Skylake Heating and Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Salt Lake City’

What Are the Benefits of a Radiant Heating System

Monday, December 18th, 2017

radiant-heating-systemIf you’re in the market for a new heating system, now is the time to install one: when the temperatures are still relatively warm and the cold weather hasn’t yet hit us in earnest. And while most of us are accustomed to traditional forced-air furnaces and boilers, those aren’t the only type of heating system out there. If your home could use something different and you’re in the market for a new heater, you might want to check out the benefits of a radiant heating system.

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Dehumidifiers Fight Muggy Air

Monday, August 14th, 2017

whole-house-deumidifiersWe’re used to leaning on our air conditioners during the heat of the summer to fight those high temperatures and keep our homes comfortable. But heat isn’t the only problem you face during the summer months. Humidity levels can go up as well, and muggy air contributes just as much to an uncomfortable home as straight-up heat. Air conditioners can deal with the issue in a very rough way, but they’re not set up for it, and that extra load can cause it a lot of problems. A whole-house dehumidifier, on the other hand, can treat the problem safely and effectively, while bringing a number of other benefits to your home in the process.

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Zone Control Systems Provide Convenience and Savings

Monday, June 19th, 2017

zone-control-systemWith summer on its way, canny homeowners are looking for ways to cut monthly costs, and any considerations along those lines need to include your air conditioner. Temperatures will be the highest they are all year in the next few months, and your AC bills are apt to go up as you run your system much more often than you otherwise might. To some extent, such high bills are inevitable: you can’t go without air conditioning during the heat waves of summer. But just because you’re paying more for it doesn’t mean you should pay more than is necessary.

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New Air Conditioners Need a Balanced Power Load

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Air conditioning replacement calls rank among the most common we receive this time of year. Summer is on its way, and if a given homeowner determines that their old system doesn’t have what it takes to get through the hot weather without a breakdown, then it makes all kinds of sense to schedule a replacement service now. It gives you time to go over your options with your technician, and schedule the replacement session at your leisure, instead of scrambling in the face of an unexpected breakdown. If you’ve decided to replace your old air conditioner, congratulations! You’ll enjoy the benefits of your purchase by the time the first heat wave hits.

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Install a New Air Conditioner Now

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Air_Conditioning_Air_Conditioner_Repairing_Energy_Efficiency_Mechanic_Maintenance_Engineer-meWinter is still with us, but warm weather will be here before you know it, and if your air conditioner is on its last legs, it might not be up for the job of keeping your home cool during the hottest months. If your warranty has expired and you’re concerned about your system’s ability to function, now is the time to start planning a replacement session. Doing so before the summer hits gives you to the time to select the unit that’s right for you, as well as scheduling a time to put it in that meets with your schedule instead of rushing in the face of an encroaching heat wave. Your service representative can perform the right calculations and go through your options with you, but there are at least three primary factors that you should seriously consider when making your selection.

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Why Is Low Air Flow an Issue in My Furnace?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Winters in Salt Lake City, UT mean regular use of your home furnace, in order to hold off the chill in the air and make sure things stay comfortable. But that also means that you need to watch for any signs that the furnace isn’t functioning the way it should. The sooner you notice that trouble is brewing, the faster you can summon an expert to get the problem fixed.

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What Do You Gain from a Ductless Heating System?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We see a lot of calls for heater replacement in the Salt Lake City, UT area this time of year, since heating systems have been in operation for a few weeks now. That gives homeowners time to determine that their older units just aren’t up for the job of heating their homes for another winter.

If you’re in the market for a new heating system, you might want to consider a ductless system, which eschews the model of centralized furnaces in favor of multiple units spaced throughout your house. Here’s a quick breakdown on how they all work.

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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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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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