Design Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Millcreek’

What You Should Know About Sump Pumps

Monday, July 24th, 2017

sump-pumps-what-knowIf you’re one of the many Utah homeowners with a sump pump in your basement, the reason it’s there is so that you aren’t risking hundreds or thousands of dollars in flood damages. Your home can certainly be prone to heaving flooding, or you might live in an area with a high water table. Either way, there’s never a bad time to think about installing a sump pump in your basement if you don’t already have one, or servicing your existing device. Keep reading to learn a few things you should know about sump pumps and the importance of Millcreek, UT sump pump services.

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Should I Be Concerned with Heater Repair Needs Now?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

heater-repair-needsWinter temperatures have started fading out, and in fact we’ve had a couple days in recent weeks where you may have already used your air conditioner. That doesn’t mean our heating systems are quite done doing their jobs yet, though. With our nights still in the 40’s, it’s important that your heater functions as well as it should.

You may be wondering, “but with warmer weather right around the corner, should I really be concerned about my heater?” If it’s exhibiting any operational problems, then yes—you should. Unfortunately, neglecting any Millcreek, UT heating repair service needs you may have can be detrimental to your heater, no matter how far into spring we may be. Just because you aren’t using your heater daily anymore doesn’t mean you should let the issue go, no matter how seemingly minor it may be.

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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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Tips for Buying a New Heater

Monday, January 9th, 2017

This is definitely not the time of year you want to need a new heating system, but nevertheless it may be the case that yours is on the fritz and it’s time to shop for a new one. Many homeowners just look at the sticker price of the heater they’re considering and base their purchase off of that single factor. However, the initial cost of a new furnace or heat pump is just the beginning.

You’ll need to pay monthly to keep your heating system running, schedule routine maintenance, pay for repair services, and replace it once it breaks down. Finding the right heater to match both your needs and your budget can be a complicated process, but it doesn’t have to be. Our professionals are on your side to help you make an educated decision.

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Is Your Furnace Ready to Be Replaced?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Chances are that with the cooler temperatures we’ve experienced recently, you’ve turned your heater on already this season. If so, then hopefully you haven’t noticed any detrimental problems with it. How do you know when something is wrong with your furnace, anyway?

Are there clear signs that a furnace needs extensive repairs, or is in need of replacement? While some furnace problems might be hard for the average homeowner such as yourself to prevent or detect, there are certainly some telltale signs that your furnace is ready to be upgraded.

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Your Plumbing’s Worst Enemy: Store-Bought Drain Cleaner

Monday, October 31st, 2016

What is your first instinct when your sink or bathtub has a clog? Perhaps it is to grab a plunger. If that doesn’t work though, you’re likely to try store-bought chemical drain cleaner. After all, it’s a quick and inexpensive way to remove a clog, right? While we agree that these cleaners work quickly and inexpensively, we do not recommend using them.

The reason for this is because the chemical makeup of these cleaners has an adverse effect on plumbing systems—which defeats the purpose! Keep reading to learn more about why we do not encourage the use of these cleaners, and why “quick and inexpensive” is not always the better choice.

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Common Boiler Repairs You May Face This Season

Monday, September 26th, 2016

With temperatures finally declining, it’s time to accept that the start of fall is upon us, and cooler weather is going to be the norm from now until the end of winter. That being said, you definitely want to schedule maintenance for your boiler system if you haven’t done so already.

Of course, even with the most diligent maintenance, a boiler cannot run 100% free from repairs throughout its entire lifespan. Your maintenance appointment may even be the time that our technicians notice repair needs and make you aware of them. Keep reading for some of the common boiler repairs homeowners throughout Utah face.

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Does Your Main Water Line Need Replacing?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

There is not a single section of your plumbing system that is not important to you or needed on an almost daily basis. There are, however, two major plumbing lines that especially need to be monitored and fully functional at all times. These lines are your septic—or sewer—line and your main water line.

Without a properly operating main water line, your home has no access to the clean, fresh water that it needs. And in order to properly replace the water line while adhering to local and state codes, you only want to trust professionals. Keep reading to learn more about the common signs that your main water line is in trouble and may very soon need replacing.

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3 Methods to Save Money on Air Conditioning Costs

Monday, July 11th, 2016

We understand just as much as any homeowner how important it is to save money, particularly when it comes to energy use. No matter what your financial goals are, chances are you have no desire to spend all your hard earned money on cooling costs. Every little bit helps, and over the course of several years, even that little big can really help. We’ve listed 3 methods below to reduce the cost of running your air conditioner without sacrificing comfort.

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How Zone Control Cooling Can Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Summer is well on its way, and if you are well prepared, you’ve likely already scheduled or had maintenance done to ensure that your air conditioner is in the best shape possible to take on the hotter temperatures.

However, there is one more way that you can make sure your home is more comfortable and your air conditioner works more efficiently. The solution to this is a zone control system. We’ve gone into details about what this system does and what the benefits are below.

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