Breathe Easier (And Healthier) in Your Home!

August 13, 2020

If you’re thinking more about IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) these days, you’re not alone. In fact, if you follow Craig’s Services on social media, you may have seen our recent post with a link to the article, “Characterization and Control of the Microbial Community Affiliated with Copper or Aluminum Heat Exchangers of HVAC Systems”. While it isn’t the catchiest title, in these uncertain times, no one wants to “catch” anything, and as it states in the article, “Microbial growth in heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems with the subsequent contamination of indoor air is of increasing concern.” Our advice? Let...

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Rooftop Air Conditioner vs. A Side-Yard Air Conditioner

June 13, 2020

Air conditioners come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s a common misconception that one size fits all. You need to choose an appropriate model depending on the layout of your home and how you plan to use it. If you choose the wrong type of AC, it will cool your house, but at a lesser efficiency and strength. There are two main types of AC units that are popular on the market today. Here are some similarities and differences between rooftop air conditioners and side-yard air conditioners so that you get an idea of what might work for your...

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Air Filtration & IAQ (Indoor Air Quality)

June 10, 2020

With everybody spending more time inside of their homes in recent months, indoor air quality has become more important than ever. One of the biggest factors that contributes to the comfort and health inside of your home is indoor air quality (IAQ). Though we like to think of our house as a safe haven for us, the fact is that sometimes your indoor air is more polluted than the air outside.  

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Most Recent HVAC Advancements

May 11, 2020

The city of Bountiful, UT, experiences comfortable weather as well as an above-average outdoor air quality score throughout the year. This is great news. To keep your indoor air quality just as healthy, you are encouraged to employ your home’s HVAC system. Indoor air pollution has several sources. Some are innocent such as pet dander. Others are hidden like radon. Additionally, the most recent HVAC advancements have delivered complementary products as well as standalone units. At , our team can walk you through the options that will benefit your household the most. Let’s take a look at some of those...

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Home Energy Saving Tips for the Spring

April 15, 2020

Before summer rolls around, you’ll want to make sure your home and air conditioning system are ready for the Utah heat. Below are some tips you can consider that will help you minimize the expense of keeping a comfortable home. Request Cooling Maintenance Ducted and ductless systems alike, regardless of age, brand, or model, need annual maintenance. Moreover, these checkups should be left to a professional. AC units contain all sorts of components, any of which can impact your energy bills if they start to malfunction. The following problems will put a strain on the unit and raise your cooling...

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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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