When your air conditioner starts to make strange noises, does not cool well, or the air coming out of the vents smells strange, it is time to call a professional. Air conditioning problems do not get better with time and rarely go away if ignored.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of Tacoma, WA homeowners brush aside small air conditioning problems, hoping they will resolve on their own. When a small problem is ignored month after month and becomes a catastrophic equipment failure, the repair can be extremely expensive and in some cases, the equipment can’t be repaired. When repair is not an option, it is time to buy a new air conditioning unit.
Whether it is a small fix or complete heating and air unit replacement, Dana's Heating has experienced professionals ready to help. But before things start to fail or break down completely, let us offer an affordable preventative maintenance agreement plan.
With our Washington company handling your HVAC maintenance, you never have to worry about unexpected costs or degrading system performance. Call us at 360.226.7369 and rest easy knowing your HVAC unit will be working at peak efficiency for many seasons to come. Request air conditioning service online today.
Do you hear a hissing or rumbling sound coming from the air vents in your Washington home? Or maybe the air seems to come out of the vents too slowly and your rooms are not as cool or as warm as they should be? Both of these problems are a result of improperly sized ductwork. Older homes in Tacoma, WA are notorious for having ductwork problems, and Dana's Heating has at least one air duct replacement project every week.
A functioning air conditioning unit is only part of your home’s heating and air system. Once the air is cooled, the ductwork distributes the conditioned air throughout the house before returning it to the unit. Ductwork needs to be properly sized using a duct sizing calculator.
Ductwork that is too small hisses and can cause pressure on the air handler fan leading to premature failure. When the duct is too big, it does not have enough velocity to push the air across the room.
If things do not sound right from your duct or air vents, or you notice an increase in dust swirling around your home, call 360.226.7369. One of our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts will survey your ductwork and HVAC system to show you what corrections are possible. Request air duct service online today.
There are both pros and cons to a ductless system, or a mini split. There are those homeowners here in Tacoma, WA who love their wall-mounted mini split units, yet others prefer to go with the conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit hidden above the ceiling or in a mechanical closet.
The ductless split pros: lower energy bills and better zone control. The cons: more frequent filter cleanings and sometimes, but not always, a high installation cost (although at Dana's Heating we would love to do a cost comparison for you).
Ductless systems are an excellent way to add additional heating or cooling to a single room without having to remove large sections of wall or find space above the ceiling for a standard ducted unit. Ductless systems are unmatched for their efficiency and quiet operation.
If you would like to see what a ductless system can do in your Washington home, call our team at 360.226.7369. You will be surprised at what a ductless mini split can do for your home’s comfort. Request ductless system service online today.
Did you know each member of your family sheds roughly 1.5 pounds of dead skin every year? And these cells make up a significant part of the dust you find on the surfaces of your Washington home as well as in your air ducts.
Our trained professionals at Dana's Heating are dedicated to helping you keep your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system clean and in good working order. As part of that effort, we suggest regular air duct cleaning.
Our duct cleaning services are part of a comprehensive HVAC maintenance program. When we arrive at your home, we will inspect the network of air ducts that carry heated and cooled air throughout the rooms of your Tacoma, WA home.
Our specialized equipment is designed to loosen and remove all the things that have gathered in your air ducts over the years. In most homes that can include pollen, textile fibers, dust mites, viruses, mold spores, and pet dander.
We can also clean other components of your system such as exchangers, diffusers, condenser coils, and registers. Buildup of dirt and grime in your air ducts and throughout your HVAC system can negatively affect your overall system’s performance, waste energy, and shorten the life of your system.
Call our team at Dana's Heating at 360.226.7369 to learn more about air duct cleaning services. We want to help you maintain a clean, well-running, and reliable HVAC system. Request duct cleaning service online today.
Your safety and comfort are probably some of your top priorities in life. Having a reliable, safe, and efficient electrical system is an important part of that plan. Whether you are upgrading your electrical service, expanding your Tacoma, WA home, or concerned about a potential problem, give our professional team at Dana's Heating a call for all your electrical service needs.
When it comes to safety, the first thing to remember is electrical work is not for the amateur. There is always risk of electrical shock or starting a fire if electrical work is performed incorrectly.
As a result, it’s worth the investment of a professional electrician when you face any electrical needs. Our team is licensed, bonded, and insured so you can have peace of mind when you hire our electricians.
If you are considering adding new systems in your home for safety’s sake, such as an alarm system, flood lighting, additional hard-wired carbon monoxide or smoke detectors, generators, or smart home technology, you will want to consult with one of our professional electricians as well. Be sure your electrical system can handle the additional load of any of these new systems or technology, both in terms of your electrical circuit breaker panel and your existing wiring configuration.
Finally, if you live in an older home, it’s a good idea to have an electrician come out and check your aging system for potential hazards and problems before they arise. Building codes change over the years, and you will want to be sure your older home is still compliant.
Nothing heats as hot as gas. Electric strip heating is expensive and heat pumps can lose efficiency when the weather gets too cold. But gas starts hot and provides inexpensive, consistent heat no matter what the outside temperature.
One of the best furnaces available to homeowners in Washington is a hybrid system that uses the heat pump cycle as the first stage of heating followed by a gas furnace as the backup. Homeowners get the best of the heat pump’s efficiency plus the strong heat when it gets really cold outside.
For Tacoma, WA homeowners who prefer to use gas as the primary heating source, Dana's Heating services and installs a great variety of furnace from affordable standard efficiency gas heaters to ultra-high, condensing furnaces. There is a furnace to suit every home and every budget.
But without some professional guidance you may not know where to start. Call us at 360.226.7369 to see how we can work together to bring you the heat and comfort of a new furnace. Request furnace service online today.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Over the last decade, the efficiencies of heating and air conditioning equipment have reached unprecedented levels. Along with the improvements in operating efficiencies have come heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and equipment that are also easier to use and last longer than previous variants of the equipment.
One excellent example is the advancement of geothermal or ground source heat pumps. Although geothermal systems have been around for several decades, only in the last 10 years have these systems been recognized for their efficiency and longevity. Dana's Heating has seen an astounding increase in geothermal installations in Tacoma, WA.
Geothermal heat pumps reject and absorb heat from the ground instead of the air like a conventional heat pump. There is no outdoor condensing unit with a geothermal heat pump, making it the perfect system for Washington homes and small commercial buildings located near the ocean or factories where the air quickly corrodes outdoor condensers.
Is a geothermal heat pump right for your home? Call us at 360.226.7369. We would be happy to explain how geothermal heat pumps work and how they can make your heating and cooling system better. Request geothermal heat pump service online today.
Heat pumps are by far the most common heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system installed in Washington, and the pace of growth for these systems shows no sign of slowing. Heat pumps are so popular because they save a lot of money over other units that use electric strip heat.
Heat pump units can draw heat energy out of the atmosphere even when outdoor temperatures drop below 60 degrees. It is cheaper to use the heat pump cycle to warm your home instead of the electric strip heat. Some Tacoma, WA homeowners report their heating electric bill has dropped by half when they install a new heat pump.
Heat pumps can lose efficiency when the outdoor air drops below the 45 degrees Fahrenheit because there is so little heat energy to transfer into the house. When temperatures get too cold, the heat pump can use a backup heat source like natural gas or propane.
Is your home right for a heat pump? Dana's Heating can show you the different heat pump options for your home. Call 360.226.7369 to speak to one of our experienced HVAC team members. One call and we will be right there to help. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93 percent of their time indoors. It’s no wonder that poor indoor air quality can have such a detrimental effect on your health. Our professionals at Dana's Heating can test your indoor air quality as well as provide tips and services to help you improve it in your Washington home.
Common indoor air pollutants include dust and dust mites, pet hair and dander, bacteria and viruses, smoke, and chemicals from cleaning supplies and new furniture. Most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems use an air filter to remove some of these pollutants. However, the size of particulates removed may vary depending on the quality of the filter.
Poor indoor air quality can lead to general discomfort or possibly more serious health issues. Asthma and allergies can both be aggravated by poor indoor air quality, causing additional respiratory distress.
Instead, consider having one of our air quality professionals come out and evaluate your Tacoma, WA home. Air duct cleaning, air purification systems, and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters may be recommended as part of a remediation program. Our trained experts will also inspect your HVAC system for potential leaks of carbon monoxide and other dangerous substances.
The last thing you want to happen in the heat of the summer is to turn on your air conditioning system and find it blowing hot air or to fire up your furnace to find it broken as the mercury drops in the winter. One way to prevent this scenario from occurring is to schedule regular HVAC maintenance service calls during the shoulder seasons. Our professionals at Dana's Heating will be happy to come out in the spring to inspect your air conditioner and again in the fall to check your furnace.
Our trained technicians will perform a multipoint inspection to make sure everything is in good working order. In addition, they will thoroughly clean all the components of your system and change filters. If they discover any worn parts, they will advise replacement to avoid a costly repair later. Lubrication, tightening of electrical connections, and a safety check are included.
By investing in regular HVAC maintenance for your Tacoma, WA home, you will keep your home comfortable. In addition, you can save money on your energy bills in Washington and increase the longevity of your entire system in the long run. Maintenance inspections are usually much less expensive than emergency repair calls, saving you money down the road.
Water heaters are one of the systems in your Washington home you may be most dependent upon. Without a functioning water heater, it’s impossible to wash dishes, do laundry, and so many other daily tasks in your lifestyle you take for granted. With the water heater options available today, you should rarely be inconvenienced from a lack of hot water any longer. There are two primary options for you to consider for your Tacoma, WA home.
The first is a tank water heater. This type of water system is most commonly found in homes across the United States, is typically straightforward to install, and costs less initially. However, it’s also prone to the most common problem affecting a water heater: it can run out of hot water, be an energy sucker, and cause a flood if something should go wrong and it leaks.
Tankless systems, while they do cost more at the start, offer you as much or as little hot water exactly when you want it. These hot water systems provide you your hot water on demand. They are generally better at conserving energy and are smaller in size so they can be installed in more places than a traditional tank system.
When you are ready to explore your options or to make home water heater improvements, whether it is a replacement, new installation, repair, or maintenance, our team at Dana's Heating would be happy to help you—give us a call at 360.226.7369. Request water heater service online today.
Zone Control Systems
Technology continues to advance on all fronts today, especially in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) field. One of the more exciting new developments is zone control systems . These systems tie into your overall HVAC system; however, they provide you with superior temperature control in different zones of your Washington home.
Here’s how they work. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat, which can be programmed by day and time. As one zone “calls” your central system, automatic dampers open and close to direct the heating or cooling to that particular zone. If a second zone puts in a request, dampers adjust accordingly. Your HVAC system will continue to run until all zones reach their desired temperatures.
Our Dana's Heating team can work with you to see if your current HVAC system can work with a zone control system. In most cases, controlling temperature by zones of your home will reduce the amount of energy you consume and lower your monthly utility bills.
Gone are the days of trying to determine the optimum temperature for your entire home or trying to manually close and open vents in the middle of your daily duties. Zone control systems take the worry out of managing your Tacoma, WA home’s comfort levels and energy consumption.
Contact Dana's Heating at 360.226.7369 with any questions about zone control systems. Our team would be happy to help you determine if it’s right for you. Request zone control system service online today.
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