DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

As the Season Ends, Take Care of These AC Repair Needs

Monday, September 13th, 2021

two-technicians-working-on-outdoor-ac-unitWith temperatures still on the warmer side, and with the violent weather we had recently, your air conditioner’s repair needs are probably not at the top of mind, especially if that system is still running and keeping you relatively cool.

But the thing is, the end of the summer season is near, and this is actually the most likely time for an air conditioner to break down. This is especially true if your cooling system is on the older side. When well-maintained, an air conditioner should last about 10-15 years. Anything beyond this point and the system is going to start working inefficiently, costing you more to run and leaving you with repair needs. But if you take care of those repair needs as soon as you discover you have them, you might be able to keep your system up and running a bit longer!

Read on as we uncover some of the most common end-of-season AC repair needs we get called for.

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Tips for Improving Your Cooling System Efficiency

Monday, August 16th, 2021

top-view-of-outside-air-conditioner-unitIf you’re like most homeowners, you’re not going to turn down a chance to save money, right? This is especially true if we’re referring to energy and utility bills (which we are!) In addition to these utility bills every month, when it comes to your HVAC systems, you also have the cost of upkeep to consider–repairs, eventual replacement, and maintenance. This can all be understandably overwhelming.

The thing is, there are some simple steps you can take to improve your cooling system’s efficiency, and lower your utility bills in the process, even if you have an aging air conditioner–that is 10-15 years old. If you feel that your AC system has been struggling efficiency-wise, don’t let that get you down any longer. Follow the tips we’ve shared below to get your air conditioner operating as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

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How Duct Sealing Helps Your Comfort and Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 19th, 2021

duct-being-professionally-sealedThe ductwork attached to HVAC systems is one of those things that homeowners often don’t pay much attention to. After all, they’re out of sight, and therefore out of mind too, until they start to make your energy bills skyrocket.

When it comes to properly caring for your air duct system, it’s important to know what that means. Your air ducts are designed to bring the air that’s cooled or heated from the HVAC system into the rooms of your living space efficiently and effectively without that conditioned air being lost to the outside.

When your air ducts leak, however, it can account for a loss of about 30% of your conditioned air–conditioned air that you are paying for. Fortunately, all you have to do if you are having ductwork issues, all you need to do is call our team! One of the many methods we use to ensure the proper functionality of ductwork is air duct sealing.

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AC Care: Here’s What Happens During a Tune-Up

Monday, May 10th, 2021

two-techs-working-on-acIf you’ve been following our blog for a while, then you already know how much we talk about maintenance. Maintenance is probably the most important service you can get for your air conditioner after all! This is because it helps us help you prevent problems before they become big emergencies or even complete system breakdowns.

Air conditioning maintenance, also referred to as a tune-up, allows our professionals to locate small problems with your cooling system before it grows into a bigger one, like we mentioned above. As a result, your system will operate smoother and last longer, which is fantastic news for your wallet. But what do our technicians actually do during maintenance? Why is it so helpful?

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Don’t Count Out a Ductless Air Conditioner! Here Are Some Benefits

Monday, April 12th, 2021

ductless-air-handler-mounted-on-wall-in-modern-homeSpring is here, with summer not too far behind. If you were considering replacing your aging air conditioner, we have a great option for you—a ductless air conditioner!

You’ve probably seen one before, even if you didn’t know what it was called. Their air handlers are seen in many hotels and even Dr. offices these days—typically mounted up high up on a wall and looking like a sleeker version of a window unit. They’re also called ductless heat pumps because they operation on the same technology. That is, they not only cool but they also heat. Read on as we uncover some of the top benefits of installing a ductless air conditioner in your home!

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What Not to Do, If You Want an Efficient Air Conditioner

Monday, July 20th, 2020

woman-in-living-room-enjoying-cool-breeze-from-ductless-air-conditionerThere are a number of things you can do this summer that will cost you next to nothing in order to boost your air conditioner’s efficiency and lower your cooling bills.

For instance, closing your blinds and shades on south-facing windows helps you keep your home cooler longer so your air conditioner doesn’t cycle on as early in the day. Using a ceiling fan in combination with your AC helps the room feel cooler so you can turn the thermostat up a couple of degrees.

We could go on about different methods to boost air conditioning efficiency, but what we’re here to talk about today is what not to do, if you want an efficient cooling system. And what you shouldn’t do is avoid these signs of repair needs!

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Time for a Tune-Up: Set Your Cooling System Up for Success!

Monday, March 30th, 2020

outdoor-air-conditioning-unit-with-clipboardWhat do we mean when we say you should set your Bergen County air conditioning system up for success? Well first off, it starts with a professional installation. Your air conditioner must be sized and matched correctly to your specific home in order for it to work as efficiently and effectively as possible. Otherwise, you could find yourself paying way more in energy costs than you should be.

But it doesn’t just stop at installation. In order to truly ensure that your air conditioner will work successfully for the years to come, you must keep up on repair needs, and schedule annual maintenance for your system! Maintenance tune-ups are vital to efficiency, your home comfort, and even the lifespan of your cooling system. Read on as we uncover a few of the biggest benefits of staying on top of your tune-ups.

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Consider Your Air Conditioner Options Carefully

Monday, August 19th, 2019

animated-group-of-air-conditioners-and-fansLet’s face it, this is pretty much the worse time of the year to be shopping for air conditioning in Oradell, NJ. We say that because you clearly need your cooling system right now. Still though, the middle of summer is the most likely time for an AC system to break down, particularly if it’s aging or if you skipped a maintenance session this year.

So, if it’s time for you to shop for a new system, you’re likely very motivated to make a quick purchase. We really have to discourage you from rushing, however. Rushing into an air conditioner purchase can leave you with a system that’s not appropriately matched to your home. This may not sound like a big deal, but it can actually be detrimental to the efficiency, effectiveness, and overall performance of your air conditioner.

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Keep Your Cooling System Healthy with These Tips

Monday, June 10th, 2019

ac-technician-working-on-air-conditionerStress isn’t good for anyone. If your air conditioner were a person, it would agree!

And unfortunately, your air conditioning in Oradell, NJ is put under a lot of stress during the summer. We’re not saying you should use your air conditioner any less than you feel you need to. But what we are saying is that you should follow some best practices to ensure that your cooling system is as healthy as possible over the next few months and longer. Keep reading for some of the best ways to ensure this is the case!

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Why Does Ductless Maintenance Matter?

Monday, May 27th, 2019

closeup-view-of-hand-turning-on-ductless-air-handler-remotelyUsing a ductless system to cool (and heat) the home has become a popular option for many individuals throughout Rockland and Bergen County, and for good reason! These systems operate on heat pump technology, which gives them that functionality to both cool and heat the home. They use heat transfer rather than heat generation during the winter, making them similar in setup to the traditional central air conditioner—and making them more efficient than a standard central AC or central furnace.

If you already have one in place, then you already know all this! But, do you know how important maintenance is? Professional maintenance is a service that allows our technicians to inspect your entire HVAC system, checking for anything that needs adjustment, cleaning the system, and looking for signs of repairs.

Why is this service even more important for your ductless air conditioning in Emerson, NJ, though? We’ll answer below!

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