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

3 Common Late Season Air Conditioning Problems

Monday, August 29th, 2016

When air conditioners suffer serious problems, they tend to do so at this time of year, with months of high summer temperatures behind us and weeks to go until the weather starts to cool down consistently. A good maintenance session can be extremely helpful this time of year, especially if you haven’t scheduled one in the last 6 months or so. That can give you an idea of any potential problems that may be lurking in your system, as well as performing little tasks like tightening loose bolts and lubricating moving parts. If more serious trouble is detected, it lets you schedule a formal repair session sooner rather than later.

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Check to See If You Need a New Air Conditioner

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

With proper care and maintenance, your air conditioner can last a good long time, sometimes years past its warranty. But sooner or later, air conditioners need to be replaced, and August is an excellent time to make the assessment. Summer’s been going for a few months here in Salt Lake City, UT and all that activity has put strain on your system. That gives you a good baseline to determine if it can continue for another summer (or even several), or if you’re going to need to replace it between now and next spring. That also gives you the maximum amount of time to plan for the replacement: selecting a new model that’s right for your home and scheduling it at leisure — when it fits your timetable — instead of scrambling after a sudden breakdown. We use three basic rules to help make the call on whether an air conditioner needs to be replaced.

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Destroy Germs with a UV Air Purifier

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Air purifiers come in all shapes and sizes, and the best one for your Draper, UT home depends on the specific needs of your family. Health always trumps comfort, however, and above all an air filter has to reduce the instances of illness and germs in your home. For that, a UV air purifier makes a perfect addition: simple, straightforward, and amazingly effective. Here’s how it works.

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How do Zone Control Systems Work?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

If you own a larger home here in Holladay, UT, you may be frustrated by higher bills, cold spots and a general unwieldiness when it comes to a centralized air system. It doesn’t have to be that way. Centralized air conditioners can benefit from a zone control system installed by a trained professional. It’s not a replacement; more of an upgrade that allows you to exercise a greater degree of control over the air moving through your ducts. Here’s how it works. 

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How to Respond When Your Air Conditioner Shuts Down

Monday, August 1st, 2016

No one wants to think about an air conditioner shutting down unexpectedly in the middle of our Holladay, UT summers, but when it happens, you need to have a plan to handle it. It starts with preventative measures like maintenance sessions and judicious use to ensure that the risks of a breakdown are minimal. In the event the unexpected occurs, you can take several steps to keep cool and safe until the repair service gets here, though in some cases, you may be able to fix the trouble before calling a technician.

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