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Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

February 22, 2020

Energy-efficient homes are more common than ever. Although they provide many benefits, including reducing overall energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint, they come with some disadvantages as well.  What Disadvantages? The most significant disadvantage is poor indoor air quality. Tightly sealed Sumner area homes prevent heated and cooled air from escaping as easily, but…

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Thermostat Troubleshooting

Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

February 10, 2020

If your heating or air conditioning system suddenly stops working in your Sumner home, it’s easy to think the worst. However, sometimes the malfunction is not really caused by your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at all, but actually from a broken thermostat.  Here are some expert tips on checking your thermostat first…

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

January 29, 2020

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Or did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons your furnace may be blowing cold air, and there a few things to check before you need…

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what is a heat pump

What Is a Heat Pump?

January 11, 2020

A heat pump is a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside—instead of generating its own heat like a…

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humidifier

Why Do I Need a Humidifier?

December 28, 2019

Winter is here and with it comes freezing temperatures, frequent illness, and dry indoor air. If you struggle with discomfort during the winter in your Sumner home, you may benefit from investing in a humidification system.  Our professionals at Dr. Cool, Dr. Heat are here to inform you about home humidification, different systems available, and…

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Different Types of Furnaces

What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

December 9, 2019

If you happen to be in the market for a new furnace, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options available. Our professional team at Dr. Cool, Dr. Heat would like to make it a bit easier by providing some basics on the different types of furnaces on the market today. We hope this…

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Clogged Air Filter

The Problem With Clogged Air Filters

November 28, 2019

Busy careers, bustling families, engrossing hobbies, and overwhelming responsibilities keep most people busy day in and day out. It’s understandable why worrying about the clogged air filters in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is probably way down at the bottom of the priority list.  However, our team at Dr. Cool, Inc. wants…

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

7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

October 21, 2019

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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New furnace filter isolated on white background. Furnace filters 101.

Furnace Filters 101

October 7, 2019

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

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

September 23, 2019

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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