Air Conditioning Articles

When Do I Replace My AC Unit?

October 23, 2018

      The central air system is a simple pleasure of everyday life. Your home should be a place where you can relax. On a 90-plus degree summer’s day in Missoula, MT, cool air is essential to your relaxation. If you take good care of your AC unit, with annual inspections and monthly filter…

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

July 27, 2017

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

June 23, 2017

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?

April 13, 2017

  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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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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Preventative Maintenance on an Air Conditioner

July 8, 2015

How often should I have my Air Conditioner serviced? It is recommended to have an A/C or heat pump unit serviced and cleaned annually. Like a car, an air conditioner needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. Due to the availability of new testing equipment, maintenance can be performed at times when Montana’s weather…

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