What Are HEPA And MERV?

What Are HEPA And MERV?There are all kinds of airborne particles that can invade your home and cause problems with your breathing and your health in general. The whole point of air filtration systems is to remove as many of these particles as possible, and keep your family free of respiratory ailments. Two terms you might hear very often in connection with the efficiency of air filters are HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) and MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value). Read More »

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6 Easy Ways To Save Energy (And Money) At Home

6 Easy Ways To Save Energy (And Money) At HomeNow that an end to the winter is in sight here in Northern Utah, many homeowners are saying goodbye to heating bills and looking forward to warm weather. However, just because you’ll have lower heating bills soon doesn’t mean that you can stop thinking about energy conservation entirely. Small habits and actions can waste a lot of energy, and raise your energy bills significantly. Here are six energy-saving tips to lower your utility bills this spring and summer: Read More »

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Geothermal Cooling: A Hot Idea For Keeping Cool

Geothermal Cooling: A Hot Idea For Keeping CoolGeothermal energy is energy that is created and stored inside Earth. The upper 10 feet of Earth’s surface maintains an almost constant temperature of 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and geothermal heat pump technology is being used to garnish this sustainable energy and turn it into a green heating and cooling system for over one million households and businesses in the United States. Read More »

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Common A/C Noises And What They Mean

Common A/C Noises And What They MeanThough it is common to hear some sounds while running the air conditioner in your Utah home, some types of A/C noises can indicate problems with your system. Here are a few of the most common A/C noises, including their possible causes: Read More »

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Energy-Saving Myths To Forget

Energy-Saving Myths To ForgetThere aren’t many homeowners out there who don’t like reducing their energy use. Make sure you aren’t one of them who are fooled by any of these energy-saving myths: Read More »

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6 Important HVAC Terms To Know

6 Important HVAC Terms To KnowYou don’t have to be an HVAC technician to be familiar with some of the terms that define how your cooling system works. In fact, your understanding of some of the terms can help you select energy-efficient equipment, which saves money on your utility bills. You can even perform a simple cleaning task that helps keep your HVAC equipment run better. Read More »

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A/C Unit Acting Up? 5 Things You Can Do Yourself

A/C Unit Acting Up? 5 Things You Can Do YourselfFor homeowners with ailing A/C units, finding a solution can seem like a daunting task. But there are steps even the most inexperienced person can take to assess and address problems. Before you call in a professional, try these basic A/C troubleshooting tips: Read More »

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A/C Repair vs. Replacement

A/C Repair vs. ReplacementIf your air conditioning (A/C) breaks down during the summer, you need to know how to decide if you should repair or replace it. Here are some key factors that will make your A/C repair vs. replacement decision easier. Read More »

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5 Heat Pump Troubleshooting Tips to Try Before Calling an Expert

5 Heat Pump Troubleshooting Tips to Try Before Calling an ExpertNot all heat pump troubles require professional rescue. If you have a knack for do-it-yourself projects and a little time, you may be able to fix some of the more common problems on your own. Just be aware that only a small number of repairs can be done without a qualified technician trained to make such repairs. Here are five troubleshooting tips to try before calling for professional help. Read More »

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The Benefits of Installing a Chimney Liner

The Benefits of Installing a Chimney LinerA chimney liner is an important item that can easily escape your attention. These liners run the length of your chimney and work to keep your home safe from fire. Installing a new chimney liner or having an existing liner inspected is always a good idea. Chimney liners are designed for use with any kind of commonly used fuel like gas, wood, or another combustible, and installing one has many benefits.     Read More »

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