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

What Are the Benefits of a Whole House Generator?

Monday, April 27th, 2015

We have a very reliable power gird in New City, NY, and residents don’t have to fear extended problems with their electrical systems. But severe weather and human error can wreak havoc with that system, and while power outages don’t happen every day, you want to be prepared for the times when they do. A whole house generator can mitigate such disasters, and ensure your family’s safety and comfort in the process. What are the benefits of a whole-house generator? Read on for a few answers.

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What Are My Choices for Carbon Monoxide Detectors?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the most dangerous gases around because it is undetectable to the human senses. This is why it is so important to have a CO detector in your home. Carbon monoxide can come from a number of home systems and appliances, including wood burning fireplaces and stoves, clothes dryers, combustion heating systems and combustion water heaters. The best, and only, guaranteed way to detect if you have unhealthy CO levels in your New City, NY, home is to use a carbon monoxide detector, and these are the main types available to homeowners:

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Why Consider Solar Panels for My Home?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Did you know that between May and September, our area gets approximately 14 hours of daylight every day? What if you could turn that daylight into power for your home with minimal effort on your part? You can, with solar panel installation from Design Air Inc. We can help you design a solar energy system that can be off-grid, grid connected or a hybrid system. It’s important to work with professionals who specialize in solar energy so that you can be assured of having a properly installed system, so call on our experts. We have years of experience installing, repairing, replacing and maintaining PV systems, and all of our work is 100% guaranteed.

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Which Fuel Type Should I Use for My Whole Home Generator?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Whole home generators can get your household through a power outage virtually unscathed, but they need one thing to do so: fuel. There are three main types of fuel used to power whole home generators:

  • Natural gas
  • Liquid propane (LP)
  • Diesel

Which type is best for you? Let’s take a look.

Natural Gas

Natural gas is the most convenient of the three fuel types because your whole home generator can be connected directly to the main gas line coming into your home. This means there’s no need to monitor the fuel level on your part, arrange for delivery, or fuel the generator yourself. Most whole home generators come equipped with an automatic switching mechanism that directs the generator to automatically power your home as soon as power from the utility company is interrupted, so choosing natural gas for fuel can provide you with a very easy system to manage. However, not all home have access to natural gas.

LP

LP, or liquid propane, is distributed via a propane tank, so if you choose to use LP to power your generator, you’ll need to have a propane tank and a company that can make fuel deliveries. Your whole home generator will connect directly to the LP tank, so you won’t have to worry about adding fuel yourself, but you will have to monitor the tank to ensure you have enough fuel to power your generator. LP has a long shelf life, enabling it to be stored for a long time, and will burn almost as cleanly as natural gas.

Diesel

Whole home generators that use diesel fuel for power have a large, protected storage tank underneath them for storing the fuel. With this type of fuel, you will have to monitor the system and re-fuel yourself.

Working with an expert in regard to your home’s generator installation is the best way to ensure that you install a generator that fits the needs of your home should a power outage occur. Need help making decisions about your new whole home generator? Call the experts at Design Air Inc., today and schedule an appointment for your home in New City, NY.

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How Air Conditioning Maintenance Saves You Money

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Opening your energy bills each month is never much fun, particularly in the summer months. In the summer, your air conditioning unit gets a lot of use, but it requires a lot of energy to use. In many cases, homeowners spend about half of their energy bill on cooling costs. But when you schedule regular air conditioning maintenance with a professional technician, you can reduce your monthly costs and your repair and maintenance costs over time.

The Steps of Maintenance

The tasks completed during a professional maintenance visit can greatly improve the state of your system overall. That’s because an annual cleaning and adjustment of your system keeps every part of your unit in top shape, and everything runs more smoothly when the parts are in the best condition possible. Here’s why maintenance is so important.

  • Cleaning – When the parts of your system are too dirty, heat exchange becomes limited, and your system simply cannot run as efficiently as it is designed to. The outdoor coils, for example, are prone to collecting dust, but these must be clean in order to effectively allow heat to dissipate. When these are clean, the refrigeration process can operate as per usual, requiring less energy to do so.
  • Adjustment – Over the span of a year, the parts may move out of place or become loose or bent. A professional knows exactly what to look for when determining what needs adjustment so that the parts can run exactly as expected. This reduces the chances that you’ll need to make repairs throughout the summer months.
  • Inspection – After an inspection, a technician will inform you of whether there is anything wrong with your unit, so that you can schedule repairs now. While major repairs will cost extra, it’s worth it to make repairs now so that you don’t have to deal with a costlier breakdown later on.

Call on the help of the air conditioning experts at Design Air Inc for air conditioning maintenance in Suffern, NY. Our years of experience and training help us to spot problems quickly and make the proper adjustments, and our annual maintenance program can keep your unit running properly for years to come.

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