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Are There Any Drawbacks to a Ductless Heating System?

January 13th, 2020

blue-question-markYou have different options for home heating in Tacoma, WA when you’re on the market for a new system. We recommend looking into a ductless heating system, which has numerous advantages. One is that a ductless heating system is also a ductless cooling system because it’s designed as a heat pump. You have a two-in-one fix for your comfort concerns. Ductless heat pumps also help save energy, are flexible for homes without ducts or undergoing renovation, and allow for zone heating/cooling.

“So what’s the catch?” You want to hear the bad news. We are honest with our customers because it’s how we can best help them improve conditions in their homes. We’re glad to share with you the reasons that homeowners may decide against a ductless heating and cooling system.

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Resicon Will Be at the Tacoma Home & Garden Show

January 10th, 2020

For those of you who came out to see us at the recent Puyallup Home & Garden Show earlier this month, thank you! For those who couldn’t make it, you have another great opportunity coming up at the end of the month. Resicon LLC will be at the Tacoma Home & Garden Show, January 23–26.

This another fantastic event that we’ve participated in before. Under one roof, you’ll find innovative home improvement products, practical gardening ideas, and chances to shop, save, and compare.

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Resicon LLC Will Be at the Puyallup Home & Garden Show

December 31st, 2019

Puyallup_Home_Garden_Show_2020_1If you are interested in the best in home improvements, remodeling, landscaping, and decorating, then come this January 3–5 to the Puayllup Home & Garden Show. We’re one of the exhibitors at the show, and we’d love to meet with prospective customers!

The Puyallup Home & Garden Show is held in the Showplex at the Washington State Fairgrounds: 110 9th Avenue Southwest, Puyallup, WA 98371. Admission is $8, seniors and military $7, under 17 FREE—and the first hundred attendees each day get in free!

Show Hours

Friday & Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

Resicon LLC is committed to improving the lives of our customers.

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Why Is One Wall Unit in My Ductless System Not Heating?

December 30th, 2019

ductless-air-conditionerThe ductless heating and cooling system (a.k.a. ductless mini split heat pump) has done wonders for many homes that wouldn’t have been able to enjoy central comfort otherwise. Ductless systems are excellent for other purposes as well, such as add-on rooms, home renovation, new home construction, and eliminating hot and cold spots in homes no other HVAC system can reach.

If you enjoy ductless heating in Olympia, WA, we hope you won’t have to call us for repairs during the season. But even the best ductless mini split heat pump can malfunction. During the winter, you may discover that one of the wall units in your home isn’t sending out heat. The good news is that you won’t have to worry about losing heat in the rest of the house while this one is broken. The bad news is that you still need that one unit fixed!

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Is It Dangerous to Have a Fuse Box in My House?

December 16th, 2019

electricianIf you open the electrical panel for your house, what do you see inside? If it’s a series of switches, then you have a breaker box. If you see a set of circular colored knobs, you have a fuse box.

Chances are good that you already knew you had a fuse box before you looked. After all, you landed on this page because you’re wondering if an old fuse box is still safe to have in your house and whether or not you should arrange for Tacoma, WA, electrical services to have it upgraded. We can provide some answers to these questions to help understand when it’s time for an electrical panel replacement.

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Resicon Will Be at the 35th Annual Trends Conference & Trade Show

December 6th, 2019

We’re glad to announce that Resicon LLC will be at the 35th Annual Trends Rental Housing Management Conference this coming Tuesday, December 10. We are participating as an exhibitor.

The Trends Rental Housing Management Conference & Trade Show is the largest single-day rental housing ownership and management conference/trade show on the West Coast. This conference offers many benefits for people in the housing rental industry: networking, finding new businesses and new partners, enlarging your contact list, and discovering new technology. The schedule for the day includes workshops taught by the best local, regional and national presenters.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, December 10

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Washington State Convention Center

Address: 705 Pike St., Seattle, WA, 98101

We hope to see you there!

Resicon LLC is committed to improving the lives of our customers. Request a free consultation today.

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4 Signs Your Ductless Heating Needs Fixing

December 2nd, 2019

ductless-system-with-technicianWe’re advocates of ductless heating in Tacoma, WA. Ductless mini split heat pumps give homes excellent cooling and heating around the year at an affordable price, and they’re flexible enough to fit the newest and the oldest homes. We’re proud to install the finest Mitsubishi ductless mini split systems—and we repair them as well. We know that, no matter how well a new Mitsubishi system is installed and how well we care for it, it may still run into malfunctions at some point.

We’ve provided a list of 4 signs that your ductless system needs our repair assistance. Don’t hesitate to call us when you encounter problems. With a ductless system, you often will only lose heating or cooling in one part of your home during the repair process. It’s another one of the benefits of having a ductless mini split in your house.

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Resicon is Now BPI Accredited!

November 18th, 2019

affiliates_bpiWe are proud to announce that Resicon LLC now has BPI accreditation!

What does that mean? When it comes to improving the lives of our customers, it means plenty.

The Building Performance Institute Inc. (BPI) was founded in 1993 to respond to a crisis in poor home energy performance in the US. Far too many older homes suffered from air leaks and energy loss, creating a rise in bills and a drop in comfort. BPI is now the premier standards development and credentialing organization for residential energy auditing and upgrade work in the country. BPI is accredited by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI) as a certifying body for the Energy Auditor professional certification.

This is a unique honor for us at Resicon LLC. Not every HVAC contractor is BPI accredited. We went through a rigorous process, including testing, to obtain this certification. By becoming accredited, we’ve shown we have a full understanding of how HVAC systems interact with other building systems and the best way to improve overall efficiency and performance. We’re here to pass on our skill, knowledge, and training to the benefit of our customers.

Resicon LLC serves the Greater Tacoma Area. We are committed to improving our customers’ lives.

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Why You Should Consider a Heat Pump

November 18th, 2019

house-hot-coldWe love helping our customers, and sometimes they help us back. Recently, one of our repeat customers who has sent referrals our way brought our attention to this article from the New York Times. It’s not often you see important HVAC discussions happening in a newspaper, let alone the Paper of Record. The article addresses a topic that’s important to us: the usefulness of a heat pump.

We often encourage customers to look into a heat pump as an alternative to the standard AC-and-furnace model. A heat pump works as both a cooling system and heating system in one, which is a great convenience. But there’s more to it than that. The NYT article is accurate about some of the tremendous benefits of a heat pump and why most homeowners should consider one. We’ll go over some of these points in detail because heat pumps truly are as good, or even better, than they sound.

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What You Need to Know About the HCFC Phaseout

November 6th, 2019

EPA-logoThe United States has committed to reducing ozone-depleting substances to help protect the environment. As part of this commitment, chemical refrigerants made from hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are set to be completely phased-out from use by January 1, 2020—only a few months away.

What does this mean for you? If you have an older air conditioning system that uses R-22 refrigerant, a.k.a. HCFC-22, it means plenty. For many decades, R-22 was the most common refrigerant blend used in air conditioning equipment. Newer AC models built since the start of the phaseout use an ozone-safe refrigerant blend call R-410A. You can check which type your air conditioning system uses by looking on the metal plate on the back of the condenser cabinet. It will have either R-22 or R-410A clearly marked.

If you have an R-410A air conditioner, then you’re in good shape for the future. If you have an R-22 air conditioner, there’s more you need to know.

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