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Keep Warm Efficiently This Winter with a Heat Pump

October 17th, 2016

Temperatures are slowly dropping, showing that while we aren’t quite in the throes of winter yet, it’s not very far off. In fact, you might already need a heater to get through the chilly nights we’ve had. And hopefully if you already have a heating system, it’s ready to do its job effectively and efficiently. When you live in Utah, it’s vital that you have a reliable heating system in your home!

If you are considering a new heating system installation or replacement this year, you’d do well to thinking about a heat pump. This system has plenty to offer homeowners of all types. Keep reading to learn more about heat pumps and their benefits.

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How to Make the Air in Your Home Less Polluted

October 10th, 2016

When the weather is as mild and calm as it’s been here in the past week or so, it’s likely that you aren’t concerning yourself too much with your HVAC system. You should of course be scheduling heating maintenance so that you are prepared for a drop in temperatures. In the meantime, now is a great time to take a break and think about your indoor air quality.

Indoor air pollution doesn’t always get the attention it deserves since it’s not easily detectable. But there are actually higher risks associated with this type of pollution than the quality of the outside air, particularly throughout Utah. But how can you reduce your risks?

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Why Does Your Furnace Need a Tune-Up?

October 4th, 2016

Utah winters are not something you want to face without a properly and efficiently working furnace. And the only way to ensure you have just that is by scheduling regular furnace tune-ups. There’s no way you can face an entire winter season without servicing your furnace—all that stress and strain will eventually create problems and can even cause premature system shutdown.

Keep reading to learn more about why it’s so important to schedule a tune-up for your furnace.

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3 Potential Furnace Problems to Watch for This Winter

October 3rd, 2016

Hopefully as we get closer and closer to winter, you’ve taken the time to schedule a maintenance appointment. This is more than just a quick check of your heater—during this appointment our technicians fully inspect and clean your furnace, checking for repair needs and making appropriate adjustments.

Additionally, we’ll check for troubling symptoms such as worn fan belts and corroded wiring that can cause bigger problems later on if they are not addressed right away. This helps to reduce the need for furnace repairs. However, if you either haven’t scheduled maintenance or you have an aging system, you should always keep an eye out for potential problems. We’ve covered 3 of the most common below.

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Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Geothermal System

September 26th, 2016

With the sudden dip in temperatures last week, we’re all well aware that fall is officially here, and reminded of how important our heating systems are going to be very soon. If you have an aging geothermal system, it’s vital that you take notice of your heater.

Geothermal systems are designed to last a very long time, typically longer than other HVAC systems, but they are not immune to the natural wear and tear of time. Keep reading to learn more about the signs of an aging geothermal system that may need replacement.

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Should you Have a Gas or Electric Furnace Installed?

September 19th, 2016

Temperatures may still be mild in these parts, but with the official start of fall just a few days away, it is now time to start thinking about your heating system and if it’s up to par for the coming winter season. If you know you need a replacement soon, you might be considering a furnace installation. But should you go with a gas-powered system, or would electric be a better choice for you? Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of each.

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Is Your Heater Ready for Winter?

September 9th, 2016

With temperatures still steadily in the high 70s and low 80s, it may seem silly to begin thinking about our heating system already. However, we all know how quickly the weather can turn and temperatures can drop—particularly at night—as we come closer to the cooling season. With the official start of fall just a little over a week away, now is the time to schedule your heating system maintenance appointment.

Having your heating system serviced now, before you need it on a consistent basis, is the best way to ensure that it serves you well throughout the winter season. A tune-up of your heating system will assist your heater in running efficiently and effectively, prolonging the system’s lifespan and reducing the need for repairs. Read on to discover what happens during maintenance to ensure the system is ready for winter.

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Why Should You Include Zone Controls with Your HVAC Installation?

September 6th, 2016

Though recent temperatures may make you believe otherwise, fall is well on its way. This is the perfect time to consider replacing an outdated or failing HVAC system, whether it’s the air conditioner you just used all summer or a new furnace before the heating season starts.

Arranging for an installation now means that you’ll be able to easily reach our professionals. We’ll be less likely to be out on emergency calls often required during the summer or wintertime. And while you’re at it, you should definitely consider adding a zone control system to the installation.

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How is a Heat Pump Different from a Standard Air Conditioner?

September 5th, 2016

Many homeowners throughout the country are choosing heat pumps as an alternative to a central air conditioning system, and a furnace. A heat pump functions as an air conditioner, in that it evaporates and condenses refrigerant to move heat from inside your home to the outside. However it can also switch the function of its two sets of coils in order to move heat into the home. This means that it functions as both and air conditioner and a heater, for optimum year-round comfort.

While a heat pump does work in the same fashion as an air conditioner—it has indoor and outdoor coils, a compressor, a thermostatic expansion valve, condensate drains, and fans—it has very specific components that help it function as a heater. Keep reading to learn more about the parts of a heat pump that makes it different from a standard air conditioning system.

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3 Signs That It Is Time for a New Water Heater

August 29th, 2016

Water heaters are developed to last a long time, and have been a trusted appliance in homes and businesses throughout the community for decades. If your water heater is properly maintained, then it will almost certainly last its entire intended lifespan. It won’t last forever though.

At some time or another, you’ll need to start exploring the need to replace your water heater system. To avoid costly repairs later on or interruption from a faulty water heater, you’ll want to be able to recognize the signs that your water heater is struggling. But how do you really know if it’s time for a replacement?

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