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Myths About Ductless Heat Pumps—Here’s the Truth

Monday, February 10th, 2020

ductless-heat-pump-mitsubishiWe love helping customers discover the usefulness of ductless heat pumps in Tacoma, WA. We know the numerous benefits that ductless heating and cooling can offer homeowners, especially for people who never thought they could enjoy central heating and cooling in their homes without having to make extensive and expensive remodeling changes.

However, ductless heat pumps are still not widespread enough that they can overcome several myths people have about them. Ductless systems have conquered Europe and Japan, but in the US they still have to deal with misunderstandings that often stop homeowners who would otherwise benefit from making the change.

We want to put to rest the biggest of these myths …

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Are There Any Drawbacks to a Ductless Heating System?

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

Monday, 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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4 Signs Your Ductless Heating Needs Fixing

Monday, 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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Why You Should Consider a Heat Pump

Monday, 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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How Can a Heat Pump Provide Heat in Winter?

Monday, October 7th, 2019

sun-and-snowflake-badgeWe are big proponents of heat pumps for our customers’ homes. These HVAC systems are a fantastic two-in-one way to enjoy comfort around the year. During the summer, a heat pump operates just like an air conditioner: refrigerant circulates to remove heat from the house and then release it outdoors. Then, with just an adjustment on the thermostat, the heat pump changes into a heater. Now the refrigerant moves heat from outside the home and brings it inside. Presto! Warmth for the winter.

“Wait a second …” we can hear you saying. “It makes sense that a heat pump can remove heat from indoors on a summer. But how is it drawing heat from outdoors during the winter? It’s cold out there!”

Without a doubt, this is the number one fact about heat pumps customers find confusing. But believe it or not, heat pumps can provide enough heat for a home in Tacoma to enjoy a cozy winter every day and night. We’ll explain this minor miracle of comfort technology.

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Upgrade to LED Lights for a More Eco-Friendly House

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

lightbulb-LED-100-dollar-billsOne of the most important jobs we do as electricians in Tacoma, WA is to help our customers go green—or greener. We are an eco-friendly company invested in the best in green technology, and providing eco-friendly solutions to our customers is part of our mission. Green technology is not just good for the planet, it’s good for your pocketbook!

One of the simplest ways you can make your house more eco-friendly is to arrange for an indoor and outdoor lighting upgrade to replace old incandescent and florescent lights with new LED light bulbs. Light-emitting diode illumination is becoming common across the nation and for many good reasons. LEDs have almost no downsides at all, and the rewards are tremendous.

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Aluminum Wiring Is a Threat in Your Home

Monday, August 26th, 2019

wires-and-breakersElectrical wiring in houses has gone through many changes since electricity first became a regular part of home construction. We understand if you don’t think much about your home’s wiring—after all, it’s out of sight, and as long as the electric fixtures are working and you aren’t experiencing serious trouble, it won’t seem like there’s anything to worry about.

But your home may have outdated aluminum wiring—and this is a potential fire hazard. We strongly recommend you call us for electrical services in Tacoma, WA to rewire the parts of your house with aluminum wiring or create other fixes that will help keep your family safe.

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More Fires on the Horizon—Protect Your Home With an Air Purifier!

Friday, 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.

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How Do We Deal With Airborne Allergens This Season?

Tuesday, 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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