What Are the Signs I Need to Replace My Seattle AC Unit?

June 24, 2016

Air conditioning is crucial for comfort in your Seattle daily life. In Washington, a well maintained AC unit, with yearly inspections and regular filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years. So how do I know if I need repairs for my unit or if I need a replacement? Age How old is…

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Common Mistakes People Make When Buying New AC in Seattle

June 8, 2016

At Ballard Natural Gas Service we want to make sure that the residents of Seattle make the most informed choices when replacing or installing a new air conditioner. We have noticed over the years a number or reoccurring problems with new AC purchases. Please take note of the mistakes listed here: The wrong sized unit.…

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Common AC Problems in Seattle

May 24, 2016

Once the summer comes along in Washington, we may start running our AC units around the clock. If you keep your air conditioning unit clean and maintained regularly you shouldn’t have any problem keeping your house comfortable and cool throughout the year. But keep in mind these common reasons for efficient cooling. When windows and…

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

May 9, 2016

An air conditioner is a standard appliance in home comfort. The Energy Information Administrations reports that 87% of homes have and AC unit and it accounts for almost 20% of yearly electricity consumption in the US. At Ballard Natural Gas Service we believe the knowledge is power, the more you know about the appliances you…

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Useful AC Definitions

April 20, 2016

Needing a new air conditioner, getting one installed or simply researching them can be an overwhelming task to begin with and even more overwhelming when you don’t understand the language used to talk about these systems. At Ballard Natural Gas Service we have compiled a short list of some useful AC definitions that you can…

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Why Does My Pilot Light Keep Going Out?

April 7, 2016

One of the most common reasons that your pilot light on your water heater keeps going out is a damaged, bent or dirty thermocouple. What is a thermocouple you ask? Simply put, it is a device that measures temperature. More importantly it is the device that regulates the gas flow inside your water heater or…

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What is an Air Filter?

March 21, 2016

Air filters are used to keep the air in your home or office clean and to keep your furnace or air conditioner clean. Dirt from the air can clog your heat exchanger, or cause it to work double time which can result in short cycling or shutting down all together. As an air filter gets…

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What is the Added Home Value of a Geothermal Heat Pump?

March 7, 2016

Geothermal is a significant investment for any homeowner, and you never know if you might move before you reach your payback period. What most people want to know is how much value will a geothermal system add to the value of their home. Geothermal is an amenity that appraisers will refer to as contributory value.…

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What Causes an HVAC Emergency?

February 11, 2016

There are a few things that might lend to an emergency HVAC breakdown. If you do have an emergency Ballard Natural Gas Service offers 24/7 emergency service. More often than not, the older your system is the more likely it is that you will have a system emergency. Hopefully reading over this list may help…

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What is Short Cycling?

January 21, 2016

Short cycling basically means short running times and short off times, that your furnace is turning on and off quickly and thus not providing the heat that your home needs. It can happen for a number of reasons. A furnace that is too big for your home is often the culprit. When your home heats…

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