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Now Is the Time for This Important Air Conditioning Service

March 20th, 2017

Temperatures may still be on the cooler side for now, but the recent warm up reminds us that even though it’s just barely springtime, summer will be here before we know it. So if you haven’t scheduled your Roy, UT air conditioning Maintenance appointment yet, now is the time!

When our highly trained professionals have the chance to inspect thoroughly and tune-up your AC system, you’ll be able to rely on it cooling your home with the consistency and comfort you deserve. Keep reading to learn about a few of the many benefits of this professional air conditioning service.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

March 13th, 2017

Is It Time to Replace Your Air ConditionerSure, our cooling season is still a couple months away, but does that mean it’s too soon to start thinking about your cooling system? Certainly not, especially if you’re considering a Syracuse, UT AC replacement this year.

Now is the perfect time to explore your options and to schedule your installation appointment before the weather starts warming up to the point that you need your air conditioner on a regular basis. But what if you’re unsure whether or not you actually need a replacement—could you get by on another repair?

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Winter Plumbing Woes: Protecting and Thawing Frozen Pipes

February 27th, 2017

prevent-frozen-pipesPipes can freeze in a matter of hours, which is something that many homeowners don’t realize. And given that we still have plenty of chilly weather ahead—particularly at night—this is not something you should dismiss. It’s first important to know how to prevent such an incident from occurring.

However, if you’ve found yourself already facing this winter plumbing woe and it hasn’t yet led to a plumbing emergency, then you’ll want to act quickly to avoid one. Keep reading for some great tips on how to avoid and how to resolve frozen pipes.

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Winter Inversions and What They Mean for Indoor Air Quality

February 21st, 2017

winter-inversions-indoor-air-qualityNo matter what part of the country you reside in, your indoor air quality can be worse than that of the quality outdoors. When you live somewhere like Utah, that becomes an even bigger problem—due to something called an inversion.

Wintertime inversions are a common occurrence here, and happen when normal atmospheric conditions become inverted, trapping a dense layer of cold air under a layer of warm air, and along with it trapping pollutants. As can be expected, this makes the air outdoors and within your home very unhealthy—particularly if you are not equipped with the right indoor air quality products.

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Here’s Why Your Home Needs to Be Repiped

February 13th, 2017

home-needs-repipingThe comprehensive plumbing system that snakes its way through your residential property is not something you likely give a whole lot of thought to. After all, out of sight, out of mind, right? Unfortunately, neglecting your plumbing can lead to some pretty nasty problems—both literally and figuratively. Fortunately, you have our team on your side for all your Salt Lake City area plumbing needs. But if you don’t know that there is a problem to begin with, how do you know to give us a call?

One of the most common emergency calls that our professional plumbers get is in regards to our Clearfield, UT repiping services. By the time it becomes an emergency, though, it means that you’re stuck spending a lot of money—more than you may have needed to had you taken care of the problem before it becomes a huge issue. But how do you know if your home needs repiping before a problem presents itself?

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Proper Insulation Can Make or Break Your Heating Efficiency

January 30th, 2017

insulation-and-heating-efficiencyWith temperatures dipping below 20°F even during the warmest part of the day, it’s no wonder that we’re using our heaters on a regular basis. In doing so, it’s only natural that you want to save as much money as possible without sacrificing your comfort. If your heater is working inefficiently, however, then this will not be the case.

Ensuring your Roy, UT heating efficiency starts with scheduling appropriate maintenance. Regular heating tune-ups allow our professionals to fully inspect and clean your heater, while making any necessary adjustments and recommendations for repairs—which you’ll benefit from if you address these repair needs as soon as possible. Maintenance is not the only way to ensure efficiency, however. Proper insulation is vital to your comfort and system effectiveness as well.

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5 Potential Causes of a Continuously Running Toilet

January 23rd, 2017

One of the most annoying issues you might face in regards to your Syracuse, UT bathroom plumbing is a toilet that won’t stop running. Not only is it a nuisance to listen to, but it will also cost you significantly in excess water you aren’t using—something that will reflect on your monthly water bill. Running toilets also mean the inability to flush. Be sure to call for repairs as soon as you notice this problem. In the meantime, we’ve shared 5 reasons below that this may be occurring.

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Don’t Let Uneven Heating Get You Down this Winter

January 16th, 2017

One of the biggest concerns people have about their heating systems is that for whatever reason, they will fail to adequately heat their homes right when they need their system the most. Ideally, this will never be something you’d have to deal with, and investing in routine maintenance will make this occurrence less likely.

One problem many homeowners don’t think about is not necessarily a complete lack of heat, but uneven heating. This is when your heater is providing the correct temperature to your home, but some rooms are cooler than others. There are a few reasons that this might happen, but there’s no reason to let it get you down. Instead, learn the causes and give our professionals a call so we can repair the issue right away.

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What Does a Cracked Heat Exchanger Mean for Your Furnace?

January 9th, 2017

Gas-powered appliances have a bad reputation for being hazardous, but this needn’t be a concern for you. Gas furnaces today are built with many more safety features than those of the past, and likely will never pose an issue for you—so long as it’s properly maintained and cared for. Routine maintenance and timely repairs will reduce the risk of you needing emergency heating repairs in Ogden, UT.

There is one problem in particular that could be hazardous should you skip maintenance or neglect repairs, and that is the case of a cracked heat exchanger. This calls for immediate repairs from a skilled HVAC technician, such as a member of our team. Give us a call if you suspect that you have this problem, and keep reading to learn more about your heat exchanger and why it needs to remain in good shape.

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Does Your Gas Fireplace’s Chimney Need Cleaning?

January 2nd, 2017

When it comes to caring for your home and making sure it’s safe for you and your family, one task that often gets overlooked is the maintenance of your gas fireplace—something that should be scheduled about once a year.

However, there are times when creosote can build up faster than it normally would, and if that happens, your chimney will need to be checked more often. But how do you know if your chimney is in need of cleaning? Keep reading to learn about the signs that your gas fireplace’s chimney is dirty and in need of service.

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