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Could Your Air Conditioner Be Making You Ill?

April 25th, 2016

Air conditioners are extremely beneficial appliances. Without them, summers in Utah would be unbearable for many homeowners. AC systems keep us cool, but they also dry out humidity and help to clean the air. Of course, your indoor air quality can be improved even more with the right indoor air quality services and products, such as duct sealing and high-efficiency air filters, to name just a couple of beneficial products. But can your air conditioner actually make you sick? It’s important to realize that it may not be the actual air conditioning system that’s the problem, but how you use that system. Keep reading to learn more.

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Does Your Bathroom Plumbing Need Repair?

April 19th, 2016

When you come home after a long day of work, or even after an enjoyable weekend with your family, the last thing you want to deal with is a plumbing problem—especially in your bathroom. However, even well-maintained plumbing systems run into issues. These problems must be resolved quickly in order to avoid larger problems later on. We’ve provided a few indicators below that might signal you need bathroom plumbing repair. Being prepared now may mean avoiding a catastrophe down the road.

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What Products Will Help Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

April 18th, 2016

The Salt Lake City area is prone to what’s known as weather inversion, when instead of getting cooler at higher temperatures, it actually warms up higher. The reason our area is so susceptible to this is because we essentially live in a bowl, surrounded by mountains. As a result, air pollution has become a problem. You’ll notice this with cooler weather in the winter as we experience plunging temperatures. However, we are not immune to poor air quality during other times of the year. In fact, your indoor air quality may be even worse that the air quality outdoors. So what products will help remedy this?

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Should I Refill My AC Refrigerant Level Before Summer?

April 11th, 2016

Summer is almost here, and people are busy preparing their homes for the hottest months of the year. We often have homeowners ask us if they need to refill their air conditioners with refrigerant before summer sets in, to make sure that they’re in top operating condition. Let’s take a look at how your air conditioner uses refrigerant, and when you need to have it refilled.

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What It Means When Your AC Is Icing Over

April 4th, 2016

As you start to use your air conditioner more and more often to keep cool this season, you may notice ice forming on part of the system. This may seem like a good thing, at first. Your air conditioner is supposed to be cooling your home, right? Unfortunately, air conditioner ice is actually a sign that your system is in serious trouble. Read on to find out why air conditioner ice happens, and what you need to do about it.

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Signs That You Need a New Air Conditioner

March 28th, 2016

Spring is here, and summer will soon arrive. You are very likely already using your air conditioner on a pretty regular basis to keep your home cool as the days start to warm up. Once summer gets into full swing, however, the stress on your air conditioner is going to dramatically increase. When that happens, it’s possible that your system will die on you in the middle of the hottest months of the year. If you’re not sure whether or not your air conditioner will be able to last through one more summer, read on. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can tell whether you need a new AC.

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Ways That a Humidifier Can Help You This Spring

March 22nd, 2016

Spring may seem like it just arrived, but summer is not far off at all. As the days start to get warmer and warmer, people are going to start relying on their air conditioners more and more often to stay comfortable. This isn’t a bad thing in and of itself, but it will contribute to a preexisting problem: chronically dry air. Let’s take a look at why it’s a bad thing to have air that is too dry, and how a humidifier can help resolve it.

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What Is Hard Water, and Why Is It Such a Big Deal?

March 21st, 2016

You’ve probably heard a fair bit about hard water, and how it’s a threat to your plumbing system. What you may not know, though, is where hard water actually comes from. Understanding what causes hard water, and how it interacts with your plumbing system, can help illustrate why it’s a good idea to have a water treatment system in place. Let’s take a closer look at hard water.

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Watch for These Air Conditioning Problems

March 14th, 2016

Winter is coming to a close, and summer is not that far off. As the days start to warm up, you’re probably going to start using your air conditioning system more and more often. That added usage means more wear and tear, which means greater chances of problems developing with the system. Let’s take a look at some air conditioning problems that you should watch out for this year.

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Now Is the Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance

March 7th, 2016

Winter is coming to an end, and summer is not far off. As we move into spring, it is important that you start to make preparations for the warm months. Preventive air conditioning maintenance is an important part of those preparations. Read on to find out more about the benefits of preventive air conditioning maintenance, and why you should schedule it this spring.

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