At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Archive for April, 2015

Which Water Treatment System Do You Need?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Everyone should have access to clean potable water, which is why well water and municipal water supplies alike undergo treatment. At a municipal water treatment plant, water goes through several processes, including filtration, sedimentation, and disinfection. Unfortunately, these processes do not always filter out every potential contaminant. This is when a whole-home water treatment system becomes necessary.

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3 Signs of a Plumbing Leak

Monday, April 20th, 2015

In movies and television, it seems like a plumbing leak is always a dramatic event, as water bursts from a tub, sink, or outdoor pipe and begins to flood the area. However, not all leaks are so obvious, and sometimes you need help determining whether there is a leak in your home and where exactly it is. Professional leak detection equipment can determine the precise location of a leak and what must be done to repair it. However, you should learn to spot the initial signs of a leak, including the following.

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Why You Should Consider a Thermostat Upgrade Today

Monday, April 13th, 2015

An air conditioning system can take up as much as half of an energy bill in the summer months. Air conditioning systems have complex mechanical parts which unfortunately require a lot of energy to run (although an ENERGY STAR air conditioning system replacement can certainly save you a lot of money on cooling costs). When it’s too early to replace your heating system, and you are looking for ways to reduce your monthly costs, it’s time to call a professional. Your technician can make sure, first and foremost, that there is nothing wrong with your system that is forcing it to use too much energy. And you can also schedule a thermostat upgrade.

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Is It Too Early for Air Conditioning Service?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Your air conditioner helps you to relax in the summertime, but early in the springtime it’s tough to decide to schedule AC services so soon. But right now is actually an ideal time to schedule air conditioning maintenance, repairs, or installation. Air conditioning technicians have open availability this time of year, and scheduling service early can help you to avoid a real headache in the future. Here are two services that benefit you more if you complete them early in the cooling season.

Schedule Maintenance Now for Peace of Mind in the Summer

One service that we highly recommend before the weather heats up any more is air conditioning maintenance. Air conditioning maintenance includes a complete tune-up of your air conditioner, including some thorough cleaning. Think about how much dust can collect on your outside unit in the course of a year. This dust can diminish the efficiency of your air conditioner, forcing your unit to have to run for longer periods to condition the home.

Maintenance also involves a full system inspection. The technician will look closely at any parts of your system that may be loose, bent, or damaged. They should also check pressure levels, refrigerant levels, and electrical voltage, and they will let you know if a part is in urgent need of repairs. While some minor adjustments can be completed on the spot, others may need a later scheduling date. However, after you schedule the proper services, you’ll get peace of mind that the system will work properly later on in the summer.

Early Replacement Is Less of a Hassle

Do you need to replace your older air conditioner at some point this summer? Why wait? Schedule air conditioning replacement now so that you are not without it in the middle of the hottest day of the year. Even if you can still run your unit with some minor difficulties, your system may break down at any time, and early spring is an ideal time to go without a unit for a day while waiting for replacement. Besides, a more efficient unit may save you lots of money every month.

Contact the friendly folks at At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air for air conditioning services in Salt Lake City, UT today.

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