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Perform a Load Calculation Before Installing a New AC

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Spring is the season for air conditioner replacement sessions, as old worn systems aren’t up to another summer and the temperature rises every day. If you’ve decided that you need a new air conditioner in your home, now is the perfect time to get it installed: when you can plan the operation at leisure and make the right calculations without the pressure of triple-digit temperatures breathing down your neck.

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Reasons to Consider Going Ductless for Your Pomona, NY Air Conditioning Installation

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Ductless mini split air conditioners have been used for quite a while in commercial properties, but over the last few years, a migration toward residential properties has been significantly on the rise. Whether you own a private home or commercial property, a ductless mini split air conditioner may be just the solution you’ve been seeking to help cool off for the coming summer months. Call Design Air Inc. to discuss the benefits of a ductless air conditioning installation in Pomona.

Top 3 Reasons to Consider Ductless Air Conditioning

There are many reasons to consider installing a ductless on your property. Here are 3 of the top reasons to do so:

Indoor air quality – there are two reasons a ductless air conditioner can provide better indoor air quality than a ducted system. First, there are no ducts in which dust, pollen and dirt can collect and blow into your home. Second, many ductless air conditioning units contain the latest in air quality technology, giving you, the customer, an edge over ducted units.

Better energy efficiency – each unit of a ductless air conditioner can be set to a specific temperature per room or space. This allows for different temperature zones within a property rather than a single temperature. In addition, each unit is programmable, which helps to maintain your room’s temperature while containing costs. This is much harder to achieve with a ducted system.

Ease of Installation – installing a ductless air conditioning system is far less invasive than with a ducted system. All that is required is a small hole, typically 3 inches in size, placed in the outside wall to connect the indoor and outdoor units. For homes with no ductwork, this means no tearing up of floors or costly ductwork construction.

Other Reasons to Consider Going Ductless

Here are a few more great reasons to consider going ductless in your Pomona, NY home:

  • Ductless air conditioners are far more effective than window units
  • Make each room the temperature you want – with separate cooling units in each room (or as many rooms as you want), you can create your own personal temperature zones.
  • No blocking out of windows as with a window unit
  • It can also provide heating

To Duct or Not to Duct

Installing any kind of air conditioning system to your home is a big decision – and Design Air Inc. is here to help you make the best decision for your property. Give us a call with any questions and take advantage of our Free Equipment Estimate to see which system is best for your air conditioning installation in Pomona.

 

 

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Why a Subpar Air Conditioning Installation is So Detrimental: A Nyack AC Tip

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Like many regions of New York, Nyack experiences a lot of heat and humidity in the summer time. A reliable air conditioning system is absolutely vital to combating the heat. It provides an escape from soaring temperatures and thus makes your home a nice place to be at the end of a long day. Subpar air conditioning installation – whether performed on the cheap or simply by someone who neither cares nor knows what he’s doing – can be extremely detrimental to your comfort and pocketbook.

Subpar air conditioning installation often means using improper materials that will wear out or break well before they should. Sealants, fittings, coolant lines and even air filters can easily create leaks in the system if they aren’t up to par, wasting cool air and forcing the air conditioning to work harder to keep your house cool. An installer who doesn’t take proper care may also introduce dirt or other pollutants into the system, which can further impact the unit’s efficiency. A poorly installed drain pan can result in a build-up of condensed water, which leads to mold or a spill over into other parts of the air conditioning.

Then there’s the matter of size. An air conditioning unit that is too small for your home will struggle to cool your space adequately. One that’s too large will often turn off before fulfilling one of air conditioning’s big secondary functions – removing humidity from the air – leaving your home clammy and uncomfortable. A subpar air conditioning installation may not take the size of your home into account, leaving you with an AC that’s ill-suited to your living conditions.

All of these issues can lead to substantial repair bills down the line, as well as an increase in your monthly electric bills. You can avoid a subpar air conditioning installation by speaking with a licensed professional technician with the experience to do the job right: someone who will give you your money’s worth rather than cutting corners to save a few bucks. Call on the professionals at Design Air Inc. to install your air conditioning properly. Our HVAC technicians are fully certified and we service homes in Nyack, NY and throughout the surrounding area.

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Making the Right Decisions About Your Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

If it has come time for you to get a new air conditioning system installed, it can be an intimidating and frustrating experience. It is a huge decision that you will have to live with for many years. The Nyack, NY air conditioning installation professionals at Design Air, Inc. have many years of experience installing many different types of systems. We wanted to make the process easier and help our customers make sure that their new air conditioning system is installed properly, so here is a quick checklist of things you should think about before installing a new system:

  • Work with a professional contractor – One of the best things that you can do is to ask an air conditioning installation professional for help. Bad installation is one of the most common causes of AC repairs. By hiring a professional AC contractor, you can make sure your unit functions as effectively as possible.
  • Size of your new air conditioner – Another very important thing to think about is the cooling capacity of your new air conditioning system. The mistake that we see many homeowners make is they go out and buy the biggest air conditioning system they can find or afford. While it might seem like a bigger AC would make your home more comfortable, the opposite is what will most likely happen. Make sure that you get the correctly-sized air conditioner that matches the size of your home to prevent problems like short cycling and uneven cooling.
  • Efficiency rating – Air conditioning units’ efficiency is measure using a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The higher the SEER the more efficient the unit is. Typically, Energy Star approval is given to AC units that achieve at least a SEER 14 rating. The air conditioning installation pros at Design Air, Inc. can help you find an air conditioner that can fit your budget and your energy usage goals as well.

If your air conditioning system has started to give you problems and you’re interested in replacing it, just call the Nyack, NY air conditioning installation techs at Design Air, Inc.

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Pomona, NY Air Conditioning Installation Guide: Sizing an AC System

Monday, June 10th, 2013

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, you’ll need to make sure it’s the right size for your Pomona, NY home. Whether you’re replacing an existing AC or installing an HVAC system for your new home, a comprehensive load calculation will help to determine what you need from your air conditioner during the hottest days of the year. In order to get the right size AC for your home, you need the expertise of a certified expert. Choose Design Air for comprehensive air conditioning installation in Pomona, NY. Call us today!

  • How does sizing work? During what’s known as a load calculation, your AC expert will perform a variety of measurements that seek to account for the thermal potential of your home. There are two basic aspects in cooling load: loss and gain. By measuring how much of your exterior wall space is covered by windows, the cubic footage of the home, and the quality of your doors, insulation, we will be able to match the size of your cooling system to the particular needs of your home. Environmental considerations, such as the topography of the land on which your house sits, as well as the orientation with respect to the sun, may also play an important role.
  • Why does it matter? If your home is improperly sized or not sized at all, it can lead to problems. If it’s too powerful and large for your system, then it will short-cycle frequently and will often not respond well to thermostat controls. You may actually be too cold! If it’s too small and not powerful enough, then it will not be handle summer heat, and it will probably run too often. In both cases, cooling performance will be inadequate and it will often be very inefficient to run. An inappropriate match can actually cost you money in the long-term, and may be subject to increased risk of internal damages and wear and tear.

Getting the right size air conditioning system for your Pomona, NY home is important. It ensures that you receive excellent cooling performance and energy efficiency. When you’re ready to get started, call Design Air. 

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Rockland County, NY HVAC Installation Tip: Scheduling a Load Calculation

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Now is a great time for HVAC installation in new home construction and addition projects, as well as replacing existing systems. But the most important step before proceeding with installing a new heating or cooling system, is scheduling a load calculation. A professional HVAC contractor will be able to size up your home and match it to the appropriate system. Calculating your energy requirements is a necessary first step in the implementation of your new air conditioner, heat pump, or heater. Only a professional assessment will ensure that your system works effectively and efficiently. If your system is inappropriately matched, it can cause serious problems. Schedule a load calculation in Rockland County, NY with Design Air, Inc. today!

A load calculation seeks to estimate the thermal potential of the house. While there are a variety of formulas and calculations, as well as factors and conditions to consider, a load calculation basically measures heat gain and heat loss. Heat gain is the amount of heat your system is capable of producing, while heat loss is the amount of heat your home will lose to the outside and how fast the temperature will correspondingly fluctuate.

Typically measured in British thermal units (BTUs), heat gain and loss depends upon the size, quality, and condition of your ductwork, basement, floors, windows, doors, roof, ventilation system, and walls, among others. The professional load calculation will also consider insulation, power source, as well as the topography and orientation of the home on the property, especially if you’re considering solar energy.

In determining the load calculation, your local HVAC contractor may also need to consider what’s called a “selectable load,” which seeks to account for the energy impact your home appliances use. This is especially important if you’re thinking about a renewable energy source. Knowing the wattage of each appliance or device in your home may be of use in this case.

Load calculation ensures that your new heating and AC system is appropriately matched to your home. If not done or not performed adequately, it can lead to a system that is too small or too large, resulting in high energy costs and poor performance. To schedule a load calculation in Rockland County, NY, call Design Air, Inc. today! 

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