Expert HVAC Blog & News from Absolute Air in Utah

When you have HVAC questions, we provide answers. Our blog is an informal way of sharing our seasonal advice about all things heating, cooling and plumbing. Check back often to learn new tips and tricks all year long.

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How to Flush a Water Heater: 7 Clear Steps to Follow

Tank for indirect heating of boiler, flow filter for fine cleaning, boiler piping and meters in boiler room of private house When looking into how to flush your water heater,…... Read Article

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10 Most Common Plumbing Issues People Deal with All Year Round

As annoying as they can be, plumbing issues are a part of living in a home. What’s important is knowing what common plumbing issues you can solve on your own…... Read Article

Absolute Air Received the 2022 Angi Super Service Award

Absolute Air Heat and Water is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angi Super Service Award (SSA) in 2022. This award, first released in…... Read Article

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Should I Repair or Replace My HVAC System?

Maintaining proper heating and cooling in your home improves energy efficiency. This means less expensive energy bills and ensures you and your family are safe when weathering the changing seasons.…... Read Article

How to Prevent Your AC Unit from Freezing

If you live in Utah, you may be surprised to discover a frozen air conditioning unit, especially if it happens on a hot summer day. AC unit freezing is quite…... Read Article

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New 2023 HVAC Efficiency Standards—What You Need to Know

Laws and regulations around AC units and heat pumps haven’t been updated since 2015. That will change with the implementation of SEER2, a 2023 HVAC efficiency standards update.  Starting January…... Read Article

HVAC Maintenance Tips for Pet Dander in the Air Ducts

Many of our clients throughout Utah are proud pet owners, and it is easy to see why. Pets are loyal and loving companions, improving your physical and emotional well-being. However,…... Read Article

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22 Tips on How to Clean Your AC Unit (An Easy-to-Follow Guide)

Even if it’s still cool outside, it’s never too early to learn how to clean your AC unit. After all, you want your air conditioner to work well and run…... Read Article

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6 Ways to Tell If You Have a Leak in Your Air Ducts

Your home is a castle, but without a functioning HVAC system, your castle could feel more like a sauna. Air ducts make sure your entire home stays cool throughout the…... Read Article

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How to Read the Thermostat & Understand It Better

A thermostat is an essential part of every Utah home’s heating and cooling system. The device allows you to set the heater or air conditioner to your desired indoor temperatures.…... Read Article

Early Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips

With temperatures in Utah steadily rising, spring is just around the corner. The season marks the perfect time to clean your home thoroughly after a long, harsh winter and prepare…... Read Article

When’s the Time to Replace Your Furnace or Air Conditioner?

A home high energy efficient furnace in a basement Even with routine maintenance and timely repairs, your home’s heating and cooling systems will eventually reach the end of their service…... Read Article

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6 Simple Furnace Fixes

Your furnace is one of those things in your home that you don’t fully appreciate until it’s broken. If you are having trouble with your furnace these simple furnace fixes…... Read Article

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Absolute Air Receives the 2021 Angi Super Service Award

Absolute Air is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s Angi Super Service Award. The Super Service Award of 2021 reflects Absolute Air’s consistent level of…... Read Article

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How to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

There are many reasons why homeowners should learn how to make their homes more energy-efficient. So, what is energy efficiency? On a household level, it’s when homeowners use less energy…... Read Article

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Are Air Purifiers Worth It? Everything You Need to Know

Air purifiers are growing increasingly popular, and you may have considered getting one for your home. Would that be beneficial? Are air purifiers worth it? At Absolute Air, we certainly…... Read Article

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Jensen Martinez Is a Utah Medal of Valor Recipient!

A member of our Absolute Air family has been going the extra mile in the community and winning awards doing it. We want to shine the spotlight on him and…... Read Article

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How to Choose the Best Water Softener Salt

Hard water is a pain to live with. Your skin dries out faster, your hair becomes brittle and frizzy, and your clothes feel like stiff sandpaper after you wash them.…... Read Article

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What Is a Water Filtration System?

A water filtration system is what you use to filter or purify water. This can be everything from a filter that removes dirt or particulates from the water to an…... Read Article

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Absolute Air Purchased Captain Electric. What Does That Mean for You?

With the acquisition of Captain Electric, we are proud to announce that the Absolute Air family is growing. Learn about Captain Electric, how this is going to change our services,…... Read Article

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How to Find a Good Plumber in Utah

Making a rash decision about your plumber could lead to costly repairs and more trouble than it’s worth. Learn how to find a plumber in Utah and what red flags…... Read Article

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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filter?

As a general rule, furnace filters should be replaced around every three months. But in truth,  how often you should change your furnace filter also depends on multiple factors. These…... Read Article

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Utah’s HVAC Home Depot Service Provider Since 2001

Absolute Air is pleased to partner with Home Depot as a certified and verified HVAC service provider. We’ve been a service provider with Home Depot since 2001, when Home Depot…... Read Article

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Tankless vs. Tank Hot Water Heater: Which Is Best for Your Home?

Your water heater plays an essential role in the everyday comfort of your home environment. You’ve come to depend on your water heater so much, you may not even think…... Read Article

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What Is a Tankless Water Heater & How Does it Work?

As a homeowner, you’re probably looking for ways to save money on your energy bills and make your home more efficient. And, as you may have heard, a tankless water…... Read Article

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How a Water Softener System Works

Tired of dealing with buildup on your dishes, dry skin, and clogged plumbing? If so, it may be time to invest in a water softener. Many Utah homes have hard…... Read Article

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How to Tell If Your Furnace is Leaking Carbon Monoxide and How to Prevent It

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a potentially deadly gas when not completely processed. There are many appliances throughout your home that let off the gas. It usually filters safely out of…... Read Article

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Signs You Need Water Heater Maintenance and/or a Replacement

Your water heater may be something you pass by in the garage or basement without giving it a second thought. But in reality, your water heater has a big impact…... Read Article

Are Swamp Coolers Effective & Energy-Efficient?

In the intense heat of summer, you’ll do just about anything to keep your house cool. And if you don’t have central air conditioning, you may be tempted to use…... Read Article

Indoor Air Quality Products [& Which HVAC Solutions Can Help]

The fall season quickly approaches, which means crisp air, lower temperatures, and more time spent indoors. While we revel in the joy of all things pumpkin-spice-flavored and cozy-up in the…... Read Article

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Benefits of Air Conditioner Tune-Up and Heating Done Together

Murphy’s law states that “anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Well, we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way with your air conditioner…... Read Article

Most Common Misunderstandings for Why Your Air Conditioner Isn’t Working

“Why isn’t my air conditioner working?” It’s one of the most common questions HVAC professionals hear, especially during the heat of summer. It’s hard to know without inspecting the AC…... Read Article

13 Air Conditioning Tips for Energy Efficiency

The summer months can be brutal. When things heat up too much outside, that makes staying inside all the more enjoyable.  But keeping your home nice and cool can be…... Read Article

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Best of Utah Valley Heating & Air Conditioning Award

Absolute Air is honored to be named among the top companies in our area as a recipient of the Best of Utah Valley award. This heating and air conditioning award…... Read Article

How to Prevent Your Air Conditioner From Breaking Down

Summer heat waves can be tough to handle, especially if you live in an area that is particularly hot and humid. On these types of days, it’s amazing how quickly…... Read Article

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9 Essential HVAC Maintenance Tips

It’s exciting and refreshing when you don’t have to turn the furnace up at night anymore, when the crisp spring air cuts briskly through the sleepy winter warmth. But with…... Read Article

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“Perfect Storm” Causing Shortages and Higher HVAC Prices

Raw material shortages are causing higher prices across many industries, and the HVAC industry is no exception. For homeowners considering when to replace an older heating and cooling system this…... Read Article

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Smart Thermostats: 5 Benefits and What You Should Know

With the summer season just around the corner, do you have what you need to stay cool? Consider upgrading to a smart thermostat.  A smart thermostat provides an efficient way…... Read Article

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Best HVAC Professionals Award [Absolute Air]

Absolute Air is honored to be a 2021 recipient of the Best HVAC Professionals award from Expertise. After a detailed evaluation process that included 34 HVAC professionals in Orem, only…... Read Article

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Furnace Troubleshooting [What To Know About Common Furnace Problems]

The cool weather transition from summer to fall can be a fun time, thinking about sweaters, soup, and cozy indoor activities. Do you know what you don’t often think about…... Read Article

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips

The leaves are changing colors and the air is feeling crisp—it must be time to get your home ready for colder weather. The last troubles you want to worry about…... Read Article

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Purchase of 24 Hour Air Conditioning & Heating HVAC Company in St. George, Utah

24 Hour Air Conditioning and Heating, a popular HVAC company in St. George, Utah, has been purchased by Absolute Air. This joining of forces will allow residents of St. George…... Read Article

What to Do If Your Furnace Goes Out This Winter

Furnace home system for hot temperature water. Gas heating boiler. Vector illustration It’s getting cold outside here in Utah, and your home is a warm refuge from winter weather, thanks…... Read Article

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Absolute Air Donates $50 to Toys for Tots with Each Tankless Water Heater Purchased During Holiday Promotion

Absolute Air Donating to Toys for Tots Absolute Air Heat and Water, Utah‘s award-winning provider of residential HVAC and plumbing service, installation, and repair, is proudly helping Toys for Tots…... Read Article

12 Furnace Maintenance Tips to Prepare for the Winter

Sweaters, hot drinks, and pumpkin pie can only mean one thing: It’s time to switch your HVAC system over to heating mode. But chances are, you haven’t used your furnace…... Read Article

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What to Expect On Your HVAC Installation with Absolute Air

Our professionals at Absolute Air will perform your HVAC install as efficiently and hassle-free as possible. Here’s what you can expect from an HVAC installation: Home protection. We will wear…... Read Article

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2 Ways You Could Accidentally Kill Your Furnace This Winter

We know you’re not trying to kill your furnace, but you could be doing things that could kill it off long before its time. Here’s what to avoid. Suffocating your…... Read Article

Your Ultimate Guide to Air Conditioning

Ahh…that refreshing feeling of walking into an air-conditioned room. It’s cool and crisp and the perfect remedy for that scorching summer heat. Like many of our technological devices, we often…... Read Article

The Truth About Common Heating Myths

As a homeowner, you need to know the facts when it comes to maintenance and money-saving practices. Your utility bills are no exception. Find out the truth about common heating…... Read Article

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How to Keep Your House Cool During the Summer (Without Cranking the A/C)

On the hottest days of the year, it can feel like your AC is struggling to get to the temperature you want. But you also don’t want to crank your…... Read Article

Absolute Air Voted Best of Utah Valley 2020
Absolute Air Voted Best of Utah Valley 5 More Times

In two recent polls of Utah Valley residents Absolute Air has once again been voted the Best of Utah Valley. We are so excited to get this kind of recognition…... Read Article

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How Often Should You Have Your Furnace Cleaned?

To get the most from your furnace, you should get it cleaned and maintained at least once a year. We get how challenging this can be. After all, your furnace…... Read Article

How Do You Reset a Furnace? The Ultimate Guide

Steps to Reset Your Furnace Most furnaces that are less than 30 years old can be easily reset by turning the furnace off and back on. To do this, follow…... Read Article

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How Much Does It Cost to Have Your Furnace Cleaned

To keep your furnace in good working order, it’s important to have it regularly cleaned. How much does it cost to have your furnace cleaned? On average, a furnace cleaning…... Read Article

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What Can Cause a Furnace to Stop Working?

A furnace that stops working can be caused by any of the following: An electric switch/breaker or gas line that has been turned offA dusty, dead, or broken thermostat A…... Read Article

We’re Here to Provide Safe Essential Service

The safety and well-being of our customers and our team is extremely important to us. We are continuing to evaluate the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and adapting to frequent changes.…... Read Article

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5 Common Home Cooling Myths Debunked

As summer approaches we all want to save money and stay cool, but there are some myths about home cooling that keep popping up that could cost you more and…... Read Article

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Nominate Someone to Get a Free Active Air Purifier Installed in Their Home

Times are tough and we want to reward a deserving family with a whole-home active air purifier, so help us decide who! Do you know a deserving person who could…... Read Article

A Note to Our Customers About the Coronavirus

In response to the current climate and the risks of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19), we at Absolute Air want to provide an update on what we are doing to continue…... Read Article

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The Complete Furnace Maintenance Checklist

With the average low temperature in Utah County during the winter being a mere 21°F (with it often dipping much lower), you don’t want to be stuck without a working…... Read Article

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Got Frozen Pipes? Learn How to Keep Your Pipes from Freezing in Utah

One of the most frustrating things that can happen to your home during winter is getting frozen pipes. The damage to your pipes is bad enough, but it can also…... Read Article

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5 Tips for How to Save on Your Heating Bill

Leading up to Christmas, we are usually focused on spending our hard-earned money on gifts for our family members and on attending festive events. After the holidays are over, we…... Read Article

Don’t Wait! Prepare Your Home for Utah’s Winter

It’s October, and a chill is in the air! So what should you be doing to start preparing your home for winter? Buying plaid throw blankets and heirloom pumpkins? Stocking…... Read Article

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How to Improve the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Breathing is an activity that people tend to take for granted; that is until it is compromised in some way. The reality is that the quality of the air you…... Read Article

Tips on How To Get The Most Out of Your Air Conditioner

Absolute Air is proud to serve our many customers in our service areas for over twenty years. Having working AC in your home during the summer months is crucial to…... Read Article

Simple Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips That Will Save You Money

Your air conditioner is an investment you want to protect. You especially want it running well during the hottest months. If you take care of your system, it is more…... Read Article

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The EPA is Phasing Out R-22 Refrigerant: Here’s What You Need to Know

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates certain substances to protect our ozone and environment. The EPA’s recent Clean Air Act calls for R-22 refrigerant to be phased out…... Read Article

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Absolute Air Voted Best of Utah Valley 2019

Winners for the Best of Utah Valley awards were announced recently by both the Daily Herald and Utah Valley Magazine and once again Absolute Air was a multiple award winner.…... Read Article

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These Utah Air Conditioner Rebates Are Going Away Soon

Which rebates are ending? Rocky Mountain Power has announced that the current air conditioner and furnace rebates offered through their Wattsmart Energy Solutions program are ending on June 10, 2019.…... Read Article

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Absolute Air Heat and Water Receives Excellence Award from Lennox International

Utah Company Earns Award for Outstanding Business Accomplishments Absolute Air, with offices in Lehi and Mapleton, recently received the Lennox Centurion Award from Lennox International, a heating and air conditioning…... Read Article

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Get the Most From Your Plumbing

Try These Money-Saving Tips! Free-flowing water and functioning toilets are often taken for granted. We go about our indoor routines just expecting everything to work. But what happens when your…... Read Article