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Yes, Your Air Conditioner Has an Indoor Unit!

Monday, July 4th, 2016

One of the most common misconceptions we hear of amongst homeowners is the belief that their central air conditioning system is merely an outdoor unit connected to some ducts that bring conditioned air inside. Many individuals might not even realize when they move into a new home that they do in fact have an indoor unit.

The indoor unit works seamlessly—or at least when it’s functioning properly it does—with your outdoor unit to keep your home comfortable all summer long. This component of your air conditioner is typically located in an attic, basement, closet, or garage and is near where your furnace is located.

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Have Your Ducts Been Sealed for Summer?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Naturally, air conditioning is a leading priority during the summer for most New Jersey residents. It’s probably safe to assume that you’re motivated by now to make sure that your AC system is in good condition. This means scheduling routine professional maintenance to make sure your system is ready to deal with the summer heat.

While this is important, maintenance is not the only way to make sure that your home is well equipped to handle the hot weather on its way. Now is also the perfect time to make sure your ductwork is in good condition. Keep reading to learn more about the role of your ducts and the advantages of duct sealing.

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What to Expect From Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, April 18th, 2016

As we discussed in our blog post last week, it’s never too early to start thinking about your AC system. In addition to taking care of repairs and changing your air filter, scheduling preventive maintenance is essential to making sure that your AC gives you the performance you deserve this summer. But what do HVAC technicians actually do during maintenance? Why is this so necessary?

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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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What’s that Noise Coming from My Heater at Startup?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Furnaces today are more efficient than they have ever been before, and this is in part due to the absence of a standing pilot. In the past, a pilot light had to remain on throughout the winter so that the burners were always able to heat up. Now, electronic ignition heats up the burners with a spark only when your thermostat signals that heat is needed.

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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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Should You Leave Your Thermostat at the Same Temperature All the Time?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

There’s more home advice around than can possibly be cataloged, but at this time of year, common topics center around heating and heating tips. One you may have heard is that it is better to keep your thermostat at a single temperature all the time. We hate to tell you, but this is actually not a good way to save energy or reduce costs. We’ll explain more about this below, but if you are looking for helpful tips to keep your heating costs under control this winter, just give the pros at DB Heating & Cooling, Inc., a call today!

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Can a Heat Pump Adequately Heat My Home in the Winter Months?

Monday, October 26th, 2015

These days, homeowners have more choices than ever when it comes to heating systems, and one choice that has become a very popular option is the heat pump. However, there can be some concern over whether or not a heat pump can provide adequate heating for a home. To understand why this concern comes up, it’s important to understand how a heat pump provides heat to your home, so let’s take a look at that process.

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Myths About Temperature Setting

Monday, September 14th, 2015

There is so much advice and so many suggestions about how to set your thermostat for maximum energy conservation that it can be overwhelming, and some of what you hear can even be contradictory. It is the information that is wrong that will cost you dollars in the end, so the cooling and heating experts from DB Heating & Cooling are here to help dispel some of the more common myths that abound around Mahwah, NJ:

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Air Conditioning Repair in Westwood, NJ: Why Your Compressor Won’t Run

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

In a perfect world, you would never have to worry about the performance of your air conditioning system. The truth of the matter, though, is that your air conditioner is a mechanical system and, just like any other mechanical system, it is susceptible to many different operational problems. The important thing to keep in mind is the fact that the best way to deal with any air conditioning system problems is to schedule any necessary air conditioning repairs as soon as possible. The longer you wait to do so, the more serious any resulting damages are likely to be. Contact the Westwood, NJ air conditioning repair technicians at DB Heating & Cooling today to learn more about why your compressor won’t run.

While a compressor that will not start up is obviously undesirable under any circumstances, the potential cause of such a problem can vary in severity. One very possible reason that your compressor will now start up may be that that there is a wiring problem. If the electrical wiring that powers your compressor or connects it to other vital components in the system is not in good condition, you cannot expect your compressor to operate reliably.

You may also have a bad capacitor in your system which could result in your compressor failing to run consistently. There are 2 types of capacitors: a run capacitor and a start capacitor. If your compressor will not come on at all it is possible that the start capacitor, which gives a motor some extra torque during startup, is not operating problem. If your compressor will not continue to run after starting up then the problem may be with your run capacitor. This capacitor maintains a constant level of voltage to keep a motor running.

To learn more about potential reasons why your compressor won’t run properly, contact the company you can count on for quality air conditioning repair in Westwood, NJ. Call DB Heating & Cooling. Our team of professional technicians is happy to help you keep your air conditioning system as effective, reliable and efficient as possible. Contact us today to get started.

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