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Ducts by Treat’s Heating & Cooling

Your air ducts are one of the most important systems in your home and if they are poorly sealed or have leaks they are likely going to result in higher energy bills.  Your home’s duct system is a network of tubes that are located in the walls, floors and ceilings that carry the air from your furnace and air conditioner to each room.

If your ducts are leaking heated air into unheated spaces it could start adding a lot to your electrical bills.  Insulating ducts in unconditioned spaces are usually cost effective.  If you are installing a new duct system, make sure it comes with the insulation.

Sealing ducts to prevent leaks is even more important if the ducts are located in an unconditioned area such as an attic or crawlspace that is vented.  If the supply ducts are leaking, heated or cooled air can be forced out of unsealed joints and lost.  In addition, unconditioned air can be drawn into return ducts through any unsealed joints.

Minor duct repairs can be easy to make, but you should have a qualified professional from Treat’s Heating & Cooling come to your home or business to ensure the proper materials and processes are being utilized.

The first step should be checking the ducts for air leaks by first looking for sections that should be joined but have separated and then look for any obvious holes.  Another option is having supply and return registers installed in rooms (especially basements) after converting the room into a living space.

Treat’s Heating & Cooling has over 40 years in the industry and we have trained professionals that provide excellent customer service.  Call us today! 360.825.0800

The Bonney Lake, WA duct experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.

Heat Pumps by Treat’s Heating & Cooling

 A common problem that heat pumps can have is short cycling.  This happens when a heat pump shuts down its heating or cooling cycle earlier than its expected process.  It will turn off and on several times and only run for a brief time.

If short cycling is not diagnosed promptly, it could cause damage to your unit and higher utility bills.  The average heating system cycles on and off three to six times every hour.  To diagnose the problem with short cycling our technicians run a test cycle of your unit to see how many times it turns on and off in a certain amount of time.

 One of the most common causes of short cycling is an easy fix.  If you don’t make it a habit to change your filters on a regular basis, it could have a major impact on your unit’s efficiency.  Warm air can’t pass through the filter and it backs up within the unit.  This sends an incorrect message to your heating system that your home is warm enough.  The unit shuts off and your home becomes cold signaling the system to start up again.  To avoid this problem, change your filter quarterly and check it monthly.

 Sometimes the problem of short cycling is caused by a faulty thermostat and not by the unit itself.  You should ensure your thermostat is turned on and set to the accurate settings before assuming that your heating equipment needs to be repaired.

If you are experiencing problems with your heating or cooling equipment, call Treat’s Heating & Cooling 360.825.0800 we will send a technician to diagnose your equipment.

The Bonney Lake, WA Heat Pumps experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.

Ductless Heating by Treat’s Heating & Cooling 

Ductless Mini Splits provide a flexible solution for indoor temperature management and are a good alternative to central air systems when ductwork isn’t cost-effective.  They are a great option for remodels and a supplement to existing equipment. 

Unlike forced air systems which distribute warm or cool air throughout a home through ductwork, Ductless systems manage environments individually with a remote, and then a handheld thermostat that controls the temperature and air flow for each room or zone.   

Multi-unit Ductless systems which feature a single condenser connected to multiple indoor units, the heating or cooling is directed precisely where it is needed with less energy waster to heat or cool unoccupied areas. 

Since Ductless mini splits are small in size they offer flexible heating and cooling.  These units are easy to install and are ideal for their individual room control.  Duct losses account for more than 30% of energy consumption, a ductless system can be significantly more efficient compared to a traditional forced air central air conditioning unit. 

If you are interesting in a Ductless Mini Split, call the professionals at Treat’s Heating & Cooling for a free estimate.  360.825.0800 

The Bonney Lake, WA Ductless Heating experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.

Humidifiers by Treat’s Heating & Cooling
Dry air can cause respiratory problems and increased allergy symptoms for many people, especially in the winter.  Dry air in your home can draw moisture out of materials such as wood.  It makes the temperature feel cooler that humidifier air so you set your thermostat higher to reach the same comfort level.

There are two types of humidifiers, small portable units and whole house humidifiers are permanently installed with your central heating & cooling system.  After your whole-house humidifier has been installed on your forced air furnace system, you can set the humidity level and forget about it.  The whole house humidifier operates with a hygrometer to measure the humidity level and it automatically humidifies the air as your furnace warms it distributing it to every room through your ductwork.

Humidifiers must be cleaned often to prevent mold and bacteria build-up.  You should clean your humidifier at least twice per year to remove dust mineral deposits left by evaporated water usually there is no other maintenance necessary. Humid air feels warmer than dry air at the same temperature.

Treat’s Heating & Cooling recommends adding a whole house humidifier to your furnace.  The humidified heated air allows you to keep your thermostat set several degrees lower while you enjoy the same comfort level throughout your home.  And remember, a lowered thermostat helps you save money on your heating bill.  Call us today!  360.825.0800

The Auburn, WA humidifier experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.

Humidifiers by Treat’s Heating & Cooling
Most homeowners associate humidity with summer.  It is a deciding factor on whether your home feels comfortable or not, whether it is summer or winter.  When there is too much humidity, conditions are just right for mold and mildew to survive.  When there is not enough humidity your furniture and other household items can dry out.  Either way, a person with respitory problems may have increased difficulty during these times.

 When air is too dry, you will feel uncomfortable and can be prone to more health issues.  Dry air can worsen asthma and bronchitis.  Every time you breathe a small amount of moisture expels from your lungs.  When that moisture isn’t replenished in the air you breathe in, you become dehydrated and may experience nose bleeds among other health problems.

 When your thermostat setting is on 70 degrees and lack of moisture in the air actually makes the room seem colder.  This can make a significant difference in your tendency to adjust the thermostat.  Instead of reaching for your heat controls, try raising the humidity level a little in your home – you may be pleasantly surprised.  Dry air is unable to hold as much heat so it tends to feel colder. 

Humidifiers put moisture into the air and make it easier to breathe.  Whole house humidifiers work like old-fashioned room humidifiers putting moisture into the air making harsh, dry air easier to breathe.  A major difference is that they improve the air in every room of your home and you don’t have to move the humidifier from room to room.

If you are interested in purchasing a humidifier for your home and having it installed, call the professionals at Treat’s Heating & Cooling 360.825.0800 we have been in business for over 40 years and are here to help you with all your HVAC needs.

The Bonney Lake, WA humidifier experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.

Advantages Of Having A Humidifier In Your Home In Enumclaw, WA

Posted on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at 8:43 am.
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Humidifiers by Treat’s Heating & Cooling
You may be familiar with small portable humidifiers that can be placed in individual rooms.  You fill the tank with water and turn it on and the machine disburses humidity into the air until it is turned off or runs out of water.

Whole house humidifiers are installed directly into a heating/cooling system.  It introduces humidity in the form of water vapor into the air at the source – heating ducts.  The level of humidity is monitored and controlled by the thermostat, just like the temperature is and an even level of moisture can be released into your house all year long.

Many viruses thrive in low humidity which can increase the likelihood of catching the flu, colds and other respitory infections.  An overly dry environment can make people more susceptible to infection.  Putting humidity back into your home can reduce the incidence of all of these problems.

Dry air can damage many things in a home including wood floors, furniture and paint.  Supplying your house with the proper amount of humidity can protect your home from the dry air. 

 Turning up the thermostat raises the temperature in your home but doesn’t necessarily make you feel any warmer.  A whole house humidifier can help you stay warm at lower temperatures.  You can save money on your energy bill for every degree you lower the thermostat. 

Call the professionals at Treat’s Heating & Cooling 360.825.0800 we will give you information about humidifiers and help you understand all the benefits humidifiers have.

The Enumclaw, WA humidifier experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.

Capacitors by Treat's Heating & Cooling 

A capacitor is an electrical component that helps alternate a systems flow if electricity.  If a capacitor starts to fail it will likely cause your system to malfunction and can be repaired by a professional at Treat’s Heating & Cooling.

 There are two types of capacitors in your equipment:

Run capacitor
Start capacitor
Both capacitors help with the flow of electricity but have different tasks.  A start capacitor helps to provide the energy that a motor needs to start up by storing energy and then releasing it to the motor upon start up.  A run capacitor regulates the flow of electricity to the motor making sure the motor isn’t affected by the electrical surges.

Signs indicating you may have a bad capacitor:

Blower fan stops working: if you notice the blower motor in your fan isn’t turning on, this could be a good indicator it could be a problem with the blower motor,

Bad smell:  if you start to smell burning, this could mean the wires in the capacitor have frayed or corroded and once they melt, this can cause the burning odor.

Clicking sound: failing capacitors will sometimes click when your furnace starts up.

Any electrical problems should be diagnosed by a trained technician.  Call Treat’s Heating & Cooling at 360.825.0800 for an appointment.  We have been in the industry for over 40 years!

The Enumclaw, WA capacitor experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.

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