EB Design Air Inc. Blog : Archive for May, 2014

How Excessive Dirt Effects Your Air Conditioner

Friday, May 30th, 2014

It’s a general good rule of life that you want to keep dirt on the ground and out of everything else. This applies to your air conditioning system more than most devices in your home; an AC is susceptible to dust and dirt contamination that can severely limit its effectiveness, efficiency, and may even cause it to break down unless it receives major repairs.

Here are few of the ways that dirt can have a negative impact on your AC. Most of these problems require the work of professionals to remedy, so make sure you have handy a number for a skilled, qualified HVAC service that offers 24-hour air conditioning repair in Nyack, NY. It’s easy to locate one: Design Air Inc is ready any time of the day or night to deliver the repair work that will stop dirt from harming your summer comfort.

AC troubles from excessive dirt infiltration

  • Reduced airflow due to a clogged air filter: Your AC has a defense against dust and dirt entering its cabinet, the air filter. This filter traps debris inside the air coming through the return vents, protecting the sensitive interior components of the air conditioner. However, the filter must be changed on a regular basis (once a month during summer) or a large amount of contamination will choke off the airflow into the system—and consequently the airflow out of it. Extreme dirt clogging can also cause the indoor evaporator coil to freeze over, which will lower cooling ability. Make sure you change the filter monthly, and call for repairs if a clogged filter starts to damage the system.
  • Overstressed motors: Motors run key components in an AC: the fans and the compressor. But if dirt starts to develop across the motors, they will suffer from extra stress on their moving parts, and this will make them inefficient—and they could potentially burnout and need replacement. When you hear shrieking or groaning noises from the cabinet, it could be dying motors with too much dirt on them. Call for repairs.
  • Damaged fans: One of the major problems with dirt entering an AC cabinet is that it can cause damage to the operation of fans, making them run inefficiently, and possibly denting and bending their blades. Damaged fan blades will lead to additional damage to surrounding parts of the cabinet, so if you hear loud clanging and metallic striking noises from inside the AC, have technicians look into the fans for damage.

Regular maintenance will help

AC repair can solve these problems, but you can help keep your air conditioning system clean through yearly maintenance from an HVAC professional. Cleaning an AC is a basic part of an annual inspection and tune-up, and this will eliminate dirt infestations as significant problems for the coming season.

Call Design Air Inc today to schedule a maintenance session for your AC to start off the summer right. You can also depend on us for whatever air conditioning service in Nyack, NY you need.

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3 Reasons to Buy a Generator in Pomona

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

We rely upon electricity to power numerous components of our home, from the refrigerator to the garbage disposal to the entertainment center. Our civic electrical grids here in New Jersey are as reliable as one could hope for, but prudent home homeowners may wish to install a generator in their homes in the event of emergencies. Numerous qualified companies can install a generator in Pomona and other nearby cities, but before they can do that, you need to decide that the investment is worthwhile for your home and family. In most cases, it is. Here are 3 reason to buy a generator in Pomona, NY that you should seriously consider.

  • Reliability. As we’ve learned these last few years, disaster can strike at any time, and while our electrical grid is reliable, it can’t always withstand the power of a hurricane or similar disaster. A generator will help keep you up and running in a crisis: powering your refrigerator, heater, lights and other electrical appliances.  That allows you to sit tight and ride out the crisis in safety and comfort, without having to worry about when the power is going to come back on.
  • Convenience. If properly placed, a generator can provide easy power for outdoor appliances or buildings (such as workshops and guest houses) that aren’t connected to your electrical grid. Since they’re comparatively easy to install, they make a good option if you don’t want to worry about a full-bore electrical installation.
  • Improved home value. The presence of a generator on your property can be very enticing for prospective buyers. Depending upon the state of the market when you decide to sell, the added value might even cover the initial cost of the generator’s installation.

For more reasons to install a generator in Pomona, NY, or to set up a consultation, call upon the experts at Design Air Inc. for help. We serve communities throughout New Jersey, and we’re very familiar with the concerns homeowners have for their comfort and safety. Our technicians are completely dedicated to you satisfaction and we won’t rest until you’re pleased with the results. Contact us today and let us show you what we can do!

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3 Advantages of Solar Power

Friday, May 16th, 2014

You probably don’t think that solar power matters a whole lot here in New York. We get a lot of cloud cover on the East Coast, and our winters are as cold as they come. Yet advances in solar power mean that you needn’t worry about cloudy days the way you might have. Here in Monsey, solar energy has become an attractive alternative to many homeowners and you might want to consider a solar energy system for your household.  Here are 3 advantages of solar power that could help make the decision easier.

  • Efficiency. Solar panels use renewable energy, which means that they cost next to nothing to operate. A system in your home can save you a huge amount in monthly energy bills, and it may even earn you money since you can sell electrical energy back to the grid if your system produces more than your household needs.
  • Environmentally friendly. It goes without saying that solar panels make a very green choice for your power needs. They generate no harmful waste and because the sun is an infinitely renewable resource, it doesn’t drain fossil fuels, coal or the like. Increased efficiency has eliminated many of the downsides, making it easier than ever to get the energy you need while still being environmentally friendly.
  • Self-sufficiency. We have our share of power outages in the area, with hurricanes and other disasters growing increasingly common. Solar panels offer a degree of self-sufficiency, allowing you to continue to run vital appliances even when the power grid itself gets knocked out.

The advantages of solar power are self-evident, but even the most efficient system requires a certain up-front investment. And when you make that investment, you want the very best company you can find to perform the installation for you. In Monsey, solar energy systems are the purview of Design Air, Inc. We can inspect your home for the viability of the system (you usually need a clear skyline devoid of trees) and discuss your options with you before proceeding. When the time comes to install the system, we can do so with courtesy and pride. Give us a call today to make an appointment. You’ll be glad you did! And don’t forget to ask about our extensive HVAC services in Monsey when you need professional work done!

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How Do Air Conditioning Systems Fight Humidity?

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Many people will ask our Design Air, Inc. experts if their air conditioning system helps to fight humidity. The answer? Yes, without question. In fact, this is part of the job your air conditioner does while it cools your property. How exactly does your air conditioning in Nyack, NY dehumidify? We’ll discuss that below.

The Humidifying Process

How many times have you heard the saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”? While temperature certainly plays a role in feeling warm or cold, humidity is what makes the warm weather feel heavy, hot and sticky. This is because humidity is water in the form of moisture, and water is a conductor of heat. Therefore, when you sweat in hot, humid weather, the natural cooling process you experience in dry weather is inhibited by the moisture in the air, making you feel even more hot and sticky.

When it comes to cooling the air in your home, your air conditioner doesn’t just blow cool air into your property; the air conditioning system removes the warm air, along with the humidity, and redistributes it as cool, dry air created within your system. During the heat removal process, moisture is removed with the heat, captured in the form of water and then drained outside your home.

Benefits of Dehumidifying Your Home

There can be multiple benefits to lowering the humidity level in your property:

  • Reduction in the growth of mold and/or mildew
  • Better indoor air quality
  • Reduction in skin irritations caused by heat
  • Improved indoor comfort
  • Reduction of damage done by excessive moisture
  • Decrease in allergies/allergic reactions
  • Control over excessive condensation

Signs of Too Much Humidity

We see our fair share of hot, humid days. Here are a few indications that your property may suffer from a high level of humidity:

  • Allergy problems
  • Water stains on walls and ceilings
  • Visible moisture on windows
  • Mold growth
  • Musty odor

Humidity can make a hot day unbearable, but your air conditioning in Nyack, NY should make you cool and comfortable. If you are experiencing problems with your indoor humidity, call your Design Air, Inc. expert today to schedule an appointment.

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Design Air Inc. Participates in the Smart Homes/Smart Choices Event

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Comfort Advisor Marty Donohue

Comfort Advisor Marty Donohue

This past week Design Air Inc. took part in the “Smart Homes/Smart Choices” event at Pascack Community Center in Nanuet. This great event was designed to give home owners and community member’s info on how to be more energy conscious and how to save more money by being more efficient. We are proud to have been one of 25 local business members to have a booth at the event that covered:

  • Energy assessments
  • High efficiency heating and cooling systems
  • Weatherization
  • Photovoltaic installation
  • Water use efficiency

There were also some great presentations from participating members, with our own Comfort Advisor Marty Donohue on hand to answer any questions. We love participating in these great events and look forward to next year!

Contact us today with any of your New City area energy efficiency needs at 845-357-3580!

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Reasons to Consider Going Ductless for Your Pomona, NY Air Conditioning Installation

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Ductless mini split air conditioners have been used for quite a while in commercial properties, but over the last few years, a migration toward residential properties has been significantly on the rise. Whether you own a private home or commercial property, a ductless mini split air conditioner may be just the solution you’ve been seeking to help cool off for the coming summer months. Call Design Air Inc. to discuss the benefits of a ductless air conditioning installation in Pomona.

Top 3 Reasons to Consider Ductless Air Conditioning

There are many reasons to consider installing a ductless on your property. Here are 3 of the top reasons to do so:

Indoor air quality – there are two reasons a ductless air conditioner can provide better indoor air quality than a ducted system. First, there are no ducts in which dust, pollen and dirt can collect and blow into your home. Second, many ductless air conditioning units contain the latest in air quality technology, giving you, the customer, an edge over ducted units.

Better energy efficiency – each unit of a ductless air conditioner can be set to a specific temperature per room or space. This allows for different temperature zones within a property rather than a single temperature. In addition, each unit is programmable, which helps to maintain your room’s temperature while containing costs. This is much harder to achieve with a ducted system.

Ease of Installation – installing a ductless air conditioning system is far less invasive than with a ducted system. All that is required is a small hole, typically 3 inches in size, placed in the outside wall to connect the indoor and outdoor units. For homes with no ductwork, this means no tearing up of floors or costly ductwork construction.

Other Reasons to Consider Going Ductless

Here are a few more great reasons to consider going ductless in your Pomona, NY home:

  • Ductless air conditioners are far more effective than window units
  • Make each room the temperature you want – with separate cooling units in each room (or as many rooms as you want), you can create your own personal temperature zones.
  • No blocking out of windows as with a window unit
  • It can also provide heating

To Duct or Not to Duct

Installing any kind of air conditioning system to your home is a big decision – and Design Air Inc. is here to help you make the best decision for your property. Give us a call with any questions and take advantage of our Free Equipment Estimate to see which system is best for your air conditioning installation in Pomona.



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