Posts by Design Air, Inc.

When Do I Need a New Furnace?

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We’re glad you asked! Furnaces, as you probably know, don’t last forever. Nevertheless, they can be a burden to replace, often for financial reasons. Unfortunately, at a certain point, furnaces may actually be costing you more in repairs than it would cost to replace it. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, you may want…

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Fall Indoor Air Quality in Montana

Fall Indoor Air Quality in Montana With fall now upon us in Missoula, MT, cooler temperatures are here to stay. This transition from one season to another most definitely affects your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). And your IAQ directly affects your comfort in your home. In cooler weather, there is a greater tendency to…

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Is it Normal For My Air Conditioner To Turn On and Off?

Is it Normal For My Air Conditioner To Turn On and Off? When an air conditioner (AC) turns on and off in rather quick successions, without running for longer periods, this is called short cycling. It’s fairly common, but when it happens it means there’s something wrong with the AC. Do not leave these occurrences…

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Bryant Medal of Excellence Award Winner

For Immediate Release Missoula Contractor Wins Bryant® Medal of Excellence Award Design Air, Inc. honored as one of Bryant’s top 15 dealers in North America INDIANAPOLIS, June 1, 2017 — In recognition of unwavering customer service and a dedicated commitment to excellence, Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems is honored to present a Medal of Excellence…

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What Does SEER Mean?

  A common term used in the HVAC industry is an air conditioner or heat pump’s SEER rating. But what exactly is SEER and why is it important? SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s a measurement of an air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power input, or simply, the ratio of cooling produced (in…

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Air Purifiers Vs. Air Cleaners in Your Missoula Home

When trying to improve the indoor air quality in your home, you may consider installing an air cleaner or air purifier. These devices filter unwanted contaminants out of your home’s air—allowing you to breathe easier and healthier air. But, how do you know what the difference is between air cleaners and air purifier and which…

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What Does Nate-Certified Mean?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. NATE is the nation’s largest certification organization for HVAC and refrigeration technicians. It’s important to note that almost everyone in the HVAC and refrigeration industries recognizes and supports a NATE certification, although not everyone in the industry is NATE-certified. It’s a discretionary certification, and technicians can service equipment…

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Wintertime Condensation Build Up

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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