When your air conditioner starts to make strange noises, does not cool well, or the air coming out of the vents smells strange, it is time to call a professional. Air conditioning problems do not get better with time and rarely go away if ignored.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of Stevensville homeowners brush aside small air conditioning problems, hoping they will resolve on their own. When a small problem is ignored month after month and becomes a catastrophic equipment failure, the repair can be extremely expensive and in some cases, the equipment can’t be repaired. When repair is not an option, it is time to buy a new air conditioning unit.
Whether it is a small fix or complete heating and air unit replacement, Design Air has experienced professionals ready to help. But before things start to fail or break down completely, let us offer an affordable preventative maintenance agreement plan.
With our Montana company handling your HVAC maintenance, you never have to worry about unexpected costs or degrading system performance. Call us at 406-251-7997 and rest easy knowing your HVAC unit will be working at peak efficiency for many seasons to come. Request air conditioning service online today.
There are both pros and cons to a ductless system, or a mini split. There are those homeowners here in Stevensville who love their wall-mounted mini split units, yet others prefer to go with the conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit hidden above the ceiling or in a mechanical closet.
The ductless split pros: lower energy bills and better zone control. The cons: more frequent filter cleanings and sometimes, but not always, a high installation cost (although at Design Air we would love to do a cost comparison for you).
Ductless systems are an excellent way to add additional heating or cooling to a single room without having to remove large sections of wall or find space above the ceiling for a standard ducted unit. Ductless systems are unmatched for their efficiency and quiet operation.
If you would like to see what a ductless system can do in your Montana home, call our team at 406-251-7997. You will be surprised at what a ductless mini split can do for your home’s comfort. Request ductless system service online today.
Nothing heats as hot as gas. Electric strip heating is expensive and heat pumps can lose efficiency when the weather gets too cold. But gas starts hot and provides inexpensive, consistent heat no matter what the outside temperature.
One of the best furnaces available to homeowners in Montana is a hybrid system that uses the heat pump cycle as the first stage of heating followed by a gas furnace as the backup. Homeowners get the best of the heat pump’s efficiency plus the strong heat when it gets really cold outside.
For Stevensville homeowners who prefer to use gas as the primary heating source, Design Air services and installs a great variety of furnace from affordable standard efficiency gas heaters to ultra-high, condensing furnaces. There is a furnace to suit every home and every budget.
But without some professional guidance you may not know where to start. Call us at 406-251-7997 to see how we can work together to bring you the heat and comfort of a new furnace. Request furnace service online today.
It’s been said the two things humans never get tired of watching are falling water and flickering flames. However, the hassle and struggle of a traditional wood-burning fireplace can be drawbacks to this timeless enjoyment in life. Enter the modern solution: residential gas fireplaces.
A gas fireplace offers cozy heat and warm flames without the mess of chimney sweeping and the chore of splitting and carrying wood into your Montana home. Instead, you just flip a switch.
Some newer models even allow you to adjust how high the flames go and how hot your gas fire can get. And if you are worried about how realistic a gas fireplace looks, many models are now specifically designed to look like a traditional wood-burning fire.
On a more practical note, gas fireplaces are also much easier to set up in your Stevensville home than a traditional wood burning heath and niche. They simply require a small chimney, good ventilation, and the desired unit. However, while you may find gas fireplace sets that seem to be easy to set up on your own, the actual installation should be left to our professionals.
Heat pumps are by far the most common heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system installed in Montana, and the pace of growth for these systems shows no sign of slowing. Heat pumps are so popular because they save a lot of money over other units that use electric strip heat.
Heat pump units can draw heat energy out of the atmosphere even when outdoor temperatures drop below 60 degrees. It is cheaper to use the heat pump cycle to warm your home instead of the electric strip heat. Some Stevensville homeowners report their heating electric bill has dropped by half when they install a new heat pump.
Heat pumps can lose efficiency when the outdoor air drops below the 45 degrees Fahrenheit because there is so little heat energy to transfer into the house. When temperatures get too cold, the heat pump can use a backup heat source like natural gas or propane.
Is your home right for a heat pump? Design Air can show you the different heat pump options for your home. Call 406-251-7997 to speak to one of our experienced HVAC team members. One call and we will be right there to help. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93 percent of their time indoors. It’s no wonder that poor indoor air quality can have such a detrimental effect on your health. Our professionals at Design Air can test your indoor air quality as well as provide tips and services to help you improve it in your Montana home.
Common indoor air pollutants include dust and dust mites, pet hair and dander, bacteria and viruses, smoke, and chemicals from cleaning supplies and new furniture. Most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems use an air filter to remove some of these pollutants. However, the size of particulates removed may vary depending on the quality of the filter.
Poor indoor air quality can lead to general discomfort or possibly more serious health issues. Asthma and allergies can both be aggravated by poor indoor air quality, causing additional respiratory distress.
Instead, consider having one of our air quality professionals come out and evaluate your Stevensville home. Air duct cleaning, air purification systems, and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters may be recommended as part of a remediation program. Our trained experts will also inspect your HVAC system for potential leaks of carbon monoxide and other dangerous substances.
The last thing you want to happen in the heat of the summer is to turn on your air conditioning system and find it blowing hot air or to fire up your furnace to find it broken as the mercury drops in the winter. One way to prevent this scenario from occurring is to schedule regular HVAC maintenance service calls during the shoulder seasons. Our professionals at Design Air will be happy to come out in the spring to inspect your air conditioner and again in the fall to check your furnace.
Our trained technicians will perform a multipoint inspection to make sure everything is in good working order. In addition, they will thoroughly clean all the components of your system and change filters. If they discover any worn parts, they will advise replacement to avoid a costly repair later. Lubrication, tightening of electrical connections, and a safety check are included.
By investing in regular HVAC maintenance for your Stevensville home, you will keep your home comfortable. In addition, you can save money on your energy bills in Montana and increase the longevity of your entire system in the long run. Maintenance inspections are usually much less expensive than emergency repair calls, saving you money down the road.
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