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Oil or Gas Heat: Which Is Best?

November 5, 2019
oil or gas

Today’s heating options are plentiful, but in some areas of the country, homeowners may need to choose primarily between oil or gas heat when it comes to warming up their homes. Our team at Dr. Cool wants you to be well-informed about these two options, so you can make the best decision for you and…

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7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 21, 2019
Horizontal photo of vacuum cleaning inside heater floor vent with Red Oak Floors in background. 7 furnace maintenance tips.

It’s understandable that maintenance tasks often fall by the wayside. Many Buckley homeowners follow the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Everyone is busy and many seemingly more important priorities tend to creep up every month to consume time and money. However, the last thing you want to worry about when the…

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Furnace Filters 101

October 7, 2019
New furnace filter isolated on white background. Furnace filters 101.

Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics we at Dr. Cool think you should know to help it do its job. Its Purpose…

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

September 23, 2019
A silver ventilation tube carrying warm air. When do I know it's time for a new furnace?

It’s easy to moan when you decide that a major appliance or home system needs replacing. After all, these are expensive investments and probably not your favorite way to spend your hard-earned money. Unfortunately, there’s often not a clear-cut message, short of an appliance completely breaking down, that definitively indicates it’s time to buy a…

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Heat Pump Vs. Furnace

January 17, 2019
mother and daughter having a great time thinking about furnaces or heat pumps.

Looking to install a new heater in your home? Your two most popular choices in Sumner, WA, are a heat pump and a furnace.

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Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

December 21, 2018
tech talking with customer in her kitchen

You just discovered there’s a puddle water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water?

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What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

December 14, 2018
Nice young girl pinched her nose because of some very unpleasant smell.

If your furnace is producing a strange scent, you should always treat it with caution. While the cause for the odor may be benign, it could just as easily be harmful to inhale.

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