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Don’t Ignore a Kettling Water Heater

Monday, August 17th, 2020

When you use hot water in your house, your water heater is going to make some noise. That part is normal. However, there are certainly noises that your water heater isn’t meant to make. If you notice that your water heater is struggling a little bit lately, it may be time to listen to what it is saying.

One strange noise that water heaters in Stony Point, NY certainly shouldn’t make is a sound called “kettling.” If you go to check on your water heater and notice that it sounds like your tea kettle is boiling, you have a water heater that needs repairs.

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Sounds You Don’t Want Your AC to Make

Monday, July 20th, 2020


When you are enjoying a relaxing afternoon at home in the cool comfort created by your air conditioner, you don’t want that pleasant atmosphere interrupted by some jarring noise. However, if this situation sounds familiar, we urge you not to ignore it. Loud and concerning noises that are coming from your AC should be concerning for a reason: they are a sign of trouble.

We know not every AC work silently though so, along with letting you know that we offer effective and helpful repairs that can keep these noises at bay, we want to review some of the sounds you don’t want your air conditioner to make.

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Schedule Whole House Generator Maintenance This Season

Monday, November 26th, 2018

standby-generatorThere’s no appliance in your home that goes from “barely remembered” to “absolutely crucial” as quickly as a whole-house generator does. These generators, also known as standby generators, are installed outside of the home and connected to a fuel source.

Of course, a generator can only help you if it’s working. We can’t imagine anything as frustrating as installing a generator just for the purpose of running it through a disaster and then having it fail to start on the day of said disaster. To make sure it’s ready, we highly urge you to have your routine maintenance performed.

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Do You Need Emergency Heater Repair Service?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

heating-system-maintenanceWinters are cold and snowy, and this year is no exception. When the temperatures start to drop, you need your heating system to function as expected no matter what. And if that doesn’t happen, it becomes more than a matter of comfort. A malfunctioning furnace can turn your home into an icebox in a matter of hours. That poses a health risk to any home, but especially homes with at-risk family members such as infants and the elderly.

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3 Requirements of Heater Repair Service

Monday, January 8th, 2018

heating-repair-serviceWinter has arrived, and it’s looking to be one of the coldest in recent years. Considering our last few winters, that’s saying something. Your heating system is much more than just a luxury in such conditions, and keeping it running should be of vital importance. In the event it breaks down and needs repairs, you need to call a service that you can rely on to do the job. There are plenty of good services in the area, and in the end, only you can decide which one you want to go with. While you consider your options, however, there are several things to keep in mind that can help you come to a decision.

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Common Late Winter Problems with Your Fireplace

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Your fireplace is an easy and inexpensive way to stay warm in the winter months, and here in the Stony Point, NY area, it can be an absolutely invaluable part of your household. But as we enter the last few weeks of winter, you should watch out for damage or other issues with your fireplace. Now is the time to get those issues addressed, before our final spate of cold weather results in a problem that takes a lot more time and money to fix. Here are some common late-winter problems with your fireplace.

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How Does a Whole House Generator Work?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

What do you risk losing when the power goes out in your home? You’ll have to go without your heating and air conditioning system, which is problematic in the dead of winter, and particularly troublesome for people in the home with medical conditions. You may lose hundreds of dollars’ worth of food from your refrigerator. And your family’s safety is compromised without any lights, as is the integrity of your home if you rely on a sump pump to prevent flooding. All of these items of course need electricity to run, but they’ll be up and running again in no time if you have a new whole-house generator installed in the home.

For whole house generator installation in Stony Point and all of the surrounding areas, put your trust in the electrical expertise of Design Air Inc.

How It Works

While smaller portable generators are powered manually, a whole-house generator is always on standby, switching over to natural gas or propane very soon after the power shuts off. This is possible because the generator is actually hardwired into your electrical system. An automatic transfer switch senses when there is no electrical current running through your system, and switches over to generator power. This generates power using natural gas or propane if natural gas installation is not possible in your home. Whenever electricity is restored to your home, it transfers power over again, so you won’t have to do anything manually.

A Job for Professionals Only

Installing a generator is not a job for an amateur. Firstly, these systems are quite large, heavy, and complicated. The larger engine and alternator portion goes outside, while the automatic transfer switch is in, connecting to your breaker panel or fuse box. Wiring this unit requires thorough electrical knowledge, and working with gas is never a good idea if you don’t have the proper training and certifications. A generator is a big investment, so always allow a professional to take care of any service or installation. Call Design Air Inc to get your new generator in Stony Point or to schedule repairs and maintenance to keep your unit in top shape.

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Understanding Boiler Operation

Monday, January 27th, 2014

For a home heating option, boilers offer some enticing advantages: clean heat, low-cost installation and maintenance, few repair needs, and great longevity. The simple action of using heated water to provide warmth to a home is the secret of why boilers continue to be so popular with homeowners; sometimes the simplest way of getting heat is the best ways.

To help you understand why boilers have so many benefits, we’ll explain basic boiler operation. For more information, or to schedule installation for a boiler in Stony Point, NY, contact our heating specialists at Design Air Inc today.

The basics of how a boiler heats your home

Boilers can run from a variety of fuel sources, including oil and electricity, but for the sake of brevity we will only examine the most common and energy-efficient type, the natural gas-powered boiler.

Boilers provide heat using water. The water runs through a closed loop in a house, and the heating process begins in the main water tank. A burner unit below the tank contains a series of jets connected to the gas main. A pilot light or an electric igniter activates the jets when the thermostat calls for heat. The high temperature from the jets transfers through a cast-iron heat exchanger to the bottom of the tank. The heated water rises through the tank, where a pump moves it out and into a system of pipes. The pipes circulate this hot water to terminal points within the house: radiators or baseboard heaters. The heat radiates into the house, and the cooled water returns to the tank through a dip tube that deposits it at the bottom of the tank to begin the cycle. The exhaust from the gas jets exits safely through a flue.

Is a boiler right for you?

Although boilers have many advantages, they are not automatically the best choice for a home. Boilers usually do not heat your home as quickly as a gas furnace, for example, and so depending on size and insulation in your home, a boiler may not be optimal.

How can you find out if you should invest in a boiler in Stony Point, NY? Ask the experts: Design Air Inc has a team of boiler installation and repair specialists available to assist with your decisions for heating. Call us today.

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Why Consider a Fireplace in Stony Point?

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Fireplaces have been around for a long time, used for everything from cooking to heating. Today, they largely serve an aesthetic purpose, with electric and gas log models providing a cozy atmosphere to the home, as well as more traditional models that still rely on wood fuel. In Stony Point and other cities in New York, fireplaces make an ideal addition to those long, snowy nights. Why consider a fireplace for your home? The reasons are numerous.

  • Ambiance. A fireplace immediately makes the area in which it’s placed feel cozier and more comfortable solely by virtue of its presence. The flicker of light and shadows on the wall immediately puts people at ease, and a working fireplace can add to the overall comfort of your home.
  • Reduced Heating Costs. You can turn down your thermostat and use your fireplace to heat the room where you spend your evening. Not only does it provide plenty of warmth, but it can do so while reducing your heating bills in the bargain.
  • Improved Home Value. Adding an aesthetically pleasing fireplace to your home – whether gas, wood or electric – constitutes a significant investment in its resale value. A home with a fireplace invariably sells for more than a comparable home, and you may even be able to recoup your initial investment in the fireplace when the time comes to sell.
  • Versatility. People often think of fireplaces as large brick edifices, which may not fit with your home’s current look. Not to worry. Modern fireplaces are available in a wide variety of styles and facades designed to fit the aesthetic of any home.

If you’re thinking of adding a fireplace to your home, you should consider not only the quality of the installation, but the potential for upkeep and maintenance. Design Air Inc. is proud to offer top-notch fireplace services, both in Stony Point, NY and surrounding communities. We specialize in both gas and wood fireplace installation, and our 24-hour emergency service is standing by to correct any problems with an existing fireplace. Call us today to talk about your options.

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Stony Point, NY Fireplace Options: Electrical Inserts

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Fireplaces make an excellent addition to your home. Not only do they provide ambient heat and a lovely cozy atmosphere, but they often save you money on your monthly energy bills to boot. In Stony Point, NY, fireplaces serve an important function in keeping us warm on those cold New York nights. For many homes, an electrical fireplace insert makes a safe and attractive alternative to traditional wood-burning fireplaces, without skimping on the atmosphere.

An electrical fireplace insert typically comes in one of two forms. The self-contained units exist as a complete box that resembles a fireplace and the logs and coals within. You can plug it in anywhere, essentially creating an “instant fireplace” without the need for a chimney and other heavy-duty components. Depending upon your home, you can fit one of these inserts into an existing space, making it appear like a natural extension of the home.

The second type of fireplace insert is smaller, shaped like a log, a basket of coals or similar item. It’s intended to be placed inside an existing gas or wood-burning fireplace, allowing you to make use of the electric technology without having to rip out your existing fireplace.

Both versions provide the same benefits. As electric heaters, they permit you to warm your space while adding the comforting flicker of simulated firelight. They do so without the attendant mess of wood-burning fireplaces, and without the need for chimneys or similar vents. Not only does it allow a “fireplace” in homes that may not be equipped for it, but it eliminates the upkeep cost required for a more traditional fireplace as well. Their ease of installation and speed of use only add to their overall attractiveness.

If you’re looking into fireplaces, and electrical inserts sound like an option for you, then contact Design Air. Inc..  We cover all of the communities around Stony Point, NY. Fireplaces are an area of expertise, and our technicians can discuss your electrical insert options with you. Call us today to set up an appointment; we can show you how your household will benefit from electric fireplace options. 

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