November 20th, 2023
Once you turn your heating system during the fall, you’ll expect it to follow a standard pattern. When the temperature becomes cold enough, the heater will turn on and run in cycles around 15 to 20 minutes long, then shutting down for around 10 minutes and turning back on if the temperature is still low.
But you may run into a problem with your heater turning on and off at odd times. Maybe it’s running for too long, not turning off when you expect it to and making the house too hot. Or maybe it’s turning off too frequently, starting and stopping throughout the day so that it never keeps on long enough to properly warm the house.
We’re going to look into the reasons you’ve got a heating system that isn’t turning off with its normal regularity. In some cases, you can solve the problem on your own. In others, you’ll need to call professionals for heating repair in Ellensburg, WA.
November 13th, 2023
All of us here at ThermAll are proud to be one of the sponsors of this year’s KNDO Hometown Harvest Food Drive to help the needy this holiday season. We’re asking people to donate non-perishable foods to participating businesses or our techs can collect donations from your home during a service appointment. It’s easy, it is safe, and all the food stays local and it goes to our neighbors in need. This year’s food drive lasts from November 13, 2023 to December 29, 2023.
We’re also offering this special promotion: $50 off any service or purchase with a donation of 10 cans!
Call ThermAll Heating & Cooling, Inc: We are “Your Home Comfort Hero!”
November 6th, 2023
An electrical panel works as a switching station for the electrical system in your house. The electricity from the main electrical line enters your home through the panel, which divides the current into the various circuits. The panel also serves to protect the electrical system from damage by tripping circuit breakers in case of voltage spikes.
Even though the electrical panel is an essential part of your house, you probably only really think about it when you need to reset a breaker. Most likely you haven’t considered that your electrical panel has a limited service life. It does! You don’t want to have an outdated, unreliable, possibly dangerous electrical panel in your home.
We’re pros when it comes to residential electrical wiring in Yakima, WA so we can give you advice about when it’s time for a new panel.
October 23rd, 2023
The energy efficiency of natural gas furnaces continues to improve as technology advances. Once, standard furnaces had an AFUE rating of 70, which means the furnace would convert 70% of its fuel source (natural gas) into direct heat, losing 30% to exhaust. Today, many standard furnaces have 85 AFUE, and special high-efficiency furnaces can score in the high 90s. That’s an enormous change in efficiency that can mean significant savings for a household over the winter.
If you’re considering a new furnace installation in Ellensburg, WA or elsewhere in our service area, we recommend you look into high-efficiency furnace models. They cost more than mid-efficiency furnaces, but the long-term savings will help these furnaces pay for themselves in a few years.
If you’re curious about what allows high-efficiency furnaces to use so much less power to do the same job, follow us below.
October 9th, 2023
When the weather begins to cool down during the fall, you’ll turn your home’s furnace on for the first time in many months. But before you do that, we want to recommend that you go over some valuable tips for furnace safety.
Gas furnaces are built with safety as a priority, and they feature several safety features such as flame sensor and flame-roll out switch that will activate to help protect your home. But you can increase your margin of safety with these important precautions.
September 25th, 2023
The indoor air quality (IAQ) of both residential and commercial buildings can be shockingly low. In fact, the US EPA estimates that indoor air quality can be three to four times worse than outdoor air quality, which is the exact opposite of the way people usually think it is!
If you’re worried about the air quality in your home, you may want to look into professional IAQ services. One of the most common IAQ devices for homes are air purifiers. Will your home benefit from an air purifier? We offer air purifier services in Ellensburg, WA and the surrounding areas, and we can provide you with some insight into this question.
September 11th, 2023
Fall is approaching, and that’s when people’s minds turn to thoughts of heating maintenance.
Okay, we’re being a touch optimistic. We wish more people would think of heating maintenance at the start of fall, because that’s the best time to schedule it. It is also one of the most important home maintenance tasks you need done before winter arrives, or else you may end up with a non-working heater on one of the coldest days of the year.
But what if you have a heat pump? You had it maintenance for it back in spring, so you should be good, right?
Well, you’d be good if you only used your heat pump during the summer. But heat pumps are meant to work all around the year. The whole reason for having a heat pump is that you have cooling and heating combined into a single system. If you want your heat pump to serve you dutifully and efficiently during the coming winter, you’ll need to schedule fall heat pump service in Yakima, WA to maintain it.
August 28th, 2023
Ductless mini splits have made major inroads into home in the US over the past decade. Originally designed to meet the needs of small Japanese homes, the ductless mini split (a.k.a. ductless mini split heat pump) has spread globally to address many different comfort needs.
Not everyone knows how flexible ductless systems are. They don’t just have a single use; they offer a range of benefits that will help out in different situations for homeowners. You may not realize the ways that installing ductless mini splits can help your home. We’d like to change that in this post! Below are several of the ways you can use ductless heating and cooling to your advantage.
August 14th, 2023
Surge protection. What does that mean to you? Don’t worry, there isn’t a wrong answer to this. What you’re thinking of almost certainly counts as surge protection. But that isn’t the whole story.
Okay, did you think of a power strip that you plug into an outlet and which you can then plug various appliances into? That’s what most people think of as home surge protection. These power strips do offer a level of defense against a sudden increase in voltage, since they have a built-in circuit breaker that will trip if too much power runs through it.
We absolutely recommend you use power strips for sensitive equipment like computers, monitors, sound systems, etc. Power strips not only offer protection to the equipment, they allow you to safely plug in a lot more devices into a wall socket.
However, there’s more to surge protection, and we want to talk more about it as well as why we recommend installing a whole-house surge protector in Ellensburg, WA.
July 17th, 2023
We’re big proponents of heat pumps, and we’re definitely not alone. The last few years have seen a big push for heat pumps as an alternative to the standard combination of air conditioners and furnaces (either gas or electric), and more and more homes are discovering the numerous benefits of making this change.
If you’re considering a heat pump installation in Ellensburg, WA or elsewhere in our service area, we want to encourage you. Below are some of the best advantages of making the switch to a heat pump for your home comfort.