Design Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Salt Lake City’

4 Reasons to Consider Going Ductless

Monday, September 28th, 2020

woman-using-remote-to-turn-on-ductless-air-handlerWere you aware that there is a singular alternative to owning both an AC system and a heating system? A ductless system is the answer to this, and not many homeowners know all the benefits of such a system, though they are becoming increasingly popular! They’re great systems for keeping your home efficiently warm in the winter, and effectively cool in the winter. So if you’re in the market for a new air conditioner or a new heater, you’d do well to consider going ductless.

And look we get that choosing the right heater or air conditioner for your home can seem daunting. After all, there are a plethora of options to choose from. This is why we recommend you talk to an experienced professional, who will help guide you in making an educated decision about which way to go. Not all homes are the right fit for a ductless system after all, but ductless units certainly benefit a lot of homes, in 4 specific ways. Read on as we uncover these 4 reasons to consider going ductless!

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Is It Too Late to Install a New AC?

Monday, September 14th, 2020

technician-installing-outdoor-unitAs we approach the official end of summer and begin to prepare for cooler temperature and heating system use, you may be wondering if you should bother replacing your aging air conditioner yet. Isn’t it too late to install a new AC? It would be pointless, right? No, and no!

It’s never too late to install a new air conditioner. In fact, now could be a perfect time. As our temperatures shift you may even want to consider if your heater is up to the task of keeping you warm this winter. Perhaps you’d benefit from a heat pump or ductless system installation. Read on as we explore your options and the importance of professional air conditioning installation.

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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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Tips for Choosing the Best AC Installer

Monday, July 6th, 2020

hvac-technician-going-over-paperwork-with-homeownersWith summer officially here, it’s just about time to turn on our AC’s and run them pretty much non-stop during the day. But wait—what if your AC is aging and falling apart, or what if you’ve finally realized that the window AC units you’ve been using just aren’t going to cut it one more summer?

If it has come time for you to have a new AC installed, we want to discourage you from rushing into your purchase. There are a number of factors to consider, including the proper sizing of your air conditioner, the brand and type of AC that will best fit your needs, and of course, who installs it.

An amateur installer won’t have all the facts, skills, or experience necessary to install an air conditioner that will work as effectively and efficiently as it’s meant to for as long as it’s meant to. This is why you should hire a professional! But how do you know you’re choosing the right one? Read on!

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How to Avoid Drain Clogs

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

sink-faucet-with-water-going-into-drainWhat do you think about when you hear the phrase, “plumbing problems”? if you’re like many homeowners, you probably immediately think about drain clogs or slow drains. Almost every homeowner at some point has run into the problem of a clogged drain, and this is a problem that impacts homes a few times a year.

Often, the instinct here is to reach for store-bought, chemical drain cleaners. Unfortunately, these drain cleaning “solutions” are very caustic and can actually eat away at the inside of your pipes, leading to unexpected needs for pipe replacement. Professional drain cleaning is the answer here—our plumbers have the tools and methods to effectively remove clogs and prevent them from coming back.

But what if you could prevent drain clogs? The good news is, you can! Keep reading as we uncover a few of the most common drain clog types and how you can avoid them.

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What Are the Biggest Threats to Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 8th, 2020

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There are some threats to your air conditioner you simply cannot avoid. Take age, for example. The average air conditioner lasts about 10-15 years. No matter the manufacturer or how well you cared for your cooling system, once it reaches this point it’s almost a guarantee that you should start considering replacement. But alas, old age is not the only threat to your air conditioner.

Curious about what these are? Keep reading to find out more, and remember to contact us when you encounter one of these problems.

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Does Your AC Sound like It’s Hissing or Bubbling?

Monday, May 25th, 2020

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We’ve come to expect a standard level of comfort this day and age when inside our homes, thanks to the power of modern air conditioning. And as long as you have that comfort, who cares whether your air conditioner is making a strange noise as long as it’s still providing cooling right? Well, actually, you should care.

The thing is, unfamiliar noises are always a sign that something is amiss with your air conditioning system, and that something needs to be addressed before it grows into a much bigger and subsequently costlier problem. One particular sound that may seem subtle and easy to ignore is that of a refrigerant leak, often signaled by a hissing or bubbling sound.

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How to Use Your Air Conditioner More Efficiently This Summer

Monday, May 11th, 2020

top-view-of-ac-outdoor-unitWould you ever turn down an opportunity to save money? Particularly when we’re talking about your energy bills? In addition to your utility bills each month, you have to consider the cost of AC upkeep—maintenance, repairs, replacement costs if needed—it can be overwhelming.

But the thing is, there are pretty simple steps you can take to boost your air conditioning efficiency, and lower your monthly bills, even if you have an aging (10-15 years old) air conditioner. If your aging AC struggles to keep your home cool efficiently this summer, follow the tips we shared below! Some of them may seem like common sense, but honestly not a lot of people consider just how much these ideas help.

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Is Your Household in Need of a Water Heater Upgrade?

Monday, April 27th, 2020

smiling-technician-holding-clipboard-and-standing-in-front-of-water-heaterIf there’s any appliance that’s taken for granted in the average American home, we’re going to go ahead and say it’s the water heater. Without this system, you wouldn’t be able to begin your day with a hot shower, wash your clothing, or effectively clean and sanitize your dishes. A reliable source of hot water is essential to your modern quality of life!

Of course, no water heater lasts forever. When it comes time to replace or upgrade yours, we’ll help you find the best one for your specific needs. Homeowners often assume that if they have a tank water heater, their only option is to replace it with another tank water heater—but tankless is an option too! Regardless of which system you choose to upgrade to, it’s important to know the signs that you’re ready for a water heater upgrade—in other words, the signs that your current water heater is about to fail.

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AC Service: Time for a Tune-Up!

Monday, April 13th, 2020

two-techs-in-front-of-ac-outdoor-unit-looking-at-tabletSpring is officially here. Sure, we may still have a couple of bouts of snow flurries here and there in the coming weeks, but you know as well as we do that soon enough, you’ll need your air conditioner on a daily basis.

Is your cooling system ready for the task? If you haven’t scheduled your spring maintenance appointment yet, there’s a very good chance your air conditioner is not ready for what summer is about to bring.

We don’t say that to sound dramatic, but we have many customers who don’t necessarily see the benefits of maintenance, and feel like it’s okay to skip it. This is an annual service (biannual if you have a heat pump) and we really want to shift your perspective on its necessity if you’re considering forgoing it this year. What do you get with routine maintenance? Read on to find out!

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