Furnace Lifespans Compared to Other Heating Systems

by Pacific Heating
12/29/2017 - Tacoma, WA
When your furnace starts aging and developing strange tics and idiosyncrasies, you may start wondering how long it will be before you need to find a replacement.Your furnace works hard every winter and then sits idle for the rest of the year. It’s quite remarkable that it lasts for as l...

Introduction to Different Types of Heating Systems

by Pacific Heating
12/22/2017 - Tacoma, WA
Having a lot of options can lead to stress on the part of the consumer. A person can wonder, am I making the right choice? What brand or company should I trust? Did I pay too much? Will I be happy with my purchase in the long term?When making an important and costly decision such as buy...

How to Read an Electric and Gas Meter

by Pacific Heating
12/15/2017 - Tacoma, WA
Your electric meter keeps track of how much electricity your home uses. Your gas meter measures how much gas your home uses.By learning how to read and understand your electric and gas meters, you can track and monitor how much energy you are consuming.Actual vs Estimated Meter Readings...

Common Electrical Problems with Heat Pumps

by Pacific Heating
12/8/2017 - Tacoma, WA
A heat pump is a great alternative to other HVAC systems such as gas furnaces and boilers, providing cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. They are basically air conditioners that can reverse themselves to provide heating as well.While they are great alternatives to furnaces,...

Furnace and Boiler Retrofit Options

by Pacific Heating
12/1/2017 - Tacoma, WA
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, space heating is the largest energy expense in the average U.S. home, accounting for around 45% of energy bills. If you are looking for ways to reduce your home’s energy use, the best place to look is your heating system.Furnace and boiler ret...

How to Prevent Furnace Rust | Causes & Solutions

by Pacific Heating
11/24/2017 - Tacoma, WA
A furnace is a reliable and energy-efficient way to provide heating for Pacific Northwest homes. Proper maintenance (annual fall furnace tune-ups) can help a furnace last a long time, but wear and tear eventually takes its toll. As your furnace ages, you may start to notice problems suc...

How to Winterize Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit

by Pacific Heating
11/17/2017 - Tacoma, WA
When the temperatures drop and you are enjoying the cozy heating, don’t forget about your air conditioning system. Spring and summer will be here before you know it—don’t let your expensive AC system falter.While these winter air conditioning maintenance tips will help protect your unit...

How to Relight a Furnace Pilot Light

by Pacific Heating
11/10/2017 - Tacoma, WA
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 religh...

Why You Should Hire an HVAC Specialist for New Home Inspection

by Pacific Heating
11/3/2017 - Tacoma, WA
While a home inspection is standard and crucial before closing the deal on a new home, we highly recommend scheduling a separate HVAC inspection from a 3rd party that is completely independent from the buying process.HVAC systems are probably the most under-inspected part of the home in...

Heat Pump FAQ | Common Questions About Heat Pumps

by Pacific Heating
10/27/2017 - Tacoma, WA
Despite the fact that heat pumps are used to provide cooling in the majority of homes, there are still many questions and misconceptions about them.For instance, the term “heat pump” generally refers to an HVAC system that provides both cooling and heating, even though an air conditioner is technica...

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