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

Design Air, Inc Offers Generators from the leading Manufacturers

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Are you in need of a little energy backup? Design Air Inc has you covered with great new generators from the leading brands. We now offer Honeywell, General Electric and Kohler brand generators in addition to Briggs & Stratton to meet all of your energy needs. These units will help protect you from outages due to extreme weather and other unforeseeable, yet inevitable, causes of loss of power.

Call us today for more information on the various units we offer and get first rate service and installs from the company you know and trust, Design Air Inc., serving our Rockland County, NY area residents! No one likes to go without power and we’ll help ensure you make it through winter safe and sound!

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Stony Point, NY Fireplace Options: Electrical Inserts

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Fireplaces make an excellent addition to your home. Not only do they provide ambient heat and a lovely cozy atmosphere, but they often save you money on your monthly energy bills to boot. In Stony Point, NY, fireplaces serve an important function in keeping us warm on those cold New York nights. For many homes, an electrical fireplace insert makes a safe and attractive alternative to traditional wood-burning fireplaces, without skimping on the atmosphere.

An electrical fireplace insert typically comes in one of two forms. The self-contained units exist as a complete box that resembles a fireplace and the logs and coals within. You can plug it in anywhere, essentially creating an “instant fireplace” without the need for a chimney and other heavy-duty components. Depending upon your home, you can fit one of these inserts into an existing space, making it appear like a natural extension of the home.

The second type of fireplace insert is smaller, shaped like a log, a basket of coals or similar item. It’s intended to be placed inside an existing gas or wood-burning fireplace, allowing you to make use of the electric technology without having to rip out your existing fireplace.

Both versions provide the same benefits. As electric heaters, they permit you to warm your space while adding the comforting flicker of simulated firelight. They do so without the attendant mess of wood-burning fireplaces, and without the need for chimneys or similar vents. Not only does it allow a “fireplace” in homes that may not be equipped for it, but it eliminates the upkeep cost required for a more traditional fireplace as well. Their ease of installation and speed of use only add to their overall attractiveness.

If you’re looking into fireplaces, and electrical inserts sound like an option for you, then contact Design Air. Inc..  We cover all of the communities around Stony Point, NY. Fireplaces are an area of expertise, and our technicians can discuss your electrical insert options with you. Call us today to set up an appointment; we can show you how your household will benefit from electric fireplace options. 

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Common Problems with Heating in Pomona

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Winters can be very cruel in New York, and difficulty with your heating system is a major inconvenience. Modern heating systems are sturdy and reliable but they do have their limits, especially if they get frequent use. Here are some problems you may encounter with your heating system during the coming winter months. Whatever difficulties you encounter, contact Design Air Inc to look for a solution.

If you have a boiler heating your home, one of the most frequent problems you may encounter is leaks. There are multiple reasons that a boiler may start leaking: loose connections, cracks developing on the tank, or damaged seals. If your boiler begins leaking, get expert help to find out what the problem is and how to fix it.

If your home uses a furnace, make sure you change the filter at least every two months during the cold weather. A dirty filter will block air flow and make your furnace work too hard to give you the warm air you need. If the filter becomes damaged, it could lead to dust and debris getting inside the furnace and damaging the fan or the heating elements.

One of the biggest concerns about heating during the winter is power outages. If you depend on electricity to power your heating system, the impact of an outage during the deep cold can be both uncomfortable and even dangerous. As insurance against a power outage when repairs cannot be done immediately, a whole house generator is an excellent option. Whenever the power cuts out in your home, the generator will kick in to help keep your heating system working until the power can be restored.

Prolonged cold weather puts a great amount of stress on your heating system, so make sure that it is ready for the winter. Many common heating problems can be avoided with proper preventive maintenance. Take advantage of the slower time during the fall to schedule a maintenance check that will keep your boiler or furnace prepared for extreme low temperatures.

Design Air Inc has 25 years of experience taking care of people’s heating needs. We handle repairs on most HVAC systems and have 24/7 emergency services. We also install whole house generators. When you need heating service in Pomona, NY, call on Design Air Inc.

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The Importance of Proper Furnace Sizing: Spring Valley, NY Furnace Tip

Monday, September 16th, 2013

In Spring Valley, NY, furnaces play an important role in keeping our homes warm and comfortable. But because we’re all accustomed to paying for proper heating, we’re not always aware of how much we’re wasting. For example, consider the need for proper furnace sizing. Furnaces which are too small for your space present obvious problems – they must work too hard and may not be able to heat your home properly. An oversized furnace may sound like a better idea initially – hey, it’s bigger so it must be more powerful, right? – but in truth, it could end up costing you a great deal as well.

In simplest terms, an oversized furnace works too well. By warming up your house too quickly, it tends to cycle and off rapidly, which uses  unnecessary fuel and energy. That could end up costing you more than a unit which is too small. Either way, your house isn’t well served and all you get for your troubles is money out of pocket.

An improperly sized furnace also creates unnecessary wear and tear, as the small ones struggle to keep up with the load and the large ones kick on and off multiple times a day. Over the years, that can lead to high repair bills and decrease system life. Proper sizing avoids all of that, and helps your furnace heat your home with the maximum possible efficiency.

So how does one properly size a home for a furnace? Every home is unique, and as such has unique conditions that factor into the equation. It’s more than just measuring square footage. You must take into account such factors as the number of windows in your home, the amount of insulation and the presence of a basement.

If you think your furnace is the wrong size for your home, contact the experts at Design Air, Inc. We have considerable experience with proper furnace sizing, and can perform a thorough examination of your home to determine the best size for you. Contact us today for all your Spring Valley furnace needs.

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Why Consider a Generator?

Monday, September 9th, 2013

It can be easy for homeowners to overlook just how vital the electricity in their homes is. Of course, then that electricity is no longer available, it can be difficult to believe that you were ever able to do so. Do not let a power outage bring your home and comfort grinding to a halt. Contact the professional technicians at Design Air, Inc. to discuss the many benefits of a generator in your Monsey, NY home. We have all the information you need to determine if investing a generator is the right option for you.

Some of you may be familiar with portable generators. While these machines are pretty convenient and fairly inexpensive, they also offer limited protection should your power go out and remain out for any amount of time. Generally, they can support a few appliances which may be plugged directly into the generator. With a whole-house generator, though, the system is wired directly into your home’s electrical panel and will kick on when the electricity goes out. This is a great advantage over portable generators, which generally need to be started up manually.

The benefit of this is the fact that you do not even have to be at home in order for your generator to come on. This is very important for homes that run medical equipment requiring electricity, of just for homeowners looking to keep the refrigerator cold when they are not at home. Do not let an electrical outage put your home at any risk of inconvenience. A generator must be properly sized in order to supply your home with enough power in the event of an electrical outage. You do not want to invest in a generator only to find that it cannot handle the demand you place on it when the lights go out. When you allow us to handle your generator services, you’ll never have to worry about that.

If you are considering the installation of a generator in Monsey, NY, Design Air, Inc. is the company to call. We have a great selection of generators for you to choose from, and the experience necessary to ensure that you find the right one for your home. Call now to learn more.

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Happy Labor Day!

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

On the first Monday of every September, we celebrate Labor Day in honor of workers everywhere who strive to make our local community and country great. We enjoy the holiday like any other business as a time for BBQ, hanging out with friends and family, and celebrating the end of summer. It also means the start of the NFL and college football seasons.

The origins of Labor Day are disputed, as is the case with many other holidays. Some cite Matthew Maguire, the machinist and secretary of the Central Labor Union of New York, while others cite Peter J. McGuire of the American Federation of Labor. Whomever the original founder, by 1894, the holiday had become widely recognized and was designated a federal holiday by Congress and President Grover Cleveland immediately following the Pullman Strike. This strike pitted US Marshals and US Military against employees of Pullman Palace Car Company outside Chicago, as workers sought to protest wage cuts and the firing of union representatives. At the time, the holiday was a way of repairing ties with workers and recognizing the importance of their contributions.

Today, we see Labor Day as an opportunity to recognize all the people who work hard to contribute to our county. Thank you, and Happy Labor Day from all of us! 

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