Design Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Maintenance’

It’s Not Too Late for This Vital Heating Service

Monday, December 20th, 2021

burners-inside-furnaceTemperatures haven’t reached their chilliest just yet here in the Salt Lake City area, but they sure are cold. We’re certain that you are using your heater on a regular basis, as you should be. But have you already scheduled heating maintenance? If not, it’s not too late! Maintenance is a service that requires highly trained and experience technicians–it’s really not a simple service that homeowners can just do by running through a checklist. That said, there is one small maintenance task you can and should do–change your air filter every 1-3 months so it doesn’t get too clogged up and restrict airflow.

The rest of your maintenance needs to be done by a professional! After all, you want your heating system to work as reliably as possible for the rest of fall and all throughout winter, right? And we can’t stress enough just how important it is to have this service done routinely–once a year for a traditional furnace or boiler and twice a year for heat pump and ductless systems. This is the only way that you’ll be able to operate your heater at its best. Read on to learn some of the benefits of this service.

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“I Skipped Maintenance This Year, Is My Heater at Risk?”

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Keep silence. Scared woman covering mouth with hands while posing to camera on gray studio background. Shocked girl close lips with palms, speak no evil conceptIt may very well be, but the good news is, it’s never too late for a heating maintenance appointment! Sure, we do recommend that homeowners have this service done in the fall, before you need your heater on a daily basis. However, that matters less than how often you have your heater tuned-up. We advise that all homeowners have their heaters maintained at least once a year. If you have a heat pump system—that is, a 2-in-1 HVAC system that you use year round—then you’ll want to schedule a tune-up twice a year.

The fact of the matter is, the biggest and typically costliest of heating repair needs can almost always be prevented, just by keeping up on your annual (or biannual) maintenance appointments! It’s at this time that our technicians get the chance to fully inspect and clean your heater, making any necessary adjustments and recommendations for repairs as we go, giving you plenty of time to get those professional repairs on your schedule at your convenience! Without maintenance, you may find yourself with any number of heating problems, two of which we cover below.

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Have You Scheduled Heating Maintenance Yet?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

heating technician working on heating systemThe time of year has come where colder temperatures have come in, and they’re here to stay until next spring, for the most part. Due to this, it’s important that you schedule Salt Lake City, UT HVAC services for your heating system—in particular, your annual (or biannual, if you have a heat pump) heating maintenance appointment.

Yes, there are a couple different steps you can take on your own to maintain your heater. For instance, changing out your dirty or clogged air filter is something you should do every 1-3 months. However, full maintenance that makes a difference to the functionality of your heating system should be left to the pros.

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Gas Leaks: Causes and What You Should Do If You Suspect One

Monday, March 6th, 2017

gas-leak-causesLast summer, a number of Millcreek, Utah residents were evacuated from their homes due to a gas leak that occurred in their neighborhood. While these types of events are rare, they are scary and stress the fact that all homeowners should be aware of what causes gas leaks, how to prevent them, and what to do if you suspect a gas leak in your home.

While the aforementioned gas leak was from the main line, a very common cause of gas leaks is a Millcreek, UT heating system in disrepair. Today’s heating systems are built with your safety in mind, however if you do not keep up on maintenance, you run the risk of wear and tear breaking down the system until it does become a safety hazard.

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Why the Beginning of Spring is a Great Time for Furnace Maintenance

Monday, April 18th, 2016

One of the biggest misconceptions about HVAC system maintenance is that you have to do it at a particular time of the year. This is not true: as long as you are having your system maintained on a regular basis, the time of year does not matter. However, there are certainly benefits to having furnace maintenance done near the end of the heating system. We’ve explored a few reasons why below.

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When Should I Have Scheduled Routine Heating Maintenance?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

We are certainly well into the heating season at this point. Because you are running your heater quite regularly, you may find yourself wondering: “When was the last time I scheduled heating maintenance?” It can be quite alarming to realize that you didn’t schedule a heating tune-up before the season got underway, but perhaps not quite alarming as you may think. The fact of the matter is that there isn’t necessarily a “right” time of the year to have this service done. If you didn’t have your heater maintained going into this heating season, don’t panic. Read on for some tips about ensuring the successful maintenance of your HVAC systems. 

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How Does Routine Heating Maintenance Benefit Me?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Keeping your home warm and comfortable throughout the coldest time of the year is a goal that you share with all homeowners. The key to getting the very best performance that any home heating system has to offer is to schedule routine heating maintenance. Having your system maintained on a regular basis by a trained professional can benefit your heating system, your comfort and your budget in a number of ways. If you are looking for truly exceptional heating maintenance in Salt Lake City, UT, then you are in the right place. Give Design Comfort a call today, and know that your heating system is in capable hands.

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When is a Good Time to Schedule Heating Maintenance?

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

As we get closer to the winter season, people are getting ready to fire up their heating systems on a daily basis. Before we get there, however, it would be a good idea to talk about heating maintenance. You should get your heating system checked at least once a year.

When is the best time to actually conduct maintenance, though? Read on to find out.

Optimal Maintenance Season

The optimal time to conduct maintenance is during the fall season. There are a number of advantages to this, the first of which being timing. The best time to check and repair any appliance is just before a period of heavy usage. In the case of heating systems, that period of heavy usage is in winter. Therefore, it makes the most sense to check your heating system in fall before you intend to use it daily. This ensures that your heating system is in top condition when you need it most.

The second advantage of fall maintenance is that of convenience. Fall season is the most popular season for heating maintenance. Everyone is getting their heating checked before winter starts, and there are fewer lengthy repair calls. This makes it more likely that you will get timely service. Once you get into the winter months, however, it becomes the repair season. Everyone who hasn’t had their heating system checked and had it break down will cause a spike in demand for HVAC technicians. If you wait until the winter season to conduct maintenance, you’ll have to wait much longer on average to get a service call. You also run the risk of your own heating system breaking down, which you definitely do not want happening in the middle of winter.

So, if you haven’t scheduled your annual heating maintenance for this year yet, call Design Comfort. Our HVAC technicians are experts in diagnosing and fixing any heating problems you may have. We offer heating maintenance in the Salt Lake City area, so call now. We’ll make sure that you spend the winter warm and comfortable.

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How Maintenance Leads to Less Energy Consumption

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Here in Salt Lake City, heating maintenance should be as regular and understandable as getting the oil changed in your car. All appliances suffer from wear and tear, and our environment doesn’t readily forgive neglect. Nothing is more exasperating than having to deal with a heating repair service in the middle of a cold front, and scheduling an upkeep session before the snows start to fall can lower that risk considerably. Perhaps more importantly, it can save you money in monthly bills by reducing the amount of energy that your heater uses. Here’s how maintenance leads to less energy consumption.

When your heater sits unused for a period of time (such as during the summer when you don’t need it very often), it builds up dust and grime. This increases friction in moving parts, which forces those parts to work harder in order to do their jobs. Dust can also clog up the air filters which can cause problems with the flow of warm air through your home. All of which severely impacts your heater’s ability to function as smoothly as it should.

Little problems can add up to a loss of efficiency as well. For instance, a loose bolt holding the fan motor in place may cause the motor to rattle in place, preventing it from operating efficiently. Or a small breach between two ducts could let hot air escape the heating system instead of being piped into your home like it’s supposed to be. Eventually, those small problems could turn into much larger ones – costing you money in repairs – but in the meantime, all they do is suck energy out of your heater and stick you with the bill.

Routine heating maintenance in Salt Lake City can correct a number of those problems: cleaning the dust off, tightening loose fittings and otherwise making the heater as ship-shape as it can be. In return, the heater doesn’t need as much energy to do its job and your monthly bills will keep from creeping up. The professionals at Design comfort can help with this process. We’re based in Salty Lake City, heating maintenance is a part of our offered services, and we can show you how maintenance leads to less energy consumption. Give us a call today!

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Benefits of Professional Heating Maintenance

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Salt Lake City heating maintenance means taking our local conditions into consideration before the heating season starts. We have our share of cold winter days and you need a reliable heating system to help keep your home cozy and warm. But we’re also a very dry climate, and the dust in the air can turn small problems into large ones very quickly. Heating maintenance can’t entirely prevent the need for repair, but it can reduce the risk of a breakdown, especially during inconvenient times when you really need your heater to function. Here’s a list of just some of the benefits of professional heating maintenance in Salt Lake City:

  • Improves efficiency. By tightening loose fittings, cleaning dirty parts and replacing worn small components, the technician reduces overall stress on the system. That helps it function more smoothly and use less energy in the process: saving you money when your monthly heating bills arise.
  • Reduces the risk of serious repairs. By reducing stress on the components of your heater, it reduces the chances that a more serious repair job will come along later in the season. If the serviceman spots a problem issue, you can both set up a time to address it before it causes more substantial damage or shuts the heater down unexpectedly during a cold front.
  • Allows a clean start to the heating season. Chances are your heater has sat unused during the warm summer months, accumulating dust and dirt in the process. That can cause damage when you suddenly shift to daily use of the heater. A maintenance session that includes a routine cleaning can prevent that, and allow your heater to “start the season fresh.”

If you see the benefits of professional heating maintenance in Salt Lake City and want to schedule a session, contact the experts at Design Comfort. Our trained staff of professionals will set up a schedule that works for you, then conduct the job with thoroughness and care. In Salt Lake City, heating maintenance is an essential part of keeping your household running. Call us today and make sure the job is done right.

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