DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog

What Are the Advantages of a Ductless System?

July 25th, 2016

There are many types of air conditioning systems out on the market today, each with their own set of benefits. And while one unit may be great for one home, another may be a better fit for yours. If your home doesn’t already have ductwork installed, then one option you may want to look into is the ductless cooling system.

Ductless cooling uses a split-system similar to a traditional central air conditioning unit, however it has indoor air handlers that contain each of the components of an indoor evaporator unit, eliminating the need for ductwork. When a ductless unit is installed, your HVAC technician will drill a small hole in the wall to connect these air handlers to an outdoor unit that contains the refrigerant and drain lines the system needs to function. This provides many advantages, a few of which we’ve shared below.

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When is Air Conditioning Repair Just Not Enough Anymore?

July 18th, 2016

It’s not always easy to tell when your air conditioning system just needs a simple repair or if it may be time to consider a replacement. There are a number of reasons you may want to upgrade your system, however if you still have a few years of life left in your current system, this may not financially make much sense.

On the other hand, you don’t want to keep throwing money at an old and outdated system that isn’t working as efficiently as it should. If your air conditioner is showing troubling symptoms but you are unsure whether repair or replacement is the best option, then you should call on one of our professional HVAC technicians to take a look.

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Should Ice be forming on My AC?

July 11th, 2016

One of the most common questions homeowners have for our technicians is, “Is ice on my air conditioner normal?” It may seem as though it is—after all, an air conditioner’s job is to supply cold air, right? Unfortunately, ice is not normal and you would be right to be concerned if you discover this issue.

Ice on air conditioners is not a rare problem, but one that should be taken care of right away. But how does ice form on your AC? And most importantly, why should you worry if ice is forming on your air conditioner? We’ve answered this and more below.

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Yes, Your Air Conditioner Has an Indoor Unit!

July 4th, 2016

One of the most common misconceptions we hear of amongst homeowners is the belief that their central air conditioning system is merely an outdoor unit connected to some ducts that bring conditioned air inside. Many individuals might not even realize when they move into a new home that they do in fact have an indoor unit.

The indoor unit works seamlessly—or at least when it’s functioning properly it does—with your outdoor unit to keep your home comfortable all summer long. This component of your air conditioner is typically located in an attic, basement, closet, or garage and is near where your furnace is located.

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Can UV Germicidal Lights Improve Your AC Performance?

June 27th, 2016

There are a number of exceptional indoor air quality products on the market today that help remove harmful contaminants from circulating through your home. One of the most powerful among these options is UV germicidal lights. These UV lights target microorganisms such as mold spores, bacteria, viruses, germs, and more.

The ultraviolet rays from this device, while safe for humans, effectively disrupt the cellular functions of the bacterial cells, killing them off and preventing them from spreading any further. While this has invaluable benefits for your health and indoor air quality, it’s also beneficial for your air conditioning system. But how?

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Common Heat Pump Problems to Watch for This Summer

June 20th, 2016

Summer will officially be here very soon, and when it hits you’ll be relying on your heat pump more and more in order to keep cool. As a result, your system is going to be put under a lot of stress. This stress and strain on the system means that there are more chances for issues to develop with your cooling system.

In order to keep your heat pump in the best possible shape this summer, it’s important to keep an eye out for problems that could arise during this warmer season. Below we’ve covered a couple of the common heat pump problems that warrant repair calls in the summer.

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Is it Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

June 13th, 2016

Summer is quickly approaching, and you’ll likely be turning to your air conditioner to provide cooling relief pretty soon. Hopefully, you’ve kept your AC system well maintained and taken care of, and it hasn’t given you any detrimental problems. Regular maintenance does ensure that your HVAC professionals will be able to fully inspect and clean your system, in addition to recommending repairs to keep it functioning as efficiently as possible for the years to come.

However, even the most well maintained air conditioning system will eventually wear down and need replacement. But how do you know if it’s truly time for a new unit? Keep reading below for a few of the most common signs that you’re due for an air conditioner replacement.

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It’s Still Not Too Late for an Air Conditioner Tune-Up

June 6th, 2016

Your air conditioning system may only run a few months out of the year. However, when it’s hot outside, it is hard to picture being without that cooling system. An air conditioner can break down at any time, but this is a lot less likely to occur if you schedule regular maintenance appointments.

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Have Your Ducts Been Sealed for Summer?

May 30th, 2016

Naturally, air conditioning is a leading priority during the summer for most New Jersey residents. It’s probably safe to assume that you’re motivated by now to make sure that your AC system is in good condition. This means scheduling routine professional maintenance to make sure your system is ready to deal with the summer heat.

While this is important, maintenance is not the only way to make sure that your home is well equipped to handle the hot weather on its way. Now is also the perfect time to make sure your ductwork is in good condition. Keep reading to learn more about the role of your ducts and the advantages of duct sealing.

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Could Your AC System Be Causing Water Damage?

May 23rd, 2016

As a homeowner, one of the most devastating and costly problems to deal with is water damage, especially since this can lead to a multitude of other problems such as damaged walls, flooring, and even mold development. What many New Jersey homeowners don’t realize is that their HVAC system may actually be the culprit of water damage.

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