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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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How Newer Furnaces Can Save You Money

December 24th, 2018

money-saving-homeAre you experiencing issues with your furnace here at the start of winter? You may think you can get by with professional furnace repair in Salt Lake City, UT to keep the heating running. But if your home’s furnace is older than 15 years and it’s racking up higher heating bills than it once did, you might be in the “replacement zone.” We recommend you consider putting in a new furnace—possibly a high-efficiency furnace. A new furnace not only gives you more reliable heating, but it can also save you money. We’ll explain how.

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Failure to Light: Why Your Furnace’s Burners Won’t Burn

December 10th, 2018

inside-a-gas-furnaceA gas furnace is one of the most reliable sources for heating a home through the winter. The gas-powered burners generate high amounts of heat, and the blower fan can send the heat quickly around the rooms of the house for excellent comfort.

But then there are those times when a furnace doesn’t quite do what it’s supposed to! When you adjust the thermostat to bring heat to your house, and the furnace’s burners don’t ignite, you won’t have warmth anywhere in the house unless you’ve got a fire in the fireplace.

Burners that won’t light are a problem we often see when we’re out providing gas furnace services in Salt Lake City, UT, and we know all the causes. Below are reasons you may have burners that won’t burn.

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The Gas Furnace vs. The Electric Furnace

November 26th, 2018

Furnace-standardIf you need to install a new heating system, you definitely want to schedule it as soon as possible—the most serious winter cold is coming up, and if your current heater simply isn’t doing the job it should, arrange with our experts to have a new system installed.

But you may be wondering what kind of heater you want. Furnaces are the most popular type of heating system, but they can run from different types of energy. There are oil and propane furnaces, and some parts of the country have wood pellet-burning furnaces. However, most furnaces today either run from natural gas or electricity. If you’re thinking of using a furnace, you’ll be making a choice between an electric or natural gas model.

So which type is the right one for you?

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DIY Heating Repair? We Don’t Recommend It

November 12th, 2018

hand-holding-wrenchIt pays to be handy when it comes to home repairs. You can save money on many basic tasks around your house if you don’t need to call on professionals to consult or do the work. You’ve got the right tools, you have the online articles for assistance—you got this!

But when it comes to repairing your home’s heater—please ­don’t get this! We do not recommend you attempt to open up and repair your heating system. Anything more complicated than changing the air filter or resetting tripped breaker switches should be left to licensed professionals. Hey, we’re easy to find: just call our number and we’ll deliver the heating repair in Salt Lake City, UT you need to continue enjoying the winter season.

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