Design Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Repair’

Do Heat Pumps and Mini Splits Need More Repairs than Central AC?

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

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When choosing a new HVAC system, reliability is paramount. Before making such a huge investment in HVAC equipment, homeowners want assurance that their heating and cooling systems will function efficiently, year-round, without frequent breakdowns or costly repairs. 

Today, we delve into a common query: Do heat pumps or central AC systems generally require more AC repair in Salt Lake City? Although it depends on numerous factors such as how well the system is maintained, as an HVAC company committed to transparency and customer satisfaction, we will strive to provide clarity on this topic so you can make an informed decision.

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What Are the Most Common Air Conditioning Repair Needs?

Monday, July 18th, 2022

two-techs-working-on-air-conditionerSummer is upon us, and it’s time to put your air conditioner to the test.

Of course, you don’t have to test it at all if you’ve just had it professionally tuned-up. Professional maintenance tune-ups are needed once a year (or twice, in the case of a year-round heat pump system) to keep your air conditioner working as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible.

Maintenance also helps reduce up to 85% of the repair needs that your air conditioner might ever need in its lifetime. Still though, it is possible for repair needs to crop up between tune-ups. For this reason, it’s important that you know the signs that your cooling system needs repair, so you can give us a call right away.

Read on to learn what some of the most common AC repair needs are, and what indicators to watch out for.

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Is It Too Early For Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, March 1st, 2021

two-technicians-working-on-outdoor-ac-unitThe short answer to this is, “no.” But don’t worry, we will elaborate more. HVAC pros, including ourselves, recommend that you have air conditioning maintenance done once a year. This can be an easy suggestion to dismiss. After all, who wants to schedule service for a system you’re not even using yet?

Well, scheduling maintenance early ensures that your system is ready for when temperatures turn and you need that equipment every day. Your air conditioner may get by “just fine” without maintenance this early, but is “just fine” really good enough? Without timely maintenance, your air conditioner could be operating inefficiently, or it could even have a repair need that could turn into an emergency breakdown if you don’t address it soon. We can help, if you do have an air conditioning emergency. But we’d ultimately like to help you avoid this scenario. Read to learn how maintenance can help.

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AC Problems: 3 Causes of Short Cycling

Monday, August 31st, 2020

woman-with-fanWould we love you to install an AC in your home that would never give you trouble of any kind? Of course. Are we able to do so? No. And that’s why we won’t promise you that. We’re just too honest to make such claims. A bit of advice? If you find another contractor that will make such claims—find yourself another contractor! AC repairs in Salt Lake City, UT, are par for the course.

While routine maintenance will keep the majority of repairs at bay, you still need to act fast if you notice any problems with your AC. Don’t wait for a total breakdown before scheduling service. Short cycling, for instance, won’t render your system inoperable. It may not even be a sign of serious issues. It could be, though, and with summers as hot as ours, safe is always better than sorry.

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AC Sounds You Shouldn’t Neglect

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

woman-covering-her-earsWe may not have as sweltering summers as they do in other parts of the country, but that doesn’t mean our air conditioning systems don’t get quite the workout! In fact, they go through a lot of strain throughout the years, accumulating natural wear and tear that can shorten their lifespan and lead to efficiency problems.

Of course, you can prevent most of these problems by staying on top of your maintenance needs. If you have a standard air conditioner, this means scheduling routine tune-ups once a year. If you have a 2-in-1 heat pump system, it means scheduling a tune-up every 6 months.

Regardless of how good you are at staying on top of maintenance, however, it’s also important that you be aware of the signs that something is wrong with your cooling system. One of these signs is strange and unfamiliar noises. But what noises are we talking about, exactly? Read on!

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End-of-Season AC Care Tips

Monday, September 30th, 2019

top-view-of-an-outdoor-ac-uitCan you tell when you’re in need of air conditioning repairs? The symptoms aren’t always clear, so we don’t blame you if you can’t.

Air conditioning repair is one of those services that you don’t want to wait on—delaying repairs can leave you without a functioning cooling system when you need it the most. That said, we understand if you don’t want to call in a professional unless you know your air conditioner is malfunctioning. So, we’ve provided some insight below on how to look for suspicious AC scenarios.

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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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Are You in Need of Air Conditioning Repairs?

Monday, May 28th, 2018

An air conditioning technician welds a connection prior to installing AC unit.As the weather warms and we start to use our air conditioners, the time to schedule maintenance (if you haven’t already done so) is now. This is the only way to ensure that you’ll be going into summer with a fully functional and efficiently operating air conditioner. Additionally, it will give you the chance to take care of any need for AC repair in Salt Lake City that might come up during your tune-up. Regardless of whether you’ve had maintenance done or not, though, it’s a good idea to be aware of any signs of trouble.

But how do you know what to look for? Well, we’ve put together a brief description below of some common warning signs that can indicate something is amiss with your air conditioner. If you notice any of these signs, be sure to call our team right away. After all, the sooner you tackle problems, the better!

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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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3 Signs of Leaking Refrigerant in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Air conditioners rely on refrigerant to do their job: mixtures of chemicals that circulate through your system and make it possible to cool the air. Every air conditioner relies upon a specific type of refrigerant in specifics amounts. When that amount drops due to a leak or breach in your system, it can cause a number of serious problems. Your air conditioner will struggle to do its job, creating more strain on the system while raising both your monthly bills and the possibility of repairs. Here in Salt Lake City, UT, summer is just around the corner, and the sooner you deal with leaking refrigerant, the better. But how can you tell if this is the problem? Here are 3 signs of leaking refrigerant in your air conditioner to look out for.

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