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Can You Ignore Late Season AC Repair Needs for Now?

September 11th, 2017

an air conditioner unit outside a brick home in a residential neighborhood. In just a couple of weeks, the official end of summer will be here. That may not mean much for other parts of the country that are warm almost all year long, but for us it means we soon get to shut off our air conditioners in favor of our heating systems.

Speaking of your air conditioner, however, being as late as it is in the season, chances are high that it has built up a good amount of wear and tear from the few months of steady work it has gone through. That being said, you could very well find yourself in need of air conditioning repair in Bountiful, UT. You might think that since it’s the end of the season, you can wait on repairs—but making any delay could leave you with unintended consequences next year, or even in a few weeks when you begin to use your heater!

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The Heat Pump Difference: Consider This for Your Next Comfort Installation

September 5th, 2017

icon of the sun next to a snowflakeThere’s a cooling system on the market that is quickly rising in popularity as a way for homeowners to improve their comfort and HVAC efficiency. It’s the heat pump—a system that works much like a standard air conditioner. We mean that it circulates chemical refrigerant between two sets of coils, one indoors and one outdoors, in order to create the process of heat exchange.

Heat exchange means literally that heat is being moved from one area to another. An air conditioner works by taking the heat from inside your home and expelling it out doors. But with a Syracuse, UT heat pump installation, you have the power to reverse the process for effective heating, too. With just a simple adjustment to your thermostat, you can enjoy year-round comfort from this climate control installation.

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Whole-House Repiping: A Luxury or a Necessity?

August 28th, 2017

various plumbing components sitting on top of a home blueprintThere may come a time during your homeownership that you have a minor or even major plumbing problem that requires at least partial pipe replacement from a professional plumber in Clearfield, UT. You might even wonder if it’s necessary to consider whole-house repiping, particularly if the reason for your plumbing mishap was due to aging pipes.

For many plumbing leaks—or clogs—all you may need is a simple, quick repair that doesn’t require repiping at all. However, at some point, your plumbing system will age to the extent that replacing your home’s pipes becomes less of a luxury and more of a necessity to protect your home from future leaks and significant water damage.

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Beware These Summer AC Issues

August 14th, 2017

the heat wave is coming,business man holding a electric fanWhy do we consistently tout the benefits of professional air conditioning maintenance? Mostly because it’s the only way to ensure the reliable operation of your cooling system throughout its entire lifespan. If you have a conventional air conditioner, then you should schedule this service once a year. If you have a heat pump, it should be every 6 months.

With this service, you can fend off the costliest of repairs or breakdowns, but remember—even the most well-cared for cooling system may eventually need a Bountiful, UT air conditioning repair. Below, we’ve covered some of the most common repair calls we get and that you should beware of.

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How to Cut Down on End of Summer Cooling Costs

August 8th, 2017

family of 3 sitting in front of fans in their living roomThe official end of summer may almost be upon us, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have plenty of warm temperatures to still contend with—take last week for example! If that’s any indication of how we’re going to spend the remainder of August, then it’s important to be aware that our air conditioning systems still have plenty of work cut out for them.

Like many homeowners, you’re probably getting pretty tired of the high electrical bills you’ve been seeing this summer. Fortunately, there are some ways you can increase your home’s energy efficiency with your AC—most of them which don’t even require professional Layton, UT air conditioning services (but we’re here if you need them!—and cut down on your cooling costs for the remainder of summer.

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How to Keep Cool While Waiting for AC Repairs

July 31st, 2017

keep-cool-waiting-ac-repairsBeing stuck without a functioning air conditioner in the dead of summer is the absolute worst. Hopefully, you’ve reduced the risk of this happening by scheduling AC maintenance before the cooling season started. But, even with air conditioning maintenance, AC units—particularly aging systems—can still run into problems.

In the most ideal situation, you’ll be able to call our 24/7 number for emergency air conditioning repairs in Roy, UT, and you’ll be able to have the issue resolved in a few short hours. As much as we’d like to make this happen for you and will try our best to do so, sometimes issues are a bit more complex. Ffor example, your system could require a replacement of a part that’s not readily available. Or you may need a refrigerant recharge but have an older system with refrigerant that is being phased out.

In other words, you may very well be stuck without cooling for a day or two at some point during your air conditioner’s lifespan. So assuming you can’t hang out at your neighbor’s house all day, we’ve provided some tips below about what you can do.

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A Dirty Air Filter and Its Impact on Your Home

July 17th, 2017

dirty-air-filter-impact-homeYou’ve probably heard this before—or at least, we hope you have—but it’s imperative that you change your air filter on a regular basis. Why is that? You might assume that a dirty air filter is a problem due to the contaminants it sends through the air, and this is the reason we keep stressing the importance of changing it. This is only somewhat correct, however.

Your HVAC systems’ air filter is there not only to block allergens from moving back into your airstream, but mainly to block particles from damaging the inside of your air conditioner by pummeling it or jamming the fan. When an air filter is dirty and clogged, however, it can do just as much damage to your Syracuse, UT air conditioning system. Keep reading to learn how a dirty air filter affects your home.

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Watch for These AC Compressor Problems

July 11th, 2017

watch-for-ac-compressor-problemsYour air conditioner’s compressor is essentially the heart of your AC system—it applies energy to the refrigerant and then propels it through the coils to carry out heat exchange. Without a functioning compressor, an AC system will not produce any cooling effect at all.

When air conditioners begin to show signs of trouble, the compressor is typically one of the main culprits that our repair technicians look at. Many common cooling system problems stem from problems with either this component or its motor, requiring air conditioning repairs in Ogden, UT. And since fixing an AC compressor is not something you can simply watch an online video about and figure out how to do on your own, you will need the assistance of a trained and experienced HVAC professional—which is what we’re here for!

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Why Are My Cooling Costs So High?

July 3rd, 2017

cooing-costs-high-whyOur winters may reach bitterly cold temperatures, but that doesn’t mean we get much relief during the summer. That’s right: each summer you’ll see higher electrical bills than you would in the spring or fall. This is because you’ll be constantly running your air conditioner, and your HVAC systems account for about half of all your energy costs! The electricity needed to run your AC motors and the compressor certainly does add up and can leave you feeling pretty broke during the summer.

But are you spending more than you should be on your cooling costs? If your bills start to rise higher than what you saw last year, or are more expensive in comparison to your neighbors despite comparable use, then something may be amiss with your cooling system. While in some cases this may necessitate a Clearfield, UT air conditioning repair, the problem may be simpler to solve than that. Keep reading to learn more!

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What to Do with a Toilet That Won’t Stop Running

June 19th, 2017

toilet-wont-stop-runningYour toilet is supposed to run, but only right after you flush it. Have you ever experienced problems with a continuously running toilet, though? While such an issue might not seem like a huge problem, it is wasteful, and certainly warrants a call for a Layton, UT bathroom plumbing repair or replacement.

A running toilet also means that you have the inability to flush most of the time. Therefore, it’s vital that you call for repairs as soon as you notice this problem. In the meanto,e, we’ve shared a few reasons as to why your toilet might continue to run longer than it should.

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