How To Make My Home More Energy Efficient

March 18, 2020

Whether it’s summer or winter, it’s always a good time to make your home more energy efficient. Not only can it reduce your home’s energy bills, saving you money, but it can also improve your heating or cooling system’s performance and maintain a constant temperature within your home. Fortunately, there are simple actions that you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Here are some tips to make your home more energy efficient: Replace Any Run-Down Appliances Appliances aren’t designed to last forever. Even if your old appliance is still working, it might be using more energy than a...

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Don’t Be A Flake: How Installing A Water Softener Can Heal Your Dry Skin (And Much More)

March 16, 2020

If you’re interested in learning about water softener installation, chances are you’ve already heard about the numerous benefits of water softeners. Just in case, and because we’re passionate about water softeners at Craig’s Services, we’ll expound. The word “flaky” doesn’t have many positive associations (unless you’re talking about a croissant). “Flaky” more often describes an unreliable person, or a dry, uncomfortable skin or scalp condition. Nevertheless, “flaky” happens. If you’re a sufferer, fret no more, and prepare to “de-flake”. The culprit may be your water.   Ah, water. Its very nature feels soft and nurturing. But it’s not all pure...

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Why You Should Trust the Professionals to Handle Drain Cleanings

March 13, 2020

Clogged drains are one of the most common inconveniences for homeowners. Bathtubs and sinks that slowly drain water do not only result in annoyance, but they can cause property damage if they are left untreated. While it may be tempting to head over to your local home improvement store to pick up some drain cleaning chemicals, it is not as easy as you may think and these products can sometimes do more harm than good.  Here at Craig’s Services, we can tell you that it is often safer and more efficient to hire a professional plumber for drain cleaning. Our...

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How Does a Thermostat Work?

February 20, 2020

While there are different types of thermostats, they all operate as heat-activated switches. You set a temperature on the thermostat and, when it senses the air temperature has gone below that, it tells your heating system to turn on. Here’s how some of the most common thermostats work today. Electromechanical Thermostat This is an older type of thermostat. It has a glass vial with mercury in it along with a bimetal coil. The coil contracts as it gets colder, pushing the vial to one side. This results in your heating system being signaled to turn on. The coil expands as...

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How Often Should I Have My Heat Pump Serviced?

February 10, 2020

Most people know that HVAC professionals recommend having furnaces and air conditioners serviced once a year. But what about heat pumps, which both heat and cool your home? Read on for the recommended service schedule. How Often Should You Service Your Heat Pump Since a heat pump is used throughout the year, it should be serviced at least once a year to keep up with routine maintenance. However, most HVAC professionals recommend you have it serviced twice a year before both heating and cooling season. Heat pumps are used throughout the year, or about twice as much as a furnace...

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The Major Consequences of Not Changing Your Air Filter

January 20, 2020

The air filters on your heating system should be replaced on a regular basis. The frequency will vary based on the material the filters are made from. Usually, a professional tune-up will cover this step; however, you can also change the filter on your own. Neglecting it will lead to these serious consequences. Poor Indoor Air Quality Air filters capture pollutants like dust and pollen that are circulating inside the ductwork. Therefore, they have an integral role in maintaining good indoor air quality. If they become clogged, that debris will enter the home and hurt your air quality. You may...

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When to Consider a New Furnace Installation

January 11, 2020

The sudden need to replace a furnace is not a welcome surprise. That’s why you should replace your heating system before it stops working at an inopportune moment. Whether you are on the fence or hoping that the unit will give you one more year, it’s good to be aware of the consequences. Here are some signs that you should get a new furnace installation: Age When you purchase appliances and big-ticket items such as a furnace, it is a good idea to keep track of its age. The average lifespan of a furnace is 15 years. When it begins...

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4 New Year’s Resolutions…For Your HVAC System!

January 3, 2020

With the New Year here, you are probably making New Year’s resolutions about your health and career. But this is also a good time to make some New Year’s resolutions about your home’s HVAC system. … After all, your HVAC system influences just how comfortable you and your family are all year ‘round, so doesn’t it make sense to set some goals that will contribute to your family’s comfort? Resolution #1 – Eliminate the Mystery An HVAC system is complex and should only be maintained by a licensed professional. However, that doesn’t mean that you can ignore it completely. Get...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

December 19, 2019

While others are making New Year’s resolutions for weight loss, higher salaries and better credit, you can make the best resolution of them all. Get your home in tip-top shape by getting or keeping your HVAC system in the best condition. Home Is Where the Heart Is A healthy heating and cooling system in your home has numerous advantages. First off, the air quality of your home depends on it. Good quality of air in your home will fight against airborne allergens, help prevent mold and improve the overall condition of your building. has been providing Bountiful, UT, with great...

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What Causes Heating Repairs?

December 10, 2019

No one looks forward to needing their heating system repaired. However, there are some underlying causes of mechanical failure you should recognize. At , we specialize in helping households in Bountiful, UT, stay warm and comfortable all winter. If you’re having trouble with your furnace, one or more of the following underlying conditions may be the cause. Dirty or Clogged Air Filter Your furnace’s air filter works hard to keep clean air circulating through your home. Because the air filter is designed to trap dust, allergens, and other debris, you should change your filter regularly. A dirty filter may overwork...

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