Skylake Heating & Air Blog : Archive for May, 2016

Why is Short Cycling Such a Problem?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

As you run your air conditioner this summer, you may notice that the system shuts off after only a short amount of time, only to start up again a few seconds later. In some cases, it does so after cooling the air, while in others, it does so before it’s done its job. Either way, it spells trouble for your AC, and with summer approaching rapidly here in  Orem, UT, it could coast you a great deal if you don’t address the issue quickly. Why is short cycling such a problem? Read on for the answers.

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Energy Recovery Ventilators Save You Money

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Summer will be here soon in Sandy, UT and while you may not be using your air conditioner every day, that will soon change. Now is the time to consider any upgrades or improvements that can help your air conditioner work more efficiently. That way, you can have them installed are ready to go as soon as the weather gets hot. Among the systems we strongly recommend for air conditioning efficiency is an energy recovery ventilator, or ERV. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works. 

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Stay Safe from Allergens This Summer

Monday, May 16th, 2016

With summer heat comes summer allergies here in Salt Lake City, UT: anything from dust in the air to pet dander to pollen from local flowers. If you or someone in your family has allergies, you know how miserable that can make you. Your home should be a haven from allergens and the symptoms they can produce, but how can you keep it safe when trouble can slip in every time you open a door or a window? Luckily, there are several concrete steps you can take to improve that situation and keep your home clean and healthy no matter how bad the pollen count gets outside. We’ve provided a couple of possible options below.

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Consider Modular Rooftop Units for Your Commercial HVAC System

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Commercial HVAC systems have much different needs than residential systems, and here in Park City, UT, we have plenty of business owner who know what that means. You need your system to function every day without fail, in order to make your space comfortable for employees and inviting for customers. And it has to do so without interfering with your day-to-day business operations. That’s why modular rooftop units make a great fit for most businesses in the area. It may seem odd—HVAC systems up on the roof, exposed to the heat of the sun and the pounding of the elements. But in fact, placement up there makes a whole lot of sense.

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2 Reasons to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Springtime is the ideal time to take a long hard look at your air conditioner and decide if it’s up for another Orem, UT summer. With proper maintenance, a good air conditioner can last you many years, but sooner or later, every system needs to be put out to pasture and your system is no different. Every situation is unique, and only you can decide when to replaces your air conditioner, but a few tips can help guide you in the right direction. We’ve listed the most pertinent below. If you decide to get a new system, now is the tine, before the summer hits us in earnest. That way, you can schedule a replacement at your leisure.

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