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

Get Early Heating Maintenance to Prepare for Fall

Monday, July 27th, 2015

If you’re a homeowner in Salt Lake City, UT, you’re probably not thinking much about your needs this winter. Not with high temperatures the norm and your air conditioner taking center stage. But winter will be here before you know it and the last thing you want is to fire up your heater only to realize that it needs repairs or servicing. An early maintenance session now, before demand for your heater grows, can help you get a jump on winter and keep your household warm when the snows start to fall.

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3 Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, July 20th, 2015

If you’re a homeowner in Salt Lake City, UT, you’re probably accustomed to the traditional tanked water heater in your garage or basement. The model has been in use for decades and remains a reliable means of heating water in your home. But it’s not the only means you have available. A tankless water heater offers a number of advantages over a tanked model, and while you certainly shouldn’t trade in a traditional water heater if yours is working fine, you might want to consider a tankless version if the time has come to replace a worn-out unit. Tankless water heaters cost a little more to install, but there are 3 big advantages that offset that.

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3 Problems Addressed by Humidifiers

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Salt Lake City, UT, has always suffered from dry air, and that can impact your household comfort levels as much as the temperature can. We generally need relative humidity levels to stay between 30% and 50% in order to stay comfortable. When it drops below that – and it often does here – then it can create all kinds of problems. The solution is a formal humidifier, which adds ambient moisture to the air and circulates it via the ducts in your central air conditioning system. It requires access to your home’s water supply and a professional technician to install it properly, but it can also address a number of problems that may be plaguing your household. We’ve listed three of them below.

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3 Reasons Not to Solve Plumbing Repairs Yourself

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Plumbing problems are among the most common difficulties experienced by your average household, and here in Salt Lake City, UT, there’s no shortage of store-bought treatments designed to resolve them quickly. But just because an ostensible solution presents itself, that doesn’t mean you should attempt to solve the issue yourself. Even with simple clogs and leaks, it’s usually better to call in a trained plumber rather than try to deal with it on your own. Here are 3 reasons not to solve plumbing repairs yourself.

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