Skylake Heating & Air Blog

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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Boiler Services are Recommended Every Spring

May 7th, 2018

Spring is here, and most homes in the area are gradually turning off their heating systems and turning on their air conditioner. If you own a boiler or a similar type of heating system, now is an excellent time to schedule a servicing session to look it over. Doing so can provide a number of huge benefits , as well as making sure your boiler is ready to go next fall when you need it. What is a servicing session, and what kinds of benefits does it bring? Read on for the answers.

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The Advantages of Ductless Air Conditioning and Heating

April 23rd, 2018

ductless-air-conditioningSpring is here, and soon enough summer will be here. If your air conditioning system is on its last legs, you might want to think about getting it replaced, and now is the perfect time to do so. It will allow you to take advantage of the advantages that come with a new system, including improved efficiency and a much lower risk of repairs.

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Boiler Repairs Are Common Late in the Season

April 9th, 2018

 

Spring is officially here and summer won’t be too far behind . You’re likely still using your heating system such as a boiler, but that won’t last. Soon enough, you’ll be giving your boiler a rest and turning your air conditioner on.

Ironically, this is the time of year when breakdowns are most common. Having worked regularly for months by now, any problems with the system are likely to start making themselves known. In these cases, it’s usually best to schedule repairs now, when you have less needed of the system, rather than next fall when cool days can come at any time.

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Does Your Furnace Need Repairs or Replacing?

March 26th, 2018

heating-system-maintenanceWe’re coming to the end of heating season, and with warming weather comes the opportunity to assess the state of your furnace. Heating systems get put under a tremendous amount of strain during the winter months, and if you have an older system, you need to carefully check its status at the end of every winter. If it’s working fine, terrific. But if there are lingering problems, you need to determine if repairing the system is the best way to go, or if you need a new heater before next winter.

Ultimately, only you can make that decision. As the homeowner, you know your furnace better than anyone, and can probably tell when it’s ready to be replaced with a new one. However, there are some factors that can help make that decision easier.

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Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Spring

March 12th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceCool weather is still here, but spring will officially be here in just a few weeks and before you know it, it will be summer. Your air conditioner will gradually see more and more use as the weeks go by, and the last thing you need is to be caught off-guard by an unexpected breakdown or similar repair issue in the middle of summer.

The good news is that our trained technicians can respond quickly to any air conditioning repair call and get your system back up to speed very quickly. But we believe that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure, and rather than reacting to an unexpected problem, we’d rather prevent those problems from ever popping up in the first place. For that, you need a timely maintenance session early in the season.

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