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Have You Scheduled AC Maintenance Yet?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

air-conditioner-being-worked-onTemperatures are still cool, but with spring officially here now is the time to start preparing for warmer weather. Part of this preparation is scheduling your air conditioning system’s annual maintenance appointment.

There are a few small tasks you can do on your own when it comes to maintaining your cooling system. For instance, you should be changing its air filter every 1–3 months during periods of use (same goes for your forced-air heater), but only a trained and experienced technician can manage the numerous tasks involved with professional AC tune-ups.

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Poor Heating Maintenance Can Lead to These Problems

Monday, February 4th, 2019

technician-looking-over-gas-furnaceFirst, we’ll start off with a bit of good news—if you haven’t scheduled your heating maintenance appointment yet, it’s not too late. Sure, we recommend it in the fall, typically. The reason for this is that it gives you plenty of time to get ahold of a service technician and reduces the risk of an interruption in service. Ensuring that you have your heater maintained at least once a year (twice, if you have a heat pump system) will help it perform at its best, and is more important than what time of the year you have it done.

But you should have it done. The truth is, the biggest and usually the most expensive heating repairs in Westwood, NJ can almost always be prevented with routine tune-ups. It’s during these tune-ups that our pros are able to comprehensively inspect and clean your heating system, make necessary adjustments, and recommend repair needs as we go so that you have plenty of time to get them on your schedule before you need your heater. Skipping or delaying maintenance can lead to a number of heating issues, with two of the most common being a heater that won’t start up, and conversely, a heater that won’t stop running.

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Indoor Air Quality Concerns You Should Be Aware Of

Monday, April 30th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseEveryone puts effort into getting their air to just the right amount of cool during the summer, which is all well and good. No one wants to live in a sauna for several months out of the year. You shouldn’t just be focused on keeping your home’s air cool, though. You should also take steps to make sure that your indoor air quality is as high as possible. Low indoor air quality can cause all kinds of problems for both your health and comfort levels this summer. Take a look at some of the factors that contribute to poor indoor air quality below, and what you can do to address them.

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It’s Almost Time for Spring AC Maintenance

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

air-conditioner-cashWe don’t have long before the summer arrives, and the weather begins to heat up. There are a lot of things that you should be doing now to get your home ready for the summer season. One of the most important things you should be doing is scheduling preventive maintenance. Proper preventive maintenance will ensure that your air conditioner is ready for the added strain of summer, while neglecting maintenance will make it more likely for problems to occur later on in the season. Read on for more information on why you should be scheduling preventive maintenance for your system this spring.

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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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Does My Ductless System Need Maintenance?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Ductless systems, whether used for both heating and cooling or just cooling, can be easy systems to manage, giving the impression that they either don’t need maintenance or need very little. Every air conditioning system needs maintenance, whether it is ductless or ducted, to keep it operating well. How often should you maintain your ductless system? That depends on what type of system you have.

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Do My Ducts Need Cleaning?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Most homeowners aren’t in the habit of sticking their heads into their ductwork to see how clean or dirty the ductwork is. Plus, doing that won’t give you much of a perspective because you won’t be able to see all that much of your ductwork anyhow. So how do you know if your ductwork is dirty? Here are some telltale signs to stay aware of:

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Why Your Air Conditioner Doesn’t Run Out of Refrigerant

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Many, if not most, electro-mechanical systems consume a fuel to work. Cars use gas, while many heating systems use oil, propane or natural gas. But when it comes to your air conditioner, the main chemical in the system – refrigerant – is not consumed. How, then, does it use refrigerant? Let’s take a look.

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Is That Ice on My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Your air conditioner does a good job of keeping your home cool and comfortable, but ice on your AC is not indicative of it working hard, it’s indicative of a problem. Scraping the ice off doesn’t fix the problem and you’ll just see it re-build a few hours after you’ve removed it. The best thing to do as soon as you see any kind of ice build-up on your air conditioner is to call your DB Heating & Cooling technician. This is because there is an underlying issue causing the ice build-up, and our trained and certified experts will find the problem and repair it.

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What’s That Sound?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

We are getting closer to air conditioning season here in Westwood, and spring offers a great time to test your AC to make sure it’s running as needed. If you choose to test your system before the hot weather arrives (and we recommend you do), you’ll want to listen to your air conditioner. Why? Because strange sounds are one of the main ways your AC lets you know that things are not ok. If you do hear something odd, your best course of action is to turn off your air conditioner and call the experts at DB Heating & Cooling for assistance.

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