DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How Duct Sealing Helps Your Comfort and Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 19th, 2021

duct-being-professionally-sealedThe ductwork attached to HVAC systems is one of those things that homeowners often don’t pay much attention to. After all, they’re out of sight, and therefore out of mind too, until they start to make your energy bills skyrocket.

When it comes to properly caring for your air duct system, it’s important to know what that means. Your air ducts are designed to bring the air that’s cooled or heated from the HVAC system into the rooms of your living space efficiently and effectively without that conditioned air being lost to the outside.

When your air ducts leak, however, it can account for a loss of about 30% of your conditioned air–conditioned air that you are paying for. Fortunately, all you have to do if you are having ductwork issues, all you need to do is call our team! One of the many methods we use to ensure the proper functionality of ductwork is air duct sealing.

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Don’t Ignore These AC Noises!

Monday, July 5th, 2021

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenIt would be really great if it were possible to have an air conditioner that, when there was a problem with it, would tell us what that problem is and how to fix it. Honestly, there’s probably going to be some sort of technology and an app that goes along with it that tells us just that–after all, look at everything a smart thermostat can do!

Unfortunately, this isn’t a reality quite yet. So, for now it’s up to us as homeowners to be diligent and have a basic understanding of how our air conditioners work, so that when something does go wrong, we know to address it right away.

And one of the most common ways to know something is amiss with your air conditioner is if it’s making strange sounds. But, what qualifies as a strange sound? Are there specific noises you should keep an ear out for? Yup! We’ll cover them below.

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How to Ensure Efficient AC Operation

Monday, June 7th, 2021

woman-opening-curtains-in-homeSummer is just about officially upon us, which for us means that hot and humid weather is on its way. So, now is the perfect time to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for the coming conditions. When you use your AC system, you want to do so as efficiently as possible, right? Well, if you answered “yes” to this question, then we hope you’ve already invested in maintenance for the season. Professional HVAC maintenance allows our technicians to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the components of your air conditioner that need it.

Even without professional maintenance, however (though we do recommend you have it done every year for your air conditioner), there are steps you can take that will help boost the efficiency of your air conditioner and lower your cooling costs, without spending the extra money to do so. Keep reading as we uncover some steps you can start taking now to improve your AC efficiency.

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Is Your AC Fixable Or Should You Start Hunting For a New System?

Monday, May 24th, 2021

white-question-mark-on-blue-circleYou’ve been trying to keep the house cool now that things are warming up. Even with your best efforts though and some best practices like an air filter change taken into account, you still can’t get your home comfort where it needs to be. Something is wrong–is it time to say goodbye to your air conditioner?

Before you start the process of a replacement, let’s determine whether this is really what you need. A replacement is no small (or cheap) task so if you can get by for another few years with a professional air conditioning repair in Emerson, NJ it is worth it to do so!

If you aren’t sure which service you need, we can help you find out.

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AC Care: Here’s What Happens During a Tune-Up

Monday, May 10th, 2021

two-techs-working-on-acIf you’ve been following our blog for a while, then you already know how much we talk about maintenance. Maintenance is probably the most important service you can get for your air conditioner after all! This is because it helps us help you prevent problems before they become big emergencies or even complete system breakdowns.

Air conditioning maintenance, also referred to as a tune-up, allows our professionals to locate small problems with your cooling system before it grows into a bigger one, like we mentioned above. As a result, your system will operate smoother and last longer, which is fantastic news for your wallet. But what do our technicians actually do during maintenance? Why is it so helpful?

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Don’t Count Out a Ductless Air Conditioner! Here Are Some Benefits

Monday, April 12th, 2021

ductless-air-handler-mounted-on-wall-in-modern-homeSpring is here, with summer not too far behind. If you were considering replacing your aging air conditioner, we have a great option for you—a ductless air conditioner!

You’ve probably seen one before, even if you didn’t know what it was called. Their air handlers are seen in many hotels and even Dr. offices these days—typically mounted up high up on a wall and looking like a sleeker version of a window unit. They’re also called ductless heat pumps because they operation on the same technology. That is, they not only cool but they also heat. Read on as we uncover some of the top benefits of installing a ductless air conditioner in your home!

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Does AC Compressor Failure Mean AC Failure?

Monday, August 31st, 2020

old-air-conditionerYou are going to need air conditioning repairs eventually. No air conditioner is perfect. There is no way to guarantee 100% reliability with any AC system. While routine air conditioning maintenance will keep your system as effective and reliable as possible, there is still the chance for problems to develop. What types of problems? Anything from refrigerant leaks to motor issues and capacitor failure.

In terms of issues that you really don’t want to face, though, a failed compressor is about as bad as it gets.  We’re not saying this to alarm you. We don’t want you to live in fear of a failed compressor. But you should know that compressors can and do give out on homeowners. When they do, the question of repair or replacement becomes a very real consideration. Today, our Bergen County,  NJ central AC repair pros are going to cover the topic.

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4 Symptoms of a Struggling AC System

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

animated-checklistWouldn’t it be great if your air conditioner would sent you a text message when something is wrong with it? What if you could avoid sudden breakdowns and expensive repairs? We agree, that’d be pretty awesome! Maybe one day this will be the case, but for now, it’s up to you as a homeowner to be diligent in your care for your AC system.

This means, scheduling routine maintenance once a year (twice a year if you have a heat pump) to prevent problems. It also means knowing the symptoms and signs of an air conditioner in disrepair. So, what are some of these symptoms? We’ll explain four of them below!

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What Not to Do, If You Want an Efficient Air Conditioner

Monday, July 20th, 2020

woman-in-living-room-enjoying-cool-breeze-from-ductless-air-conditionerThere are a number of things you can do this summer that will cost you next to nothing in order to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency and lower your cooling bills.

For instance, closing your blinds and shades on south-facing windows helps you keep your home cooler longer so your air conditioner doesn’t cycle on as early in the day. Using a ceiling fan in combination with your AC helps the room feel cooler so you can turn the thermostat up a couple of degrees.

We could go on about different methods to boost air conditioning efficiency, but what we’re here to talk about today is what not to do, if you want an efficient cooling system. And what you shouldn’t do is avoid these signs of repair needs!

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AC Installation: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Monday, July 6th, 2020

technician-welding-connection-for-ac-installationWith summer officially here, we’re going to assume that if you’ve come upon a blog post about AC installation, you’re likely in a bit of a rush to get one in your home. Maybe your old system broke down, or perhaps you’ve never had central air conditioning and have decided to make the upgrade. Either way, we commend your decision—but do want to discourage you from rushing!

The thing is, too many homeowners rush into their air conditioner purchases and/or installation without really thinking through all the considerations there are to make. The AC you choose should perfectly fit your home and specific needs. Without adequate installation, you could wind up with an air conditioner that works inefficiently throughout its entire lifespan, breaks down early, or has numerous repair issues.

There’s one factor in particular that’s missed when homeowners don’t invest in professional AC installation. That’s the size of their air conditioner and the difference that makes to efficiency and performance. Read on to learn more!

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