EB Design Air Inc. Blog : Archive for March, 2015

How Does a Whole House Generator Work?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

What do you risk losing when the power goes out in your home? You’ll have to go without your heating and air conditioning system, which is problematic in the dead of winter, and particularly troublesome for people in the home with medical conditions. You may lose hundreds of dollars’ worth of food from your refrigerator. And your family’s safety is compromised without any lights, as is the integrity of your home if you rely on a sump pump to prevent flooding. All of these items of course need electricity to run, but they’ll be up and running again in no time if you have a new whole-house generator installed in the home.

For whole house generator installation in Stony Point and all of the surrounding areas, put your trust in the electrical expertise of Design Air Inc.

How It Works

While smaller portable generators are powered manually, a whole-house generator is always on standby, switching over to natural gas or propane very soon after the power shuts off. This is possible because the generator is actually hardwired into your electrical system. An automatic transfer switch senses when there is no electrical current running through your system, and switches over to generator power. This generates power using natural gas or propane if natural gas installation is not possible in your home. Whenever electricity is restored to your home, it transfers power over again, so you won’t have to do anything manually.

A Job for Professionals Only

Installing a generator is not a job for an amateur. Firstly, these systems are quite large, heavy, and complicated. The larger engine and alternator portion goes outside, while the automatic transfer switch is in, connecting to your breaker panel or fuse box. Wiring this unit requires thorough electrical knowledge, and working with gas is never a good idea if you don’t have the proper training and certifications. A generator is a big investment, so always allow a professional to take care of any service or installation. Call Design Air Inc to get your new generator in Stony Point or to schedule repairs and maintenance to keep your unit in top shape.

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Design Air Inc Is a Proud Lennox Premier Dealer

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

At Design Air Inc, our technicians are proud of the work they do. We strive to complete any job to our customer’s satisfaction and to exceed expectations with every service call. That’s why we put our technicians through rigorous training in order to make sure you get the best service possible. And one of the training certifications that we are proudest of is our status as a Lennox Premier Dealer.

To get in touch with a Lennox Premier Dealer in the New City, NY area, contact the friendly professionals at Design Air Inc, who are trained specifically on the Lennox system that will best suit your needs.

Why Choose Lennox Premier Dealers for HVAC Service

Lennox is a highly respected name in heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality products. In fact, Lennox is an industry leader in many of the products they manufacture. Lennox products are widely recognized as being at the top of their class. And there are a wide range of heating, cooling, and indoor air quality products from which you can choose. Lennox offers many ENERGY STAR certified furnaces and air conditioners, some of the most efficient available for air conditioning and heating today so you can reduce costs and still get the performance you need. Lennox also manufactures quality indoor air quality systems which can eliminate a majority of the particles from the air that pass through the ducts.

Lennox Premier Dealers receive extensive training on the installation and service of Lennox products. Technicians are given access to comprehensive training materials which are continuously updated. We make sure our technicians have all of the latest information so that they can complete any service according to the latest industry standards and to the high expectations of the Lennox brand. With training centers around the country and material that focuses on the precise technical aspects of service as well as meeting customer service needs, you can trust that our technicians will treat your home with respect and provide the highest quality service possible.

Design Air Inc is a certified Lennox Premier Dealer for New City, NY and the surrounding areas. We continuously meet Lennox’s high standards of quality workmanship and customer service, so you can trust in our team for any HVAC service or repair. Give us a call today!

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Problems Revealed During a Home Energy Audit

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

How much are you spending each month for heating and air conditioning? For many homeowners, the HVAC equipment—especially the air conditioner—uses a lot of energy to run. In fact, in most cases, a home air conditioning system uses far more energy than it needs to because the conditions in your home do not allow it to run efficiently.

A home energy audit can help to significantly reduce the amount of energy you use each month. After an energy audit, technicians will recommend services that can improve the air quality in your home and the efficiency of your air conditioning and heating equipment. Call Design Air Inc for a home energy audit in Pomona today and prepare your air conditioning equipment for the warmer weather ahead. The following issues may be detected during an energy audit.

  • Air Leaks: A blower door test can help a technician to determine whether there are areas of the home through which air is escaping. This test uses a large fan and air pressure testing equipment to determine where air pressure levels are too low and wear weatherization or sealing would be most valuable.
  • Duct Leaks: If air leaks through the ductwork in your home, it moves into unoccupied spaces like an attic or crawlspace. This means that not all of the air your HVAC system creates reaches the rooms of your home, which means it takes longer to run and uses a lot of energy in the process.
  • Poor Indoor Air Quality: The filter in your HVAC system may not remove some of the largest and most problematic particles that could be in your air. Technicians may recommend that you install a new indoor air quality system after an energy audit.
  • High Humidity: High humidity levels in the home make people feel warmer than they are, so you may crank up your AC if you have humidity problems in your home, which can become a major energy drain.
  • Inefficient HVAC Equipment: Finally, a technician will let you know if it’s a good idea to upgrade your HVAC equipment, make repairs, or install a new thermostat for greater efficiency.

Call Design Air Inc today to schedule an energy audit for your home in Pomona, NY. Some homeowners end up saving hundreds of dollars each year after scheduling the necessary services.

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Why Choose a Hydronic Heating System

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Looking for a new whole-home heating system? You may want to consider that there are many different options for home heating today. While the majority of home heating systems send warm air through a set of ducts, hydronic heating systems contain a hot water heating system that delivers warmth to the people and the objects in the room. If you crave more comfort and efficiency from your heating system, a new radiant heating system, also known as a hydronic heating system, may be right for you.

Forced air heating systems rely on convection to heat up a room. Heat transfers to the air which then blows into a room via the ducts. Unfortunately, air is not the best conductor of heat. Heat inevitably rises to the top of the room and dissipates quickly. It’s difficult for air to distribute evenly throughout the room, which may lead to hot and cold spots in the house.

A hydronic heating system, on the other hand, relies on conduction (and convection, to a lesser degree) for heat transfer. Liquid is a good conductor of heat, so heat first transfers to water at the boiler unit, which then moves either to an underfloor piping system or to an endpoint like a radiator or baseboard heater. This heat then transfers directly to the objects in a room, keeping the whole room warmer for longer.

Boilers have fewer moving parts than other heaters, which means they may have a longer lifespan and require fewer repairs. Boilers are highly efficient when properly serviced. But you should keep in mind that boiler installation is a long and involved process. Unless there are already pipes in place in your home, you’re going to need to set aside quite a bit of time for the process, and sometimes renovations are necessary as well.

Calling on the friendly professionals at Design Air Inc can help you to find the right heating system for your home in Suffern. Whether it’s a hydronic heating system, furnace, or heat pump, we can make sure your new unit is as efficient as possible and that it runs into fewer problems over time. Call our team today.

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