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Time To Retire Your Heating and Air Conditioning System

Replacing your worn down and inefficient old heating and air conditioning system isn't something any homeowner wants to deal with, however, there will come a time when you need to replace your system. Heating and Air Conditioning is an important part of your home, and if you’re existing system doesn't work the way it should, you might want to consider getting a new heating and air conditioning system. But is time to retire your system?

First off, it’s recommended to replace your heating and air conditioning system that is 10 years or older. If you've maintained a regular maintenance schedule and yearly cleaning, you can extend the life for a bit longer.

If you find your monthly energy bills going up, the problem may lie with your heating and air conditioning system. Wear and tear reduce the efficiency of your system: motors start working harder, dirt and dust can reduce the air flow into your home. If you've noticed higher energy bills, or you’re calling for a heating and air conditioner repairevery year, you may want to consider replacement.

Regardless of the reasons, you want a trained HVAC professional to handle the installation process. Black Hills, Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning is committed to providing Fast, Efficient, and Accurate heating and air conditioning services in Thurston, Pierce, and South king County. Contact Us Today +1 (866) 885-7885 and schedule an appointment with one of our Comfort Specialists.
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AC Energy Saving Tips


At Black Hills, Inc. Heating & Cooling we understand that running your air conditioning system can be a costly expense, and many homeowners hesitate about running their air conditioners. However, we believe that you deserve to be comfortable no matter what the temperature may be outside, that’s why we offer a wide selection of air conditioning services to help your stay cool during the summer. If you have any more questions, call the South Puget Sound air conditioning professionals at Black Hills Inc. today.

Here are a couple simple energy savings tips that can help cut down energy cost this summer.

Ceiling fans, are a great addition to your home cooling system. The airflow created by ceiling fans will help circulate that cooled air from your air conditioner throughout your home. This can help create a more evenly cooled home, without need to crank up your air conditioner.

Its not necessary to run your AC System around the clock. Temperatures will cool off once the sun goes down and opening up the windows during the night is a great way to cool down your house but also to air it out. Once the sun rises in the morning, close the windows to capture that cool air from the previous night.

Keeping curtains drawn to block out the sun during the brightest hours of the day can also help reduce the need to use your air conditioning system. You will still probably want to run your AC, but you won’t have to set it at a low temperature.

Now servicing the South King County region, at Black Hills, Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning we offer a full range of air conditioning services from repairs to maintenance to AC Installations in the Auburn, WA, Kent, WA, and Federal Way, WA area.
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Your AC System and Indoor Air Quality

Cool, conditioned air is not the only ingredient for home comfort during the summer months. Having great indoor air quality is very important during the summer, the summer will leave your home hot, stuffy, and uncomfortable, not mention high pollen levels. Black Hills, Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning we are here to help you with all your Washington Air Conditioning and Indoor Air Quality needs. Here a just a few ways to improve Indoor Air Quality.


Air Cleaners

Electronic air cleaners can greatly improve the air quality inside your home. They can target a variety of indoor air pollutants, including pet dander and dust mites.

Whole-Home Dehumidifiers and Humidifiers

Depending on the season and the area in which you live, a whole-home dehumidifier or humidifier can greatly improve the indoor air quality in your home. Too much or too little moisture in the air can create a number of problems, including the spread of mold.

UV Lights

UV lights are a safe and effective way to kill microscopic pathogens and stop the spread of bacteria and viruses

Duct Cleaning

A professional Washington Duct Cleaning can remove all types of indoor air contaminants that have built up in your ductwork. Make sure you hire someone who will get the job done right the first time.


If you would like to improve the air quality inside your home, contact Black Hills, Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning. Servicing the Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, and the Greater Washington area since 1993.


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Going Ductless

When it comes to keeping your home cool, there are a lot of different options to consider. At Black Hills, Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning one of our Tacoma, WA air conditioning experts will be able to work with you and help you find the prefect air conditioning system that fits your needs. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, that is energy efficient, consider installing a Ductless Mini Split System. For more information about your Tacoma, WA air conditioning installation, call Black Hills Inc. today!

Ductless mini split air conditioning offer a range of benefits that include:

Increased Comfort: Ductless systems perform better in distributing warm or cool air to a home, making living areas more comfortable.

No Ductwork Required: although ductwork can distribute air evenly throughout the home, faulty ductwork is a common cause of energy loss,  a ductless mini splits system lets you know exactly where your energy is going.

Zone Control: individual wall mounted blowers give you a great level of control over where and how you cool you home. Rather than cooling an entire house, a ductless mini split system allows you to cool those rooms that are being occupied.


If you think that a ductless mini split air conditioning system is a good option for your home, contact Black Hills, Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning today. Our Tacoma, WA air conditioning experts will help you stay comfortable all year-round.
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Dont Forget About the Heat Pump

Just like any heating system, a major part of properly maintaining any machine is to keep it clean. The Heat Pump in your Washington State home is no exception, heat pumps need routine maintenance and yearly check-ups to operate as efficiently and safely as possible.  A yearly heat pump maintenance can help prevent future costly repairs or an entire system replacement.

Simple cleaning is an easy and effective step to heat pump maintenance, dirty filters, coils, and fans reduce airflow through the system, reduced airflow means a decrease in system performance which can damage your system’s compressor. Outdoor components should be maintained and up kept regularly, remove any vegetation and clutter from around the unit.


During a heat pump maintenance check, one our expert technician will inspect the whole heat pump system for problems. He will clean the compressor and coils, tighten any connections that may have loosened up and change the filters as needed. In addition, they will be able to detect any early signs of trouble and make necessary repairs to prevent break downs. These small repairs can prevent big problems later on, thereby preventing some serious discomfort and a possible big expense.


Don’t wait until the heat pump in your Washington State home stops working, call the Heat Pump experts at Black Hills, Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning at +1 (866) 885-7885. Servicing the Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, and the greater Washington area.

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– Trish and Terry Lavery

"Excellent service provided. Staff is verry professional and friendly."

– Afzal S.

"Service tech arrived on time, explained the process thoroughly, and answered all questions respectfully. Highly rate the experience."

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