Design Comfort Blog

Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Tune-ups?

May 22nd, 2023


You’ve made the transition from a tank to a tankless water heater. You’re undoubtedly enjoying the many advantages it offers such as lower utility bills and a constant supply of hot water. You’re so impressed with its performance that it might feel like it’s infallible and that nothing will hinder its performance.

Well, we’re here to tell you that if you want to continue to be impressed by it, you still need occasional tankless water heater service. After all, tune-ups are the best way to make sure you continue to have unbeatable performance–not to mention investing in the life of your system! Read on to learn more about why tankless water heaters still need tune-ups.

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Air Conditioning Installation Options For Your Modern Home

May 8th, 2023


Is it time for AC installation in Salt Lake City, UT? We understand that no one looks forward to the day when any major system in their home needs to be replaced. However, there is a silver lining to this cloud: HVAC systems have made leaps and bounds in technology in the last decade. That means as a homeowner, you have many more options for cooling your home than you did just 5 years ago. 

If you think you have your heart set on the same type of system that was installed 10-15 years ago, hear us out. When considering AC installation, it’s important to assess several things such as how long you’ll be in your home and whether your household may change. Read on to learn about how you can best maximize the benefits when choosing a new AC unit to reap the rewards for many years to come.

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Don’t Put Off These HVAC Repairs

April 24th, 2023


There are certain seasons when it’s easier to ignore issues with your HVAC system. For example, in the spring and fall, you’re not using your system as much if at all. This makes it easy to fail to notice if something is wrong. 

After a month or two without use, switching your system on could potentially reveal that something is amiss. There are some problems that should definitely be addressed sooner rather than later. Let’s examine the signs your HVAC system will give which means it’s time for air conditioner or heater repair in Salt Lake City, UT.

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Eco-Friendly Options For New Heating Installations

April 10th, 2023


When it’s time for heating installation in Salt Lake City, UT, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. If it’s been a while since you bought a heater, you might be perplexed by all the options now available. It’s no longer a question of which type of furnace to buy, but which type of heating system to buy.

If a heating system that’s energy efficient is high on your priority list, it makes the decision more challenging if you haven’t done your research. Today’s modern heating systems are designed for efficiency but there’s still a lot of variation from system to system. 

Let’s go over the options for eco-friendly heating installations so you can be an informed consumer. After all, a heating system’s energy efficiency is a great way to save money on utility bills over the lifespan of the heating system.

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Sounds Your Water Heater Shouldn’t Make

March 27th, 2023


Every house has sounds that are familiar to its inhabitants. A creaky floorboard, a branch that scrapes the roof, or a door that always squeaks when you open it. None of these sounds are harmful and in fact, some might become familiar and endearing.

But there are certain sounds you shouldn’t hear in your home because they’re indications of interferences with your home’s systems. Unusual noises coming from your water heater fall into this category. A water heater naturally makes a small amount of noise as it operates. 

However, there are noises that you never want to hear coming from your water heater. Be on the alert for any of these sounds because they indicate you need water heater services in Salt Lake City, UT. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us if you hear any of these sounds.

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How High-Efficiency Heating Systems Save Money

March 13th, 2023

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When it comes to heating installation in Salt Lake City, UT, it’s understandable that people want to spend as little money as possible. Furnaces are expensive pieces of equipment and no one looks forward to the time when their heater finally conks out and purchasing a replacement is inevitable.

However, no one wants to buy a new heater only to have issues with it soon after. Not that a brand-new system is going to break down or need repairs. We’re talking about performance here. Lower-priced heating systems are not very energy efficient which means they don’t save much on energy bills. You might not be entirely happy with your home comfort level either.

Homeowners who have a bit more to spend when it comes to upgrading their furnaces often wonder just how much more should they spend. Let’s review high-efficiency heating systems to see if one is right for you.

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3 Causes Of Kitchen Sink Backups

February 27th, 2023


The kitchen sink is an invaluable part of your home. In fact, the term “everything but the kitchen sink” is a reflection of this. The idiom dates back to WWII when citizens donated “everything but the kitchen sink” to help the war effort. The reasoning was that cast-iron sinks were deemed too heavy and bulky for donation.

We can’t imagine any homeowner being without a kitchen sink. Your kitchen sink is used multiple times throughout the day for food preparation, cooking, washing, and cleaning. It’s also subject to a lot of abuse. All the waste that comes from cooking and household chores goes down the drain. Unfortunately, this can lead to kitchen sink backups.

Even if there’s just a small amount of water backed up in your sink, you should call a professional. You don’t want it to get to the point where water is spilling out of the sink and onto your kitchen floor. When it comes to issues with kitchen plumbing in Salt Lake City, UT, you can count on our team for fast repairs. Let’s look at 3 common causes for this issue so you can hopefully avoid needing our expert service.

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Is it Time To Replace Your Water Heater?

February 13th, 2023


Here in Utah where the winters are cold and frigid, you need a heating system you can depend on to keep your home warm and cozy. But have you given much thought to how much you rely on your water heater for your home comfort?

Although you rely heavily on your heater during the winter, you use water 365 days a year. Just think about how often you use water in your home. The day starts off with hot showers, breakfast, and coffee. You run the dishwasher and a load of laundry. You wash your hands multiple times throughout the day to keep germs at bay. When you think about it, the water heater is the true workhorse of the home!

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Plumbing Resolutions for the New Year

January 30th, 2023


Although most New Year’s resolutions usually have something to do with health, a lot of people make other types of goals. They might prioritize spending less time on their smartphones and more time on their hobbies. They might make resolutions for their jobs, families, and even their homes.

If you’ve resolved to take better care of your home in the new year, here are 7 plumbing resolutions to make. By following these tips, you can hopefully avoid the need for unexpected plumbing service in Salt Lake City, UT.

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Furnace Red Flags to Watch Out For

January 16th, 2023

One of the questions we hear a lot from our customers is: How do I know it’s time for a new furnace? Unfortunately, there’s no easy, textbook answer and it varies from homeowner to homeowner. That’s because there are a lot of factors that need to be taken into consideration. 

However, there are some major signs that you probably need either furnace replacement or furnace repair in Salt Lake City. One of these is the age of your furnace. Furnaces have lifespans of 10-15 years so if your furnace falls within this range, it’s considered an “aging” furnace. Because aging furnaces tend to have a lot of problems near the end of their service lives, keep reading to learn the furnace red flags to watch out for.

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