Humidity Level Recommendations

Wintertime Condensation Build Up

December 29, 2016

A common wintertime problem experienced by those in the Northwest is an irritating buildup of water and frost on windows. This condensation is caused by excess warm, moist air coming in contact with cooler air or objects, such as mirrors or windows. Excessive moisture, if not controlled properly, can cause damage to your home as…

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Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2016
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Updated Requirement for Carbon Monoxide Alarms

November 18, 2016

As of this year the State of Montana and City of Missoula adopted the 2012 International Residential Codes. With the updated codes came the requirement of all single-family residences, duplexes, and rental units containing a gas appliance (furnace, water heater, fireplace, etc.) must by law have a carbon monoxide (CO) detector. These alarms are required…

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What's the Big Idea About a Smart Programmable Thermostat?

October 28, 2016

With the ever changing, fast moving world we live in, HVAC manufacturers are now integrating Wi-Fi ® technologies into many HVAC thermostats making it easier for you to keep your home comfortable and energy efficient throughout the year. No matter if you’re on vacation or working long days, you can remotely login from your smart…

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Firing Up Your Furnace or Heat Pump this Heating Season

August 18, 2016

As cooler Montana temperatures approach, it is time to prepare for the upcoming heating season. The team at Design Air wishes to mention a few dos and don’ts to get your furnace in tip-top shape. Here are some things you can do at home: Replace the air filter. While most manufacturers recommend replacing every three…

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Thermostat Settings

Summertime Air Conditioner Operation

July 29, 2016

It’s hotter than hades outside and the time has come to fire up the air conditioner again! The team at Design Air would like to offer a few reminders to help you keep your system operating efficiently; ultimately keep you and your family comfortable this summer. Proper Operation Thermostat Temperature During a/c season, make sure…

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The EPA’s Phaseout of R-22 Freon

May 11, 2016

R-22 is a common refrigerant used most commonly in air conditioners installed prior to 2010. Unfortunately for many consumers, R-22 is being phased out per regulations put in place by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and will no longer be available by the beginning of 2020. As many households in the Missoula and Bitterroot…

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Selecting the Right HVAC Contractor

April 29, 2016

Ensure the money invested in your home adds value and comfort while lasting for years. No homeowner wants the frustration of a contractor’s poorly done installation, costing more money, time, and headache than the initial install. With more than 40 contractors in the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys, how do you pick the right company from…

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The Story Behind Your Filter

February 26, 2016

Uh oh, your furnace isn’t working! As the HVAC technician walks towards you from the mechanical room, you zero in on the very dirty air filter in his hand. “Gosh, when was the last time I replaced it?” skirts through your mind. When you see the date on your filter, you can’t believe time has…

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All About Humidifiers

January 22, 2016

What is a humidifier? A humidifier is a device that emits water vapor to increase the airborne moisture in an area. There are two primary types of humidifiers: portable and whole-house units. Portable Humidifiers: Many are familiar with these small, self-contained units which are readily relocatable. A typical design plugs directly into a wall and…

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