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

Some Options to Consider When Replacing an Old Air Conditioner

Monday, May 13th, 2024


At DB Heating & Cooling, we understand the importance of a well-functioning air conditioning system for a comfortable home. If you’re facing the challenge of an air conditioning replacement in Bergen County, NJ of an old unit, there are several options to consider that can improve your home’s energy efficiency, comfort, and overall cooling experience. Let’s dive into some choices you should keep in mind when making this significant investment.

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Is a High-Efficiency AC a Good Investment?

Monday, April 22nd, 2024


The technology of air conditioning systems has advanced tremendously during the 21st century. There are now AC units with energy efficiency that dwarfs what was available twenty years ago. A new mid-efficiency air conditioner can outperform older models, so if you have an AC that’s around 15 years old and ready for replacement, you’ll see an improvement in efficiency even if you decide to get a less expensive mid-efficiency model.

But what about investing in one of the best of the current high-efficiency units? It’s a good question to consider when you’re looking for a new air conditioning installation in Bergen County, NJ. We’d like to provide you with some additional information to help you think about this choice. When you’re ready to choose, make sure to work with our technicians for expert advice and the best service.

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Why Won’t My AC Cool the House Evenly?

Monday, September 4th, 2023


This is a common problem people run into with their air conditioning systems. After several years of having no difficulty sending enough cooling to all the rooms, the AC starts to keep some areas cooled down while others turn into hot spots.

If this is happening to you, you’ll want to know why and how to correct it. In many cases, uneven cooling happens because of an AC malfunction that requires professional repairs. We’ll go over the most common reason for uneven cooling from an air conditioner and the best steps to take.

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Do You Need a New AC Before It Gets Really Hot?

Monday, June 5th, 2023


The summer weather is already starting, but we all know that the extreme temperatures aren’t here yet. If you have the suspicion that it’s time to replace your old AC and schedule a new air conditioning installation in Bergen County, NY, you have a short window to get the job done. Or, specifically, to call our technicians to get the job done. 

First, you want to make sure that this is the best choice. Is your current air conditioning system at the end of its service life, or will regular maintenance and repairs keep it working effectively and efficiently for this summer and a few more after it? 

Let’s approach this by having you answer a few questions about your air conditioning system.

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Benefits of a Ductless HVAC System You May Not Have Thought Of

Monday, May 8th, 2023


We offer ductless AC service in Bergen County, NY and Rockland County, NY, and we’ve seen the immense benefits of these systems. They are especially useful for older homes built before central air conditioning systems became common. These vintage homes don’t have ductwork, and although it’s possible to add ducts, running them through attics or in closets, it’s a great deal of work and reduces space in the house. 

With a ductless system, all that has to happen is for us to place air handlers high up on the walls of the rooms and install an outdoor unit that connects to them. It’s an easy process for our professionals and leaves a home with cooling throughout the rooms that’s as good, and sometimes better, than using a central AC.

However, there are other ductless HVAC advantages you might not know about because you’re focused on the big advantage of having central cooling at last. Below are several other great benefits of having an HVAC system installed.

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How Regular AC Maintenance Reduces Repairs and Other Hassles

Monday, April 10th, 2023


April is the best month to arrange for your regular air conditioning maintenance appointment. 

What’s that? You didn’t know your AC needed an annual maintenance appointment? We’re glad we caught your attention then, because this is one of the most important services you can have done for your HVAC system specifically and your home comfort in general.

Thanks to regular AC maintenance, you’ll have a cooling system that works better and at higher energy efficiency. Regular maintenance also prevents many aggravating hassles you might run into when trying to keep your home cooled down. We’ll take a look at how maintenance stops these various problems.

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Signs of Impending AC Repair Needs

Monday, August 8th, 2022

checklist-with-red-markerGetting professional repairs done for your air conditioner when it needs it is one of those services you don’t want to put off. Delaying AC repairs can leave you with a completely broken down machine, and no way to stay comfortable throughout the rest of our long and hot summer.

We encourage our customers to take care of their systems as soon as they realize they need a repair. But, how do you know when it’s time for air conditioning repairs?

Luckily for you, we shared some signs below that it is, in fact, time to call for repairs, or at least to have your air conditioner inspected by a professional to see what’s going on.

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How to Ensure Better AC Efficiency This Year

Monday, June 6th, 2022

two-technicians-working-on-ac-unitThere aren’t many things that HVAC professionals will tell you to do on your own when it comes to servicing your cooling system. And the fact of the matter is, for big repair needs, this is true, especially since there are various components of an HVAC system that professionals need special training and licensing for, such as the refrigerant in your air conditioner, or natural gas if we’re talking about a heating system.

It is important that you only trust a professional for air conditioning maintenance–this is essential to the performance and efficiency of the cooling system. It enables our technicians to comprehensively inspect your cooling system for problems, anything that needs to be adjusted, and anything that needs to be cleaned within the system. It also lets us find repair needs that you may want to address ASAP to prevent them from turning into bigger problems later on.

But even though you do need a professional to keep your system in great shape, there are things you can do on your own to improve your air conditioner’s efficiency, and therefore lower your energy bills each month. Read on to learn what they are!

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Do I Need to Worry about Intense Heat Hurting My Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 9th, 2022

animated-thermometerSummer heatwaves are fairly common in the southern portions of the United States. While summer temperatures in New Jersey and New York rarely reach over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, it still gets pretty humid in the Garden State. During these heatwaves, you should focus on keeping the inside of your home cool and comfortable. 

Achieving this goal will require the use of a reliable and functional HVAC unit. Most people fail to realize that extreme temperatures can negatively impact certain parts of their HVAC system. Read below to find out more about how intense heat can affect your HVAC unit and the steps you can take to mitigate the risks posed by extreme summer temperatures. 

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“What Actually Happens During AC Maintenance?”

Monday, April 4th, 2022

two-technicians-working-on-outside-ac-unitIn our previous blog post, we addressed a question that many of our homeowners ask in late winter/early spring–is it too early for AC maintenance? If you read last month’s blog, then you already know that no, it’s not too early for this service. In fact, frequency matters here more than timing does!

Early spring is generally the best time for AC maintenance because it’s before you actually need the system the most. But as long as you’re having your air conditioner tuned up at least once a year, you’ll be more likely to keep it in good shape. Of course, this means if you have a heat pump then you’ll need system tune-ups twice a year, since this is a year-round HVAC system.

But what actually happens during AC maintenance that makes it so important? This is one of the other common questions we get, and we are here now to answer it. Read on!

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