Resicon LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Tacoma’

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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Make the Switch from Ducted to Ductless Heat Pumps

Monday, August 27th, 2018

ductless-air-conditionerIf you currently own a central air conditioning system or heater, then you are currently relying on your duct system to do all of the heavy lifting. However, if you’ve been doing research and have been reading about other AC options, you’ve undoubtedly read all sorts of things about ductless heat pumps. They might even sound like miracle machines at this point!

Well, honestly, they are pretty good. Some of the initial drawbacks would be that they’re expensive to install, and the fact that they operate year-round means they require more maintenance. But if you’re fine with both of those things, they can be far better alternatives than duct systems. We’ll help you understand why with a few points below.

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3 Highly Effective Uses for a Ductless HVAC System

Monday, August 13th, 2018

ductless-split-system-in-bedroomDuctless mini-split systems are wonders of the HVAC industry. They can be used for both heating and cooling, they’re efficient from month to month, and they can be controlled individually. The higher upfront costs of these units are easily justified by the monthly money savings and convenience of use.

A lesser-known benefit of these systems, however, is that they can be used in some very particular situations where a normal central AC system just won’t cut it. In this post, we’ll try to inspire you with a few ideas.

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The Answer to 3 Common Heat Pump Questions

Monday, July 30th, 2018

ductless-heat-pumpHeat pumps are one of the more innovative air conditioning solutions out there on the market. They work almost just the same as normal air conditioners, but with one key difference: they have both cooling and heating functions. All it takes is flipping a switch to reverse the flow of refrigerant, and you have a genuine home heater and AC in one device.

It’s no surprise, then, that many homeowners—whether or not they currently have an AC system—want to know more about them. In this post, we’ll help answer three questions about heat pumps.

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3 Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Monday, July 16th, 2018

floating-microbesPoor indoor air quality (IAQ) is one of the leading causes of poor health, in homes and commercial buildings alike. If you’ve ever walked into a home or building and started feeling strange, felt stifled, or become irritated in your eyes or throat, it could very well be due to poor indoor air quality in Tacoma, WA.

It’s not always easy to tell if what you’re feeling truly is a result of IAQ, but in this post, we’ll go over some signs that it really is the air and not just you.

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