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

Signs That Your Ductwork Is in Need of Repair

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Your forced-air heating and cooling systems play a huge role in your life, and actually account for about half of all your energy costs throughout the year, according to Energy.gov. As such, it’s only natural that you want to save as much money as you can whenever possible. You cannot do so, however, if you have breached ductwork.

Since your air ducts are mostly hidden from view, it’s natural that you cannot visually inspect them thoroughly. So how will you know when duct repair is necessary? Without regular direct interaction, you may think this is impossible. There are signs though, that you might need duct repairs.

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Boilers vs. Furnaces: Is One Better Than the Other?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The furnace and the boiler are the two most common types of heating systems seen in homes today. Since HVAC technology is only improving—increasing their safety, reliability, and efficiency—neither one of these systems is going anywhere anytime soon. If you’re in the market for a new heating system, then chances are either one of these or both of these are on your list. But which one is better?

There are significant differences between these two heaters, but to be honest, no one option is inherently a better choice than the other—it will depend on your specific needs, as well as your budget. It’s also important to keep in mind that they do share something in common—they are both extremely flexible as they can run off of a number of different fuel sources. Typically, furnaces run off of natural gas, electricity, or propane. Boilers use either gas, electricity, or oil.

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Don’t Wait for a Breakdown Before Calling for Heater Repairs!

Monday, November 14th, 2016

For some appliances, such as a microwave or toaster, it may be okay to wait for a breakdown before we even consider repairs or a replacement—mostly because these aren’t devices we rely on too heavily, however convenient they make our lives.

However, it would be unwise to use this same mindset when it comes to your home’s heating system. Your heater is a major investment in your comfort that requires professional installation. While it’s not too hard to go a few days without a toaster, a coffee maker, a blender, etc., a broken down heater during one of the chilliest days of the year can make life pretty unbearable.

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Upgrade Your Thermostat for Better Heating Efficiency

Monday, November 7th, 2016

As a modern homeowner, you likely expect to live with a certain degree of comfort. However, do you realize just how major an impact that the various factors of your home have on your ability to achieve true comfort? Your thermostat, for example, might be limiting the success with which you heat your home in ways you’re not even aware of.

By simply upgrading your existing thermostat, you can significantly improve the quality with which you heat your home. Of course, you need to know for sure that you are investing in the right thermostat and that it meets your specific needs and user preferences. If you contact us, we’ll be happy to help you with this.

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