Skylake Heating and Air Blog: Archive for February, 2016

What Does a Whole-House Humidifier Do for Me?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Most of winter is behind us, and plenty of cold days are still ahead before spring comes. While you may have an efficient heating system that has kept you warm all season, perhaps you’ve noticed the air in your home has been dry. Not only is this uncomfortable, low levels of humidity could actually be unhealthy.

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Beware of Low Air Flow in Your Furnace

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Most homeowners in Orem, UT rely on furnaces to heat their homes. Living in such a cold climate means you can’t afford for something to go wrong with your heating system. However, like any other system, furnaces do run into issues every now and then. One of these issues is low air flow. Without proper air flow, your furnace will not adequately heat your home. You may find yourself turning up the thermostat to no avail. This leads to wasted energy and higher utility bills. Below, we’ve listed some common reasons for low air flow, and what you can do about them.

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How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Spring

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Although we still have a few months of cold days and even chillier nights left here in Orem, UT, spring will be here before you know it. With spring comes warmer weather. Once that sun starts warming up your home, you definitely won’t want to be caught off guard by a malfunctioning air conditioner. Now is the time to start thinking about how to prepare your air conditioner for spring, and we’ve listed a few tips below on how to do so.

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Why Is a Cracked Heat Exchanger a Concern?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

If you’ve had the misfortune of dealing with a cracked heat exchanger, you know how problematic the issue can be, and if you haven’t you may have heard about the difficulties involved. A cracked heat exchanger is an actively dangerous condition, and as such you need to turn off the heater immediately upon detecting it and call in one of Orem, UT’s trained services to resolve the issue. But why is a cracked heat exchanger a concern? Read on for the answers.

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How Does Radiant Heating Work?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Most of us are accustomed to forced-air furnaces or steam boilers to heat our Orem, UT homes in the winter. There’s nothing wrong with either system, which do their jobs effectively and inexpensively. But they’re not entirely problem free, and if you’re in the market for a new heating system, you might want to consider an alternative such as a radiant heating system. The up-front cost may be more, but there’s a number of significant advantages to offset it. The more you understand how a radiant heating system works, the better you’ll be able to appreciate its benefits.

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