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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What the R-22 Phase-Out Means for Your Air Conditioner

March 7, 2018

Change is a constant in the HVAC industry, so it’s not unusual to see standards come and go and new technologies emerge. One such change is the current phase-out of R-22 refrigerant from use in air conditioners, heat pumps, and other appliances. While many older air conditioners still use R-22, the latest models are designed to use different, non-ozone depleting refrigerants. As part of the ongoing phase-out, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeks to end new production and import of R-22 and other hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by 2020. After 2020, HVAC technicians will only have dwindling stocks of new HCFC refrigerant

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Spring

February 12, 2018

The upcoming spring offers a needed respite from bone-chilling winter weather. While you’re ready to welcome warmer temperatures with open arms, the same can’t be said of your air conditioner. After spending the previous months in dormancy, your air conditioner will need plenty of work done before it’s ready to keep your home cool and comfortable. Here are six ways you can prepare your air conditioner for spring. Swap Out and Upgrade Your Air Filter Even when your air conditioner’s not running, its air filter can still trap dust, allergens, and

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Is Your Air Conditioner Leaking Water? Put a Stop to It

August 28, 2017

You dread the day when your pipes, faucets, or hot water heater spring a leak. Seeing your air conditioner leak water, however, can come as a surprise. After all, a water leak isn’t something you’d expect from your A/C system. So how can something that’s not hooked up to your home’s plumbing system manage to leak water? The following not only answers this question, but also presents a few solutions you can use to stop any ongoing water leaks. Where Does It Come From? As it turns out, your air conditioner

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4 Reasons Why You Should Think Twice About Partially Replacing Your Air Conditioner

July 24, 2017

It’s no secret that a brand new central air conditioner can come with a hefty price tag. In fact, it often drives many homeowners to wonder if they can save money by swapping out only half of the system. At first glance, replacing only the indoor air handler or outdoor condenser cabinet seems like a fiscally smart move. However, replacing only half of your central air conditioner is a penny-wise yet pound-foolish decision that often proves painful in more ways than one. Your New Equipment May Not Work With Your Old Unit If you

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4 Ways Central Air Can Improve Your Health

June 5, 2017

If you are debating the merits of switching from an evaporative cooler or wall unit to a central air conditioning system, you may see AC as a luxury rather than a necessity. While it’s true that some homeowners manage to make it through Utah’s hot summers without central air, a central system can have a significant positive impact. In fact, many people find that a central air conditioning system improves their health in addition to their overall comfort. In this blog, we list four ways that a central air conditioning system may help you

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When It Comes to Your Air Conditioner, Bigger Isn’t Always Better

April 7, 2017

Summertime on the Wasatch Front can be a bit demanding at times, so it’s important to choose an air conditioner that meets your home’s cooling demands. But simply going with the largest air conditioner you can find may have a rather expensive impact. Nevertheless, many homeowners make the mistake of buying a bigger unit than their home actually needs. An oversized air conditioning system can be bad news not just for your home’s overall comfort but also for your monthly utility bills and even your health. Read on to learn about the importance of getting the right

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