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Common Issues with Tankless Water Heaters

February 12th, 2024

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Tankless water heaters have gained popularity in recent years due to their energy efficiency and space-saving design. Unlike traditional water heaters, which store and continuously heat water in a tank, tankless water heaters heat water on demand, providing hot water instantly whenever needed. 

While tankless water heaters offer numerous benefits, they are not immune to problems. In this blog, we will explore the common issues that can arise with tankless water heaters that will require calling us for water heater services in Salt Lake City.

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5 Potential Contaminants in Your Water

January 15th, 2024

If you’ve been thinking about a whole-house water filtration system in Salt Lake City, you may be wondering if it’s really necessary. Is the water quality in our area really that bad? Water service providers, take extra strength steps to clean and treat water before channeling it through the city and into your home.

But that doesn’t mean that 100% of contaminants get removed from the water. We are highlighting five common contaminants that are found in tap water. Even at very low levels, these contaminants can pose risks to your health. You can keep reading to learn more about contaminants found in tap water and how a whole-house water filtration system can help.

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3 Reasons Why Your Boiler Is Running Up the Energy Bill

January 1st, 2024

When you see a sudden spike in your energy bills over the winter season, your boiler may be to blame. As one of the larger household appliances, a boiler can consume a lot of energy. Usually, energy use is low enough that your boiler is working efficiently to heat your home. Sudden spikes and energy usage are red flags that something is wrong with your boiler – especially if you have not adjusted any of the settings. 

It means that you need to schedule boiler service in Salt Lake City. You can keep reading to learn about three possible causes of high energy bills when it comes to your boiler. Then, you can give our team a call to schedule service and we can troubleshoot to get down to the root cause of the issue and prevent it from happening again.

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Is an Electric Furnace Still a Good Choice?

December 18th, 2023

If it’s time to install a new furnace in your home, you may be deciding between a gas and electric furnace. While both models are excellent in their own unique ways, electric furnaces have a few benefits that you don’t get with a gas furnace.

When you need furnace installation in Salt Lake City, you don’t have to complete your project alone. Our team is here to help decide which furnace is right for your home and family, get you through installation, and even help maintain the unit over the course of its lifespan. You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of an electric furnace so you can decide if it’s the right choice for you.

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Leaks, Kettling, and Water Hammer Problems

December 4th, 2023

Some heater problems are worse than others and we are highlighting three that you should watch out for if you have a boiler. Things like leaks, kettling, and water hammer problems can really put a damper on your holiday spirit. 

But if you notice any of the signs listed below, you can give our team a call to schedule boiler repair in Salt Lake City and stay ahead of heater problems. Keep reading to learn more about some common boiler problems and why you need to address them immediately if you notice the warning signs.

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Our Winter Heating Checklist

November 20th, 2023

Heating season is back. You’ve likely already turned your heater on and have been keeping nice and warm as temperatures drop. But the weather ahead of us is only going to get colder and colder. It’s a good idea to stay ahead of heating repair in Salt Lake City.

That’s where our team comes in. We’re here to help you with professional service for your heater. We also want to offer you homeowner maintenance tips that can make a difference for your heater now and in the many years to come. You can keep reading to learn more about our checklist for taking care of your heater this fall and winter season.

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Does Your Tankless Water Heater Take Too Long to Heat Up?

November 6th, 2023

Tankless water heaters are a great choice, especially if you don’t want to run out of hot water due to a limited tank size. But you can face other potential problems – like having a long wait before you actually have hot water after turning on the faucet. When this happens, it’s time to schedule tankless water heater service in Salt Lake City.

The problem may not be one that really requires “fixing” because nothing is technically wrong with your tankless water heater. But we can assess the situation, get down to the source of the problem, and offer solutions to help. Keep reading to learn more about why it may take a while to get hot water when you first turn on a faucet as well as what we can do to fix the issue.

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Measure the Efficiency of Your New AC

October 23rd, 2023

When you invest in a new air conditioner, energy efficiency is probably top of mind. After all, if your air conditioner lasts for the average lifespan of 15 years, that is 180 energy bills you’ll have to pay. You probably want those energy bills to be as low as possible to save money – and we can help. 

The best way to do that is to invest in a highly efficient air conditioner when you install a new unit. But how do you measure the efficiency of a new air conditioner? The good news is that the HVAC industry has standards in place to help you accurately estimate efficiency for your home.

If it’s time for a new air conditioner, you can give our team a call to schedule an air conditioning installation in Salt Lake City. You can also keep reading to learn more about the SEER2 efficiency scale and learn more about what it means for the Salt Lake City area specifically.

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Why Grinding Is Such a Bad Noise to Hear

October 9th, 2023

When it comes to your heat pump making unusual noises, there really aren’t any sounds that are good news. However, some are worse than others. Grinding is one sound in particular that can be very dangerous for your heat pump.

When you hear a grinding sound coming from your heat pump, it’s time to schedule heat pump service in Salt Lake City. You want to stay ahead of problems by addressing the sound sooner rather than later. You can keep reading to learn more about what causes grinding and why the sound is so dangerous for your heat pump.

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3 Tips for a Clogged Drain

September 25th, 2023

Having a clogged drain may not seem like a huge deal. It’s usually a pretty simple fix and many homeowners address drain clogs on their own without ever calling for professional help. But does that mean DIY is the best way to handle a drain clog? Sometimes yes, but other times no.

We have three tips to help you break down a tough drain clog yourself the safe way. If your efforts don’t work, you can always call us for plumbing in Salt Lake City. We can help break down even the toughest clogs and even prevent them from coming back again in the near future. You can keep reading to learn more about our top three tips for clogged drains around your home.

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