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Is a Geothermal System Right for Your Home?

November 6th, 2017

animated diagram of a geothermal systemWhen it comes to where we live, a reliable heating system is an absolute necessity. Could you imagine going through even one Utah winter without one? It would be unbearable. Of course, it could be possible if you don’t properly care for your heater—which includes having it routinely maintained, and replacing it when its time.

If you are considering a new Ogden, UT heating installation within the next year or so, you’d do well to consider a geothermal system—which can be used for year-round comfort!

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Reduce Your Carbon Monoxide Exposure Risk

October 31st, 2017

close up shot of carbon monoxide alarm near garageDo you have a gas-powered heater or other gas appliances and equipment in your home? If the answer is yes, then there is a chance—albeit minor—that carbon monoxide can leak out into your home. It’s important to note that today’s gas furnaces and boilers are built to be very safe and durable. But that doesn’t mean you should trust that you’ll never be at risk.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a byproduct of the fuel-burning process. Ideally, it vents safely outside of your home via a flue pipe, vent pipe, or chimney, but something can go wrong if your heater or gas-powered appliance wasn’t installed correctly or sustains damage.

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Prevent This Common Winter Plumbing Problem

October 23rd, 2017

white pvc pipe with blue cloth tied on itTemperatures are definitely cooling down, and soon enough we will see plenty of freezing weather and subsequent snow. Along with this comes an unfortunate problem for a number of homeowners: frozen plumbing. Unfortunately, frozen pipes can lead to extensive damage if not addressed properly. This is because as water in the pipes freezes, it expands and puts pressure on the walls of the pipes, which can lead to leaks or even plumbing ruptures.

To protect your plumbing system from this relatively common wintertime issue, there are a number of steps you can take. Keep reading to learn more about how you can take action. And if you do discover any problems with your plumbing system as we continue through fall and quickly approach winter, be sure to contact a trusted professional plumber in Roy, UT, such as any plumber on our team!

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Is a Water Softener Really Necessary?

October 9th, 2017

Water Softener Salt Tank FillingTo offer a short answer, water softeners aren’t necessary for all homes, but in many they are. Hard water is actually a pretty common problem in our area. There’s nothing unhealthy about ingesting hard water, specifically, but it does do a lot to diminish your quality of life in subtle but persistent ways. Plus in severe cases, it can even damage your plumbing system.

The good news is, there is a solution: a water softener system installed by a professional Clearfield, UT plumber. With our team on your side, you can get a water softener integrated into your system easily and inexpensively, and we’ll follow that up with appropriate maintenance and repairs when needed. Keep reading to learn more about these systems.

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Improve the Efficiency of Your Heater This Season!

October 2nd, 2017

couple in their home on a cold night wearing winter pajamasWith temperatures already cooling down around our parts, it’s only a matter of time before we all begin using our heating systems. And as hard as your air conditioners had to work to keep you comfortable this summer, it’s understandable that you would like to use your heater as efficiently as possible, to save energy and subsequently, money. Ensuring you are using your heater as effectively and efficiently as possible is as easy as following the tips below.

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How to Resolve Pesky Kitchen Plumbing Troubles

September 25th, 2017

drain opening with water bubbling at the surfaceYour plumbing system is one of the most important components of your home, and likely the least thought about in your household. It’s easy to take for granted how efficiently you’re able to attain water for daily tasks: showering, washing clothes, using your toilets, and of course, washing dishes and cooking.

Drain clogs rank among the most common plumbing problems, and your kitchen is a key place this can occur. When a problem does arise and you need a professional plumber in Roy, UT, you needn’t look any further than our team. However, in the meantime, we’d like to help you resolve pesky kitchen plumbing problems on your own, if possible.

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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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