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

What Is a Cooling Load Calculation and Why Is It Important?

June 15th, 2015

Every home needs a specific amount of cooling to be comfortable, and achieving this level of comfort is totally dependent on having the right-sized whole home air conditioning unit. How do you make sure your air conditioner is correctly sized? You have a trained technician from Design Air, Inc., help you calculate your home’s cooling load. There are a number of factors that are part of calculating the cooling load for your home in New City, NY, including: Continue Reading

3 Common Ductless Cooling Repairs

June 8th, 2015

No one likes having to deal with air conditioning repairs, but no system is impervious to needing repair at some point. If you have a ductless system, you may be wondering what some of the more common repairs are, as the system works differently from traditional split system ACs. The good news is that ductless cooling repairs aren’t any more complicated than traditional ACs, and in some ways, they may be considered easier because it’s much easier to access all the parts of a ductless system. Just remember that no matter the issue with your ductless AC, the experts at Design Air, Inc., are here to help with all of them. Continue Reading

Active vs. Passive Solar Hot Water Heaters: What’s the Difference?

June 1st, 2015

Using a solar hot water heater can help save you money, save energy, and decrease your carbon footprint. However, there are choices to be made, as there are some options where solar water heaters are concerned. The first item to determine for any homeowner who wants to install solar water heating is choosing an active solar hot water heater or a passive one. This doesn’t mean you’ll have a water heater that moves around versus one that doesn’t; rather, passive vs. active describes the way the unit provides hot water to your home. Let’s take a closer look. Continue Reading

It’s Allergy Season – What Type of Indoor Air Cleaner Should I Use?

May 25th, 2015

If you are one of the millions of people affected by seasonal allergies, you have an ally in your fight against attacks: indoor air cleaners. While seasonal allergies originate in the outdoors, it only takes the temporary opening of a window or door to allow them into your home and HVAC system. One of the benefits have having an HVAC system is that you can upgrade it to include indoor air quality components, including air cleaners. But which type of air cleaner should you use? Let’s take a look at what types are available. Continue Reading

Is a Ductless Mini Split System for Me?

May 18th, 2015

Ductless mini split ACs are growing in popularity, and for some very good reasons. Finding out if this system is a good fit for your home in New City, NY, involves doing some homework and working with a trained expert – and the good news is, the experts at Design Air Inc., are here to help you with both. The first step to take when considering any AC system for your home is to understand how the system works, and we’ll explain that in more detail below. To work with one of our air conditioning specialists, all you have to do is give us a call and we’ll schedule you an appointment. Continue Reading

Is Your Commercial Air Conditioner Ready for Summer?

May 11th, 2015

Everyone is enjoying the new, warm weather after this rough winter, but it won’t be long before the heat and humidity team up to make things steamy. For your business to run as it should, it’s necessary to have a comfortable work space, and a big part of the comfort comes from the temperature. Is your commercial AC ready for the job? There are a few ways in which to make sure your commercial air conditioning system is ready to work, and our Design Air Inc., technicians have made a list of them: Continue Reading

Why Consider a Heat Pump for Cooling?

May 4th, 2015

These days, homeowners have a wide range of options when it comes to choosing a whole home air conditioning system. One system you may want to take a closer look at is a heat pump. The first thing to know about a heat pump system is that it doesn’t just cool your home, it can heat it, too, so this is something to keep in mind when reviewing the system. What are some other reasons to consider a heat pump to cool (and heat) your home in New City, NY? Let’s take a look. Continue Reading

What Are the Benefits of a Whole House Generator?

April 27th, 2015

We have a very reliable power gird in New City, NY, and residents don’t have to fear extended problems with their electrical systems. But severe weather and human error can wreak havoc with that system, and while power outages don’t happen every day, you want to be prepared for the times when they do. A whole house generator can mitigate such disasters, and ensure your family’s safety and comfort in the process. What are the benefits of a whole-house generator? Read on for a few answers. Continue Reading