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

Why a Subpar Air Conditioning Installation is So Detrimental: A Nyack AC Tip

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Like many regions of New York, Nyack experiences a lot of heat and humidity in the summer time. A reliable air conditioning system is absolutely vital to combating the heat. It provides an escape from soaring temperatures and thus makes your home a nice place to be at the end of a long day. Subpar air conditioning installation – whether performed on the cheap or simply by someone who neither cares nor knows what he’s doing – can be extremely detrimental to your comfort and pocketbook.

Subpar air conditioning installation often means using improper materials that will wear out or break well before they should. Sealants, fittings, coolant lines and even air filters can easily create leaks in the system if they aren’t up to par, wasting cool air and forcing the air conditioning to work harder to keep your house cool. An installer who doesn’t take proper care may also introduce dirt or other pollutants into the system, which can further impact the unit’s efficiency. A poorly installed drain pan can result in a build-up of condensed water, which leads to mold or a spill over into other parts of the air conditioning.

Then there’s the matter of size. An air conditioning unit that is too small for your home will struggle to cool your space adequately. One that’s too large will often turn off before fulfilling one of air conditioning’s big secondary functions – removing humidity from the air – leaving your home clammy and uncomfortable. A subpar air conditioning installation may not take the size of your home into account, leaving you with an AC that’s ill-suited to your living conditions.

All of these issues can lead to substantial repair bills down the line, as well as an increase in your monthly electric bills. You can avoid a subpar air conditioning installation by speaking with a licensed professional technician with the experience to do the job right: someone who will give you your money’s worth rather than cutting corners to save a few bucks. Call on the professionals at Design Air Inc. to install your air conditioning properly. Our HVAC technicians are fully certified and we service homes in Nyack, NY and throughout the surrounding area.

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Ultra-Slim Gas Fireplaces: Why Get One in Your Home

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Fireplaces are one of the best ways to keep warm on a cold night. Not only are they cost effective, but they provide a cozy, romantic atmosphere to warm your home. Heating in Pomona, NY is no laughing matter, with cold and snowy New York winters taking their toll. Why should you get a gas fireplace, and what kinds of advantages do they offer? The list includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Ease of installation: Ultra-slim gas fireplaces,such as the Heat & Glo’s new Ultra-Slim Revo series, often need very little space, sometimes just a depth of a few inches. Many such units have aesthetic values as well, and can even double as “art” when not in use.
  • Flexible location: An Ultra-slim gas fireplace easy to install, but your installer will have to consider nearby wiring, plumbing lines and similar concerns. You can normally place them in a bedroom, a study or anywhere else you wish with little difficulty.
  • Home value: Any gas fireplace will improve the value of the home significantly, and in some cases may even pay for the cost of installation when the time comes to sell your home.
  • Ease of operation: Traditional wood fireplaces require time and effort to start up. A gas fireplace can give you warm, cozy brilliance at the flick of a switch, without worrying about firewood or sooty ashes in the bargain.
  • Savings: As mentioned above, a gas fireplace can save you money on monthly heating bills. It can help heat some rooms of your home, allowing you to turn down your central heating system.

A qualified professional can help with planning and installation when the time comes to purchase an ultra-slim gas fireplace. He or she can perform an inspection of your home and determine the best place to install one, then discuss options and obstacles with you so that you understand everything involved. A good repair service can also employ routine maintenance to keep the fireplace in good shape and ensure that no issues develop with the gas lines. In Pomona, NY, you can call upon the experts at Design Air Inc. to handle any fireplace installation and maintenance issues with you. Contact us today to learn more about installing a Heat & Glo’s Ultra-Slim Revo gas fireplace.

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Pomona, NY Air Conditioning Repair Tip: What High Cooling Costs Mean

Monday, August 19th, 2013

It is a wonderful feeling to step into your nice, cool home on a hot day. But if you’re energy bills are skyrocketing this summer there could be a few reasons why that is. Make sure that you keep an eye on your utility bills as you run your AC this summer and if they start to get out of control you may need to call for air conditioning repair in Pomona. Here at Design Air Inc. we are dedicated to our customers’ complete satisfaction and to the efficient operation of their home. We wanted to put together a few things that could be causing your AC energy usage to go up.

  • Clogged air filter – A clogged AC air filter is probably the most common cause of air conditioning issues. If the air filter is filled with dust and dirt then it could be restricting the flow of air through the system making it have to work harder to pull in air. This will cause it to use more energy and become less efficient.
  • Dirty evaporator coils – If you have a central AC system then you have an indoor unit that contains an evaporator coil. Your air conditioning system pushes warm air from your house over this evaporator coil in order to cool it. If the evaporator coils get covered in dust, bacteria or other debris then it will inhibit your air conditioner’s ability to cool your home and cause it to work harder.
  • Low refrigerant – If your air conditioning system has a small leak then it could be leaking refrigerant or have low refrigerant pressure. Your AC system uses a compressed refrigerant to carry heat from inside your house to the outdoor unit to get exhausted into the outdoor air. If that refrigerant isn’t under enough pressure or if you don’t have enough refrigerant in the lines then it means that your AC has to work harder to circulate the little refrigerant that it does have.

One of the best ways to make sure that your air conditioning system is working as efficiently as possible is to get it regularly maintained by a professional. But if you do need air conditioning repair in Pomona, NY, make sure that you call the experts at Design Air Inc..

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Get Through the Summer with a Generator

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Are you looking for a comprehensive solution to power outages? Are you concerned that a thunderstorm this summer may interfere with your daily comfort? If so, you should consider a generator. We’re not talking about the portable ones you can buy at your local hardware store. Those may be fine in a pinch, but only a comprehensive whole house generator offers safe and reliable power backup. It will power your cooling system, refrigerator, and electric water heater so that you can still go about your daily routines. By installing a whole home solution, you can rest assured that you and your family will be comfortable during a power outage. Call Design Air today if you need a generator in Pomona, NY or the surrounding area.

In this post, we’d like to briefly give you some things to think about regarding a whole house generator:

  • Sizing: If you’re thinking of a comprehensive, whole home generator, you need to hire a professional electrician so that you can ensure it’s the right size. It needs to be appropriately sized so that it reliably powers exactly what you need it to power. There are various options and ranges of power you can choose from. You’ll need to consult with an electrician to figure out which appliances and equipment you’ll want to rely one, including washing machines, lights, refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioning. Once you’ve got this figured out, then we can help you decide how many of these devices you want to be able to operate in the event of a power outage.
  • Automatic or manual: Another option that makes whole home generator a truly comprehensive backup solution, is that it can be installed with an automatic switch that measures the voltage coming in from your utility supply line, and if it shuts off, then your generator turns on automatically. You can avoid having to turn on your generator manually and instead rely on your system to know when a power outage occurs.

If you’re looking for an excellent generator in Pomona, NY, just call the experts at Design Air today for more information.

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Pearl River Fireplace Options to Choose From

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Using a fireplace to heat a home is one of the most relaxing ways to do so. A fireplace is not only a great heat source. It is also a focal point of your home that allows you to create great ambience and atmosphere. If you have always wanted a fireplace but have never had access to one, contact Design Air, Inc. today. Our Pearl River fireplace installation experts will discuss your options with you, and we’re sure that we’ll be able to find the fireplace that is right for your home. The amount of choices you have may just surprise you.

When most homeowners think of a fireplace, they think of the crackle and smell of burning wood. If this is the experience that you’re after, one of our wood burning fireplaces or fireplace inserts, which make use of existing masonry while boosting efficiency and convenience, may be right for you. We also offer a great selection of wood burning and pellet burning stoves.

While burning wood is the way many people choose to go, other homeowners view it as too much work and clean up. For those of you interested in a fireplace installation that do not want to deal with the drawbacks of burning wood, a gas log fireplace is a good option to consider. Take advantage of natural gas that is piped right into your home to enjoy the benefits of a fireplace without the cleanup. With our quality products, you won’t even be able to spot the difference.

Don’t have any natural gas service in your area? Our fireplace professionals can fit your home with an electric fireplace product that will give you all the elegance and beauty of a traditional fireplace with the flip of a switch. With so many options to choose from, there truly is something for everyone.

To learn more about your Pearl River fireplace options, contact the experts at Design Air, Inc. We have the products and services you need to get the fireplace that fits your home right. Call now to get started.

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