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Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer with Preventive Maintenance

Monday, June 11th, 2018

air-conditioning-maintenanceSummer is here, but it’s not too late to make sure that your air conditioner is ready for the season. If you haven’t already scheduled preventive maintenance, you should do it as soon as possible! Preventive maintenance is the single best way to make sure that your air conditioner can cope with whatever the summer can throw at it. Read on to find out more about why air conditioning maintenance is so important for the health of your system.

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It’s Still Not Too Late for an Air Conditioner Tune-Up

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Your air conditioning system may only run a few months out of the year. However, when it’s hot outside, it is hard to picture being without that cooling system. An air conditioner can break down at any time, but this is a lot less likely to occur if you schedule regular maintenance appointments.

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Could Your AC System Be Causing Water Damage?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

As a homeowner, one of the most devastating and costly problems to deal with is water damage, especially since this can lead to a multitude of other problems such as damaged walls, flooring, and even mold development. What many New Jersey homeowners don’t realize is that their HVAC system may actually be the culprit of water damage.

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What to Expect From Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 18th, 2016

As we discussed in our blog post last week, it’s never too early to start thinking about your AC system. In addition to taking care of repairs and changing your air filter, scheduling preventive maintenance is essential to making sure that your AC gives you the performance you deserve this summer. But what do HVAC technicians actually do during maintenance? Why is this so necessary?

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Spring Is Coming: Why You Should Maintain Your AC Equipment

Monday, March 14th, 2016

When the springtime comes, you look forward to a break from the cold and a chance to spend some more time outdoors. What you may not think about so much is the fact that, eventually, the outside heat will make the chance to go indoors and cool off seem like such a relief. And when this time comes, you need your air conditioner to run smoothly.

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How a Maintenance Session Differs from a Repair Session

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Most of the time when people call a heating and cooling company it’s for one of two reasons: to schedule repairs (sometimes in emergencies) or to arrange for a maintenance visit. Any quality HVAC service will offer 24-hour emergency repairs and regular maintenance programs so that it’s easy for a customer to call for either, and the technicians will know how to handle both types of calls in a timely manner and with all the work done accurately.

We’ll explain some of the differences in how technicians perform maintenance sessions and repair sessions for ACs. If you need either, entrust the work to DB Heating & Cooling: we are fully EPA-certified and insured to protect you, and our technicians are among the best-trained and customer-friendly you can find. We offer 24-hour emergency service and effective and affordable programs for air conditioning maintenance in Emerson, NJ.

Maintenance vs. Repair

Maintenance sessions go essentially the same each time a technician comes to your home. When you sign up for a maintenance program, you’ll arrange for a time during the year when the technician will come for the check-up and tune-ups; for air conditioners, this is usually in the spring. The technician will show up with a detailed checklist that covers every aspect of your cooling system. The job will go through the points one at a time, making sure that each component of the air conditioning receives attention. The only place where a maintenance session will differ from year to year is when the technician discovers issues that need correcting or possibly repairs. If the air conditioner requires a repair that goes beyond what is covered during maintenance, the technician will arrange for the necessary work.

Repairs are targeted, and therefore much different from maintenance, which must survey the entire system. When a specialist arrives for repairs, he or she will asked for a detailed description of the problem that you are experiencing with your AC. The technician will first look for simple possibilities for the malfunction, such as checking thermostat operation. (The thermostat is almost always the first component checked during repairs.) Then the technician will focus on root causes that could require extensive work. A professional technician will not start any repair job until he or she has checked with you regarding time, price, and any parts that may need to be ordered.

You can expect a maintenance session to last about an hour. For repairs, you will find out usually within a half hour how long the job will require: it could be from anywhere under an hour to a few days if the technician must order special parts. You can trust that professionals will do all they can to reduce that amount of time necessary to complete repairs.

DB Heating & Cooling has technicians ready to do either job for you, and do it to match your expectations. Call us for 24-hour emergency repairs or for air conditioning maintenance in Emerson, NJ.

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Emerson, NJ AC Question: Is Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance Really Worth It?

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Yes, we believe it is. Routine air conditioning maintenance from a professional company like DB Heating and Cooling can dramatically improve your AC’s performance, energy efficiency, and system longevity. While professional installation and taking care of any repairs as they arise are both critical to solid operation, they’re not enough. If you neglect maintenance, you place your entire cooling system at risk of frequent repairs, inefficiency, and even premature replacement. The best part of pro maintenance is that you don’t have to do it. Because the majority of maintenance duties for your AC have to be carried out by a professional anyway, signing up for cost-effective maintenance program is a great way to take care of your system so that it can take care of you and your family all summer long. Call DB Heating and Cooling today for comprehensive air conditioning services in Emerson, NJ.

Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of routine maintenance so that you can decide about whether you’re interested:

  • Energy efficiency: Considering how much of your energy budget is spent on keeping cool during the summer, it’s no wonder that you’d want to maximize your energy efficiency. Pro routine maintenance is simply the best way to ensure that your system cools efficiently. Dirty and damaged components only lead to your system expending more electrical energy for the same amount of cooling.
  • Performance: Everything about your AC comes down to performance—it’s the reason why you have a comprehensive cooling solution in the first place. Don’t let your performance decline because of neglect. While it’s important to clean your air filter once a month during the cooling season, that’s about the extent of your homeowner duties. A pro can clean and inspect the intricate mechanisms that make your AC work so that you can stay on top of your performance.
  • System longevity: If you’re concerned about how long your system will last, then sign up for routine maintenance. There’s no better way to improve the lifespan of your system than by ensuring that it’s clean and properly adjusted at all times.

Call DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. today for comprehensive air conditioning services in Emerson, NJ.

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Why You Need to Schedule Professional Commercial HVAC Repair in Bergen County

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Because many commercial HVAC problems are not immediately recognizable, they are often allowed to progress for some period of time. Due to the fact that problems with commercial HVAC equipment tend to get worse with the passage of time, this can be a real issue. Luckily, there are some warning signs that you can spot that may indicate a need for professional commercial HVAC repair in Bergen County. Do not wait for a total breakdown. Take these tips into consideration and call DB Heating & Cooling the moment you suspect a problem with your commercial air conditioning and heating equipment.

One telltale sign that it may be time to schedule professional air commercial HVAC maintenance is a decrease in the efficiency with which the equipment operates. Pay attention to the costs associated with running your commercial heating and air conditioning equipment. If it seems like there is a spike in the cost of operating this equipment then there is a good chance that there is an underlying problem causing this inefficiency. Not only does this mean your system is costing more to operate; it also means that your commercial air conditioning and heating system is at an increased risk of damage. Schedule service right away.

Even minor inconsistencies with the quality of your commercial HVAC system’s performance can be indicative of a more serious problem in development. If your system is heating and cooling your property unevenly, call a professional commercial HVAC technician right away. There may be a problem with your air ducts or the air conditioning and heating equipment itself causing this problem. No irregularity should be ignored, no matter how inconsequential you think it may be. The development of odd sounds or the presence of strange odors during operation may not seem like that big a deal. However, they may indicate a more serious issue that you are unaware of.

The sooner you can have any commercial HVAC repair in Bergen County completed, the better. Do not put the comfort in your commercial property at risk. Let DB Heating & Cooling help you keep your commercial property comfortable reliably all year long.

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Teaneck AC Contractor Tip: Green Your HVAC

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Regular Maintenance Avoids High Costs

No matter the energy rating of the appliance, a schedule of simple maintenance and replacement of filters can make a significant difference in its longevity.  A furnace rated at 95% efficient will burn nowhere near that great a rating if the air is blocked and unable to pass through the filter without effort.

Fan belts on the blower motor can loosen over time and become ineffective, forcing the heater to burn longer and hotter to distribute air that should normally breeze through the ductwork.  Working so hard, parts break and the furnace might need replacement.

New Thermostats

If left to our own habits, our Teaneck air conditioners and furnaces might run for hours under unnecessary circumstances because we are not thinking to turn our thermostats up or down.  At the change of seasons, in particular, it may feel warm enough to open a window while the heat is still adjusted to come on at those fresher temperatures that now seem so inviting.

In older homes, the replacement of the old dial thermostats with the newer digital versions can save on energy costs.  Smart phones allow adjustments to thermostats from anywhere in the world for the instance that a cold snap may threaten frozen pipes while we are away on vacation.

Changing World

Tax incentives, climate change and the economics of energy dictate that we look closely at our habits and find ways to conserve our resources. For more information about how HVAC improvements can reduce your energy bills, give DB Heating & Cooling a call today!

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Teaneck AC Tip: Keep Your Home Cool and Save Energy

Monday, May 7th, 2012

As the season of hot days and long evenings draws near, it is normal for questions to arise on how to keep your home cool and save energy.  In normal trains of thought, using your Teaneck air conditioning unit frequently would mean higher utility bills.  However, there are some things which are easy to do and can help keep any house cool without overuse of an air conditioner.

Easy Fixes Which Cool the House from the Heat of the Sun

  • Provide effective shade for east and west facing windows, including planting shade trees around the exterior of the house
  • Delay heat-generating activities until evening
  • Keep the house closed tight during the day so that unwanted heat and humidity do not enter the home
  • Ventilate at night with open windows and fans
  • Use ceiling fans or room fans to increase comfort levels with higher air conditioning thermostat settings
  • Seal and insulate all air conditioning ducts, and seal leaky windows with caulk or weather stripping
  • Install window shades, blinds, awnings, sunscreens, or apply low-e films to windows to block most solar rays which cause heat gain
  • Close south and west-facing curtains during the day on windows which get direct sunlight, and invest in reflective solar curtains
  • Upgrade the insulation in the attic
  • Service the air conditioning unit annually, and place it in the shade with proper air flow to ensure it runs efficiently
  • Install a house fan to cool the entire home at once as well as cool the attic above

Eliminate Internal Heat Sources

  • Lessen stove and oven use during hot days and enjoy a backyard barbeque or cookout, keeping the heat out of the kitchen and in the great outdoors.  When cooking inside do so in the evening and employ use of the microwave, toaster-oven or counter-top grill which produces far less heat than the stove or oven.
  • Switch to newer, compact fluorescent lights which use less energy and produce far less heat than incandescent lights
  • Pass on the hot-drying cycle of the dishwasher and let dishes air dry, or dry them by hand
  • Line-dry clothes rather than using the dryer, or use the lowest heat setting on the dryer
  • Take shorter showers that are cooler, and turn on exhaust fans and open windows to properly ventilate the area, allowing excess heat to escape
  • Turn computers and other electronics off when not in use, and use electronic devices such as TV’s less often throughout the day

Combining the various home fixes while eliminating internal heat sources can turn out to be the best ways to keep your home cool and save energy during hot summer months.  Just try some and see how that energy bill decreases! For more information about how to best utilize your Teaneck air conditioner, give DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call!

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