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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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Hosting a New Year’s Party? Keep Your Guests Comfortable and Safe

December 26th, 2016

If you are planning on hosting a New Year’s Eve party, you likely have a lot of factors to keep in mind—what kind of food will you serve, has everyone RSVP’d, do your guests have a safe way to get home after a night of celebrating?

Among all these thoughts, you likely aren’t giving much consideration to your HVAC system or the quality of your indoor air. However, if you want your guests to have a good time, and be comfortable in your home, it is perhaps time to consider how well these systems are functioning.

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Don’t Neglect These Heating Repair Signs

December 26th, 2016

Are you in need of heating repairs in your Roy, UT home? What if you’re unsure? You, of course, do not want to be stuck in the dead of winter without a functioning heating system. But if you have no idea that something is amiss with your system, you may feel that this is unavoidable.

That is hardly the case—keeping your heater in good working order typically requires nothing more than keeping it well-maintained. It’s during maintenance that our highly trained professionals take a very close look at your system, conducting any cleaning and adjustments necessary, and scheduling repairs if needed. No heater is invincible though. Even with maintenance, you may run into repair needs. Keep reading to learn how to spot them before they turn into much larger and more expensive emergencies.

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Winterizing Your Home: Protect Your Outdoor Pipes and Faucets

December 19th, 2016

As temperatures have already begun to drop considerably, it’s time to prepare our homes for winter. Part of doing so is ensuring that your plumbing system is in good shape and protected from the cold weather in order to prevent any big problems now or when the springtime comes. Of course, no matter what your Kaysville, UT pipe and sewer service needs are, our professional plumbers can assist. But we’d like to help you avoid problems to begin with, if possible.

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Does Your Home Need Repiping?

December 12th, 2016

Ideally, if you have a plumbing leak or a clog, all you’ll need is a quick repair from a professional plumber to get your system back in shape. However, as your home ages—and subsequently as your plumbing ages—there may come a time that repairs simply aren’t going to cut it anymore. You may need to replace your entire plumbing system, or at least a portion of it. Unsure if repiping is what you need? Keep reading to assess your risks.

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Boiler Problems to Watch Out for This Season

December 5th, 2016

Utah is one state where you will see a lot of boiler systems—and for good reason. They provide reliable heat to homeowners throughout the state during what can be a few months of bone-chilling weather. One of the biggest benefits of boilers, too, is that they generally have fewer repair needs than other heating systems such as furnaces and heat pumps.

The reason for this is because boilers have a much smaller number of mechanical parts than other heating systems, meaning they have fewer components that wear down. They don’t need these components to circulate hot water throughout your home. However, no boiler is immune to problems, and you might still need to call for repair service at some point during the service life of your boiler.

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Is Your Home and Family Ready for a Utah Winter?

November 29th, 2016

Whether you’ve only just recently moved to Utah or you have lived here your entire life, winter may still pack a surprising punch when it hits with full force. It’s essential that you prepare your home and family each year for this inclement weather, as both your health and comfort depend on it. This starts by scheduling maintenance to ensure that your heating system is ready to do its job.

It’s never too late to schedule heating maintenance if you haven’t done so already—once a year is advisable, and twice a year for heat pumps. Making sure your heating system is working is just the beginning, though. We’ve shared some tips below on how to prep both your home and your family for the chillier temperatures.

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Prepping for a Cold and Dry Winter

November 28th, 2016

According to local news sources, many parts of Utah are expected to experience a much drier winter than normal this year. Is your home prepared? If you’ve had your heater maintained within the last year, then chances are you think you are prepared, but as important as this service is, it’s not the only factor of home winter preparedness.

One appliance that we highly recommend to our customers is a whole-house humidifier. And it’s not enough to just go buy one on your own. To ensure that your humidifier works as efficiently and effectively as it should, it’s imperative that you have it professionally installed and serviced. Keep reading to learn more about how a humidifier will help you prep for a cold and dry winter.

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