Design Comfort Blog: Archive for July, 2013

Tell-tale Signs that You Need Professional Air Conditioning Repair Services

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Of the various things that can go wrong with an AC, some are less subtle than others. Loud, grinding sounds, major water or refrigerant leaks, and failed compressors are all obvious problems when they occur because the result is often a total lack of system functionality. But others are far more subtle. Most of the problems with your HVAC system begin as very minor issues, which are more within the realm of maintenance than repair, but when neglected, they can develop into costly repairs and premature replacements. At Design Comfort, we have seen plenty of HVAC problems and have been offering solutions for years, and we’d like to share with you some telltale signs indicating that you need professional air conditioning repair services in Salt Lake City. Call us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Catching problems early is important. Here are some things to look out for.

  • High electricity bills. We know that you have probably already keep a close watch on your energy bills, but pay close attention to your electricity bill during the cooling season to monitor any spikes in usage. If you haven’t changed your cooling habits from one  month to the next, then you shouldn’t see an increase in cost, all other things being equal.
  • Frozen coil. If you find that your indoor evaporator coil has frozen over and continues to accumulate ice, then it’s an indication that your system needs professional repair. When this occurs, it leads to all sorts of problems, from a lack of cooling to an overheated compressor. While defrosting is the logical step, it may not get to the root of the problem, which could be low refrigerant or blocked air flow.
  • Hot spots.When you walk throughout your home, is the cooling even and continuous? If not, then you have hot spots, which are often an indication that something is wrong with your AC. There could be an isolated problem to do with your ductwork in a certain part of the home, but it could also be a problem with the actual components of the AC.

Call Design Comfort today for professional air conditioning repair services in Salt Lake City. We’re here to help.

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How to Upgrade Your Air Conditioning Installation

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Getting a new air conditioning system installed in your home is a big decision and one that will affect you for a long time. If you’re like many homeowners then you want to make sure that you get the best possible installation for your new air conditioning system. Here at Design Comfort we are dedicated to the level of service that we provide and we wanted to put together a quick guide to how you can make sure that your new AC system gets installed right and works well for as long as possible.

Salt Lake City Air Conditioning Installation Services

One of the most common mistakes that homeowners make is to go out and just buy the biggest air conditioning system that they can afford. The thinking behind this is that the larger the unit then the more comfort they will experience. But what usually happens is that your home will be less comfortable, you may experience high humidity in your home and your AC system may experience more wear and tear. The first step of upgrading your air conditioning system is to make sure that you get the right-sized system for your home.

The next way that you can upgrade your air conditioning system is to make sure that it gets installed by a professional Salt Lake City air conditioning installation technician. One of the most common causes of AC repairs is bad installation. There are many different components that need to be connected and your professional HVAC company will be able to make those connections to ensure that your AC works well. Here are a couple benefits of getting professional installation.

  • Speed – One of the benefits to getting professional Salt Lake City air conditioning installation services is that it will get done much faster. No one wants to have to wait to have their AC system installed and having your system put in by a pro will make sure that it gets done as soon as possible.
  • Quality – Homeowners spend a lot of money purchasing and then running their air conditioning systems. That’s why getting professional installation is so critical. It will help ensure that your investment is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible.

For air conditioning installation services make sure that you call the Salt Lake City air conditioning professionals at Design Comfort today.

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What to Consider During Your Air Conditioning Installation

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Are you in the market for a new air conditioning system for your home? There are numerous system types and brands available to homeowners today and it can be difficult to figure out which one to select for your home. Fortunately, it’s absolutely necessary to have your new AC installed by a professional Salt Lake City air conditioning technician, and this process includes finding the right AC for your home and budget. This stage is especially important, and at Design Comfort, we’re proud to be able to provide excellent air conditioning installation services throughout the Salt Lake City area. Call us today to discuss what we can do for you.

Let’s take a look at some factors to consider during the installation of your new AC:

  • Size. Perhaps the single most important factor that determines the effectiveness and efficiency of your cooling system is its size. It needs to be appropriately matched to the size of your home. During installation, a technician performs a load calculation, which gives him an indication of how much cooling you need. This number is matched against prospective systems. If your system is too small, it may endure additional wear and tear as it tries to cool your entire home. This can lead to overheating and may cause your system to fail prematurely. If it is too large, then it may be difficult to control. Your system could short-cycle frequently, and this constant turning-on and turning-off results in energy inefficiency.
  • SEER. Another factor to consider is the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of your air conditioning system. This number estimates the ratio between electrical energy input and cooling output over the course of a single cooling season. While it is only an estimate, it’s important to select a system with a high SEER if you want to save on energy costs in the long-term.
  • Professional quality. There are three good reasons to consider a professional for the installation of your new cooling system: reliability, performance, and energy efficiency. If you want to get the cooling experience and minimal energy costs that you deserve, find a reputable company whose technicians have technical expertise, experience, and knowledge of the industry.

Make sure you contact a professional Salt Lake City air conditioning installation specialist from Design Comfort today. We can make sure your home is comfortable and convenient no matter what the temperature is outside. Call us today.

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What to Consider for Your Next Air Conditioning Installation

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Whether you are investing in your first air conditioning system, or the time has come to schedule a professional air conditioning replacement, there are many different factors that must be considered prior to the installation itself. Being prepared for your AC installation is important, and the Salt Lake City air conditioning installation professionals at Design Comfort have the information you need to make sure that all the right steps have been taken. Here are a few helpful tips to ensure that you get the right air conditioning system for your home and personal cooling preferences. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

First of all, it is important that you thoroughly explore your air conditioning system options before deciding how you wish to cool your home. Split central air conditioning systems, which use a system of ductwork to circulate heated and cooled air throughout your home, are still the most common style. Not every home can accommodate the installation of bulky ductwork, though. If ductwork is not a good option for your home, or if you are looking to avoid the energy efficiency problems that sometimes develop with air ducts, a ductless mini split system may be a good choice. These systems use wall mounted blowers to cool rooms in your home directly, eliminating the need for ductwork. A heat pump is a great way to cool your home while using far less energy than other systems demand. Do your homework and make sure that you get the right system for your home.

It is also important that you consider the efficiency of the air conditioning system that you invest in. All air conditioners are assigned a SEER, which stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. This rating indicates how efficiently your system will work to cool your home. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the system. By purchasing an air conditioner with the highest SEER you can afford, you can cool your home with the greatest efficiency possible.

To learn more about what to consider prior to your air conditioning installation service, call Design Comfort. We are happy to answer any questions you still have about your air conditioning options in Salt Lake City. Let us help you keep your home cool in the most appropriate way this summer.

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Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

There are few things more “American” than baseball, apple pie and Independence Day. On this day over 200 years ago the second Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence. The document, which was primarily authored by Thomas Jefferson, was a written explanation of why America wanted to be free from Great Britain. This bold move by the American colonies would start the Revolutionary War where many brave women and men would give their lives for the freedom that we now hold dear.

Over the years, our celebration of Independence Day has remained largely unchanged. John Adams, the 2nd president of the United States, said this about celebrating Independence Day: “It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” We all remember going to family barbecues, watching fireworks, attending parades, picnics and fairs, building bonfires, and playing baseball.

However you celebrate this 4th of July, make sure that you take a moment to remember why we’re celebrating.

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