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How to Save Money on my Heating Bill this Winter

February 8, 2019

Is your energy bill too high this winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a few simple things that you can do at home to save money…

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Why Is My HVAC Unit Making Unusual Noises?

February 5, 2019

If you hear any unusual noise coming from your HVAC unit, please turn it off and call us at 360-336-1517. Don’t attempt any kind of repair without consulting an HVAC certified technician first.

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What Is a Boiler?

January 31, 2019

If we mention the word boiler, do you know exactly what we mean? Or are you thinking of a furnace? Or of a hot water heater? Or are you not even sure? If you are confused, rest assured you are not alone. Our Foss Heating & Cooling technicians run into many people here in the…

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Mid adult hispanic man looks at smart phone for instruction as he learns to use thermostat in his new home. He is touching the digital termostat with his finger. He is standing in front of the stairs leading to the second floor of his home. He is wearing a blue sweater and glasses and has brown hair and a beard.

Why Is My Thermostat Blank?

January 23, 2019

It’s an “Oh no!” moment when you approach your home’s thermostat and see its screen is blank. Is it serious? Does it mean your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioning is broken? Not necessarily. In fact, most of the time, it’s something minor and can be easily fixed. Here are some of the most frequent…

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A home in Mount Vernon, WA, where the owner is learning what a heat pump is.

What Is a Heat Pump?

December 28, 2018

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside 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…

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How do I Know When I Need a New Furnace?

December 4, 2018

There are few simple things to take into consideration when thinking about replacing your heating unit. How Old Is Your Furnace? The average life expectancy of a furnace is 15 to 20 years. The closer your furnace gets to this age range, the more attention you should pay to the warning signs. Start shopping for…

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Furnace is blowing cold air and a man is sitting under a blanket.

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

November 15, 2018

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reason that your furnace may be blowing cold air and there a few things to check before you need…

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Foss Heating & Cooling proudly provides HVAC service to Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Burlington, Bow, Camano Island, La Conner, Sedro Woolley, Stanwood, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 360-336-1517, or request service online today.