Design Comfort Blog: Archive for August, 2013

When To Have A New Air Conditioning System, Professionally Installed

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Knowing when it’s time to replace your air conditioning system can be difficult. We often see homeowners that hang onto their dying AC system because they don’t want to go through the process of buying a new one. But there are several advantages to replacing your AC system and we wanted to help our customers understand when that time has come. Give us a call here at Design Comfort if you have any questions or if you’re ready for air conditioning system installation services in Salt Lake City.

When Do You Need Air Conditioning Installation Services?

Here are a few of the signs that you need to have a new air conditioning system installed in your home.

  • Not enough cooling – If your air conditioning system isn’t able to provide you with the amount of cooling that you need it could be time to replace it. It could be that your AC system is too small for your home but it could be another type of problem like a broken compressor, a bad fan motor or low refrigerant.
  • Frequent repairs – Your air conditioning system should be able to go long periods of time without needing repairs. If you have to call for frequent repairs for your air conditioning system it could mean that your AC is on its way out.
  • Inefficiency – Most homeowners want to be able to stay comfortable in their home but they don’t want to have to pay through the nose in order to do so. If your air conditioning system is using more energy than it normally does it could be a sign that you need Salt Lake City air conditioning installation services.

Benefits of Getting Professional Air Conditioning Installation

There are a few tremendous benefits to having a new air conditioning system installed.

  • Greater comfort – Obviously, if you get a new air conditioning system installed you will be able to better cool your home.
  • Efficiency – New air conditioning systems are designed to use as little energy as possible.
  • Reduced repairs – When you have a new air conditioning system installed you will likely be able to reduce the amount of repair that you need.

No matter what kind of problems you’re having with your AC, call the Salt Lake City air conditioning installation professionals at Design Comfort. We can work with you to determine if replacing your AC is the best idea or if you just need to repair it.

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How Dirty Coils Create Air Conditioning Problems

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Your air conditioning system is a complex piece of equipment whose main goal is to remove heat from your home and exhaust it outside. Two of the most important components of the system are the evaporator coils and the condensing coils. We wanted to take a minute to describe what these coils do and some of the problems that can happen when they get dirty. Call us here at Design Comfort if you need any air conditioning repair services in Salt Lake City. We can fix any type of issue that you might be having.

Salt Lake City Air Conditioning Repair: Dirty Coils

If you have a central AC system then you likely have an indoor evaporator unit and an outdoor condensing unit. In order to cool your home, the evaporator pulls in warm air from your home and passes it over a series of very cold evaporator coils. A refrigerant inside the coils absorbs the heat and carries it outside to the condensing unit where the condensing coils exhaust the air. If either of these coils get very dirty, it can cause significant problems for your home’s comfort.

Dirty Evaporator Coils

If the indoor evaporator coils get dirty it will first restrict the flow of air through your system. This can cause your fan motor to have to work harder to push air through the coils which reduces your AC’s efficiency. Also, because there is less air moving through the coils there is less cool air moving into your home which reduces your comfort. Sometimes, the dust on the evaporator coils can mix with condensation on the coils and allow for the growth of bacteria.

Dirty Condensing Coils

The condensing coils are there to exhaust heat so if they get clogged they won’t be able to do that. This can sometimes cause your air conditioning system to run almost constantly because it can’t get rid of the heat that it has. Similar to the evaporator coils, this will reduce the efficiency and comfort of your home.

If you need any repair services, call the Salt Lake City air conditioning repair specialists at Design Comfort.

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Why Air Conditioning Maintenance is Right for Your Home

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

There are a lot of expenses that come with homeownership. Anyone that has ever dealt with a leaky roof or burst pipes knows how unpleasant such issues can be. Anything that you can do to save money in your home helps, and air conditioning maintenance is right at the top of that list. Do not let poor air conditioning maintenance practices put the condition of your system or, for that matter, your budget at risk. Contact Design Comfort today to schedule service. Our professional Salt Lake City air conditioning technicians have the training and experience necessary to ensure that you cooling system is in the best working condition possible.

There is no avoiding the general wear and tear that air conditioning systems incur during regular operation over the course of the cooling season. Just because you cannot avoid its development, though, does not mean that this wear and tear must have a serious impact on the condition of your air conditioning system. That is why routine air conditioning maintenance in Salt Lake City is so important. It helps to keep your air conditioning system in great working condition by allowing your professional ac maintenance technician the opportunity to tune-up your entire system thoroughly. It is also a great way to catch problems with your air conditioner early on so that they can be resolved as soon as possible.

The longer that these problems with your air conditioning system are left alone, the more serious they are likely to become. Most serious problems do not suddenly develop overnight. They start off small and, as your AC is forced to operate in a compromised condition, they worsen. The extra strain that they put on your air conditioning system and its other components can allow the problem to spread, and before you know it you have serious issues on your hands.

Do not let your air conditioning system fall into disrepair.

Call the Salt Lake City air conditioning professionals at Design Comfort today for professional routine air conditioning maintenance services. You can get the great performance you want from your air conditioning system while keeping costly service and repair needs at bay.

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How a Thermostat Impacts Your Air Conditioning System

Friday, August 9th, 2013

While small and compact, your thermostat is your primary user interface, the way by which you adjust the comfort levels of your home. As such, it is an incredibly important part of your HVAC system, and needs to be kept in great working condition at all times. There are numerous types of thermostats on the market today, from simple digital models to the latest in wifi-enabled “smart” designs. Most importantly, your thermostat needs to be professionally installed so that it integrates with your HVAC system in a way that allows you to make subtle adjustments and program the system to operate automatically. Call Design Comfort today for all of comprehensive air conditioning services in Salt Lake City.

Let’s take a look at 3 ways your thermostat impacts your AC:

  • Cooling performance. You need to make sure that your AC gives you the cooling performance you deserve at all times. But it simply cannot do so if your thermostat is not sensing the temperature adequately. When it comes down to the amount of cool air that your system delivers, much of that is dependent on the thermostat’s ability to read the temperature and communicate the discrepancy to the control board. Whether your thermostat is faulty or simply needs to be calibrated, make sure that it works well at all times.
  • Energy efficiency. Energy costs are high enough as it is. You need to make sure that your thermostat is helping your to reduce costs, not increase them. A programmable thermostat allows you to create a schedule of indoor climate adjustments so that you don’t have to cool your home when you’re not there.
  • System longevity. Like any other mechanical system, your AC is subject to a certain amount of wear and tear every cooling season as it attempts to keep up with the outdoor heat and humidity. With that in mind, the less your AC operates, the less wear and tear that it endures. A programmable thermostat allows you to schedule your AC to turn off at certain times of day and days of the week. While a “smart” thermostat can allow you to control the temperature or on/off switch remotely, which can come in handy if you leave the house to go on vacation with your central air on.

Call Design Comfort today for quality air conditioning and thermostat services in Salt Lake City.

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