EB Design Air Inc. Blog : Archive for May, 2016

Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, May 30th, 2016

New City, NY has all kinds of residences, and most of them depend on traditional tank water heaters to do their jobs. There’s no mystery as to why: they’re reliable and durable, and as long as you keep them serviced or maintained, they should work for you for many years. But they’re not the only systems out there, and some can actually do a better job for your particular home. Consider tankless water heaters, for instance, which warm the water instantly as it passes through the pipes instead of heating a reservoir of water for eventual use. They can cost more to install and their small size usually means you’ll need multiple units to cover larger houses. In exchange, however, they offer a number of tangible benefits.

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Get a Handle on High Humidity this Summer

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

We don’t have to tell you how muggy it can get in the summer here in Ramsey, NJ. It’s only May and we’ve already begun to feel the effects. Soon, it will be like stepping out of your home into a solid wall of humidity, and the last thing you want is to have that kind of discomfort in your home. Air conditioners can address the problem by default, but they’re not set up to do that and often need a great deal of extra energy to keep a handle on high humidity. That raises both your bills and the possibility of a more serious repair. A whole-house dehumidifier is a better answer to the issue, and can even save you money in the right circumstances.

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Get Your Fireplace Ready for the Off Season

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Fireplaces are an ideal atmospheric addition to your home, and with rainy spring nights, can be used to make a warm and cozy atmosphere late into the season. But with spring turning to summer here in Ramsey, NY, your fireplace likely won’t be used again until the fall. That makes this the best time to get your fireplace ready for the off-season with cleaning and maintenance. A trained chimney sweep can do the job admirably, and you can help that process with a few steps of your own.

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Does Your Generator Need Replacing?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Thunderstorms are a way of life in Suffern, NY, and while our civic power gird is very reliable, Mother Nature still has the final word in these matters. A whole-house generator is a great way of keeping your home up and running during a crisis, or even to power the home full time if you live off of the civic grid. A key part of owning a generator, however, is knowing when to replace it as it wears out. Ultimately, only you to homeowner can make that decision, but as you check your generator this spring, look for these signs to tell you that it may need replacing.

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Your Air Conditioner Will Tell You When It Needs to Be Replaced

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Summer is on its way here in New City, NY, and before the temperatures get too hot, you should make a careful evaluation of your air conditioning system and determine if the time has come to replace it. That allows you to install a new unit now, if you need it, and avoid dealing with an unexpected breakdown in the middle of summer. Generally speaking, you should begin making that assessment as soon as the warranty expires, though yearly maintenance and careful use can extend its lifespan well beyond then. Don’t use the warranty as a measuring stick to determine whether you need to put your system out to pasture or not. Instead, look for one of the two following signs: both of which are related to cost.

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