Design Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning maintenance’

It’s Never Too Late for This Important Air Conditioning Service

Monday, August 21st, 2017

technician's hand on top of outdoor ac unit, with tools on top for testingAlthough we’re seeing some cooler temperatures at night, we aren’t quite out of the woods as far as summer is concerned! That being said, if you didn’t have Taylorsville, UT AC maintenance done before summer came, the time to schedule it is now. While it’s ideal to schedule this service before long periods of AC use, it’s never too late for such a service—until your AC system breaks down, that is!

This is the time of year that we’re using our AC systems for 24 hours straight, and as such you don’t want any damage to incur due to neglect—but this is the time of year that damage is most likely to occur for that reason. The last thing you want to do is find yourself stuck without any cooling during one of the hottest days of the year, which may not be behind it quite yet, and can be uncomfortable and unhealthy.

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AC Maintenance: It’s Time!

Monday, April 17th, 2017

ac-maintenance-timeTemperatures may still be on the cooler side for now, but soon enough summer will be here and you’ll want a fully functional and efficient cooling system on your side. Don’t let our cool spring weather trick you into thinking you can wait on important air conditioning services, such as your Holladay, UT air conditioning maintenance.

The heat of summer is a welcome change of pace for many homeowners after a cold and rather rainy winter! But you cannot enjoy summer to the full extent if you don’t adequately prepare your cooling system for the job ahead.

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Keep Your Air Conditioner Functioning Through the End of Summer

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The end of summer is near! Soon instead of using your air conditioner every day, you’ll be enjoying cool fall days and awaiting the time you can start to turn on your heater. But wait, we still have a few hot days to contend with, right? As such, you’ll want to make sure that your air conditioner makes it to the end of the season.

Hopefully, you’ve had regular maintenance done within the last year to prevent any detrimental problems. However, if you haven’t and if your AC system is over a decade old, then the strain that’s been put on your system all summer long could cause a breakdown. In order to best prevent this, follow the tips we’ve shared below.

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The Virtues of Preventive AC Maintenance

Monday, August 1st, 2016

One of the most common misconceptions about air conditioning maintenance is that it should only be done during a certain part of the year. While most of the time it is much more convenient for homeowners to have this service done before the cooling season begins, it’s certainly never too late to schedule an appointment.

If anything, you may be able to prevent problems from occurring next year by scheduling a tune-up today, but why should you? Keep reading to learn about a few of the many virtues of preventive AC maintenance.

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The Virtues of Preventative Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, August 10th, 2015

After investing in a new central air conditioning system, you need to take certain steps in order to ensure that it remains in the best working condition possible. By far the best way in which to do so is to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Salt Lake City, UT. While you can help to keep your system up and running properly by changing your air filters regularly and keeping the outdoor unit clear of debris, there is no alternative to the maintenance services that a trained professional can offer. To guarantee that your AC maintenance is completed with the utmost care by a consummate professional, you need only schedule service with the pros on the Design Comfort team.

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Why Have Your AC Serviced at the End of Summer?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

You probably already know just how important it is that your air conditioner is properly and routinely maintained. Professional air conditioning maintenance in West Jordan, UT is, after all, the single best way in which to keep your system up and running at peak performance levels. Generally, many homeowners will choose to have their system serviced prior to the onset of the summer season. Should you miss the chance, though, or if you simply choose not  to have your system serviced in the spring, you should know that the end of the summer season is also a perfectly acceptable time for scheduling this vital service. Contact Design Comfort in order to do so.

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3 Great Reasons to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Folks around here are certainly looking forward to the hot, sunny summer weather. It is a lot easier to greet the summer season with open arms when you know that your air conditioning system will be there for you when you need it most. If you fail to schedule routine air conditioning maintenance with a qualified professional, though, there is simply no way in which you can have well-deserved confidence in your system being able to cool your home properly. We’ve put together a few big reasons as to why you should schedule routine air conditioning maintenance before the onset of the summer season below. Let us know if you have any questions. Schedule your air conditioning maintenance in Salt Lake City, UT with Design Comfort to cool your home reliably this summer.

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Why Late Season Air Conditioning Maintenance is Important

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Summer temperatures climb in Utah, and a good air conditioning system can be your best friend when the mercury levels go up. In Salt Lake City, air conditioning maintenance can extend the life of your AC unit, as well as helping you through the sultry summer months until our cooler falls and winters can provide some relief. Indeed, the end of the summer can prove just as vital as the beginning when it comes to keeping your system functioning smoothly. Here are some reasons why late season air conditioning maintenance is important.

For starters, late summer is the best time to detect and plan for any larger repairs you may need to conduct. A routine maintenance plan can identify potential problem spots, which lets you schedule a repair service in the cool months of the fall, when you can more readily do without the air conditioner for the time it takes to perform the repairs. In addition, maintenance scheduled at the end of the summer allows you to pick up on any issues that have developed in the past few months, which may not have been present when the summer began.

Along those lines, issues left unaddressed at the end of the summer may deteriorate during the cool months of winter when you won’t be using your air conditioning unit. Dust, dirt and the snows of winter can exacerbate existing issues, turning little problems into big ones and leaving you with a nasty surprise when you try to turn on your air conditioning again late next spring. A routine service call will nip that potential in the bud, letting you rest easy in the winter knowing that your AC unit is ready to go when the temperatures start to rise again.

Homeowners who understand why late season air conditioning maintenance is important will contact a reliable service to do the job right. In Salt Lake City, air conditioning maintenance providers should understand out unique climate conditions, while offering professional expertise to handle even the most mundane problems.  At Design Comfort, we’re dedicated to your complete satisfaction, and offer both air conditioning maintenance plans and full-bore repair services in Salt Lake City. Call us today to make an appointment.

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Why Air Conditioning Maintenance is Right for Your Home

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

There are a lot of expenses that come with homeownership. Anyone that has ever dealt with a leaky roof or burst pipes knows how unpleasant such issues can be. Anything that you can do to save money in your home helps, and air conditioning maintenance is right at the top of that list. Do not let poor air conditioning maintenance practices put the condition of your system or, for that matter, your budget at risk. Contact Design Comfort today to schedule service. Our professional Salt Lake City air conditioning technicians have the training and experience necessary to ensure that you cooling system is in the best working condition possible.

There is no avoiding the general wear and tear that air conditioning systems incur during regular operation over the course of the cooling season. Just because you cannot avoid its development, though, does not mean that this wear and tear must have a serious impact on the condition of your air conditioning system. That is why routine air conditioning maintenance in Salt Lake City is so important. It helps to keep your air conditioning system in great working condition by allowing your professional ac maintenance technician the opportunity to tune-up your entire system thoroughly. It is also a great way to catch problems with your air conditioner early on so that they can be resolved as soon as possible.

The longer that these problems with your air conditioning system are left alone, the more serious they are likely to become. Most serious problems do not suddenly develop overnight. They start off small and, as your AC is forced to operate in a compromised condition, they worsen. The extra strain that they put on your air conditioning system and its other components can allow the problem to spread, and before you know it you have serious issues on your hands.

Do not let your air conditioning system fall into disrepair.

Call the Salt Lake City air conditioning professionals at Design Comfort today for professional routine air conditioning maintenance services. You can get the great performance you want from your air conditioning system while keeping costly service and repair needs at bay.

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Salt Lake City Air Conditioning Tip: Your HVAC System’s Condensate Drain Line

Monday, June 18th, 2012

There are a lot of components involved in a properly working HVAC system. One component that many people overlook is the drain line for their Salt Lake City air conditioning system. Your air conditioning system has condenser coils that sweat the water drawn from the air in your home as it is cooled by your AC unit. These coils produce a significant volume of water, especially when it humidity is high, so a condensate drain pan is installed to capture the moisture and keep it from damaging your home.

A drain line from the drain pain out of your home is required to transfer all that extra water, but it can easily become clogged by debris in the area or simply from heavy condensation. If this happens, the drain line might need to be cleared or even replaced.

Inspecting your Condensate Drain Line

Full inspection of your drain line involves checking quite a few components, but, in short, you want to look for evidence that your condensate drain is overflowing or that the liquid in your drain pan is backing up into the air handler.

You may also notice that there is no liquid coming out of the condenser – a sign that there may be a major problem in the system that needs immediate inspection. If this happens, make sure you check for blockages and if nothing is present, call a contractor.

Cleaning Your Drain Line

Each year, it is recommended that you clean your drain line to make sure it is clear and ready for the summer’s heavy cooling and high humidity. The simplest way to do this is to disconnect the drain line and attach a hose to blow the line clear. This can get a little messy, so make sure you dress for the occasion. Another option if you have a wet/dry vac is to attach the hose to the end of the drain line and suck free any moisture still in there. Most wet/dry systems have attachments for drain line clearing or you can order one.

If your drain line is not clearing properly or you think there may be structural damage suffered during the winter, call a Salt Lake City air conditioning professional for a more thorough inspection. If you have regular maintenance done on your AC system each spring, this should be part of the process so make sure you write down any questions you have for when Design Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning visits your home.

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