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How to Reset Power If Your Furnace Won’t Turn On

by vscontent on January 19, 2018

If your furnace won’t turn on, check the power first. Your HVAC system is hooked up to the electric system. Check the main fuse box or circuit breaker and make sure the furnace master switch is on. Electrical Panels: Circuit Breaker vs Fuse Box  Although you probably have an electrical panel and not a fuse […]

Furnace Rust Causes & Solutions

How to Prevent Furnace Rust | Causes & Solutions

by vscontent on November 24, 2017

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 such as rust and corrosion. You may be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are HVAC Service Contracts Worth It?

Are HVAC Maintenance Plans Worth It? | Residential Energy Savings Club

by vscontent on September 15, 2017

With everybody leading busy lives, including yourself, you know how hard it is to remember to set up important appointments. From dentist appointments to car and HVAC tune-ups, neglecting regular maintenance almost always leads to more expensive costs down the road. Are HVAC Maintenance Plan Worth It? The short answer is yes! Just like your car […]

Have you gone over your home safety checklist? - Safe Home - Building Safety Month

Home Safety Checklist for Building Safety Month

by vscontent on May 12, 2017

May is National Building Safety Month. As we transition into the warmer months, it’s important to be aware of some of the main hazards in and around the home, including your air conditioning and HVAC system. Home safety is our #1 priority at Pacific Heating & Cooling. Here is a home safety checklist you can […]

HVAC electrical safety - ESFI Electrical Safety Month

How to Prevent HVAC Electrical Problems | Electrical Safety Month

by vscontent on May 5, 2017

May is National Electrical Month! Each year the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), a non-profit organization committed to promoting electrical safety in our homes, schools, and businesses, puts together a national campaign to save lives and educate citizens. The theme for 2017 is “Decoding the NEC to Prevent Shock and Electrocution.” This annual campaign offers […]

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3 Easy Ways to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs

by vscontent on February 24, 2017

Who doesn’t want to save money and energy? Here are 3 of the easiest (and cheapest) ways you can make your home more efficient and cut heating and cooling costs all year. If you go over these simple steps, you can easily cut your annual HVAC bill by up to 50%! That translates to hundreds of extra […]

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The Proper Humidity Level in the Home and How to Control It

by vscontent on January 13, 2017

This winter, we’ve been hearing one word a lot from our customers: humidity. Homeowners want to know how to keep their home comfortable, at the healthiest level of humidity, in order to prevent the build-up of mold and moisture problems on one end and static electricity, dryness, and damage on the other. You may think […]