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Heater FAQ: Forced Air or Radiant Heating

Monday, March 30th, 2020

When it comes to heating in New York, having a system that is both effective and efficient is pretty important. The question that some people may have though is which type of heating system is going to be the most effective for keeping your home comfortable.

You actually have two main heating categories: forced-air heating and radiant heating. Understanding the difference between these two key categories of heat creation and how they impact your comfort can actually help you determine which kind of heating unit is going to best meet your comfort needs. In order to help, we have compiled some facts about both forced-air heating and radiant heating that will allow you to better understand them moving forward.

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Fall Is Here! Do You Need a New Heater?

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Fall is almost *officially* here, which means that it’s almost time for warm sweaters, apple cider, and of course, the infamous pumpkin spice latte. But, do you know what else you’re going to need this fall? That’s right — it might be time for a brand new heater!

There are a number of signs that suggest the time has come for a new heater, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading below to find out more (and of course, remember to schedule your heating replacement and heating repair in Nanuet with our team!)

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Is Your Heater Properly Sized?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

sizing-heating-systemFall is generally the time when old heating systems are being replaced with new ones, and if your heater is on its last legs, now is the ideal time for getting a new one put in. Not only will a new heater warm your home more efficiently than an old one (saving you money on monthly bills in the process), but you won’t need to worry about sudden breakdowns of similar repair issues during our coming winter: helping you relax and focus on more pressing needs of work and family.

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Environmentally Friendly Ways to Heat Your Home in Suffern, NY

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Have you ever opened your utility bill and been shocked by the amount of money that you spent to keep your Suffern, NY home warm? When that happens, many of us decide to start looking into ways to reduce our energy consumption. At Design Air, Inc., we offer a comprehensive line-up of some of the most advanced green energy solutions for your home. We thought it would be helpful for our customers if we put together a short list of some of the green options that are available to heat your home in Suffern, NY.

Solar Energy

Solar panels are an incredibly popular in Suffern, NY. They allow homeowners to harness the energy of the sun to run the electric heating system in their home. Here’s how they work:

  • The photovoltaic (PV) panel – The PV panel uses a series of panels that made out of a special kind of silicone. As solar radiation strikes the solar panels, electrons are knocked off of the silicone and captured by a series of circuits. The electrons create a direct current that is then transformed into alternating current by an inverter.

While solar panels are a terrific way to provide free and unlimited electricity to your home, they are not without their drawbacks. Obviously, solar panels need sunlight. While solar systems work well during the summer, during the winter when the sun is out for shorter periods of time or when there are storm clouds, they may not work as well.

Geothermal Systems

Unlike solar panels that use direct sunlight, geothermal systems take advantage of renewable energy that is stored in the ground. If you were to dig down about 10 feet into the ground, the temperature there would be around 55° F. It stays that way no matter what the temperature of the air is above ground. Geothermal systems take advantage of that consistency. Here’s how they do it:

  • Ground loop – A series of coils are buried in the ground and filled with refrigerant.
  • Heat pump – A heat pump inside your home circulates the fluid through the ground to absorb heat.
  • Heat exchanger – The newly heated refrigerant is pumped through a heat exchanger.
  • Blower – The fan in the heat pump, blows cool air from your home across the heat exchanger to heat it.
  • Air Ducts – The hot air is delivered to each of your rooms through your ductwork.

Similar to solar panels, geothermal systems also have their limitations. In areas with extreme cold conditions, they occasionally need back-up heating systems.

If you are interested in reducing the amount of energy that you use to heat your home, call the green energy experts at Design Air, Inc.. We offer a complete line up of green products that can heat your home and also can heat the water in your home. Give us a call today to learn more!

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The Importance of Accurate Load Calculations: Suffern, NY Heating Tip

Monday, January 7th, 2013

When you are planning to purchase a new home comfort system in Suffern, NY, whether it is a heating or air conditioning system, it is necessary that you enlist a highly qualified, skilled professional service provider to perform an accurate heating or cooling load calculation. This is the only way to ensure that your new home comfort system will be able to efficiently and effectively perform its function. Design Air has some information for you to consider about what a load calculation is, when you need one and why it is so important when scheduling the installation of a new heating or air conditioning system in your Suffern, NY home. If you have any further questions regarding load calculations or would like to schedule load calculation service, contact us for more information.

What is a Load Calculation?

A load calculation is essentially the process by which the correct size of an air conditioning or heating system is determined in order for it to perform its function properly in your home. Without an accurate load calculation you will likely wind up with a system that is either too big or too small for your home heating and air conditioning needs. Neither is desirable. By taking into account a number of factors including the layout in your home, insulation conditions, square footage, exposure to sunlight and the number of windows your load calculation expert will be able to accurately determine the necessary size of the new home comfort system. This will allow you to heat and cool your home in an effective, efficient manner.

When Should I Schedule a Load Calculation?

It does not matter if you are purchasing a new heating or air conditioning system for the first time or if you are replacing an old system. If a new system is being installed in your home a load calculation is necessary. Factors change, technology changes, and even if you can provide your heating and cooling service provider with the make and model of your existing system a new load calculation should be completed. Just because your last system worked does not mean that it worked as well as possible.

Who Should I Call for My Load Calculation Service in Suffern, NY?

For homeowners in the Suffern, NY area, Design Air, Inc. is the company to call for all your load calculation needs. Let us help you heat and air condition your home effectively and efficiently. Call today to schedule service.

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