Design Comfort Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How Higher Efficiency AC Units Can Save You Money

Monday, June 17th, 2024

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When the summer heat rolls in, a reliable air conditioning system becomes a necessity for maintaining comfort. However, running an AC unit can significantly increase energy bills. This is where higher efficiency AC units, particularly those with higher SEER2 ratings, come into play. Not only do these units keep your home cool, but they also offer substantial savings on energy costs. Here’s how investing in a higher-efficiency AC unit can save you money.

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Do Heat Pumps and Mini Splits Need More Repairs than Central AC?

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

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When choosing a new HVAC system, reliability is paramount. Before making such a huge investment in HVAC equipment, homeowners want assurance that their heating and cooling systems will function efficiently, year-round, without frequent breakdowns or costly repairs. 

Today, we delve into a common query: Do heat pumps or central AC systems generally require more AC repair in Salt Lake City? Although it depends on numerous factors such as how well the system is maintained, as an HVAC company committed to transparency and customer satisfaction, we will strive to provide clarity on this topic so you can make an informed decision.

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It’s Time to Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Monday, May 6th, 2024

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As the heat of summer approaches, ensuring the efficiency and reliability of your air conditioning system becomes paramount. We understand the importance of proactive AC maintenance to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the hot months ahead. In this blog post, we’ll delve into why scheduling AC maintenance before the summer cooling season begins is the smartest decision for homeowners. Maintenance for HVAC in Salt Lake City is crucial to system performance and a long lifespan.

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Measure the Efficiency of Your New AC

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

When you invest in a new air conditioner, energy efficiency is probably top of mind. After all, if your air conditioner lasts for the average lifespan of 15 years, that is 180 energy bills you’ll have to pay. You probably want those energy bills to be as low as possible to save money – and we can help. 

The best way to do that is to invest in a highly efficient air conditioner when you install a new unit. But how do you measure the efficiency of a new air conditioner? The good news is that the HVAC industry has standards in place to help you accurately estimate efficiency for your home.

If it’s time for a new air conditioner, you can give our team a call to schedule an air conditioning installation in Salt Lake City. You can also keep reading to learn more about the SEER2 efficiency scale and learn more about what it means for the Salt Lake City area specifically.

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The Connection Between AC Repairs and AC Maintenance

Monday, August 14th, 2023

If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you may be wondering if there is a correlation between investing in AC maintenance and having fewer repair needs. The answer to this is a resounding yes! The better care you take of your air conditioner, the less likely you are to have problems.

And this is great news when you want to avoid unexpected AC breakdowns. Of course, when you do need to schedule service, you can always give our team a call for air conditioning repair in Salt Lake City. But you can also keep reading to learn about all the ways that AC maintenance helps you prevent problems from getting so bad that your air conditioner stops working completely.

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How To Lower Your Carbon Footprint With Your HVAC System

Monday, June 19th, 2023

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Have you ever thought about the environmental impact of your home’s HVAC system? Cooling your home in Salt Lake City accounts for a substantial portion of your household’s energy consumption. Not only does this affect the planet, but it also affects how much you spend on your utility bills. If saving money and the planet sound good to you, read on to learn more about how to make eco-friendly choices when it comes to your home’s HVAC system.

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Air Conditioning Installation Options For Your Modern Home

Monday, May 8th, 2023

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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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Why You Shouldn’t Try to Install Your Own Air Conditioner

Monday, August 15th, 2022

two-techs-working-on-outdoor-ac-unitFor homeowners looking to install an air conditioner this time of the year, we’re sure that time doesn’t really seem like it’s on your side, right? We get it, but unfortunately rushing into a purchase like this could leave you with a system that operates inefficiently, has frequent repair needs, and might not even last its expected 10-15 year lifespan.

Problems like this can be avoided, though, by contacting trained and experienced professionals such as the folks on our team for your air conditioner installation. Whether you’re looking to get a central AC system, heat pump, or ductless, anything other than a portable window unit really needs to be installed by a licensed professional and not left to be a DIY project. Here’s why!

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What Are the Most Common Air Conditioning Repair Needs?

Monday, July 18th, 2022

two-techs-working-on-air-conditionerSummer is upon us, and it’s time to put your air conditioner to the test.

Of course, you don’t have to test it at all if you’ve just had it professionally tuned-up. Professional maintenance tune-ups are needed once a year (or twice, in the case of a year-round heat pump system) to keep your air conditioner working as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible.

Maintenance also helps reduce up to 85% of the repair needs that your air conditioner might ever need in its lifetime. Still though, it is possible for repair needs to crop up between tune-ups. For this reason, it’s important that you know the signs that your cooling system needs repair, so you can give us a call right away.

Read on to learn what some of the most common AC repair needs are, and what indicators to watch out for.

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Heed These Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Professional Repairs

Monday, June 6th, 2022

smiling-man-standing-in-front-of-service-vanOne of the most common repair calls we get for heat pumps is that it’s stuck in one mode or the other. If you’re a heat pump user, then you know these are incredibly efficient, refrigerant-based, and year-round systems that provide you with efficient cooling and heating. But… one problem in particular can cause it to malfunction–its inability to switch from heating mode to cooling mode or vice-versa.

When this happens, it’s usually because of a stuck reversing valve, which requires a call to us. First, though, check to make sure the air filter is clear of debris and the thermostat is working (and set) correctly. If you’ve checked both those things and the problem is still occurring, then it’s time to give us a call.

This isn’t, however, the only problem you might ever face with your heat pump. Read on as we uncover some heat pump symptoms that mean it’s time to give our number a dial.

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