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Why a Gas Fireplace is a Great Addition to Your Home

Monday, March 16th, 2020

couple-warming-feet-at-fireplaceHaving a heating system built into your house that can keep you warm all winter long is a great thing, but in most cases your furnace or your boiler radiators aren’t exactly picturesque. And sometimes it is nice not just to be able to keep warm but also to enjoy a little ambiance. Where the demand for warmth crosses paths with the desire to have something to add to your home environment you will find the gas fireplace.

Maybe you have an older wood-burning fireplace and you are wondering if it is possible for you to switch to a gas fireplace. Or maybe you just want to know what the deal is with gas fireplaces to begin with. Whatever your curiosity we are happy to answer your questions. We offer professional fireplace services in Rockland for a reason after all!

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All About Leak Detection

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

plumbing-leakEB Design Air is proud to be offering its quality plumbing services to both Rockland and Orange Counties. One of our great plumbing services in Rockland County that you may want to know about is leak detection.

You might think that is sounds like a strange service at first. Find the puddle and you find the leak right? No quite. A puddle or standing water do indicate that you have a leak on your hands but they don’t necessarily tell you the location of that leak.

This is where leak detection comes in. Rather than making multiple holes throughout your home to attempt to find the leak, we have the ability to locate the leak and get it patched up without creating extra work in the process.

Want to find out more about this service? Keep reading and contact us to schedule a service when you are done.

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Rockland County HVAC Guide: Benefits of Design-Build Services

Monday, April 15th, 2013

As both designer and builder of your customized residential or commercial heating and cooling systems, Design Air is committed to bringing you comprehensive planning and installation services. We work with our clients in Rockland County and the surrounding areas to meet and exceed their expectations.

Before starting to build your project, the HVAC design-build team determines your exact requirements for the project at hand, taking into account your budget, timeframe, heating and cooling volume, and auxiliary devices. We perform an energy audit and load calculation of your planned home so that your heating and cooling systems are appropriately-sized, maximizing their cost and energy-efficiency. Design-build services integrate the various systems in your home so that they work together successfully.

Load calculation is an important part of the design-build process. A comprehensive calculation can assist the homeowner and the design team in determining the necessary size of the heating and cooling system. By estimating fluctuations in energy usage, as well as considering the general efficiency of the living spaces, a load calculation can help ensure the successful operation of your system. Other factors include power sources, fuel utilization, insulation and the design and layout of the home. During load calculation home appliances are known as selectable loads, and estimating their usage helps you to make a decision about choosing to install a renewable “green” energy heating and cooling system, or to opt for a conventional system. Design Air offers accurate and reliable energy load calculations as part of their design-build services.

The design-build approach helps us guarantee customer satisfaction. Not only will your budget have fewer contractors to juggle, but you will also feel good knowing that your heating and cooling systems are in the hands of seasoned professionals. Call Design Air today to schedule an estimate for more information about our design-build services. Contact us for all your Rockland County design-build services.

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Benefits of a Gas Fireplace in Rockland County, NY

Monday, March 11th, 2013

When considering heating options for your home, you may have to decide between different types of fireplaces. While you may enjoy the pleasant crackling of a wood burning stove or fireplace, you may also want something cleaner, more efficient, and with less hassle than cutting or acquiring wood. A gas fireplace is an excellent alternative to conventional heating options. Call Design Air, Inc. today for comprehensive gas fireplace installation in Rockland County, NY.

There are a number of benefits to using a gas fireplace. Let’s take a look at some of them:

  • Style. Many gas fireplaces feature elegant brick backgrounds and light accents. They seamlessly blend into your home, while providing the warmth and comfort of a traditional fireplace. You will have a much more diverse range of fireplace options if you choose gas.
  • No chimney. The cost of installing a chimney to accompany your wood fireplace can be substantial. A gas fireplace usually has a direct venting system. However, if you have an existing chimney, you can find gas fireplace inserts that work with your existing chimney.
  • Energy efficient. While gas is known to be an efficient fuel, gas fireplace efficiency depends on your utility bills. Some companies charge significantly different amounts for gas and electricity.
  • Remote control. Want to change your temperature from across the room? Remote control of your gas fireplace is a great convenience. No need to traipse outside for another log. Warmer temperatures are available with just a click of the button.
  • Ease of operation. Your natural gas fireplace is as easy to turn on and off as a television set.
  • Warmer. Many gas fireplaces feature a blower that helps circulate the warm air so that it can more evenly warm the home and not just heat a single room. Many of these are also made with quiet fan technology for quieter operation.  
  • Ease of installation. Gas fireplaces are generally easier to install than wood-fueled ones, and are a great option if you have an existing gas line for a gas furnace or boiler.
  • No creosote. Creosote build-up is common in wood fireplaces. It can accumulate to such an extent as to reduce airflow, and even cause fires.

Whatever your reasons for choosing a gas fireplace, the benefits are clear. If you think a gas fireplace may be the heating solution for you, call Design Air, Inc. today for a Rockland County, NY gas fireplace installation service.

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Benefits of Radiant Heating in Rockland County, NY

Monday, March 4th, 2013

There are a lot of options available to homeowners these days when it comes to heating their homes. With all of the choices available it can be difficult to decide which home heating system is best for you and your personal heating habits. At Design Air, Inc., we believe that the best way for you to get the perfect heating system for installation in your Rockland County, NY home is simply for you to do a little research and understand your options as much as possible. If you are constructing a new home or remodeling your home, you may want to consider the installation of a radiant heating system.

Radiant heating systems offer many benefits to homeowners. A radiant heating system is more effective than baseboard heating. If you already have a boiler, then a radiant heating system installation may be a good investment. Radiant heating is so effective because it heats your walls or floors directly, as opposed to warming the air surrounding a radiator or baseboard. This allows for even, comfortable heating throughout your home.

Radiant heating is also an extremely efficient way in which to heat your home. Furnaces still tend to be the most popular and common home heating option. However, if you use a forced air distribution system with your furnace to distribute heat throughout your home, you may be losing a lot of energy in the ductwork system. Damaged or poorly insulated ducts are notorious for energy losses.

There are also a number of installation options available for radiant heating systems. There are a few different types of floor installations, though hydronic systems are by far the most popular and most efficient. Heated water is pumped through tubing beneath your floor, warming it directly. If you are redoing your floors anyway, it is the perfect time for a hydronic floor heating system installation.

If you would like more information about the benefits of a radiant heating system in your home, contact Design Air, Inc. today. We are happy to discuss with you the ways in which a radiant heating system can benefit your Rockland County, NY home. If you decide that this is the way in which you would like to heat your home, we can take care of every step of the process.

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