Posted on July 31st, 2015
You probably don’t think about the humidity inside your home. However, the humidity inside your home can be uncomfortable and contribute to other household problems. Here’s a few signs that you need a dehumidifier inside your home to improve indoor air quality:
Excess humidity inside your home will make dust and dirt stick to furniture, appliances and the floor. You may not notice the problem initially, but when you go to dust throughout your home, you probably need more effort to get the area clean. A basic duster will probably not work well, and you may need wet wipes to soften and wipe away dust and dirt.
You may start noticing black areas on the wall if you have a humidity problem. The humidity is a prime opportunity for mold to grow inside your home. Hidden locations are even worse, such as the back of closets, since the air is more stuffy and goes undisturbed.
You may walk inside and the air feels stuffy and may smell stale or like mildew. This is usually a sign that humidity is a problem throughout your home. The stuffy air can also contribute to or exacerbate breathing problems if anyone in your household is sensitive. Decreasing the humidity inside your home is one way to improve indoor air quality.
It’s Hotter Than Usual
Humidity can factor into how effective your air conditioner is at cooling your home. The higher the humidity inside your home, the hotter it feels and it will take longer to become comfortable in your home, even after you turn on the air conditioner. You may notice the thermostat’s temperature seems low, but you still feel uncomfortable.
We Can Help!
Don’t be stuck with a stuffy home. Call Western Heating & Air Conditioning at (801) 224-8899 and schedule an appointment. We can help regulate your humidity and make your home more comfortable.
Posted on July 22nd, 2015
Regular air conditioning system check-ups are an important part of keeping your system running smoothly. However, check-ups are often forgotten or viewed as an unnecessary expense. Here’s five reasons you should take check-ups seriously:
Minimize Costly Maintenance
Regular AC check-ups can help you avoid costly maintenance. Typically, when you avoid being proactive about potential problems with your system, problems simply build up until they are catastrophic. The big problems will add up to expensive repair costs and this may occur when you are not prepared for the expense.
You probably don’t want to be stuck in the extreme heat without air conditioning, but that is a likely result without proper check-ups. Contractors do their best to make service calls as soon as possible. However, during extreme heat, the number of service calls increases and you might be stuck without air longer than expected.
Reduce Utility Bills
Regular AC check-ups can help reduce your utility bills by checking the efficiency of your system. Just because your system seems to be working fine, does not mean it is working at optimum levels. A small investment in a check-up can pay for itself in the money you save on your monthly cooling bills.
Problems with in your AC can compromise the air quality in your home. You want to make sure your air filters are doing their job and there are no problems with clogged ductwork. Not only can both affect the performance of your system, but they can increase household allergens.
Improve Household Safety
Safety is of the utmost importance and problems in your AC can put your family at risk. Regular check-ups can prevent electrical problems or fires that can occur if your AC malfunctions or the possibility of dust and debris catching fire.
Don’t neglect routine AC maintenance. Call Western Heating & Air Conditioning at (801) 224-8899. Schedule an appointment for your next service appointment.
Posted on July 22nd, 2015
As soon as you hear a noise or your air conditioning system starts to act strangely, you probably begin to panic. Before you hit the panic button, there may be simple fixes you should consider before you call the professionals.
Your outside unit can easily become clogged or blocked with debris or objects. Check outside to make sure nothing is around the unit that may be the problem. You may want to look to see if the fan is running and no debris has fallen inside, which can stop the fan from working. Regularly keep leaves and dirt from collecting in the unit to prevent this small problem from causing a major catastrophe.
You Need To Change The Filter
It is easy to forget to change your air filter every month. You may wonder why your AC is not cooling effectively and stays on for extended amount of time. Try changing your filter to see if this simple fix makes a difference. Do not rely on the calendar to know when you need to change the filter. If your filter is dirty at three weeks, you still need to change the filter.
The problem may not be your AC, but the thermostat, which is one of several common AC problems. Your system may cut on and off frequently, stay on too long or not stay on long enough, purely because your thermostat and system are not communicating effectively. The thermostat may not be accurately detecting the temperature inside your home, which will cause problems. A new thermostat is an inexpensive and quick fix, and could be the underlying problem.
When simple fixes don’t work, it’s time to call in the professionals. Give Western Heating & Air Conditioning a call at (801) 224-8899. Schedule an appointment so we can help you with all your heating and air conditioning needs.