Ballard Natural Gas Service is the leading HVAC company in Seattle for all furnace, heat pumps or water heaters. We service and repair all makes and models. If you need heating service we are the company to call. Our skilled technicians are qualified to solve just about any repair or installation that you throw at us.
Don’t get left in the cold! Is your furnace acting up, is it blowing cold air or making too much noise? Our experienced team of professionals is here to keep your home warm and cozy. We repair all makes and models and we will never try to sell you a service that you don’t need. Our technicians are honest and hard working and we are always transparent and fair about the work we do.
Sometimes a repair is not sufficient to fix your furnace. Sometimes a new furnace is the most cost effective and energy efficient way to go. We will always be honest with you about a possible furnace replacement. We value our time and your money, we don’t want to perform repairs or service on an appliance that is need of replacement.
If you do need a furnace replacement, we know how overwhelming it can be. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about furnaces that we get from some of our Seattle residents:
What are the different types of furnaces?
- Single Stage – This type of furnace has only one stage of operation. It can either be turned on or turned off.
- Two Stage – This type of furnace has two settings, full and half speed. This is a more efficient way to heat and provides for better comfort because it can move the air at a slower pace.
- Variable Stage or Modulating – This kind of furnace modulates the speed and heat output based on the temperature outside and the desired comfort level. This furnace only works as much as you need it, this makes it the most energy efficient type of furnaces.
What is AFUE?
Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency
A measure of furnace heating efficiency. The higher the AFUE, the more efficient the furnace.
What size furnace do I need?
We can calculate the correct size furnace for your home. The number of BTUs or British Thermal Units, needed to heat your home is dependent on a number of variables. Contrary to what you might think, a bigger furnace may not necessarily mean more heating power for your home. Call us and we can set up an appointment to calculate the size furnace you might need.
Heat Pump Service, Repair and Replacement
We don’t just service furnaces. Many of our Seattle customers and the surrounding communities have heat pumps. Heat pumps are an energy efficient and environmentally friendly way to heat your home. If you want a heat pump installed or serviced or need repairs for your current one Ballard Natural Gas Service is here for you.
What kind of heat pump do you have?
A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from in to out or from out to in. It collects energy from a source and then transfers that energy into heat for your home. There are 3 basic forms of heat pump available.
- Air Source
An air source heat pump collects energy from the air through a series of coils and transfers it into heat.
- Water Source
A water source heat pump collects energy from water by running a series of pipes underwater and then transfers that into heat for your home.
A geothermal heat pump, also known as a ground source heat pump collects energy from the earth through a series of coils and transfers that energy into heat.
Ballard Natural Gas Service also installs and maintains gas fireplaces. Gas fireplaces are an energy efficient, cozy addition to your Seattle home. If you are looking to install a new one, or maintain your existing one, we are the company for you.
Are you having trouble with your fireplace? Maybe it won’t light, or stay lit.
Gas fireplace repairs and maintenance are potentially dangerous if you are unqualified to handle it. A gas fireplace has a gas line, pilot light, thermocouple and thermopile. When dealing with gas lines it is best to have a trained professional do the work to avoid any unnecessary danger. We recommend calling us for any problems you might be having.
Many of our Seattle customers have boilers in their homes and workplaces. Boilers are a complex appliance with a fairly basic purpose, to heat water and distribute it through your home. But just because it seems simple doesn’t mean its easy to fix.
The key components in your boiler are a burner, combustion chamber, heat exchanger and controls. The controls regulate ignitions, burner firing rate, fuel supply, air supply, exhaust draft, water temperature, steam pressure and boiler pressure. The water is heated inside the boiler and is pumped through pipes and delivered to the radiators around your home or building.
There are a number of places where things can go wrong in a boiler, it is best to have a certified professional diagnose the problem for you.
Do You Need Service?
Request service today if your air conditioner, furnace or heat pump needs maintenance or repair!
Call us at 206-784-8101 or request service online.
Heat Pump Repair in Seattle, WA 98108
“Ballard Natural Gas is so awesome! They sent someone out as soon as possible. It was a puzzle to find the problem, but were very persistent about finding the problem, ordering parts, replacing parts, and making sure everything was working properly. Anthony, the technician was always polite and friendly…I wanted to adopt him as my son! …and he really knew his technical stuff. The company even waived some fees because it took so long. Their warranty is well worth the money. The phone staff was always very accommodating too! Thank God I have the A.C. during this heat wave!”
– Jenifer K.
Furnace Replacement in Green Lake, WA 98103
“They were awesome! My old furnace needed several repairs that made it more practical to just buy a new furnace. The tech came the same day and was at my house for almost 3 hours assessing my heat needs, heat loss, areas that needed more heat, etc. His review was so comprehensive. He sat down with me for a half hour explaining the different types of furnaces and costs and didn’t pressure me to choose any particular option. Another furnace company just came and gave me a brochure without even looking at my house. The next day he followed up to see if I had any questions. I didn’t at the time, but I called back that afternoon and spoke with a woman (the owner, I think) and she was super helpful. She answered all my questions. The furnace was installed a week later. They offered to bring me space heaters in the meantime, which I didn’t need. The installer was nice, clean and kept to himself. The job was done very professionally. A tech came out to walk through the system with me and answer questions. I couldn’t believe how “hands on” they were and how much time they spent making sure I was happy. I have been using them for servicing for years as well. I’ll definitely keep using them.”
– Jessica L.
Furnace Replacement in Madison Valley, WA 98112
“Our gas furnace went out in the middle of the coldest few weeks of November. The guys at Ballard Natural Gas were prompt, helpful, explained what was happening with our furnace fully, and even lent us a small space heater in the time we were waiting for our furnace to be installed. Josh was who we worked with directly, and he provided the best customer service! We will use Ballard Natural Gas for any future updates.”
– Emily C. & Aaron B.
Ballard Natural Gas Service is proud to offer services to Seattle, Shoreline, West Seattle, Capitol Hill, Lake Forest Park, Richmond Beach, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and the surrounding communities. Call us at 206-784-8101 or request service online today!