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

What Are My Choices for Carbon Monoxide Detectors?

April 20th, 2015

Carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the most dangerous gases around because it is undetectable to the human senses. This is why it is so important to have a CO detector in your home. Carbon monoxide can come from a number of home systems and appliances, including wood burning fireplaces and stoves, clothes dryers, combustion heating systems and combustion water heaters. The best, and only, guaranteed way to detect if you have unhealthy CO levels in your New City, NY, home is to use a carbon monoxide detector, and these are the main types available to homeowners: Continue Reading

Why Consider Solar Panels for My Home?

April 13th, 2015

Did you know that between May and September, our area gets approximately 14 hours of daylight every day? What if you could turn that daylight into power for your home with minimal effort on your part? You can, with solar panel installation from Design Air Inc. We can help you design a solar energy system that can be off-grid, grid connected or a hybrid system. It’s important to work with professionals who specialize in solar energy so that you can be assured of having a properly installed system, so call on our experts. We have years of experience installing, repairing, replacing and maintaining PV systems, and all of our work is 100% guaranteed. Continue Reading

Which Fuel Type Should I Use for My Whole Home Generator?

April 6th, 2015

Whole home generators can get your household through a power outage virtually unscathed, but they need one thing to do so: fuel. There are three main types of fuel used to power whole home generators:

  • Natural gas
  • Liquid propane (LP)
  • Diesel

Which type is best for you? Let’s take a look.

Natural Gas

Natural gas is the most convenient of the three fuel types because your whole home generator can be connected directly to the main gas line coming into your home. This means there’s no need to monitor the fuel level on your part, arrange for delivery, or fuel the generator yourself. Most whole home generators come equipped with an automatic switching mechanism that directs the generator to automatically power your home as soon as power from the utility company is interrupted, so choosing natural gas for fuel can provide you with a very easy system to manage. However, not all home have access to natural gas.

LP

LP, or liquid propane, is distributed via a propane tank, so if you choose to use LP to power your generator, you’ll need to have a propane tank and a company that can make fuel deliveries. Your whole home generator will connect directly to the LP tank, so you won’t have to worry about adding fuel yourself, but you will have to monitor the tank to ensure you have enough fuel to power your generator. LP has a long shelf life, enabling it to be stored for a long time, and will burn almost as cleanly as natural gas.

Diesel

Whole home generators that use diesel fuel for power have a large, protected storage tank underneath them for storing the fuel. With this type of fuel, you will have to monitor the system and re-fuel yourself.

Working with an expert in regard to your home’s generator installation is the best way to ensure that you install a generator that fits the needs of your home should a power outage occur. Need help making decisions about your new whole home generator? Call the experts at Design Air Inc., today and schedule an appointment for your home in New City, NY.

How Air Conditioning Maintenance Saves You Money

April 3rd, 2015

Opening your energy bills each month is never much fun, particularly in the summer months. In the summer, your air conditioning unit gets a lot of use, but it requires a lot of energy to use. In many cases, homeowners spend about half of their energy bill on cooling costs. But when you schedule regular air conditioning maintenance with a professional technician, you can reduce your monthly costs and your repair and maintenance costs over time.

The Steps of Maintenance

The tasks completed during a professional maintenance visit can greatly improve the state of your system overall. That’s because an annual cleaning and adjustment of your system keeps every part of your unit in top shape, and everything runs more smoothly when the parts are in the best condition possible. Here’s why maintenance is so important.

  • Cleaning – When the parts of your system are too dirty, heat exchange becomes limited, and your system simply cannot run as efficiently as it is designed to. The outdoor coils, for example, are prone to collecting dust, but these must be clean in order to effectively allow heat to dissipate. When these are clean, the refrigeration process can operate as per usual, requiring less energy to do so.
  • Adjustment – Over the span of a year, the parts may move out of place or become loose or bent. A professional knows exactly what to look for when determining what needs adjustment so that the parts can run exactly as expected. This reduces the chances that you’ll need to make repairs throughout the summer months.
  • Inspection – After an inspection, a technician will inform you of whether there is anything wrong with your unit, so that you can schedule repairs now. While major repairs will cost extra, it’s worth it to make repairs now so that you don’t have to deal with a costlier breakdown later on.

Call on the help of the air conditioning experts at Design Air Inc for air conditioning maintenance in Suffern, NY. Our years of experience and training help us to spot problems quickly and make the proper adjustments, and our annual maintenance program can keep your unit running properly for years to come.

How Does a Whole House Generator Work?

March 25th, 2015

What do you risk losing when the power goes out in your home? You’ll have to go without your heating and air conditioning system, which is problematic in the dead of winter, and particularly troublesome for people in the home with medical conditions. You may lose hundreds of dollars’ worth of food from your refrigerator. And your family’s safety is compromised without any lights, as is the integrity of your home if you rely on a sump pump to prevent flooding. All of these items of course need electricity to run, but they’ll be up and running again in no time if you have a new whole-house generator installed in the home.

For whole house generator installation in Stony Point and all of the surrounding areas, put your trust in the electrical expertise of Design Air Inc.

How It Works

While smaller portable generators are powered manually, a whole-house generator is always on standby, switching over to natural gas or propane very soon after the power shuts off. This is possible because the generator is actually hardwired into your electrical system. An automatic transfer switch senses when there is no electrical current running through your system, and switches over to generator power. This generates power using natural gas or propane if natural gas installation is not possible in your home. Whenever electricity is restored to your home, it transfers power over again, so you won’t have to do anything manually.

A Job for Professionals Only

Installing a generator is not a job for an amateur. Firstly, these systems are quite large, heavy, and complicated. The larger engine and alternator portion goes outside, while the automatic transfer switch is in, connecting to your breaker panel or fuse box. Wiring this unit requires thorough electrical knowledge, and working with gas is never a good idea if you don’t have the proper training and certifications. A generator is a big investment, so always allow a professional to take care of any service or installation. Call Design Air Inc to get your new generator in Stony Point or to schedule repairs and maintenance to keep your unit in top shape.

Design Air Inc Is a Proud Lennox Premier Dealer

March 19th, 2015

At Design Air Inc, our technicians are proud of the work they do. We strive to complete any job to our customer’s satisfaction and to exceed expectations with every service call. That’s why we put our technicians through rigorous training in order to make sure you get the best service possible. And one of the training certifications that we are proudest of is our status as a Lennox Premier Dealer.

To get in touch with a Lennox Premier Dealer in the New City, NY area, contact the friendly professionals at Design Air Inc, who are trained specifically on the Lennox system that will best suit your needs.

Why Choose Lennox Premier Dealers for HVAC Service

Lennox is a highly respected name in heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality products. In fact, Lennox is an industry leader in many of the products they manufacture. Lennox products are widely recognized as being at the top of their class. And there are a wide range of heating, cooling, and indoor air quality products from which you can choose. Lennox offers many ENERGY STAR certified furnaces and air conditioners, some of the most efficient available for air conditioning and heating today so you can reduce costs and still get the performance you need. Lennox also manufactures quality indoor air quality systems which can eliminate a majority of the particles from the air that pass through the ducts.

Lennox Premier Dealers receive extensive training on the installation and service of Lennox products. Technicians are given access to comprehensive training materials which are continuously updated. We make sure our technicians have all of the latest information so that they can complete any service according to the latest industry standards and to the high expectations of the Lennox brand. With training centers around the country and material that focuses on the precise technical aspects of service as well as meeting customer service needs, you can trust that our technicians will treat your home with respect and provide the highest quality service possible.

Design Air Inc is a certified Lennox Premier Dealer for New City, NY and the surrounding areas. We continuously meet Lennox’s high standards of quality workmanship and customer service, so you can trust in our team for any HVAC service or repair. Give us a call today!