EB Design Air Inc. Blog

Heater FAQ: Forced Air or Radiant Heating

March 30th, 2020

When it comes to heating in New York, having a system that is both effective and efficient is pretty important. The question that some people may have though is which type of heating system is going to be the most effective for keeping your home comfortable.

You actually have two main heating categories: forced-air heating and radiant heating. Understanding the difference between these two key categories of heat creation and how they impact your comfort can actually help you determine which kind of heating unit is going to best meet your comfort needs. In order to help, we have compiled some facts about both forced-air heating and radiant heating that will allow you to better understand them moving forward.

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An Important Message to Our Customers & Neighbors Regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus)

March 17th, 2020

We are reaching out to inform you that we are taking the spread of COVID-19 very seriously here at Design Air and our trucks are still moving. During this time of uncertainty, we want to assure you that the well-being and safety of our community is our top priority. In the coming weeks, we plan on continuing our home and emergency services.

Our field staff going into homes will be equipped with the following precautionary equipment and protocol to keep people as safe and healthy as possible:

  • Masks, gloves, disinfectant spray, sanitizers
  • Techs will clean their hands before entering each customer’s home
  • Techs will sanitize their tablets before entering each customer’s home
  • Techs will sanitize all tools before entering each customer’s home

We are committed to keeping you and our associates safe. Here are areas we are going to focus on for you:

  1. We are serious about monitoring the health of our staff and anyone else in contact with our staff. As recommended by the CDC in order to limit contact, we are not going to be scheduling any team member for work if there are any known cold or flu-like symptoms, or if any family member, friend or other close contact of that employee has symptoms.

  2. Please inform our office staff if you have an appointment scheduled and you or anyone in your family or household are showing signs of any of the symptoms of the Coronavirus. The WHO has identified shortness of breath, fever, and persistent cough as current symptoms. Please inform us if anyone in the household has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

  3. The CDC is providing continuous updates on the following website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our team.

 

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Why a Gas Fireplace is a Great Addition to Your Home

March 16th, 2020

couple-warming-feet-at-fireplaceHaving a heating system built into your house that can keep you warm all winter long is a great thing, but in most cases your furnace or your boiler radiators aren’t exactly picturesque. And sometimes it is nice not just to be able to keep warm but also to enjoy a little ambiance. Where the demand for warmth crosses paths with the desire to have something to add to your home environment you will find the gas fireplace.

Maybe you have an older wood-burning fireplace and you are wondering if it is possible for you to switch to a gas fireplace. Or maybe you just want to know what the deal is with gas fireplaces to begin with. Whatever your curiosity we are happy to answer your questions. We offer professional fireplace services in Rockland for a reason after all!

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End of Season HVAC Repairs To Watch For

March 2nd, 2020

heating-repair-serviceThe winter has been a long one, though, when you live here, they all seem just a bit too long. And if we think that wintertime lasts for too long, imagine how our heaters feel! We’ve been hunkered down trying to stay warm all winter, that is true, but our heating systems have been working very hard to accomplish the goal of providing us comfort on the coldest of days.

As you can expect, that much consistent effort on your heaters part adds up. Eventually, your heater will accrue enough wear and tear that it will need some repairs. And while a lack of heat is a pretty strong indicator that something is up with your heater, you shouldn’t have to wait until your home is icy to schedule end of season repairs for your Pearl River, NY HVAC heating system. Here are some indicators to watch for that will warn you that you should schedule a visit from a professional in the near future.

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How a Filter Affects Your Furnace

February 17th, 2020

man-holding-air-filterThere are a lot of different parts within your furnace that allow it to make heat effectively and do its job throughout the colder months. From your heat exchanger to your blower fan to the housing your furnace sits in, and even to the seemingly inconsequential filter, these different parts are all vital to your comfort which is why maintaining them, and repairing them when necessary, is important.

Let’s pause for a  moment and take a deeper look at the role your filter plays. All too often, we find that customers brush off the idea of the filter needing much care because they don’t think it will have much of an impact on the operation of their heater. The opposite is true. While a poorly-maintained filter isn’t as dangerous as a broken heat exchanger or as loud as a blower motor in need of lubrication, it can still have a negative effect on your comfort.

We want to explain why your filter is important and how best you can keep it in good shape.

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All About Leak Detection

February 3rd, 2020

plumbing-leakEB Design Air is proud to be offering its quality plumbing services to both Rockland and Orange Counties. One of our great plumbing services in Rockland County that you may want to know about is leak detection.

You might think that is sounds like a strange service at first. Find the puddle and you find the leak right? No quite. A puddle or standing water do indicate that you have a leak on your hands but they don’t necessarily tell you the location of that leak.

This is where leak detection comes in. Rather than making multiple holes throughout your home to attempt to find the leak, we have the ability to locate the leak and get it patched up without creating extra work in the process.

Want to find out more about this service? Keep reading and contact us to schedule a service when you are done.

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Give Your Furnace a Hand with a Humidifier

January 20th, 2020

humidifier-portableFurnaces are known for being powerful and efficient heating systems that keep your home comfortable throughout wintertime. With that said, even your furnace could use a helping hand every once in a while. A little bit of help can go a long way with extending your furnace’s lifespan and increasing its energy efficiency (which saves you money, by the way).

One of the best ways to make your furnace’s job easier: use humidity. Yes, you read that right. Believe it or not, humidity actually plays a huge role in keeping you comfortable during wintertime. This seems strange to a lot of people because it is the complete opposite of what humidity does in the summertime but we promise that it does have a positive impact.

Let us explain why and how.

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What Are Common Boiler Repair Needs?

January 6th, 2020

technician-repairs-boilerWalking into your home after a long day and being bathed in a comforting blanket of warmth can be quite pleasant. However, this affect isn’t the same if your boiler is struggling to do its job. If this is the case, you may come home to a house that is only a little warmer than the outdoors or, worse, is just as cold as it is outside the front door.

If your boiler heating system has a potential repair need, the sooner you get that necessary fix done the better things will be. After all, it is better to take care of a needed heating repair in Pearl River, NY, rather than ignore the issue in the hope it resolves itself only to end up needing to replace your system.

If you enjoy knowing what is going on within your system, we understand that! That is why we want you to be informed. So, let’s dive into a few potential problems your boiler could have that might require repair so you know when you should reach out to a professional technician for help.

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Explaining the Strange Noise Your Furnace is Making

December 23rd, 2019

loud-noise-shocked-womanImagine this: You’re laying in bed, going over your mental checklist of everything left to do before the big holiday party at your house in a couple days. Just as you start to nod off though, you notice the strangest noises coming from your vents. You may have heard these sounds before but they were never this loud or prominent so you ignored them.

Unfortunately, a loud and odd noise coming from your furnace may very well indicate a problem within your system. But there is good news: you can reach out to EB Design Air Inc. for repairs. When you do, one of our technicians will be able to come fix your gas furnace in Monsey so that you won’t have to worry about going without heat on the big day.

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3 Signs Your Gas Fireplace Needs Repairs

December 9th, 2019

gas-fireplaceIt is a wonderful feeling to enjoy time beside your gas fireplace when the world outside is so chilly. Those flickering flames provide a sense of warmth and coziness and provide a great place to enjoy a warm cup of cocoa. You may run into issues with this though if your gas fireplace isn’t functioning properly.

If you have a gas fireplace that isn’t working that way it is supposed to, it is likely that you will need to reach out for repair services for this unique part of your home sooner than later. While normally not a primary source for heating the entire home, it is still a part of your heating system!

So, the next question you may want to ask in this case is: what are the signs that I should reach out for gas fireplace repairs? Thankfully, we have an answer for you, along with repair services that you can schedule at any time.

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