PRK Services, Inc. Blog: Archive for December, 2015

Which Air Purifier is Right for You?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The average home’s indoor air quality isn’t that great. Millions of microscopic contaminants are commonly found in home’s indoor air, including dust, pollen, dander, germs, and mold spores. This is made worse during winter, when most people cut off the flow of fresh air through their homes by shutting windows against the cold. If you want to improve your indoor air quality, and by extension your health, you should consider installing an air purifier in your home. Let’s take a look at a couple of the more popular air purifier types available on the market.

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Heat Pump Problems to Watch for This Winter

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Heat pumps are widely used across the country for their ability to offer both heating and cooling functions. Their unique construction makes them useful as climate control systems, but it also opens them up to a number of problems that other heating systems don’t really have to deal with. If you’re using a heat pump to stay warm this winter, you should keep an eye out for some of these problems. Read on to find out more.

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What it Means When Your Furnace is Making Strange Noises

Monday, December 14th, 2015

If you’ve had your furnace for long enough, you’re probably eminently familiar with the kinds of noises that it makes during operation. What about when it starts making unusual noises, though? Strange furnace noises are some of the earliest and most obvious signs that something is wrong with your system. If you want to be able to call for repairs as soon as possible, and therefore preserve the health of your furnace, you should know what odd noises indicate. Let’s take a look at a couple of the more common noises that indicate a problem below.

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What Ice on Your Heat Pump Means

Monday, December 7th, 2015

As you rely on your heat pump to keep you warm this winter, you may notice that there is ice building up on the outside unit of the system. Don’t be alarmed; ice on the system isn’t necessarily a problem. However, it is something that you will want to watch closely. Under the wrong circumstances, ice can pose a huge threat to the heat pump. Let’s take a look at why heat pumps ice up, and when to call for repairs.

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