When the weather heats up and you turn on the air conditioning, do you ever say “just last one more summer” to yourself? A lot of people do.
We talk to many homeowners in Montana with old and worn-out heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, hoping their air conditioning unit can limp through one more season. You do not need that kind of stress, and you do not need to come home here in Lolo on the hottest day to find the air conditioner has finally died.
Today’s air conditioning units are more affordable than ever, and with new high-efficiency compressor technology, you will see an immediate drop in your electric bill with a new system. Modern air conditioning units are smaller, more efficient, and run quieter than those made just a few years ago. There is no better time to replace an aging air conditioning unit.
Design Air can work with you to find the air conditioner that fits inside your home and within your budget.
Installing a new split air conditioner in your Montana home can be costly, labor intensive, and very intrusive. It is one thing to replace an older split air conditioning unit; it’s quite another to install one where there is no place to mount the air handler or run ductwork. But there is a way to add heating and cooling to a room without the mess.
Ductless systems, or mini splits, are small-capacity units that mount on the wall instead of in a closet or above the ceiling. A ductless heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system needs no ductwork, as the air moves through the unit on the wall eliminating the need to tear apart walls to install the unit.
Homeowners have expressed concerns over rising utility rates, but ductless mini splits are some of the most efficient heating and cooling units on the market, reaching Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings for cooling well above 20. You will see your power bills drop right away once your ductless unit is installed.
Ductless systems can fit almost anywhere and we at Design Air have installed them all over Lolo. If you have a room that needs its own HVAC unit, call us at 406-251-7997. Request ductless system service online today.
You, your family, and your Lolo home depend on your furnace to work each winter. A broken heater in the middle of a Montana winter means you will go to a hotel for a night. While you are away, your home is at risk of warped floors and burst pipes as temperatures dip to dangerous levels. Although you can’t guarantee your furnace will never break, there are ways to reduce the risk.
Every heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, including your furnace, should get regular maintenance including filter changes, heat exchanger inspections, and seasonal tune-ups. If the unit is not heating like it should, a furnace repair should never be delayed.
Old, cracked gas burners can leak combustion gasses into your home, putting everyone at risk of illness or death. When the furnace is past its useful life, a variety of standard to high-efficiency heaters are available to get you warm and your house comfortable again.
Design Air is known throughout the area for furnace replacements, and our customers report reduced utility bills and more comfortable homes after a tune-up or new installation. Give us a call at 406-251-7997 to see what options exist for your home. Request furnace service online today.
Do you dream about cuddling up to a cozy wood fire but just can’t justify the cost and the mess? A residential gas fireplace may be just right for you. Gone are the days of weak blue flames that never really fooled anyone.Take a look at what these low-maintenance fireplaces offer you and your family in Montana.
You can expect a gas fireplace to offer almost all of the same perks a wood-burning fireplace provides with a fraction of the energy and time it takes to run a wood fireplace. While some people will always love specific aspects of a wood-burning unit, the simple truth is many people do not have the time to set up and maintain wood-burning fireplaces anymore.
A gas fireplace, on the other hand, can be turned on and off with a flick of a switch. The chimney will never need sweeping out, nor will you need to split wood to have your cozy atmosphere. Best of all, the newer models highly resemble a wood fireplace.
While you can complete many do-it-yourself (DIY) Lolo home projects yourself, we highly recommend you get professional help even with the simpler gas fireplace kits that are on the market. When you are ready to consider your options and move on a gas fireplace, our professionals at Design Air are just a phone call away at 406-251-7997. Request gas fireplace service today.
Like most heat pumps installed in Montana, yours probably runs nonstop all year cooling your home in the summer and heating it in the winter. We expect our heat pump systems to keep us comfortable no matter what the weather.
When the equipment fails, it is a major emergency. Unfortunately, most Lolo homeowners have high expectations of their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) heat pump, but rarely do anything to make sure the unit is tuned up and running efficiently.
That is where Design Air comes in. We love keeping heat pumps running strong including the newer, high-efficiency mini split heat pumps. We offer affordable heat pump maintenance agreement plan services like filter changes and seasonal tune-ups.
During our service visits, we thoroughly check each heat pump system component for signs of wear and advise if anything needs replacing, before the part fails and the entire heat pump shuts down.
Call 406-251-7997 to speak to one of our experienced and certified team members. We are always happy to come out for a repair, routine service, or to help you select a new heat pump for your home or small business. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
As a society, most of us stay indoors the majority of the time. That’s why having good indoor air quality is more important than ever. Our professionals at Design Air want to be sure your Montana home provides a healthy environment for you and your family. Our testing and remediation services can help you check your air quality and improve it.
Poor indoor air quality can result from a host of things including dust, pet dander, smoking, and viruses. In addition, cleaning products, paint, or carpet can release chemicals that can negatively affect indoor air quality.
Long-term exposure to poor air quality may mean increased health problems or daily discomfort. If you are struggling with fatigue, respiratory distress, or ongoing allergies, you may be subject to indoor air quality issues.
Our experienced professionals can test the quality of your Lolo indoor air. If they discover potential issues, they may recommend things like cleaning your air ducts, changing your air filters, or installing an air purifier. They can also check for things like deadly carbon monoxide leaks.
If you have recently noticed your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system struggling to combat Mother Nature’s extreme temperatures in Montana, you might want to consider calling for HVAC maintenance. A broken furnace or a damaged air conditioning unit can cause major discomfort and inconvenience in your Lolo home, and our team at Design Air would love to help you avoid a potentially disastrous situation.
When our professionals come in to check up on your system, your HVAC units will undergo a thorough analysis and tune-up. Our team will perform upkeep tasks such as changing your air filters, tightening electrical connections, and inspecting pressure where needed. By running an HVAC maintenance checkup, your system will be less likely to fail you when you need it most.
In addition to troubleshooting a problematic system, consider scheduling biannual HVAC maintenance sessions to be sure your home is prepared for both the summer heat and chilly winter temperatures. By taking good care of your system, you can save money by reducing high energy bills, keeping emergency repairs to a minimum, and extending the life span of your HVAC unit. Our trained experts would love to help you keep your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible across all four seasons.
Ready to consider investing in an HVAC maintenance checkup? Contact Design Air at 406-251-7997 to learn more. Our team would be happy to come up with a maintenance plan that best suits your unique system at a manageable price. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.