DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog

Could Your Ductless System Be Suffering?

July 24th, 2017

ductless-system-sufferingWhen it comes to choosing an effective and efficient cooling system for your home, many people are choosing to go the route of the ductless mini-split, and for good reason. Ductless systems are space saving—they only require a single outdoor unit and multiple air handlers mounted high up on the wall out of the way.

They eliminate indoor air quality problems—ducted systems invite dust, dirt, pollen, and even mold spores and mildew into your home. Lastly, ductless systems allow for zoned cooling—and heating!—so you can control whether or not you are using your HVAC system in unoccupied rooms (which is a severe energy waster).

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No, Ice on Your AC Isn’t Normal: Here’s Why

July 10th, 2017

no-ice-on-ac-isnt-normalAs HVAC professionals, our customers trust us to give them expert advice when it comes to their air conditioning equipment. So when we’re asked if ice developing on any part of the AC system is normal, we’re going to tell you no.

We understand why you might believe that this is normal. They involve chilled air coming from the vents, so it makes sense to have ice involved in the process, right? In fact, one of the ways to jerry-rig up a simple cooling system is to place a bowl of ice in front of a fan—so wouldn’t it make sense for an AC system to work in a similar matter?

No, it isn’t! Ice on your air conditioner—particularly on the coil—is a symptom of a problem with the air conditioner, possibly a major one that requires professional Wyckoff, NJ air conditioning services.

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Here’s One Way You Can Improve AC Efficiency

June 26th, 2017

improve-ac-efficiency-one-wayWhen it comes to professional air conditioning services in Mahwah, NJ, our HVAC professionals know their stuff. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have, and provide advice that can help you save money, stay safe, and feel more comfortable in your household. One way we like to do that is by helping you understand how to most efficiently use your air conditioner. And one method of doing so is by utilizing a ceiling fan!

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Is Your Central Air Conditioner Dying?

June 12th, 2017

central-air-conditioner-dyingAs much as we want them to, no appliance or piece of equipment lasts forever—no matter how professionally installed it is or how well it’s manufactured. Your air conditioner is no different—it has a limited lifespan, and when yours approaches the end of its life, it’s a good idea to have it replaced before you find yourself stuck in the middle of summer without a working AC system at all.

The most likely time for system stress to cause a failure is, in fact, summer, so tackling this issue sooner than later is a wise idea. The last thing you want to do is waste money on an aging system that’s working inefficiently and can quit on you any minute. But, now do you know if your air conditioner is actually dying?

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Why You Should Consider a Ductless System Installation

May 29th, 2017

consider-ductless-system-installationSummer is just around the corner, and while we haven’t reached our warmest temperatures quite yet, now is definitely the time to look at different types of cooling systems, if you are considering a Ramsey, NJ AC installation. With plenty of time still ahead of you to prepare for the hotter months, we encourage you to upgrade your cooling system to a ductless mini-split. Read on to discover what these systems are and how one could be a huge advantage to you.

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Why Does Your Commercial Air Conditioner Need Maintenance?

May 15th, 2017

commercial-air-conditioner-maintenanceWhether you are a residential or commercial customer with us—or both—this is the time of year that we heavily promote how essential HVAC maintenance is to the performance of your cooling system. Preparing for the inevitable warm weather ahead with a thorough inspection and tune-up is the best way to avoid repair issues, energy waste, and—for our commercial clients—a severe business interruption due to a broken down system.

Franklin Lakes, NJ professional commercial HVAC services are a necessity for the convenience and comfort of your employees, customers, clients, and/or tenancies. Maintenance is also vital in protecting your HVAC equipment from overheating. Where a homeowner only needs to worry about the comfort of a few people, and maybe a minor inconvenience for the property, a business or commercial property owner must concern themselves with the comfort of many.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

May 1st, 2017

replace-your-air-conditioner-timeIn our previous blog post, we talked about the various factors that go into the cost of an air conditioner replacement. But how do you know if your AC system needs to be replaced to begin with? With not much time left before we start seeing warmer temperatures again, now is the time to think about the condition of your cooling system and determine if it’s ready to get you through one more season, or if now is the time to invest in a Wyckoff, NJ air conditioning replacement.

There are a number of signs and indications you can watch out for that your air conditioner needs to be replaced, which we’ve covered below.

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Determining How Much Your AC Replacement Will Cost

April 17th, 2017

ac-replacement-costAs spring progresses and our temperatures slowly but surely begin to warm, we’re all beginning to enjoy the weather once again. Soon enough, it will get hot enough to warrant the daily use of a fully functional AC system—are you ready?

When that all-too-familiar heat and humidity comes our way, you want the peace of mind that your cooling system is able to handle whatever comes its way. So, if you discovered last year that yours is possibly about to call it quits, then now is the time to consider Mahwah, NJ air conditioning replacement services. But what will this cost?

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Should I Replace a Failing AC Compressor?

April 3rd, 2017

replace-failing-compressorIf the thermostat is the “brain” of your air conditioning system, then your compressor is the system’s “heart.” This is one of the most essential components of the AC system, and without a functional compressor, your cooling system won’t produce any cold air at all.

When your air conditioner begins to experience operating problems, the best thing to do is contact your Allendale, NJ air conditioning service pros. The first thing we’ll investigate is, in fact, your compressor as many common AC issues stem from here. So, what if an HVAC technician informs you that yours is failing? What should your next step be?

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When to Schedule Professional Commercial HVAC Repairs

March 20th, 2017

professional-commercial-HVAC-scheduleWould you trust someone who builds toy cars for a living to perform mechanical repairs on your vehicle? If not, then you probably shouldn’t trust any standard handyman or residential-only HVAC technician for your Ramsey, NJ commercial HVAC services.

No matter what type of business or commercial space you run, it’s your responsibility to ensure that everyone who enters that property is comfortable doing so, throughout the year. This means having a professionally installed commercial HVAC system in place, and having that system serviced by professionals with experience in the commercial realm.

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