Make the Most of All Your Spaces with Ductless Heating

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more people are working and going to school from home. For many homeowners, space in their houses is at a premium. If you have a room that would be a great spot for a home office or classroom but doesn’t have year-round heating, you should know a ductless heating system can help.

Often, seasonal rooms, additions, and converted spaces don’t have access to the home’s duct system, which means they can only be used at certain times during the year. That’s where a ductless heating system comes in. Because these units operate outside of your home’s ductwork, they can be installed quickly and help you maximize every space in your home in a matter of just a few hours.

5 Benefits of Ductless Heating

Aside from helping you make the most of every nook and cranny of your home, there are several additional benefits to ductless heating that you’ll enjoy:

  1. Ductless heating is efficient. Most ductless systems use heat pump technology, which is one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat your home. Ductless systems tend to be far more efficient than space heaters, so installing one can help you save on energy bills.
  2. Ductless systems often provide both heating and cooling. This is a great benefit when it comes to being able to use your space year-round. You’ll enjoy warmth during the colder months, and cool comfort in the summer.
  3. Installation requires minimal construction. Your ductless system is comprised of an indoor and an outdoor unit, which are connected by small-diameter tubing. That means your technician will be able to install your ductless system quickly, with very little construction mess!
  4. Ductless heating helps your main heating system operate more efficiently. This is because it doesn’t have to work as hard to heat your entire home. Ductless heating (and cooling) helps to balance out the temperature of your home, so your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard. 
  1. Ductless heating offers precise comfort control. Most systems are easy to operate via remote control, allowing you to adjust the temperature of the room easily and to your unique needs.

How can I get ductless heating for my home?

That’s easy! All you need to do is give Family Danz a call at 518.427.8685. We’ll set up an appointment to discuss all the options and benefits of ductless heating with you, and help you get a unit installed in your home – so you can start enjoying every room in your home right away!

Just give us a call at (518) 427-8685, and we will be glad to assist you.

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Count on Family Danz for the Heating Products You Need for Your Home

Have you been dealing with a heating system that just isn’t operating properly in your home? There are many reasons why heating systems like furnaces and boilers stop working well. Maybe your heating system is on the older side. Or, maybe it hasn’t been maintained on a yearly basis. Or perhaps you’ve made changes to your home, like adding living space. All of these factors can impact how long your heating system lasts.

If your energy bills are increasing, your heating system seems to run frequently, you’ve been noticing that you’re just not as warm and comfy as you’d like to be, or all of the above – it could be time to look into a new heating system for your home. Right now, Family Danz is offering savings on all types of heating equipment – so no matter what specific type is currently installed in your home, we can help you get a new one for less.

Learn about the different types of heating systems Family Danz offers.

  • Boilers: Gas, oil, or electric boilers heat your home by moving heated water from a central point through a radiator. In homes with boiler heating systems, there is usually little to no ductwork, but instead, pipes that run the heated water throughout the home. In some applications, the boiler can also act as a water heater for the home.
  • Furnaces: Furnaces produce heat by combustion, heating the air, and then moving the heated air through the home’s duct system. Most people have a gas or oil furnace in their homes, although electric furnaces are also available.
  • Heat Pumps: Heat pump systems are unique in that they don’t require gas or oil to operate; instead, they use the heat from the outdoor air or the earth to heat your home. Because of this, they are a highly efficient type of heating equipment. What’s more, they can be reversed in the summer so that they also act as an air conditioner.
  • Ductless Heating Systems: Ductless heating systems use heat pump technology, but instead of operating as a central heating system and using the home’s ductwork to distribute the air, they require no ductwork. They can be used in a single application to heat a specific area of your home or can be used to heat your entire home through a series of individual units. They are generally highly efficient, providing targeted comfort.

Getting the heating system you need is as easy as calling Family Danz.

There’s no need to deal with another year of inefficient, ineffective heating in your home. Whether you need a boiler, furnace, heat pump, or ductless heating, today’s heating equipment will provide you with better comfort and savings on your utility bills, too. Contact Family Danz today to find out more about how we can help you get new heating installed in your home, all while enjoying our money-saving offer.

Just give us a call at (518) 427-8685, and we will be glad to assist you.

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Learn About Heating Your Home This Winter

When you live in the Capital Region, you know that many months of the year require heating your home. We have long winters here, and that means you need to have a heating system that operates both effectively and efficiently. Many people don’t really think about their home’s heating system until an issue comes up – and that can be a costly venture, depending on the level of repair. One of the most proactive things you can do is learn about heating your home – what types of heating are available, how to know if you need a repair, and what to do if you need a replacement.

Today, there are many different types of heating equipment available.

To learn more, contact us today

Call Family Danz at (518) 427-8685 or complete our online form here:

In the past, most people either had furnaces or boilers in their homes and often, the equipment didn’t provide homeowners with the best energy efficiency. As environmental concerns have increased over the years, HVAC manufacturers have worked to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of heating equipment. Boilers and furnaces from 15-20 years ago, for instance, may have been 60 percent efficient at best. Today, most manufacturers have equipment models that are up to 98 percent efficient; not to mention, there are new, innovative types of equipment that provide optimal heating and incredible efficiency.

Learn about the types of heating equipment available today.

While most people either have a furnace or a boiler in their home, there are other types of equipment available to help people stay comfortable. Learn about the types of heating systems you can get for your home to determine what may be the best system for you and your family.

Boilers

Gas, oil, or electric boilers heat your home by moving heated water from a central point through a radiator. In homes with boiler heating systems, there is usually little to no ductwork, but instead, pipes that run the heated water throughout the home. In some applications, the boiler can also act as a water heater for the home.

Furnaces

Furnaces produce heat by combustion, heating the air, and then moving the heated air through the home’s duct system. Most people have a gas or oil furnace in their homes, although electric furnaces are also available.

Heat Pumps

Heat pump systems are unique in that they don’t require gas or oil to operate; instead, they use the heat from the outdoor air or the earth to heat your home. Because of this, they are a highly efficient type of heating equipment. What’s more, they can be reversed in the summer so that they also act as an air conditioner.

Ductless Heating Systems

Ductless heating systems use heat pump technology, but instead of operating as a central heating system and using the home’s ductwork to distribute the air, they require no ductwork. They can be used in a single application to heat a specific area of your home or can be used to heat your entire home through a series of individual units. They are generally highly efficient, providing targeted comfort.

Resources to Help You Learn More About Heating Equipment & Efficiency

When you’re considering a new heating system, keep in mind that this is a major investment. Like a vehicle, heating systems are complex pieces of machinery that require appropriate installation and operation in order to work effectively, efficiently, and safely. Therefore, doing research is important. Reliable sources can provide you with a wealth of excellent information. That being said, there is an overwhelming amount of information on the internet and it can be tough to ensure that the websites you’re visiting are providing accurate content. To make this easier for you, we’re providing a shortlist of sites that can help you learn more about heating.

  • ENERGY STAR: This is a government organization that focuses on helping people learn about energy efficiency. Additionally, it offers energy-efficiency ratings on various types and brands of equipment to help consumers make the best choices.
  • Angie’s List: As an online review-collecting group, Angie’s List provides an overview of different heating systems, giving you the information you need to make the right choice for your home.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy: This website offers useful statistics, data, and an unbiased review of the different types of heating equipment available, including their efficiency and effectiveness.

Heating System Concerns: How to Know if You’re Headed for a Breakdown

Of course, heating systems require regular maintenance in order to operate at their most effective and efficient best. Therefore, we recommend that consumers get annual heating maintenance regardless of the type of system they have installed in their home. Getting maintenance can help mitigate the need for repairs while keeping systems running smoothly. As systems get older, they often become less efficient and can need heating repairs from time to time. Here are five ways to tell if your system may be having issues:

  1. Age of Equipment. Most types of heating equipment last 15 years before they need replacing. If your system is nearing that age and hasn’t been performing as well as it used to, you might want to consider replacing it. Unfortunately, heating systems that haven’t been properly maintained can start to show signs of failure even sooner. You can help ensure your system lasts longer by getting annual maintenance and changing out filters when they are dirty.
  2. Utility Bill Spike. If you noticed an uptick in your utility bills over the past winter that doesn’t correlate with increased costs, then it means your heating is likely working harder to give you the heating output your home requires. Sometimes the solution is simple, like cleaning your system and changing the filter, but other times it can signal larger issues.
  3. Dusty House. If you’ve noticed a layer of dust on household surfaces lately, it’s likely your heating system is blowing dust, dirt, and debris around. The fix is usually simply changing the filter. Doing this helps your indoor air quality improve, and it helps your heating system perform better. Your HVAC contractor can help you change the filter
  4. Noisy Equipment. Mechanical equipment makes some noise when it operates. However, if you’re hearing grinding, banging, or squealing sounds coming from your equipment, it’s an indication of a mechanical failure somewhere in your furnace. Shut it down and call a licensed contractor to come help.
  5. Frequent, Costly Repairs. If your system has needed frequent, expensive repairs, you may wish to consider replacing your system. You can find out if a system replacement would be more advantageous than a repair by multiplying the cost of repairs by the age of your system. If the number is 5000 or more, then it’s probably a good time to consider a replacement.

Finally, choose a heating contractor you can trust.

Whether you need repair, replacement, or maintenance for your heating system, choosing a reliable contractor is important. When you choose a company like Family Danz, you’re choosing a family-owned business that has been helping meet the needs of people throughout the Capital Region for more than 30 years. And, we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, so you can count on us to provide you with quality products and services, and complete customer satisfaction.

To learn more about how we can assist you this heating season, give us a call at 518.427.8685, and we will be more than happy to help you.

Heating Systems 101: Learn About the Types of Heating Equipment

Now that the heating season has arrived, you may be thinking about the heating system in your home – especially if it’s not working properly. Unlike in the past when most people used either boilers or furnaces to heat their homes, today there are many types of heating systems available. Across the board, modern heating systems are far more efficient than their predecessors and are made to work effectively while providing up to 98 percent efficiency.

You may be considering installing a new system in your home, but might be confused about the different types on the market. What type of heating system is right for you and your family, as well as your home? Below, we’ll explore the different types of heating systems available from Family Danz, providing a brief description of each and a link to the product page on our website.

Learn about the various heating systems Family Danz has to offer.

Boilers: Gas, oil, or electric boilers heat your home by moving heated water from a central point through a radiator. In homes with boiler heating systems, there is usually little to no ductwork, but instead, pipes that run the heated water throughout the home. In some applications, the boiler can also act as a water heater for the home. Read more here…

Furnaces: Furnaces produce heat by combustion, heating the air, and then moving the heated air through the home’s duct system. Most people have a gas or oil furnace in their homes, although electric furnaces are also available. Read more here…

Heat Pumps: Heat pump systems are unique in that they don’t require gas or oil to operate; instead, they use the heat from the outdoor air or the earth to heat your home. Because of this, they are a highly efficient type of heating equipment. What’s more, they can be reversed in the summer so that they also act as an air conditioner. Read more here…

Ductless Heating Systems: Ductless heating systems use heat pump technology, but instead of operating as a central heating system and using the home’s ductwork to distribute the air, they require no ductwork. They can be used in a single application to heat a specific area of your home or can be used to heat your entire home through a series of individual units. They are generally highly efficient, providing targeted comfort. Read more here…

Family Danz can help you choose the right heating system for your home.

When you need a new heating system, you can trust Family Danz to help you choose the best system for your home and your family’s needs.

Just give us a call at (518) 427-8685, and we will be more than happy to schedule a consultation with you.

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How Family Danz Helps People Stay Warm

Winters in the Capital Region are often cold and last for months, with chilly temperatures and snow arriving as early as late October and not leaving until April. As a result, most homeowners rely on their heating systems for a good portion of the year. That’s why it’s so important to have a heating contractor you can count on, for all of your home heating needs.

When you choose Family Danz to help, you’re choosing a full-service heating contractor with the experience to help you get any heating product or service you might need. We provide a full suite of services and quality heating products, as well as fuel oil delivery, so you can stay warm all winter long – no matter how long the cold weather settles in.

Learn more about heating products and services from Family Danz.

To learn more, contact us today

Call Family Danz at (518) 427-8685 or complete our online form here:

No matter what type of heating system you have installed in your home, Family Danz is able to help. Our expert technicians have been specially trained to offer you prompt, thorough heating services. Not to mention, we install quality Bryant® heating equipment, so you’ll be getting quality equipment from a trusted name in HVAC. We’re pleased to provide the following:

Heating Installation: We provide a complete range of heating products, including furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, and ductless heating systems. And, we’ll make sure you have the right product for your home, sized appropriately for your house size and lifestyle needs. Our technicians will install it to your complete satisfaction and will provide you with the services you need to keep your system running effectively and efficiently for years to come.

Heating Maintenance: One of the best things you can do for your heating system is to ensure it gets the annual maintenance it needs. Maintaining your system is important because it helps your system operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. It also helps your system last longer, all while keeping your manufacturer warranty intact. And, at Family Danz, we can provide maintenance on virtually any make or model of equipment – even if we didn’t install it.

Heating Repair: Nobody wants to think about their heating system breaking down on the coldest night of the year, but if that happens to you, you can count on Family Danz to help. Our technicians will provide expert repair services to get your equipment back up and running quickly. And, if your system is beyond repair or the repair costs will be cost-prohibitive, we can help you get a new system that fits your needs and your budget.

Fuel Oil Delivery: In addition to quality heating products and expert service, Family Danz is also pleased to offer our customers the fuel oil delivery they need to stay warm and toasty. We offer premium fuel oils at the lowest possible price, and we’re pleased to provide customers with budget plans and scheduled delivery, so you’ll be able to save money – and you won’t have to worry about running out of fuel.

Trust Family Danz to provide you with everything you need to stay warm this winter.

When you need heating products and services this winter, it’s as easy as giving Family Danz a call.

We’re ready to assist you – simply contact us at 518.427.8685, and we will be more than happy to help.

Comfort + Improved Indoor Air Quality = Ductless

If you’d like to better home comfort combined with improved indoor air quality, you should know that ductless cooling can be an excellent option. There are many benefits to choosing a ductless system for your home, with precise comfort control at the forefront. Of course, you’d expect better comfort when you install a new cooling system, but you might not be aware of the other improvements your home will experience when you choose a new ductless system.

Who can benefit from a new ductless system in their home?

To learn more, contact us today

Call Family Danz at (518) 427-8685 or complete our online form here:

The short answer is, ductless is a great solution for most homeowners. But for some, ductless cooling is an incredible choice. Homeowners who have limited space for ductwork, use radiant heat, or would like to add comfort control to an addition, finished basement, or converted attic or garage can enjoy cool comfort that may not be as easy to enjoy otherwise. That’s because ductwork is not required, and only minimal construction is needed, for a ductless system installation. No more noisy window fans or extensive construction projects – a new ductless system can be installed quickly and fairly easily, so you and your family will be enjoying improved comfort in no time.

What do you mean when you say, “improved indoor air quality”?

Ductless cooling not only offers better home comfort; it also provides advanced filtration. That means that the air circulating around your home via a ductless system goes through a multi-stage filtration system that decreases particles and contaminants in the air – some of which include dust, allergens, pollen, bacteria and some viruses. That makes ductless air conditioning beneficial for those with allergies or respiratory concerns, or who just want cleaner indoor air.

What other benefits will ductless cooling provide me?

The reasons to choose ductless don’t stop at better cooling and filtration. A ductless cooling system can also offer you:

  • Improved energy efficiency via heat pump technology;
  • Precise comfort control via an easy-to-use remote control;
  • Quiet operation, unlike noisy window AC units;
  • Non-obtrusive comfort, as these systems generally are installed high on walls or in ceilings;
  • Heating during the cooler months, as many ductless systems are capable of both cooling and heating;
  • Zoned comfort control that can help you enjoy premium comfort and efficiency.

Ductless cooling sounds like the right choice for me. How can I learn more?

At Family Danz, we proudly offer our customers advanced ductless systems and professional installation that will have you and your family enjoying cool comfort – and improved indoor air quality – in no time!

Just give us a call at (518) 427-8685 and we’ll be glad to help you with your needs.

Please note – we treat our customers like family, and as such your safety is our top priority. We are following stringent CDC guidelines to help you stay safe and comfortable.

Get the Heating Repair You Need from Family Danz

It’s not something anyone wants to think about, but it happens to the best of us – we wake up to a chilly house, only to find our heating system has broken down. If this happens to you, you need to know you can call someone who is reliable, professional and can help with your emergency and get you the heating repair you need as quickly as possible. At Family Danz, we make it our priority to help you.

We’ve offered our heating services for more than 30 years, and we’re dedicated to getting you the quality repair you need, all while providing you with the best possible service. That’s because at Family Danz, we truly believe in treating our customers like family. We want to make sure you’re comfortable and safe, and that even inconveniences like a furnace or boiler breakdown are as worry-free as possible for you.

How can Family Danz help if I’m having a heating emergency?

When you call us, you’ll notice right away that we’re different from the rest. We really do want to help you, and your comfort is very important to us. Our technicians are factory-certified, and they will completely evaluate your heating system repair needs in order to get your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible. They’ll arrive at your home promptly and can address any concerns you might have. They’ll bring with them the most advanced diagnostic tools and equipment, so you can trust that they’ll get to the root of the problem quickly – and have your heating system back up and running in no time.

Not to mention, if you have a service agreement with us, we’re happy to provide you with priority scheduling for your emergency. And, you’ll get a 15 percent discount on parts and labor and won’t have to pay overtime rates. A service agreement also ensures annual maintenance on your heating and air conditioning equipment – which can keep breakdowns from happening in the first place!

What’s the best way to contact Family Danz if I need help?

If you need emergency service, give us a call at 518.427.8685 or contact us online and we will be happy to help. However, your safety is of utmost importance to us, so if you notice any of the following, please leave your home immediately and contact your utility company and/or your local fire department before giving us a call:

  • Overpowering fuel odor
  • Smoke coming from equipment
  • Flames coming from equipment
  • Smoke detector sounding
  • Carbon monoxide detector sounding

Please be safe and use caution if you’re faced with equipment that isn’t working properly. Any equipment that relies on a fuel or electric source can become dangerous if it is malfunctioning.

Family Danz Is Your Full-Service Contractor

At Family Danz, we pride ourselves on being able to help people stay comfortable, no matter what the weather outside. We’re always willing to go the extra mile for our customers, and we offer a broad range of products and services to help ensure a wide variety of needs are met. Learn more about our offerings below:

Residential Heating & Air Conditioning

Family Danz offers complete residential heating and air conditioning throughout the Capital District. Our full suite of products and services includes:

Commercial HVAC

Commercial clients can rely on Family Danz to offer comprehensive commercial HVAC solutions. From design and build services to completion, we provide a full list of services with your budget in mind. We can help with:

Heating Oil

You’ll never have to worry about running out of heating oil when you choose Family Danz. We provide oil delivery to residents and businesses alike, with plans that can help you budget for fuel expenses.

Plumbing

We offer residential plumbing services, and are fully staffed with master plumbers who are experts in the field. We provide plumbing equipment and accessories from top manufacturers, so you’re guaranteed quality.

To learn more about Family Danz and our full suite of HVAC, oil delivery and plumbing services, just give us a call at 518.427.8685 and we’ll be happy to assist you!

Cool Down In All Your Rooms With Ductless

Have you recently converted a garage or attic into a living space, finished a basement, or built on an addition to your home? Congratulations! There’s nothing like having more space for family fun and activities. However, sometimes when you convert or add space to your home, this new area doesn’t have access to the home’s ductwork system. And that means it might not have the same comfort level as other spaces in your home. How can you make your new room as comfortable as the rest of your home?

Fortunately, there is a solution – ductless cooling and heating. There are many advantages to choosing this type of system for your converted area or addition. Of course, you can always consider using window AC or a space heater, but these types of equipment can be noisy, obtrusive and can use a lot of energy. Ductless, on the other hand, provides benefits that not only will help control your room’s temperature year-round, but also will keep the aesthetics of your new space so that you can enjoy your room, no matter what the weather outside.

Ductless cooling and heating provides comfort and many other additional benefits.

By choosing ductless for your renovated space, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Ductless operation. Adding to your ductwork can be costly and can cause a lot of construction mess. Ductless systems install easily without the need for additional ductwork.
  • Year-round comfort. One system has the potential to cool your room in the summer, and keep it warm in the winter.
  • High efficiency. Ductless systems are built to be highly efficient, so you’ll stay more comfortable – without seeing your energy bills go through the roof.
  • Seamless design. Unlike bulky window AC that can obstruct your view, or heaters that take up floor space, your ductless system attaches to the wall or ceiling, so the only thing you notice is improved comfort.
  • Quiet operation. You’ll find that ductless cooling and heating is much quieter than other types of room comfort equipment – often no louder than a whisper.
  • Ease of use. Ductless systems are easily operated via a remote control. You can turn your system on and adjust the temperature at a simple push of a button.

You can easily get ductless when you call on Family Danz to help.

And not only can you enjoy ductless in your converted spaces, you can also choose a split system for comfort throughout your home. That’s great for homes that have radiant or baseboard heating systems, with little to no ductwork available. If you’re not sure what type of ductless system is right for you, or you’d like to find out more, all you need to do is call Family Danz. We will be happy to talk to you about ductless for your home. Please contact us at (518) 427-8685 to learn more.

Can Ductless Heating Help Your Home’s Efficiency?

If your home’s heating costs are on the rise this winter, yet your furnace is relatively new and in good shape, there may be other factors in your home that are causing inefficiency. It has been an extremely cold winter so far, and that undoubtedly means you’ve likely been struggling to keep your home as comfortable as you’d like. Did you know that ductless heating could help you stay comfortable and maintain better efficiency?

Even though it’s been around for some time, many people have never heard of ductless heating. The premise is simple – ductless systems use a heat pump to either heat your home or cool it, without the need for additional ductwork. So for situations where ductwork is either impractical or impossible, a ductless system can save the day.

Where can I use ductless heating to improve my home’s energy efficiency?

If you install a ductless heating system in your home, that doesn’t mean you should stop using your furnace. The thing to remember is, ductless heating can provide very targeted heating to your home. That means, if you have a space in your home that’s been built on, such as an addition or sun porch, or a space that’s been renovated into living space, like a basement or attached garage.

Often, the house’s heating system can’t provide adequate warmth to these spaces, and the home’s HVAC system becomes unbalanced. This is why you may feel cold spots in your home, especially in those new or renovated spaces. Of course, your contractor can provide you with the best answers, but many times ductless heating can help restore the balance – resulting in better comfort and improved energy efficiency.

When you’re ready to learn more about how ductless heating can benefit your home, Family Danz Heating & Cooling can help. Simply give us a call at (518) 427-8685. We’ll tell you about the different options for ductless heating and cooling, and help you find the solution that best suits your needs.