Skylake Heating & Air Blog : Archive for July, 2016

Signs of a Breach in Your Air Ducts

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Air ducts are installed in the crawl spaces and attic of your Park City, UT home, and carry cool air from your air conditioner to the various rooms of your household. They perform a similar job in the winter when heating is the order of the day. Because they’re tucked away out of sight, they often remain protected from damage, but they can also avoid easy detection in cases where a breach is created. Breaches — whether caused by direct damage or simple wear and tear as when a bolt becomes unstuck — pull cool air out of your ducts or let hot unconditioned air in.

Both problems will reduce your system’s effectiveness and raise both the specter of higher bills and the strain on the system as a whole. A good repair service can correct the problem, but first you need to be able to spot the problem and call them in. Signs of a breach in your air ducts can include (but are not limited to) the following:

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3 Upgrades to Lower Your AC Bills

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Air conditioning is far more than a luxury during the summer months here in Orem, UT, and you often need to run it for days on end in order to keep your home cool and comfortable. Otherwise, the heat may be high enough to constitute a health risk. But running the system so often usually means dealing with much higher monthly bills, which can throw your budget for a loop and really increase your stress. As a homeowner, however, you have options: in particular installing an upgrade into your existing AC system that helps it run more efficiently and therefore lower those pesky summer energy bills. Here’s a list of three of them for you to consider.

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How to Tell When Refrigerant is Leaking in your AC

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Summertime is no time for your air conditioner to run into trouble here in Sandy, UT, with temperatures high and the need for relief omnipresent. Among the most common repair calls we make are those involving leaking refrigerant, which can become very serious if left untreated. Refrigerant is supposed to cycle through your system in a very set amount, and when that amount is lowered by a leak, it can create a cascading effect which can result in a serious breakdown if you’re not careful. The sooner you can spot the signs of leaking refrigerant the more swiftly you can get it addressed with a proper AC repair call and the better off your household will be. Those signs can include, but are not limiter to the following:

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Install a Zone Control System in Your Central AC

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Summer heat can be brutal in our neck of the woods, and Salt Lake City, UT residents usually turn to their centralized air conditioners to beat it. It’s a sound strategy, but it could end up costing you a great deal in higher monthly bills, especially if you have a larger home or one that you struggle to keep cool. You could cut down on your air conditioning usage, but that would leave your house hot and uncomfortable at best and an active health hazard at worst. (Sensitive family members such as infants or the elderly can be deeply affected by the heat.)

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