FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

A. AC technicians should be skilled in troubleshooting, reading appliance blueprints, understanding HVAC systems, compliance standards, and usage of various tools, among others. Also, AC technicians should be licensed to perform any repair, maintenance, and troubleshooting air conditioner services in West Jordan Utah, be it for commercial or residential settings. Most of all, the AC technician should have enough work experience in handling various AC brands.

A. AC technicians are responsible for installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs, and other necessary services needed for cooling appliances. They are also licensed to handle refrigeration systems, both for commercial and residential servicing. Take note that some AC technicians specialize in specific skills like repairs, installations, or maintenance only. It’s best to ask first before hiring them.

A. It all depends on the extent of damage, type of unit, and if replacement parts are needed to be procured. Usually, AC repairs take between 4 to 8 hours. For minor issues like a dirty filter, the AC repair services in Utah could be an hour or less. Again, each case differs in duration.

A. This will vary depending on the contractor you’ll hire. But on average, air conditioning repair and installation Provo UT cost between $70 and $130 per hour. Other contractors implement per-job pricing between $70 and $200 or more. Take note that the latter has a lower risk as some technicians tend to drag the repair process to earn more money from the customer.

A. Having your HVAC unit checked at least once a year is a great practice. Even if you're not noticing or feeling any problems, these routine checks can diagnose premature signs of wear and tear. With this, minor damages can be repaired right away. This will save you more money in the long run.

A. Regular professional maintenance is advisable regardless of the age, brand, and size of the AC unit. Like what we said, routine checks will help diagnose minor issues before it becomes a big problem. Regular professional maintenance also protects your unit’s warranty, not to mention saving you money from expensive repairs in the future.

A. You can prevent leaky pipes by installing pipe insulation, sealing the joints, tightening the fittings, and watching the water pressure. Installing a water softener will also help as the mineral buildup is also a culprit in leaky and bursting pipes. Most of all, scheduling regular professional inspections would make a big difference in diagnosing signs of damage and if repairs are needed.

A. One of the most common DIY mistakes to avoid is using too much drain cleaner and applying it on the wrong places. Also, never make connections too tight as it can be as risky as a loose connection. Keeping it snug is safer to prevent the hex nuts from breaking due to too much torque.

A. The rule of thumb is 30 minutes, but some sprinklers produce more water so you can cut it to 20 minutes. To check, turn the sprinkler on and place a can near it. Wait and see how long it takes to get an inch of water. That duration is the right timeframe when leaving your sprinkler on without overwatering the yard.

A. It depends on the frequency of use. But typically, cleaning your filter every two weeks is sensible. For some with heavy usage, once a week is advisable. Remember that cleaning air filters is one of the most crucial maintenance steps to prevent damage to your unit. Never put it off or wait until problems arise.

A. It’s easy to identify a problem with a water heater. If the water has a rusty color or if the heater is producing noises, it’s best to call a heating expert right away. Aside from that, uneven heating is also a tell-tale sign that your heater isn’t functioning properly. A skyrocketing energy bill is also a sign.

A. Some signs of a hidden water leak include a musty odor, presence of termites, warping of the walls, peeling or bubbling of the paint, and staining. Also, you should watch out for buckled floors and ceilings where water could have accumulated. Take note that water damages should be repaired upon discovery to prevent the proliferation of dangerous molds.

A. If your AC is producing enough air without weird noises or excessive energy use, then it’s in good shape. The same goes for your furnace. Before the winter comes, turn your furnace on and check for gurgling sounds, delayed heating, and other similar problems. Nevertheless, periodic inspections by a licensed technician are always helpful.

A. Once you discover a plumbing leak, call a licensed plumber right away. They will use the right fix to prevent future leaks and to ensure that your pipes are in good condition. Also, the plumber may conduct a thorough inspection of your plumbing system to check if there are other leaks.

A. A licensed plumber is insured and bonded for your safety. Instead of hiring amateurs, you will have peace of mind that a licensed plumber is skilled and experienced in fixing your pipe problems. Aside from that, a licensed plumber can fix just about any plumbing issue that you have.

A. A licensed plumber is insured and bonded for your safety. Instead of hiring amateurs, you will have peace of mind that a licensed plumber is skilled and experienced in fixing your pipe problems. Aside from that, a licensed plumber can fix just about any plumbing issue that you have.

A. Rumbling noises inside a water heater means that sediments have already accumulated inside. As the water boils, the trapped dirt will rumble inside. Aside from the annoying sound, the residues will also damage your heater in the long run. It will also affect heat transfer, which will lead to excessive energy use.

A. Your filters trap dirt and if you don’t clean or replace it, the dirt will soon recirculate. It’s best to have it replaced or cleaned at least once a month, depending on the frequency of use. For water filters, you have to factor the hardness of your water supply.

A. A dirty AC filter blocks airflow, which will force the unit to compensate by using more energy. This will lead to an increase in your energy bill for the same, or sometimes less, amount of air. The simple process of cleaning or replacing your air filters will do wonders on your unit and the comfort of your home.

A. If your air conditioning unit is already ten years old, it's better that you have it replaced. Otherwise, it can be repaired by a professional technician. The technician can advise what's best for your AC unit after the assessment of the damages and cost of repairs. Some damage could cost more than the price of a new unit.

A. Air conditioner units that are ten years old and over should be replaced. This is because old age and excessive wear and tear will just cause repetitive and costly repairs. Besides, modern AC units have updated technology that will reduce energy consumption while enjoying the same level of cooling.

A. Professional remodelers can help you plan the new design of your bathroom. This includes changes in your pipes, fixtures, and functionalities. Remember that bathroom remodeling requires intensive work, so make sure that you have the right tools and skills if you’re going DIY. Otherwise, it’s best to call All Utah Plumbing, Heating, & Air.

A. Both heating and air conditioning systems should be cleaned regularly. Make sure that you replace/wash the filters and fix possible leaks. Also, replacing rotten insulation is necessary to keep the system running efficiently. Moreover, you have to check if the temperature is consistent or if it’s repeatedly fluctuating. Whatever the situation is, a professional technician can help.

A. Scheduling regular maintenance checks from professional technicians will help increase the lifespan of your heating and cooling systems. Also, the pros can diagnose any problem and have it repaired right away. Through that, your cooling and heating systems will remain efficient all day long while avoiding expensive repairs in the future.

A. Of course! Ductless air conditioning systems are easier to install and they also weigh less. They are also extremely energy efficient. Ductless systems do not lose hot or cold air due to duct leakage. A seamless set up and user experience comes with ductless splits which encourages most home owners to opt for this addition.

A. Ductless mini splits use 60% less energy than standard home electric resistance based heating systems, since they transfer instead of generating heat. This cuts the electrical costs of the home by at least 30% which is great for any homeowner.

A. Most ductless air conditioners last for about 20 years, easily, when maintained well. This is far beyond the 12 to 15 years that most conventional systems last, so it's fairly safe to assume that your mini split system will last longer than most other options available out there.

A. No, you don't. Many homeowners use ductless mini split systems to zone their homes. Zoning allows you to decide which areas need more heating or cooling, so your bedroom can be 5 degrees cooler than the living room even though they're on the same system.

A. A mini split can easily cool four rooms. They can be used to cool a single room without ductwork but can add more evaporator units (up to 4) to one condenser unit. Mini splits are also much more energy efficient than window units and last longer, too.

A. The average cost to repair a sewer line is roughly about $2,500. You could spend anywhere between $1,000 and $4,000, depending on the kind of damage you need to repair for your sewer line. Alternatively, a full sewer line replacement costs roughly about $3,000 to $25,000.

A. Sewer lines and pipes can be very expensive to repair. They carry the risk of causing extensive and risky property damage which can lead to serious health risks. Sewer line repair or patching is the first thing that is required to be done when a sewer line fails. And in case the sewer line can't be repaired, a replacement may be the only other solution.

A. Based on the scope of work, it could take hours or days to repair a sewer line. If the traditional sewer repair method is followed, which is digging, it could take hours or days to complete and patch your surface together. With trenchless technology, sewer repairscan be completed in less than a day.

A. Shifting soil, settling, increased traffic on the ground above, or use of heavy construction equipment above ground can usually cause a sewer line to rupture or break. Corrosion of old pipes can also cause the pipe to break or collapse.

A. Water leaks are the first signs of broken or blocked sewer lines. Visible deterioration on your yard or lawn surfaces, and an increase in pests, bad odors, spiked water bills, and mold would be other signs of a broken sewer line.

A. Sediment buildup in old water heaters is usually a common reason. When water is heated, minerals like calcium and magnesium collect along the sides of the tank and the burner. If these minerals are not filtered out of the water heater, they form a sediment barrier that will settle on the burner and seriously affect your water heater’s performance.

A. Many water heater leaks are caused by issues like sediment buildup and corrosion. Sometimes an imbalance in temperature and pressure might also cause your water heater to explode. If you notice a leak in your water heater, it is best to call a plumber.

A. Most water heaters will last around 8 to 12 years. As they get older, they start to lose their efficiency and tend to become more prone to failure. It is common for most people to wait until their water heater has stopped functioning to buy a new one, but there are benefits to upgrading your water heater before it dies.

A. You can pour baking soda down the drain. It will eat away the grime and in the meantime you can set some water to boil, remove it from the stove once it starts to boil, and pour the hot water down the drain. It is, however, advised to have a professional remove drain gunk to avoid any problems in the future.

A. Drain cleaning involves using a drain snake to remove clogs. A drain snake is a long cable that will move out pipe obstructions, break them apart and wash them down the drain. In cases where drain clogs are particularly severe, a plumber might resort to using hydro jet equipment to dislodge the clogs.

A. It's good to empty out your drains once every three to five years. However, the actual frequency will vary depending on usage and how many people live in your household.

A. A plumber will insert a hose deep down into drain pipes, and use a nozzle with high pressure water to clean out all parts of the drain. The pressure is enough to completely wash away all debris clinging to the drainpipe walls, making it hard for debris to build up again.

A. Yes, efficient sprinkler systems made for conscious living can help you conserve water and save money at the same time, if you install and program it correctly. Irrigation systems need a water-efficient design to avoid wasting water.

A. Sprinkler systems can last for about 20 years, on average. As for its components taken separately, good quality heads will last you anywhere between 10 to 15 years, while inexpensive ones will only be good for 2 or 3 years.

A. Drip irrigation is highly effective at supplying one to four gallons of water per hour directly to the soil. The advantage of drip irrigation over sprinklers is that there is little water loss due to evaporation or runoff.

A. A sprinkler system can sometimes leak when off when the lowest head on a zone allows water to drain from the lateral piping, out of the sprinkler. If it is low head drainage, residual water will stop flowing after all the water has left the pipe.

A. The sprinkler system is susceptible to underground leaks and can be damaged by lawn mowers hitting the sprinkler heads. And it requires ongoing maintenance, such as blowing out the water in the lines in the fall to prevent the pipes from freezing and cracking in the winter. But when maintained properly, a sprinkler system is worth it.

A. The typical furnace install can take 4-10 hours. The average A/C install 4-8 hours. A complete furnace and A/C project will take 8-14 hours. It is our goal to complete each install in one day.

A. As a general recommendation, your furnace should be 30 inches away from furnace room walls on all sides. This allows our service experts to conveniently repair it. You also need to ensure the space has enough airflow and ventilation, especially if you have an aging furnace with a metal flue.

A. New furnace installation costs typically range from around $2,500 to $6,000 for labor with professional installation. Prices for installation and labor cost will depend on a number of factors, like brand and unit size, but generally cost an average of $4,000.

A. The average lifespan of a gas furnace is approximately 15-20 years. A good rule of thumb is that it's time to replace your furnace if it's beyond three-quarters of its life expectancy and the repairs would cost more than a third of replacement cost.

A. During a boiler service, an engineer will remove, inspect and clean the main components in the boiler to ensure they are fit for purpose and have no noticeable defects. This will include the main burner, heat exchanger, flue ways, and ignition pins.

A. Getting your boiler serviced regularly will ensure it's running efficiently and also help to keep it running safely. A faulty boiler can be incredibly dangerous.

A. Fixing a broken boiler involves replacing your current system with a boiler of the same type. This is generally the fastest type of installation as it requires minimal change, it could take just one day to complete.

A. The average cost of a one-off boiler service is around $70, although the work can cost anywhere between $60 and $100. Large national firms tend to charge around 25 to 50% more for a boiler service than a local business.