Skylake Heating and Air Blog: Archive for October, 2016

Check for Early Signs of Heater Trouble

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Most residents of Orem,UT have used their heating system at least a few times already this fall, and the weather is going to get colder before it gets warmer. That makes now an excellent time to pay close attention to your heating system and watch for any signs of trouble. Spotting a problem now gives you a few weeks to take care of it before winter sets in, and ensures that your system will be running at peak capacity when the snow starts to fall.

Ideally, you should schedule a maintenance session for your heater, especially if you haven’t done so in the last year. But you can help your own cause out by watching for signs of trouble. When they pop up, shut off your system and call in a repair service immediately. They can include (but are not limited to) the following:

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Stop Winter Colds with an IAQ Product

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

IAQ stands for “indoor air quality,” and it refers to a number of products that help regulate moisture in your home, cut down on dust, and improve the comfort levels of your home. That can be very important in cold, dry air here in Salt Lake City, UT, which becomes a breeding ground for colds and flus. The right indoor air product can not only make your home more comfortable, but cut down on sickness in your family as well. 

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Install an Energy Recovery Ventilator in Your Home Today!

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Heating systems get a lot of attention in the Salt Lake City, UT area this time of year. With winter on its way and temperatures dropping by the day, that’s to be expected. But while prepping your heater for the cold months ahead, it pays to look into various ways to help it do its job. In particular, consider the installation of an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) or a heat recovery ventilator (HRV), which is less expensive but usually works only in the winter. It can make a huge difference in your home’s energy bills and may even help prevent a more serious breakdown.

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How to Winterize Your Air Conditioner

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Fall is here in Sandy, UT and that means that winter isn’t too far behind. If you haven’t stopped using your air conditioner by now, you soon will, and it will likely sit unused until next spring. In that time, it can suffer a surprising amount of damage from gathering dust, inclement weather and similar conditions. Your goal for your air conditioner over the winter is to prevent excessive wear and tear, and the best way to do that is to properly winterize it. Here’s how:

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The Benefits of Heat Pump Technology

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Until recently, heat pump technology was somewhat compromised in towns like Orem, UT, with cool winters that often proved too much work for the technology to handle. That has begun to change in a big way, as modern heat pumps are more effective and provide far better heating power than their predecessors. That makes them a big draw in our part of the world, and now is the ideal time to consider installing one, before the snows of winter starts to fall. But what is a heat pump and how does it work? Here’s a quick breakdown.

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