Design Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Salt Lake City’

Is It Too Late for AC Maintenance?

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerTemperatures are steadily increasing as summer progresses, and you just realized that you forgot to schedule your preventive AC maintenance in Salt Lake City, UT. Maybe you can skip it though, just this once? It’s probably too late to have it done now anyway, right?

Well, no.

Unless your system totally broke down and you need to replace it altogether, it’s actually never too late to have your air conditioner tuned-up. This is truly a scenario of “it’s better late than never.” Besides, there are a number of benefits to joining our maintenance plan, which we’ll get to below.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Hissing At You?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

woman-covering-her-ears-from-hearingFirst off—no, there is probably not an angry cat, or a snake, somewhere in your air conditioner. The latter could technically happen, but it’s extremely rare—and if it does happen it’s likely to be a small, harmless critter.

Anyway now that’s out of the way—what is causing that hissing noise coming from the direction of your air conditioner? Also described as a bubbling sound by some homeowners, it seems to resemble the sound a tire makes when air is escaping it.

This, dear homeowner, is likely refrigerant escaping your air conditioner. But what does that mean?

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These are the Biggest Threats to Your Plumbing System

Monday, June 24th, 2019

plumber-using-wrench-to-fix-plumbingNo matter what time of the year it is, there is one system in our homes we use to stay comfortable—our plumbing system. Between your water heater, washing machine, dishwasher, and toilets, could you even imagine going without your plumbing system for a day?

This is why we stress how important it is for homeowners to take good care of their plumbing systems. It’s easy to forget. After all most of your pipes are hidden behind walls, beneath flooring, and in cabinets under sinks. But yearly maintenance from a trusted and reputable plumber will help ensure the entire system performs well and doesn’t suddenly fail on you throughout the years.

Of course, it’s up to you, as well, to avoid some of the biggest threats to your plumbing system. These include:

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Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Monday, June 10th, 2019

residential-water-heaterAnd, should you upgrade to tankless? Well, maybe.

Stick around and we’ll share with you not only the biggest signs that your tank water heater is about to call it quits—but some of the benefits and drawbacks of going tankless. A tankless water heater installation isn’t the right choice for every home, but it can be a great choice for many. Keep reading to learn more!

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Why You Should Only Trust a Pro for Your HVAC Work

Monday, May 27th, 2019

hvac-professional-greeting-homeownerIt’s easy for an HVAC company to tout their best qualities, but the problem is, not all of them deliver.

When you are looking for a company to install an air conditioner, fix a broken down HVAC system, or even give you advice on how to improve your indoor air quality, you want to work with a team you can trust. But do you know what to look for to ensure this is the case?

We’ve offered some pointers below, as well as why these factors matter and why you should only trust a pro for your HVAC work.

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Tips for Boosting Cooling Efficiency in Your Home

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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If you could ask us any question, what would it be?

A common one we get from homeowners is, “how do I lower the monthly costs of running my air conditioner?”

Considering how muggy and warm it can get here in the summer, and how much you pay for heating the majority of the year, we understand the concern! The short answer is, “boost your efficiency.” But, you might be wondering how. Read on for a few of our best cooling efficiency boosters!

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Heed These Signs of AC Service Needs

Monday, April 29th, 2019

air-conditioner-outside-unit-with-tool-bag-on-topSpring is officially here! You may already have turned on your AC system for the season, and soon enough you’ll be using it on a daily basis. The last thing you need when you turn yours on is a broken down system or sudden repair need. Of course, the best way to prevent this is with professional air conditioning maintenance, which gives our technicians the opportunity to thoroughly clean, inspect, and adjust any components that need it.

Even with maintenance, however, repair needs may still crop up, however minor they may be. And the good news is that most air conditioning service needs give out signs and symptoms long before they become a huge problem, if you know what to look and listen for. Keep reading to learn some of the common signs that you do, in fact, need air conditioner repair.

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Is It Too Early for AC Maintenance?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

ac-system-with-toolsWinter is officially over! Well, okay, we still might be in for a couple of cold spells and the weather can always take a turn and surprise us later in the spring. But, the fact is that soon enough you will need your air conditioner on a regular basis each day.

Many homeowners are hesitant to schedule maintenance services for their air conditioners. We get it, it might seem unnecessary if there’s nothing visibly wrong with your system and it’s not showing signs of trouble. But trust us, your tune-ups are essential to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of your air conditioner.

So if you’re ready to start thinking about warmer days, then it’s time to contact a pro from our team. But, how does this service benefit you?

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When It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

Monday, April 1st, 2019

technician-looking-over-furnaceIf you’ve just had your furnace a few years and it starts experiencing an issue, such as making a strange noise or blowing out cool air, then you know that it’s a repair need. But what about when your furnace reaches the point that repairs are just a temporary bandaid for the inevitable? At what point do you stop calling for repairs and instead start researching your replacement options?

That’s the question we’re going to look at here today. It’s the biggest question you’ll have to face with your furnace after all, so we want to help ensure you make the best choice for your home and your specific needs. Our service techs have a lot of experience with these systems and will not lead you astray!

Read on to learn some of the signs that it is, in fact, time to consider furnace replacement.

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Will Frozen Pipes Thaw On Their Own?

Monday, March 18th, 2019

pipe-with-icicles Yes, but you don’t necessarily want them to.

What do we mean by that? Well, frozen pipes lead to burst pipes. Most homeowners aren’t aware of this (unless they’ve experienced it already) but as the ice inside frozen pipes thaws out, the water caught between the ice and the closed faucet creates an increase in pressure within the pipe. This leads to your plumbing pipes shattering from the inside out.

Therefore, as temperatures warm in preparation for spring, right now is when you should be the most concerned about running into a plumbing problem.

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