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

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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It’s Never Too Late! Schedule This Vital AC Service Today…

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

3-technicians-standing-around-outdoor-ac-unitAlmost any HVAC technician you talk to, including ours, will tell you that scheduling your air conditioner maintenance in the spring is vital to the system’s functionality and efficiency. The reason springtime is the best time is because it’s right before you’ll need your air conditioner the most–waiting until the middle of summer could leave you with an unexpected and disruptive AC breakdown. Scheduling early is also more convenient for you as we’ll have more staff available to serve you as they are less likely to be out on emergency repair calls.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that just because spring is almost over, it’s too late to schedule air conditioning maintenance. Consistency matters much more here than timing does. Read on to learn why!

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“What Air Conditioning System Is Best for My Home?”

Monday, April 18th, 2022

two-technicians-working-on-air-conditionerWhen a customer sets out to buy their next air conditioner, it can be an overwhelming process. After all, there are a number of options, how do you choose?

Well, it starts by contacting an experienced professional. We’ll help you make an educated decision about what cooling system options are best for your home. Additionally, we know how to properly size and match your air conditioner to your specific living space.

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Is It Ever Too Late to Install an Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 13th, 2021

two-technicians-working-on-outside-ac-unitThe short answer to the question of “is it ever too late to install an air conditioner” is usually no, but right now we’d say it depends. 

As you may or may not be aware of, the pandemic has caused a shortage in HVAC equipment across the country, which does make it a bit more challenging for homeowners to find the perfect system. But with a trained professional’s help, you can certainly explore your options and find the right system for your home with a little bit of patience and time. The good news is, temperatures are cooling down! So you actually have quite a while before you need your new air conditioner.

Read on as we uncover factors to consider when installing a new air conditioner.

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What Causes an AC to Short Cycle and Why It’s a Problem

Monday, August 16th, 2021

woman-covering-her-earsUnfortunately, air conditioners suffer from wear and tear, just like any other appliance or piece of equipment. Not all problems have to be catastrophes though! If you keep up on maintenance each year, and schedule repairs as needed, you can keep your AC system in great shape for as long as possible (typically 10-15 years). One of these repair needs we speak of is short-cycling. Short-cycling is not only a symptom of a problem but it’s also the cause of a problem. Fortunately, you may only need a few simple adjustments from a trained professional, or the problem could be a little more complicated. But you won’t know until you give us a call to check it out!

Ignoring short-cycling means you could find yourself facing a premature air conditioner replacement. In the meantime, you could waste a lot of energy and money. Read on to learn more about this particular AC problem!

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4 AC Sounds You Should Never Ignore

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenModern air conditioners are designed to make little noise, if at all. This ensures that you get less of a headache and more peace and quiet in your home. However, if your AC starts making all kinds of weird sounds, then it may be time to get professional AC repair in Salt Lake City.

Let us look at some of the common sounds that air conditioners make and what problems they signify.

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Why Is Your Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

Monday, July 5th, 2021

white-question-mark-on-blue-circleAs the temperature begins getting higher and higher in Salt Lake City, keeping your air conditioner on becomes more important to ensure that your home is cool and comfortable. 

As long as the air conditioner is working fine, people tend to ignore the maintenance needs for the unit. Not scheduling regular maintenance can start causing your AC to malfunction.

One possible air conditioner problem people face is that their unit starts leaking water inside the house. Is your air conditioner leaking water? Are you wondering why that’s happening?

We will discuss some of the reasons your air conditioner might be leaking water and help you understand why it’s important to call professionals for Salt Lake City AC repair immediately.

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It’s Not Too Late: Schedule This Important AC Service

Monday, June 21st, 2021

two-techs-working-on-outside-ac-unitWith summer officially upon us and temperatures trending upward, you may have come to the realization that it’s time to schedule maintenance for your air conditioner. Or maybe you think it’s too late and that you “may as well skip it this year since you waited too long.” Unfortunately, this could have the exact opposite effect you want it to, leading to operational and efficiency problems for your air conditioner.

Unless your cooling system has broken down beyond repair, it’s never too late for a tune-up. In fact, AC maintenance is a prime example of “it’s better late than never,” and there are many benefits to maintenance (in addition to enrolling in our maintenance program!) Read on to learn more. 

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Beware These Signs That Your Air Conditioner Is Struggling

Monday, June 7th, 2021

two-technicians-working-on-outdoor-ac-unitIt is relatively common for electronics and appliances to malfunction at times, especially if they have many moving parts. Even with timely maintenance, your AC might not be performing to its peak capacity, simply due to age and natural wear and tear. 

How would you know that your AC is struggling though? Air conditioning is a blessing, but when it doesn’t work properly, it can cause great annoyance. Let’s help you figure out whether your AC is underperforming!

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Hissing?

Monday, May 24th, 2021

refrigerant-lineAre you hearing something that resembles air being let out of a tire, or maybe the last sip of soda being sucked out of a straw—but these sounds are coming from your air conditioning system? The most likely culprit for this noise is a refrigerant leak.

Refrigerant is a fluid that is supplied for the air conditioner upon manufacturing. Ideally, your air conditioner will have enough refrigerant from day one to last its entire lifecycle. Dishonest “professionals” may tell you that refrigerant needs to be recharged (refilled) on a routine basis, but this isn’t the case. The only reasons your refrigerant should ever need to be recharged is in the case that it wasn’t properly charged to begin with, or there is a leak.

The longer you wait to repair this leak, the bigger risk there is of serious AC damage happening, probably to the compressor component, which is essentially the heart of the air conditioner. But how do you know if you even have a refrigerant leak if you don’t hear that hissing? Read on!

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