Design Comfort Blog

What You Should Know About Sump Pumps

July 24th, 2017

sump-pumps-what-knowIf you’re one of the many Utah homeowners with a sump pump in your basement, the reason it’s there is so that you aren’t risking hundreds or thousands of dollars in flood damages. Your home can certainly be prone to heaving flooding, or you might live in an area with a high water table. Either way, there’s never a bad time to think about installing a sump pump in your basement if you don’t already have one, or servicing your existing device. Keep reading to learn a few things you should know about sump pumps and the importance of Millcreek, UT sump pump services. Continue Reading

How to Save on Cooling Costs

July 10th, 2017

cooling-costs-saveThere a number of problems that can impact your air conditioner, sometimes caused by neglect, but could even be from just standard wear and tear—particularly during the summer when your air conditioner is under increased stress. Unfortunately, over time these problems reduce your system’s energy efficiency, and as a result hike up your bills.

So, it’s only natural that you’d want to find ways to improve your air conditioner’s performance and efficiency throughout this summer. When you find yourself in need of air conditioning services in West Jordan, UT, we’re the team to turn to. In the meantime though, we’ve shared some tips below on how to save on cooling costs. Continue Reading

Are You Looking to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency?

June 26th, 2017

improve-air-conditioner-efficiencyOur winters may be long and cold, but there’s no denying that is behind us for the year, and air conditioning season is here! Soon enough, you’ll find yourself paying more in monthly cooling bills since you’ll be running your air conditioning system a lot more often than you did during the spring.

But, just because you’re paying more for cooling costs doesn’t mean you should be paying more than necessary. There are steps you can take to improve your air conditioning efficiency and help you cut down on your monthly cooling bills. We’ve provided a brief guide below on how you can do so—some of it involves investing in professional air conditioning services in Holladay, UT, while others are steps you can take yourself. Continue Reading

Watch Out for Common Summer AC Problems

June 12th, 2017

common-summer-ac-problemsAir conditioner problems are a lot more likely to happen during the summer than any other year—that is, when you are placing the highest demand on your cooling system. In order to keep this system in the best possible condition as the weather warms, it’s a good idea to watch for signs that some of these problems are cropping up.

Early detection means that you can call for Taylorsville, UT air conditioning services right away, rather than waiting it out and increasing the risk that you’ll be stuck in the middle of summer without a functioning AC system. To save money and extend your system’s lifespan, we recommend keeping an eye out for the following common summer AC problems. Continue Reading

Watch for These Signs You Need a Water Softener

May 29th, 2017

signs-need-water-softenerMost municipal water supplies today, including ours, have a hefty level of filtration and conditioning before the water reaches your faucets. And if you’re using a private well to access ground water, you very likely have your own water treatment system on site. But something that can be missing in either of these scenarios is anything to protect against hard water.

Hard water is the name given to water with a high concentration of minerals in it—namely calcium and magnesium. These minerals are harmless for humans and pets to ingest, however they could be having a negative impact on your quality of life, plus hard water can damage your plumbing system. Continue Reading

Should I Be Concerned with Heater Repair Needs Now?

May 15th, 2017

heater-repair-needsWinter temperatures have started fading out, and in fact we’ve had a couple days in recent weeks where you may have already used your air conditioner. That doesn’t mean our heating systems are quite done doing their jobs yet, though. With our nights still in the 40’s, it’s important that your heater functions as well as it should.

You may be wondering, “but with warmer weather right around the corner, should I really be concerned about my heater?” If it’s exhibiting any operational problems, then yes—you should. Unfortunately, neglecting any Millcreek, UT heating repair service needs you may have can be detrimental to your heater, no matter how far into spring we may be. Just because you aren’t using your heater daily anymore doesn’t mean you should let the issue go, no matter how seemingly minor it may be. Continue Reading

Is It Time to Replace Your Tank Water Heater?

May 1st, 2017

time-to-replace-tank-water-heaterThere are a number of options today when it comes to selecting appliances for your home, including the tankless water heater. Many homeowners, however, still utilize the very reliable tank water heater to warm the water in their home. These systems do their jobs quietly, and are often tucked away in little-used parts of the home for space-saving benefits.

Unfortunately, though, being out of sight means that tank water heater problems can creep in relatively unnoticed. If your water heater is more than 10 to 15 years old, then these problems can quickly escalate to a full breakdown or emergency. When this happens, you’ll likely need a replacement, or at the very least prompt West Jordan, UT water heater services. Continue Reading

AC Maintenance: It’s Time!

April 17th, 2017

ac-maintenance-timeTemperatures may still be on the cooler side for now, but soon enough summer will be here and you’ll want a fully functional and efficient cooling system on your side. Don’t let our cool spring weather trick you into thinking you can wait on important air conditioning services, such as your Holladay, UT air conditioning maintenance.

The heat of summer is a welcome change of pace for many homeowners after a cold and rather rainy winter! But you cannot enjoy summer to the full extent if you don’t adequately prepare your cooling system for the job ahead. Continue Reading

Is a Reverse Osmosis System a Worthy Investment for Your Home?

April 3rd, 2017

reverse-osmosis-systemAre you looking for a quality water treatment system for your Taylorsville, UT home? Obviously, drinking water is a healthy alternative to soda or juice, but that water needs to be properly treated in order to give you the best in health benefits.

Reverse osmosis systems have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. A professionally installed and serviced reverse osmosis system will remove potentially harmful contaminants from your drinking water, such as arsenic, nitrates, sodium, copper, lead, some organic chemicals, and the municipal additive fluoride. Continue Reading

How UV Rays Can Actually Be Good for You

March 20th, 2017

UV-rays-good-for-youIn 1903, Professor Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his work on the treatment of diseases by means of concentrated UV light rays. But when we say UV rays can actually be good for you, that’s not exactly what we’re talking about.

You may be surprised to find that an excellent benefit of UV light rays is actually what it can do for your Cottonwood Heights, UT indoor air quality, and subsequently your health and the health of your family.

Mold and Bacteria Exposure

The ductwork connected to your HVAC system provides the perfect environment for the development of mold, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms. This is because they are dark, cool, and moist thanks to the use of your AC system.

When these contaminants enter your indoor air, they can create a number of health-related issues for you and your family. Infectious diseases are a threat, as is allergic rhinitis, asthma, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. If that sounds unpleasant to you—it’s because it is! Fortunately, however, professionally installed UV germicidal lights—also referred to simply as UV lights or UV air purifiers—help you fight against this.

UV Light and Your Indoor Air Quality

UV light has an anti-microbial effect on the biological contaminants that develop within your ductwork. When a UV air purifier is installed (typically within your ductwork/over the evaporator coil), it effectively stops the development of mold and mildew before it begins, therefore never giving it the chance to break off and make its way into your home.

Without the right type of air purifying products and services, your indoor air quality can be more polluted than you realize. It can even be worse than the quality of the air outdoors. For this reason, people with allergies, asthma, and any other respiratory issues can find themselves with aggravated symptoms if the problem is not remedied.

Is This Type of UV Radiation Safe?

It’s only natural that you would ask this—it’s understandable to be concerned about the UV radiation emitted from these devices. This type of UV lighting, however, is completely harmless. In fact, you’ve probably seen it utilized at concerts or theme parks as black lights to make your clothes glow! This type of UV radiation is completely harmless to people and to pets—but deadly to bacteria!

Additional UV Light Benefits

In addition to eliminating mold and mildew from your ductwork—and subsequently your indoor air—UV lights help eliminate the foul odor that typically comes along for the ride. Plus, UV lights are pretty versatile.

You do not have to make any room for them as they conveniently fit right into your HVAC system, positioned where they’re needed the most. If you have a central HVAC system, then this is definitely a highly recommended device for you and your home!

We offer a wide range of reliable indoor air quality products and services, including UV lights and other types of air cleaners. Contact us today to learn more, including why our customers keep saying, “I Love My Design Comfort!”