DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

Do I Need Refrigerant Every Year?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

From time to time, we get calls from customers asking for a maintenance visit, telling us they’d like an inspection and tune-up, along with a refrigerant (or Freon) charge. And this is where we often have to ask some questions. Has your air conditioning system recently started acting up? Have you noticed that temperatures seem a little too high lately? Then adding refrigerant to the system is probably not your best bet.

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Common Causes of Uneven Cooling

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Do you have areas of your home that are warmer than others? Is the second floor in your home significantly warmer than the first? Uneven cooling is a common problem with many homes, and believe it or not, this is not an indication that your air conditioning system is too small. There can be a few reasons why your home may be suffering from uneven cooling, and the HVAC experts at DB Heating & Cooling can help you with all of them. Just give us a call for AC repair and we’ll determine why your cooling in Emerson, NJ is uneven and get it back on track.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Doesn’t Run Out of Refrigerant

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Many, if not most, electro-mechanical systems consume a fuel to work. Cars use gas, while many heating systems use oil, propane or natural gas. But when it comes to your air conditioner, the main chemical in the system – refrigerant – is not consumed. How, then, does it use refrigerant? Let’s take a look.

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Is That Ice on My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Your air conditioner does a good job of keeping your home cool and comfortable, but ice on your AC is not indicative of it working hard, it’s indicative of a problem. Scraping the ice off doesn’t fix the problem and you’ll just see it re-build a few hours after you’ve removed it. The best thing to do as soon as you see any kind of ice build-up on your air conditioner is to call your DB Heating & Cooling technician. This is because there is an underlying issue causing the ice build-up, and our trained and certified experts will find the problem and repair it.

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Signs Your Air Conditioner May Be Low on Refrigerant

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Your air conditioner works by removing heat and humidity from your indoor spaces and transferring it to the outside. The chemical that facilitates this transfer is refrigerant. Unbeknownst to a lot of homeowners is the fact that every single air conditioner has to have an exact amount of refrigerant to operate correctly. There is no set standard for this as each manufacturer determines what this amount is according to the the design of the unit. What does this mean for you? This means that if a refrigerant leak develops with your system, it won’t have the necessary amount of refrigerant to run as it should. However, there are some telltale signs that indicate a refrigerant leak has developed in your system, and the experts at DB Heating & Cooling would like to share these with you:

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What’s That Sound?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

We are getting closer to air conditioning season here in Westwood, and spring offers a great time to test your AC to make sure it’s running as needed. If you choose to test your system before the hot weather arrives (and we recommend you do), you’ll want to listen to your air conditioner. Why? Because strange sounds are one of the main ways your AC lets you know that things are not ok. If you do hear something odd, your best course of action is to turn off your air conditioner and call the experts at DB Heating & Cooling for assistance.

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