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

February 26, 2021

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 at 509-662-6846 to come out to diagnose the smell for you.

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What Does AFUE Mean?

February 12, 2021

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Washington home and how much fuel is wasted.

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

January 13, 2021

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 Alpine Aire, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Video – Check Your Furnace Pilot Light

December 28, 2020

Your furnace may be blowing cold air because the pilot light has gone out. Call us at 509-662-6846 or request service online to have it properly fixed. This is indicative of a bigger problem that requires professional help.

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Thermostat 101 Basics

December 14, 2020

In the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, your thermostat is the undisputed leader of the heating and cooling team. It signals your furnace and air conditioner (AC) when to turn on and off. Whenever your thermostat detects a temperature change that’s different from the desired setting in your Wenatchee home, it barks out a new directive to adjust the indoor climate.

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Video – Does Indoor Air Quality Affect My Pet?

November 30, 2020

Protect your pets from indoor air pollution by changing your air filters regularly.

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

November 20, 2020

Our highly climate-controlled indoor environments can often be extremely comfortable in our modern world. Combine that with the fact so many of our daily needs are easily met without needing to go outside, and you find a society that spends nearly all its time indoors. As a result, poor indoor air quality has become a significant area of concern as a contributor to potential health problems.

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Video – What Is a Heat Pump?

October 30, 2020

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside your home to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside similar to an air conditioner.

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Heat Pump Maintenance Tips

October 23, 2020

Most of us tend to take our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for granted. As long as they are working, it’s easy to go on day after day without thinking about them. But, like most other things, taking care of your HVAC system through regular maintenance is critical to keeping it in good working order.

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Video – Keep Clean Air During Your Time at Home

September 28, 2020

Keep clean air in your home by using filters, air cleaners, & UV lights to reduce the risk of mold, bacteria, viruses, & other pollutants growing in your home.

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