DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog

How Does a Ductless Mini-Split AC Work?

June 29th, 2015

It can seem counter-intuitive to have an air conditioning system that doesn’t need ductwork, but that’s exactly what a ductless mini-split air conditioner is. The system isn’t wildly different from a traditional split system AC – in fact, the outdoor unit of a ductless system is almost the same as one from a traditional split system AC.

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Does Your AC Need Replacement Instead of Another Costly Repair?

June 22nd, 2015

Air conditioning systems are made to be durable, but no system lasts forever. But sometimes it can be hard to determine whether or not it’s worth repairing your system instead of replacing it.

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Is That Ice on My Air Conditioner?

June 15th, 2015

Your air conditioner does a good job of keeping your home cool and comfortable, but ice on your AC is not indicative of it working hard, it’s indicative of a problem. Scraping the ice off doesn’t fix the problem and you’ll just see it re-build a few hours after you’ve removed it.

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Looking for an Easy Way to Better Control Your Cooling? Try Upgrading Your Thermostat!

June 8th, 2015

When most people think of getting better performance out of their air conditioners, a simple upgrade is often overlooked: your thermostat. What do we mean? If you are using a slide or dial thermostat, or one that doesn’t offer programming, you are losing out on some excellent ways to reduce your energy use and control your temperature.

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Want Better Cooling This Summer? Try Sealing Your Ductwork

June 1st, 2015

While there are several different types of air conditioning systems that provide whole home cooling, the most common is still a traditional air conditioning system that uses ductwork to deliver the cool air. Ductwork is made to be durable, and last an average of 30+ years, but that doesn’t mean it won’t sustain damage or suffer from holes, cracks and/or disconnections.

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Signs Your Air Conditioner May Be Low on Refrigerant

May 25th, 2015

Your air conditioner works by removing heat and humidity from your indoor spaces and transferring it to the outside. The chemical that facilitates this transfer is refrigerant. Unbeknownst to a lot of homeowners is the fact that every single air conditioner has to have an exact amount of refrigerant to operate correctly.

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Can I Use Any HVAC Professional for My Commercial AC?

May 18th, 2015

Understanding basic mechanics is a must for any job involving HVAC service, but it isn’t enough to have a general overview to perform installation, maintenance, repair or replacement of a system, especially when dealing with commercial systems. This is why hiring a residential-only technician to repair your commercial air conditioner is likely to have poor results.

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Air Conditioner Installation Guide: Size Does Matter

May 11th, 2015

If you need a new air conditioner, either for a brand new installation or to replace an aging system, there are some steps you need to take before purchasing, and one of these steps is correct sizing. You may hear that to correctly size an air conditioner all that is needed is the square footage of your home; this simply isn’t true. There are a number of factors that are part of a cooling load calculation, and the only way to make sure that you install an AC that is the right size for your home is to do this calculation correctly, using all the needed factors.

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What’s That Sound?

May 4th, 2015

We are getting closer to air conditioning season here in Westwood, and spring offers a great time to test your AC to make sure it’s running as needed. If you choose to test your system before the hot weather arrives (and we recommend you do), you’ll want to listen to your air conditioner. Why? Because strange sounds are one of the main ways your AC lets you know that things are not ok.

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3 Signs Your Air Conditioning System Needs Repair

April 27th, 2015

Spring has sprung here in Bergen County, NJ, which means that summer is lurking just around the corner: complete with high temperatures, stifling humidity and the kind of heat waves that make people run for the air conditioned indoors. If your air conditioner is suffering from problems, now is the time to get it repaired before the temperatures rise.

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