ThermAll Heating, Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Yakima’

Watch Out for the Ways a Malfunctioning Thermostat Can Affect Your HVAC System

Monday, February 12th, 2024
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When you need to change the comfort levels in your home, what do you do? You go to the thermostat and make adjustments, either changing the programming or doing a temporary override. That’s just part of life in your home, something you take for granted like turning on light switches and using appliances like the dishwasher.

The thermostat, however, is a complex device. Because it’s connected to the HVAC system that controls your home comfort, any malfunction can lead to unusual heating and cooling behavior. You may not immediately know that the thermostat is the culprit, which is why it’s always best to call for professional HVAC repair in Yakima, WA from our team. We can track down the problem, and if it’s a thermostat issue, we know what to do to fix it.

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What’s Causing the Uneven Heating in Your Home?

Monday, December 18th, 2023
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You’ve noticed something wrong in your house now that the weather’s colder and you’ve turned your central heating system on. Not all the rooms are getting as warm as they should, and you’ve got family members complaining. A central heater is supposed to provide heat to all of the living spaces, but your heater isn’t living up to that promise.

What’s happening? There are several possibilities, and the remedy may require that you call our technicians for heating repair in Yakima, WA. We deliver timely service and back up our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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When to Replace Your Electrical Panel

Monday, November 6th, 2023
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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.

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Important Tips for Furnace Safety

Monday, October 9th, 2023
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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.

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Yes, Your Heat Pump Needs Fall Maintenance

Monday, September 11th, 2023
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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.

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Hiring an Electrician for Repairs

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
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If you need to have electrical repairs done in your home, the first step is to look for a professional electrician. But hiring a professional electrician isn’t as simple as an online search where you pick the first name that pops up. You need to know how to navigate hiring an electrician so you don’t make several common mistakes that can lead to costly problems later or even safety risks. 

Below, we’ll go over the errors you want to avoid when you’re looking for professional electrical repairs in Yakima, WA.

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The Benefits of an Attic Fan Installation

Monday, June 19th, 2023
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When you hear the term “attic fan,” you might immediately wonder what good it would do. You don’t spend much time in your attic, so why would you need a fan up there?

Attic fans, however, are extremely useful devices. Their purpose is to remove excess heat and moisture in the attic. During the summer, the radiant heat from the sun on a roof can superheat the attic to a sizzling 130°F. True, you won’t go up there, but that heat affects your home in other ways.

We offer attic fan installation in Yakima, WA, and we’d like to explain all the ways you can benefit from getting an attic fan.

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The Best Way to Avoid AC Repair: AC Maintenance!

Monday, June 5th, 2023
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It’s already June, the first month of summer (although technically summer doesn’t start until the third week of June), and it’s time to get ready for the coming heat. 

“I’m ready,” you might think. “I’ve got a trusty air conditioning system to handle the sweltering months.”

But what if your air conditioning system isn’t as trusty as you think it is? That AC did a lot of work last year through the summer, and now it needs to do all that work again. What happens if your air conditioning system breaks down on one of the hottest days of the year? You’ll have to call us for repairs, and although we’re happy to help, we know you’d much rather not have to go through the inconvenience or the discomfort of waiting in a boiling house for help.

The best approach to air conditioning repair in Yakima, WA is to avoid it altogether. There’s one simple step you can take that will make repairs a rarity and ensure your air conditioner functions at its best through the summer: professional preventive maintenance.

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Why We Recommend Whole-House Generator Installation

Monday, May 8th, 2023
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Nobody wants to be at the mercy of a power outage in their home. Even a brief one that lasts only a few minutes is an annoyance because you have to go check on all your electrical appliances and reactivate them, as well as reset several clocks, the thermostat, and re-log into your Wi-Fi modem from several devices.

The real threat comes from extended power outages that can last for hours or even days. These can strike in extreme weather conditions or due to massive strain on the electrical grid. A household depends on electrical power in numerous ways, and losing that power will mean a loss of heating and air conditioning, the refrigerator, ways to charge mobile devices, computer connections, Wi-Fi connections, and more. When it comes to the HVAC system and powered medical equipment, power outages can turn into genuine emergencies.

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Give Your Furnace a Grade for the End of the Season

Monday, April 10th, 2023
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The weather is warming up, although we can expect to have a few more cold days come our way through the spring. It isn’t time to shut off your heater for mid-year.

Not yet. But it is the time to consider your heater’s future based on how well it performed over this last winter.

You never want to let a major furnace breakdown sneak up on you. It’s better to replace an ailing furnace before it has a chance to trap you in an unheated home.

To help you get a better understanding of how well your furnace is currently doing, we want you to try this thought experiment: give your furnace a grade (“A” through “F”) for how well it performed over the previous winter.

Below, we’ll examine what these grades may mean for your furnace’s future and what steps you might need to take, like furnace replacement or furnace repair in Yakima, WA.

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