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

How a Heat Pump Can Work as a Heating and Cooling System

Monday, February 19th, 2024

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More and more people are looking to heat pumps as the way to provide energy-efficient comfort around the year. Heat pumps are able to pull off the feat of providing both heating and cooling for a home in a single package. No, it’s not an AC combined with another type of heater—a heat pump uses the same operation and components to send both cooled and heated air into your house. 

How does a heat pump pull off this trick? We’re here to tell you. We’re highly experienced with handling heat pump installation, heat pump maintenance, heat pump repair in Bergen County, NJ

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Warning Signs You Need to Replace Your Current Heater

Monday, January 8th, 2024

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Nobody wants to face a broken-down heating system in the middle of winter. Unfortunately, you may find yourself up against this problem if you let the warning signs of a dying heater slip under your radar. When you know what to look for, you can predict when you’ve got a heating system on its way out—and you can schedule a replacement early and on your own timeline. 

We provide quality heating installation in Bergen County, NJ, and we’d like to share our knowledge with you today about the signs of a heater coming close to failing. If you feel unsure about your heater’s fate, contact us and we can help.

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Problems You May Run Into With Your Ductless Heating System

Monday, December 11th, 2023

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We think that ductless cooling and ductless heating in Bergen County, NJ is one the best ways for homes to find flexible solutions to their year-round comfort needs. If you already have a ductless HVAC system in your home, you probably agree with us and wonder how you could ever go back to one of those more cumbersome central ducted systems.

Now, however, you’ve got a complaint: something’s not right with your ductless mini split heat pump. Unfortunately, no comfort device will work flawlessly a hundred percent of the time. This is why our expert technicians handle all aspects of ductless heating and cooling, including repairs.

What might go wrong with a ductless system? We’ll take a look below. Reach out to us as soon as you think you need pros to fix your ductless mini split heat pump.

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How Gas Furnaces Are Able to Run Safely

Monday, November 6th, 2023

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Natural gas furnaces are found in more homes around the country than any other type of heating system. That alone should tell you that these heaters are generally safe to use for winter warmth. 

However, combusting any type of fuel can pose dangers, and gas furnaces do have the potential to create hazards such as leaking of toxic carbon monoxide gas and larger combustion explosions. The best way for you to ensure that your home’s gas furnace runs at its safest is to schedule an annual professional furnace inspection and tune-up and to always move quickly when you need furnace repair in Bergen County, NJ by calling the BD Heating & Cooling team. We offer 24/7 emergency service for good reasons!

If you’re curious to know more about how gas furnaces maintain high levels of safety, follow along as we look at several of their important safety features.

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Why Regular Heating Maintenance Is a Fall Essential

Monday, October 9th, 2023

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September still is partially the summer season. But when October arrives, you know it’s the fall, and that means it’s time to start preparing your home to handle colder temperatures ahead. We want you to enjoy your fall season to the fullest, but we also want to make sure you’re ready for when temperatures take a serious plunge in winter. The best way to prepare is with a true “Fall Classic”—professional heating maintenance.

We tell our customers that heating maintenance is one of the essential services they can schedule for their home. Why? Well, for one, it’s the easiest way to avoid having to call us later for an emergency heating repair in Bergen County, NJ. But there are many reasons why this is such an important fall task…

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Don’t Let Furnace Troubles in March Slip Past You

Monday, March 6th, 2023

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When March arrives, it means the end of winter is finally in sight. But that doesn’t mean the cold weather immediately stops. After all, April frequently contains sudden cold surprises, and even June can be gloomy. 

So, although you may already have exciting plans for the coming balmy weather, it’s not yet time to forget about the furnace that has warmed your home through the winter. If your furnace starts to falter or show warning signs something is wrong with it, please don’t ignore it because of the month. Putting off furnace repairs at any time of the year can bring major problems.

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Are Those High Utility Bills a Sign Your Heater Is in Trouble? 

Monday, February 6th, 2023

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You are worried about looking at your monthly utility bills because they’ve started to have scary larger numbers after the dollar sign. Sometimes you can’t avoid higher costs on utilities, but this is a case where those higher costs are much more than the usual bump you expect during winter. You’re wondering about the cause of the increase … and an idea comes to mind: is your heating system malfunctioning?

That’s a sensible line of thinking. Your home’s heater accounts for a large amount of the energy you use during the winter. Even small malfunctions that don’t cause the heater to lose any heating output can create additional strain that forces the heating system to work harder. Let’s look at some of the possibilities below. 

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Top Signs Your Boiler Needs Repairs ASAP! 

Monday, January 9th, 2023

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You want to make it through another frigid winter in New Jersey in comfort inside your home. That requires your boiler to work in good condition. If you remembered to have maintenance done for it during the fall, then you should have few worries. (And if you haven’t scheduled this important boiler service in Bergen County, NJ, it’s still not too late! It needs to be done once a year, even if it’s late.)

But nothing can prevent all boiler problems, so we recommend you keep an eye and ear out for signs that your boiler needs repair work. The sooner you catch the trouble, the easier it will be to fix and the less likely you’ll find yourself trapped with a boiler that won’t work at all!

Here are some common warning signs of a boiler that needs help from our technicians:

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Why You Have a Furnace That Shuts Off Too Soon

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Any homeowner in New Jersey needs to have a powerful heating system to get through the winters. In most cases, that heating system is a gas furnace, which is the most common type of residential heater found in homes across the country. Gas furnaces are energy efficient, powerful, and reliable. Of course, no heating system can be 100% reliable, and in this post we’re going to look at one furnace issue you may have—a furnace that keeps shutting down early before it can evenly warm your house.

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3 Signs Your Heater Needs Repair

Monday, November 14th, 2022

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Nobody likes to spend unnecessary money right before the holiday season, let alone any time of the year. The fact of the matter is though, some things come as a surprise and force you to spend money before you were ready to. Heating system repairs are one of those things that can come as a surprise. Whether it’s a loose component, damaged ductwork, or worn-down motor bearings, heating repair needs are never fun.

However, knowing the warning signs that you have a small problem and calling our team right away is much better than waiting for the problem to grow, making it a bigger and more expensive problem right in the middle of the holiday season. Read on to learn a few of these signs!

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