Tips & Tricks

Woman covering her nose due to the smoking smell coming from her heat pump.

Why Does My Heat Pump Smell Like It’s Burning?

March 5, 2019

Most of these reasons you may smell burning aren’t serious and don’t require that call to the fire department. But smelling a burning smell isn’t something to ignore.

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Gas Fireplaces—Staying Safe

February 28, 2019

Gas fireplaces, as you may already know, are a great way to keep warm. If you feel like cozying up next to a fire, all you have to do is pull the switch or push the button, sit back, and relax.

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Four Factors to Consider When Buying a Heat Pump

February 8, 2019

So you’re looking to invest in a heat pump. You’re not alone––many Americans are making the switch. In this article, we will tell you why.

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The word SAVE on a digital room thermostat wearing wooly hat.

Thermostats 101

January 22, 2019

Thermostats are the brains of the HVAC system. They facilitate heating and cooling so the temperature in your house is where you want it to be.

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mother and daughter having a great time thinking about furnaces or heat pumps.

Heat Pump Vs. Furnace

January 17, 2019

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

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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Nice young girl pinched her nose because of some very unpleasant smell.

What’s That Smell Coming From My Furnace?

December 14, 2018

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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How Can I Get My Heat Pump to Last Longer?

November 19, 2018

The average air-source heat pump lasts around 15 years. An HVAC unit’s lifespan is dependent on several factors, including its design and overall quality.

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