Understanding The Threat Of Radon In Your Home

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Radon gas represents a common — yet frequently overlooked — problem for many homeowners. This poisonous gas has been estimated to be responsible for as many as 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. Many of these people were living with radon in their home for years and years without ever knowing it.

Fortunately, you can protect your family from radon by having your home tested by a trained professional. If you would like to learn more about the undeniable importance of radon testing, read on. This article will offer a useful introduction to the subject of radon, touching on its composition, effects, and methods of elimination.

Heating Bills Getting You Down? Save Money With These Tips

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Winter weather means higher heating bills for many Americans. Whether you use natural gas, oil, electricity, or another fuel to heat your house, the cooler temperatures push your heating system to work harder. If your heating costs are causing you pain in the piggy bank, you can do something about it.
Heating costs are a significant percentage of most households’ total energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Even though your home, like many others, may devote almost half of the energy used to HVAC-related uses, you can save energy and money on your home heating costs. What can you do to lower your energy usage, boost your system’s efficiency, and save money?

Take a look at these energy and money-saving home heating tips.

Radon Levels in Your Home: What You Should Know

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If you’ve recently bought a new home, you may have had an appraisal, inspection and radon test as part of the purchasing process. These items are often required by the mortgage lender; extending a loan secured by a home that harbors a dangerous condition or is structurally unsound can cost the lender money, so ensuring your home meets or exceeds all relevant standards can render it a much safer investment.

Generally, the results of your radon test won’t be reported to you unless they indicate high radon levels inside the home.

While high radon levels can result in denial of a mortgage loan–and can sometimes give you the right to cancel a purchase agreement without penalty unless the seller agrees to pay for radon mitigation–borderline levels may be enough to pass your lender’s standards, even though this data could indicate a radon problem that needs attention.

Read on to learn more about this tasteless, odorless, colorless gas and how radon mitigation services can keep you and your family safe after you’ve purchased a new home.

Why Size Matters When Choosing Your Next Air Conditioner

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Have you ever bought a brand-new pair of shoes only to discover that it was the wrong size for your feet? You wouldn’t put up with a pair of shoes one size too large in hopes that your feet would grow, nor would you suffer with a pair a size too small. Yet, many homeowners buy new air conditioning systems that are either too large or too small for their homes and then cope with the consequences.

Buying an oversized or undersized air conditioner can have a wide variety of consequences, including compromised cooling comfort, higher energy consumption, or even a shortened lifespan for your A/C equipment. The following explains why you need to choose the right size when you purchase a new air conditioning system for your home.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

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Installed thermostat by Custom Comfort Inc.There’s nothing worse than sweltering in the house on a hot summer day, turning on the AC for some relief, and feeling only a faint whisper of coolness. When an older air conditioning (AC) unit fails to deliver on its cooling and drying promises, the unit may not need complete replacement.

Many times, all your AC unit needs is a bit of maintenance, a small repair or two, or an equipment adjustment. If it’s been a while since an HVAC professional inspected your air conditioning system, schedule a service call before you give up on your air conditioning unit. Below are some tips about repairing and replacing your air conditioner.

There Are Times to Give Up

Ten years go by fast when you own a home. And ten years are about as long as you can expect some AC units to last. This fact is especially true if you’re not fastidious about maintenance. 

Go Green With Geothermal Heating and Cooling

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greenwindowDo you wish you could heat and cool your home with a single system, all while doing less harm to the environment? Geothermal heat pumps, which are heating and cooling systems that function by exchanging heat between your home and the earth below your yard, are becoming more popular among homeowners. Read on to learn more about these energy-efficient, eco-friendly heating and cooling systems and their benefits.

7 A/C Maintenance Tasks to Tackle Before Summer

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d856b26f-862a-4c84-a305-db09b495d41aWith winter nearly over, it’s only a matter of time before you start thinking about putting your air conditioner back into service. However, putting your A/C system back to work isn’t as simple as turning it on and hoping for the best. It’s a good idea to take care of the following maintenance tasks before you start using your A/C system for the summer.

Uncover and Clean the Outdoor Condenser Unit

If you’ve had the outdoor portion of your central A/C system under wraps this winter, now is a good time to uncover it. Once the covers are off, it’s a good idea to check the unit for any damage or debris—especially damage potentially caused by rodents. 

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1101 West 850 North
Centerville, UT 84014
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