Don and Zac came out and assessed the furnace and explained why it was now time to replace it. Don explained in detail what we should look for (the job is bigger than his preferred scope) and the kind of furnace he recommended. When I asked him for his bill, he said, "Call it an estimate. No charge." I thanked them profusely and paid them in cookies. Affordable Furnace is a great business whose expertise and integrity you can trust.
Does your water heater make a loud or strange sound during operation? Are you sick and tired of unreasonably high energy bills? Are you out of hot water? Let us take a look at your water heater so that we can take care of any problems that may arise with its operation. Our water heater repair services in Federal Way, WA are thorough and comprehensive.
Seattle furnaces can run nine months of the year. Based on the average temperatures in our area, if you compared running your furnace to a car it would get the equivalent of 1.8 million miles over its expected lifespan of 15 years. Your heating system will work hard for you, but like your car, doing routine and regular maintenance will keep it running smoothly, avoid problems, and keep your warranty intact.
Heat pumps that wring heat from outdoor air (and reverse the process in summer to act as an air conditioner) are inexpensive to install as an alternative to a cooling-only air-conditioning system. That makes them the preferred way to heat in the South and Southwest, where winters are typically short and mild. Heat pumps that wring heat from the ground are much more expensive to install, but they are suitable for cold climates because they can maintain their operating efficiency. Other inexpensive electric-heat options include strip heaters, which are installed in the ductwork of central air conditioning, and permanently installed baseboard units in each room. But before you consider any type of electric central heating in colder regions, keep in mind that electricity rates are much higher than those for natural gas and are likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future. You can get rate information for various fuels from local utilities and suppliers.
Furnaces and thermostats are not mix-and-match appliances. Using the wrong type of thermostat with a furnace will cause operating problems and can be dangerous. Although thermostats look similar, they are designed very differently. There are numerous types of heating systems and thermostat systems and they need to be coordinated for safe and proper operation. There are three types of thermostat systems used today: millivoltage, low voltage, and line voltage.​
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