DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog

How Duct Sealing Helps Your Comfort and Your Air Conditioner

July 19th, 2021

duct-being-professionally-sealedThe ductwork attached to HVAC systems is one of those things that homeowners often don’t pay much attention to. After all, they’re out of sight, and therefore out of mind too, until they start to make your energy bills skyrocket.

When it comes to properly caring for your air duct system, it’s important to know what that means. Your air ducts are designed to bring the air that’s cooled or heated from the HVAC system into the rooms of your living space efficiently and effectively without that conditioned air being lost to the outside.

When your air ducts leak, however, it can account for a loss of about 30% of your conditioned air–conditioned air that you are paying for. Fortunately, all you have to do if you are having ductwork issues, all you need to do is call our team! One of the many methods we use to ensure the proper functionality of ductwork is air duct sealing.

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Don’t Ignore These AC Noises!

July 5th, 2021

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenIt would be really great if it were possible to have an air conditioner that, when there was a problem with it, would tell us what that problem is and how to fix it. Honestly, there’s probably going to be some sort of technology and an app that goes along with it that tells us just that–after all, look at everything a smart thermostat can do!

Unfortunately, this isn’t a reality quite yet. So, for now it’s up to us as homeowners to be diligent and have a basic understanding of how our air conditioners work, so that when something does go wrong, we know to address it right away.

And one of the most common ways to know something is amiss with your air conditioner is if it’s making strange sounds. But, what qualifies as a strange sound? Are there specific noises you should keep an ear out for? Yup! We’ll cover them below.

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How to Care for Your Heat Pump

June 21st, 2021

vent-low-on-wallIf you’re utilizing a heat pump already for your cooling and heating needs, then you may have already heard the recommendation for twice-a-year maintenance. Perhaps you brushed this suggestion off–after all, you don’t see anything obviously wrong with your heat pump, so why should you invest in a service that you don’t need? Well, the fact of the matter is, a heat pump won’t always show signs of malfunctioning before it gives out. Biannual maintenance is great because you can spot problems on the horizon before they start wreaking havoc on the system and disrupting the comfort of your home.

Maintenance is vital when it comes to properly caring for your heat pump, in addition to a couple other steps. We’ll cover these steps below. Keep reading!

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How to Ensure Efficient AC Operation

June 7th, 2021

woman-opening-curtains-in-homeSummer is just about officially upon us, which for us means that hot and humid weather is on its way. So, now is the perfect time to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for the coming conditions. When you use your AC system, you want to do so as efficiently as possible, right? Well, if you answered “yes” to this question, then we hope you’ve already invested in maintenance for the season. Professional HVAC maintenance allows our technicians to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the components of your air conditioner that need it.

Even without professional maintenance, however (though we do recommend you have it done every year for your air conditioner), there are steps you can take that will help boost the efficiency of your air conditioner and lower your cooling costs, without spending the extra money to do so. Keep reading as we uncover some steps you can start taking now to improve your AC efficiency.

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Is Your AC Fixable Or Should You Start Hunting For a New System?

May 24th, 2021

white-question-mark-on-blue-circleYou’ve been trying to keep the house cool now that things are warming up. Even with your best efforts though and some best practices like an air filter change taken into account, you still can’t get your home comfort where it needs to be. Something is wrong–is it time to say goodbye to your air conditioner?

Before you start the process of a replacement, let’s determine whether this is really what you need. A replacement is no small (or cheap) task so if you can get by for another few years with a professional air conditioning repair in Emerson, NJ it is worth it to do so!

If you aren’t sure which service you need, we can help you find out.

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AC Care: Here’s What Happens During a Tune-Up

May 10th, 2021

two-techs-working-on-acIf you’ve been following our blog for a while, then you already know how much we talk about maintenance. Maintenance is probably the most important service you can get for your air conditioner after all! This is because it helps us help you prevent problems before they become big emergencies or even complete system breakdowns.

Air conditioning maintenance, also referred to as a tune-up, allows our professionals to locate small problems with your cooling system before it grows into a bigger one, like we mentioned above. As a result, your system will operate smoother and last longer, which is fantastic news for your wallet. But what do our technicians actually do during maintenance? Why is it so helpful?

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Is It Time to Invest in a UV Air Purifier?

April 26th, 2021

uv-lightbulbIt would be really easy for us to say, “yes! Every homeowner should have a UV air purifier installed if they don’t already have one.” But don’t worry, we know you deserve a bit more of an explanation than this.

The thing is, there are many factors that can have a negative impact on your indoor air quality, and there are a number of products and services that can help improve your situation.

The fact is, indoor air quality (IAQ) is a concern no matter what time of the year it is. In fact, many people don’t realize that without the right air quality products in place, their indoor air can actually be more polluted than the outdoor air. One of the many systems homeowners invest in to combat this is a UV air purifier. Read on to learn more!

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Don’t Count Out a Ductless Air Conditioner! Here Are Some Benefits

April 12th, 2021

ductless-air-handler-mounted-on-wall-in-modern-homeSpring is here, with summer not too far behind. If you were considering replacing your aging air conditioner, we have a great option for you—a ductless air conditioner!

You’ve probably seen one before, even if you didn’t know what it was called. Their air handlers are seen in many hotels and even Dr. offices these days—typically mounted up high up on a wall and looking like a sleeker version of a window unit. They’re also called ductless heat pumps because they operation on the same technology. That is, they not only cool but they also heat. Read on as we uncover some of the top benefits of installing a ductless air conditioner in your home!

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5 Signs Your Indoor Air Quality Is Suffering

March 29th, 2021

woman-with-concerned-look-on-her-faceWhen our customers hear the term indoor air quality, they usually consider the temperature of their air. This is an important part of indoor air quality, but not the end of the story. The air quality of your home is impacted by a number of factors—how humid or dry it is, how stale the air is, and the number of allergens in the air, for example. Without the right IAQ products and services in place, your indoor air quality can actually be far worse than the quality of the air outside.

The good news is, we have all the solutions you need! From air purifiers and whole-house filtration systems to humidifiers and dehumidifiers, you’re in good hands with our team. But how do you know if you actually need something like an air purifier or humidity control system? Read on to learn 5 signs that you just might:

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Does My Heat Pump Need Fall and Spring Maintenance?

March 15th, 2021

floor-mounted-heat-pump-air-handlerThe short answer to the question of whether your heat pump needs fall and spring maintenance is, “yes.”

But not to worry, we’re going to elaborate. We would never just tell you to schedule an unnecessary service for the sake of it. Biannual heat pump maintenance is necessary.

You see, heat pump systems—as you know if you have one—are 2-in-1 heating and cooling systems. Not only do they provide effective heat in the wintertime, but they offer efficient air conditioning in the summer, as well.

HVAC maintenance is what allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust your air conditioner in the spring, and your heater in the fall. This allows them to both operate as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible. But this doesn’t mean you get to skip a maintenance session if you have a heat pump! Since it does twice the work, it needs twice the care. Read on as we uncover more about the importance of professional heat pump maintenance and how it can prevent sudden and costly Oradell, NJ heating repair needs.

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