At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Archive for January, 2016

The Principles Behind Humidifiers

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT suffers from extremely dry air in the winter, and that can be almost as big a concern for you household as low temperatures. We highly recommend installing whole-house humidifiers to halt dry air in its tracks and alleviate the problems associated with dry air. A humidifier itself is fairly simple: just a wick connected to a reservoir of water and a fan that blow across the wick to release moisture into your home. But what does that do precisely, and why is dry air such a problem? We’ve broken down the issue with the principles behind humidifiers, to give you an idea of how it all works.

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How Does an Old Heater Cost You Money?

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Winter has come to Salt Lake City, UT, and that means our heating systems are being put to the test every day. Buying a new heater can be very expensive, and if you’re not sure about the cost, you may be tempted to keep pushing your old heater for another season or more. But your heating system can cost you more money in its last years than you may think, and the up-front cost of buying a new one can end up saving you a great deal down the road. Here are some of the ways that an old heater can cost you money.

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How to Improve Your Heater’s Efficiency This Winter

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Cold winters are nothing new to residents of Salt Lake City, UT, and with the new year here, your heater is likely working overtime. Higher bills are par for the course when you have to keep your house warm, but you might want to consider some new additions to your home that can help improve your heater’s efficiency. Those bills will drop not just this year, but for numerous winters to come, helping you recoup the investment you make into your home and putting money back into your pocket with reduced monthly bills. Here’s a few options for you to think about.

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Fight Back Against Hard Water

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Hard water is a fairly common problem here in Salt Lake City, UT. The term refers to water which has a high amount of minerals in them, usually calcium or magnesium. It’s not dangerous – you can consume hard water without ill effects – but it can create a number of problems in your plumbing system. You can fight back against hard water with the installation of a water filtration system, which clears those elements out of the water and leaves it cleaner as a result. What are the benefits of a water filtration system? We’re provided a quick outline below.

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