Skylake Heating & Air Blog : Archive for January, 2016

Ways to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Monday, January 25th, 2016

An energy efficient home is a home that can retain warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer as well as possible. That’s no small consideration here in Orem, UT, with our chilly winters and hot summers. A good air conditioning and heating system can do the job well enough, but if your home isn’t as energy efficient as it could be, it’s going to force your system to work harder than it should, as well as increasing the risk of repairs. Improving your home’s energy efficiency not only helps your family stay comfortable during winter and summer alike, but can put money back in your pocket with bills lowered and repairs avoided. Here are some ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency that you should consider this winter.

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How Do Geothermal Systems Help Me?

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Most of us here in Orem, UT use traditional means to heat our home, such as boilers or forced-air furnaces. A geothermal system represents a radical departure from that. The technicians burying coils or tubes beneath the ground on your property. Once you get more than 10 feet down, the earth retains a constant temperature, regardless of what the weather is like topside. Liquid is then pumped through the tubes that facilitates a heat exchange with the surrounding earth: taking advantage of that constant temperature to either raise or lower the temperature in your home. Installing a geothermal system takes a lot of time and effort, and you usually need property large enough to support it. That brings with it a number of advantages, however.

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What are the Benefits of Energy Recovery Ventilators?

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Prudent homeowners are always looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Orem, UT has its share of chilly winters, as well as warm summers when your air conditioner needs to be working it its peak to beat back the heat. The more your home can do to retain the temperatures your heater and air conditioner establish, the less those systems will have to work and the lower your bills will be.

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Common Electrical Problems With Your Furnace

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Gas furnaces remain the norm here in Orem, UT, owing to their reliability and comparatively inexpensive use. But while the system may use gas as fuel to heat your home, it still has a number of electrical components, and when those components run into trouble, it will affect your entire system. Electrical repairs require reliable technicians: people with knowledge of both electrical systems and heating and cooling systems. If you spot a problem with your system and suspect that it has an electrical source, make sure you choose the right company to repair it. Besides simple issues like loose connectors or frayed wires, common electrical problems with your furnace can include the following:

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