Design Air Inc Blog

What Causes a Drop in Cool Air in My AC?

April 25th, 2016

Here in Ramsey, NY, temperatures are starting to rise, which means that homeowners are turning their heaters down and their air conditioners up. It can be disconcerting, to say the least, to turn on your AC for the first time since last summer, only to find warm air coming out of your vents. A good air conditioning technician can hunt down the causes of the drop in cool air for your AC and correct it, but it’s helpful that you the homeowner understand some of the causes of it. We’ve prepared a short list below. The minute you spot any of these problems, turn your system off and call in a professional.

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What to Look for in a Good Air Conditioning Service

April 18th, 2016

Summers in Nanuet, NY can be quite brutal and without a quality air conditioner, you may find yourself at the mercy of the heat and humidity just when you need your home to be comfortable. A good air conditioning service can be your best friend in that regard, and there are a number of quality companies in the area. But how can you tell which one will provide you with reliable service, and which one merely wants to take you for a ride? The specifics vary, but in general, there are some key factors you can look for when hunting for a good air conditioning service.

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3 Signs Your Furnace Needs Replacing

April 11th, 2016

Spring has arrived in Suffern, NY, and summer can’t be too far behind. With the return of warm weather comes a chance to give your furnace a serious look, and with it, the chance to decide whether you want to replace it with a new one. Making the call now gives you the whole summer to make proper installation plans, allowing you to perform the operation at your pace and no one else’s. Every system is different, and only the individual homeowner can decide if replacement is truly necessary. There are, however, a few tips and signs that can help you make up your mind. We’ve included a quick breakdown of the three most prominent signs below.

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How Do SEER Ratings Affect Air Conditioning Size?

April 4th, 2016

A new air conditioner may be the perfect addition to your home this spring, and if you are in the market for a replacement for a broken-down unit, now is the time to start looking, before our Suffern, NY summers kick in. Two specific factors go into the selection of a new air conditioner: the power output and the efficiency. Both are important, but they aren’t separate considerations. When choosing you air conditioner, you need to balance both against each other, and understand how SEER ratings affect air conditioning size.

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Keep Your Generator Ready to Go

March 28th, 2016

A whole-house generator makes a great form of insurance against inclement weather, which we get more than our share of here in Elmsford, NY. If heavy rains or snows knock out the power in the local civic grid, an installed generator will ensure that your home retains power to vital appliances like your heater and refrigerator. Once you’ve installed your generator – and indeed as part of the planning process when installing it – you need to make sure you have a plan for using it. Crises can arise unexpectedly, and the last thing you want to do is scramble to get your generator running when the power has gone out. A little forethought will keep your generator ready to go at all times.

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Benefits of Going Solar This Spring

March 23rd, 2016

Towns like Sloatsburg, NY aren’t exactly known for their sunny skies, which has turned a lot of people away from the possibilities of solar power. But just like any other technology, solar arrays have improved over the last few years, and today’s models are capable of absorbing energy on even the cloudiest days. That makes installing a solar array on your home a far more desirable prospect than it may have been just a few years ago. With that in mind, here’s a brief list of the benefits of going solar this spring, and the reward you’ll start reaping right away when you do.

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Spring Is Here! Time to Get Your Air Conditioning System Maintained

March 14th, 2016

With the winter snows finally melting, the time has come for residents of Pearl River, NY to start preparing their air conditioners for another round of summer. The best way to do this is to schedule a maintenance session with a trained technician, who can clean the filters tighten loose fittings and correct all those little problems that may have built up over the last few months. What are the advantages of doing so? We’ve prepared a short list below.

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Sizing Your Whole-House Generator

March 7th, 2016

A new whole-house generator is a wise purchase any time of year, protecting you in the event of power outages no matter what the season. Winter blizzards and summer electrical storms can both wreak havoc on civic electrical grids, including towns like Pomona, NY. When that happens, your new generator will be worth its weight in gold, keeping vital appliances running no matter how long the power stays out.

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Common Late Winter Problems with Your Fireplace

February 29th, 2016

Your fireplace is an easy and inexpensive way to stay warm in the winter months, and here in the Stony Point, NY area, it can be an absolutely invaluable part of your household. But as we enter the last few weeks of winter, you should watch out for damage or other issues with your fireplace. Now is the time to get those issues addressed, before our final spate of cold weather results in a problem that takes a lot more time and money to fix. Here are some common late-winter problems with your fireplace.

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Why Use Modular Rooftop Commercial HVAC Units?

February 22nd, 2016

Commercial HVAC systems differ in a number of ways from residential units, in part because your business is so dependent on a comfortable environment. Whether you run a retail business with a lot of customers or just an office space where employees need to be comfortable, you need a unit that not only does the job, but does so with the maximum attention to resources and efficiency. That starts with a good company who can not only install a commercial HVAC system, but swiftly repair it whenever it breaks down. Part of that efficiency also means using modular air conditioning and heating units: multiple units of a like size, usually placed on the roof of the building to do their jobs. Why use modular rooftop commercial HVAC units? Here are a few reasons.

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