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How to Prepare Your Furnace or Heat Pump for Winter shared by G & G Heating, Furnace Repair and Air Conditioner Repair Olympia, WA


As the great Abraham Lincoln once famously said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.” Indeed, if you want to stay warm and comfortable during winter, then you need to ensure that your heating system is in tiptop condition now that fall is here and winter just around the corner. Preparation is key and here are some of the effective steps that you can follow to guarantee that your furnace is ready to take the long cold nights ahead.

1) Clean and declutter the furnace area

First things first, it’s important that your entire furnace area is properly cleaned and sorted out before you even begin checking out your heating system. If you are one of the many Olympia area homeowners who keep their furnaces in the storage room after the cold months are over, then you have a lot of dusting and de-cluttering to do. Here are a few guidelines that you can follow to make your furnace area spick and span:

● Move nearby objects away from the furnace so you can freely access it anytime you need to during winter.
● Thoroughly clean every nook and cranny, if possible.
● Don’t forget to vacuum the surface of your furnace to eliminate dirt, cobwebs, and any unwanted dirt.
● Make sure that the entire furnace, especially every pilot light, is completely visible even from a distance.

2) Change the air filters

Changing your home’s interior air filters is a vital part of the preparation that you need to make for the coming winter. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy has deemed filter replacement as the most important step in guaranteeing that your heating system is in good working condition. The good news is you can easily purchase good replacement filters at any hardware shop near you. Just make sure that it’s the right kind of filter, however, as the wrong fit could ruin your furnace.

When purchasing brand new air filters for your heating system, consider its Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value or MERV. The MERV is a grading system, with 1 being the lowest and 16 being the highest. This measures the efficiency of an air filter at capturing dust and other specks in the air. While you want to select a high MERV rating, try not to opt with a very high number however as it can potentially limit the air flow of your unit.

3) Test drive your furnace

You want to test your furnace and see for yourself whether it's in good working condition prior to winter. Try to turn on your heating system and check for unusual sounds and vibrations. If there are, then there’s a good chance that something’s wrong with your furnace and you will have enough time on your hands to get it fixed or purchase a brand new one before winter comes knocking on your door.

In addition, try to check the thermostat to see if it’s perfectly synced with your furnace. Turn the heat on and if the thermostat isn’t responding properly, install new batteries. If it won’t work, then you might want to consider purchasing a new thermostat.

Now if its time for extensive furnace use, adjust the program for ideal heating to accommodate the cold season. Change the cooling program to heating and turn the temperature 2-3 degrees higher than that of your home’s interior to achieve the ideal ambiance. Wait for a couple of minutes for the heat to reach desired temperature levels. If it doesn’t, you can check the wiring for any problems or call a technician to do it for you. It’s always best to rely on a professional if something’s amiss with your heating system.


4) Examine the Fan Belt

The fan belt plays an integral role in your furnace and that’s why it's important that you examine its current state and find out if there is any evidence of wear and tear. If it isn’t tightly fixed in place, the furnace will work harder to generate the needed heat demanding more gas or power than necessary as a result. Luckily, you can inspect your fan belt’s present condition all by yourself by following these steps:

● Remove the screws on the air handle cover and open it once you're done. If you see a big, rubber belt, then that would be your heating system’s fan belt.

● Probe the entire belt to determine if there are any existing breaks or tattered regions. If there are, then it would be best to change the belt with a new one before winter arrives.

● Assess the tension of the belt. If it's not firmly in place, you will need to tighten it back to normal. If you are having trouble with this step or are not comfortable doing it, it would be wise to call for professional help.

5) Monitor the Heat Pump

Fortunately, you don’t need to do much to ensure that your heat pump is in optimal shape. The majority of these parts are engineered to hamper snow buildup on your furnace. With that being said, all you need to do is to guarantee that the uppermost portion of your furnace is free from any presence of snow, ice, moisture, or accumulated water during cold winter days.

Now if your heat pumps are blowing cool air when it’s supposed to be heating your room after adjusting your thermostat to heat mode, you may need to modify the heat pump’s wiring alignment on your thermostat. You can contact your furnace manufacture for a step by step walkthrough on how to go about it or contact G & G Heating directly for help.

6) Cover the AC condenser

Try to conceal your AC condenser so it will be safe from icicle droppings. That is of course if your furnace doesn’t use a heat pump because in this case, there is no need to cover everything as it will continue to operate whole year round.

And there is no need to find a special covering for this task. Often, an appropriately sized trash can lid with matching tapes and plastic chords will normally be enough to protect your AC condenser from falling ice. Additionally, you can choose to conceal the fan but make sure that you don’t use any material, especially plastic sheets, that will trap moisture inside.

7) Clean Furnace Ducts or Vents

Heat from your furnace will pass through its ducts or vents before it enters your room. For this reason, these heat tunnels should be free from any dust, dirt, and other objects that impede the hot air’s smooth passage. Follow these three easy steps in cleaning your furnace ducts or vents:

● Wipe the exterior with a clean towel damped in a mixture of lukewarm water and ordinary cleaning liquid.

● Once the exterior is dust free, shift your attention to its interior and try to examine for any presence of objects that are generating a congestion and remove them.

● If there are no more obstructing objects inside the vents, wipe the interior with a towel dampened in lukewarm water and cleaning liquid. Then wipe it with another dry towel to make sure that there are no tiny droplets and moisture left.

Don’t be shocked if you stumble on things like small toys, coins, and other items that have made their way inside the ducts. Many homeowners, especially those who have kids and indoor pets, have experienced the same surprising revelation after they cleaned their furnace vents. Clear your vents or ducts from these obstacles and guarantee that warm air is blowing without resistance.

8) Buy a brand new Furnace if necessary

Generally speaking, your furnace can last up to two decades with regular maintenance and care. Without it, there’s a chance that it will no longer be serviceable after ten winters. One of the worst things that could happen to you and your family in the middle of winter is to find that your furnace is no longer working.

So you can prevent this kind of nightmare scenario from happening, you might want to consider purchasing a brand new furnace before snow covers your home. To have an idea if your furnace needs urgent replacement, here are something that you might want to look into:

● You don’t maintain your furnace every year
● Your energy bill is rising and you need a modern unit that is highly efficient
● The furnace can’t provide you with the kind of heating that you need to stay comfortable
● It has burdened you with costly repairs
● It’s an old unit - between 15-20 years or older.

As a good rule of thumb, you need to buy a brand new furnace if your existing unit falls in the category of “outdated” or “ancient”, or if it appears just like a coal burning stove.

9) Maintenance tips for oil-powered units

If you have an oil-powered furnace, then you will need to address a few different maintenance tasks such as changing the oil filter, cleaning the burner nozzle, and meticulous brushing of the heat-exchanger to ensure that they working properly and efficiently as oil units are quite messy compared to gas ones.

Again, maintaining your furnace, whether its oil or gas powered, will depend entirely if your comfortable to do things on your own. If not, annual maintenance by a certified HVAC technician is required by almost every manufacturer to make sure that the warranties are secured.

10) Put a premium on safety

You need to ensure that your furnace can operate safely once you turn it on for a prolonged period of time the moment winter kicks in full throttle. For this reason, make it a point to de-clutter the entire area in which your furnace is situated to prevent possible fire hazards. And as an additional safety precaution, try to examine your carbon monoxide sensor if it's working properly and change the batteries if they are already old.

You can quickly examine your furnace now and follow the steps mentioned above to secure a heating system that will run smoothly for the entire winter season, even if it's old. Winter is coming and it would also be wise to seek professional advice before you find yourself trapped in the middle of a snowstorm without proper heating.

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How to choose the Best Olympia Furnace Repair Company by G & G Heating


When your furnace breaks down or starts to go on the fritz, it’s important that you find a reliable and trustworthy furnace repair company quickly. Luckily, if you live in Olympia, Washington, there are no shortage of furnace repair companies around. While that’s good news in terms of finding one, it makes finding a reliable company that little bit harder. We don’t like our customers struggling here at G & G Heating, however. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to finding the best Olympia furnace repair company for you. If you need a furnace repair company, follow the steps below!

Don’t wait until your furnace breaks down

The first thing to do is to not wait until your furnace breaks down. If you need emergency repairs, you’re going to be rushed into choosing a company. Naturally, this means that you’ll be less likely to carefully consider each company in turn and may rush into choosing a company that isn’t so great. If you start looking when your furnace shows signs of malfunction, however, you’ll be much more likely to have the benefit of time in order to approach several companies for quotes and to find a company that matches your values.

Speak to friends and look online

When you start your search for an Olympia furnace repair company, there are two places we recommend starting. The first is by asking your friends and family if they have used a company recently. Few recommendations are better than those from friends and family and you can often get honest and truthful opinions from the people you trust. After all, no one wants to hurt you by recommending a bad company. Of course, your friends or family may not have used a company recently. If that’s the case, then we recommend you look online. Googling “Furnace repair companies in Olympia” is bound to turn up the best and most respected companies around. But you will also be able to find online reviews about each company. While not as good as recommendations from your family, online reviews can still be a great source of advice.

Choose a company with experience

When shortlisting companies, it is a good idea to only choose companies with a lot of experience. While a new start up may be good enough to do the job, it is a much safer bet to choose a company that has been serving the Olympia community for years. Take G&G Heating, for example. We have been servicing families in Olympia since we started trading in 1984. Over that time we’ve gotten to know the market in Olympia very well and our technicians can spot problems quicker than anyone else. Hundreds have people have trusted us to repair their furnaces, which means we have a huge amount of customer testimonials that can vouch for the excellent work that we do. Put it this way, if we didn’t do great work, we wouldn’t still be going over 30 years later.

Find a company that cares about you

Finally, you need to find a company that cares more about you than making a huge profit. Some companies will push for you to have the most expensive furnace installed, knowing that they can make a big profit on it. But the company to choose is the one that tells you how you can save your money. That’s always been our philosophy here at G&G. Our mission is to improve the wellbeing of our customers and to make sure their money is well spent (whether that is on heating bills or furnace costs).


Hopefully, if you’ve followed the steps above, you’ll have found the perfect Olympia furnace repair company for you. We like to think that you will have come to us at G&G Heating. If you have, great. We’ll be able to provide you with a free quote for the work, regardless of what the issue is. You can trust us to have your best interests at heart and we’ll never complete work without consulting you first. We aim to save you money first and foremost and that will be reflected in the service that we deliver. Call us today for a free consultation and quote. We look forward to hearing from you.

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8140 Old Hwy 99 SE,
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: 360-943-0964
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Olympia Heat Pumps to Keep your Family Warm and Cool by G & G Heating

If you’re looking for a way to warm your home in Olympia,WA at lower costs, then G & G Heating’s heat pumps are ideal. Not only will they get you through the winter, while using far less energy than other types of heating systems, but heat pumps can also be used to cool your home in the summer.

What’s a Heat pump?

Heat pumps move heat from the surrounding environment to a place inside the heat pump called a “heat sink.” Though both freezers and air conditioners fall into the heat pump category, the term is usually used to describe HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), used to cool or heat the space around them.

When you use heat pumps to warm your Olympia home, a basic refrigeration cycle, similar to that of a refrigerator or an air conditioner, is performed in reverse. The heat is released into the room instead of outside. The cold air is drawn from the air around it.

When used for heating, heat pumps are up to 4 times more efficient than electrical resistance heaters. However, the cost of installing one is usually greater.

Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP)

ASHPs are usually found both most affordable and the most popular kind of heat pump. They draw heat from the air outside and send it inside your home. Inexpensive and easy to install, their only downside is their reliance on the outside air.
If you’re facing a harsh winter, their efficiency may somewhat drop. However, even if the weather conditions in Olympia become extreme, heat pumps will still achieve a 2.5 COP (coefficient of performance).

The Advantages of Installing a Heat Pump

Some of the advantages of heat pumps are as follows:

- Less maintenance: Your system will need just one yearly inspection/maintenance, which you may even be able to do on your own. However, it is best you call a professional like G&G Heating, Olympiaevery 3-4 years in case you’ve missed something.

- Low cost: Running a combustion based system is much more expensive than using a heat pump. Using the latter will save a great deal on energy bills in the long run. Although heat pumps can be as expensive as $20.000, you will save an average of $1.400 on heating and cooling each year.

- Cooling: Summer months will become more manageable by reversing the heat pump’s process and effectively turning it into an AC unit.

- Emissions: If you care about the environment, heat pumps are much better for it. Its carbon emissions are reduced to a minimum, and its efficiency can be as high as 600%.

- Safety: The chances of needing repair are infinitely lower when using a heat pump, as opposed to a combustion heating system.

- Resistance: Heat pumps can work for as much as 50 years, and even their average life expectancy is 14-15 years. If you check and maintain them regularly, they will keep your home warm for more than a decade.

However, to enjoy these benefits, it’s recommended you get a professional to install them. Heating systems can get damaged if handled poorly, reducing their lifespan. To get the best results from your heat pumps in Olympia, speak to G&G Heating.

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Furnace Care in Washington

You might not be aware of this, but proper furnace maintenance and cleaning are essential to keeping your furnace functioning properly. This is especially true in towns like Lacey and Tumwater in Olympia, Washington where the winter weather means furnaces get more use than most. While furnace care in Olympia is something that an experienced owner can complete on their own, many still choose to let experts handle their furnace care. Not only does this save time, it also ensures a thorough and professionally done job. Here's what furnace maintenance entails and what you can expect your chosen professional to complete.

Check the filter system

The filter system plays a crucial role in your gas furnace since it keeps dirt and unwanted particles from entering. Just like you would with your car, cleaning the filter on a constant basis is important especially if you're using your furnace heavily. A professional will check the filter system to see if there is dust, dirt, and other particles that have already built up. If there is, they will wipe them clean. If the build-up is tremendous, then you might want to consider replacing the filter.

Clean the blower

After the filter system, the blower will be the next thing that is cleaned. It is normally placed next to the air filter making it relatively easy to locate. All those dust and unwanted particles that slip through the filter will normally settle in the blower. Typically, a damp cloth is used when cleaning the blower. The pulleys and belts should also be cleaned to ensure a thorough job.

Check the furnace ducts

Furnace ducts are vulnerable to wear and tear that's why it is important that you keep an eye on this vital furnace part. You can free the furnace ducts from dirt by using a high-powered vacuum cleaner.

Professional Furnace Care in Washington

If you want professional furnace installation, maintenance, and repair service in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and surrounding areas, we can help. Get in touch today for more information.
Contact Us Today for all of your Heating & Air system needs.

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Furnace Repair and Air Conditioner Repair Olympia, WA

Since 1984, G & G Heating offer the best Air-Conditioning services. 100% satisfaction guaranteed! We understand that your heating/air conditioning system is the most expensive. We would love to be your AC service company!

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Air Conditioning Not Cooling.

What you least want on a hot summer day is an air conditioner that can't cool.

Many air conditioning issues are not difficult to identify and repair.

If your AC is not working at all try to troubleshoot:

1. Be sure it is receiving power at the electrical panel.
2. Reset the equipment’s switches and/or overloads.
3. Check the thermostat settings.
4. Check the condensate overflow switch.

If the problem persists, Let Us Help You

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Let us together enjoy and celebrate our happiness.

On this 4th of July let us salute all those brave men and women who fought for our country. Everyone is celebrating for we have done them proud. Long live America! May all of you have a very Happy 4th of July.

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