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Your Generator, Your Heater, and You

Monday, September 28th, 2020

standby-generatorWhile the weather might not be at its coolest right now, lower temperatures are on their way. What’s more, harder weather is on its way as well such as strong wind and rain. But this cold and wet weather doesn’t scare you much because you have a good, hearty heater to keep your home warm, right?

Yes, of course! That is, until the power goes out because of a power outage or a tree taking down an electrical wire. Losing power during a time of cold weather is less than pleasant, made even worse when you don’t have a reliable or easy way to get the lights back on. There is a solution to this thankfully: a whole-house generator.

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Why You Always Need a Great Generator

Monday, October 28th, 2019

standby-generatorHave you ever experienced a storm that was bad enough to make you worry about the power going out? Or maybe you’ve been sitting at dinner when suddenly you found yourself sitting in the dark and trying to remember where the candles were.

If this situation sounds familiar, you may want to consider installing a whole-house generator in Pearl River, NY. These handy systems help keep the lights on when inclement weather decides to cut the power.

If you aren’t sure that a whole house generator could be a good choice for your home, let us give you some information on the benefits of having one.

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Beef-Up Your Home’s Electrical Defenses with These Products

Monday, August 6th, 2018

technician-inspecting-electrical-wiringWe shouldn’t have to state how important electricity is for any homeowner. Most people are prepared for the occasional power outage that leaves you in the dark for one night, but can you say the same for two nights? Three nights? A week?

Whether it’s about having backup options or just protecting your electronics from getting fried, there are solutions out there for you. Read on to learn about just a few of them.

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3 Reasons to Get A Whole House Generator

Monday, June 25th, 2018

whole-house-generatorWhen it comes to power outages, there are two types of thinking:

Without a generator, and with a generator.

Without a generator, you have to plan everything around that fact. This puts you and your entire family in “survival mode,” forcing you to stock up on food and clean water, to stockpile blankets for warmth, and to plan everything as if you were camping.

With a whole-house generator, you won’t have to treat your family like soldiers. Aside from a few normal safety measures, you can go on living like everything is normal.

Below are a few more reasons to consider a whole-house generator. If you’re still not sure, call up an electrician in New City to get a professional opinion.

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Generators Keep Your Home Powered

Monday, July 24th, 2017

whole-house-generatorWe’re all accustomed to summer thunderstorms in New York, and as reliable as our civic electrical grids can be, Mother Nature always has the final word. The same holds true in the winter, when powerful blizzards can knock out the power for days at a time. No one likes to think about the possibilities of an emergency like that, but prudent homeowners have to prepare for it. A whole-house generator makes an excellent way to maintain vital appliances in the event of an emergency, ensure that your family stays safe and comfortable until civic power is restored.

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How Often Does the Oil in My Whole House Generator Need to Be Changed?

Monday, July 27th, 2015

One of the best ways to keep your whole home generator reliable is to make sure it is properly maintained. To do this, you should schedule your generator for annual maintenance with trained experts, but you should also run your generator every month and also make sure that the oil has been changed enough. Your Design Air, Inc., generator technician will change the oil during your annual maintenance appointment, but there may be some other times when it should be changed again.

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3 Important Steps to Ensuring a Successful Whole Home Generator Installation

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Poor initial installation can be a foundational problem for many home systems, including your whole home back-up generator. The electrical experts at Design Air, Inc., have many years of experience with the installation and service of whole house generators and have put together a list of five steps of which to be aware as you start in the installation process of your new backup generator:

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Which Fuel Type Should I Use for My Whole Home Generator?

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Whole home generators can get your household through a power outage virtually unscathed, but they need one thing to do so: fuel. There are three main types of fuel used to power whole home generators:

  • Natural gas
  • Liquid propane (LP)
  • Diesel

Which type is best for you? Let’s take a look.

Natural Gas

Natural gas is the most convenient of the three fuel types because your whole home generator can be connected directly to the main gas line coming into your home. This means there’s no need to monitor the fuel level on your part, arrange for delivery, or fuel the generator yourself. Most whole home generators come equipped with an automatic switching mechanism that directs the generator to automatically power your home as soon as power from the utility company is interrupted, so choosing natural gas for fuel can provide you with a very easy system to manage. However, not all home have access to natural gas.

LP

LP, or liquid propane, is distributed via a propane tank, so if you choose to use LP to power your generator, you’ll need to have a propane tank and a company that can make fuel deliveries. Your whole home generator will connect directly to the LP tank, so you won’t have to worry about adding fuel yourself, but you will have to monitor the tank to ensure you have enough fuel to power your generator. LP has a long shelf life, enabling it to be stored for a long time, and will burn almost as cleanly as natural gas.

Diesel

Whole home generators that use diesel fuel for power have a large, protected storage tank underneath them for storing the fuel. With this type of fuel, you will have to monitor the system and re-fuel yourself.

Working with an expert in regard to your home’s generator installation is the best way to ensure that you install a generator that fits the needs of your home should a power outage occur. Need help making decisions about your new whole home generator? Call the experts at Design Air Inc., today and schedule an appointment for your home in New City, NY.

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Generator Season is Almost Upon Us!

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Each year between August and November we seem to get at least one storm bringing high winds, thunder and lightning, and a lot of rain. Often times it is these types of storms that cause power outages and other damage to the local electric infrastructure. Here at Design Air we want you to be prepared for those moments, if the electricity gets knocked out for a week we don’t want you to have live without it, that’s why we strongly suggest looking into purchasing a whole house generator for your home. This will ensure you always have power, even when the neighbors don’t.

Whole house generators are offered in both automatic and manual options, the automatic version will actually detect a disruption in the power supply to your home and turn on when needed. Manual versions often cost less but don’t have this feature, so you have to be home at the time of the outage in order to turn it on. Whole house generators ensure you have electricity even during the most difficult weather conditions and can help maintain the quality of day to day life during both brief and longer outages.

Take a look at your home, what would you want to have power during a disruption in power supply? These necessities will help you determine a generator that is best for you and can handle your power needs when in use. Call us today to review the options we have for various generator solutions in the New City and surrounding areas in New York at 845-357-3580.

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How Powerful a Generator Should I Get?

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Considering how much our homes depend on electricity today (even gas-powered furnaces require electricity in order to run), losing electrical power for a long stretch is a major inconvenience and can even be dangerous, particularly if you have family members with special needs. To protect your household from extended power outages that can occur because of extreme weather conditions or overextended power grids, installing a whole house generator is one of your best options.

However, you cannot simply look at a selection of whole house generators, point to a model, and hope for the best. Not only does the installation work require electrical specialists, but those same specialists are also necessary to size the system properly to fit your home and the specific needs you have for power. Trust to the work of Design Air Inc when it comes to picking from the available array of whole house generators in Nyack, NY.

Generator Sizing

The power of the generator you install rests on a number of factors. The generator must not be too powerful so that it shorts out your electrical system the moment it comes on—that would defeat the point. Installers will figure the upper limit of a generator that your home can handle.

That’s the easier part of sizing a generator. The tougher part is determining how much electrical power your home needs during an outage. You may wish to run all your electrical systems as normal, but this will require a more expensive unit. In most cases, you will focus on key systems necessary for baseline comfort and safety. For example, you will want power to run any medical equipment that people in your home depend on. Other items that are often essential include sump pumps (especially if you are worried about outages during storms), safety lights (crucial if you have young children or elderly people in your home), and refrigerators/freezers. You can add more systems, which will require a larger generator.

Work with your installer to come up with a generator that will supply the appropriate electrical load in watts that will match your needs and also fit your budget. The installer will know the proper calculations based on the appliances you wish to run to calculate the proper sizes generator.

When you call Design Air Inc, you make an investment in quality for your standby generator—and that’s an investment in your family’s safety and well-being and your peace of mind. Trust us when it comes to sizing and installing whole house generators in Nyack, NY. Contact us today to set up an appointment with us.

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