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Should I set my Thermostat to ON or AUTO? 


Heat, Cool and Off are the straightforward settings of one switch on many thermostats. But what about the other switch, On or Auto? What’s the difference? On means the fan is going to run continuously, 24/7. Auto means that the fan will only run while the system is...

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Furnace Fan Setting: On or Auto

On your thermostat, there's a furnace-fan setting for either "On" or "Auto." Which option is the best choice? There are devotees of both settings, each believing their setting is the optimum one to choose. But in reality, it's more of a pros-and-cons type of...

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All About Thermocouples

Thermocouples are sensors used to measure temperature. It is a device used inside your Seattle gas furnace, to assist the pilot light in keeping your furnace running and safe. It works rather like a fail-safe to keep unburned gas from accumulating and burning,...

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Why Should I Change My Furnace Filter?

Furnace filters. They’re one of those items not really on the top of everyone’s minds, but they are important and can have a big impact. With the right furnace filter, you can save money and improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) in one fell swoop. The primary function...

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What does AFUE Mean?

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or Average Fuel Utilization Efficiency. This standard measurement is given in...

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Happy New Year from Ballard Natural Gas Service

Happy New Year from Ballard Natural Gas Service

Ballard Natural Gas Services 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...

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Merry Christmas from Ballard Natural Gas Service

Merry Christmas from Ballard Natural Gas Service

Ballard Natural Gas Services 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...

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Dual Fuel Systems in Seattle Washington

Dual Fuel Systems in Seattle Washington

A dual fuel system sounds more Batman-like than it really is. It can solve a lot of issues for homeowners, but it’s really nothing more than a combined HVAC system comprised of a heat pump and a gas or oil furnace (or boiler). It’s got the best of both types of...

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Confused on How to Set Your Programmable Thermostat?

With all the options available for setting your programmable thermostat, it’s easy to get confused. Of course, this defeats the purpose of a programmable thermostat––it’s designed to for you to “set it and forget it,” making your life easier. It’s worth taking the...

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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!

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