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

Energy Recovery Ventilators Help Your AC

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Summer has arrived in Salt Lake City, UT, which means your air conditioner needs to be on point and ready to go. Good maintenance and careful use will ensure that it stays reliable for you throughout the summer months. But even if it’s firing on all cylinders, your system could cost you a great deal in monthly cooling bills.

One of the best ways to get around that — and solve a number of other issues as well — is to install an energy recovery ventilator, or ERV, in your attic. Now is the perfect time to do so, early in the summer when you still have months of high temperatures to negotiate. The results can be a huge boon to your entire household.

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Never Throw These Foods Down the Drain

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Almost every home in Draper, UT has a garbage disposal in the kitchen, which can do wonders for getting rid of used foodstuffs. But that can sometimes lead homeowners to become complacent, and pour things down the drain they shouldn’t. Garbage disposal are very versatile, but they can’t handle everything, and if you don’t pay attention, the foods you pour down the drain can end up causing serious problems. We’ve included a quick list below, along with the reasons why.

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Why is My Air Conditioner Dripping Water?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

If you’ve ever stopped your car after running the air conditioning on a hot, day. you may have noticed a little puddle of water forming underneath. That’s nothing to worry about: it’s condensate from the AC dripping down from the system. Air conditioners in cars don’t worry about where the water goes because it usually just drops harmlessly onto the road. The same thing can happen in your air conditioner at home, only this time, the water needs somewhere to go. If you spot it dripping in your system, it means you have a serious problem on your hands.

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Don’t Panic During a Plumbing Emergency

Monday, June 6th, 2016

A plumbing emergency can be panic-inducing. We’re accustomed to water being literally at our fingertips, but there’s nothing you can do when a leak or breach sends it spreading across your floor. A plumbing emergency is nothing to fear, but it can be very expensive if it’s allowed to continue, and in the rush to handle the issue, it’s natural to feel a little panicky. The good news is that we offer comprehensive emergency plumbing service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can arrive swiftly to help with any problem. You can help your cause out by performing certain basic steps before we get there, to mitigate the damage and help make repairs easier. 

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