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Include Your AC in Your Spring Cleaning

Monday, May 11th, 2020

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Spring is a great time of year to do some spring cleaning, hence the name! From switching out the heavy winter blankets and replacing them with lighter versions, to fluffing pillows and dusting rooms, a lot of us are working to get our homes into a cleaner, brighter state.

As you are going about to clean and spruce things up though, you will want to remember that your air conditioning system needs to be cleaned too. Believe it or not, your air conditioning in Pearl River needs to be kept clean in order to operate efficiently and effectively.

So you may be asking yourself what part of your air conditioning system can even get dirty. We are happy to both tell you about how and where your A/C might get dirty and what to do about it.

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HVAC Suggestions and Expectations for Extreme Heat

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

We are expecting an extreme heatwave this weekend. Outdoor temperatures are supposed to soar well above the normal air conditioning systems design temperature.  We here at Design Air want to be sure that our customers stay safe and take any and all precautions through this heatwave. In case of emergency, Design Air is here for you! 

Here are our suggestions for keeping your home as cool as possible through the oppressive heat.

  1. During an extreme heatwave, it is best to leave your system set at your desired indoor temperature and to put it in hold mode. DO NOT use your energy-saving program. DO NOT turn your system off or raise the temp if you leave the house for a few hours or even for the day. The system will not be able to recover and bring down the temperature. 
  2. Pull shades to limit direct sunlight, keep outside doors shut and confirm ALL windows, (bathrooms, downstairs, upstairs, basements, etc.), are closed tightly.  The slightest window gap will allow humidity in and use all of the air conditioner’s power to remove the humidity, instead of, working on lowering the temperature.
  3. If you have more than one air conditioner cooling your house, make sure ALL units are set to cool, so that one system is not trying to cool the whole house.
  4. Make sure you have a clean filter.
  5. DO NOT add heat to your house, minimize the use of the oven, stove, lights, washer, dryer, and computers.
  6. BATHROOMS: try not to add heat and humidity from showers or baths. Close the bathroom door and run the bath exhaust fan while showering. If possible, minimize shower and bath time.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: Central air conditioning systems are designed to maintain roughly a 20° differential between outdoor temperatures and indoor temperatures. This is fine when the outdoor temperatures rise to 90° – 92°, systems should still maintain 70° – 72° inside the home. When outdoor temperatures rise to 100° the indoor temperatures may also rise above the desired setting. On a 100° day, during the peak heat of the day and a few hours after, the indoor temperature may rise to 80° and the system may still be operating properly. It just cannot keep up with the extreme temperatures outside and that is normal.  

Please be safe and smart during this heatwave.  Please avoid prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors and remember to stay hydrated!  

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Tips for Scheduling Rewiring Service

Monday, October 30th, 2017

rewiring-electrical-systemsRewiring can be a complex operation, especially for older homes with older electrical systems that may require extensive rewiring. Rewiring services make a lot of sense during the fall, before the snows of winter come and the cold weather complicates any rewiring efforts. But you need to make sure you have the right services for the job. The company you call to handle such operations needs to be able to work swiftly and effectively, and keep your confidence during a very important operation with your home. Here are a few things to keep in mind when calling an electrician for rewiring service.

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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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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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Some of the Unusual Movies Released for Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Hollywood has always tried to match movies up to the seasons to draw droves of viewers to the theaters: October is packed with fright-offerings, while the winter holidays skew toward warm and pleasing family films (as well as Oscar hopefuls). Valentine’s Day falls in an odd spot when it comes to the movie release calendar, however, since February tends to be a slower time for the film industry. The studios are as likely to slot strange movies that don’t fit anywhere else in their annual schedules into the Valentine’s Day weekend as they are films with powerful romantic appeal.

So, while the second weekend of February has featured hugely successful romantic comedies like Hitch, The Wedding Singer, and (of course) Valentine’s Day, some truly weird choices have debuted in this weekend as well. And a few have even gone on to tremendous success despite the bizarre match with the holiday. Here are a couple of the odder Valentine’s Day movie releases:

  • Dracula (1931): Yes, this Halloween perennial and the start of Universal Studio’s Classic Monsters actually came out on Valentine’s Day! But perhaps this makes some sense, as the Dracula legend has often received a “doomed lover” approach in the many years since Bela Lugosi made the aristocratic vampire a screen icon.
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991): Does any film seem less appropriate for Valentine’s Day than this unnerving and sometimes very violent psychological thriller? What’s even more astonishing than the film’s release date is that The Silence of the Lambs eventually nabbed the Oscar for Best Picture, an almost unheard of occurrence for a movie released so early in the year.
  • Daredevil (2003): This Marvel comic adaptation featuring Ben Affleck as a blind superhero does contain a romantic subplot, but the stronger connection to Valentine’s Day may just be that Daredevil wears a bright red costume.
  • A Good Day to Die Hard (2013): The least successful of the Die Hard film franchise, this is an excellent example of a studio dropping a film into a weekend where it doesn’t fit in the hopes that it works as counter-programming. (It didn’t.)
  • Wayne’s World (1992): Now here is an example of counter-programming that clicked with audiences. This comedy based on a Saturday Night Live sketch turned into one of that year’s biggest hits and spawned a sequel.

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a trip to the movie theater, or you have your own special plans, everyone here at Design Air Inc. hopes you and your loved ones have a wonderful weekend.

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The Advantages of Heating with a Wood Stove

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

If you’re looking for a new way to heat your home, you may actually consider choosing an old reliable failsafe: a wood stove or fireplace. Wood burning is one of the oldest forms of heating, and homeowners who still rely on it continue to rave about its comforting effects.

What’s more is that many home heating experts say that wood burning is still one of the most efficient means of heating. Homeowners can choose between installing freestanding wood stoves and installing inserts in existing fireplaces. Learn more about the benefits of wood burning fixtures in this brief guide.

The Benefits of a Wood Burning Stove

Many people love wood stoves partly because they add a stylish, vintage feel to any home. But one of the main advantages of burning wood is the level of comfort it delivers to a room. Your wood stove or fireplace offers an advanced level of comfort because heat fills a room. With traditional forced-air heating, it only heats the air, which may not be an ideal way to distribute heat as it can quickly dissipate from the home. And if you’re worried that a new wood stove won’t have enough power to heat your home, a wood-burning stove or fireplace can actually have enough BTUs for an entire home.

Furthermore, a wood stove can be extremely efficient. Wood-burning stoves and fireplaces rely on an all-natural fuel source which is readily available and sometimes free. The energy return usually greatly exceeds the initial investment, particularly if you’re replacing a heater that used oil. It reduces your carbon footprint so that you can feel better about using it in your home.

Safety

Finally, in many ways, wood-burning is safe for your home and healthy for your family members. As long as you choose professionals for installation and have your unit maintained once a year (this is necessary with any type of heating system), any potential carbon monoxide emissions vent safely to the outdoors. And the risk of a chimney fire is practically eliminated so long as an expert takes the right safety precautions.

Visit our showroom at Design Air Inc to view our selection of available wood-burning stoves and fireplaces in Monsey and the surrounding areas, and consult with an heating expert before making a final decision.

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Design Air Inc. teams up with Lennox to help out the Pyngyp School House

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

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The Pyngyp Schoolhouse in Stony Point, was recently in need of some updated heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. We saw the need was there and decided, with the help of our partner Lennox, to lend a hand by donated a work force and equipment. The Stony Point Pyngyp Restoration Committee has been working on restoring the historical schoolhouse building and we cherished the opportunity to help out. Design Air Inc. loves our local community and we look forward to helping with all of your heating and air conditioning needs.

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Order the new Golden Pellets from Energex!

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Golden Pellet | Pellet Stove | New City NYOrder the new Golden Pellets from Energex at a special introductory price of $299 a ton!

This super premium fuel is made from the finest kiln dried sawdust available. Quantities of this high quality sawdust is very limited but yields amazing results. It is very high in heat value and has a very low ash content. Due to the limited availability of this high quality dust, only select hearth shops will be able to sell this fuel. Once you try it, you will know this is the fuel you want for your annual heating needs. To avoid disappointment place your order immediately.

Design Air, Inc. offer top quality pellet stove installation, maintenance and equipment. Already have an existing firebox for a traditional fireplace? We can install a wood or pellet stove insert for more efficient heating! Call Design Air, Inc. today!

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