DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog

“Should My Heater Be Making That Noise?”

November 11th, 2019

jets-of-a-natural-gas-furnaceUnfortunately, it happens. That is, heating systems break down with little to no warning. Your heater might go from working just fine throughout the week, and then all of a sudden not turn on at all. This is rare, though. After all, furnaces and other heating systems often give off warning signs well before they totally breakdown. But you need to know what to look for (or in some cases, listen for)!

Often, signs that you need heating repair in Bergen County, NJ show up by way of strange noises. While these noises might be accompanied by some unusual performance issues, too, the sound is what typically helps you narrow down the issue—though for true diagnostics, you’ll want to contact our pros! Keep reading to learn about some of the sounds you should never hear coming from your heater—and be sure to give us a call if you detect any of them.

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Heating Repair Signs to Watch Out For

October 28th, 2019

technician-looking-over-gas-furnaceAs temperatures begin to cool, the last thing you need to worry about is your heater breaking down unexpectedly. However, if you don’t know the signs that your heater needs service, this is a potential reality. It’s never fun to need repairs on your heater, but it’s worse when the system has broken down completely and requires a massive, emergency repair, or even replacement.

Professionals say that it’s important to schedule HVAC service in Bergen County, NJ as soon as you suspect you need it, to avoid sudden system breakdowns and potentially higher repair costs. Additionally, the sooner you repair your system, the lower your monthly energy bills may be, and the longer your heater will last. Keep reading for some of the most common signs that your heater or furnace system is in need of repair.

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Have You Scheduled Furnace Maintenance Yet?

October 14th, 2019

technician-working-on-furnaceTemperatures have started cooling down, and while we may not be in the months where we use our heaters every day, we’ll be there soon enough. When winter hits, you want to make sure that your furnace is ready to perform as effectively and efficiently as possible, without a sudden and unexpected need for furnace repair in Bergen County, NJ.

Having your furnace professionally maintained well before winter starts is a great idea. It helps you fend off problems that can come up and help prevent a situation where you’ll be stuck with a malfunctioning heater when you need it the most. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of scheduling furnace maintenance today.

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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality (and Why It Matters)

September 30th, 2019

young-couple-sitting-in-home-smilingYou might be wondering, “does my indoor air quality really need to be improved?” If you’re asking yourself that, you probably aren’t aware that without the right systems and services in place, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than the quality of air outdoors.

Today’s homes are built with energy efficiency as a high priority. This means they’re built tightly so they don’t let any conditioned air out, or outside air in. This is fantastic news for your energy bills, but not so great for your Bergen County, NJ indoor air quality. But what can you do?

Well, for starters, you can look into the installation of a whole-house air purifier, of which there are a couple options.

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End-of-Season Commercial AC Checks to Make

September 16th, 2019

ac-units-on-commercial-roofAs the official end of summer approaches and we get ready for temperatures to hopefully start cooling down soon, the last thing you need is for your commercial air conditioning in Oradell, NJ to break down when you still need it to keep your space comfortable.

You have enough to worry about without being concerned with losing business due to an HVAC problem that could turn away potential customers or guests. However, if you neglect end-of-season repair needs, you may certainly find yourself with a broken-down system.

The good news is, our team can help if you do find yourself in need of sudden commercial AC repairs. In the meantime, we’d like to share some signs that you should look out for, and alert your building’s employees to watch out for as well. If you notice any of these indicators, please give us a call right away!

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Is an HVAC Maintenance Enrollment Plan Worth It?

September 2nd, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerThe best way to prepare for the starting of a heating or cooling season is by scheduling annual preventive maintenance. With the official end of summer just a couple short weeks away, it’s just about time to think about scheduling heating maintenance. Having your HVAC systems tuned-up right before you’ll need them the most is a great strategy!

HVAC maintenance is the best way to ensure that your system works as effectively and efficiently as it’s meant to, for as long as it’s meant to. Plus, if you sign up for one of our maintenance agreements, you’ll receive a number of tangible benefits.

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Consider Your Air Conditioner Options Carefully

August 19th, 2019

animated-group-of-air-conditioners-and-fansLet’s face it, this is pretty much the worse time of the year to be shopping for air conditioning in Oradell, NJ. We say that because you clearly need your cooling system right now. Still though, the middle of summer is the most likely time for an AC system to break down, particularly if it’s aging or if you skipped a maintenance session this year.

So, if it’s time for you to shop for a new system, you’re likely very motivated to make a quick purchase. We really have to discourage you from rushing, however. Rushing into an air conditioner purchase can leave you with a system that’s not appropriately matched to your home. This may not sound like a big deal, but it can actually be detrimental to the efficiency, effectiveness, and overall performance of your air conditioner.

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Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your AC

August 5th, 2019

top-view-of-an-air-conditionerEvery family has had that conversation about whether to roll the dice on the old AC unit that’s surpassed its already long lifespan with repairs, or to tighten the belt and pay for a replacement. Well, we’re here to make that conversation a little easier, because figuring out if its worth it to replace your air conditioner is better than not having one when you need it the most.

Luckily, there are telltale signs when your AC unit is about to go, and that knowledge can help you make a faster, more affordable decision about what to do. After contacting a professional about air conditioning replacement in Bergen County, NJ, and with the right amount of preparation, the transition from an old AC unit to a new, quality system could be painless.

So how can you tell if your AC is on its last legs?

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Do Not Ignore These AC Repair Symptoms

July 22nd, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerSummer is moving right along, and temperatures are moving right up. You’re already using your air conditioner on a regular basis, and hopefully it’s doing its job quite well. The last thing you need, after all, is a sudden breakdown and repair call when temperatures are at their peak. And the best way to avoid this scenario is with routine maintenance. If you haven’t scheduled your AC tune-up yet this year, it’s not too late!

Of course, even with maintenance, you can still run into the need for air conditioning repair in Bergen County, NJ, especially with an aging system. The good news is that most repair needs give off symptoms well before they’ve affect your air conditioner too much. But it is a very good idea to give our experts a call as soon as you notice any of these signs, which include:

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Do You Know How to Choose the Right HVAC Contractor for the Job?

July 8th, 2019

young-and-middle-aged-hvac-technicians-standing-in-front-of-vanIt’s that time of the year! There are two seasons where HVAC contractors are busiest—winter and summer. With summer here, it’s the most common time for us to get called for urgent HVAC service in Bergen County, NJ, or even a “quick” replacement. As the temperatures rise, it’s inevitable that homeowners will run into equipment failures—at least, if their systems are aging or haven’t been properly maintained.

That said, we understand the urgency when something goes wrong with your cooling system. You want help and you want help now—so, you choose the most immediately available HVAC professional and/or the most affordable one. This can end up costing you more in the end, though.

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