Skylake Heating & Air Blog : Archive for September, 2016

Factors that Improve Home Heating Efficiency

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Your furnace needs proper care to ensure that it works as it should during our cold Salt Lake City, UT winters. That includes scheduling maintenance sessions during the fall season, considering upgrades such as new thermostats, and changing the filters on a regular basis.

But it also includes changes you can make to the home itself, which can help it retain energy better than thus lower the already high cost of heating. They can include both steps that you can take on your own and steps better left to a professional technician.

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Now is the Time to Replace Your Heater

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Heating systems are designed to last for many years and with proper maintenance they can retain their efficiency for just as long. But sooner or later every heating system needs to be replaced, and if yours is on its last legs, now is the time to do so. It’s far preferable to replace the heater now, when temperatures are still relatively warm here in Park City, UT, than wait until the middle of winter only to suffer a catastrophic breakdown. If that happened, you would have to rush the operation to get a new system in place before your home turns into a freezer box. Only the homeowner can decide if their heating system needs replacing or whether it can handle another cold season or two, but there are a few key factors that can help you decide. 

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Install a Whole-House Humidifier Today!

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Dry air is a constant scourge here in Sandy, UT, especially in the winter when temperatures drop. Our high elevation doesn’t help matters, leading to all kinds of discomfort and even health problems. Fall hasn’t officially begun yet, but it’s on its way, and if you’re dreading another winter of chapped lips and static electricity now is the time to have a whole-house humidifier installed in your system.

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Add Duct Insulation to Your Home This Fall

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Summer is just about over here in Orem, UT, which means that homeowners should start turning their attention to their heating systems in the next few weeks. Besides changing the filters, calling for maintenance and similar tasks, they would do well to consider alternative additions to the home itself. A few upgrades can make a huge difference in the heating system’s ability to do its job, and in some cases can do more than that. If you use centralized systems for heating and air—the kind that relies upon a network of ducts in your attic and crawlspace—you might want to think about having duct insulation added to it this fall.

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