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

New Year’s Upgrades to your Heating and Cooling System

Monday, December 28th, 2015

With 2016 almost here, it’s time to look forward to the new year, and if you’re a homeowner that means evaluating various household systems and whether they can be improved. If your system is functioning as it should, there’s certainly no reason to change it. But the addition of new components to your system can make a huge difference in your bottom line, as well as further protecting your home against the ravages of our Salt Lake City, UT weather. Now is a great time to consider such upgrades, when the new year is beginning and we all look ahead to the future.

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3 Reasons to Call in a Professional Plumber

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Salt Lake City, UT has its share of self-reliant homeowners, and when trouble arises with their plumbing system, they may be inclined to attempt to fix it themselves. In the case of minor problems, they may try to apply a store-bought solution such as a snake or a drain cleaner, and ambitious do-it-yourselfers may want to attempt more substantive repairs on their own. In almost every case, this can be a huge mistake. The convenience and reliance of a professional plumber easily trumps whatever savings even the most talented do-it-yourselfer can attain. Here are 3 reasons to call in a professional plumber to deal with any issues you may have.

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Be Careful What You Throw Down the Drain This Holiday Season

Monday, December 14th, 2015

The holidays are here, and that means lots of activity in your kitchen as you prepare meals for visiting family and friends. It also means a high number of plumbing calls as the food you’re preparing ends up clogging your kitchen pipes, requiring professional care to clear up again. Here in Salt Lake City, UT, you certainly have options for unclogging your pipes. But instead of disrupting your holidays with a plumbing call, we’d prefer to help you avoid the problem entirely by watching what you throw down the drain this holiday season. The following foods should be disposed of in the trash instead.

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What are the Benefits of a Zone Control System?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Zone control systems act to provide the same advantages of a ductless mini-split system for use in a centralized HVAC system. That’s the textbook write-up anyway. The truth of it is a lot less technical. Most homes in Salt Lake City, UT use centralized systems to heat and cool their homes: a single central air conditioner and heater which warms or cools the air and then blows it into the rooms of your house through a system of ducts. A zone control system doesn’t alter any of that. It simply allows a more precise measure of control over where the air goes.

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