Design Comfort Blog: Archive for June, 2013

Warning Signs that Indicate Air Conditioning Replacement

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Is it time to retire your AC? It can be difficult to know how to tread the line between continuing repairs and replacement. At times, continuing to repair your AC may be the most cost-effective option for your home, especially if you’re not yet ready for a comprehensive system replacement. At other times, continuing to repair an old unit can often feel like a losing battle as you constantly put more of your hard-earned cash into a declining system. At Design Comfort, we believe in assisting customers to help them make the best possible decisions for their comfort and their budget. Call us today when you’re ready to learn more about your next air conditioning installation options in Salt Lake City.

Let’s take a look at some warning signs that indicate an air conditioning replacement might be right for you.

  • Old age. Your AC is not getting any younger. At a certain time, it may be worthwhile to retire your AC and get yourself a new system. Today’s air conditioning systems are highly energy efficient and boast incredible cooling performance, when compared with the technology of even just 15 years ago. You may find that your AC no longer gives you the cool air you need.
  • Frequent repairs. Another reason to consider replacing your air conditioner is frequent repairs. You need to make sure that you’re not paying more in repairs than it would to pay for a new system. While some repairs are inevitable and necessary to keep your AC running, consult with your AC technician if you feel as though the repairs are too constant for your liking. It might be time to invest in the future of your comfort.
  • Energy efficiency. While energy efficiency alone may not be enough to make you consider replacement, if you’re paying what seem like astronomical sums on your energy bills every month and your AC is old, then you should probably consider replacing your AC. If not now, then keep in mind that the time may come soon, and it’s better to know your options now than to wait until your system breaks down in the middle of summer.

Call the Salt Lake City air conditioning installation professionals at Design Comfort today to learn more about our installation services.

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Air Conditioning Installation and Indoor Air Quality Upgrades

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Are you looking for a comprehensive cooling solution? There’s no better time to make sure that you have high indoor air quality in addition to cooling than before the hottest months of the year. But because of the design of the modern home, your home’s cool air may also come with some indoor air quality issues. Fortunately, there are many indoor air quality upgrades that you can take advantage of, many of which integrate directly into your existing HVAC system. With dust, pollen, dander, mold, and other contaminants circulating throughout your home, it won’t matter how cool the air is. Make sure you take advantage of an indoor air quality upgrade during your air conditioning installation service in Salt Lake City. Call Design Comfort today.

  • UV germicidal lights. Mold can be a problem in any home. It thrives on dark, moist conditions, and you’re probably familiar with it as that dark lining around your shower drain, or in some other area exposed to high humidity levels. But it can also exist within your ductwork. This is often a hidden danger. When cool air flows throughout your home, mold spores become airborne and circulate throughout your living space. UV germicidal lights destroy mold spores in the air handler before they reach the interior of your home.
  • Air cleaners. There are numerous air cleaners available on the market today. Whether you need an air filtration device to reduce pollen and dander from circulating within your home, or an electronic air cleaner to ionize particles for easy cleanup. The model and type depends upon what type of pollutant affects your home.
  • Energy recovery ventilators. These devices, often abbreviated ERVs, provide an energy efficiency way to ventilate your home. During the normal operation of your AC, fresh air is not brought into the cooling cycle. Your AC cools air that is already within your home. An ERV pre-conditions your air before reaching the AC so that your system does not have to work overtime to cool that hot outside air.

Take advantage of an indoor air quality upgrade with your next air conditioning installation service in Salt Lake City. Call Design Comfort today.

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Electrical Problems and Your Air Conditioning System

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Air conditioning systems are one of the most important components of your home’s comfort. When you start to have issues with your AC just call the Salt Lake City air conditioning repair professionals at Design Comfort. We have years of experience working with all different kinds of air conditioning issues. There are a few common AC repairs that we see but we wanted this blog post to focus on the electrical problems that can happen with your air conditioner. Check them out below and if you’re experiencing any of these problems just give us a call.

Salt Lake City Air Conditioning Electrical Problems

Your air conditioning system is a very complex piece of equipment. There are a huge range of things that can go wrong with your AC—including electrical problems. If you’re having any issues with your AC just call the Salt Lake City air conditioning repair techs at Design Comfort.

  • Buzzing noises – If you have a heat pump and it is making a buzzing noise there probably isn’t anything wrong with it. Buzzing noises can come from the heat pump’s reversing valve. It usually means that it is working fine.
  • Fan motor –Inside your air conditioning system you have a fan motor that turns the fan blades to push air through your home. If you start to have electrical issues with the fan motor it could mean that you won’t be able to get enough cooling into your home.
  • Compressor motor – The compressor is located in the outdoor unit of your air conditioning system. If the compressor is making any weird noises or if it is excessively loud, it could mean that you have a problem with it.
  • Thermostat problems – If you have digital thermostats in your home and you aren’t getting any cooling it could be the fault of your thermostat. You may just need to change the batteries or it could be a wiring issue.

For all your AC repair needs make sure that you call the friendly Salt Lake City air conditioning repair specialists at Design Comfort today. We are dedicated to our customers’ satisfaction and to the quality of work that we do.

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