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Have You Scheduled Furnace Maintenance Yet?

Monday, October 14th, 2019

technician-working-on-furnaceTemperatures have started cooling down, and while we may not be in the months where we use our heaters every day, we’ll be there soon enough. When winter hits, you want to make sure that your furnace is ready to perform as effectively and efficiently as possible, without a sudden and unexpected need for furnace repair in Bergen County, NJ.

Having your furnace professionally maintained well before winter starts is a great idea. It helps you fend off problems that can come up and help prevent a situation where you’ll be stuck with a malfunctioning heater when you need it the most. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of scheduling furnace maintenance today.

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Help! Why Is the Air Coming from My Furnace Cold?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

vent-on-wall-near-floorWouldn’t it be nice if you could completely avoid the need for furnace repair? We wish this was the case, but really the only way of doing that would be to buy a new heating system every time you had a problem, and well, that’s just impractical.

The truth is, even if you take care of your furnace as best you can, you’ll eventually encounter a problem. The best thing you can do for your furnace is learn to recognize the signs that something is amiss, so you can get out ahead of them and schedule your heating repairs right away before the problem has a chance to grow into something bigger. One of the most common heating repair calls we receive is about cold air coming from the vents.

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Furnace Problems You Need to Watch Out For

Friday, October 26th, 2018

gas-burnerFurnace problems are quite common during the fall and winter seasons, when systems are placed under an increased amount of stress. There are ways to lower the chances of stress-related issues occurring with your system, mostly by scheduling preventive maintenance for the system every fall. Hopefully, you have already scheduled preventive maintenance for your system. Even if you have, though, there are still ways that issues can occur. It’s best that you keep an eye out for signs that your system is in some sort of trouble, so that you can have it repaired as soon as possible. The following are a few of the more common signs that your furnace is in need of professional repair services.

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Why is My Furnace Not Heating Properly?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

furnaceThere are a lot of different signs and symptoms that indicate that a furnace isn’t operating the way it should be. Failing to heat properly is one of the more obvious ones. If your furnace isn’t putting out enough heat this season, you should obviously have it examined by a professional technician as soon as possible. While you’re waiting for your heating technician to get there, though, why not read through some of the possible reasons why your furnace is acting that way?

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Furnace Problems to Be Aware Of

Monday, December 11th, 2017

furnaceIt’s important to remember that as you use your furnace more often during the winter, the more strain is going to be placed on it. More strain increases the chances of a problem developing with the system as the winter goes on. Preventive maintenance can decrease the odds of this happening, but it cannot eliminate them completely.

It’s very important that you be aware of the warning signs that can indicate a problem is developing with your furnace. The faster you can identify that there is a problem with your furnace, the faster you can get it repaired and the less damage it will be able to do to your system. Here are some common indicators that you should call for furnace repairs.

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Avoid These Furnace Problems This Winter

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Although our temperatures are still relatively mild, in just a couple of days it will officially be fall, and with the season change will come cooler temperatures, particularly at night. When our weather does get cold enough for you to use your heater, you’ll want to ensure it’s ready to do its job. The best way to do this is by scheduling furnace maintenance before you need to actually use your system.

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Why Is There Rust on My Furnace?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

If there is one system that should never develop rust, it’s your furnace. Unlike a boiler that uses hot water to heat, your furnace doesn’t use, or come near, any type of water. The presence of rust indicates the presence of unwanted moisture, and once you spot the rust, it’s very important to have an expert come and check the problem. Once corrosion takes a hold of the metal cabinet, it can spread very quickly, putting you in a position of possibly needing to replace your entire furnace unit. How did the rust get there? Here are some of the common ways:

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To Reduce Furnace Repair, Stop Doing This…

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

We’re slowly coming out of the winter here in New Jersey, which means now is an excellent time to deal with furnace problems when you might need your heat everyday. Here in Westwood, NJ, the furnace repair experts at DB Heating & Cooling are standing by to fix your problem. But this is also a good time to discuss preventative measures, and ways that you can lower the risk of a breakdown with you furnace. Professionals can give you specific advice that matches your precise type of furnace. But in general terms, there are steps you can take to keep your furnace from suffering a breakdown. To reduce furnace repair, stop doing this…

  • Setting the temperature high. Many people fallaciously believe that setting the temperature higher will heat your home faster. Nothing could be further from the truth. Most heaters have just a single setting, which means that it blows the air at the same speed no matter what the setting is. Setting a higher temperature only creates more strain on your system, without adding anything beneficial in response.
  • Neglecting to perform maintenance. An annual maintenance session will remove dirt, tighten loose bolts and otherwise reduce friction levels in your furnace. It will also help your technician spot potential problem areas early, allowing you to deal with it at leisure.  Neglecting to schedule a maintenance session will often create a number of problems that could be easily avoided.

If you know what to stop doing to reduce furnace repair, the next step is to call a service professional to help with maintenance and similar issues. In Westwood, NJ, call DB Heating & Cooling for any heating service you need. You’ll be glad you did!

 

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Why You Cannot Delay Furnace Repair

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Modern furnaces are durable machines, and they can often continue to run and provide you with heat when they are experiencing malfunctions. Although this is an indication of how well manufacturers build furnaces today, you shouldn’t let a furnace continue to run with repair needs and hope you’ll make it to the spring thaw.

Any time you detect a problem with your furnace—whether from strange operating noises, odd smells from the vents, or uneven heating—you need to call for repairs as soon as possible. With a company like DB Heating & Cooling offering 24-hour emergency furnace repair, you have no reason to hesitate.

Why You Need Prompt Repairs

  • Avoid an abrupt breakdown—at the worst time: We have experienced a particularly rough winter this year, and we can still expect some deep chills ahead before we emerge into spring. If your heater is running with a malfunction, it is skirting close to a complete breakdown that will leave you without warmth on one of the coldest days. Because you will push your furnace harder during cold days, it is more likely to stop working then… and emergency repairs may have trouble reaching you because many other homeowners will have similar problems.
  • Stop paying more for heating: Any malfunction in a furnace, regardless of whether it allows the furnace to keep working, will reduce the system’s efficient operation. As the furnace works harder, it will drain more energy. Your heating bills will start to rise; they might even skyrocket. Taking care of a repair means shaving away a large portion of your monthly bills.
  • Keep your furnace safe: The most common type of furnace is a natural gas-powered model. Gas furnaces are safe provided they remain in good repair with regular maintenance. Letting one go without needed repairs is potentially dangerous because it can lead to gas leaks and other hazards. Never delay getting repairs for a gas furnace, and never attempt repairs on your own.

If you trust the work on your furnace to trained experts like those at DB Heating & Cooling, the repairs should go fast and return the system to top condition. In a season as cold as we’re having this year, you don’t want to risk losing your vital home heating: call for prompt furnace repair in Bergen County, NJ.

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There’s Rust on My Furnace, Should I Call for Repairs?

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Furnaces do not use water in their heating cycle the way that hydronic systems like boilers do. It would seem strange for rust to form on a gas furnace—yet it still happens. If you discover rust on your furnace, you may need repairs—or even a replacement furnace. Regardless of the outcome, you should call professionals to take a look at your heating system to decide the best path to take.

DB Heating & Cooling has technicians ready 24 hours a day to work on your furnace repair in Bergen County, NJ. Don’t delay calling, because a rusty gas furnace is a potential safety hazard.

Rust and your furnace

Rust can occur on a gas furnace because of the reaction of combustion fumes and metal. Usually, the proper venting of exhaust will prevent this from occurring, so if you have a newer furnace and notice rust developing on it, you may have ineffective venting.

However, even with the vents working right, rust can start on a very old furnace. If your furnace is over 20 years old, the appearance of rust is often a sign that you should schedule a replacement. A furnace that has worked effectively for 20 years has more than lived up to its potential, and it is probably time to retire it before it retires itself—at a very inconvenient time.

Rust poses a particular danger to your furnace and you: corrosion across the heat exchanger. If a heat exchanger starts to corrode, it can develop cracks which will allow carbon monoxide exhaust to escape into the cabinet and possibly into your living spaces. This is why you should always take rust seriously and summon repairs when you notice it. A technician will be able to fix any problem and offer advice about whether the time has come to replace the furnace. If you gas to heat your home, you should also have carbon monoxide detectors installed.

Regular maintenance will help

You can help avoid rust in the first place with regular preventive maintenance. If you enroll in a maintenance program with a professional HVAC contractor, you will receive a yearly check-up on your furnace that will catch rust and the venting problems that can lead to it. A maintenance specialist will replace any damaged heat exchangers. Your furnace will run safer, and it will also run more efficiently.

DB Heating & Cooling offers customized maintenance plans to take care of your furnace. We can also handle any furnace repair in Bergen County, NJ, from corrosion to burned-out motors. Don’t hesitate if there’s an issue with your furnace: call DB Heating & Cooling today.

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