At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

The Benefits of an Energy Recovery Ventilator

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

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Every prudent homeowner wants their home to be as energy efficient as possible. Our warm summers and cold winters can cost you quite a bit if your home keeps leaking that energy, and there are numerous steps you can take to keep those heating and cooling costs down. Some of them are easy to implement, such as adding weather stripping around cracks in doors or windows, or using fans to circulate the air and cool the home in the summer.

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UV Lights Help Make Healthier Homes

Monday, May 8th, 2017

UV-air-purifierSpring is typically the time when biological contaminants start to become a nuisance. Germs, bacteria and pollen flourish, increasing allergic reactions and adding to the risk of you or a family member contracting an illness. Heaters and air conditioners contain filters, but they need to be regularly replaced, and don’t always do as thorough a job as they should. If you’re looking to cut down on germs and other unwanted creepy-crawlies in your air, we have an outstanding solution for you: UV air purifiers placed in your HVAC system.

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Why You Need UV Germicidal Lights

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Indoor_Air_Quality_Filters_Duct_Cleaning_dreamstime_xl_20144812Winter season always sees a huge influx of colds and flu bugs, especially in high altitudes like ours. Illnesses go hand in hand with the winter, though not because of the cold temperatures like a lot of people think. Nevertheless, the causes of winter sicknesses can’t be easily vanquished. You can. however, ensure that there is proper protection for your home and family in the form of a UV air purifier installed at the base of your ducts. Here’s a brief look at how it all works.

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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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How to Improve Your Heater’s Performance

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Heating systems have been running throughout the South Jordan, UT for at least a few weeks, and the weather’s going to get colder before it gets warmer. We’re all used to paying more in heating bills every winter, but you shouldn’t let that reality hide the fact that you might be paying more than you should. A few upgrades around your home can make a huge difference on that front, and now is an excellent time to see if they might make a good fit. We’ve includes a brief list of suggestions below.

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Get UV Germicidal Lights this Winter

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Winter is usually a difficult time when it comes to  colds and flu bugs in your home. The low humidity levels here in Draper, UT can dry out your sinuses, which is our body’s natural defense against germs. That’s one of the reasons why winter sees a lot of illness, and because we often button up our homes to retain heat, cold bugs can easily circulate from family member to family member. 

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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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Install an Energy Recovery Ventilator This Winter!

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Winters can get cold in Draper, UT, and while your heating system may be up to the task, it’s not going to do the job without costing you a great deal in high monthly energy bills. Now is the time to install any upgrades or additions to help improve the energy efficiency of your house, allowing you to take full advantage of the savings once winter arrives in earnest. In particular, we recommend installing an energy recovery ventilator as part of your HVAC system. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference it makes.

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Qualities of Good Emergency Service

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Whether it’s your heater, your air conditioning, system, your plumbing, or an indoor air quality product, it’s essential to the proper functioning of your Holladay, UT home. When any of those systems encounters a problem, you can’t always wait until regular office hours to schedule a repair session. Sometimes, the technician needs to make an emergency call to get the problem fixed right away, and we’re proud to offer 24/7 emergency services to customers throughout the area. Here’s a quick list of things you can (and should) expect from any emergency service call to your household.

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Time to Install a Whole-House Humidifier

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Holladay, UT stands at a very high elevation, and when you combine that with our cold winters, it’s a recipe for very dry air. That can be more than an inconvenience if you’re not careful: resulting in health problems and lowering the quality of life in your home. A whole-house humidifier works in conjunction with your HVAC system to solve the problem quickly and efficiently, and it can be installed in your home by friendly professionals before the first snows start to fall. Here’s how it all works.

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