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Tips to Keep Cool When Your AC Breaks Down

Monday, July 30th, 2018

the heat wave is coming,business man holding a electric fanAn air conditioner breakdown is something that no homeowner wants to face. Granted, our summers are not as hot as those in other parts of the country, but still, they’re pretty unbearable without the right amount of indoor cooling.

So what happens when your Layton, UT air conditioning system breaks down? You can call for repairs, but waiting even an hour or two for a service professional on one of the hottest days of the year can be problematic for sure. And what if you need a complete system replacement? Then you’re out of luck for even longer. The good news is, we have some tips for you on how to stay cool while you wait for a technician to come service your AC.

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Is a Geothermal System Right for Your Home?

Monday, 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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Common Air Conditioner Maintenance Steps

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Regular air conditioning maintenance is a very important part of keeping your system in the best possible condition. While we often write about how air conditioner maintenance is vital to the healthy operation of the system, we haven’t gone into much detail about what actually happens during an air conditioning maintenance appointment. There are a great many steps involved with air conditioner maintenance, far too many to cover in detail here. However, we can go over a few of the more important air conditioning maintenance services. Let’s take a look at some of them now.

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How Formicary Corrosion Affects the Pipes in Your Home

Monday, July 20th, 2015

As you’re probably already aware, the pipes in your home are largely made of copper. That is, as long as you have a home younger than 50 years or so. Copper pipes are used because of their resistance to things like oxidization. They can last quite a long time, if properly cared for. However, there is one thing that they are particularly vulnerable to: formicary corrosion. Read on to find out more about how this affects not only your plumbing, but possibly your air conditioning as well.

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Why Ice on Your Air Conditioner Requires Immediate Repair

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Most people, when they find ice forming on their air conditioners, think that it is a sign that the system is working properly. However, this is not the case. In fact, ice forming on the air conditioner is a sign that the system is in distress, and in need of immediate repairs. If the ice is not removed and the source of the problem fixed, it can cause all sorts of problems up to and including a full system breakdown. Read on to find out why ice forms on the air conditioner in the first place, and what can happen if it is not addressed.

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Cool Your Home Efficiently with Regular AC Service

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Whether your AC has finally broken down or you’d like to stay ahead of the curve with routine maintenance, it’s important to rely on professional technicians who have the tools, equipment, materials, and expertise to ensure that your AC works well throughout the Syracuse summer. One of the most important factors to consider these days is the energy efficiency of HVAC equipment. With some due diligence and regular service, you can reduce your cooling expenses significantly.

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Why You Should Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance Right Now!

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Summer is here, and homeowners across the country are starting to rev up their air conditioners for the hot season. However, you should know that going from not using your air conditioner at all to using it daily can have some nasty effects. The system has had time to settle during the winter months, and it might have developed one or two problems that need addressing before you start placing it under a lot of strain. Read on to find out more about the problems that can crop up when you start using your air conditioner more often, and why air conditioning maintenance is so important.

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How a Zone Control System Can Improve Your Air Conditioning

Monday, June 8th, 2015

As the days start to warm up, more and more people are going to be running their air conditioners on a regular basis. Though central air conditioning is effective as a whole, it is not a very precise system. This is primarily the result of two things: reliance on a single thermostat and inability to moderate output to different parts of the home.

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What Role Does Refrigerant Play in Air Conditioning?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Of all the parts of the air conditioner, refrigerant is the most vital to its operation. It is the lifeblood of the air conditioning system, without which the entire unit won’t function. It is important that you know how your air conditioner uses refrigerant and what problems can occur with it. The more you know, the better equipped you’ll be to keep your air conditioner in good condition. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at your air conditioner refrigerant.

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Air Conditioner Parts: The Compressor

Monday, May 18th, 2015

The more you know about your air conditioner, the better equipped you’ll be to recognize when it’s having a problem. You don’t have to be able to take your system apart and put it back together; you just need to know enough about the parts of the air conditioner to know when they’re having issues. With that in mind, let’s take a look at one of the most important parts of the air conditioner: the compressor.

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