Design Comfort Blog: Archive for September, 2013

Why Late Season Air Conditioning Maintenance is Important

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Summer temperatures climb in Utah, and a good air conditioning system can be your best friend when the mercury levels go up. In Salt Lake City, air conditioning maintenance can extend the life of your AC unit, as well as helping you through the sultry summer months until our cooler falls and winters can provide some relief. Indeed, the end of the summer can prove just as vital as the beginning when it comes to keeping your system functioning smoothly. Here are some reasons why late season air conditioning maintenance is important.

For starters, late summer is the best time to detect and plan for any larger repairs you may need to conduct. A routine maintenance plan can identify potential problem spots, which lets you schedule a repair service in the cool months of the fall, when you can more readily do without the air conditioner for the time it takes to perform the repairs. In addition, maintenance scheduled at the end of the summer allows you to pick up on any issues that have developed in the past few months, which may not have been present when the summer began.

Along those lines, issues left unaddressed at the end of the summer may deteriorate during the cool months of winter when you won’t be using your air conditioning unit. Dust, dirt and the snows of winter can exacerbate existing issues, turning little problems into big ones and leaving you with a nasty surprise when you try to turn on your air conditioning again late next spring. A routine service call will nip that potential in the bud, letting you rest easy in the winter knowing that your AC unit is ready to go when the temperatures start to rise again.

Homeowners who understand why late season air conditioning maintenance is important will contact a reliable service to do the job right. In Salt Lake City, air conditioning maintenance providers should understand out unique climate conditions, while offering professional expertise to handle even the most mundane problems.  At Design Comfort, we’re dedicated to your complete satisfaction, and offer both air conditioning maintenance plans and full-bore repair services in Salt Lake City. Call us today to make an appointment.

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Energy Efficient Heating Tips

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

In towns like Salt Lake City, heating becomes a priority as soon as the temperatures start to fall. Our cold winters can be quite biting, with snow and ice common in the colder months. A reliable heating system provides you with a cozy haven on cold days, making it an excellent bulwark against the worst winter weather. As necessary as heating is, however, you shouldn’t have to pay any more for it than necessary. If your system isn’t as efficient as it could be, your bills will go up and no one wants to see that. Here are a few energy efficient heating tips designed to help you make the most out of your home furnace.

  • Set up a maintenance schedule. Routine maintenance on your furnace can help spot problems before they grow too large, as well as keeping the furnace clean and free of little tics or hiccups. Poorly maintained furnaces inflict a lot of wear and tear on their components, forcing them to work harder and raising your monthly energy bills accordingly. A regular maintenance schedule can easily avoid all of that.
  • Insulate your home and seal up any leaks. You may not think of your home as “leaking,” but air can escape from little openings around your doors and windows. Seal them up before cold season begins to increase the efficiency of your heating. Similarly, make sure your home has sufficient insulation, which will help it retain the heat that your furnace generates.
  • Make sure your furnace is properly sized. A furnace that is too small for your house won’t be able to heat it properly. If it’s too large, it will cycle on and off throughout the day, wasting energy in the process. Like Goldilocks with her porridge, you want a furnace that is just right.

For other energy efficient heating tips, as well as sound advice on heating installation and repair options, contact the Salt Lake City heating professionals at Design Comfort. We have years of experience in this field and our technicians are available throughout Salt Lake City. Heating systems should function as efficiently as possible to save you money. Call us today and let us help make that possible.

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Three Reasons Why You Should Consider Replacing Your Current Air Conditioning System

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

When we talk to our customers about replacing their air conditioning system, they usually tell us that their AC is working just fine and doesn’t need to be replaced. However, there are actually some very attractive benefits to replacing your AC before it completely stops working. At Design Comfort, we are dedicated to providing our customers high quality Salt Lake City air conditioning services and we wanted to share some of the benefits of AC replacement with you.

Salt Lake City Air Conditioning Tip: Benefits of AC Replacement

Check out a few of the benefits to getting Salt Lake City air conditioning replacement services:

  • Reduced repair – As your air conditioning system ages, it will start to develop more and more problems as time goes on. If your air conditioning is getting older and you’ve started to notice more inconsistencies with it, you might be able to avoid repairs by getting it replaced.
  • Increased efficiency – Even if your AC is only a few years old, there have been incredible advances in air conditioning technology that allows homeowners to achieve very high levels of efficiency. By replacing your AC, you could reduce the amount of energy that you use to cool your home.
  • Greater comfort – As your air conditioning system ages, it will likely start to falter and underperform. When this happens, you could experience a decrease in your home’s cooling and comfort. Replacement would allow you to maintain the level of comfort in your home that you deserve.

Salt Lake City Air Conditioning Replacement

If you’re ready to consider replacing your air conditioning system, make sure that you call for professional help. Here at Design Comfort, we specialize in working with our customers from start to finish. We can help you pick out a system that matches your home’s needs as well as your budget.

Call us today to learn more and to talk with one of our friendly specialists.

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We Wish You a Happy Labor Day

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

On every project that we complete, we ensure that our customers are satisfied. We take pride in the work that we do every day, and this level of diligence and attention to detail has allowed us to grow over the years. On the first Monday of every September, our country celebrates Labor Day as a way of recognizing the hard work that has made this country great. Because making your home more comfortable and convenient is our business, we want you to have an enjoyable and pleasant Labor Day.

Labor Day is a time of good BBQ, the start of the professional and college football seasons, entertainment with family and friends, and, most importantly, taking a day off from work. Labor Day emerges as a federal holiday in the wake of the Pullman Strike of 1894. It was designated as such by President Grover Cleveland and Congress as a way to reconcile the damage done by the faceoff between the Federal government and the Pullman Palace Car Company workers and other railroad workers. But over a decade before it became official, Labor Day began as a workers’ picnic and demonstration suggested by either Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor, or Matthew Maguire of the Central Labor Union of New York.

From our family to yours, we wish you all the best on this Labor Day.

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