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Learn how to relight pilot light on furnace

How to Relight a Furnace Pilot Light

by vscontent on November 10, 2017

Even if you do your duty and schedule professional furnace maintenance at the beginning of each heating season, furnace problems can still develop. We’ve already discussed some of the most common furnace problems and solutions, but until now, we’ve never provided instructions for relighting your pilot light when it goes out. If your furnace isn’t working, besides checking […]

8 Reasons to Hire Professional Technicians for HVAC Help

8 Reasons to Hire Professional Technicians for HVAC Help

by vscontent on October 20, 2017

Efficient heating and air conditioning is a key part of your Pacific Northwest home. In order to bring you comfort, furnaces and air conditioners contain complicated components that must work in concert. The best way to keep your HVAC appliances working safely and efficiently is to set up a regular maintenance schedule to have your furnace […]

7 Furnace Problems to Watch Out For

7 Common Furnace Problems to Watch Out For

by vscontent on October 13, 2017

A furnace is indispensable in most areas of the country, especially during winter months when the weather becomes unbearably cold. Indeed, your heating system provides you great convenience and makes your home a comfortable place to live in. Without it, you would have to bundle up and huddle around the fireplace just to stay warm. […]

Halloween and Fall Safety for Home and Family

Halloween and Fall Safety Tips for Home and Family

by vscontent on October 6, 2017

There are many real and imagined dangers around Halloween and the in-between period between summer and winter. To help homeowners and their families stay safe for Halloween and the fall season, we’re sharing some tips to prevent fires, carbon monoxide leaks, decorating accidents, and other dangerous scenarios. Additionally, October 8-14 is National Fire Prevention Week, […]

Is There a Burning Smell Coming From My HVAC Vents?

How to Diagnose Burning Smells Coming from HVAC Vents

by vscontent on September 29, 2017

Smell something burning? If it’s not your oven, stove, hair straightener, or iron, it may be coming from your HVAC vents. There is a big difference, however, if the smell comes from your heating or cooling system. Cooling System Burning Smell If the burning smell is coming from your air conditioner: A burning smell coming from the air […]

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3 Easy Furnace Fixes | Common Furnace Problems & Solutions

by vscontent on December 23, 2016

As residents of the Greater Tacoma Area, we all know how cold Washington winters can get. Throughout the year, but especially during the winter, you find that you and your family need to rely on your furnace much more often. As temperatures drop, you can’t have your furnace go down too! If it does happen […]

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Thanksgiving Cooking & Fire Safety from Pacific Air Systems

by vscontent on November 18, 2016

During the holidays, the kitchen truly becomes the heart of the home, but don’t forget that the heat is on! You are three times more likely to have a house fire on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year! It’s important to prepare for the possibility of accidents, especially when there are more people […]

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Carbon Monoxide Hauntings | CO & Furnace Safety

by vscontent on October 28, 2016

Many apparent ghost and haunted house stories can be traced back to a carbon monoxide leak. Before the many dangers of CO poisoning were known, the effects of CO poisoning were often attributed to ghosts and supernatural spirits. In fact, a Halloween episode of This American Life from 2006 recounted a haunted house story that turned out […]

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Furnace FAQ | Answers to Maintenance, Repair & Replacement Questions

by vscontent on October 21, 2016

It’s the season of hayrides and pumpkin spices lattes, which means that homeowners will soon be relying on their heating systems to keep warm and toasty. Unfortunately, your home’s furnace has been lying in the dark, out of sight, out of mind all year. Instead of waiting until the dead of winter, take some time now to […]

National Fire Prevention Week - Smoke Alarm and Heating Safety blog

Smoke Alarm & Heating Safety Tips for National Fire Prevention Week

by vscontent on October 13, 2016

The theme for this year’s National Fire Prevention Week is smoke alarms, specifically “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” Smoke alarms have been the theme for three years in a row: 2014 – “Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month” 2015 – “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep. Every […]