Mini-Split vs. Central Air Conditioning Efficiency

August 16, 2022

There is a lot of talk about mini-split units because they are newer on the U.S. air conditioning market than central air conditioning systems. Many people ask us at Smedley Service in Layton what would be the most energy-efficient air conditioning system for their home, a mini-split unit or central air? The answer is that it really depends upon characteristics of your home, your current air conditioning system, and even the number of people in your home as well as their habits. What Is a Mini-Split Air Conditioning System? As you know, central air conditioning systems

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Why Closing Your Upstairs Air Vents Won’t Save You Cash

May 20, 2022

There are many ways to cut the energy bills in your Layton, Utah home. However, closing the upstairs air vents isn’t one of them. Like most homeowners, you may have unused rooms or zones throughout your residence that you’re constantly heating or cooling. Although cutting off the supply of heated or conditioned air to these spaces might seem like a good idea, it can actually wind up costing you far more money than it saves. Keep reading to find out why. Closing Air Vents Is Bad for the Entire HVAC System Closing HVAC air vents in

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How Do Ductless Air Conditioners Work?

April 15, 2022

How Do Ductless Air Conditioners Work? If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning unit and have ample space to cool, you might be considering purchasing a ductless air conditioner. They are also known as mini-split air conditioners. You might wonder, though, how do they work? It’s pretty simple! Air conditioners in the past have been considered bulky, noisy, and not very attractive. However, ductless air conditioner systems have changed by using innovative technology to produce a much more modern and efficient unit. How Ductless Air Conditioning Works A ductless

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Choosing the Best Time to Get a New Air Conditioner

February 15, 2022

Among the many responsibilities of homeownership, the necessity to maintain a reasonable indoor temperature and keep everyone who lives in the residence comfortable is one of the most important. Obviously, this requires a properly functioning air conditioner during the summer months in Layton. However, as cooling systems get older, they don’t handle the task as well as they once did. Eventually, the system must be replaced to keep the home safe and livable. Everyone has to face this sooner or later, and a wise homeowner begins thinking about it in advance. After all, you’d prefer to do this upgrade when

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Going on Vacation? Leave Your AC On

July 28, 2021

Taking a vacation is an exciting time, especially if you’ve been doing your best to stay cooped up in the house for the past year. Whether you’re going for a short weekend getaway or a month-long trip, it’s important you think about your air conditioning system before departing. A lot of people believe it’s best to completely shut off their AC units before a trip. The longer the trip, the more likely a person is to assume this. While it’s best not to leave the system running as if you were home, shutting it down completely can

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 7, 2021

Keeping your air conditioner in top shape requires that you do an annual cleaning of the entire unit. While this might seem intimidating at first, it’s actually simple enough for you to do on your own. To ensure your air conditioner lasts as long as possible and you achieve the greatest energy savings, you’ll need to clean both the indoor and outdoor units. Turn It Off for Safety Whenever you’re working with an air conditioner, you need to cut off the possibility of electrocuting yourself. The easiest way to do this is to go to the

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 12, 2021

Humidity is an important aspect of keeping your air conditioning running optimally. The weather around Layton is pretty constantly dry, which helps keep mold and mildew under control. But how does this affect how your air conditioner runs, and what can do you do about it? Differences in Humidity Measurement To fully understand humidity’s effect on your air conditioning, it is helpful to understand a little about what it is and how it’s measured. Almost everyone knows that humidity is the measure of moisture in the air. If you watch the weather, you

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What to Expect During the Central Air Installation Process

July 3, 2018

Whether your current air conditioner has finally failed or you simply want to improve the comfort of your home during summertime temperature extremes, central air can provide reliable and consistent cooling for most homes. The nature of central air conditioning systems means that their installation is more involved than that of evaporative coolers, wall or window units, and other ductless or localized systems. Even when you know that central air is the best choice for your home, you may feel some trepidation about the upcoming installation. In this blog, we introduce you to the

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4 Ways to Help Your Struggling Air Conditioner

May 3, 2018

On the hottest days, nearly all air conditioning (AC) units struggle to chill the air indoors. If your AC system breaks down and you’re waiting to get it fixed, you can’t even count on that modern source of fresh air. However, you can find relief from the blistering heat. You can help your AC unit on the most sweltering days of summer. Some of the methods can help you keep cool while your AC system is being repaired. Here are four things you can do to help your AC unit and yourself. Hide From

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5 Ways to Tackle Mold Growth in Your Air Conditioner

April 2, 2018

A moldy air conditioner is one of the most common complaints among Wasatch Front homeowners. Mold can be a tricky problem to deal with. For starters, it’s practically everywhere in your home, albeit in the form of inactive mold spores. But once the right conditions develop, those spores can quickly take hold of an area and flourish with little difficulty. When mold takes hold of your air conditioner, the consequences often go beyond poor cooling performance. Once mold gets inside of your AC system, it has the potential to spread throughout your entire home. Exposure to mold

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