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Cardinal’s Top 3 Tips for Home Comfort

Seattle homeowners have been trusting Cardinal Heating with their home comfort needs since 1991. With over 25 years of experience in the heating and cooling business, we have learned a thing or two about how to keep families comfortable in the Pacific Northwest. This month, we have dug deep back into the blog archives to

2017 Home Maintenance Budget: How to Plan Ahead for Next Year

Budgeting is one of those things that many people know is important but very few actually take the time to do. When it comes to home maintenance, services and repairs can become costly, especially if you don’t plan ahead. A home maintenance budget is a great way to make sure that you set aside enough

When to Call an HVAC Tech for Heater Repair

Before you call an HVAC technician for heating repair, there are a few minor things you may want to check for that could end up saving you money on an unneeded service call. No one likes to spend unneeded money on something simple that could have been fixed without a professional, so take a look

5 Ways to Get Your Seattle Home Ready for Winter

Winters in Seattle can get a bit chilly with the average high of 47 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low of 36 degrees. Just as you have to take steps to prepare yourself for the winter, you also need to prepare your home. Below, we offer some tips for getting your Seattle home ready for

Evaporator and condenser coils

How Do the Coils in an Air Conditioning Unit Work?

Air-conditioning systems are somewhat complicated. They consist of multiple parts and systems working together to cool a building. While fans and ducts move cold air throughout a house, refrigerants move through parts of the air conditioner to cool that air. The Physical Property Behind Air Conditioners Air conditioners rely upon a physical property of gases

Is Insulating the Attic Over a Garage Beneficial?

Do I Need to Insulate the Attic Area Over My Garage?

Homeowners are always looking to save money on heating and cooling costs. Insulating the attic above a home is one step to ensure these costs are kept low, but what about the attic over a garage? Would adding insulation there affect heating and cooling costs? Effects of Insulating the Garage Attic The general answer to

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Winter Weather Projections for the Puget Sound

Though fall has just arrived, it is never too early to begin preparing yourself and your home for winter in the Puget Sound. Looking at the winter weather projections for 2016 will help you better understand what type of weather you need to prepare for. Below, we will take a look at what types of

How to Prevent Mold

How Mold Affects the Air You Breathe & What You Can Do About It

Most homeowners are terrified by the thought of having mold growing in their homes. And for good reason! Mold in your home is not only unsightly and unpleasant to smell, but it can also be hazardous to your health and have serious negative impacts on the structural integrity of your home. Mold affects the quality

In-home Asbestos Risk

Is Asbestos In Your Home Something You Should Worry About?

Asbestos In Home Duct Systems Asbestos was a popular construction material due to its fire retardant and insulating properties, but the dangers of this substance weren’t fully understood until recently. Asbestos particles can cause several health problems, including mesothelioma—a condition that causes lung cancer. Aside from its use as insulation and fireproofing material, asbestos can

Four Benefits of Installing Solar Hot Water Heaters

Four Benefits Of Installing Solar Hot Water Heaters

As a certified VELUX Solar Specialist, at Cardinal Heating & AC have helped many people in their transition to solar heating. If you’re considering a switch, take a look at the top four reasons more people move to solar every year. Embrace Environmental Benefits Of Solar Climate change is a hot topic, causing many people