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Call for Heating Repairs if You Notice These Things

December 10th, 2018

We service lots of homes after their heating system faces a major system breakdown due to extended repair needs, but there are ways to tell if you need heating repairs before these problems become so drastic. Now that we’re really experiencing cold weather, it’s likely that you’ve already run your heater a considerable amount this season. Problems from the previous winter might have even reared their ugly head again—now isn’t the time to ignore these issues.

Many homeowners overlook the subtle changes in their system that act as warning signs of a heater repair need. We’ve listed some of the biggest signs below for this reason. If you read this list and discover that you’re due for heating system repairs, contact our team. We’re a locally owned and operated business that’s served both Clark and Cowlitz counties for more than 40 years.

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Is it Time for a New Heating System?

November 26th, 2018

Burner-AssemblyThe winter conditions are quickly settling in here in Vancouver, if you’ve noticed any troubles with your heating system, it might be time to replace your system. Many homeowners are hesitant to replace their entire heating system because it’s a time-consuming and expensive process, but we can assure you that if it’s really time to replace then it’s more than worthwhile to do so.

Our team here is helpful, to we can guide you through the process and set you up with the best financing available to make this possible. We have the best heating services in Vancouver, WA so if you want quality services that you know you can count, contact our team.

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How to Boost Your Heater’s Efficiency

November 12th, 2018

Young smiling woman sitting on sofa and looking up while drinking hot tea. Young brunette woman thinking at home in a leisure time. Happy girl relaxing at home on a bright winter morning.If you could increase your home comfort and lower your heating bill at the same time, wouldn’t you? There are many simple steps you can take to boost your heating system’s efficiency this fall and winter here in Vancouver. When you need residential heating services in Vancouver, WA we’re the right team to call. We understand what you need because we’re a business with more than 40 years of experience in the area. We go above and beyond the expected.

We rely heavily on our heating systems here, so make sure that you’re getting the best possible service possible. If you’d like to boost your HVAC efficiency, here’s how you can do so.

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Should I Install a New Furnace This Fall?

October 29th, 2018

FurnaceIt’s finally fall! Which means everyone gets to engage in their favorite fall activity: taking stock of their furnace! What? That isn’t your favorite fall activity? Well, you should do it anyway. Fall is the time when people start to rely on their furnaces on a daily basis to keep their homes comfortable. That means that before you start using yours, you should make sure that it’s in the best possible shape. If your furnace isn’t up to keeping your home warm and comfortable over the next several months, then it’s a pretty good idea to replace it now. Otherwise, you might run the risk of a serious problem developing in your old system midway through the season. Follow the tips below to help you decide whether or not now is the time to consult with a technician about replacing your furnace.

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Why is My Heat Pump Not Cooling?

October 15th, 2018

Heat-PumpWe’re getting pretty close to the start of heating season, but we may still have some warmer days between now and when the temperature starts to seriously drop. If you’ve tried to use your heat pump to cool your home a bit in the last couple weeks, and it was having trouble cooling properly, you may be wondering why. The best way to find out what’s wrong with your heat pump, and get it fixed, is to have a professional technician examine it for you. While you’re waiting for your technician to arrive, though, check out some of the more common reasons why your heat pump might be malfunctioning.

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The Role of Ductwork in your Home Comfort System

October 1st, 2018

Duct-CleaningWhen you think about climate control in your home, you probably think a lot about your air conditioner or heater, right? That’s all well and good. Those systems do pull the majority of the weight when it comes to keeping your home comfortable. That’s not the entire ball of wax, though. There are other parts of the system that need to be in top shape for your climate control to work properly. Let’s take a look at a key part of your home’s climate control system: your ducts, and how you can make sure that they work to your benefit.

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Air Conditioning Problems You Should Watch for This Summer

September 17th, 2018

Air-ConditionersWe may be coming to the end of summer soon, but we have a couple more weeks of warm weather still to get through. You’re probably still using your air conditioner on a fairly regular basis to keep cool throughout the day, and that means you have a greater chance of the system developing issues. If you want to keep your air conditioner in good shape and finish out the summer strong, you should keep an eye out for early signs that the system is in need of repairs.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Frozen Over?

September 3rd, 2018

Frozen-ACIt may seem like a good thing to have ice on your air conditioner during a hot summer day. That means that it’s working well, right? Wrong, unfortunately. Ice on your air conditioner is actually a sign that the system is dealing with a problem. While that problem may be little more than a nuisance at first, it can cripple the entire system if it isn’t dealt with in-time. Have a look below at what causes air conditioner ice, and how you can stop it.

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Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Shape with These Tips

August 20th, 2018

air-conditioner-techStress isn’t a good thing for anyone, and it’s not good for your air conditioner either! Unfortunately, your air conditioning system is put under a lot of stress while you’re using it to combat the summer heat. We’re not saying you should avoid using your air conditioner. What good is it if you’re not going to use it? What we are saying, though, is that you should take some steps to make sure that your air conditioner is as healthy as possible over the next few months. The following are just a few of the better ways to keep your air conditioner in top condition this summer.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Frozen Over?

August 6th, 2018

Frozen-ACIt may seem like a good thing to have your air conditioner ice over on a hot day. Unfortunately, the exact opposite is true. Air conditioner ice is symptom of a serious issue in the system, one that will need to be corrected before it can be restored to proper operation.

If your air conditioner is frozen over, read on to find out more about why it happens and what you can do to deal with it.

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