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The Pros and Cons of Different Heating Systems

Monday, September 18th, 2017

heat-pump-cashWe’re getting close to the end of summer. That means it’s time to start getting your home ready for the fall and winter. That might mean scheduling preventive maintenance for your heating system, or it may mean installing an entirely new one. If you do happen to be in the market for a new heating system this season, you have many options to choose from. Let’s go over a few of the most popular heating options for your home.

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Replace Your Heating System with a High-Efficiency Unit

Monday, March 7th, 2016

With spring right around the corner in Mahwah, NJ, you may be preparing to turn off your heater for the season. Hopefully you haven’t had any detrimental problems with your heating system this winter. However, if you’ve found that it’s not working as efficiently as it has been in previous years, or you had to make quite a few repairs to it, it may be time to upgrade to a high-efficiency unit.

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4 Reasons to Replace an Old Heating System before It Fails

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Imagine that you’re running your heating system on a cold night, getting ready to get into bed, when your heater fails suddenly without warning. You have to stop what you’re doing to find the number of a company that offers 24/7 service, or to look for an alternative heat source to get you through the night. And the unexpected cost of a heating replacement may come as a shock. That’s just one of the reasons we recommend replacing your heater before it ever fails, and you’ll find four more good reasons to replace an old heating system below!

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3 Reasons a Boiler May Be the Way to Go

Monday, November 18th, 2013

If it’s time to pick a new heating system to install in your home, don’t let yourself feel too intimidated at the number of options available. The more choices you have, the more likely that there’s one among them that will ideally fit your home, budget, and heating requirements.

“But wait,” you’re thinking, “doesn’t more choices mean I’m also more likely to get the wrong heating system?” That’s a reasonable concern—but you can reduce the chance of making a wrong choice if you have HVAC experts helping you. DB Heating & Cooling is available to assist you when it comes to picking the heater installation that will provide you with the satisfaction you crave.

One heating option we often suggest to our customers is the boiler. Here are 3 reasons we often recommend boiler installation in Oradell, NJ:

1. Fewer repair needs = long lifespan

Because boilers operate through the circulation of hot water around your home, they do not as complicated as furnaces and heat pumps. Most heating troubles happen because of damage and wear to moving parts, so boilers usually have fewer malfunctions that require emergency repair calls in the middle of the night. This reduced wear and tear also means boilers last longer than most other heaters. A boiler that receives proper care should outlast any other heating option you might have installed in your home.

2. Quiet operation

Boilers make almost no noise when they run: no compressors, no motors, no fans to create noise pollution in your home.

3. Clean heat

Boilers provide warmth by sending heated water to radiators and baseboard heaters, raising their temperature. Heat then radiates into your living spaces from these objects. Boilers don’t require forced air or ductwork the way furnaces and heat pumps do, and that means you get heat without dust or other airborne contaminants. This makes boilers ideal for homes with pets or people with allergies.

However, before you run out and purchase a boiler, we need to remind you that every house is different, as is every family. Although boilers are excellent systems that will suit many homes, your home might not be among them. The best way to know you will get the right system is to seek the advice of heating specialists.

DB Heating & Cooling can find out if a boiler installation in Oradell, NJ will suit you. We will then find you the right model and install it so it will work for many years keeping you and your loved ones comfy and safe inside your home. We also offer regular maintenance to help see that your boiler has the longest service life possible.

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Make Your Heating Installation in Waldwick a Success: Pros and Cons of Common Heaters

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Heating installation in Waldwick, NJ is more than a matter of picking something out of a catalogue. New Jersey winters can be very cold, and the heater you install will play a vital role in keeping you warm and cozy when the snows fall. Your decision will stay with you for many years to come, so you want to find the right heater to suit your needs. A trained professional can advise you on the right size of heater for your home and the kind of extra features you may want, such as zone control systems and programmable thermostat. But heaters come in several different types, and it’s important that you have the right one to fit your particular needs. In order to help make your heating installation in Waldwick a success, here’s a brief rundown on the pros and cons of common heaters:

  • Furnaces. Furnaces are usually a forced-air” system, which first heats the air and then distributes it to your home via a series of ducts. They’re very efficient and can heat homes quickly, and are relatively inexpensive to install, especially if you already have ducts in your home.
  • Boilers. Unlike furnaces, boilers don’t blow air around. Instead, they heat water, which then heats your home through a set of pipes and radiators. They tend to be more expensive to install, but they last a long time and require less maintenance than furnaces. They also don’t circulate air, which means they can avoid some indoor air quality issues that might occur with a forced air system and they make less noise.
  • Heat pumps. Heat pumps combine the features of a heater and an air conditioner: transferring heat out of the home in the summer time and transferring it inside the wintertime. They are extremely convenient and they heat efficiently. However, they don’t do well in very cold weather, and need to auxiliary heat to keep your home warm on colder winter days.

For more on the pros and cons of common heaters, or to set up an installation schedule, contact the experts at DB Heating & Cooling. We’ll make your heating installation in Waldwick a success!


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How to Choose the Right Oradell, NJ Heating System

Monday, September 9th, 2013

In towns like Oradell, NJ, heating systems remain more than just a luxury. They make our homes cozy and comfortable in the dead of winter. That’s why choosing the right system for you is such an important decision. Every household is different, both in terms of the building itself and in the needs of the family that occupies it. Here are some tips for making the right decision for your family.

  • Furnace size. Furnaces need to be properly sized to match the dimensions of your home, including specific factors such as the amount of insulation and the presence of a basement. If the furnace is too small, it won’t heat your home properly. If it’s too large, it will cycle on and off rapidly throughout the day, costing you money on your monthly bills. A qualified professional can inspect your home and give you parameters on the right sized furnace to heat it.
  • Type of fuel. In Oradell and other parts of New Jersey, you have a lot of options when it comes to the type of furnace you buy. Gas, oil and electrical furnaces are all available in New Jersey. Electric furnaces tend to be more efficient than gas furnaces, which tend to be more efficient than oil furnaces, but specifics vary by type. Choose your furnace based on the ease and availability of fuel, and the initial cost of installation.
  • Efficiency. Furnace efficiency is measured in terms of AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating. The federal government dictates that all furnaces possess an AFUES rating of at least 75%. In New Jersey, new non-weatherized gas furnaces need an AUFE rating of at least 90% and boilers need an AFUE of at least 80% (possibly higher depending on the type of fuel used). When selecting a new heating system, look for one with an AFUE as high as possible.

When it comes to proper heating, Oradell, NJ needs the guidance of an expert. DB Heating & Cooling knows the ins and outs of home furnaces, and can help you make the best decision for your home. Call us today to make an appointment.

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Westwood, NJ Heating Installation: Choosing a System

Monday, March 25th, 2013

As the heating season draws to a close, there’s never been a better time to choose a new heating replacement. If you feel as though your system has underperformed this past winter, it’s getting older, or if needs frequent repairs, you might be interested about what kind of options are available to you in Westwood, NJ. Alternatively, if your new home is being constructed this spring and you’re deciding what type of HVAC system to install, you’ll need the professional advice of an experienced heating contractor. There are a lot of options on the market today, but with some careful sizing, you can be on your way to a more efficient and effective heater in no time. For heating installation in Westwood, NJ, call DB Heating & Cooling today!

Let’s take a look at a few of your options.

  • Furnace. The trusty and sturdy furnace has been a staple of the American home for well over 50 years, in part due to their cost-effectiveness and powerful heating performance. They are forced air distribution systems that require ductwork. Today’s furnaces are typically fueled by natural gas or electricity, and they offer great AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings, so that you can ensure your energy is being used efficiently. If you’ve already got reliable ductwork, furnace replacement can make an excellent option.
  • Heat Pump. Heat pumps work a lot like an air conditioner: they transfer heat using a cycle of pressurized refrigerant. But, unlike an AC, they work both to cool your home in the summer by removing heat from your home, and to heat your home in the winter by removing heat from even the coldest air and heating your home. They are highly efficient, run on electricity and work year-round. For customers concerned with their effectiveness on the coldest of nights, they can often be paired with a gas furnace for optimal efficiency.
  • Boiler. They not only heat water or steam for distribution throughout your home’s baseboard piping or radiators; they can also be used in place of a water heater to supply your fixtures and faucets.

The key to a successful installation is finding the right match. Always work with a certified professional to make sure you’re getting the best heater for your home and budget. Call DB Heating & Cooling today for Westwood, NJ heating installation!

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Why Consider a Boiler in Bergen County, NJ

Monday, February 18th, 2013

If you are currently replacing your heating system in your Bergen County, NJ home, you may be interested in switching out an old system with a new, high-efficiency boiler. While a furnace heats air and distributes heated air throughout your home by the use of ducts, a boiler heats water, and provides either hot water or steam for your heating needs. A boiler can heat both your water and your air—this 2-in-1 functionality makes it an attractive option for new homeowners. If you’re thinking about replacing your current system with a boiler or installing a new system, then you will need the professional advice of a boiler technician. Call DB Heating & Cooling today for a consultation.

Like a furnace, a boiler’s efficiency is measured by its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating, which determines its average energy-efficiency. Most models nowadays are at least 80%, some over 90%. The higher the percentage, the more efficient, although you have to measure the annual benefits against the upfront costs of purchasing a more expensive system.

There are further considerations: the size of the boiler, whether you would like it to be a steam or hot water boiler, whether you want them to have the capacity for high temperatures, and so on. You may also want to consider the advantages to a boiler. Although initial installation can be more expensive, hydronic boilers are known for being more efficient and economical than forced-air systems. Moreover, baseboard pipes and aluminum fins take up less space than ducts, and they offer a more even temperature throughout your home. The boiler also offers a simplicity impossible with two separate systems to upkeep and repair. These are just some ways in which you may find a new boiler system to be an attractive option in your Bergen County, NJ home.

Call us today if you are interested in boiler installation in Bergen County, NJ!

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Popular Home Heating Options in Paramus, NJ

Monday, December 17th, 2012

If you are looking for a new home heating system and find that you are overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options on the market, don’t despair. You are not alone. Having a number of different options available is a great luxury to have, but a new home heating system is a big investment and you need to be sure that you are getting the best possible system for your home and personal heating habits. That is why it is so important that you work with a home heating expert from DB Heating & Cooling when considering which option is best for your Paramus, NJ home. Here is some basic information about some popular home heating options.


Furnaces are probably the most common type of heating systems available. Furnaces generally use electricity or natural gas as a fuel source. The air that they heat is sent into a ductwork system by a blower mechanism. The ductwork then distributes the heated air throughout your home and also supplies more air to be heated via return vents.

Heat Pumps

Like a furnace, heat pumps use a ductwork system to circulate heated air throughout your home. Heat pumps are unique in the way in which they heat that air, though. They do not consume a fuel but rather transfer existing heat into or out of your home. This heat transfer method makes them extremely efficient at heating your home.


Furnaces and heat pumps can be very effective home heating options, but ductwork is a leading cause of energy loss in a number of homes. Boilers do not use a forced air system to distribute heat. Rather, hot water or steam from the boiler is circulated throughout your home. The heat is dispersed by radiators or baseboards. This eliminates energy loss associated with air ducts.

There is no “best” home heating option, but there is one out there that is best for your home. The heating professionals at DB Heating & Cooling can help you determine which option is best for you. Contact us today when considering a new heating option for your Paramus, NJ home.

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Emerson, NJ Heating Tip: 3 Important Things to Consider Before a Heating Installation

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Are you ready for a heating installation in your Emerson, NJ home? Let the HVAC experts at DB Heating & Cooling prepare you for a new heating system installation.

Here are a few things to consider before you have a new heater installed in your home.


Many homeowners think that upgrading to a high-efficiency system is enough to save them on their heating bills. But if your home is not adequately insulated, you won’t get the most out of this new system. You should have your home assessed with a professional home energy audit. The results will show you areas that could use some improvement, such as better insulation and other weatherization upgrades.

Choosing the Right Heating System

Have you ever considered a different type of heating system? While any new high-efficiency system will provide better energy savings than an older heating system, you could get more savings with a different type of system. You may want to upgrade an old furnace or boiler to a ductless mini split heat pump to provide heating and cooling. We can help you choose among our wide selection of furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, zone control, and many other system upgrades!


If you are installing a forced air system, you’ll need to know the condition of your ductwork, unless your home doesn’t have a duct system in place. The condition of your ductwork will determine whether or not it would be more cost-effective to switch to another type of system. We can retrofit your current forced air system for zone control for more efficient heating.

Contact the Emerson, NJ heating experts at DB Heating & Cooling to go over your options.

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