Posts by Design Air, Inc.

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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Updated Requirement for Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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?

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

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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