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How to Prep Your Air Conditioner before Summer Comes

May 23rd, 2016

Were you aware that your heating and cooling system can actually account for up to 50% of all your utility bills? It’s only natural that you would want to find ways to save as much money as possible, which you’re only able to do if your air conditioner runs effectively and efficiently.

AC units that are running at peak efficiency can significantly reduce your energy costs. But your air conditioner cannot run at peak efficiency without the right kind of care and maintenance. With that being said, we’ve shared some tips below to help you prep your air conditioner before summer comes.

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What Are the Most Common Air Conditioning Repairs You May Face?

May 17th, 2016

As the weather warms up, you’ve likely already been heading outside for springtime activities. You probably aren’t giving much thought to your air conditioner, since temperatures don’t require its use quite yet. However, the earlier you take care of small problems, the better chance you have of fending off bigger issues that could result in premature system failure.

If you’ve scheduled a maintenance appointment for this season, then you are one step ahead. But it also helps to be aware of the common air conditioning problems that necessitate repairs, regardless if you keep up on your maintenance or not. Keep reading for a few of the most common air conditioning repairs you might face.

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Common Signs That Your Kitchen Needs Repiping

May 16th, 2016

The process of repiping involves replacing an old or faulty length of pipe in your home with a new one. Whole-house repiping is recommended if you’ve had multiple plumbing problems and live in an older home with outdated plumbing. However repiping just a single length of plumbing is possible, and may be a more budget-friendly option for now.

Your kitchen is one area of your home where your plumbing is used the most and receives the most wear and tear. If you’ve been having problems, you may very well need kitchen repiping. But how do you know if it’s time? We’ve shared a brief list below of common signs that your kitchen needs repiping.

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AC Inspection: What Do HVAC Technicians Look At?

May 9th, 2016

As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, air conditioning maintenance is a vital part of ensuring that your air conditioner functions as efficiently as possible, for as long as possible. By scheduling maintenance at least once a year, you will help reduce the chance of being stuck with a malfunctioning system in the middle of summer when you need it the most.

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What to Expect During Professional Water Heater Maintenance

May 2nd, 2016

Your water heater is a vital component of your household, allowing you to comfortably shower, wash dishes, wash clothes, etc. Due to its importance, you should always schedule routine maintenance, so it can be inspected and repaired if necessary. The manufacturer’s manual that came with your water heater system should tell you how often this kind of maintenance is needed, but the general rule is to have it done once a year. What actually happens during a professional water heater maintenance appointment though?

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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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