S&L Mechanical Heating and Cooling Blog

Duct Services Means Better Air Quality and More!

December 3rd, 2018

inside-an-air-ductYou may have not realized the ductwork hidden in the walls, ceiling, and attic of your house need regular cleaning. Anything that’s disguised as well as the ductwork is something you won’t think about too often, so we understand why duct cleaning may not be a priority that’s popped into your head until now when you started reading this post.

But we’re glad we got you to think about it, because professional duct services in Seattle, WA benefit you with quality living. That’s what were all about here at S&L: Quality Service for Quality Living!

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It’s Not Too Late for Heating Maintenance

November 19th, 2018

checkmark-greenThe official start of winter is a month away, although winter temperatures never obey the calendar exactly. You might think because it’s so late in the fall and Thanksgiving is here that you’ve missed the window of opportunity to have your furnace or other home heating system given a good professional inspection and tune-up. But it’s not!

Here’s what you should keep in mind: skipping heating maintenance entirely for a year is bad news for your heater. It’s better to get it done a bit later than normal rather than skip it outright.

And right now is still not remotely too late in the season. Winter isn’t even here, so call our office and ask about our regular maintenance program. We’ll get you signed up in no time and put you on the schedule for great heating maintenance in Lynnwood, WA.

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A Healthier Household for Winter with a UV Air Purifier

November 5th, 2018

UV-air-purifier-lightNobody wants to get sick at any time of the year, but the winter season is when colds and flus can make life extremely miserable—and it’s also the season when they spread faster and can circulate easily around homes that are closed off to the cold outside air.

You can take many kinds of precautions during the winter to help keep away illness. But you may have skipped over one of the most powerful tools available to you: air purifiers to remove those harmful viruses, germs, microbes, and other Generally Icky Things™ from moving around the ducts and the spaces in your house. One of the best methods to fight winter sickness is to have an indoor air quality professional in Seattle, WA install UV air purifiers in your home.

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Warning: Never Try to Fix a Gas Furnace Yourself!

October 22nd, 2018

furnace-oldThe gas furnace—it’s probably the type of heating system you have in your home. We say this because the gas furnace is the most popular heater found in homes across the country. Natural gas is readily available (no need to schedule deliveries), less expensive than electricity, and burns hot so furnaces provide a powerful level of warmth able to deal with even the most extreme cold weather.

Another benefit of the gas furnace is its reliability if properly maintained. But a furnace can still malfunction, and during this coming winter you may find yourself in need of furnace repair in Lynnwood, WA. If that time comes, your first instinct might be to pick up some tools from the garage or basement, open the furnace cabinet, and see if there’s any basic trouble you can fix.

But please don’t do this!

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Heating System Malfunctions Can Strike Early—Be on the Lookout!

October 8th, 2018

surprised-womanIt’s cooling down as we settle into Seattle’s fall season. Heaters will start turning on in the evenings and maybe stay on longer and longer during the days. But just because your home’s heating system isn’t yet doing its full workload—that will have to wait until January—doesn’t mean it will run without any problems. Your heating system may need repairs at any time, especially if it hasn’t had its regular fall maintenance.

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Install a High-Efficiency Furnace This Fall

September 24th, 2018

house-dollar-signsWelcome to the first official week of fall!

What are you planning this season to make sure your family stays comfortable during the upcoming cool weather? You may have suspicions about your current furnace’s abilities. Maybe it needed repairs last year, or it’s starting to cost a small fortune to run. It might be so old you’re concerned it will fail on you the next time you need it (which will be in a few months, maybe earlier). If any of these are the case, we recommend calling us for help. The situation may only call for furnace repair in Bellevue, WA—or it might be time to put in a new furnace.

When it is time to replace your furnace, we advise you give some serious consideration to a high-efficiency unit.

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Ways HVAC Pros Can Help Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

September 10th, 2018

woman-with-allergiesIf you’ve been on our homepage, you’ll notice a big button that reads “I Want Cleaner Air.” You may not know this, but along with providing excellent service for air conditioning and heating to the Bellevue area, we also help with indoor air quality improvements. IAQ is connected to the ventilation in your house, and our technicians have many ways to add air quality devices and make other adjustments to deliver cleaner air all around the rooms.

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Air Conditioning Repairs Are Still Crucial at the End of Summer!

August 27th, 2018

technician-checking-on-ac-pressureWe can’t say for certain how many remained days of summer warmth to expect. Summer has a calendar end date, but the summer weather doesn’t. For this reason, air conditioner repairs don’t have a calendar end date either. As we move toward the last full month of official summer, the ACs in our homes will continue to perform an essential service—and keeping up with repairs is an essential part of ensuring they can do this service!

No matter the type of late-season air conditioning repair in Bellevue, WA you might need, rely on our team of HVAC technicians. We have emergency services available 24 hours a day, and we have certification from leading industry organizations such as NATE (North American Technician Excellence). We’ll treat you as if you’re our only customer—that’s how important your satisfaction is to us.

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Did You Have Your AC Maintained in Spring? Here’s How You Benefited!

August 13th, 2018

money-into-piggy-bankTaking care of your air conditioning in Bellevue, WA is a big part of our job. One of our strongest recommendations for our customers is to sign up for our regular maintenance program to take care of their cooling and heating systems. During spring AC maintenance, our technicians inspect and tune-up a home’s air conditioning system to help it perform its best over the coming summer.

“Hey, that’s great—but I already signed up and had my AC tuned-up.” That’s great—and we’d like to share with you how you benefited this summer because you took this important step. After all, we want you to keep current with your regular maintenance appointments: it’s good business for us and great comfort and savings for you.

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How Technology Has Pushed Energy Efficiency in the Last 5 Years

July 30th, 2018

air-conditioner-on-leavesThe air conditioning system has been around for over a century. The first electro-mechanical model was installed in a Chicago paper plant in 1902. But people tend to think of air conditioning technology as static—current ACs are pretty much just the same as the air conditioners from back in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Thankfully, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, over the last 5 years of development, we’ve gone from having 16 SEER air conditioners (SEER is a measure of energy efficiency) as the highest in cooling efficiency. Now it’s common for homeowners to purchase 25 SEER air conditioners.

What got us to this point? How has technology increased air conditioning energy efficiency so high in so short a time?

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