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

Don’t Throw The Wrong Foods Down the Drain

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Food preparation is a natural part of the holidays here in Salt Lake City, UT, and chances are you’re going to be making a big meal for your family — or even for a whole house full of guests — before the year is over. Not coincidentally, we see a sharp upswing in repair calls to deal with clogged drains and broken garbage disposals caused by throwing the wrong foods down the drain. An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure in these cases, and if you can be mindful of which foods you toss down the drain, you can save yourself a big headache this holiday season. In particular, the following foods should be tossed in the trash instead of being thrown into your garbage disposal.

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Is The Air in Your Home Too Dry?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We’re no stranger to dry air here in Holladay, UT, owing to our high elevation and cold weather. You may experience excessive dry air in your home during the winter, creating a host of problems to contend with. You shouldn’t have to deal with that, especially during the holidays with a thousand more pressing matters on your mind. There is a solution, however — a whole-house humidifier — and if you don’t have one installed, now would be a perfect time to do so.

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Check Your Furnace for Low Air Flow

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Most homes in the South Jordan, UT area used forced-air furnaces to stay warm during the winter. Furnaces heat the air in their chamber with a series of burners and a heat exchanger, then blow the heated air through the system of ducts in your home. Chances are, you’ve already used yours on a regular basis this fall, and that usage will only increase as time goes on.  That makes now an excellent time to check for problems with your furnace, especially low air flow, which is something that can have serious implications if it isn’t addressed properly.

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Have You Spotted Problems with Your Heating System?

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Temperatures in the Slat Lake City, UT areas are getting cooler by the day, and chances are you’ve run your heating system at least a few times already this year. You’ll likely have need of it every day once winter officially begins, which means that now is a good time to keep an eye out for any problems it may be experiencing.

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