July 15th, 2019
Ductless air conditioning systems are popular in many parts of the world, such as Japan and Europe. They have started to make a larger impact in the US, where they are often installed in hotels and restaurants. More homeowners are discovering the benefits of using ductless mini split systems rather than the conventional split system air conditioners that send cooled air into a network of ducts.
If you’re reading this, a ductless mini split heat pump is probably already on your radar. You’re thinking about making a ductless system your next HVAC installation. We think this is a great idea. However, there are a few important facts we want you to know before you make a solid decision.
July 1st, 2019
An outdated outlet.
The three-pronged outlet has been the standard in homes for a good stretch. These grounded outlets are simply better all around for household safety.
But having three-pronged outlets isn’t the end point when it comes to your home’s electrical safety. If you don’t have GFCI outlets in key parts of your house, we recommend calling our electricians in Kent, WA and scheduling installation to upgrade the old outlets.
June 17th, 2019
The lighting in a house may seem straightforward, but the lights are all part of a complex electrical system. When you notice problems with your lighting, please don’t assume the problem may simply be with a bulb or fixture. These issues may point toward trouble in other parts of the electrical system. Call on a licensed electrical contractor to investigate and find out what might need repairs.
June 3rd, 2019
When you’re looking for a reputable electrician in Auburn, WA to perform repairs or services in your home, you might run into what’s called “choice overload.” This is the phenomenon of having so many available options that it becomes difficult to choose anything at all. This is quite common nowadays since a simple internet search for “electrician” can give you so many results.
However, you can severely reduce the pain of choice overload by narrowing down your options. There are several “good signs” that an electrician can possess that can assure you they’re the real deal, such as their credentials, the way they present themselves, and the services they offer.
You should remove any electrician from your list who doesn’t have these qualities:
May 31st, 2019
Washington is looking at a busy wildfire season this year. So far, it has already brought 170 fires.
And where there’s fire, there’s smoke!
Just because you’re not directly near the fires doesn’t mean the smoke cannot reach your community. As the CDC notes, this smoke is a mixture of gas and particles that can “Hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.”
Unfortunately, it seems like there will be many more fires this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t protect your home.
Devices like the Air Scrubber by Aerus can go a long way in helping restore your indoor breathing air. These are electronic, unobtrusive devices that can clean, deodorize, and purify your air.
May 20th, 2019
Despite your best efforts to cool and heat your home or business, that’s only half of the comfort equation. The other half is none other than indoor air quality. If your air quality isn’t at optimal levels, it can have detrimental effects on the inhabitants of your home or building.
Poor air quality can do nothing more than make your air feel a little stuffy and stale, but in other cases, it can be bad enough to cause long-term health issues. In this post, we’ll explain what poor air quality really is, how it’s caused, and what you can do about it.
May 7th, 2019
In 2015, it was found that 75% of allergy sufferers opt to take an over the counter or prescription medication for their allergies—and that was at an increase from 66% in 2009!
Taking more and more allergy medications certainly can’t be the solution to our allergy issues, right? Yet, here we are buying up them all up year after year.
A better solution would be to eliminate the source of the allergens. “Treat the cause, not the symptom!”
But what if the source of your allergens is your furry companion? After all, the pet dander produced by the family dog or cat is one of the biggest sources of allergens in the home (not to mention the dust they bring in from the outside).
Or, what if the source of the allergens is the location of your home? No reasonable being would uproot their family just because of some seasonal allergies.
That’s where air cleaners come in.
May 6th, 2019
Who can resist a fun do-it-yourself project?
But unless you’re a retired electrician, you’re not going to feel 100% confident in your DIY electrical work. No matter how in-depth that online guide or video was, it’s no substitute for the electrical needs presented by your home. Plus, several other factors could influence the work that needs to be done on your home.
The problem with faulty electrical work is that it doesn’t always present itself immediately. It might take repeated use of the system before the faulty work ends up creating a problem.
To give yourself true peace of mind—not just temporarily—we suggest nothing less than working with a professional electrician in Olympia, WA.
Here are 5 reasons why:
April 22nd, 2019
Your average heat pump should last about 15 to 20 years. So, if it’s finally time for you to replace yours, then we have good news for you:
Heat pump technology has changed a lot over the decades. You’ll be able to get a much more efficient replacement unit!
But before we get ahead of ourselves, we should find out if you actually need AC replacement in Puyallup, WA. There’s no reason to replace your heat pump too early. Likewise, replacing it too late means having to incur some unnecessary expenses.
Here are some signs that you need heat pump replacement:
April 8th, 2019
They say that the best way to start off your day is with 16 ounces of water. This helps kickstart your metabolism, flushes out toxins, helps your brain operate at its full potential, and recover the fluids you’ve lost through the night.
When it comes to air conditioning maintenance, it’s not so different. That tune-up is sort of like a big glass of water to set your AC right for the rest of the summer. Instead of being a daily occurrence, a tune-up is something you only need once a year, but it has a similar effect. Allow us to explain: