Ways to Keep Your Heater Working Properly

February 1st, 2016

We’re in the throes of winter here in New City, NY, and your heater needs to be up and running more or less all the time. When repairs are needed, they tend to come most unexpectedly and often require a scramble to get properly addressed. Better than a repair session is to prevent a breakdown in the first place, and while no system is 100% foolproof, you can severely reduce the chances of a serious repair if you find ways to keep your heater working properly. Here’s a list of three of them, all of which can be completed quickly and easily. Continue Reading

What to Do After You’ve Run Your Generator

January 25th, 2016

We’re all still digging out after the blizzard that socked the East Coast this weekend, and here in New City, NY, it means a number of households may have had to use a generator to maintain power after the lights have gone out. Hopefully, your home came through with flying colors and your generator performed exactly as you needed it to. Now is the time to take several additional steps to ensure that your generator continues to run well the next time a crisis hits. Continue Reading

Forced-Air Heating vs. Radiant Heating

January 18th, 2016

When it comes to heating systems, you’re usually looking at one of two basic models to warm your New City, NY home. Forced-air systems – which include centralized furnaces and heat pumps – warm up the air and then circulate it through your home, while radiant systems – which include boilers and electric radiant systems – do so more directly, sending heat directly into the rooms of your home rather than venting it through fans and ducts. Both systems have their share of advantages and disadvantages. It pays to educate yourself about them. Continue Reading

How Do UV Germicidal Lights Work?

January 11th, 2016

UV stands for ultra-violet, a wavelength of light that we can’t see, but which pervades our world regardless. At high enough levels, it’s what gives us sunburns when we spend too much time outside. At lower levels, it can cause our white clothes to glow in the dark, as you sometimes see at concerts and amusement parks. That same principle can be used to keep your New City, NY home free of germs and other biological contaminants. UV germicidal lights can be installed in your system by a trained technician, and the results are amazing. How do UV germicidal lights work? Read on for the answers. Continue Reading

Considerations When Installing a New Generator

January 4th, 2016

Inclement weather is a way of life here in New City, NY, and while our electrical grid is sound and reliable, nothing is guaranteed when storms or blizzards hit. The same goes double for rural residents who might not have reliable access to the electrical grid, and need a whole-house generator to power their household appliances. If you’ve made the decision to install a new generator or replace an old one, congratulations! A generator can be a huge asset to your home. But before you schedule an installation, it pays to consult with a trained expert who can help you select the best make and model for you. Here are some considerations for you to think about when planning for your new system. Continue Reading

The Two Types of Radiant Heating

December 28th, 2015

You may have heard the term “radiant heating” thrown around at one point or another, as radiant heating has become a very popular option for a lot of homeowners. What you may not know is that you have a couple of choices when it comes to radiant heating. However, no matter which choice you opt for, it is imperative to hire a company with experience to handle the installation. The heating pros from Design Air, Inc., have years of experience with both kinds of radiant heating systems, so call us when it’s time for installation at your home in New City, NY. Continue Reading

Choking on Fireplace Smoke?

December 21st, 2015

If there’s a time of year when you want to use your home’s fireplace, it’s the holidays. Nothing brings about the warm ambience of winter holidays like a toasty fire. Unless, of course, you are lighting your fire only to find that smoke is adorning your Christmas stockings rather than roasting chestnuts. The last thing you want is to ruin a holiday gathering by filling a room with backed-up fireplace smoke, so let the pros from Design Air, Inc. help resolve this issue for you before your holiday gathering. Continue Reading

Lime Scale and Your Boiler

December 14th, 2015

The water coming into your home in Nanuet, NY is likely treated, but that doesn’t mean it is free of minerals. Even a modicum of mineralization in your water can lead to the generation of lime scale, that white, crusty substance you may see around the mouths of your faucets or on your showerhead. Scale can build up anywhere water is present, including your boiler system. Too much scale can have different, adverse effects on your system, but the heating pros from Design Air, Inc., can help you with all of your boiler repair needs. Continue Reading

Why Is a Load Calculation Necessary for Heating Installation or Replacement?

December 7th, 2015

When adding a new heating system to your home, whether as a brand new installation or a replacement, you can’t just choose a new system and have it installed. Why not? You’ll be missing a key step in the installation process: sizing. Correct sizing is critical for a number of reasons that we’ll explain more about below. To ensure that your new heating system is properly sized, you’ll want to work with an expert who can accurately calculate the heating load for your home. The pros from DB Heating & Cooling, Inc., can help you with the entire heating installation or replacement process, including the calculation of the heat load. Continue Reading

Your Choices for Boiler Outlets

November 30th, 2015

Boilers were the first modern centralized heating systems, making their debut in the late 1800s. Boilers are still very heating system choices for homeowners, both for their efficiency and their gentle heating. But another benefit of using a boiler system is the ability to choose from different kinds of outlets for the heating. You can even combine different outlets for maximum comfort. The heating experts from Design Air, Inc., have years of experience working with boiler systems, and can help you determine which heating outlets will best fit with your system and your home. Continue Reading