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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

Winter Puget Sound

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

HVAC Stats and Facts For Homeowners

  How often do you have your unit serviced? We recommend you do it at least once year, most manufacturers require you to have a service ticket twice a year to keep your warranty valid. Call us today to make sure your system is running at peak performance, and you can start saving now.

Fun Things to do Around Seattle this 4th of July

Cardinal Heating & A/C has put together a list of some of the things to do around town this 4th of July. It’s not an exhaustive list but if you’re looking for something fun to do, we’ve got you covered. Fourth of July Splash The City of Kent is providing a full day of fun

Smart Thermostats – Yes, Another Smart Device is a Good Thing

  Essentially the thermostat, whether it is smart or not, has one function: to control the temperature in your home. Whether it’s a mechanical one, or a new smart thermostat, that is its one job. How and when it performs that job though is what can have a large impact on your electric bill. Traditional

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Costs of Home Heating with Electricity, Gas, & Oil

But for some isolated pockets of rural areas in the US, heating your home will be done in one of three ways, by gas, electricity, or oil. Each of these heating energy sources have their own costs, method efficiencies, and equipment costs. Heating Costs: Electricity, Gas, & Oil. There are a huge number of variables