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Signs That Your Boiler Is Crying Out for Help

Monday, January 18th, 2021

boiler-gas-regulatorAre you one of the many homeowners who rely on one of the most dependable heating systems around? That’s right, we’re talking about the boiler. Since boilers have fewer moving parts than their furnace or heat pump counterparts, they accumulate less wear and tear, and in general last longer as a result.

However, boilers cannot work flawlessly forever. You will eventually need to schedule boiler repairs, and hopefully long before it turns into a large repair emergency. Of course, the best way to prevent unexpected boiler problems is with routine maintenance. Annual boiler maintenance will help you fend off the worse boiler problems—but it’s still important to know the signs that your boiler needs repair. Read on to learn what these signs are, and don’t ignore any cries for help—give us a call!

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Beware These Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repair!

Monday, January 4th, 2021

vent-low-on-wallWhen you live in a climate like ours, one that changes drastically from one season to the next, then it’s nice to know that you can enjoy the comfort brought to you by a year-round heat pump system. Whether it’s one of the coldest days of the year or the hottest, you can rest assured that your heat pump will keep you comfortable—that is, until it stops keeping you comfortable.

Let’s face it, nobody likes waking up to a cold house in the middle of winter, and realizing that while their heat pump is supposed to be warming their home, it seems to have stopped working or stopped working as well as it should.

There’s no HVAC system on the market that escapes the need for repairs, though keeping up on your biannual maintenance needs certainly can help with this. What’s important is to know when your heat pump is showing signs that it even needs repair. What are these signs?

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What’s Happening When My Furnace Blows Cold Air?

Monday, December 21st, 2020

woman-inside-with-parka-on-drinking-out-of-mugThis is, of course, a very concerning problem to have on a cold fall or winter day—feeling cold air come out of your vents is the last thing you need, after all. If you have in fact discovered you’re experiencing this problem, the best thing you can do to get your system back on track is give our team a call!

We won’t be able to definitively tell you why your furnace is having this issue through a blog post, but we can speculate and let you know what the problem may be, which we’ve done below.

Just remember, furnace repairs are never something to attempt on your own. You can accidentally do more harm than good, without actually resolving the problem. Keep reading as we go over what could be happening when your furnace blows cold air.

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Beware the Most Common Furnace Repair Needs

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

furnace-jetsIf you’re like many Bergen County homeowners, you are likely using a powerful furnace as your heater of choice. This is the most common type of residential heating system out there, and for good reason! That also means that it’s the one we get the most calls about and are very familiar with. So, we know a bit about the repair needs they require from time to time!

Fortunately, you can resist the worst of these repair needs with routine maintenance. During your annual furnace tune-up, our technicians thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the system to ensure it’s operating as efficiently and powerfully as possible. But of course, repair needs will still occur and when they do, it’s a good idea to know the signs. Read on as we uncover some of the most common!

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Are You Having Boiler Problems?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

boiler-gaugeYou have a boiler in your home, and you love it, but lately it hasn’t been working the way you want it to in your home. It can be frustrating when you’re looking for great boiler services in the area. This isn’t something that you can expect from every HVAC contractor in the area. If you’re looking for work on your boiler in Bergen County, NJ, we can be the team you rely on.

If you have a boiler at home, then you know that this boiler is the backbone of your home. We’ve got cold winter days on the horizon and you need to ensure that your boiler is ready for everything that’s going to be thrown it’s way. We’re here to provide you with every boiler service that you could possibly need.

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How to Detect Furnace Trouble

Monday, October 12th, 2020

tech-looking-over-furnaceThe weather in New Jersey can be downright chilly in the wintertime. This is why an HVAC contractor such as DB Heating & Cooling can find itself pretty busy this time of year! Whether it’s a maintenance call or emergency repair needs, we’re there for the job.

And right now is the best time to schedule maintenance. Maintenance helps your heater work as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. Well-maintained furnaces can last about 10-15 years, but without those regular tune-ups they can experience countless repair needs that will increase wear and tear and decrease system lifespan significantly.

Even with maintenance though, it’s important for homeowners to be aware of the various signs of a furnace in disrepair. Read on to learn what they are!

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It’s That Time of Year: Schedule Your Heating Tune-Up!

Monday, September 14th, 2020

technician-working-on-heaterSoon enough, temperatures are going to cool down for fall, and before we know it, there will be a familiar winter chill in the air. Fortunately, you still have plenty of time to schedule your heating maintenance appointment! In fact, now is the perfect time to schedule it, since it’s when HVAC professionals are less likely to be out on emergency HVAC repair calls while the weather is milder between seasons.

Whatever you do, be sure you’re consistent with scheduling maintenance. If it’s been more than a year since you’ve had a heating tune-up, then the time is now to get it done, no matter what time of the year you’ve come across this blog post. Why is this so important? Read on to find out!

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Does AC Compressor Failure Mean AC Failure?

Monday, August 31st, 2020

old-air-conditionerYou are going to need air conditioning repairs eventually. No air conditioner is perfect. There is no way to guarantee 100% reliability with any AC system. While routine air conditioning maintenance will keep your system as effective and reliable as possible, there is still the chance for problems to develop. What types of problems? Anything from refrigerant leaks to motor issues and capacitor failure.

In terms of issues that you really don’t want to face, though, a failed compressor is about as bad as it gets.  We’re not saying this to alarm you. We don’t want you to live in fear of a failed compressor. But you should know that compressors can and do give out on homeowners. When they do, the question of repair or replacement becomes a very real consideration. Today, our Bergen County,  NJ central AC repair pros are going to cover the topic.

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The 4 Benefits of Professional Duct Sealing

Monday, August 17th, 2020

part-of-ductwork-being-professionally-sealedHave you ever invested in duct testing before? Did you know duct testing was actually a necessary service? Duct testing helps our technicians discover where and how you might be having inefficiencies and indoor air quality problems in your home. For instance, we might find that you have a tear or loose joints that are leaking conditioned air into unoccupied spaces. This not only leads to inefficient HVAC performance, but can introduce allergens and contaminants into your living space.

Before you start worrying about the costs of duct replacement though, know that there’s another solution! Professional duct sealing. No, we aren’t just going to slap some duct tape on your air ducts and call it a day–in fact duct tape isn’t even appropriately named and shouldn’t be used for this purpose at all, ironically. Read on to learn more, including the 4 main benefits of duct sealing!

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4 Symptoms of a Struggling AC System

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

animated-checklistWouldn’t it be great if your air conditioner would sent you a text message when something is wrong with it? What if you could avoid sudden breakdowns and expensive repairs? We agree, that’d be pretty awesome! Maybe one day this will be the case, but for now, it’s up to you as a homeowner to be diligent in your care for your AC system.

This means, scheduling routine maintenance once a year (twice a year if you have a heat pump) to prevent problems. It also means knowing the symptoms and signs of an air conditioner in disrepair. So, what are some of these symptoms? We’ll explain four of them below!

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