DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog : Archive for August, 2016

Why Does My Refrigerant Need to Be Refilled?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The short answer to this question is, “it shouldn’t have to be.” Your AC system is actually supplied with enough refrigerant upon installation to ideally last throughout its entire lifespan. Yet, our technicians still frequently get questions related to refrigerant. It’s understandable that you would ask, and we’re glad you did! It’s important to understand the role that refrigerant has in your air conditioner, and why it would ever need to be refilled.

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Is It Time to Start Thinking about Heater Maintenance Already?

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

It may seem too early to start thinking about how well your heating system is operating—particularly considering that our temperatures are still soaring. However, winters are brutal here in this part of the state, and even more so if you don’t have a properly operating heater.

Routine preventive maintenance is imperative to your avoiding costly emergency repairs or even premature replacement of a broken down heating system. Heating system maintenance should be conducted at least once a year—but is right now the best time to do it? With the beginning of autumn just one short month away, it is definitely time to consider making an appointment. Read on to learn why.

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Understanding the Importance of a Clean Air Filter

Monday, August 15th, 2016

When you live in a climate that experiences the summers that we do, there’s no mistaking that you need a reliable and efficient air conditioning system for your home. However, as much as we rely on these cooling systems we sometimes fall short of caring for them.

Scheduling regular professional maintenance is essential to a fully functioning AC system, but there is one task that you should be doing much more often that 1-2 times a year: changing your air filter. This is one maintenance task that homeowners can and should do on their own. Keep reading to learn more about why.

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4 Reasons That Professional AC Replacement is Critical

Monday, August 8th, 2016

As we near the final stretch of summer, you may have come to realize that it’s time to replace your air conditioning system. Many homeowners are tempted to replace their AC system all on their own. However, we can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have a professional, who is trained in this line of work, do this job.

You may also want to think twice about hiring an unlicensed “amateur” or general handyman to do the job. In almost all cases, they are going to lack the experience, tools, and certification to ensure that your AC installation is done correctly. Call one of the licensed HVAC professionals on our staff to having your cooling system installation done right the first time.

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Air Conditioner Sounds You Should Never Ignore

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Have you noticed any air conditioning problems this season? As we are well into the summer heat, hopefully the answer to this is no, since you are relying on your system just about every day. Of course if you do experience any air conditioning problems, our team is here to assist. But how exactly do you know when it’s time to give us a call?

One of the most common signs that something is wrong with your AC system is weird sounds. No air conditioner is ever going to be silent of course, but if you notice sounds that are unfamiliar to anything you’ve heard before, then repairs—or an inspection at the very least—are most likely needed.

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