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

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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Beware These Late-Season Air Conditioning Troubles

Monday, September 5th, 2016

While many parts of the country seem to be cooling down enough to start thinking about heating system maintenance—which is not exactly that far off for us either—residents in the communities we serve are still contending with some pretty hot temperatures. As such, we need our air conditioners to continue functioning efficiently and effectively through the rest of the season.

If an air conditioner is going to break down, and it hasn’t been properly maintained within the last year, then it’s most likely to happen right about now, after it’s handled a huge amount of work through the beginning of summer. As such, we recommend that you keep a close eye on your air conditioning system and be aware of any problems that crop up. Be sure not to neglect any symptoms of malfunction just because it’s almost the end of summer—delaying small repairs can result in larger, costlier problems.

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Why Is Water Leaking from My AC?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Nobody wants to face a leaking air conditioner. Not only is this typically indicative of a huge problem with your cooling system, but you could experience water damage on your property. Naturally, if this occurs it’s safe to assume it’s an emergency situation and you should call a professional right away.

However, understanding why there is water leaking from your air conditioner may help you prevent it from occurring in the first place. Why does water leak from air conditioners? How can you prevent it from happening again? We’ve tackled these questions below.

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When to Call for Air Conditioning Repairs

Monday, April 20th, 2015

It is not uncommon for homeowners to fire up their air conditioning systems during the early days of the cooling season, only to find that their air conditioner is not performing at the level they recall. It is best to have any problems with your air conditioning system evaluated, diagnosed, and resolved before the real heat of summer is well under way. Putting off repair needs can lead to further complications down the line, and you’ll find that the further you get into the summer months, the busier technicians are. Familiarize yourself with the following information, and schedule air conditioning repairs in Salt Lake City, UT at the first sign of trouble from your AC. Contact Design Comfort today if you need to have your cooling system repaired. 

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Salt Lake City AC Tip: Why is My Air Handler Squealing?

Monday, October 1st, 2012

In Salt Lake City, unusual noises coming from your expensive HVAC system is never a good thing. It’s true that an unusual noise does often mean that something needs to be fixed; however, a noise emanating from your HVAC system does not necessarily mean a major repair. You should always have a technician check it out if you suspect a problem with your system, but not all problems are going to be an expensive to fix.

One common noise that homeowners notice and complain about is a squealing noise originating in the air handler. Usually, this noise is coming from the fan belt that connects the blower fan and the motor. Over time, the belt can stretch out and become worn or misaligned, which makes it slip and generate that aggravating squealing noise.

So, while the squealing can be annoying and unpleasant, a slipping belt is by no means major. A belt is an inexpensive part and a technician can install it in just a matter of minutes.

As long as the noise is a squealing and not a grinding, this simple fix will often take care of the problem. If you hear a grinding noise, however, immediately shut the unit down and call a Salt Lake City air conditioning technician. This may mean that your motor bearings are worn out and need to be replaced ASAP before further damage is inflicted on the motor itself.

Contact Design Comfort for any help with your HVAC system today. Over the years, Design Comfort has been building a loyal clientele through uncompromising service and integrity.

 

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