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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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5 Signs Your Indoor Air Quality Is Suffering

Monday, March 29th, 2021

woman-with-concerned-look-on-her-faceWhen our customers hear the term indoor air quality, they usually consider the temperature of their air. This is an important part of indoor air quality, but not the end of the story. The air quality of your home is impacted by a number of factors—how humid or dry it is, how stale the air is, and the number of allergens in the air, for example. Without the right IAQ products and services in place, your indoor air quality can actually be far worse than the quality of the air outside.

The good news is, we have all the solutions you need! From air purifiers and whole-house filtration systems to humidifiers and dehumidifiers, you’re in good hands with our team. But how do you know if you actually need something like an air purifier or humidity control system? Read on to learn 5 signs that you just might:

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Don’t Ignore These Heater Sounds!

Monday, December 7th, 2020

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenThroughout the lifespan of your heater, there are certain noises that come from it that are easy to “tune out.” For instance, if you live on a busy street, you get used to the noise of cars zipping by, right? The same concept applies to the gentle rattling of your ducts when your furnace turns on or the whoosh of air coming through the room vents. If there’s ever a heater noise you can’t tune out though, because it’s loud or very unusual, then it’s definitely not a noise you should ignore.

Usually, these types of sounds indicate that something has gone wrong within your furnace, boiler, or heat pump, and you need to pay attention, then give us a call! By alerting our team ASAP, you’ll help ensure that your heater operates as it should and is able to provide your household with efficient and effective heating throughout the years.

Not only this, but staying on top of your heater problems protects your safety too—particularly if you have a gas-powered heater. These heaters aren’t dangerous by nature, but they can become so if they are not properly cared for. Read on as we uncover some alarming noises you should never ignore, and what they likely mean for your heating system.

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Is an HVAC Maintenance Enrollment Plan Worth It?

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerThe best way to prepare for the starting of a heating or cooling season is by scheduling annual preventive maintenance. With the official end of summer just a couple short weeks away, it’s just about time to think about scheduling heating maintenance. Having your HVAC systems tuned-up right before you’ll need them the most is a great strategy!

HVAC maintenance is the best way to ensure that your system works as effectively and efficiently as it’s meant to, for as long as it’s meant to. Plus, if you sign up for one of our maintenance agreements, you’ll receive a number of tangible benefits.

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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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Is Your Heat Pump Showing These Signs of Disrepair?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

white question mark on blue circle, on white backgroundWhen you live in a climate as cold as ours gets in the wintertime, your heating system goes through a lot of stress. Make that double if you have a heat pump, which is already strained from keeping you cool all summer.

You are very likely using yours daily to keep your home warm this time of the year, and the more stress that your heat pump is under, the more likely it is that it will develop problems. You can reduce the risk of emergency issues occurring by knowing the signs of a heat pump that needs professional Emerson, NJ heating repairs, though. One of the biggest signs that something is amiss is hearing strange or unfamiliar noises coming from the heat pump.

Here are a few examples of what those sounds might be, and what they might mean:

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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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How Does a Ductless Mini-Split AC Work?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

It can seem counter-intuitive to have an air conditioning system that doesn’t need ductwork, but that’s exactly what a ductless mini-split air conditioner is. The system isn’t wildly different from a traditional split system AC – in fact, the outdoor unit of a ductless system is almost the same as one from a traditional split system AC. You may be wondering how this system can effectively deliver whole home cooling without ductwork, so here is an overview from the air conditioning experts at DB Heating & Cooling.

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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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Emerson Heating Guide: A Few Advantages to Boilers

Monday, October 13th, 2014

If you are installing a heating system in your new home, it may be tough to decide which type is right for you. While furnaces are always a popular choice, boilers have so many positive qualities that you may decide to go with this option instead. Boilers use water to transfer heat into a home instead of blowing warm air like a furnace does. And this can benefit homeowners in many ways. In case you’re still unsure as to whether a boiler is a good choice, the following guide details a few of the many advantages of boiler installation.

Fewer Repairs

A boiler may need fewer repairs over time than a furnace. This is because furnaces have a lot of moving parts, while the only major mechanical part on a boiler is the circulator pump. Of course, boilers may still need repair from time to time, but you can prevent these by scheduling maintenance every year.

Comfort

One advantage of boilers is that heat is distributed evenly throughout a home. With forced-air heating, it can take a long time to heat an entire home, and some areas of the home may always feel warmer than others, especially if the ducts are leaky or poorly installed. Radiant heating is an extremely reliable way to keep your home comfortable.

Air Quality

If indoor air quality is important to you, a boiler may be the perfect choice. Forced air systems use ductwork to circulate air, which may allow dust and pollutants to circulate in your home. And although furnaces have filters, these may become too dirty over time, and air from your vents may only blow around the allergens that are already in the air. With a boiler, you won’t have to worry about scheduling duct cleaning or changing a filter—just clean radiant heating.

Talk to Professionals about Boiler Installation

Today’s boilers are far more efficient than they once were, and will last many years with the proper maintenance. But you don’t have to make the final choice about your new heating system on your own.

The technicians at DB Heating & Cooling can give you more information about installing boilers in Emerson so you can make an informed decision. Call our team of dependable experts today!

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