Skylake Heating and Air Blog: Archive for June, 2016

Factors to Consider with a New Air Conditioner

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Summer is officially here and while Orem, UT doesn’t get quite as hot as it does in other parts of the country, you still need a reliable air conditioner to see you through the hotter months. If your older air conditioner is at the end of its run, now is the time to replace it with a new one. That way, you can enjoy the benefits of improved efficiency and similar upgrades during the bulk of the summer. Before you make the purchase, however, there are several factors you need to consider. Your service technician will go through your options with you before installation takes place, but several bear close scrutiny.

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Is Ductless Air Conditioning Right for You?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Most of us in the Sandy, UT area are accustomed to traditional centralized air conditioners, which cool the air in a single locale and then distribute it through the household with a series of ducts. It’s an efficient and economical way to keep the home cool during the hot days of summer. But it’s not the only type of air conditioning system out there, and it might not be the best fit for your home.

As an alternative, consider the benefits of ductless air conditioning, which uses multiple smaller units instead of one big one. It can cost a little more to install, but it provides some significant advantages to the right household. Here’s a breakdown of how it all works.

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What Does Frost on the Air Conditioning Coils Mean?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

When frost forms on your air conditioning coils, it’s easy to dismiss it as no big deal. After all, high summer temperatures are here in Salt Lake City, UT, and with your AC running more or less every day, it may seem perfectly normal. Why should you worry if an air conditioner is cold? Unfortunately, however, frost on your system means that something is seriously wrong, and needs to be addressed with all deliberate speed.

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Watch Out for Dry Air This Summer

Monday, June 6th, 2016

We live in Park City, UT, which gets warm in the summer, but rarely hits the scorching heat waves that you find further west. Oh, we get our share of hot days and for that you need a good air conditioner, but our high elevation keeps the worst of it at bay. The price for that, unfortunately, is a tendency for the air to be excessively dry in the summer. Snowfall in the winter is enormous (and helps keep out economy running), but in the summer, there’s not a lot of rain to be had. That presents a problem for most homeowners in the area: a problem that has nothing to do with controlling the temperature.

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