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

Can Improving AC Efficiency Prevent Repair Needs?

Monday, September 16th, 2019

white-question-mark-on-blue-circlePerhaps not directly, but by helping your air conditioner work more efficiently, you definitely lower the risks of needing emergency repairs. Bear with us and we’ll elaborate.

Let’s face it, if you’ve lived in the Salt Lake City area for even just one summer, you know how much of a workout air conditioners get. Fortunately, today’s air conditioners are very durable and designed to handle that heat—so long as they are cared for properly.

Caring for your air conditioner includes doing all that you can to make sure it’s able to perform as efficiently as possible. And lucky for you, there are a number of methods out there to not only boost system efficiency and lower your cooling costs, but also prevent repair needs, as well. Read on to learn more!

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“What’s That Funny Noise My AC Is Making?”

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

outdoor-ac-unitWhile it may seem like summer only just began, soon enough the official start of fall will be here and we’ll stop using our air conditioners on a daily basis as we have been. With how much work your air conditioner went through this summer we hope you scheduled Salt Lake City HVAC maintenance before the season began. After all, our air conditioners go through a lot, accumulating wear and tear faster than AC systems in cooler regions.

During your air conditioner maintenance appointment, our pros will fully inspect, clean, and adjust your cooling system to make sure it’s performing as efficiently as possible. However, regardless of whether a system has received this service or not, if it’s making a sound you don’t recognize, it’s probably time to call in a pro. What noises, exactly, should you be aware of? Read on!

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“How Do I Choose the Right AC Repair Technician?”

Monday, August 19th, 2019

ac-technician-with-tools-in-pocketsIf you’re like most homeowners, you aren’t just going to let anyone into your home. You don’t know the background of a stranger, nor even what their intentions are. So, why would you hire an AC repair technician without looking into their company, their credentials, and their credibility?

Read on to learn what kind of qualities you should look for when choosing an AC repair technician. Whether it’s a small repair need or your system has completely broken down, you want a contractor you can trust to give you the information you need to make an educated decision about what to do next.

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Prevent a Midsummer AC Breakdown with This One Tip

Monday, August 5th, 2019

gauge-with-too-cold-just-right-too-hot-ratingsDon’t turn your thermostat down!

Yes, that’s right—our one tip to prevent a midsummer AC breakdown is to not turn your thermostat down.

“But wait,” you might be wondering, “what do you mean? Isn’t that the whole point of a cooling system, to cool my home?”

Please bear with us and allow us to explain, below…

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Is It Too Late for AC Maintenance?

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerTemperatures are steadily increasing as summer progresses, and you just realized that you forgot to schedule your preventive AC maintenance in Salt Lake City, UT. Maybe you can skip it though, just this once? It’s probably too late to have it done now anyway, right?

Well, no.

Unless your system totally broke down and you need to replace it altogether, it’s actually never too late to have your air conditioner tuned-up. This is truly a scenario of “it’s better late than never.” Besides, there are a number of benefits to joining our maintenance plan, which we’ll get to below.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Hissing At You?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

woman-covering-her-ears-from-hearingFirst off—no, there is probably not an angry cat, or a snake, somewhere in your air conditioner. The latter could technically happen, but it’s extremely rare—and if it does happen it’s likely to be a small, harmless critter.

Anyway now that’s out of the way—what is causing that hissing noise coming from the direction of your air conditioner? Also described as a bubbling sound by some homeowners, it seems to resemble the sound a tire makes when air is escaping it.

This, dear homeowner, is likely refrigerant escaping your air conditioner. But what does that mean?

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Why You Should Only Trust a Pro for Your HVAC Work

Monday, May 27th, 2019

hvac-professional-greeting-homeownerIt’s easy for an HVAC company to tout their best qualities, but the problem is, not all of them deliver.

When you are looking for a company to install an air conditioner, fix a broken down HVAC system, or even give you advice on how to improve your indoor air quality, you want to work with a team you can trust. But do you know what to look for to ensure this is the case?

We’ve offered some pointers below, as well as why these factors matter and why you should only trust a pro for your HVAC work.

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Tips for Boosting Cooling Efficiency in Your Home

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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If you could ask us any question, what would it be?

A common one we get from homeowners is, “how do I lower the monthly costs of running my air conditioner?”

Considering how muggy and warm it can get here in the summer, and how much you pay for heating the majority of the year, we understand the concern! The short answer is, “boost your efficiency.” But, you might be wondering how. Read on for a few of our best cooling efficiency boosters!

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Heed These Signs of AC Service Needs

Monday, April 29th, 2019

air-conditioner-outside-unit-with-tool-bag-on-topSpring is officially here! You may already have turned on your AC system for the season, and soon enough you’ll be using it on a daily basis. The last thing you need when you turn yours on is a broken down system or sudden repair need. Of course, the best way to prevent this is with professional air conditioning maintenance, which gives our technicians the opportunity to thoroughly clean, inspect, and adjust any components that need it.

Even with maintenance, however, repair needs may still crop up, however minor they may be. And the good news is that most air conditioning service needs give out signs and symptoms long before they become a huge problem, if you know what to look and listen for. Keep reading to learn some of the common signs that you do, in fact, need air conditioner repair.

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Is It Too Early for AC Maintenance?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

ac-system-with-toolsWinter is officially over! Well, okay, we still might be in for a couple of cold spells and the weather can always take a turn and surprise us later in the spring. But, the fact is that soon enough you will need your air conditioner on a regular basis each day.

Many homeowners are hesitant to schedule maintenance services for their air conditioners. We get it, it might seem unnecessary if there’s nothing visibly wrong with your system and it’s not showing signs of trouble. But trust us, your tune-ups are essential to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of your air conditioner.

So if you’re ready to start thinking about warmer days, then it’s time to contact a pro from our team. But, how does this service benefit you?

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