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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 […]

Gas Furnace Lifespans Compared to Other Heating Systems

Furnace Lifespans Compared to Other Heating Systems

by vscontent on December 29, 2017

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 long as it does. […]

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 […]

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. In order to keep your furnace efficient and effective, regular maintenance is required. In addition to preventing problems down the road, annual furnace maintenance also keeps your warranties in effect. But, while fall furnace maintenance […]

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 […]