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

3 Signs That You Need to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, September 28th, 2015

No one likes to think about replacing their water heater, but no appliance is perfect and even the most stalwart water heater reaches a point where it’s easier simply to install a no one than let it continue functioning. Here in Salt Lake City, UT, the high salt content in our air can accelerate corrosion, which means you should keep a careful eye out for the signs that you need to replace your water heater. Here’s three in particular, which you should use as a guide when making your decision.

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Tips for Your Air Conditioner This Fall

Monday, September 21st, 2015

With fall officially here, the time has come for Salt Lake City, UT homeowners to turn away from their air conditioning system and towards their heating systems. But before you fire up the furnaces for another winter, it pays to set up some basic servicing and maintenance for your air conditioning system. Some of this requires the attentions of a technician and some can be performed yourself. But all of it will help your air conditioner stay free of problems during the colder months and be ready to go when you need to turn it on again in the spring.

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How Do UV Lights Work?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

When it comes to indoor air quality, you have a wide variety of options available to you. Some products raise or lower the humidity levels in your home, while others serve to filter out the dust and other contaminants. But here in Salt Lake City, we often recommend UV germicidal lights as a key part of any indoor air quality system. They do the most important work of all: eliminating germs and bacteria to keep your family healthy. With a UV light system installed, you can help reduce instances of illness in your household. This is of particular benefit to the elderly, to newborn babies, and to people suffering from asthma or similar conditions, but in truth, everyone could benefits from fewer creepy crawlies circulating through your air. How do UV lights work? We’ve provided a quick breakdown below.

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3 Late Summer Air Conditioning Issues

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, but we all know that hot days continue for a few more weeks here in Salt Lake City, UT. It’s a dangerous time for your air conditioner because you’ve likely been running it for several months already, and any problems are likely getting larger under the strain. Good maintenance can reduce those risks, but no system is foolproof and if unexpected repairs are going to arise, now is likely the time. You can get a jump on them by watching closely for late summer air conditioning issues. Here are 3 common ones to keep an eye on.

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