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HVAC Vancouver: How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Winter in Vancouver, Washington, can change from cool to cold very quickly, and you may notice your home changing with it. The last thing you want to happen in the winter is an issue with your heating system. Luckily, there are ways to put yourself in the best position to have a warm winter, and it all has to do with how you prepare. You should start thinking about how to prepare your home to withstand the winter weather before the temperature begins to drop. Snow and freezing temps can wreak havoc on your home if you don’t take the […]

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Does a Gas Furnace Need Electricity? (And 5 Other Questions to Answer Before Winter)

Sometimes it feels as if summer has barely arrived and yet it’s fleeting away so quickly that it’s nearly time for your fall HVAC inspection, just in time to prepare for the cooler winter months. But how well did your home heating system really work last year? Were some rooms much warmer than others? Was it turned up on high and yet everyone still needed to walk around in sweatshirts? Was your bill exorbitant despite using your heating system sparingly? These winter HVAC issues are not uncommon. In fact, they are some of the most reported issues that prompt homeowners […]

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When is it Time to Buy a New Furnace?

Modern high efficiency furnaces use at least 30% less energy and fossil fuel than furnaces of the past, meaning swapping out old models for new technology would cut energy bills and lower your home’s carbon footprint. The U.S. government even offers tax credits to homeowners who install high-efficiency heating and cooling systems. As global oil and natural gas costs rise and sources diminish, it’s time to audit your home’s future energy consumption. How Gas Furnaces Work Forced-air heating systems are controlled by a thermostat that detects changes in room temperature. When the thermostat reads below a set temperature, it alerts […]

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