Reliable Technicians Servicing Thermostats for Customers from Marysville to Tacoma
Your thermostat plays a crucial role in controlling and maintaining comfort in your home or business. When you notice that it isn’t functioning the way it should or stops working entirely, it’s time to reach out to Home Squad. Our technicians can restore control and comfort with our quick and dependable thermostat repair, replacement, and installation services. We bring years of expertise to the table and prioritize safety and satisfaction, which is why our customers in Bothell and surrounding areas reach out to us whenever they need help.
To speak with one of our thermostat specialists today, call (425) 312-6767 or complete our convenient online form. Free estimates are available.
Why Did My Thermostat Stop Working?
Have you discovered your thermostat is running when you don’t want it to or it’s adjusting settings on its own? There could be a number of reasons it may fail to function properly.
Some of those common reasons thermostats fail are:
- Electrical issues: While some thermostats run on batteries, others use your home’s electrical system as their main power source. If your thermostat runs off the latter and is facing problems, there may be a fault in the system that needs professional attention.
- Dirt and debris: Over time, thermostats can accumulate a lot of dirt, dust, and debris, which isn’t a big issue until it affects the device’s functionality. Dirt can hinder a thermostat’s calibration and result in it using more energy than usual. This can lead to increases in your energy bill and decreased performance due to issues like stuck buttons.
- Loose connections: A thermostat that continuously powers on and off or seems like it has a mind of its own may have loose screws or wires. Instead of attempting to tighten connections yourself, call our skilled electricians. We will use the proper tools to ensure all connections are safely and securely fastened.
- It’s outdated: The typical lifespan for a thermostat is about 10 years. If your thermostat is reaching that age, it may be vulnerable to functionality issues. To eliminate the hassle an old thermostat may bring, contact us to install a new upgrade.
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Do I Need an Earthquake Valve?Depending on where you live, you may be required to have an earthquake valve in place by law. However, even if it is not legally required, putting in an earthquake valve is still a good idea if you live in areas prone to this type of seismic activity. Home Squad Home Services and Repair has been installing these devices for our customers all around the Bothell, WA area for years. We would be happy to discuss your individual situation with you and help you determine whether or not an earthquake valve is a reasonable precaution for you to take.
What Are Earthquake Valves?Earthquake valves automatically shut off the gas supply to your home in the event that major seismic activity is detected in the area. When motion of a certain magnitude is present underground, a mechanism in the valve will be triggered and cut off all gas flow to your home. The action of an earthquake can cause damage to gas lines and pipes. Cutting off the gas can help prevent any fires or explosions caused by those damages, potentially saving your home. These fires and explosions are often more damaging than the actual earthquake.
When is a Ductless Mini Split System a Better Choice?
You’ve probably heard of a ductless mini split system but aren’t sure if one of these systems is right for your home. Well, sometimes these are actually the better choice and here’s why.
The mini split system provides more flexible solutions as opposed to the standard HVAC. Heat pumps and central air systems force cold and hot air through ducts while mini split systems deliver air directly into the desired room, which makes it easier to get the precise temperature and requires less energy.
Because ductless mini split systems don’t lose energy through improperly sealed ductwork, they operate more efficiently, which saves you money. Also, as mentioned, these units require less power to do the same job that an HVAC system does, which also increases your energy savings.
Since HVAC systems and heat pumps force air through ductwork, it’s not uncommon for people to experience poor indoor air quality if the ductwork gets dirty. With a mini split system, you get the option of multi-stage filtration that drastically reduces the amount of allergens, particles, and dust that goes out into your home.
Finally, if your home doesn’t have ductwork, or you’re living in an apartment, a ductless mini split system is easier and cheaper to install since you don’t have to worry about cutting holes for ducts.
What Should I Check Before Calling an HVAC Contractor?
The warm summer nights here in Washington mean that residents’ air conditioners are working overtime to keep everyone cool and comfortable, and it’s bound to happen that some systems can’t handle the load and break down. If your system isn’t putting out the cold air you desire, or if it’s not firing up at all, here are a few troubleshooting tips to check before you call an AC contractor.
If the air isn’t as cold as you desire, check that the air filter is clean and make sure there aren’t any obstructions near the outside compressor. Also, check for moisture as it may be a refrigerant leak.
If the air isn’t blowing, check the thermostat and make sure it’s set a few degrees lower than the room temperature. Also, make sure the thermostat is set to ‘cooling mode’. Check to see if any circuit breakers have been tripped, and of course, make sure the air filter is clean.
If you experience frequent on/off cycling or a system that won’t shut off, check and make sure an air register isn’t blowing directly on the thermostat, which can cause it to malfunction. Also check your refrigerant levels, and the air filter.
If you notice ice on the system, it could be that dirty air filter that’s to blame, or check to see if the coils are dirty. Also inspect the vents for obstructions.
To find out more troubleshooting tips, contact us online or call us!
Where Can I Get Replacement HVAC Filters?You can purchase replacement air filters directly from Home Services and Repair. In fact, we offer a delivery service as well so you will never have to leave your home to try and find the right kind of filter for your system. When you sign up for our annual filter replacement programs, you will receive the appropriate filter for your system from USPS every 90 days. We offer a variety of high-quality filters, so that you can be sure to get the type and size that is right for your system. If you are not sure how to install the filter yourself, our team will be happy to stop by and help you with removal of the old and installation of the new.
Why You Should Consider Smart Thermostats
While there are different options to choose from when you are considering a new thermostat, the convenience of a smart thermostat can be well worth the upgrade. This new technology is all about making it easier to control your indoor temperatures while also providing a number of benefits.
Our Home Squad pros can point you in the right direction when choosing your smart thermostat. Some advantages to this technology include:
- Reduced energy cost
- Tracked energy use
- Build “energy profiles” based on usage
- Remote controllability
- Schedule your HVAC usage
With our over 30 years of experience, we have become leaders in installing thermostats in Bothell and beyond. Let us help you bring your indoor climate control to the modern age!
Why Choose Home Squad for Your Thermostat Needs?
When it comes to thermostat repairs and installations, you deserve a superhero experience. With the efficient way we work and the courteous way we deal with you, you are sure to have a comfortable experience from beginning to end.
Our customers prefer us to others for thermostat services because:
- We employ expertly trained and dependable professionals.
- We are on call 24/7 for emergency services.
- We prioritize customer satisfaction and efficiency.
Let Our Squad Rescue Your Thermostat
Don’t wait for thermostat problems to be resolved by inexperienced technicians, go with an established brand you can trust. Our Home Squad specialists are standing by to deliver the quick and efficient services you expect from us.
Call (425) 312-6767 to schedule a free estimate today!