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

Your Heater Deserves a Tune-Up, Today!

Monday, October 1st, 2018

technician-inspecting-furnaceOctober is here! We’ve been enjoying the cooler temps, and being able to be outside during the day without feeling like we’re melting. Soon enough, though, those temperatures will drop even lower, and when they do you want to make sure you have a safe and effective heating system in place to keep you warm this fall and winter.

The “safety” part of the equation is even more important if you have a gas-powered furnace in place. Be sure to contact a professional HVAC contractor in Salt Lake City to ensure that your furnace is in good, stable condition and is prepared to provide you with not only optimal comfort this coming winter, but also optimal safety.

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“What AC Repair Needs Can I Expect End-of-Season?”

Monday, September 17th, 2018

technician-working-on-air-conditioning-unitHopefully, the answer to this can be “none,” if you had professional maintenance done before summer began, and took care of any repair needs you had at that time. But even with a tune-up (and especially without), there are some Salt Lake City HVAC repair needs you should watch out for as we inch closer to fall and prepare to turn off our cooling systems until next year.

There are a few repair needs in particular that HVAC technicians see more than others. This is especially true near the end of summer, when your cooling system has been putting in work day in and day out.

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When Is It Too Late for AC Maintenance?

Monday, August 20th, 2018

When-Is-It-Too-Late-for-AC-MaintenanceIf you’ve never had maintenance done for your air conditioner, and/or it’s broken down to the point that no repair will get it back up in running, then it is too late for AC maintenance. This is literally the only case in which it would be “too late” for a Salt Lake City air conditioning tune-up. Otherwise, while we do recommend getting that tune-up done before the heating season begins, there really is no wrong time of the year to have it done—so long as it’s scheduled once a year (twice a year for heat pumps).

“Okay, but I can skip it this year, right? My AC is working fine after all.”

The fact of the matter is, AC maintenance is one of the most important, if not the most important, services you can have done for your cooling system. It keeps your air conditioner clean, adjusted, and it grants you the peace of mind that it has been thoroughly checked over by a pro. Maintenance tune-ups are not a luxury service—they should be done on a regular basis.

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Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Getting to the Bottom of Your AC Noises

Monday, August 6th, 2018

woman-covering-her-earsIf your air conditioner is playing a 1950’s rock song, well… we probably can’t help you. But what we can help you with is literal shaking, rattling, clanging, hissing, and the like. These are all sounds that you never want to hear coming from your air conditioner.

It probably goes without saying that you will know better than anyone the various noises your air conditioner makes on a daily basis. When something sounds “off,” it’s best not to ignore it. Chances are that even if it’s minor, a strange noise indicates the need for AC repair in Salt Lake City. What exactly should you be listening for, though?

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Tips to Improve AC Efficiency in Your Home

Monday, June 25th, 2018

outside-unit-of-an-air-conditioning-systemAs chilly and long as our winters are, there’s no denying the fact that our summers pack quite the punch. You’ll want to approach this summer with a fully effective air conditioner, which has been properly maintained and cared for, and is as efficient as possible.

There are a number of professional AC services in SLC that help with air conditioning efficiency, in addition to indoor air quality products that can help too. But there are other things you can do, simple tasks, that don’t cost you anything and help improve the efficiency of your system even more so that you don’t have to worry as much about costly energy bills.

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Are You in Need of Air Conditioning Repairs?

Monday, May 28th, 2018

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.As the weather warms and we start to use our air conditioners, the time to schedule maintenance (if you haven’t already done so) is now. This is the only way to ensure that you’ll be going into summer with a fully functional and efficiently operating air conditioner. Additionally, it will give you the chance to take care of any need for AC repair in Salt Lake City that might come up during your tune-up. Regardless of whether you’ve had maintenance done or not, though, it’s a good idea to be aware of any signs of trouble.

But how do you know what to look for? Well, we’ve put together a brief description below of some common warning signs that can indicate something is amiss with your air conditioner. If you notice any of these signs, be sure to call our team right away. After all, the sooner you tackle problems, the better!

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Is It Time to Have Your Heater Serviced?

Monday, September 4th, 2017

male technician working on heating systemIn our previous post, we discussed how it’s never too late for air conditioning maintenance. Just the same, it’s never too early for Holladay, UT heating maintenance. In fact, we recommend you have this service done right before your heater’s heaviest period of use begins—so, right at the start of fall.

It probably seems insane to think about your heating system right now, given that temperatures are still in the mid-80’s to low 90’s. But, servicing your heater before you actually need it is probably one of the best decisions you can make for home comfort. And given that temperatures are expected to begin cooling down in just a few weeks, you’ll be glad to have the peace of mind that you are prepared.

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It’s Never Too Late for This Important Air Conditioning Service

Monday, August 21st, 2017

technician's hand on top of outdoor ac unit, with tools on top for testingAlthough we’re seeing some cooler temperatures at night, we aren’t quite out of the woods as far as summer is concerned! That being said, if you didn’t have Taylorsville, UT AC maintenance done before summer came, the time to schedule it is now. While it’s ideal to schedule this service before long periods of AC use, it’s never too late for such a service—until your AC system breaks down, that is!

This is the time of year that we’re using our AC systems for 24 hours straight, and as such you don’t want any damage to incur due to neglect—but this is the time of year that damage is most likely to occur for that reason. The last thing you want to do is find yourself stuck without any cooling during one of the hottest days of the year, which may not be behind it quite yet, and can be uncomfortable and unhealthy.

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Get Through the Rest of Summer Comfortably with These Tips

Monday, August 7th, 2017

family of 3 sitting in living room in front of fans to cool offAs the official end of summer draws near, we begin to look forward to cooler weather. However, there is still a ways to go. With temperatures still hovering in the high 80’s to low 90’s, we understand that you want to do everything in your power to keep cool. Here are some tips on how to do so!

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How to Save on Cooling Costs

Monday, July 10th, 2017

cooling-costs-saveThere a number of problems that can impact your air conditioner, sometimes caused by neglect, but could even be from just standard wear and tear—particularly during the summer when your air conditioner is under increased stress. Unfortunately, over time these problems reduce your system’s energy efficiency, and as a result hike up your bills.

So, it’s only natural that you’d want to find ways to improve your air conditioner’s performance and efficiency throughout this summer. When you find yourself in need of air conditioning services in West Jordan, UT, we’re the team to turn to. In the meantime though, we’ve shared some tips below on how to save on cooling costs.

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