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Can a Dehumidifier Help Your HVAC System?

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

A heating/cooling vent register on the wall of a home, with open/close leverLet’s put it this way—excess moisture can certainly hurt your Spokane Valley, WA HVAC system, therefore, a whole-house dehumidifier can, in fact, help it.

Consider the facts—humidity is the excess moisture that comes along with our higher summer temperatures that we’re all very familiar with. This excessive humidity makes us uncomfortable, and the only way to relieve this moisture is by lowering the temperature. So, this would likely lead you to turn your air conditioner to the lowest possible setting, right?

Well, unfortunately this makes your air conditioning system work harder, straining it and causing it to accumulate wear and tear faster than it otherwise would have. Plus, it doesn’t do anything to effectively remove the humidity in the air, so you’ll still be uncomfortable anyway.

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Tips for Hiring a Professional Electrician

Monday, July 9th, 2018

electrician working on rewiringHas the time come to upgrade your electrical panel so it can handle more demand? Or maybe you suspect you need rewiring in part, or all, of your home. Whatever your needs are, the single most important thing to keep in mind is that you must hire a professional electrician in Spokane Valley, WA.

After all, you want someone with the right amount of training, expertise, and licensing to get the job done right. But how do you know what you’re getting when you hire an electrician? Do you know what qualities to look for in a professional electrician? Fortunately for you, we’ve provided some guidelines below to help you in your decision of who to hire. Read on to learn more!

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If You Aren’t Ductless Yet, You Could Be Missing Savings

Monday, June 25th, 2018

hand turning on ductless air handler with remoteThese days, you’d be hard pressed to find a homeowner who doesn’t care about efficiency or affordability when it comes to keeping their home comfortable. And if you are as serious as we are about efficiently cooling (or heating) your home, then we have a recommendation for you—ductless heating and air conditioning in Spokane Valley, WA .

If you’ve read our blog before, then you’ve likely seen us talk about the benefits of ductless heating and cooling. Not only will it keep you effectively comfortable in your home, but there are a number of economical advantages of utilizing such a system. Keep reading to learn exactly how having a ductless system installed can save you money.

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Furnace Repairs to Watch Out for This Winter

Monday, November 27th, 2017

furnace repairs watch for winterThere are few appliance problems that are more annoying than that of a broken down furnace in the dead of winter. When you live where we do, it’s vital that you have a fully functional and efficiently working furnace in your home. To accomplish this, you want to make sure that you, first, schedule routine maintenance for your heating system. This is typically best to be scheduled in the beginning of fall, but regularity is more important that time of the year.

After ensuring you’ve had maintenance completed on your heater, you’ll want to make sure you stay on top of any needs for Spokane Valley, WA furnace repair. There are two calls we receive pretty frequently during this time of year—the first is about a furnace that won’t start up, and the second is about a furnace that won’t stop running. Keep reading to learn more about what’s going on inside your furnace if you’re experiencing either of these issues.

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Can Furnace Repairs Be Prevented?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

male technician working on the inside of a furnaceWe would imagine that in the middle of winter, the last thing you want to do is waste time scheduling repairs for your furnace system. You may be surprised to learn that a large portion of the furnace problems we see during the heating season are actually preventable. Furnace issues are understandably frustrating, and in some cases if they’re ignored they can even be dangerous. We want to help you prevent the most serious of Spokane Valley, WA furnace repair services (although, we are the team to call when you need them!)

We can’t go any further without first mentioning the benefit of preventive heating maintenance—it is essential to prolonging the lifespan of your furnace, lowering your heating bills, and possibly preventing repair needs altogether. Keep reading for our tips on how to prevent your furnace from breaking down or performing poorly.

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How Old Is Too Old for an Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-too-oldSummer doesn’t quite impact us like it does other parts of the country—which is almost disappointing considering how chilly our winters can get. However there’s a benefit to easing into summer—it gives homeowners like you plenty of time to prepare, which includes ensuring that your cooling system is prepared for the warmer weather.

But what if your air conditioner isn’t in such great shape? Could it be that you need a Spokane Valley, ID air conditioner replacement? We get that purchasing a new AC system may not be the most ideal way to spend your money, but when your cooling system reaches a certain age, this purchase becomes inevitably. And waiting for it to just break down isn’t the best plan either—what if it completely shuts down in the middle of one of the hottest days of summer?

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Determining if an Electric Heat Pump is Right for You

Monday, February 6th, 2017

determining-if-electric-heat-pump-is-right-for-youThe HVAC systems in your home account for a large majority of your energy consumption—about 50% of all energy costs, actually. Therefore, it’s understandably important to you that you find the most efficient way possible to heat and cool your home. If you are looking for an electric-powered heating and cooling system, then you’d do well to consider a heat pump. And when you’re looking for Spokane Valley, WA heat pump services, you needn’t look any further than our team.

Heat pump systems are a very efficient mean to both heat and cool your home. It functions much like a traditional air conditioning system in that it used the process of heat exchange to transfer heat from one area to another. What makes it different, however, is that not only can it use this process to cool your home in the summer, but also to heat your home in the winter. So instead of needing to rely on multiple systems for your home comfort needs, you have a 2-in-1 solution.

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Help! My Heater is Blowing Cold Air

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Winter is officially here, and with it has come bitterly cold temperatures and snow showers. As such, it’s vital that you have a fully functioning heating system to get you through the next few months. So, if you’ve turned yours on only to discover it is blowing cold air into your Spokane Valley, WA home, then your natural inclination may be to panic.

Before you pick up the phone to dial our number, however, we have a few things for you to check. Keep these following tips in mind if you encounter cold air this winter. Of course, if you do end up needing repairs we will, of course, be there to help, any time of day or night! Whether your issue is an emergency or it’s not, you can count on our team for quality heating repairs.

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Is Your Furnace Air Handler in Good Shape?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

It is almost time to start using our heating systems on a regular basis, and if you are anything like the average homeowner throughout Washington, you likely have a forced-air heating system, such as a furnace, tasked with the job of warming your home this coming winter. Furnaces are highly reliable and efficient system, so long as each of their components is cared for properly.

One of these essential components is the air handler—responsible for the movement of air through your ductwork. Air handlers are different from heating system to heating system, so the air handler used in a heat pump will have different repair requirements than the one in your furnace. Fortunately for you, our team can handle any air handler troubles you may have. Keep reading for a few of the most common problems with this component.

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These 3 Tasks Must Be Done before You Use Your Heater!

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Temperatures are certainly cooling down now, signaling the start of the heating season. This is the time of year when you should be asking yourself if your heater is ready to do its job. The last situation you want to find yourself in is that of a broken down heating system in the dead of winter. Of course, temperatures may not be quite necessitating the use of your heater yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to think about maintaining your heating system.

This is something that should be done well before you actually need to use the heater, as this allows yourself time to have any necessary repairs addressed pre-winter. But what tasks does your HVAC technician perform during maintenance? Why is this service so important? Keep reading for answers to these questions.

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