At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Archive for January, 2017

Why Is Low Humidity Such a Problem in the Winter?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

We live in the Salt Lake City, UT area, which means that none of us are strangers to the problems caused by low humidity. A desert atmosphere, high elevation and cold winters combine to make our air dry as a bone, and here in the middle of January, you can feel it more than ever. Why is low humidity such a problem in the winter, and what can you do about it? The answers can be found below.

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Why Choose a Boiler Over a Furnace?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Forced-air furnaces remain a popular choice for many homes in the Holladay, UT area. They do their jobs quite well and are simple to operate in conjunction with the ductwork in your home. But while they work well for some households, others may do better with a boiler system, which eschews the “blown air” model in favor of heated water or steam used to warm your home. If you’re looking at installing a new heating system, either now or in the spring, you should consider some of the advantages that a boiler system brings.

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HVAC Installation: How to Determine the Right Company

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Winters are comparatively mild here in South Jordan, UT, which makes now the perfect time to install a new HVAC unit. If your old system gave up the ghost when the weather turned, or even if it’s simply costing you and arm and a leg every time you run it, the winter gives you the time you need to plan your operation and have a new A/C in place before you need it.

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3 Causes of Furnace Burner Malfunction

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Furnace burners provide the source of heat for most gas-fed furnaces in the Draper, UT area. Fed by natural gas, they spread the heat across the heat exchangers: shaped pieces of metal which can effectively distribute the heat to the air above them. The heated air can then be blown through the vents with your fan. They’re vital parts of the system, but because they do the lion’s share of the work, they’re one of the components that suffers from breakdowns and other issues the most often.

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