EB Design Air Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Heat Pumps’ Category

Duct Systems vs Ductless Systems

Monday, May 27th, 2019

ductless-acIf you’ve been doing your research on air conditioning systems, you’ve likely come across a discussion about air ducts. Namely, whether or not you want to use them with your new AC configuration.

Ducts are the conduit that transport heated or cooled air from your HVAC system into the rest of your home. They’ve been used for ages in central AC systems and standard heat pumps. You even use them during the winter if you own a furnace.

However, you can also get rid of the ducts entirely by switching to a ductless air conditioning system in New City, NY. There are plenty of benefits to doing so, but it’s not for everyone.

We’ll breakdown the differences and help you decide what’s best for your home:

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Don’t Mistake These Heat Pump Functions for Problems

Monday, April 29th, 2019

frustratedIf you’re like most people, then you’ve been using a central AC or a furnace for your cooling and heating throughout your life. If you’re thinking of switching to a heat pump—whether that be a traditional kind or ductless—there are some operational differences that you should keep in mind.

It’s not uncommon for a new heat pump owner to mistake one of these differences for an actual repair problem and insist on having someone come over to make repairs. We’ll clear up some of those misunderstandings below so that you can have total peace of mind when operating your heat pump or ductless mini split in Nanuet, NY.

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4 Signs You Should Consider Ductless Air Conditioning

Monday, April 15th, 2019

ductless-acIf you’re still using a central air conditioner, that’s no surprise. Central air conditioners are the most commonly installed systems. Part of the reason is simply that it’s what is familiar to most homeowners. Plus, they’re effective at what they do, so there’s not much to dislike.

But for homeowners who want a bit more flexibility and control with their cooling systems, they might discover that a ductless air conditioning system in Monsey, NY is just the thing they’ve been needing. You might be one of them too! Below are 4 signs that you should consider ductless systems, either to replace your central AC or to supplement it:

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Will A Ductless Heat Pump Hold Up In Winter?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

mitsubishi-heat-pumpFor all the positive talk you hear about heat pumps, there’s always one objection that people have:

Can they really heat your home efficiently in winter?

The simple answer is “yes.” But it’s a very good question. After all, the way a heat pump works is by “recycling” the warmth in the air. If it’s extremely cold outside, how can a heat pump still function? Knowing the answer to this question may determine whether a heat pump system is right for your home. Keep reading and we’ll explain.

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Why Isn’t My Heat Pump Cooling My House?

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Heat pumps are great HVAC systems, offering your home both heating and cooling. There are some specialized mechanics that make this happen, and like any other heating or cooling system, sometimes problems can arise that affect your heat pump’s ability to cool. While it may be tempting to poke around and see what’s happening with your heat pump in Wyckoff, NJ, it’s important to allow a trained expert to inspect your heat pump and see what’s happening. The heat pump experts at Design Air, Inc., can help you with all of your heat pump repair needs – just give us a call.

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Why Consider a Heat Pump for Cooling?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

These days, homeowners have a wide range of options when it comes to choosing a whole home air conditioning system. One system you may want to take a closer look at is a heat pump. The first thing to know about a heat pump system is that it doesn’t just cool your home, it can heat it, too, so this is something to keep in mind when reviewing the system. What are some other reasons to consider a heat pump to cool (and heat) your home in New City, NY? Let’s take a look.

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Nyack Heat Pump Guide: How Heat Pumps Work

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Are you looking for ways to heat and cool your home efficiently? Perhaps you want to reduce your impact on the environment. Whatever your motivation, there is a home heating and cooling option that allows you to maintain comfort while cutting down on energy use and costs as well as making your home more eco-friendly. In your search for sustainable, affordable heating and cooling power, heat pumps may be the answer you’re looking for. The Nyack heat pump experts at Design Air have collected some information about these innovative systems your consideration.

How Heat Pumps Work

There are a few different heat pump options and styles available, but they all work in a similar way: by absorbing existing heat and using that heat to make your home more comfortable. This is achieved by utilizing the heat transfer process. What makes heat pumps so efficient is that they do not consume fuel to create heating and cooling energy. Rather, they transfer ambient heat into or out of your home. While this is the basis of operation for all heat pumps, there are a variety of styles that draw heat energy from various places.

Types of Heat Pumps

  • Air-Source Heat Pumps work best in warmer climates. While they will work just about anywhere, because they draw their heat source from the air their efficiency and effectiveness can be affected by freezing temperatures. This problem can be resolved by backing up your heat pump with an alternative heat source such as a gas furnace.
  • Absorption Heat Pumps work in much the same way as air-source heat pumps but are not powered by electricity. A heat source, including natural gas, propane or solar-heated water, is used instead. The main difference is that the evaporated ammonia used in both air-source and absorption heat pumps is absorbed into water rather than using a compressor to increase its pressure. A low power pump instead increases pressure, and the heat source then boils the ammonia out of the water.
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps draw heat from the ground or a body of water on your property. A loop system, either open or closed, is buried or submerged, and heat is absorbed for transfer to the heat pump. Geothermal heat pumps are more versatile than air-source models as they are not subject to temperature fluctuations. The ground retains much more consistent temperatures than the air.

Speak with a Nyack Heat Pump Specialist

This is some very basic information to introduce you to heat pumps. There are a lot of variations, installations methods and restrictions to consider before deciding if a heat pump is right for your Nyack home. It is important that you speak with a heat pump specialist, such as those at Design Air, to ensure that you get the right heat pump for your home. We’re happy to share our heat pump expertise with you.

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