Design Comfort Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

5 Silent Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair

Monday, April 8th, 2024


As your trusted HVAC experts, we understand the importance of a properly functioning furnace for maintaining comfort and safety in your home. While some furnace issues may be obvious, there are also subtle, silent signs that often go unnoticed but indicate a need for repair. In this blog post, we’ll explore five silent signs that your furnace may need professional attention.

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How to Prepare for Heating Installation Day

Monday, March 25th, 2024


Preparing for heating installation day is crucial to ensure a smooth and successful process. Whether you’re upgrading your existing system or installing a new one, proper preparation can help avoid delays, unexpected complications, and ensure the safety of your home and family. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the essential steps to prepare for heating installation day, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

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3 Reasons Why Your Boiler Is Running Up the Energy Bill

Monday, January 1st, 2024

When you see a sudden spike in your energy bills over the winter season, your boiler may be to blame. As one of the larger household appliances, a boiler can consume a lot of energy. Usually, energy use is low enough that your boiler is working efficiently to heat your home. Sudden spikes and energy usage are red flags that something is wrong with your boiler – especially if you have not adjusted any of the settings. 

It means that you need to schedule boiler service in Salt Lake City. You can keep reading to learn about three possible causes of high energy bills when it comes to your boiler. Then, you can give our team a call to schedule service and we can troubleshoot to get down to the root cause of the issue and prevent it from happening again.

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Is an Electric Furnace Still a Good Choice?

Monday, December 18th, 2023

If it’s time to install a new furnace in your home, you may be deciding between a gas and electric furnace. While both models are excellent in their own unique ways, electric furnaces have a few benefits that you don’t get with a gas furnace.

When you need furnace installation in Salt Lake City, you don’t have to complete your project alone. Our team is here to help decide which furnace is right for your home and family, get you through installation, and even help maintain the unit over the course of its lifespan. You can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of an electric furnace so you can decide if it’s the right choice for you.

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Leaks, Kettling, and Water Hammer Problems

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Some heater problems are worse than others and we are highlighting three that you should watch out for if you have a boiler. Things like leaks, kettling, and water hammer problems can really put a damper on your holiday spirit. 

But if you notice any of the signs listed below, you can give our team a call to schedule boiler repair in Salt Lake City and stay ahead of heater problems. Keep reading to learn more about some common boiler problems and why you need to address them immediately if you notice the warning signs.

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Our Winter Heating Checklist

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Heating season is back. You’ve likely already turned your heater on and have been keeping nice and warm as temperatures drop. But the weather ahead of us is only going to get colder and colder. It’s a good idea to stay ahead of heating repair in Salt Lake City.

That’s where our team comes in. We’re here to help you with professional service for your heater. We also want to offer you homeowner maintenance tips that can make a difference for your heater now and in the many years to come. You can keep reading to learn more about our checklist for taking care of your heater this fall and winter season.

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Don’t Put Off These HVAC Repairs

Monday, April 24th, 2023


There are certain seasons when it’s easier to ignore issues with your HVAC system. For example, in the spring and fall, you’re not using your system as much if at all. This makes it easy to fail to notice if something is wrong. 

After a month or two without use, switching your system on could potentially reveal that something is amiss. There are some problems that should definitely be addressed sooner rather than later. Let’s examine the signs your HVAC system will give which means it’s time for air conditioner or heater repair in Salt Lake City, UT.

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Eco-Friendly Options For New Heating Installations

Monday, April 10th, 2023


When it’s time for heating installation in Salt Lake City, UT, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. If it’s been a while since you bought a heater, you might be perplexed by all the options now available. It’s no longer a question of which type of furnace to buy, but which type of heating system to buy.

If a heating system that’s energy efficient is high on your priority list, it makes the decision more challenging if you haven’t done your research. Today’s modern heating systems are designed for efficiency but there’s still a lot of variation from system to system. 

Let’s go over the options for eco-friendly heating installations so you can be an informed consumer. After all, a heating system’s energy efficiency is a great way to save money on utility bills over the lifespan of the heating system.

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How High-Efficiency Heating Systems Save Money

Monday, March 13th, 2023

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When it comes to heating installation in Salt Lake City, UT, it’s understandable that people want to spend as little money as possible. Furnaces are expensive pieces of equipment and no one looks forward to the time when their heater finally conks out and purchasing a replacement is inevitable.

However, no one wants to buy a new heater only to have issues with it soon after. Not that a brand-new system is going to break down or need repairs. We’re talking about performance here. Lower-priced heating systems are not very energy efficient which means they don’t save much on energy bills. You might not be entirely happy with your home comfort level either.

Homeowners who have a bit more to spend when it comes to upgrading their furnaces often wonder just how much more should they spend. Let’s review high-efficiency heating systems to see if one is right for you.

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Furnace Red Flags to Watch Out For

Monday, January 16th, 2023

One of the questions we hear a lot from our customers is: How do I know it’s time for a new furnace? Unfortunately, there’s no easy, textbook answer and it varies from homeowner to homeowner. That’s because there are a lot of factors that need to be taken into consideration. 

However, there are some major signs that you probably need either furnace replacement or furnace repair in Salt Lake City. One of these is the age of your furnace. Furnaces have lifespans of 10-15 years so if your furnace falls within this range, it’s considered an “aging” furnace. Because aging furnaces tend to have a lot of problems near the end of their service lives, keep reading to learn the furnace red flags to watch out for.

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