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Maintain Good Air Quality While Using a Fireplace

Monday, February 4th, 2019

fireplaceFireplaces are wonderful additions to your home for their aesthetic and functional charm. Styles range from rustic and traditional in appearance to sleek and modern. As for the type of fireplace, there are the traditional wood burning kind, gas-fueled, electric, wood-stove… the list goes on.

Regardless of which kind of fireplace you choose, however, an important thing to keep in mind is how that new fireplace will affect your indoor air quality. While modern-day fireplaces are incredibly safe to operate, some of them need to be operated according to their respective instructions. Failing to do so can create risks like polluting your indoor air with harmful exhaust.

Today, we’ll go over some ways that you can keep your air quality intact while using a fireplace.

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Benefits of Going Solar This Spring

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Towns like Sloatsburg, NY aren’t exactly known for their sunny skies, which has turned a lot of people away from the possibilities of solar power. But just like any other technology, solar arrays have improved over the last few years, and today’s models are capable of absorbing energy on even the cloudiest days. That makes installing a solar array on your home a far more desirable prospect than it may have been just a few years ago. With that in mind, here’s a brief list of the benefits of going solar this spring, and the reward you’ll start reaping right away when you do.

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Common Electric Furnace Repairs

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Electric furnaces have come a long way, and are viable options for many homeowners. But like other home heating systems, electric furnaces will need repair, and when yours does, it’s important to call an expert. There are some common types of repairs our Design Air Inc technicians see with electric furnaces in Sloatsburg, as we’ll outline below:

Blower Problems

The warm air from your furnace is blown through your ductwork via a large fan known as the blower. Common blower problems include issues with the motor, electrical problems such as faulty wiring or capacitor issues, and problems with faulty limit switches. Blower problems can result in too little, or no, heating in your home, so it’s important to call for a technician as soon as you become aware of an issue with your blower.

Electrical Issues

An electrical furnace needs to have access to a large amount of electricity in order to work properly. If there are issues with the circuitry, the circuit breaker, or components like relays or wiring, your system can malfunction or breakdown. Unless you have extensive knowledge of electricity and electrical systems, it is strongly advised that you call an expert for help.

Low Air Flow

If the volume of air you feel blowing into your home is low, there are two main reasons for this: blower issues, which we discussed above, or a clogged air filter. Clogged air filters can seriously restrict air flow in your system, reducing the volume and putting a stress on your furnace. If your air filter is clogged, replacing it can help restore the air flow in your system to normal.

Thermostat Problems

Your thermostat controls when your furnace starts and stops. If it malfunctions, it can prevent your furnace from operating correctly. Excessive dirt and dust can coat the instrumentation inside the thermostat, which interferes with its ability to work properly. The wiring of a thermostat can corrode, causing connection issues. Thermostat issues aren’t the most serious, but they do need to be repaired before they can cause damage to your system.

Furnaces are complicated machines, and electric furnaces required expert knowledge of electricity and electrical components. If you are experiencing a problem with your furnace and in need of a furnace repair service in Sloatsburg, call Design Air Inc and schedule a repair appointment with one of our experts.

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Pearl River Fireplace Options to Choose From

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Using a fireplace to heat a home is one of the most relaxing ways to do so. A fireplace is not only a great heat source. It is also a focal point of your home that allows you to create great ambience and atmosphere. If you have always wanted a fireplace but have never had access to one, contact Design Air, Inc. today. Our Pearl River fireplace installation experts will discuss your options with you, and we’re sure that we’ll be able to find the fireplace that is right for your home. The amount of choices you have may just surprise you.

When most homeowners think of a fireplace, they think of the crackle and smell of burning wood. If this is the experience that you’re after, one of our wood burning fireplaces or fireplace inserts, which make use of existing masonry while boosting efficiency and convenience, may be right for you. We also offer a great selection of wood burning and pellet burning stoves.

While burning wood is the way many people choose to go, other homeowners view it as too much work and clean up. For those of you interested in a fireplace installation that do not want to deal with the drawbacks of burning wood, a gas log fireplace is a good option to consider. Take advantage of natural gas that is piped right into your home to enjoy the benefits of a fireplace without the cleanup. With our quality products, you won’t even be able to spot the difference.

Don’t have any natural gas service in your area? Our fireplace professionals can fit your home with an electric fireplace product that will give you all the elegance and beauty of a traditional fireplace with the flip of a switch. With so many options to choose from, there truly is something for everyone.

To learn more about your Pearl River fireplace options, contact the experts at Design Air, Inc. We have the products and services you need to get the fireplace that fits your home right. Call now to get started.

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What Are Geothermal Loop Systems? A Geothermal Question

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Geothermal heating and cooling systems allow residents in  New City, NY and surrounding areas to use energy stored in the ground and in water on their property to heat and cool their homes. A geothermal loop system is necessary to harness this energy for use in your home. If you’re interested in using a geothermal system to heat and cool your home in a more efficient, eco-friendly manner, it is important that you understand some basic information about these loop systems. There are a few different designs, and the New City geothermal experts at Design Air will help ensure that you get the right loop system for your home.

Closed Loop Systems

There are three types of ground loop systems – horizontal, vertical and pond/lake installments. Closed loop geothermal systems circulate an antifreeze solution through the closed loop, which is buried beneath the ground or submerged in a body of water on your property. A heat exchanger transfers heat between the antifreeze solution in the loop system and the refrigerant in the heat pump. In a horizontal closed loop system trenches are dug at least four feet deep in the ground. The loop system is installed in these trenches, and a method of looping pipe can allow for more pipe to be installed in a shorter trench.

Vertical loop systems are a good option for schools and commercial buildings, as less land is necessary for installation of the system than with a horizontal option. Holes are drilled into the ground, and pipes are inserted into these holes and connected at the bottom to form a loop. The drilling necessary can increase the cost of installation.

The cheapest option for a closed loop installation is generally a pond/lake loop system. An adequate body of water meeting certain volume and depth requirements is necessary. A supply line is run underground and submerged at least 8 feet underwater in coils.

Open Loop Option

If there is a suitable water supply on your property you may opt for an open loop system. With an open loop water itself is used as the heat exchange fluid. Water is circulated throughout the system and, when it has completed circulation, it is returned to the ground. Local codes and regulations may inform the suitability of this option.

We hope that this information has been helpful. At Design Air we believe consumers should be informed. If you have any other questions about geothermal loop systems, contact a professional at Design Air today.

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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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Common Humidity Related Problems: A Suffern Humidifier Guide

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Improper humidity levels can lead to a number of problems in your Suffern home. Whether the air in your home is excessively damp and clammy or overly dry and uncomfortable, poor humidity balance is never pleasant. If you suffer from humidity problems in your home, call a professional service provider such as Design Air to learn more about your whole house humidifier and dehumidifier options in Suffern. Prevent discomfort and damage to your home with professional humidity control.

Signs of Excess Moisture in Your Air

Overly moist air can reduce indoor air quality and even cause damage to your home. If you have a humidity problem you do not have to put up with it. Contact a professional to learn more about how a whole house dehumidification system can help restore balance to your indoor humidity levels. High indoor humidity levels can lead to staining, wood rot, peeling paint or wallpaper and the promotion of mildew growth. Eliminate the risks that high humidity levels present. Improve air quality, reduce stuffiness and get rid of musty odors by dehumidifying your air.

A whole house dehumidifier is integrated into your home heating and cooling system. Air is pulled through return ducts, moisture is removed, and dry air is sent back out. On days when your heating and cooling system is not needed your whole house dehumidifier can run independently, providing you with comfortable humidity levels throughout the year.

Why You Made Need a Whole House Humidifier

If you’re not comfortable at home then you can never really feel at home. Excessively dry air can seriously reduce your comfort levels in your own home, and can cause physical damage to your home as well.  Overly dry air can cause sore, itchy throats, dry noses and annoying static shocks. It can also lead to chipping paint and splits or cracks in wood floors and furniture. Don’t put up with these symptoms in your home. A whole house humidifier can introduce the right amount of air into your indoor air, allowing you to live comfortably even in those dry winter months when the heat is running.

Whole house humidifiers are installed right into your heating and cooling system. Water vapor is supplied to the air, and that humidified air is then distributed throughout your home through the ductwork. Improve the comfort of your home and protect floors, furniture and walls with the professional installation of a whole house humidifier in your Suffern home.

If you have any questions or concerns about humidity issues in the Suffern, NY area, call Design Air for more information. We can help you stay comfortable in your home. Let us know how what we can do for you.

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