Design Air Inc Blog

Time to Get Your Fireplace Ready

September 19th, 2016

September is moving right along here in Franklin Lakes, NJ and fall officially arrives this week. That makes it the ideal time to take a close look at your fireplace if you have one, and get it ready for use again. Fireplaces usually sit untouched throughout the summer months but the cozy atmosphere they provide — to say nothing of inexpensive heat — can be a boon to your household. With proper preparation, you can ensure that your fireplace does its job without trouble throughout our long East Coast winter. Here’s a quick list of some steps to take to help make sure that happens.

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Schedule a Heating Maintenance Session in September

September 12th, 2016

We’re halfway through September in Mahwah, NJ, and with the official start of fall just a few days away, it’s time to look ahead to heating season and address any concerns you may have with your heating system. Regardless of whether you use a boiler, a forced-air furnace, or something more radical like a geothermal heating system, it pays to perform a quality maintenance session this month, before the cold weather begins in earnest. A trained professional can take care of it for you.

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Install a Humidifier Now

September 5th, 2016

Summer is still here in New City, NY, but fall will be here before you know it and with it comes a host of issues that local homeowners will need to address. Among them is low humidity levels, creating dry air and a distinct comfort problem in many local homes. A whole-house humidifier can solve those problems, and with cool temperatures still weeks away, now is a great time to consider installing one, when you have time to plan at leisure. 

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How Does Air Filtration Help Your AC?

August 29th, 2016

We often stress the benefits of air filtration systems to residents of Ramsey, NJ and other nearby homes. Every air conditioner comes with a filter designed to strain out dust, pet hair and other contaminants. An electronic air filter or similar device takes a more rigorous approach to the problem, as can HEPA filters and similar upgrades to your existing filtration system. They help keep your air clean and avoid the spread of germs and other contagions, and if you have family members sensitive to excessive dust (infants, the elderly or people suffering from conditions such as asthma), w high-end form of air filtration is absolutely necessary.

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Consider the Location of Your Thermostat

August 22nd, 2016

If your air conditioner just never seems to be working the way you want it to, no matter what you do, the problem may not be with the air conditioner. Your thermostat acts as the primary control system for your air conditioner, and if it isn’t functioning as it should, you might want to look there for answers. This is especially true for older homes, of which we have a number in Wyckoff, NJ and which can present special challenges for modern thermostats. In particular, you should check the location of your thermostat, which can have a huge bearing on your AC’s ability to do the job. Here’s how.

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How to Plan for a New Air Conditioner

August 15th, 2016

August is hot in Saddle River, NJ, and with your air conditioner already running on a daily basis for months, now is an ideal time to consider a replacement system. Older systems tend to show the strain, either with higher monthly costs or increasingly expensive repairs, and with the summer season slowly winding down, you have all of the fall and winter to plan for a replacement. Here’s a few things to consider on that front, to help ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

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How to Prepare Your Generator for Trouble

August 8th, 2016

Residents of New City, NY have seen what Mother Nature can throw at us, and even when you don’t have advance warning like you do with a storm front, the power in your house can go out suddenly and without warning. A whole-house generator makes an excellent way to maintain power in a crisis and ensure that you can hunker down in safety and comfort until the crisis passes. But proper preparation is the key, and your generator only works as well as you have prepared it. Here are some important tips to help make sure you’re never caught flat-footed when a crisis arises.

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How to Flush Your Water Heater

August 1st, 2016

Your water heater is an important part of your home, and the last thing you want to see is a problem with it. Unfortunately, because most of them are tucked in out of the way in our Nanuet, NY homes, we usually don’t notice a problem until it’s too late. By then, repair might not even be an option. You may be forced to replace the unit instead.

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When is 24-Hour Service Required?

July 25th, 2016

When looking or a quality air conditioning service you may be surprised to see 24-hour service offered on the company’s web page. That’s usually the sign of a quality company interested in keeping your business. Air conditioning breakdowns don’t always choose the most convenient time to happen, and summers in Nanuet, NY are hot enough so that you may need to be able to wait until regular office hours to address an issue. We’re proud to offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so that you’re always covered in the event of trouble. But when is emergency service necessary and when can you hold on and wait? The answer, as always, is up to you.

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Benefits to Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners

July 18th, 2016

Most homeowners in New City, NY are accustomed to traditional centralized air conditioners, which do their job very effectively and serve most homes well. But they’re not the only models out there, and depending upon the specifics of your home, you may do better with a ductless mini-split system instead. What is a ductless mini-split system and how does it benefit your home? Read on for the answers.

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