DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog

Avoid This HVAC Emergency: Preventing Gas Leaks

May 2nd, 2016

One of the most common HVAC emergencies we hear of is that a homeowner thinks they smell gas in their home. This is something that should be taken very seriously, and should never be ignored. At the least, a gas leak can cause carbon monoxide poisoning and at the worst—albeit rare—a gas leak can cause a fire or explosion. Usually the first indication that you have a gas leak is the smell of rotten eggs. Since natural gas is odorless, gas companies add this smell to the gas lines so that you will be able to detect it.

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Why Should You Convert From Oil to Gas?

April 25th, 2016

The heating season may be over, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore your heater for the remainder of the year. If it didn’t perform as efficiently as you’d hoped this year, there are certain factors to consider that can ensure that it performs effectively next time winter rolls around. One of our most popular services is oil to gas conversion, with good reason! While the process itself can be costly upfront, there are a number of benefits to investing in oil to gas conversion that we’ve shared below.

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What to Expect From Air Conditioning Maintenance

April 18th, 2016

As we discussed in our blog post last week, it’s never too early to start thinking about your AC system. In addition to taking care of repairs and changing your air filter, scheduling preventive maintenance is essential to making sure that your AC gives you the performance you deserve this summer. But what do HVAC technicians actually do during maintenance? Why is this so necessary?

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Why It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking about Your AC System

April 11th, 2016

The weather’s been a bit unpredictable lately, but it should start warming up sooner than you know it. And as it does, you’ll be switching off your heater and putting that thermostat into “cooling” mode. We encourage our customers and all homeowners to start thinking about the performance of their air conditioning systems before the cooling season begins; here’s what we recommend.

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How to Prevent HVAC Emergencies

April 4th, 2016

Not all HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) repairs are going to be 100% avoidable. However, there are certainly steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of having to deal with an emergency repair. Some of the most common emergency calls we get include water damage, no heat/cooling, and the smell of gas. Our staff is well prepared for an HVAC emergency of any kind. However, we do have some tips below to share with you that may help you avoid a HVAC emergency to begin with.

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Do I Need Refrigerant Every Year?

March 28th, 2016

From time to time, we get calls from customers asking for a maintenance visit, telling us they’d like an inspection and tune-up, along with a refrigerant (or Freon) charge. And this is where we often have to ask some questions. Has your air conditioning system recently started acting up? Have you noticed that temperatures seem a little too high lately? Then adding refrigerant to the system is probably not your best bet.

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Changing the Filter Isn’t All You Should Do This Spring

March 21st, 2016

Replacing the air filter each month is something that’s very important for the well-being of an air conditioning system. And now that spring is here, this home maintenance task should move to the top of the list. Changing the filter does more than just keep you feeling healthy. It also stops the larger particles in the air that could damage the HVAC system.

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Spring Is Coming: Why You Should Maintain Your AC Equipment

March 14th, 2016

When the springtime comes, you look forward to a break from the cold and a chance to spend some more time outdoors. What you may not think about so much is the fact that, eventually, the outside heat will make the chance to go indoors and cool off seem like such a relief. And when this time comes, you need your air conditioner to run smoothly.

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Replace Your Heating System with a High-Efficiency Unit

March 7th, 2016

With spring right around the corner in Mahwah, NJ, you may be preparing to turn off your heater for the season. Hopefully you haven’t had any detrimental problems with your heating system this winter. However, if you’ve found that it’s not working as efficiently as it has been in previous years, or you had to make quite a few repairs to it, it may be time to upgrade to a high-efficiency unit.

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4 Things to Check Before Calling for Heating Repair

February 29th, 2016

When your heater breaks down, you hope there’s something you can do to keep from paying a service charge to a technician. However, most of the time, attempting to fix the heater on your own could be unsafe and it may be much more hassle than it’s worth. Calling a friendly local technician who knows what to do is well worth the cost—but not if there’s something simple you could have checked out first.

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