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5 Steps for Making Sure Your Heater Is Safe

February 8th, 2016

A heating system is a necessity in our area, and natural gas is often the least expensive and easiest fuel to use with a home heater. However, a gas-powered, forced-air heating system can also raise some health and safety concerns. Learn how your system can remain as safe as possible from our guide.

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A Quick Guide to Upgrading a Heating System

February 1st, 2016

Your whole-home heating system is vital to your comfort, and has been there for you for years. But of course, any system’s time will come. The experts at DB Heating & Cooling, Inc have all of the information you need to know about when and how to upgrade your whole-house heater.

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What’s that Noise Coming from My Heater at Startup?

January 25th, 2016

Furnaces today are more efficient than they have ever been before, and this is in part due to the absence of a standing pilot. In the past, a pilot light had to remain on throughout the winter so that the burners were always able to heat up. Now, electronic ignition heats up the burners with a spark only when your thermostat signals that heat is needed.

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4 Reasons to Replace an Old Heating System before It Fails

January 18th, 2016

Imagine that you’re running your heating system on a cold night, getting ready to get into bed, when your heater fails suddenly without warning. You have to stop what you’re doing to find the number of a company that offers 24/7 service, or to look for an alternative heat source to get you through the night. And the unexpected cost of a heating replacement may come as a shock. That’s just one of the reasons we recommend replacing your heater before it ever fails, and you’ll find four more good reasons to replace an old heating system below!

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Don’t Forget to Change Your Air Filter for Better Efficiency and Performance

January 11th, 2016

The air filter is a vital part of your heating and AC systems, and it should be changed once every 1-3 months. But there are some homeowners who do not even know that this air filter exists!

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Changing the Air Filter Each Month Makes Your Furnace Work Better

January 4th, 2016

The air filter in your heating and air conditioning system removes dust, pollen, and other allergens from the air in your home so that you can breathe a little easier when the system is running. And this isn’t the air filter’s only responsibility. A primary purpose of an air filter is to protect your furnace, as incoming debris could damage the interior of your system.

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Feeling Chilly? It May Be the Lack of Moisture in Your Indoor Air

December 28th, 2015

We are no strangers to high humidity during the summertime. But humidity serves several purposes, things you may not see until you don’t have enough moisture in your home. One of these purposes is maintaining the heat in your home. The best way to tell if a lack of humidity is making your home feel chilly is when the thermostat reads the right temperature but you are still cold. Why? We’ll discuss this more below.

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Why Isn’t My Ductless Indoor Blower Working?

December 21st, 2015

Ductless systems are very convenient, but one problem that can arise is an issue with an indoor blower. The good news is that because each blower operates independently, one blower having an issue does not mean the others will. However, it is important to have a broken blower repaired right away so that excess strain isn’t placed on your other operating blowers. Why isn’t your blower working? There can be a number of reasons for this, and we’ll explain the more common ones below.

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Why Is There Rust on My Furnace?

December 14th, 2015

If there is one system that should never develop rust, it’s your furnace. Unlike a boiler that uses hot water to heat, your furnace doesn’t use, or come near, any type of water. The presence of rust indicates the presence of unwanted moisture, and once you spot the rust, it’s very important to have an expert come and check the problem. Once corrosion takes a hold of the metal cabinet, it can spread very quickly, putting you in a position of possibly needing to replace your entire furnace unit. How did the rust get there? Here are some of the common ways:

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Should You Leave Your Thermostat at the Same Temperature All the Time?

December 7th, 2015

There’s more home advice around than can possibly be cataloged, but at this time of year, common topics center around heating and heating tips. One you may have heard is that it is better to keep your thermostat at a single temperature all the time. We hate to tell you, but this is actually not a good way to save energy or reduce costs. We’ll explain more about this below, but if you are looking for helpful tips to keep your heating costs under control this winter, just give the pros at DB Heating & Cooling, Inc., a call today!

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