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Heat Pump Smells

Video – Why Does My Heat Pump Smell Like It’s Burning?

March 21, 2022

You turn on your heat pump, and you smell something burning. What should you do? Who should you call first, the fire department or your HVAC technician? First assess what the smell most likely is, and you may not need to call anyone. Of course, if you’re still nervous because you just don’t know, turn off your heat pump and give one of our highly trained technicians a call to come out to diagnose the smell for you.

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Thermostat

Why Is My Thermostat Blank?

March 8, 2022

It is an “Oh no!” moment when you approach your home’s thermostat and see its screen is blank.

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Upgrade Your Furnace

Video – Upgrade Your Furnace

February 22, 2022

Upgrade your furnace for increased energy efficiency and heating cost reduction.

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Winter Indoor Air Quality

The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

February 8, 2022

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Washington, creating some significant health problems. At Ballard Natural Gas, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Smoke Detector Batteries

Video – When Do I Need to Replace the Batteries in My Smoke Detector?

January 21, 2022

Change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors when you change your clocks for daylight savings. It’s an easy reminder to replace them and is very important for your safety!

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Freezing Heat Pump

Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

January 14, 2022

Our team at Ballard Natural Gas regularly gets calls about frozen heat pumps. Though common, a heat pump freeze-up usually means your system’s components are not working correctly. Sometimes you can fix it yourself. But oftentimes, you will need to call a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professional, like us, as the problem may require a part replacement or complex repair.

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HVAC Noises

Video-Why Is My HVAC Unit Making Unusual Noises?

December 23, 2021

If you hear any unusual noise coming from your HVAC unit, please turn it off and call us at 206-784-8101. Don’t attempt any kind of repair without consulting an HVAC certified technician first.

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Thermostat

Video-Should I Set My Thermostat to ON or AUTO?

November 23, 2021

On most thermostats, you can choose between On or Auto for your fan setting. On tells your HVAC unit to run its fans all the time, even when the air isn’t being heated or cooled. Auto means the fan only runs when your air is being treated. It might be a good idea to try a combination of both settings. Try setting it to ON when you are home and AUTO when you’re away. For more information, give us a call.

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Geothermal

Heating Your Home With Your Pond

October 29, 2021

Do you have a pond on your Washington property? If so, you probably enjoy the natural beauty it adds to your lifestyle. Maybe you appreciate being visited by amphibians and waterfowl. Maybe you even utilize it for swimming or fishing. In addition to these uses, did you know you can transform your pond into a heating and cooling source for your Seattle home? With geothermal heat pumps, you may be able to harvest natural heat from the bottom of your pond and transfer it into your home.

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Furnace Gas

Why Is the Furnace Pilot Light Going Out?

October 15, 2021

If you ever hear your gas furnace turn on but cannot feel any warm air blowing from the vents inside your Washington home, chances are the pilot light went out.

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Ballard Natural Gas proudly provides HVAC service to Seattle, Shoreline, Edmonds, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 206-784-8101, or request service online today.