Posts in the Heating Category

Types of Home Heating Systems

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Tips for Recognizing When Your Furnace Needs Service

Just as your car shows signs of needing repair before breaking down, your furnace displays signs as well, including things like odd sounds or smells. Still, many people either aren’t aware of what to look and listen for, or they simply ignore the possible signs until the furnace stops working altogether. Addressing certain problems quickly […]

Your Furnace Winter Checklist

If your heating system needs maintenance or repair this winter, the certified technicians at South West Plumbing can help. Call today!

Common Winter Heating Problems and How to Fix Them

Seattle can get surprisingly chilly in the winter, with average lows in the 30s. The last thing you want at that temperature is a heating system malfunction that leaves you huddled up in a mound of blankets on your couch. Such problems can be prevented with an annual inspection, but sometimes, homeowners lose track of […]

Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

How They Work All heating systems work by heating water that passes through a tank or coil system. In a traditional heater system there’s a large tank that both holds and heats water, keeping it at a constant temperature for use when you need it. However, energy is wasted keeping the water hot even when […]

HVAC Tips To Help Reduce Allergens

As the weather begins to warm, flowers and other allergen irritants begin to bloom. No matter how often you clean your home and attempt to prevent allergens from entering, they still find a way inside, either on your clothes, through open doors and windows, on pets, in the hair of dirty, rambunctious children or external […]

The Differences Between Gas and Electric Heating

Gas and electrical heating are the two most common ways Americans keep their homes warm during the winter. While natural gas is the most commonly used method in the United States, it is not available in all areas, and sometimes electric heating may be a better option. Each option has advantages and disadvantages. The best […]

Preparing Your Heating System for Winter

Although living in the Seattle area can be beautiful many parts of the year, we all know how important it is to have a properly functioning heating system in your home once those crisp, wet winters roll around. Imagine not having heat during the coldest part of winter, only because you forgot about or put […]

Top 5 Tips for Cutting Your Heating Bill

Although spring is coming, we still have a couple of months of chilly weather. You don’t want to lose big chunks of your paycheck to your heating bill. Before the last chills of the season come, review our tips for saving energy. They might just put a little extra money in your pocket. Read on […]

Tips & Maintenance: Heating

Furnace filters ideally ought to be changed four times a year, and certainly at least twice a year. Yet, heating technicians routinely encounter furnaces where the filters haven’t been changed in years. Ask your South West Plumbing technician about a new “permanent” filter or possibly an “electro-static” air filter. At South West Plumbing, we can […]