Design Comfort Blog: Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

What Kind of Shape Is Your Heater in?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

technician checking the inside of a furnaceWe’ve officially entered the coldest time of the year here in Salt Lake City, with chillier temperatures still to come. That being said, you’ve likely already been using your heating system on at least a nightly basis, if not already 24/7. Hopefully, you’ve already scheduled or had heating maintenance completed. But of course, even with careful attention, a heater can still experience problems, particularly if it is aging.

But how do you know if your heater is functioning to the best of its ability, or if it needs Salt Lake City, UT HVAC repair services? We’ve shared a few indicators of a heater in need below. If you suspect or experience any of the following issues, be sure to give our staff a call right away!

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Water Heaters: Tank Versus Tankless Systems

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

A popular appliance seen in many homes today is the tankless water heater. A fairly new development, tankless water heaters offer many benefits to homeowners looking for a more efficient way to heat their home’s water. However, they aren’t right for all homes. In fact, it may make more sense for you to stick with a traditional water heater, depending on your circumstances.

The biggest difference between a conventional water heater and a tankless system is that a tank heater pre-heats a limited amount of water in the tank. A tankless water heater on the other hand, heats up water as it’s needed—whenever you turn on a faucet in your home. Below, we’ve outlined some other factors that differentiate the two systems.

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Signs Your Family Needs a Humidifier

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

In our blog post last week, we discussed how you can combat too much humidity in the home. However, as stated last week, humidity is not usually a large problem in our area. In fact, dry air is more of an issue, causing problems for not only your health, but for your home as well.

As we near the end of winter, it’s a good time to take stock of your indoor air quality and consider if there’s more you can do to improve the air your family is breathing before we fall victim to dryness again. We’ve shared some signs below that indicate it may be time for your family to invest in a humidifier.

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Why Should I Choose a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Modern homeowners have their choice of the litter when it comes to appliances, including their water heaters. There is a greater variety than ever before when it comes to the appliances that one may use in his or her home. In fact, there is so much variety that narrowing down one’s choices can sometimes feel like a project in and of itself. Of course, you don’t want to wind up with a water heater that doesn’t suit your needs well, so you should take the time to figure out which is best for your particular situation and user preferences. You may find that a tankless water heater in Holladay, UT is ideal. Contact Design Comfort to learn more.

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Why Choose a Trane Air Conditioner?

Monday, July 13th, 2015

When you find yourself in the market for a new air conditioning system in Cottonwood Heights, it is important that you take the time to do some research before choosing which system you’ll invest in. There are many great makes and models out there, and finding the right one for your needs, budget and user preferences can be tricky. When you work with the pros on our staff, though, you can rest assured in knowing that you’ll have the assistance necessary to choose wisely. One option to consider is an air conditioner from the Trane product line. Read the information below, and give Design Comfort a call if you think that Trane is a good fit for you.

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Lupercalia: The Origin of St. Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Many people may think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday essentially created by card and gift companies, but the truth is that the holiday has long-standing roots going back to the Roman Empire. The name “Lupercalia” has its origins in the word “lupus”, which means wolf, and the reason for this is that according to Roman pagan religion, the she-wolf Lupa nursed the two orphaned infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.

The Festival

The Festival of Lupercalia spanned two days each February, from February 13th to 15th. The festival was about fertility and was led by Luperci priests, known as “brothers of the wolf”. The festival was serious with intention (fertility) but was executed as quite a romp for both the priests and citizens of Rome. The process was this: two male goats and a dog were sacrificed at the beginning of the festival by the priests; two young Luperci were then anointed with the blood from the animals, and the hides of the animals were cut into straps. As food and drink flowed, the male priests would run around the city wearing nothing but thongs made from the animal skins, and they also carried a strap from one of the sacrificed animals. The strap was used to strike the palms of Roman women waiting for the priests in the city, as it was believed that being hit with the strap could help with infertility issues and a safe, healthy labor for women who were pregnant.

The Transition to St. Valentine’s Day

The Christian influence of the holiday came around the 5th century. The Roman Empire was still strong, but Christianity was rapidly taking hold throughout the world. It is believed that to try and remove the paganism from the holiday, the deaths of two men, supposedly both named Valentine, were added into the mix. During the 3rd and 4th centuries, a law created by Claudius II forbade young men eligible for military service to marry, because Rome wanted a strong army. The two men named Valentine were priests, and married young couples in secret. Both were found out and executed on February 14th, although in separate years. The Church made Valentine a saint (they chose one), and Lupercalia became St. Valentine’s Day.

Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Design Comfort Wants You to Join our Winning Team!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Design Comfort is looking for honest, hardworking individuals to join our team! Design Comfort is well established HVAC company with an excellent reputation for performance and as a place to work.

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Ideal candidates will possess good driving records, excellent communication skills. Candidates should also be self motivated, mechanically inclined, eager to learn and well-groomed. If this describes you and you love to help others, then call Design Comfort to join our team. We have competitive pay and benefits. The work is to perform light duty residential maintenance on air conditioning systems, recognize customers’ needs and discuss solutions Design Comfort can provide to address those needs. All applicants should be able demonstrate competence with all forms of digital modern communication. New hires must provide verification of the right to work in the United States. The company performs background checks on all new hires.

Design Comfort is a company with more than 20 years of history. When you need truly outstanding heating, air conditioning and plumbing services in Salt Lake City, UT, you need to call Design Comfort. Our skilled and highly trained technicians have the expertise and experience required to ensure that your home is as comfortable and convenience as possible. The company cares about its co-workers, and insists that they care about their customers.

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We look forward to hearing from you.

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Happy New Year’s Eve!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Everyone at Design Comfort wants to wish you a very happy New Year! We hope you have a fun (and safe!) time saying goodbye to 2012 and welcoming in the New Year!

If you are a person who makes resolutions, why not try to make your home more environmentally-friendly next year? Upgrading your heating and air conditioning system can reduce the amount of energy you need to keep your home comfortable. You can also save energy by adding insulation and sealing any air leaks. A greener home is not only better for the environment, but it also saves you money by reducing your utility bills. Contact Design Comfort to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your HVAC system.

Have a Happy New Year!

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Happy Holidays from your Salt Lake City Heating Specialists!

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Everyone at Design Comfort wishes you a very happy holiday! We would like to take a moment to thank all our wonderful customers who make it possible for our business to thrive. We look forward to working with you in the New Year. Have a wonderful celebration, and enjoy this time with friends and family!

As a quick reminder, if you haven’t yet scheduled your heating maintenance yet, you could be losing money this winter. Annual maintenance will not only cut down on repair costs, but it also ensures that your home’s heating system is running as efficiently as possible, which lowers utility bills. A comfortable, efficient home is a gift that everyone can appreciate.

Happy Holidays from Design Comfort!

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Why Take the “Whole-Home” Approach to Home Efficiency

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

If you are thinking of installing a high-efficiency heating or cooling system in your Salt Lake City home, there are many things to consider before doing this. At Design Comfort, we can help you by looking at other potential home improvements that could be made before you upgrade. And there are many reasons to do this.

First, take a look at some of these improvements:

  • Adding Insulation
  • Sealing Air Ducts
  • Air Balancing
  • Adding a Better Ventilation System

Making these improvements along with upgrading your home comfort system is considered the “whole home approach,” because you are taking into account all the areas in the home that could be more efficient. When you do this, you get more out of your investment because the new system will not only operate at efficient levels, but you’re also not losing energy in places that could be less expensive to upgrade.

For instance, if a homeowner adds solar panels but is losing air through improper sealing, or if there’s no moisture control in the house due to poor ventilation, then the heating and air conditioning system that works off of those panels may have to work extra hard. Then the homeowner isn’t getting full value out of those solar panels since the HVAC system is using more energy due to other issues in the home.

This is why most contractors recommend that you upgrade other areas before making expensive investments. It will also help ensure that the system will last longer and that your new heating or cooling system works in tandem with the other elements of the home.

Call Design Comfort if you would like to know more about home energy efficiency services in Salt Lake City. We would be more than happy to speak with you about our services and how we can help you save energy and money.

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