Do Home Remedies Work for Unclogging Drains?

Whether it’s in your bathroom or kitchen, a clogged drain can quickly become very inconvenient. Many times, when homeowners notice water pooling in their sinks or bathtubs, they’ll reach for the chemicals, baking soda, vinegar, or a plunger to try and clear the blockage. But are home remedies effective at unclogging drains? In the latest…

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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Drains Clean

Clogs and blockages can not only prevent water from freely flowing down the drain, but can also put unnecessary strain on your plumbing system. Acting proactively to keep your drains clean and free of any blockages is a great way to protect your kitchen and bathroom sinks. Read the latest blog post from Friendly Plumber,…

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Why Is It Important to Test Water Quality?

Water is essential for human survival, and ensuring that the quality of our water is safe and secure is critical. This is where water quality testing comes in, an important process that involves analyzing drinking water samples to determine the presence of harmful substances, bacteria, and chemicals.  The fundamental purpose of drinking water quality testing…

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Fall Home Heating Tips

As the leaves start falling off trees and temperatures begin to dip, keeping your home prepared for the chilly months ahead will help you stay warm and avoid high energy bills. As a top provider of heating services in the Salt Lake City area, Friendly Plumber, Heating and Air is here to offer some valuable…

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Is Hard Water Bad for You?

From keeping you hydrated to cleaning your dishes, water plays a crucial role in our daily lives. But have you ever stopped to consider the quality of the water flowing through your taps? You might have heard the term “hard water” tossed around in conversations about plumbing and home maintenance, but is it bad for…

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How Often Do I Need to Clean My Main Sewer Line?

How Often Do I Need to Clean My Main Sewer Line? Image shows plumbing professional working in bathroom., Salt lake plumber

How frequently do you think about your Salt Lake City home’s sewer lines? If you don’t give your main sewer line a second thought, you are not alone.

At Friendly Plumber Heating & Air, we take your plumbing needs and concerns seriously. Your main sewer line plays a vital role in your entire Utah home’s plumbing system—we want to help you properly maintain it!

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

Woman suffers from heat in the office or at home

Many reasons can cause an air conditioner to malfunction, resulting in warm or hot air blowing through your vents. Our Friendly Home Services professionals want to help you diagnose those problems quickly and then get them fixed, so you can cool down your family and your home.

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes to Avoid

Common AC Purchasing Mistakes

When it’s time to invest in a major home appliance like an air conditioner (AC), you want to be well informed. The good news is technology has made it easy to gather a great deal of information in a short period of time. The bad news is there are so many makes and models of air conditioners available, the entire process can get quickly overwhelming.

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What to Do If Your Main Line Drain Is Clogged

Clogged Main Line

Understanding the signs of a main line sewer drain clog can help you identify whether or not this is the issue you’re dealing with in your Utah home. If you would rather leave our Friendly Plumber, Heating and Air plumbing professionals to the investigating, then give us a call so we can step in and tackle the problem for you.

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Air Handler Maintenance

Air Handler

All the air in your Utah home runs through your air handler, and keeping it in tip-top shape has distinct benefits for you.  Handle With Care Regularly scheduled maintenance for your air handler keeps you healthier; extends the life of your system; and contributes to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) higher efficiency; and may…

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Heat Gain Prevention Tips

Heat Gain Prevention

When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Salt Lake City home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at Friendly Plumber, Heating and Air wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient. Here are some tips to consider.

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Video – What Is a Heat Pump?

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A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside your home to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat…

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

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Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea. According to the US Department of…

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Be an Informed Consumer by Learning AC Lingo


The air conditioning system in your home is one of your biggest investments and home assets. In order to take care of it properly, as well as to communicate effectively with air conditioning (AC) professionals when needed, it’s good to understand some common air conditioning terminology. Our professionals at have put together the following air…

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home


Everyone has it, and nobody wants it. Dust. It’s rampant everywhere around the country and has become the subject of a lighthearted, frequently repeated myth at both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Officials at these agencies understand farming does not occur without creating dust. So the EPA…

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Take Advantage of Flexible Financing Options

Financing Options

Yearning for an improvement? Our flexible financing options make it easier than ever to obtain your new air conditioner (AC), furnace or plumbing system. You’ll have more money in your pocket today and maximum home comfort long-term.  Purchasing new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment is more than a replacement—it’s an upgrade. In the…

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5 Signs You Need a New Sump Pump

Sump Pump

When your sump pump quits, you lose an essential appliance and risk water damage from basement flooding. Replacing your sump pump before it breaks down is key to avoiding costly and inconvenient repairs, flooding, and frustration. The sump pump in your Utah home protects your crawlspace or basement from flooding. A higher water table and…

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

Furnace Replacement

A furnace is a major investment for any homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership. Our team at wants you to understand how your works and what signs you can watch for…

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

man performing fall maintenance on a unit in Salt Lake City

As the saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Salt Lake City you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance.…

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 2

a person turning on their ceiling fan in order to save energy on their electrical bill

Turn on your ceiling fan when you’re home while raising the temperature on your thermostat to save energy costs and keep your home feeling cool. Make sure that your fan is rotating counter clockwise to blow the air straight down and therefore feel cool. Friendly Plumber, Heating and Air (801) 923-6355

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What Are Zone Control Systems?

Portrait of a pensive woman relaxing sitting on a sofa in the living room in a house interior in winter enjoying her zone control system

Some like it hot! Others, not so much. If you have a large home with multiple stories or a large household with family members who prefer different temperatures, consider installing a zone control system. A zone control system—or zoning—only provides the necessary cooling or heating that each zone in your Utah home needs at the…

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 1

Person grilling outside in order to save energy

It is no secret that your oven will toast your house up and cooking on a cold day is nice sometimes, but on a hot day it will warm your house up in an unnecessary way. Try to utilize the opportunity you might have to cook outside. Friendly Plumber, Heating and Air (801) 923-6355

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What Is a Ductless AC?

What Is a Ductless AC?

Ductless air conditioning (AC) systems can be the perfect answer for that room which is never quite cool enough or for that new addition you are building. It’s a low-maintenance and affordable option to upgrading to a newer air conditioning unit when more cooling is needed inside your Salt Lake City home. The ductless system…

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Does an Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

Close up of a young woman sneezing into a tissue in Salt Lake City

Does an air conditioner (AC) help with allergies? In one word, yes. Actually two words, yes if. If you properly maintain the air conditioner. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control its humidity, which are both helps in the allergy world. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), it’s…

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Listen to Your HVAC System

man inspecting ceiling vent

Think of your heating and cooling (HVAC) system components as the instruments in a quiet symphony.  When all the pieces are in good condition and work in harmony, the only sounds you will hear will be the quiet hum of a motor and whisper of air as it exits registers in your Utah home.  An…

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

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Energy-efficient homes are more common than ever. Although they provide many benefits, including reducing overall energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint, they come with some disadvantages as well.  What Disadvantages? The most significant disadvantage is poor indoor air quality. Tightly sealed Salt Lake City area homes prevent heated and cooled air from escaping as…

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What Does AFUE Mean?

Cozy living room winter interior with fireplace

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your home…

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Reduce Allergies with Air Duct Cleaning

Your home’s air ducts connect to your heating and cooling system, which carries all the air in your home. When you are breathing your home’s air, it is optimal for the traveling air to be as clean as possible, because it carries particles or debris that will settle in the ducts and carry it straight…

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