How to Tell You Need to Replace Your Furnace

January 30th, 2023
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The furnace is the true workhorse of heating across North America: gas furnaces and electric furnaces are the heating systems most commonly found in residential buildings, and that isn’t likely to change soon, even with the growing popularity of heat pumps. 

Because furnaces are so common, it’s easy for people to think that the furnace in their home will just keep running forever. Of course, no furnace is immortal, and it’s important to know when you need to replace yours.

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No, It’s Not Too Late for Heating Maintenance

January 16th, 2023
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We like to say that there’s no expiration date for heating maintenance. This is a vital job for your home heating system, and it’s best to have it done before the winter weather begins. 

However, if you missed having your heater maintenance in Yakima, WA scheduled during the fall, that doesn’t mean you should just skip it entirely and wait until next fall to pick it up again. A great deal depends on annual maintenance, so even though it’s already mid-January, we strongly recommend calling us to get on the schedule. Trust us, it’s much worse to skip maintenance than to have it done late.

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What to Do If Your Heating System Stops Working

December 19th, 2022
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Brrr! The cold winter weather has definitely arrived! This is when you’ll need to depend heavily on your home heating system to keep your family safe and warm. 

What happens if your heating system suddenly stops working? This can be a scary event—understandably scary—but we’re here to help you. We have great technicians who’ll quickly solve your home heating troubles and see that your house is warm once again.

However, before you call us for heating repair in Yakima, WA, there are some steps you can take that might restore your comfort. We don’t recommend you ever attempt to repair your heater on your own, but you can go through some troubleshooting steps.

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Why Won’t My Gas Furnace Stay On?

December 5th, 2022
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A gas furnace that won’t keep running long enough to warm up your house and keep it warm isn’t of much use to you. If you start running into the problem of a furnace shutting off early, either after several minutes or less than a minute, you’ll want to know why and what you can do to fix it.

In some cases, a gas furnace shutting off early is because of a simple problem you can correct yourself. In other situations, you’ll need professional furnace repair in Yakima, WA. Below we’ll look at some of the common reasons for this furnace malfunction.

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Your Air Ducts Might Cost You This Winter!

November 21st, 2022
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How can the air ducts in your home become a money drain in the winter? You may find the idea odd, and that’s because you probably don’t think much about your ductwork at all. This is true of most homeowners. The ducts remain out of sight and therefore out of mind. 

But when those hidden ducts have air leaks from holes, gaps, and breaches, they will create a costly dilemma for your heating during the winter, and they can cause other problems as well. Below we’ll explain more.

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Before It Gets Too Cold, Ask Yourself If You Need a New Heating System

November 7th, 2022
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We’re already getting cold weather and November has just started! Your home’s heating system will soon settle into running on most days. Right now, before we reach the deepest part of actual winter, is a good time to ask yourself if it’s time to replace your current heating system with a new one.

We understand that making the decision about heating installation in Yakima, WA can be stressful. We want to assure you that you have the best help you need to make the right choice for your home comfort and budget. Our technicians can inspect your heating system and give you estimates for both repairs and a replacement, as well as weigh the benefits of each. 

Before you call us, go through this list of signs of a heating system that’s coming near the end of its service life.

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A Smart Thermostat Can Improve Your Life!

October 24th, 2022
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“Smart” technology is all the rage now, but it’s not a fad. Maybe the term “smart” won’t last, but the development of equipment that uses computer analysis and artificial intelligence to automate many tasks is here to stay and will continue to improve.

But how can you put smart technology to work for you right now in a way that will positively affect your life? You might feel overwhelmed with what’s available and what will actually benefit you beyond, “Hey, neat gizmo!” We have an answer for you: start with a smart thermostat installation in Yakima, WA. We offer this service and know how much it benefits our customers.

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October Is a Great Month to Schedule Heating Maintenance

October 10th, 2022
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October is a great month for many activities, such as putting up fall decorations around the house and watching spooky movie marathons. The weather is often wonderful as well, just the right balance between the extremes of summer and winter.

This relaxing weather makes it easy to forget another great activity for October: scheduling your annual heating maintenance. After all, it won’t be fall forever, and the winter cold is coming soon. If you want your home’s heating system to work in peak condition without any problems, calling “Your Home Comfort Hero” to tune up and inspect your heater is the best strategy.

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The Biggest Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling for Your Home

September 26th, 2022
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At ThermAll, we do more than the standard heating and cooling for homes. We also install and service geothermal HVAC systems. These are year-round comfort systems that work similarly to the conventional heat pump: in the hot weather, they remove heat from the house and put it outside; and in cold weather, they pull heat from outside and bring it inside. The difference is that a standard heat pump (an air-source heat pump) uses the air outside to run, while a geothermal heat pump (a ground-source heat pump) uses the earth via a series of loops buried in the ground on a home’s property.

Why is it beneficial to use the earth for heat exchange rather than the earth? We’ll explain in more detail below how installing a geothermal heat pump can benefit both you and the planet.

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Listen for These Warning Sounds From Your AC

September 12th, 2022
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This has been an extremely hot summer, and the heat isn’t done with us yet. Your air conditioning system has probably done some serious overtime during the season, and that makes it more important than ever to watch for any signs that it’s malfunctioning. Catching trouble early with an AC lets you schedule fast air conditioning repair in Yakima, WA that can prevent an even bigger and more expensive problem, including having to replace a completely dead AC. 

One of the most common warnings a struggling air conditioner will send is loud or unusual noises. The standard operating noises of an air conditioner are soft whirring and humming from the motors, the blowing of air through the vents, the dripping of condensate moisture, and some clicking sounds when the AC cycles down. When other sounds start to pop up, it often means trouble.

Here are the major sounds from an AC that will tell you it’s time to call our technicians.

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