DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog : Archive for December, 2018

These Are the Qualities to Look for in an HVAC Contractor

Monday, December 24th, 2018

technician with toolsThere are probably plenty of people out there who would be willing to service your heater, or any other home comfort appliance in your house, but that doesn’t mean they should. Many general handymen (and women) out there don’t actually have much experience specifically in the HVAC industry, and therefore will be learning by using your system as an example—which isn’t a comfortable feeling when you consider how cold our winters get. Do you really want your heater to be a guinea pig?

Fortunately, there are plenty of qualified HVAC contractors out there. But how do you find them? What qualities do you look for? The obvious answer is “someone with a lot of training and experience,” but we’d like to take it a step beyond that and offer you some guidance on exactly what qualities we think you should use to hire your next heating professional.

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Need a New Furnace? Consider This

Monday, December 10th, 2018

white question mark on blue circle, on white backgroundOne size does not fit all! We understand that if you’re shopping for a new furnace this time of the year, it probably feels urgent. But, there are many factors to take into consideration with this type of purchase. You’ll want to compare things like fuel types—should you stick with an electric furnace, or utilize your gas lines? You’ll also want to compare AFUE and HSPF ratings to ensure you’re getting the most for your money from month to month.

Most importantly though, you want to make sure you get the right size furnace replacement. Whether your system is too small, or even too large, you’re going to suffer the consequences soon enough, in both comfort and finances.

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