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

Humidifiers Can Solve a Number of Problems

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Summers in Salt Lake City, UT aren’t as hot as they are elsewhere in the country, but dry air is a constant issue that prudent homeowners need to address. Now is the time to install a whole-house humidifier to deal with the issue, helping to reduce the dryness in the air and providing a number of benefits to your home as a result. Once you understand how humidifiers work, you can see how they can solve some considerable problems around your home.

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Effective Uses of Programmable Thermostats

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Most thermostats these days have basic programming functions, and if they don’t you may seriously want to think about upgrading yours. (In particular, if you have an older mercury-switch thermostat, you need to make a change immediately.) Programmable thermostats offer a great deal of convenience, allowing you to activate the temperature even when you’re not around. But they can also save you money by helping to reduce the use of your air conditioner, lowering your monthly bills and the risk of a more serious breakdown in equal measures. Generally speaking, the more advanced your thermostat, the more money-saving options you have, but even basic programmable thermostats can save you money. Here are some methods for you to consider.

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Common Causes of Bathroom Plumbing Clogs

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The bathroom in your Holladay, UT home sees more plumbing difficulties than any other part of the house, and it’s not hard to see why. The bathroom contains three of the most important plumbing fixtures in your home – the tub/shower, the sink and the toilet – and you make use of all of them on a daily basis. Clogs can form with disturbing ease, and while the most benign can be handled with a plunger, the vast majority require professional attention to properly correct. You can help by understanding the common causes of bathroom clogs and monitoring what ends up slipping down the drain. We’ve broken it down by specific outlet for you.

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Signs You Need Emergency Service on Your AC Unit

Monday, April 4th, 2016

The moment you detect any significant problems with your air conditioning unit, you should turn it off and call in a repair service immediately. To do otherwise is to risk more damage to your unit, and possibly even break it past all possibility of repair. And while we all hope that breakdowns take place during normal business hours, that’s not the way the world works. When your air conditioner goes down on the weekend or in the middle of the night. You have a decision to make: do you call for emergency repairs and pay a little extra to get the problem solved immediately, or do you hold on and schedule a normal appointment during regular business hours? The answer depends on the specific circumstances. Luckily, you have a service that responds to emergency calls 24/7 here in North Salt Lake, UT. The following signs can help you decide when and where to call them in.

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