One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

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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Why Won’t the Burners in the Furnace Light Up?

October 29th, 2018

furnace-burners-smallYou get up one morning and find the floor beneath your feet is chilly. Well, time to fire-up the good ol’ gas furnace and warm up your home. But when you turn up the thermostat, nothing happens. You go down to the basement (or to wherever your furnace is located) and see that the gas burners haven’t lit. What’s going on? And, more importantly, what do you do to fix it?

First … In most cases, you shouldn’t attempt to fix it! Although we’ll look at some simple solutions which may explain why the burners aren’t coming on, anything that would involve making actual repairs to the heating system must be left to licensed professionals. It’s hazardous to work on a gas-powered appliance if you don’t have the right training and tools! If you’re in doubt about your furnace, call our team for furnace repair in Salt Lake City, UT. We’ll be there fast and on time (guaranteed!) to have the problem remedied.

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Gas Furnaces Are Nice—But Are There Safer Alternatives?

October 15th, 2018

furnace-oldWe agree, gas furnaces are nice. When it comes to keeping the dry and cold winters away from your home, a gas furnace has immense power and reliability.

However, if you’re reading this post, it’s because you have some concerns about the safe performance of a gas furnace—either the one you already have installed, or the one you’re thinking of installing. Are there safer ways to heat your home?

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Better Heating Ahead: Here’s the Secret.

October 1st, 2018

furnace-repair-technicianWe know you don’t want to let go of the warm weather yet—but it’s already October, the change in the air has started, Halloween costume decisions are being made, and the colder weather will be arriving soon. It’s time to start thinking about your residential heating system.

You’re probably satisfied with your current furnace. If you’ve had it for less than 15 years and it hasn’t given you any serious problems recently, then you can plan to head into the winter with it once again warming up your house.

But we want to let you in on a secret … a way to enjoy better, more reliable heating with your furnace this winter, and the winters to come. Well, it’s actually not a secret exactly, but so many people forget about it that it sometimes seems like it is—and that’s regular professional heating maintenance.

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This Is a Risky Time for Your Air Conditioner

September 17th, 2018

sunshine-iconThis post title sounds a bit melodramatic, as if your air conditioner is moving through a period of intense high stress when it could break down at any minute. But… that’s exactly what the end of the summer is! Late summer rarely means cooler temperatures—sometimes the hottest days of the year are in September—and the AC has done a huge amount of work already. The combination of Big Heat and Too Much Work can mean An Air Conditioner That Doesn’t Cool.

None of us here at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning want this to happen to you! We have the 24-hour residential AC repair in Salt Lake City, UT to rescue your AC as it goes through the tough late summer gauntlet. If you watch for the signs your AC is running into end-of-season problems, you can call us in time to avert a complete air conditioning system shutdown.

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Time to Ask Some Tough Questions About Your AC

September 3rd, 2018

old-air-conditioner-unitThe hot weather still has plans for us in Salt Lake City—even when the season officially clicks over to fall, we can expect our home cooling systems to continue to chug away providing relief from the blistering heat.

But this is still a good time of the year to stop and think about your home’s air conditioning system and its future. Maybe you don’t need to think about it as hard as your children’s future or your own career. The air conditioner, however, is a vital part of your home comfort and you spend hundreds of dollars a year operating it. It’s a significant investment, and you should know when the time has come to replace it with a new system.

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Local Salt Lake City Business Wins Top National Award

August 27th, 2018

One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning wins top honor for customer service and profitability

Salt Lake City, UT (May 23, 2018) – Hard work in overcoming adversity and a focus on customer service pays off for One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® serving the Salt Lake City area. James and Lori Larsen, who independently own and operate the company, overcame personal and professional hardships over the past few years, including a major accident affecting Lori’s health and significant deaths in the family. For their comeback efforts and subsequent success, James and Lori were recently awarded the President’s Award by Direct Energy® for the second time in their company’s nearly 15-year history.
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is part of the Direct Energy family of brands, and the President’s Award is the company’s top honor among franchisees nationwide. To achieve this distinction, businesses must have a superior customer service score and show significant growth and success over the past year.
“We are so proud of James, Lori and their entire team. To earn this award is a momentous accomplishment for them and their business. Their focus on customer service is what sets them apart, and they are a great example of what we all strive for each day,” said Mark Baker, President of Franchise for Direct Energy.
James and Lori are longtime residents of the Salt Lake City area. They are well known for their involvement and support of local charities and organizations.
“We are pleased to be recognized for our outstanding customer service to our loyal customers. People appreciate our friendly, professional and on-time commitment to everything we do,” said James.
For more information, contact:

James and Lori Larsen
801-363-7000

James and Lori Larsen of One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning receiving their award

Photo attached: James and Lori Larsen, owners of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® in Salt Lake City, are awarded the President’s Award by Direct Energy® by Mark Baker, president of franchise, and Rick Yohn, senior vice president of franchise.

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® is currently ranked as the #1 HVAC franchise in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 (January 2018.) One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning puts an emphasis on trust, customer service and courtesy. Our work is completed in a prompt, accurate, and efficient manner. One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning is part of the Direct Energy® family of brands. ©2018 Clockwork IP, LLC

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The Perils of August: How To Make Sure Your AC Holds Up

August 20th, 2018

flushed-man-and-fanIt’s incredibly common for homeowners to forget all the tips and tricks they read in a manual back when their AC was installed and to start running their system carelessly as the years go by. The seemingly benign daily errors can cause your AC harm. Here’s some easy tips to make sure your home stays cool:

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When Will My AC Run Out of Refrigerant?

August 6th, 2018

air-conditioning-manometer-pressure-refrigerantWe hope your AC never runs out of refrigerant—because it would be bad news for your air conditioner. You see, air conditioners are not supposed to run out of refrigerant unless there are leaks in the refrigerant lines. If your air conditioner doesn’t develop malfunctions, it should retain the same amount of refrigerant for as long as you own it—around 10 to 15 years.

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Heat Pump Magic! How It Heats and Cools

July 23rd, 2018

cold-and-hot-badgesOf course, a heat pump isn’t actually magic. But when people find out that they can have a device installed in their home that looks exactly like an air conditioning system and appears to operate the same way, but can be changed over to heating with only an adjustment to the thermostat, it can certainly feel like it’s magic.

We’re going to pull back the curtain and show the mechanical and refrigeration magic that allows a heat pump to take care of a home’s comfort needs all around the year.

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