sure that you will be able to stay comfortable even if something happens, like the power getting cut off. One way to ensure you stay safe and comfortable while at home is to invest in a  whole house generator.

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What Goes Into Electrical Maintenance?

Monday, March 30th, 2020

electrical-components-and-toolsThe systems around your home require maintenance if you want them to run well. Whether this means clearing the dust out of your home desktop computer tower, cleaning out the fridge, or getting AC maintenance services, maintenance is an important part of keeping things working the way you want, and your electrical system is no exception.

Having maintenance done on your electrical system is important not just for the sake of your monthly utility bills but also for the well-being of your appliances. If a part of your system isn’t working right it can damage an essential appliance. Let’s take a moment to look at what goes maintaining all things electrical in Coeur d’Alene, ID and why you should schedule your next check-up sooner than later.

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Do You Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

gas-jets-of-furnace-ignitingYou’ve noticed that lately, you haven’t been feeling all that hot. There have been headaches, nausea, and just overall fatigue… and you aren’t sure why. That is, you aren’t sure until your CO detector starts going off.

A gas leak within your home is a serious and dangerous problem. And it is also one that can originate within your furnace. We don’t want you to be afraid of using your heater when we say this–as long as it is well taken care of you should be alright. However, if you own an aging furnace and you haven’t scheduled maintenance or repairs in a while, we need to talk! Why? Because the incident described above is avoidable with a timely furnace repair in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

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Remodeling Your Home? Beware These Safety Hazards!

Monday, May 13th, 2019

outlet-on-wall-with-cord-plugged-inWhen remodeling your home, there are so many factors to take into consideration. For instance, if the renovation includes your kitchen, you have not only appliances and cabinetry to think about, but also your plumbing fixtures and lighting. Or if you’re redoing a family room, you may need to do some rewiring to move an entertainment system.

The one thing many remodeling jobs have in common is that it may require at least a small change to your electrical system. And if you’re doing your remodel without a professional helping, then you could very well run into some safety hazards. For this reason, we highly recommend working with a trained and experienced electrician for a job of this caliber.

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How to Best Prep Your AC for Summer

Monday, April 29th, 2019

two-fenced-in-air-conditioning-condenser-unitsWith temperatures still fairly cool for now, it’s hard to imagine those hot, humid days of summer in our future. But the future is closer than you think. And the last thing you need this summer is to be stuck with a malfunctioning or inefficient air conditioning system.

Now is actually the perfect time to start prepping your air conditioner for summer. The reason for this is because then you have plenty of time to take care of any pending repair or performance needs well before temperatures start rising. It’s convenient for you as you won’t have a disruption in service, and it’s convenient for your schedule as well, since you’ll probably have to wait longer for an appointment in the busier days of summer.

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Common End-Of-Season Electric Heater Repair Needs

Monday, April 15th, 2019

heater-ventAs Mother Nature has proven time and time again, weather can be unpredictable. Sure, we’re officially in the spring season, but does that mean we’ve seen the last of our heater usage? Well, no. Still though, many homeowners are looking forward to warmer temps and as a result, getting ready to shut down their heaters for the season. But, what if repairs are needed for your electric furnace in Coeur d’Alene, ID? Can you just ignore them for now and wait until next fall to take care of them?

We really wouldn’t recommend it. Ignoring any type of heating system problem can cause it to turn into a much bigger issue, leaving you with a broken down heater next fall when you need it the most. Or depending on the circumstances, it could at least be malfunctioning. But, how do you know if you have repair needs that require attention now? Read on to learn some of the sins of a heater malfunction.

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Take Note of These Common Furnace Repairs

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

technician-looking-over-furnaceIf you’re like many Coeur d’Alene homeowners, there’s a good chance you’ve been using a furnace for your winter heating needs. This is, after all, the most common type of residential heating system across the nation. This also means, of course, that our team sees a lot of them and is pro at repairing and servicing furnaces.

Our prompt repair team will get your malfunctioning heater back in good working order. Of course, this means you’d have to know you have repair needs to begin with, and some furnace repair issues can be tricky to spot at first. We’re here to help you detect these problems early on so that our team can get to you ASAP before the problem grows worse and you’re stuck with a completely broken down heater when you need it the most. Read on for a list of warning signs, and if you notice any of these, give us a call!

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What a GFCI Outlet Is (And Why You Should Care)

Monday, December 24th, 2018

A new GFCI electrical outlet.In our previous post, we delved into what exactly can cause your electrical system to get overloaded when you add holiday lights, and talked about the outlets that would most likely be affected by this overload—the GFCI outlet.

The fact is, there have been many changes in the electrical usage of homes throughout the country, with most households consuming at least double the electricity than ever before, even without adding on holiday lights during this time of the year. It’s vital, then, that your electrical wiring and system stays current with this rise in consumption—and this includes outlets.

Should you discover or suspect you need an outlet upgrade or some other type of electrical work, don’t hesitate to contact our team of professionals for electrical services in Coeur d’Alene, ID. In the meantime, read on to learn more about this GFCI outlet, and why you should care about it.

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Could Your Holiday Lights Be Threatening Your Electrical System?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

woman sitting in her home with holiday lights on a tree in the foregroundThe holiday season is well upon us, and if you are like many homeowners in our area, you are likely decorating your home, if you haven’t done so already. Quite often, this means putting up holiday lights in and around your home.

You may be surprised to learn that one of the most frequent calls received by our professional electricians is in regards to outlets and wall switches failing to operate, and tripped circuit breakers. This may include areas such as your bathroom, garage, or even outdoors. And the most common reason for these components not working is due to holiday lights overloading the electrical system. We are, of course, always happy to help you out with professional Coeur d’Alene electrical services should something like this occur in your home, but we’d also like to help you understand what’s going on and what you can do about it.

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