EB Design Air Inc. Blog : Archive for June, 2013

How You Can Prevent the Need for Air Conditioning Repair in Pearl River, NY

Monday, June 24th, 2013

No matter what type of air conditioning system you have in your Pearl River home—whether central air, heat pump, or ductless split—you need to ensure that it’s running well during the cooling season. Your AC endures a lot of wear and tear every summer and there are a few things you can do to stay on top of AC maintenance and in order to prevent the need for air conditioning repair in Pearl River, NY. Call Design Air Inc. today for comprehensive AC services.

Let’s take a look at some ways you can prevent the need for air conditioning repairs:

  • Clean and replace your air filter: During the cooling season, you need to make sure that you check your air filter at least once a month for debris buildup. Your air filter is designed to prevent the accumulation of dust, pollen, dander, and other debris on the sensitive mechanical parts and coils of your AC, but it can’t do its job properly if it is caked with grime. Moreover, it will actually become counter-productive to performance and energy efficiency if not kept clean. This simple monthly checkup and replacement can help you prevent repair needs.
  • Enrolling in a preventive maintenance program:  With a program of routine maintenance, you can ensure that your AC is always ready to perform no matter what the outside temperature is. A pro will inspect, clean, and adjust your system components to ensure that it’s operating exactly as it should. He will also recommend repairs or upgrades to ensure that you’re getting the most effective and efficient cooling possible. Don’t underestimate the importance of professional maintenance. It might even be necessary to uphold your manufacturer’s warranty.

Call Design Air Inc. today if you need air conditioning repair in Pearl River, or if you’d like more information about our maintenance programs. 

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Spring Valley, NY Air Conditioning Question: What are Condenser Coils?

Monday, June 17th, 2013

While we often depend upon our Spring Valley, NY air conditioning systems, especially during the the hottest days of summer, many homeowners do not quite know how the AC does what it does, nor how its various components work together. While nobody expects you to become a professional, a little bit of know-how can go a long way towards helping you identify any potential issues in the operation of your AC. In this post, we’d like to focus on one component in particular, the condenser coil. For Spring Valley, NY air conditioning, call the experts at Design Air Inc. today!

  • What it is: The condenser coils are typically wrapped around the inside of the weatherized outdoor unit. They are made out of copper or aluminum, and they circulate refrigerant as an exhaust fan pulls the outside air through the outdoor unit. It is one of two sets of coils in the entire AC system, the other being the evaporator.
  • How it works: The evaporator coil causes the refrigerant to evaporate into a low-pressure gas, and this is sent into the compressor, which raises its temperature and pressure levels substantially. The purpose of the condenser is to dissipate this thermal energy into the outside air. After the refrigerant moves through the condenser, it has been turned into a high pressure liquid, and moves on to the expansion valve.
  • Why it’s important: The design and the materials used in the making of the condenser coil are both important factors in heat dissipation, which ultimately determines the energy efficiency and performance levels of the air conditioning system as a whole.

For more information about condenser coils, or if you need Spring Valley, NY air conditioning services, call Design Air Inc. today! 

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Pomona, NY Air Conditioning Installation Guide: Sizing an AC System

Monday, June 10th, 2013

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, you’ll need to make sure it’s the right size for your Pomona, NY home. Whether you’re replacing an existing AC or installing an HVAC system for your new home, a comprehensive load calculation will help to determine what you need from your air conditioner during the hottest days of the year. In order to get the right size AC for your home, you need the expertise of a certified expert. Choose Design Air for comprehensive air conditioning installation in Pomona, NY. Call us today!

  • How does sizing work? During what’s known as a load calculation, your AC expert will perform a variety of measurements that seek to account for the thermal potential of your home. There are two basic aspects in cooling load: loss and gain. By measuring how much of your exterior wall space is covered by windows, the cubic footage of the home, and the quality of your doors, insulation, we will be able to match the size of your cooling system to the particular needs of your home. Environmental considerations, such as the topography of the land on which your house sits, as well as the orientation with respect to the sun, may also play an important role.
  • Why does it matter? If your home is improperly sized or not sized at all, it can lead to problems. If it’s too powerful and large for your system, then it will short-cycle frequently and will often not respond well to thermostat controls. You may actually be too cold! If it’s too small and not powerful enough, then it will not be handle summer heat, and it will probably run too often. In both cases, cooling performance will be inadequate and it will often be very inefficient to run. An inappropriate match can actually cost you money in the long-term, and may be subject to increased risk of internal damages and wear and tear.

Getting the right size air conditioning system for your Pomona, NY home is important. It ensures that you receive excellent cooling performance and energy efficiency. When you’re ready to get started, call Design Air. 

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Design Air Inc Handles Large-Scale Multi-Unit Commercial Replacements

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Here at Design Air Inc we can cover any job from a simple single unit install, replacement or repair to large scale commercial projects. Recently we replaced 9 massive commercial units which you can see below, it was big job but Design Air Inc was up to it.

Commercial Unit Replacement

Call us today for your job big or small, we are here to work for you!

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Pomona, NY Air Conditioning Question: Do I Need to Schedule Air Conditioning Repair?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

As the cooling season fast approaches us here in Pomona, NY, we may have already started to think about our air conditioning systems, and about whether they will work well during the high levels of heat and humidity this summer. While you can happily leave any repair work to your local professional technician, knowing when to schedule air conditioning repair is nearly just as important. After all, while routine maintenance is a great way to have a professional regularly inspect your system, it’s impossible for your tech to know a problem is there between visits. Knowing whether or not to schedule air conditioning repair depends upon a few other questions you might want to ask about your cooling system. In this post, we’ve tried to address three such questions. For more information, contact a pro at Design Air, Inc. today!

  • Do you have inadequate cooling? If your home is not cooling as well as it once did, or not nearly as well as it should, then it may be a sign that you need air conditioning repair. First, check your air filter to make sure it’s not clogged, and your thermostat to make sure the fan is on and that it’s at the correct temperature to call for cool air. If those checks don’t solve your problem, you should call an AC technician.
  • Do you have any hot spots in your home? If there are areas of your home that do not ever seem to stay cool, then these hot spots may indicate that you have a problem with your air conditioning system. You may have an airflow problem, or low refrigerant levels. That said, if the hot spots occur near windows or doors, then there might be an associated insulation problem.
  • How old is your air conditioner? Does it require frequent repairs? If your AC is getting older and requires frequent repairs, then it may make more financial sense to replace the system rather than to continue supporting an obsolete and energy-inefficiency air conditioner. Consult with a professional in order to weigh your options.

These are just a few questions you might ask yourself if you’re considering Pomona, NY air conditioning repair. Call Design Air, Inc. today! 

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