Mount Vernon HVAC

Why Is My AC Fan Outside Not Spinning?

As any seasoned homeowner in Whatcom or Skagit County can attest, few things are more frustrating than stepping outside on a sweltering summer day only to discover your air conditioning unit’s outdoor fan has decided to take a siesta.  That unmoving fan means your AC system is essentially running on fumes, struggling to pull in

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Why Does My AC Keep Tripping the Breaker?

As the summer thermostat gradually gets dialed higher and higher, the last thing any homeowner wants is their air conditioning system repeatedly throwing in the towel by tripping circuit breakers. One moment you’re basking in cool relief, the next everything abruptly powers down as electric safeguards kick in against potential overloads. While an occasional breaker

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AC Filter

Why Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Let’s face it, finding a puddle around your air conditioner is one of those moments that makes every Whatcom or Skagit County homeowner’s heart sink. Water pooling up can wreak havoc on your system and home if left unchecked – whether it’s mold spreading, drywall turning to mush, or another disastrous chain reaction. But don’t

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AC not turning on

Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Warm Air?

As the sweltering summer temperatures continue ramping up across the Pacific Northwest, there are few things more deflating than an air conditioning system that simply can’t seem to keep indoor spaces comfortably cool and dry. You crank that thermostat down, expecting refreshing breezes – only to be met with stuffy stagnant warmth forcefully blowing from

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AC Ready for Summer

How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer?

Summer is just around the corner, and for many of us here in Whatcom County and Skagit County, that means temperatures will soon be climbing and our air conditioning units will be kicking into high gear.  An AC that’s not properly prepped can struggle to keep up with our region’s heat and humidity, leading to

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AC unit replacement

Why Is My Air Conditioner Making A Noise?

Nobody looks forward to the sticky, swampy feeling of a Pacific Northwest summer heatwave. But at least we can all count on our trusty air conditioning units to serve up icy relief, right? Well, that refreshing oasis can start feeling more like a war zone if your cooling system suddenly starts bombarding you with loud,

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Skagit County HVAC Experts

What is a MERV Rating and Why Should You Care?

Air filters are the unsung heroes of our heating and cooling systems, silently laboring to keep dust, dander, and other airborne particles from recirculating through our homes. But did you know that not all air filters are created equal? The difference lies in their MERV ratings – an officially determined score that tells you just

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Plumbing Inspection

How to Clear a Blocked Kitchen Sink

There’s nothing quite as maddening as a clogged kitchen sink rendering your primary prep and cleaning area completely unusable. One minute you’re rinsing vegetables or washing dishes, the next you’re staring down a backed-up, smelly pooling mess with water stubbornly refusing to drain. Fortunately, most kitchen sink clogs are pretty manageable to clear on your

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Skagit County Plumbers & HVAC Experts

How to Prevent Shower Drain Blockages

Shower drain blockages are an all-too-common household headache that no one wants to deal with. We’ve all been there – trying to wash up in ankle-deep, dirty water because the drain can’t keep up. Or worse yet, having to call in a plumber to deal with a total clog backup. It’s unsanitary, inconvenient, and can

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Ductless Air Conditioning

Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell Bad?

There’s nothing worse than walking into a sweltering home and being smacked in the face by a putrid smell emanating from your AC unit.  From musty mildew funk to the unmistakable stench of something dead and decaying, foul odors can make running the air conditioner pretty unpleasant. But before you resign yourself to endless nose-crinkling

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Skagit County Plumbers & HVAC Experts

Why Does My Drain Smell Bad?

There’s nothing quite like stepping into your kitchen or bathroom and getting a big whiff of…well, let’s just say it’s an unpleasant aroma. You do a quick scan of the room but can’t pinpoint the culprit. That funky smell seems to be wafting up from the depths of your sink or shower drain. Stinky drains

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