DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Heat Pump Systems’ Category

What You Need to Know About Heat Pump Tune-Ups

Monday, July 4th, 2022

vent-low-on-wallIf you’ve been following our blog for very long, then you’ve likely heard at least a little bit about the importance of maintenance. Preventative maintenance is vital to making sure that your air conditioner and heating system stay in great shape. But it’s important to know that not all HVAC systems are created equal, and therefore have different maintenance tune-up needs.

For instance, if you’re using a heat pump to stay cool this summer, then you probably think you don’t need to have maintenance for it again until fall if you had the last session done last fall. But unlike standard central air conditioners and furnaces, heat pumps actually need maintenance tune-ups every 6 months instead of once per year. Read on to learn why!

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How to Care for Your Heat Pump

Monday, June 21st, 2021

vent-low-on-wallIf you’re utilizing a heat pump already for your cooling and heating needs, then you may have already heard the recommendation for twice-a-year maintenance. Perhaps you brushed this suggestion off–after all, you don’t see anything obviously wrong with your heat pump, so why should you invest in a service that you don’t need? Well, the fact of the matter is, a heat pump won’t always show signs of malfunctioning before it gives out. Biannual maintenance is great because you can spot problems on the horizon before they start wreaking havoc on the system and disrupting the comfort of your home.

Maintenance is vital when it comes to properly caring for your heat pump, in addition to a couple other steps. We’ll cover these steps below. Keep reading!

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Does My Heat Pump Need Fall and Spring Maintenance?

Monday, March 15th, 2021

floor-mounted-heat-pump-air-handlerThe short answer to the question of whether your heat pump needs fall and spring maintenance is, “yes.”

But not to worry, we’re going to elaborate. We would never just tell you to schedule an unnecessary service for the sake of it. Biannual heat pump maintenance is necessary.

You see, heat pump systems—as you know if you have one—are 2-in-1 heating and cooling systems. Not only do they provide effective heat in the wintertime, but they offer efficient air conditioning in the summer, as well.

HVAC maintenance is what allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust your air conditioner in the spring, and your heater in the fall. This allows them to both operate as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible. But this doesn’t mean you get to skip a maintenance session if you have a heat pump! Since it does twice the work, it needs twice the care. Read on as we uncover more about the importance of professional heat pump maintenance and how it can prevent sudden and costly Oradell, NJ heating repair needs.

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Why Do Heat Pumps Need Tune-Ups Twice a Year?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

white-question-mark-on-blue-circleSpringtime is typically when we encourage homeowners to schedule annual maintenance for their air conditioners. This is a season when HVAC technicians usually have less crowded schedules since they’re responding to fewer emergency calls for broken down heaters or air conditioners, and therefore it’s easier to schedule this HVAC service in Bergen County, NJ.

During maintenance, our professionals do a thorough cleaning, make adjustments, and check for repair needs, to make sure your air conditioner is ready for the season ahead. But… what if you have a heat pump that you use for heating and cooling? It was just maintained back in fall, do you really need a tune-up again?

Well, yes.

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Make Sure That You Schedule Ductless Maintenance

Monday, July 9th, 2018

ductless-system-maintenanceSummer is officially here. Have you been using your ductless mini split a lot? Whether you have or not, you probably will be soon. Before it gets to that point, though, you should definitely take stock of where your system is in terms of health.

The best way to do that is to schedule maintenance for it. Yes, even if you’ve already had maintenance done on it in the past year. Let’s have a look at why ductless mini splits have different maintenance needs than other systems, and why it’s so important that they have those needs met.

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Call for Repairs If Your Heat Pump is Doing These Things

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Heat-Pump-RepairKnow when the worst possible time is for your heat pump to start malfunctioning? In the middle of a record-breaking season for low temperatures. Guess what, though? That’s exactly when your heat pump is most likely to start having issues. The added strain you put on your heating system by using it more often increases the chances of problems developing with it as the winter goes on. You should be able to identify the warning signs that your heat pump is experiencing a problem, so that you can have it repaired as quickly as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest warning signs that your heat pump needs to be repaired.

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Can a Heat Pump Adequately Heat My Home in the Winter Months?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

These days, homeowners have more choices than ever when it comes to heating systems, and one choice that has become a very popular option is the heat pump. However, there can be some concern over whether or not a heat pump can provide adequate heating for a home. To understand why this concern comes up, it’s important to understand how a heat pump provides heat to your home, so let’s take a look at that process.

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Why Isn’t My Heat Pump Cooling?

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Many homeowners with heat pump systems will sing the praises of the unit, and it’s understandable why. They are very energy efficient and can supply your home with both heating and cooling. However, if you’ve had the unfortunate experience of realizing that your heat pump isn’t cooling as needed, then you know that, like all other HVAC systems, your heat pump will need repair at some point. There are a few reasons that can cause your heat pump to have problems cooling your home:

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Why Choose a Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

If the time has come to remove the old air conditioner in your house and prepare yourself for the summer with a new system, you may wish to consider the current technology of ductless mini splits. These systems have some tremendous advantages you should take into account, and they may end up as the ideal choice to solve the comfort issues in your home.

Ductless mini splits work through a series of individual blowers mounted throughout a home that send conditioned air directly into the rooms. Each of the blowers connects through refrigerant lines and power lines to the outdoor unit; there’s no need for a single indoor unit that uses ducts to distribute air.

To receive answers to all your questions about ductless mini splits, or for repairs and maintenance on your current air conditioning in Emerson, NJ—ductless or otherwise—call DB Heating & Cooling.

You should consider a ductless mini split system…

  • …because they are both air conditioners and heaters: Ductless systems are heat pumps; their full name is “ductless mini split heat pumps.” Like all heat pumps, they operate as air conditioners that can reverse the direction they move heat so they will also bring warm air from the outside to the inside. When you install a ductless mini split to solve your needs for air conditioning, you also have your needs for heating solved at the same time—and with no extra space needed for another heater.
  • …because you’ll have higher quality air: Air conditioning systems that use ductwork will encounter trouble with picking up contamination and pollutants inside the ducts and blowing them out into living spaces, lowering the air quality. Although regular duct cleanings can alleviate this issue, there will always be some amount of dust or dirt trapped inside ductwork. But ductless mini split heat pumps eliminate this problem—because they lack ducts! You can expect cleaner indoor air, and this is especially beneficial if you have people with allergies living in your home.
  • …because you’ll have zone control cooling: The separate blowers mounted in the rooms means you can reduce or shut off cooling in the rooms independent of each other. You no longer need to cool down the whole home each time you turn on the air conditioning, and this will lead to large savings off your energy bills. Individuals can also control the temperature at their location to meet their specific comfort needs.

Is ductless the way to go for your home?

Installing a ductless mini split heat pump is a fantastic option for new home construction, add-on rooms, or any house that lacks ducts. However, if your home already has a ventilation system installed, you may wish to opt for a standard heat pump that will hook up to the existing ductwork.

For an informed opinion about the right type of air conditioning in Emerson, NH to fit your home, contact DB Heating & Cooling and speak to our ductless installation specialists today.

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