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

Benefits of a Boiler over a Furnace

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Many homes in Salt Lake City, CA rely on forced-air furnaces to stay warm during the winter. The warm the air using burners, then blow the heated air through your house using the same system of ducts used by your air conditioner. The system works quite well, but it’s not perfect, and if you find yourself looking for another type of heater to keep your house cozy this winter, you might want to consider a boiler system instead. Boilers used steam heat conveyed through a series of pipes and radiators to warm your home, and the system provides a number of benefits over a furnace that you should consider if you’re looking for a new heating system.

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Fight Back Against Dry Air This Winter

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Dry air is a staple of Salt Lake City, UT in the wintertime, and can have as much of an effect on your household comfort levels as low temperatures. If left unaddressed, it can create all manner of discomfort and even lead to health problems. The solution is a whole-house humidifier, allowing you to fight back against dry air this winter and ensure that your household stays healthy and comfortable in the coming months. Now is the perfect time to install one, before the temperatures drop and you have the flexibility to set up the appointment at your leisure instead of rushing it ahead of a cold front.

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How Does Radiant Heating Work?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

As fall turns to winter here in Salt Lake City, UT, homeowners are looking towards their heating systems to keep them warm. And if yours has run its race, now is the time to look into a replacement. While traditional forced-air furnaces and boilers are reliable models, you might also consider an alternative form of heating to replace your worn-out system. Radiant heating, which warms the home directly through the floor, might be the perfect fit for your needs. How does radiant heating work? Here’s a quick breakdown.

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Do You Need to Replace Your Heater?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Fall has arrived and winter will be along soon enough, which means that Salt Lake City, UT homeowners are preparing their heating systems for another run. But if your heater has exhibited problems in the past, now is the right time to consider replacing it, before the snow falls when you can schedule a replacement session at your leisure. It can be tough to tell when you need to replace your heater or whether a simple maintenance session is enough to do the job. Specifics vary from home to home and only you can decide when the time is right. But here are a few simple guidelines to help you along.

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