Design Comfort Blog

One Leading Method to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

October 17th, 2016

No matter what time of year it is, it’s only natural that you want to be as comfortable as possible inside your own home. When you think of home comfort, you most likely think about the temperature of your indoor air. And this is key to your comfort, however not the only factor you should consider.

In order to maintain a truly comfortable environment within your home, you’ll want to think also about how well it is ventilated, and how you can achieve ventilation without wasting energy. Your solution lies in an energy recovery ventilator, or an ERV. Continue Reading

Three Reasons You Can’t Live Without This Water Treatment Product

October 10th, 2016

There are a number of water treatment products and services on the market today to improve the quality of your drinking and bathing water. Although hard water isn’t one of the unhealthy water quality issues, it’s certainly inconvenient and can cause a number of problems with your plumbing system, among other home components.

Hard water is water that has a higher-than-normal mineral content, consisting of calcium and magnesium that your body can absorb safely. However, hard water causes considerable issues with your quality of life. Its impact may be subtle, but that doesn’t mean it’s not damaging to your household. The solution lies with a water softener system—a water treatment product you can’t live without, but why? Continue Reading

Watch for These Signs You Need Furnace Repairs

October 3rd, 2016

It likely goes without saying that winter is the time of year that is most stressful for your furnace. Wear and tear is increases, and the possibility of a serious problem occurring goes up dramatically. Even if you’ve had your furnace professionally maintained already—and hopefully you have—you should still remain aware of what problems can crop up, particularly if you have an aging system. Keep reading for some of the common furnace problems that you’ll want to keep an eye out for this winter. Continue Reading

Common Boiler Repairs You May Face This Season

September 26th, 2016

With temperatures finally declining, it’s time to accept that the start of fall is upon us, and cooler weather is going to be the norm from now until the end of winter. That being said, you definitely want to schedule maintenance for your boiler system if you haven’t done so already.

Of course, even with the most diligent maintenance, a boiler cannot run 100% free from repairs throughout its entire lifespan. Your maintenance appointment may even be the time that our technicians notice repair needs and make you aware of them. Keep reading for some of the common boiler repairs homeowners throughout Utah face. Continue Reading

New Furnace Installation: Should you go Gas or Electric?

September 19th, 2016

Although fall is coming in just a few days, it’s pretty hard to tell cooler temperatures are on their way around here! But sure enough, they are. Which means if you are considering a new heating system installation, now is the time to take action.

Furnaces are found in many homes throughout the country. This popular heating system is very efficient, particularly with the high efficient models on the market today. But what type of furnace is best for you? Should you go with a gas-powered system or would an electric furnace make more sense? Keep reading to learn more about each system and why one of them may be a better choice than the other for your particular needs. Continue Reading

Heating System Maintenance: Have You Scheduled Your Appointment Yet?

September 12th, 2016

It may seem hard to believe that the official start of fall is just a little over a week away, particularly since our temperatures haven’t even reached below 50 degrees at night yet. However we all know how quickly the weather can turn, and when it does you want a fully functioning heating system on your side. This means that now is the perfect time to schedule maintenance; before you need your system on a consistent basis.

Regular heating system maintenance is beneficial in a number of ways. Now is the time to look ahead at how effectively and efficiently you’ll be able to stay warm and comfortable when the cooler time of year comes around. Read on to discover the benefits of heating maintenance and why you should schedule your visit sooner rather than later. Continue Reading

Beware These Late-Season Air Conditioning Troubles

September 5th, 2016

While many parts of the country seem to be cooling down enough to start thinking about heating system maintenance—which is not exactly that far off for us either—residents in the communities we serve are still contending with some pretty hot temperatures. As such, we need our air conditioners to continue functioning efficiently and effectively through the rest of the season.

If an air conditioner is going to break down, and it hasn’t been properly maintained within the last year, then it’s most likely to happen right about now, after it’s handled a huge amount of work through the beginning of summer. As such, we recommend that you keep a close eye on your air conditioning system and be aware of any problems that crop up. Be sure not to neglect any symptoms of malfunction just because it’s almost the end of summer—delaying small repairs can result in larger, costlier problems. Continue Reading

Is it Time to Invest in a New Water Heater?

August 29th, 2016

No matter what model you have, water heaters are known to be very reliable and durable appliances. This is particularly true if you schedule routine preventive maintenance for the system. However, no matter how well taken care of your water heater is, it cannot last forever. There will come a time that you will need to replace the system.

In order to minimize your inconvenience, it’s important that you know how to recognize the signs that this time is approaching. Otherwise, you can suddenly find yourself without hot water, which is of course not ideal. Keep reading to learn more about the signs that it’s time to invest in a new water heater. Continue Reading

Does Your Main Water Line Need Replacing?

August 22nd, 2016

There is not a single section of your plumbing system that is not important to you or needed on an almost daily basis. There are, however, two major plumbing lines that especially need to be monitored and fully functional at all times. These lines are your septic—or sewer—line and your main water line.

Without a properly operating main water line, your home has no access to the clean, fresh water that it needs. And in order to properly replace the water line while adhering to local and state codes, you only want to trust professionals. Keep reading to learn more about the common signs that your main water line is in trouble and may very soon need replacing. Continue Reading

Keep Your Air Conditioner Functioning Through the End of Summer

August 15th, 2016

The end of summer is near! Soon instead of using your air conditioner every day, you’ll be enjoying cool fall days and awaiting the time you can start to turn on your heater. But wait, we still have a few hot days to contend with, right? As such, you’ll want to make sure that your air conditioner makes it to the end of the season.

Hopefully, you’ve had regular maintenance done within the last year to prevent any detrimental problems. However, if you haven’t and if your AC system is over a decade old, then the strain that’s been put on your system all summer long could cause a breakdown. In order to best prevent this, follow the tips we’ve shared below. Continue Reading