DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog : Archive for June, 2015

How Does a Ductless Mini-Split AC Work?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

It can seem counter-intuitive to have an air conditioning system that doesn’t need ductwork, but that’s exactly what a ductless mini-split air conditioner is. The system isn’t wildly different from a traditional split system AC – in fact, the outdoor unit of a ductless system is almost the same as one from a traditional split system AC. You may be wondering how this system can effectively deliver whole home cooling without ductwork, so here is an overview from the air conditioning experts at DB Heating & Cooling.

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Does Your AC Need Replacement Instead of Another Costly Repair?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Air conditioning systems are made to be durable, but no system lasts forever. However, sometimes it can be hard to determine whether or not it’s worth repairing your system instead of replacing it. There are some key factors to weigh when deciding between repair versus replacement, and the experts at DB Heating & Cooling have listed some of these key factors for you to review.

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Is That Ice on My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Your air conditioner does a good job of keeping your home cool and comfortable, but ice on your AC is not indicative of it working hard, it’s indicative of a problem. Scraping the ice off doesn’t fix the problem and you’ll just see it re-build a few hours after you’ve removed it. The best thing to do as soon as you see any kind of ice build-up on your air conditioner is to call your DB Heating & Cooling technician. This is because there is an underlying issue causing the ice build-up, and our trained and certified experts will find the problem and repair it.

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Looking for an Easy Way to Better Control Your Cooling? Try Upgrading Your Thermostat!

Monday, June 8th, 2015

When most people think of getting better performance out of their air conditioners, a simple upgrade is often overlooked: your thermostat. What do we mean? If you are using a slide or dial thermostat, or one that doesn’t offer programming, you are losing out on some excellent ways to reduce your energy use and control your temperature. The experts at DB Heating & Cooling have several choices available for upgrading your thermostat, and we can install your new thermostat and show you how to use it to maximum advantage. Call us today and see what your choices are for a new thermostat in Bergen County, NJ.

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Want Better Cooling This Summer? Try Sealing Your Ductwork

Monday, June 1st, 2015

While there are several different types of air conditioning systems that provide whole home cooling, the most common is still a traditional air conditioning system that uses ductwork to deliver the cool air. Ductwork is made to be durable, and last an average of 30+ years, but that doesn’t mean it won’t sustain damage or suffer from holes, cracks and/or disconnections. Faulty ductwork can comprise up to 30% of your home’s total air loss, making it a significant contributor to a number of problems. But, with professional duct sealing, you can greatly reduce or even eliminate the air loss emanating from your faulty ductwork and have better cooling this summer.

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