A Programmable Thermostat Is Another Tool for Keeping Your House Warm as You Need It to Be

A Programmable Thermostat Is Another Tool for Keeping Your House Warm as You Need It to BeWhat many people forget to take into account when thinking of the approaching fall or winter is that during the day, with work, school and other outside obligations, it isn’t a rare to leave your home empty with the heat cranked up at full blast. It makes sense, right? Leave the heat at your desired temperature, even when you’re away, and you’re guaranteed to come home to a cozy, warm house. While this is true, there is a better way to do this by installing a programmable thermostat. Read More »

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What’s Setting Off Allergies in Your Home?

What's Setting Off Allergies in Your Home?Outdoor allergies may be more common in the spring and autumn, but indoor air allergens come to life in the wintertime. If you’re allergic to dust or mold, you may spend more time itching and sneezing during the winter months than you do during the summer. Here are six of the most common allergens found in the average home, along with advice on how to manage them.  Read More »

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If You’re Not Home All Day, What Should You Set the Thermostat?

If You're Not Home All Day, What Should You Set the Thermostat?Having a programmable thermostat is ideal for keeping the proper temperature in your home whether you are there or not. But at what temperature should you set the thermostat to? The best way to determine what you should set the thermostat to is to figure out when everyone gets up, leaves, returns and goes to bed. Once you are armed with this information, you can begin creating a unique schedule that fits you and your family’s life. Read More »

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Fall’s Near in Utah: Get Your Furnace Inspected

Fall's Near in Utah: Get Your Furnace InspectedAutumn is almost here, so it’s important to make sure your home’s ready to handle cooler temperatures. In order to prevent costly problems, maximize your energy efficiency, and keep your family comfortable throughout the season, you should get your furnace inspected by a professional.  Read More »

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Back-to-School Energy Savings Tips for Your Layton Home

Back-to-School Energy Savings Tips for Your Layton HomeSummer is the season for high electricity bills when you have kids. Because they aren’t in school, they spend more time at home watching TV, surfing online, playing video games … you know the drill. But now that autumn is here, you have the opportunity to enjoy significant back-to-school energy savings with these practical tips: Read More »

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Time for Water Heater Replacement? Consider the Installation Cost

Time for Water Heater Replacement? Consider the Installation CostWater heater replacement is one of the most common home improvement investments. If you are experiencing a lack of hot water, you may be considering this yourself. A number of factors affect the cost of a new water heater. The size of the unit, the local plumbing codes, and safety issues must all be considered for water heater replacement. Read More »

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Plumbing Maintenance Pointers for the Beginning of the Fall

Plumbing Maintenance Pointers for the Beginning of the FallAt each change of season it’s important to do your plumbing maintenance tasks, and with the arrival of fall you need to get prepared for the chill of winter so you don’t end up with costly repairs. Read More »

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Tankless Water Heater Not Warm Right Away? Let Us Explain

Tankless Water Heater Not Warm Right Away? Let Us ExplainWhen properly sized for the household hot water demand, tankless water heaters can save money on water heating expenses—generally the second largest consumer of energy in an average home. Because they eliminate the storage tank incorporated in conventional heaters, a tankless system doesn’t suffer the standby temperature loss as water stored in the tank cools between demands, then must be reheated periodically to maintain the thermostat setting. Since tankless heaters heat water on an on-demand basis only, if the specifications of the tankless heater match the demand of the hot water fixtures it serves, theoretically, unlimited hot water should always be available.   Read More »

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Furnace Maintenance Check Up Before the Heating Season Begins

Furnace Maintenance Check Up Before the Heating Season BeginsSummer is coming to an end in Ogden, and your next major home maintenance task is to schedule your annual furnace maintenance before it’s time to turn on the heat. The annual furnace tune-up will help ensure that your furnace operates safely and efficiently, experiences fewer common problems this winter, lowers your energy bills and extends the operating life of the system. Read More »

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What to Look for in a Good Home Ventilation System

What to Look for in a Good Home Ventilation SystemThe fan in your forced-air heat and  air conditioning unit may not be capable of serving as a whole home ventilation system. Exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom may not be enough in today’s homes which are sealed to prevent air leaks. A ventilation system that can handle the job, yet is cost-effective, is the ideal solution. Stricter regulations are also on the horizon concerning mechanical home ventilation. Read More »

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