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What you should know about operating a heat pump in winter

By webmaster | November 19, 2019

What you should know about operating a heat pump in winter Winter is coming fast and we know what that means. Long, cold days and bitter nights. Piles of snow and slippery sidewalks. Teeth-chattering hours shoveling the driveway. Fortunately, you planned ahead and installed a heat pump for your home. You’re ready for Old Man…

The impact that snow and ice have on your heating and cooling system

By webmaster | November 5, 2019

The impact that snow and ice have on your heating and cooling system Winter’s bone-chilling temperatures make everything work harder, including your fingers, the car, and your furnace system. In fact, the winter season often means furnaces must work twice as hard to perform as intended, with limited air flow potentially causing short circuits or…

4 warning signs that it’s time to replace your furnace

By webmaster | October 22, 2019

4 warning signs that it’s time to replace your furnace Summer was hot and sunny and we enjoyed every minute of it, but change is coming. There’s a hint of chill in the air, leaves are beginning their transformation to reds and golds, and the days are noticeably shorter. Fall is nigh and bitter cold…

Should you cover your air conditioner when it rains?

By webmaster | October 10, 2019

Should you cover your air conditioner when it rains? In the midst of a mid-summer rain deluge, you may glance out the window at your air conditioner unit and wonder if you should run out there and cover it to protect it from the storm. That gets you to thinking if it’s a smart idea…

Why does my air conditioner keep blowing fuses?

By webmaster | September 20, 2019

In the searing heat of summer, many of us rely heavily on air conditioners to keep cool and comfortable. Alas, our trusty, frosty-air appliances don’t always cooperate; rebelling in a variety of different ways and leaving us frustrated and sweating. What’s an overheated homeowner to do? One of an air conditioner’s common malfunctions is blown…

Possible reasons why your furnace isn’t generating heat

By webmaster | September 10, 2019

You turned up the furnace and anxiously waited for warm air to waft all over and make you comfy and snug. But wait, something is amiss; the vents are blowing cold air. What gives? Before you shuffle to the phone, cocooned in a comforter and winter hat to call for repairs, there are troubleshooting steps…

Common Reasons Why Your Furnace Keeps Shutting Off

By Cascade Mechanical | August 15, 2019

Common Reasons Why Your Furnace Keeps Shutting Off Do you find that your furnace turns off and on frequently? This condition is known as short cycling, and it’s important that you quickly discover and resolve the problem. Not only is this cycling annoying to the ear, it’s also inefficient and can easily lead to costly repair or…

Why is My Air Conditioner Making a Loud Buzzing Noise?

By Cascade Mechanical | July 28, 2019

Why is My Air Conditioner Making a Loud Buzzing Noise? We’re all familiar with the gentle sound produced by air conditioning units when they’re functioning properly. Sometimes, however, that soft purring becomes a distracting, irritating buzz, and it’s important to understand the possible reasons behind such an occurrence. Buzzing can result from a one-time issue, or it can be the…

Why energy efficiency matters when it comes to your air conditioning

By Cascade Mechanical | July 28, 2019

Why energy efficiency matters when it comes to your air conditioning As a homeowner you have a long list of responsibilities and it can be overwhelming more often than not. Most of your tasks are straightforward and relatively easy to handle, such as general preventative maintenance, updating appliances, mowing the lawn, and repainting once in…

Prevent summer AC repairs with these tips

By Cascade Mechanical | July 28, 2019

Prevent summer AC repairs with these tips Summer is here and scorching temps and stifling humidity are just around the corner. That means it’s time for your air conditioner to wake from winter slumber and surge into action. Is it in prime condition for a prolonged battle against the elements? Does it have the endurance…

Should you go ductless this summer?

By Cascade Mechanical | May 3, 2019

Maybe you’re in the market for something new in terms of your heating and cooling system in your house. Perhaps you’re remodeling, or moving, or refitting an older property. If you’re considering a big change to your property’s heating and cooling system, you may want to consider going ductless. Ductless systems essentially do the same…

Heat pump vs. air conditioner: which is the right choice for your home?

By Cascade Mechanical | May 1, 2019

If you’re thinking about remodeling, refitting, or have recently acquired a new property, you have some decisions to make. The choice between heat pumps and air conditioners depends largely on the needs of your property. The two systems are similar in the way they heat a space, but where they differ is how they cool…