At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Holladay’

What Is Short Cycling, and Why Is It a Problem?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

short-cycling-air-conditioningSummers mean increased use of your air conditioner, which in turn means keeping an increased eye out for potential problems. Most breakdowns are preceded by some kind of warning, which canny homeowners can spot and respond to before the system shuts down in the middle of the summer. Generally speaking, anything you detect as out of the ordinary in your air conditioner’s functioning should be grounds for concern, and some signs are subtler than others.

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Beware of Low Air Flow in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 17th, 2017

air-flow-air-conditionerSummer is the time when you need your air conditioner to function at maximum effectiveness, often for weeks at a time. There’s nothing worse than a sudden breakdown in the middle of a heat wave, forcing you to scramble for a repair service while you home slowly turns into an oven. The good news is that trouble that big rarely arrives unannounced, and if you pay attention you can spot the signs of serious trouble well before it gets here.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance Helps During the Summer

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioning-repairTemperatures have been steadily rising for weeks, and summer will officially begin in just under a month. You’ve likely been running your air conditioner on a regular basis for some time now, and its usage will only increase as the hotter months of the year approach. Now is a very good time to schedule an air conditioning maintenance session from a trained technician. It gives you a chance to get ahead of any problems your system might be experiencing, and make sure that everything goes according to place when the mercury starts creeping upwards.

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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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How to Spot Signs of a Plumbing Leak

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Plumbing leaks are a common occurrence in cities like Holladay, UT, where the high altitude and salty air can corrode piping over time. The issue is less with the leaks themselves — which can be fixed very easily by a qualified plumber — but by spotting the problem in the first place. It’s one thing if water is spilling out of the pipes beneath your sink, but most piping in your home lies hidden in the walls, under the floors or other spaces. Leaks that occur in these pipes can take weeks or even months to detect, causing untold damage to the drywall and surrounding components in the process. the best way to take care of them is to learn to notice the signs of a plumbing leak and act the moment you spot them. they can include:

  • Soft spots in the walls or puddles of water appearing in places that they shouldn’t
  • The sounds of dripping or running water from an unusual location, such as inside the crawlspace of your walls.
  • Bills that spike or which are higher than normal, despite no attendant upswing in the use of water in your home.
  • Water from the affected outlet that doesn’t flow with quite the same force, or which refuses to flow at all.

The dangers of leaks grow the older your plumbing system becomes, so if you live in an older home or a home that you’ve lived in for some time, you should be particularly vigilant. When you spot signs of a leak, turn off the water flow using the master shut-off valve — whose location every household member should know — and call in a qualified plumber to correct the problem.

At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air provides quality plumbing repair and replacement services throughout the area. We provide 24-hour emergency service, so we’re ready to go when you are!

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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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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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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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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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