If you are used to living in , you know how brutal the summer heat can be. After an afternoon of outdoor work or play, you will be ready to relax in a nice, cool home. A reliable air conditioner may quickly become the most important appliance in your house during those longest days of the year.
Rely on Friendly Home Services to keep you and your family cool throughout the season. Our team of professionals can help match your home’s cooling needs with top-quality air conditioning systems if you are in the market for a new one. Current models provide excellent cooling and improved energy efficiency.
If you are happy with your current air conditioning system, our trained professionals can come out to inspect, tune up, and clean your system before the heat really hits. On the other hand, if you require repair services, give us a call, and we will be happy to send out a professional to fix your air conditioner as quickly as possible.
Not only does your air conditioner keep you and your family comfortably cool in the dog days of summer, but it will also dehumidify your indoor air. Keeping your home at the correct humidity level can reduce common allergens such as mold and mildew, protect your electronics and appliances from humidity damage, and improve your overall indoor air quality.
It is the middle of summer, and you have your air conditioning cranked to the maximum. Although your main living area is comfortable, when it is time to answer some emails in your small home office, you find yourself searching for a sweater. And when it is bedtime, you find yourself overheated in your upstairs bedroom wondering if the cool air will ever arrive.
This is a common problem in many , homes, and it is often caused by air duct problems such as leaks, poor insulation, or bad register placement. Our team of professionals at Friendly Home Services is ready to come to your rescue. We offer a wide variety of ductwork solutions such as inspection, sealing, insulation, and repair.
When we come to your home to inspect your air duct system, we will take a comprehensive approach. A complete inspection can help us identify leaks throughout your system, which essentially waste your cooled or heated air as it travels en route to your home’s rooms.
In addition, we will look at the portions of your ductwork that might benefit from additional insulation, which can help hold cooled or heated air at a more consistent temperature during its travels. Finally, we may suggest alternative solutions to help resolve uneven temperature issues throughout the home.
When you are ready tighten up your duct system, call Friendly Home Services at 801-923-6355. Our team wants to help make your air ducts more efficient and your home more comfortable. Request air duct service online today.
If you are a homeowner, you have probably faced heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system decisions. Perhaps you had to select an HVAC system when you built your home. Maybe you needed to hire one of our professionals from Friendly Home Services to perform a repair, inspection, or maintenance on your air conditioner or furnace. Throughout these HVAC experiences, you may not have run across a piece of equipment known as an air handler.
For those who have selected a traditional air conditioner or furnace, you may have no need to purchase or use an air handler. However, if you use a heat pump, an air handler is most certainly part of your HVAC system.
The air handler itself resembles a furnace and resides inside the home. Although traditional furnaces include a blower as part of their package, heat pumps do not. As a result, heat pumps require an air handler to move air around the inside of your home.
One advantage of an air handler is it tends to distribute your heated or cooled air more evenly throughout your home. That means you will have less of a chance of one room being too warm while another is too cold. Additionally, air handlers can deliver a higher level of indoor air quality, because there is less condensation and they are easy to clean.
Workplace studies show that many factors contribute to the satisfaction and productivity of your employees. A climate-controlled work environment is certainly near the top of the list.
By working with a professional heating and cooling company such as Friendly Home Services that specializes in commercial applications, you’ll be ensuring a comfortable and pleasant work environment for your staff, customers, and business stakeholders.
Providing reliable, consistent, and comfortable heat for a commercial operation can be challenging. In some cases, commercial buildings are large and winding. You may have a combination of small offices along with a large production facility.
Hiring a professional commercial heating provider is critical in finding the solution that will meet your particular building requirements. Our trained technicians may suggest commercial furnaces, boilers, or heat pumps as a commercial heating solution. Rooftop units (RTUs) can keep equipment out of sight and increase efficiency and ventilation in a commercial facility as well.
Just like a properly scaled heating system is important in the winter, you’ll want a commercial cooling system in the summer that fits your unique commercial building’s needs. If cooling systems are inconsistent, you might end up with an imbalance in your commercial operation. If you are operating temperature-sensitive equipment, this can result in downtime or machine malfunctions.
Choose a professional heating and cooling company that has experience with commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, cooling towers, and chillers to ensure you select the best solution for your commercial cooling needs. Call Friendly Home Services at 801-923-6355 today.
Regular maintenance inspections and cleaning are important to keep any heating and cooling equipment in tiptop condition. However, it can be even more critical in a commercial setting because heating and cooling malfunctions can negatively affect productivity. Consider investing in a maintenance plan to automatically schedule service and take advantage of special pricing. Request commercial service online today.
If you are considering heating options in your home, residential boilers may be on your short list. Although not as common as furnaces, boilers can be an excellent, energy-efficient way to provide even, comfortable heat for your family. Boilers typically use natural gas or heating oil to provide the energy to heat water, and the warm vapor provides residential heat.
Our professional team at Friendly Home Services can help you choose a residential boiler system that is designed for your home’s size and climate. Selecting the correct boiler for your home, budget, and lifestyle is not something you should leave to chance. You need the help of a highly trained and experienced expert.
Boiler technology has improved tremendously in recent years. In fact, boilers installed decades ago may be wasting nearly half their energy while operating. Today, the highest efficiency residential boilers can operate at up to 98 percent efficiency.
To learn more about residential boilers, call Friendly Home Services at 801-923-6355 . Our trained team can provide you with details about the residential boilers we offer and answer your questions. Request boiler service online today.
If you are considering adding on a room to your home, you may be wondering about heating and cooling options. Expanding your home’s ductwork can be costly and may overburden your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. You should consider installing an efficient ductless system available today.
Ductless systems can be an excellent solution for extra rooms in your home. Since they are not connected to your HVAC system, you can provide customized climate control in selected areas. For instance, you may want to heat or cool a home office only during work hours or an elderly family member may want a bedroom warmer than others residing in the home.
A home’s duct work is often responsible for up to a 30 percent loss of energy, which means a ductless system can reduce your energy bills regularly. Since ductless units require only a small hole in the wall to install, your energy loss is minimized.
Our trained experts at Friendly Home Services can help you size a ductless unit for your room or home as well as advise if one makes sense for your particular heating or cooling needs. Call Friendly Home Services at 801-923-6355 to learn more about ductless units. Request ductless system service online today.
In our do-it-yourself (DIY) society, it’s tempting to look up just about any home repair problem online and attempt a repair yourself. Electrical work, however, should not be one of these areas as the risks of electrical shock or fire are too high. Rely on our Friendly Home Services professional to ensure the work is done properly, safely, and within code.
If you are having an electrical system problem in your home, call one of our licensed electricians to evaluate the situation. You may need a repair, expansion, or inspection of your wiring system or your circuit breaker panel. Our team can provide advice and suggestions to help bring your electrical system up to a safe and efficient level for your home’s needs.
Many homeowners may also be thinking about adding some of the cool new technologies available today. Some of these can benefit from upgrading your electrical system.
Our professional electricians can also help install and set up some of these improvements such as outdoor lighting systems, emergency generators, or smart home networks. Some security systems such as an alarm system or hard-wired smoke or carbon monoxide detectors can be installed by our team as well.
If you need more information about these or other electrical services, call Friendly Home Services at 801-923-6355. We would be happy to look at your specific home situation and provide advice, tips, and suggestions. Request electrical service online today.
Coming into a toasty, warm home from the blistering winter wind is such a pleasant feeling. Be sure your furnace is ready for the cold temperatures by checking in with our professionals at Friendly Home Services. Our trained professionals can help you select and install a new furnace, repair or inspect an existing furnace, or simply tune up your entire heating system to be sure it’s prepared.
If you are in the market for a new furnace for your home, you will have plenty of options. Today’s furnaces are designed to operate in a wide variety of climates as well as different sized homes.
The layout of your rooms and the building materials used in your home should also play a role in helping you select the right furnace for your needs. It’s important to match the size of your furnace to all these factors so you get the right amount of heat in cold weather while not wasting energy unnecessarily.
Furnaces run on a variety of different fuels so another consideration when choosing a furnace is the long-run cost of operating your furnace. Most new furnaces are designed with optimal efficiency in mind. It’s important to balance the initial cost of your furnace with ongoing energy costs.
In addition, many furnaces have special features that can help improve indoor air quality or ventilation, offer variable speeds for more consistent heat, or provide zone heating.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Whether you are thinking about building a dream house in the future or planning ahead in considering your options for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) replacement in , it’s worth thinking about alternative as well as conventional options.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems, while not as widely known as traditional HVAC systems, offer a clean, renewable, and an efficient way to heat, cool, and even provide hot water depending on the unit in question.
A geothermal furnace exchanges heat with the earth through a ground heat exchanger. While this may drive up the initial costs of setting up a residential geothermal heat pump or similar unit, savings crop up in the long run. In general, you can expect to recoup your investment in two to 10 years.
Depending on your needs, several different varieties of geothermal systems are available on the residential market including models that offer two-speed compressors, variable fans, and hybrid options. Don’t forget that not all geothermal HVAC systems will work with all homes. It’s always best to consult with professionals before making your final decision or before falling in love with a particular unit or system.
Finding a sustainable, efficient, and effective way to heat and cool your home can be a challenge. Fortunately, technology and developments in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry are making strides in this area. One solution is to invest in a heat pump for all your climate control needs.
Our Friendly Home Services team can provide a wealth of information about current heat pumps available today. Just like its name implies, a heat pump simply pumps warmer air between your home and the outdoors, depending on the season.
When you want additional heat during the colder months, the pump moves heat from outside to inside. When you want heat to be removed during the warmer seasons, the heat pump pushes the heat from inside to outside.
The majority of heat pumps available on the market today are air-source heat pumps. They consume less electricity than baseboard heaters and traditional furnaces, saving you money and reducing your home’s carbon footprint. Heat pumps do not create heat by burning a fuel such as wood or natural gas, which contributes to their energy efficiency and affordability.
High-efficiency heat pumps provide better dehumidification during the warmer months, giving them a leg up over conventional air conditioners.
If you want to get more information about heat pump models for your home, call Friendly Home Services at 801-923-6355 . Our team is ready and prepared to answer your questions. Request heat pump service online today.
Looking for a low-maintenance, stress-free home to return to after long, busy days at work or simply away from home? Home automation is constantly striving to make your life here in more convenient and efficient. You probably use and enjoy several simple home automation devices. Things like an automatic garage door opener, Alexa, or a smart security system likely make your life easier already.
If you’re looking to bump things up a notch, consider home automation solutions for your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. New technology allows us to help you to build a custom HVAC system that’s designed specifically for your house. Our ,-based professionals at Friendly Home Services would be happy to explore options with you.
Integration of HVAC systems with home automation technology allow you to control your home environment with greater ease. You no longer need to use a manual thermostat to set one temperature for your entire house. Now, smart technology can tell which room you’re in, and adjust the temperature accordingly. And when you’re gone, you can now control your thermostat from your smart phone. Information like this allows your custom HVAC system to use your energy wisely, cutting costs by reducing waste.
As home automation technology progresses, it will be possible to create better HVAC systems with more perks. However, choosing the perfect system can be a complicated and difficult decision. Contact our trained professionals in order to create the right system for your needs at an affordable price.
Indoor Air Quality
Do you find yourself feeling tired all the time? Are you suffering from allergies, asthma, or constant respiratory distress? Although these things can originate from many different sources, poor indoor air quality is a possibility.
Our team at Friendly Home Services here in wants to help you ensure a healthy home. We will come out and test the air quality in your home. If they find any issues, they can provide remediation services to help you improve it.
Everyone has dust and dust mites in their home as well as some level of chemicals released from carpeting, cleaning supplies, and other household substances. In addition, if you have pets, you will generate more hair and dander. Smoking also adds particulates to the air. All of these things can contribute to an indoor air quality problem.
Testing of indoor air quality is something we do every day. If we find issues, our experienced professionals might recommend remediation such as air duct cleaning or replacing your air filters in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A wide variety of air filtration and air purification systems are available on the market today as well, which can help improve your indoor air quality.
Everything has its season, and your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is no different. Your furnace puts in overtime during the chilly winters while taking a rest in the summer, and your air conditioning unit works on the opposite schedule in . Our team at Friendly Home Services recommends that right before your furnace or air conditioner goes into high gear you schedule an HVAC maintenance service call.
Our trained professionals will conduct a complete inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system. Talk with us about our multipoint inspection. It includes a filter change, lubrication, pressure and safety check, and much more. You will also have a trained eye on your system so any potential problems can be caught quickly and repaired before your HVAC system stops working.
In the long run, investing in HVAC maintenance can save you a great deal of stress and money in your home. A well-maintained system will not only function better, but it will consume less energy every day. In addition, it can help increase the working life of your whole system, making it less likely you will have to invest in a new furnace or air conditioning unit prematurely.
When you are ready to schedule your HVAC maintenance visit, contact Friendly Home Services at 801-923-6355 . We would be happy to answer questions or share more details. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
A good plumbing system is a key component in a reliable, smoothly operating home. Without it, all kinds of problems can develop. From minor inconveniences like a leaky sink or a clogged toilet to minor emergencies such as a ruptured sewer line, faulty plumbing can quickly cause havoc in your home.
Our team at Friendly Home Services know you do not want to waste your valuable time fixing messy issues, and our -based plumbers are dedicated to helping you address these problems in a timely and efficient manner.
Our friendly professionals are eager to help install, expand, or repair a plumbing system for you. Whether you are putting in the pipes of a newly built house or fixing a dripping faucet, our job is to make your plumbing setup is something you can trust.
Our experienced plumbing team is trained in finding solutions for your unique plumbing system. Since each situation is complex and different, it is important to let the professionals deal with it. Our specialists are equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to deal with your plumbing problems.
In addition to our installation and repair services, we will also perform maintenance checkups. Prevention is often a cheaper, easier alternative to a cure, and by discovering and fixing little issues, we can forestall expensive, difficult situations such as major water damage.
No one likes dealing with a lack of hot water in your home. In general, barring some major catastrophe, the fault lies in the type of water heater you use. Regardless of where you are in your water heater’s life cycle, it’s worth looking into the new alternatives on the market and the benefits they may bring to your home.
The first option many homes come with is a tank water heater. These are generally heated by gas, electricity, or oil, then heat and store your hot water. However, they can run out at inconvenient times and can cause large amounts of water damage should the tank ever leak.
The second option is a tankless water heater. These systems heat water only upon demand, regardless of how much you may want at the time. They also are highly energy efficient since you are only using the water you need at the time—you are not spending money to keep a tank of water hot waiting to be used. Since these heaters do not have storage tanks, they have a smaller footprint in your home, making for versatility in installation locations.
When you are ready to learn more or to make needed improvements in your water heater, whether it is a replacement, new installation, repair, or maintenance, our Friendly Home Services professionals at are ready and waiting for you—give us a call at 801-923-6355. Request water heater service online today.
Zone Control Systems
As an energy-conscious homeowner, you may have relied on diligence and basic technology to try to reduce your energy consumption at home. You may have responsibly programmed your thermostat to reduce consumption while you are at work or asleep. You may even police your home regularly, closing and opening room vents as needed. And you may take on extra inconveniences to reduce your overall carbon footprint each day.
Our team at Friendly Home Services can now provide you with an easier way: zone control systems. These systems are designed to connect to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Each zone has its own thermostat, and the system can be programmed to automatically open and shut zone dampers as the system receives temperature adjustments.
Zone control systems allow you to boost or lower the temperature of your bedrooms, for example, to achieve comfortable sleeping conditions. If you are entertaining in your main living areas, you can adjust that particular zone to manage the temperature for a greater number of people. Or, you can keep your home office zone comfortable while the rest of your home stays in energy-conservation mode during business hours.
Zone control systems, when installed properly and professionally, can help you reduce your energy consumption throughout the year while increasing your family’s comfort levels.