One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Your AC’s Air Filter—Some Important Facts About It

May 13th, 2019

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Most of the components in your air conditioning system should only be handled by trained HVAC technicians. You don’t want to tamper with parts like the coils or motors on your own—DIY repair attempts often backfire, and they can also void the warranty.

However, there is one part of the HVAC cabinet and your air conditioner that you will need to deal with, and that’s the air filter. This is a vital part of keeping an air conditioner in good shape and ensuring it stays effective and energy efficient.

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Air Conditioner Efficiency: A Few Facts to Know!

April 29th, 2019

air-conditioner-money-saverWhat do you want the air conditioner in your house to do? That’s an easy question to answer—you want it to keep your house cool when it’s hot outside. But if your air conditioner drains a huge amount of energy doing that, much more than it should, it’s not doing its job the best way it can.

This is where efficiency comes in. An efficient air conditioner is one that maximizes how it converts electrical power into cooling power. You may have an AC that’s effective at giving you cooling but still be highly inefficient.

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Why Rooms Are Still Hot When the AC Is Running

April 15th, 2019

heat-waveThe modern central air conditioning system is designed to send cool air evenly around a house. If the ductwork in a house was properly installed and the right air conditioning system is hooked up to it, all the rooms in the house should enjoy similar levels of comfort.

It’s not always perfect, however. This summer, you may start to notice some rooms are warmer than you expect when the air conditioner is on. There are a few possible reasons for this uneven heating, and we’re going to look into a few of the more common ones. If the uneven heating persists and you can’t find a simple source for it, reach out to our AC repair experts. We offer 24-hour emergency service for your convenience.

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Your AC and Dry Summer Air—Some Facts

April 1st, 2019

woman-in-front-of-fan-hand-on-headAs you plan for the warmer weather of the middle of the year, you may not have considered dry conditions. But this is definitely something to think about, since humidity can drop down to “very dry” during midsummer. For example, during July the average morning relative humidity is 39% and the average afternoon humidity is 22%. When relative humidity drops below 30%, that’s considered too dry. (Too humid is when relative humidity is higher than 60%.)

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Join the Comfort Club for Your Spring AC Maintenance (And More!)

March 18th, 2019

air-conditioning-maintenance-technician-checks-mainfoldWe want you to have the best possible cooling in your house during the upcoming summer. The best way for us to help you to prep your central air conditioning system is with a visit from one of our technicians. All you have to do is join our Comfort Club and you’ll receive the regular air conditioning maintenance in Salt Lake City, UT you need each year. Plus, you’ll get a lot more, as we’ll get into below.

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Improve Spring by Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

March 4th, 2019

dandelion-fieldAre you excited for spring to get here? Most people are. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do to force spring to arrive earlier. What we can do is make preparations so we have an enjoyable—and healthy—spring as possible. Which means it’s time for us to talk about indoor Air Quality in Salt Lake City, UT and ways you can make it better in your home.

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Repair or Replace That Troublesome Furnace?

February 18th, 2019

old-furnaceWinter isn’t over yet, and we can expect to run into cold days even through the early part of spring. If you have a furnace that isn’t working up to expectations, or is just working … weirdly … you don’t want to put off doing something about it.

But what do you do about it? Repairs are probably the first idea that comes to mind. But you might also have a furnace that is too far gone where repairs aren’t worthwhile—the whole thing needs to come out and a new furnace go in.

The “repair or replace?” question is a big one, because making the wrong choice can end up costing you a lot of money, as well as end up with a busted furnace on a cold day. Fortunately, this isn’t a question you have to answer without any help. Schedule service with our heating professionals, and they’ll give the advice necessary to make the right choice.

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Looking for a Commercial Thermostat?

February 4th, 2019

thermostat-against-skyWe offer extensive HVAC services to homeowners, but we’re also experts with commercial heating and air conditioning. Many local businesses rely on us for their commercial HVAC in Provo, UT, and we come through for them the same way we do for our residential customers.

We know how tricky it can be maintaining the right temperature inside a commercial building in the temperature extremes we experience here—and often we’ve discovered that the reason a building just isn’t getting the right climate control is because the thermostats just aren’t up to the task. We offer service for the best commercial thermostats on the market, and we’ll match you up with the climate controls (as well as zone controls) necessary to have the indoor conditions you need around the year.

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Is a Heat Pump or Furnace the Best Heating Option for You?

January 21st, 2019

furnace-gas-with-pipesWhen it comes to providing home heating to Salt Lake City, UT, we handle many different types of heating systems. The furnace is the most popular type; in fact, natural gas furnaces are the most commonly found heating system in households throughout the country. But just because the furnace is the most widespread doesn’t mean it’s automatically Choice #1.

One type of alternate heating system we often install for our valued customers is the heat pump. Today, we’re going to take a close look at whether a heat pump or a furnace is the ideal choice for your home. But please make sure you work with our technicians to make the final choice, since they can give you a better estimate on the right type of heater to meet your needs.

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Weird Furnace Noises You May Hear—And What They Mean

January 7th, 2019

woman-surprised-by-loud-noiseYou’re sitting in your house during a winter night, enjoying warmth coming from the furnace attached to the ductwork. Then suddenly, you hear the furnace make a noise different from the usual hum you hear from its blower fan. It could be a clang, a boom, a click, or a disquieting shrieking. Is something wrong?

Possibly. Just like a house settling, sometimes a furnace may make a slightly different noise, but it doesn’t return. But if the noise is persistent or causes the furnace to make a racket, there probably is a repair issue with it that will require heating repair in Salt Lake City, UT from professionals.

Below are a few of the more common warning noises you may hear from a furnace that’s got trouble.

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