Skylake Heating & Air Blog

No Air Conditioning? Now’s the Perfect Time for a Heat Pump

September 23rd, 2018

air-conditioner-repairSo, you made it through another Utah summer without air conditioning—that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for next year! A heat pump is an air conditioning system that both heats and cools. If you decide on one now in fall you can stay warm as the temperatures cool down and get prepared for next spring and summer. If you’re looking for the perfect team with great HVAC services in Orem, UT, you should schedule a service with Skylake Heating & Air.

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The Easy Way to Increase HVAC Efficiency: Upgrade the Thermostat

September 10th, 2018

wifi-thermostat-controlled-from-tablet-away-from-homeImproving your energy efficiency whether you’re heating your home in the winter or cooling your home in the summer often proves to be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Upgrading your thermostat can help improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. If you’re still faithfully using your slide thermostat or a very dated digital thermostat, it’s time for an upgrade. New thermostats fall in line with the rhythm of your life and take convenience into account. If you’re looking for efficient heating or air conditioning in Orem, UT, it’s time to think about this aspect of your system.

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Homeowners Who Can Benefit From A Heat Pump

August 27th, 2018

ductless-mini-split-heat-pumpA simple internet search for heat pumps will yield hundreds of results boasting about how great they are. In retaliation, there are even articles that directly question the supposed greatness of heat pumps, which only further acknowledges the widespread belief that heat pumps are the best thing since the invention of air conditioning itself.

Well, to be honest, heat pumps are pretty great—we can’t deny it. But we won’t go far as to say that they’re the best, most ideal system for every single homeowner. When it comes to heating and cooling products, there is no “always” or “never,” just a lot of “it depends.” In this post, we’ll try to level the ground on when installing a heat pump in Orem, UT is truly a wise decision.

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Get Your Ducts in Shape, Reap the Benefits

August 13th, 2018

air-conditioner-insulation-in-atticFor a central air conditioning system, the ductwork is crucial. Although the ducts consist of the least amount of moving parts in the whole system, they help complete nearly half of the job of cooling your home. The cooled or heated air from your HVAC system would have nowhere to go without them.

Since the ducts make up half of the home-cooling process, it’s natural that taking care of them will greatly improve the functions of your AC, in every area from indoor air quality to efficiency. Read on to find out how a few duct services can do this.

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Save Money the Lazy Way With a Wi-Fi Thermostat

July 30th, 2018

wifi-thermostat-controlled-from-tablet-away-from-homeAre you still using a thermostat with a slider? Does it look like it’d fit in perfectly on the dashboard of a car from the 70s? Sorry to tell you, but your thermostat doesn’t have much value outside of being a vintage artifact! In fact, an old thermostat is inefficient and possibly doing more harm than good.

Luckily, we’ll tell you all about the latest and greatest in thermostat technology and how it can save you money—all with only a few swipes and taps on your smartphone.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer?

July 16th, 2018

changing-the-air-filterSummer is the ultimate test for air conditioners. It’s when your AC will be working the longest and hardest. Near-constant use, combined with the hot weather, will put your system under strain. Luckily, your AC is ready to deal with this strain if it has been properly maintained.

If you haven’t had maintenance in a while, don’t worry—it’s not too late. There’s still time to call for a comprehensive tune-up. In the meantime, here are a few things that you can check.

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Consider Geothermal for Your Next Cooling System

July 2nd, 2018

geothermal-coolingWhen it comes to heating and cooling options, you have plenty of choices. Some of the reasons for choosing one type of system over another might depend on the type of fuel sources that your home uses. In other cases, it could simply be a matter of how much money you’re willing to put up front.

Above all, geothermal is the best choice for HVAC in Orem, UT, and it can even save you money in the long run. To find out if geothermal is best for your home, this post will explain what it is and the benefits behind it.

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How Duct Problems Affect Your Comfort

June 18th, 2018

sick-woman-blowing-noseYour heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts are always out of sight behind walls and above your ceilings. Given that, many homeowners don’t give ductwork much thought, especially as it is a passive system – hot or cool air is pushed through it – with no mechanical parts. Even so, poorly designed or faulty ductwork can have a significant impact on comfort and air quality in your home. We’ll go over three common duct problems below and the effects they produce.

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Benefits of Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance

June 4th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceMany homeowners do not appreciate their air conditioning (AC) system until it needs to be repaired or replaced. Yet, oftentimes, this means experiencing many undesirable consequences that could have been easily avoided had preventative measures been taken. At Skylake Heating & Air, we specialize in these kinds of preventative measures when it comes to air conditioning systems, allowing homeowners to avoid many disastrous consequences of a broken AC system.

In this article, we discuss the 4 benefits of conducting routine air conditioning maintenance, which is a complex process that requires the care of an expert technician.

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The Heating and Cooling Benefits of a Heat Pump

May 21st, 2018

For years, most homes were designed with a separate furnace and A/C unit. This system worked, but required more equipment more maintenance, and potentially led to more problems. About 30-40 years ago, HVAC engineers designed the heat pump (technically, the reversible heat pump) and integrated these two systems together in the same unit.

Think of how an A/C system operates – it relies on a closed-loop cycle of compression of a gas refrigerant to a liquid state, which then evaporates again to a gas and provides cooling through that evaporation. It’s the same principle that a refrigerator or automotive A/C uses.

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