Resicon LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tacoma’

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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3 of Your Ductless Heat Pump Questions Answered

Monday, 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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Why Are Homeowners Switching to Heat Pumps?

Monday, 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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Ductless Heat Pumps Are A Great Choice for the Cold Season

Monday, 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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Need a New Heater? Try A Ductless Heat Pump

Monday, September 24th, 2018

ductless-heat-pumpThe fall season has just begun, and soon it will be time to fire up our heaters again. But when was the last time you had your heater checked for maintenance? If you suspect that your heater isn’t in top shape, we strongly urge you to get it checked now. And if it’s the case that your heater is near the point of replacement, our suggestion would be a ductless heat pump. Here’s why:

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When Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

furnaceWith the fall season approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your furnace. A quick maintenance call should be able to give you an update on the status of your furnace. We especially recommend it for furnaces since carbon monoxide leaks are more prevalent in aged systems that haven’t been inspected recently.

In the event that your furnace is nearing the end of its life or beyond repair, a replacement may be in order. Here are a few signs that you should start thinking about replacement.

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