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The Different Types of Air Quality Contaminants

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.

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How Do We Deal With Airborne Allergens This Season?

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.

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5 Reasons to Avoid DIY Electrical Work

May 6th, 2019

electricianWho 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:

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How to Tell It’s Time for Heat Pump Replacement

April 22nd, 2019

ac-unitYour 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:

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AC Maintenance Is Like a Glass of Water in the Morning

April 8th, 2019

ac-maintenanceThey 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:

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Visit Resicon LLC at the Washington State Spring Fair

April 2nd, 2019

Through April 11th to the 14th, Resicon LLC will be at the Washington State Spring Fair’s local home show. You can find us at the Mattress Firm Showplex Booth #7735.

Working on a home improvement project? We have representatives on site to give pricing, bids, and to answer any of your questions.

Plus, we’ll have brochures, giveaways, and information on incredible new spring rebates.

There’s plenty to see, so stop on by and check out some of our displays:

  • Mitsubishi Single Head Display
  • Panasonic Indoor Air Quality Display
  • Sanden Heat Pump Hot Water Heater Display

Buy your tickets to the Spring Fair today and come visit our booth!

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Everything You Need to Know About Electrical Panels

March 25th, 2019

working-on-electrical-panelIn order for your home to manage the load of all your electronics, you need an electrical panel that can handle it. But what exactly is an electrical panel?

Breaker panels, fuse boxes, circuit breakers… You may have heard these names before, and while there are some differences between them, they’re often used to refer to the electrical panel.

In this post, we’ll break down exactly what an electrical panel is and why you should be thinking about yours.

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When Is It Time to Replace Your Heat Pump?

March 11th, 2019

blue-question-markHeat pumps are remarkable in that their expected lifespan can be as long as 20 years, if not more. That’s a whole two decades using the same system! Not only that, but they’re used throughout both the heating and cooling seasons—they don’t get a break for half of the year like a standard central AC or furnace would.

So, when the time finally does come for your heat pump to retire, it might catch you off guard. But don’t let it stop you—replacing your heat pump at the perfect time will help you save hundreds of dollars. Here’s how:

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12 Reasons You Might Need Home Rewiring

February 25th, 2019

wires-and-breakersDo you remember the last time your home was rewired? It doesn’t have to be often. However, finding the “right” time to rewire isn’t always straightforward. Although copper wiring can last between 40 to 100 years, that’s not the same as the actual wiring job itself. A poorly wired home may need attention far sooner than expected.

In general, we suggest having your home inspected every 10 years. However, if you have any reason to suspect that your home needs rewiring before then—or if you’re confident that you really don’t need rewiring—we think you can benefit from consulting our list of rewiring issues:

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How LED Lighting Can Be Used Around the Home

February 11th, 2019

led-lightingIn our current year, one of the most important Olympia, WA electrical services you can have performed is an LED lighting upgrade.

You may have already heard all the benefits of LED lighting. They save energy, they’re safer, and they have limitless potential for customization. But all of that doesn’t really help you with envisioning just how these lights can be used.

In this post, we’ll go over some of the applications you can use LED lights for, in both the indoors and outdoors.

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