How Is a Smart Thermostat Different from Others?

August 24th, 2015

With so many choices for thermostats, you may be wondering if there’s any real difference between them. There is, and it’s important to know what these differences are when making a decision to upgrade your home’s thermostat. For instance, if you are looking for the most advanced of thermostats, you are going to want to review what a smart thermostat can do for your home in New City, NY. Continue Reading

Have You Changed Your Air Filter Yet This Year?

August 17th, 2015

It’s not the most mechanical component in your air conditioning system, or the most visible, making it fairly easy to forget about: your AC’s air filter. But a clogged air filter can wreak havoc on your system. It’s recommended that you change your air filter every three months – have you changed yours yet this year? If not, it’s time to do so, and if you need help with this, the cooling experts at Design Air, Inc., are ready to help. Continue Reading

Why Is My AC Freezing Up?

August 10th, 2015

It’s been very hot in our area, as it tends to be at this time of year, but that doesn’t mean you should see ice anywhere on your cooling system. In fact, ice build-up is never a normal part of operation and indicates there is a problem somewhere in the system. There are typically three common causes for ice to develop on your AC, and it’s important to have the issue fixed no matter what it may be; simply scraping the ice off your air conditioner does not solve the problem. Here are the 3 main reasons why ice is appearing on your air conditioning system in Nanuet, NY: Continue Reading

Why Isn’t My Heat Pump Cooling My House?

August 3rd, 2015

Heat pumps are great HVAC systems, offering your home both heating and cooling. There are some specialized mechanics that make this happen, and like any other heating or cooling system, sometimes problems can arise that affect your heat pump’s ability to cool. While it may be tempting to poke around and see what’s happening with your heat pump in Wyckoff, NJ, it’s important to allow a trained expert to inspect your heat pump and see what’s happening. The heat pump experts at Design Air, Inc., can help you with all of your heat pump repair needs – just give us a call. Continue Reading

How Often Does the Oil in My Whole House Generator Need to Be Changed?

July 27th, 2015

One of the best ways to keep your whole home generator reliable is to make sure it is properly maintained. To do this, you should schedule your generator for annual maintenance with trained experts, but you should also run your generator every month and also make sure that the oil has been changed enough. Your Design Air, Inc., generator technician will change the oil during your annual maintenance appointment, but there may be some other times when it should be changed again. Continue Reading

Signs It’s Time to Have Your Electrical Panel Upgraded

July 20th, 2015

Your home won’t operate as needed without the right amount of power, and this power comes from your electrical box. Today’s appliances and electronics need a bigger energy load than ever before, which means that if your home is older, the electrical panel may not fully support all of your electrical needs. But you don’t need to worry: the electrical experts at Design Air, Inc., can make sure your electrical panel in Suffern, NY, provides all of the electricity you need with a panel upgrade. Continue Reading

Clean Your Fireplace Now and Get Ahead of the Heating Season!

July 13th, 2015

At this time of the year, you are thinking of cooling down, not heating up. But this is exactly why you’ll want to schedule your fireplace for annual maintenance. If you are like a lot of homeowners with active fireplaces, you probably use your fireplace to offset your whole house heating. This means that your fireplace has to be in good shape in order to do so, and nothing gets your chimney ready to work better than an annual cleaning. Continue Reading

It Is Never Too Late to Schedule a Maintenance Appointment for Your AC

July 6th, 2015

We’ve just passed the midway mark for summer – July 4th – and you may have noticed that your air conditioning system isn’t quite as effective as it was earlier in the season. What can you do to get your system back on track? Call the experts at Design Air, Inc., and schedule a maintenance appointment. It may seem like odd timing to schedule a maintenance appointment right in the middle of the summer season, but there is no bad time to schedule maintenance for your AC in New City, NY. Continue Reading

3 Important Steps to Ensuring a Successful Whole Home Generator Installation

June 29th, 2015

Poor initial installation can be a foundational problem for many home systems, including your whole home back-up generator. The electrical experts at Design Air, Inc., have many years of experience with the installation and service of whole house generators and have put together a list of five steps of which to be aware as you start in the installation process of your new backup generator: Continue Reading

The Different Types of Circuit Breakers for Your Home

June 22nd, 2015

You may not realize this, but the electrical flow that comes into your home from the utility company is a little on the wild side. What we mean is that electricity doesn’t naturally flow in a steady stream; it tumbles, spikes and drops, which is why it’s so important to have an updated electrical system in your home that includes a current electrical panel. Inside your electrical panel are boxes called circuit breakers, and there are 4 main types that your licensed electrician from Design Air, Inc., may use on your home in New City, NY. Continue Reading