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The Sanden CO2 Heat Pump Water Heater or “SANCO2”. The Alternative to Electric Water Heaters

January 14th, 2019

sanden-sanco2-heat-pump-water-heaterAfter heating and cooling, the water heater makes up the second largest use of energy in your home. It’s hard to believe that so much of our money must go toward a basic necessity. Imagine how much you could save if heating water simply cost less.

Fortunately, Sanden is making that dream a reality with their heat pump water heaters. The SANCO₂ heat pump water heater will allow you to use 70% less electricity than you would with a regular electric water heater.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Heat Pumps

January 14th, 2019

ductless-heat-pumpHeat pumps aren’t new technology, but they’ve been growing in popularity in the US for some years now. Many people know that heat pumps have cooling and heating features, improved efficiency, and a substantial life expectancy. Even so, we still get plenty of questions about them. Here are just a few of them answered for you:

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3 of Your Ductless Heat Pump Questions Answered

December 31st, 2018

mitsubishi-ductless-systemWhen you provide HVAC services in Tacoma for as long as we have, you start hearing the same questions get asked. Many of them are about ductless heat pumps. Although growing in popularity since the 2000s, people still have many questions about how these devices work and what makes them special. In this post, we’ll go over just three of them.

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Resicon LLC at the Tacoma Home + Garden Show

December 21st, 2018

This year, Resicon LLC is part of the Tacoma Home + Garden Show, and we’d love to see you there.

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Upgrading to LED Lighting: What to Expect 

December 17th, 2018

recessed-led-lightingLED bulbs won’t break when dropped, they won’t burn out nearly as quickly, and they can do everything an incandescent bulb can do—and more. It’s no wonder more homeowners are having their lighting systems upgraded for LEDs.

But upgrading your entire lighting system can’t be an easy process, can it? You might be wondering if going through the trouble is really going to be worth it. We’ll give you a few reasons to believe that it is:

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5 Eco-Friendly Features of Ductless Heat Pumps

December 3rd, 2018

green-houseAs HVAC technology advances, manufacturers are finding more ways to increase the efficiency of air conditioners and heaters. With that comes greater opportunities for making these devices more eco-friendly.

Ductless mini split heat pumps are spearheading these advancements. Thanks to their design and engineering, they’re able to keep homeowners comfortable and free of a guilty conscience. Here are five ways these heat pumps are creating an eco-friendly future:

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What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Leaks and Detectors

November 19th, 2018

co-detectorCarbon monoxide leaks are the silent killer in your home. So that’s why you’ll most commonly hear carbon monoxide detectors being brought up in conversations about gas furnaces.

But the truth is that you need a carbon monoxide detector in your home for any natural gas-using appliance in your home, such as water heaters, ovens, and stoves.

In this post, we’ll clear the air on carbon monoxide leaks, as well as how to ensure that your carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.

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Why Are Homeowners Switching to Heat Pumps?

November 5th, 2018

ductless-heatpump-outdoor-unitThere are various heaters out on the market, from furnaces, to boilers, to infrared heaters, and so much more. Each has its own methods of operating, and they come with unique pros and cons. Even with all of those pros and cons factored in, however, HVAC seems to be culminating toward one system in particular:

The ductless heat pump.

After all, they’ve been long-time favorites in countries like Japan and Europe. Now, we see more and more new homeowners in Tacoma, WA relying on heat pumps. We’ll explain some of the reasons why down below.

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How Inverter Technology is Changing Heat Pumps for Good

October 22nd, 2018

When it comes to air conditioning and heating, many opt for forced-air systems. These are systems like central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps.

While central ACs and furnaces have done a fine job of serving the needs of homeowners for decades, heat pumps outdo them in two areas: efficiency and versatility. Despite this fact, however, heat pumps still had much to improve on.

But now, thanks to inverter-driven variable speed compressors, heat pumps are even better than they used to be. We’ll go over all the details below by explaining what inverter technology does, how it helps raise efficiency, and more.

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Ductless Heat Pumps Are A Great Choice for the Cold Season

October 8th, 2018

blue-question-markDuctless mini-split heat pumps are miraculous little machines with both heating and cooling functions. They’re very common in countries like Japan and in parts of Europe, and they’re only getting more popular in the United States.

However, some people doubt the ability of heat pumps to work efficiently in colder weathers. While that may be true for temperatures that frequently reach near 0 degrees, heat pumps are more than capable of providing adequate heating to homes in Washington. Not only that, but they come with a few other benefits.

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