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The Pros and Cons of Different Heating Systems

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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Do I Need to Replace My Furnace Before Heating Season Starts?

September 4th, 2017

furnace-installationHeating season is not far off, hard as that may be to believe. That means that now is the time for you to start thinking about getting your home ready for the weather to cool off. Part of those preparations is evaluating your heating system. Is your furnace up to the task of keeping your home warm through the coming season? If not, now is the time to replace it. Have a look at some of the warning signs that you need a new furnace.

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Remember: Your Ductless System Needs Bi-Annual Maintenance

August 21st, 2017

ductlessWe might be in the middle of summer, but for one part of your home it’s already time to start thinking about next season. We’re talking about scheduling professional maintenance for your ductless system. Now, you might be thinking that’s rather absurd, considering you just had a professional check out your ductless mini split a few months ago. However, there’s a very good reason why you want to schedule maintenance for your ductless system at least twice a year.

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Choose a Professional for Your Air Conditioning Services

August 7th, 2017

Smiling HVAC technician with another technician in the background tending to outdoor AC unitThe social culture we live in today is very much a “do-it-yourself” one. The internet amplifies this even more—for just about any home improvement project you want to tackle or repair needs you want to fix, there’s a video for it. Everything from gardening tips to building furniture or fixing a mechanical problem in your car can be found online.

With many “around the house” jobs, a small amount of technical knowledge and some hard work is all it really takes to accomplish a task such as those mentioned above. But this DIY culture has a dark side too—it can lead people astray so that they attempt to handle repairs and big jobs that only a professional should be trusted to complete. One of these jobs is Ramsey, NJ air conditioning repairs.

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Could Your Ductless System Be Suffering?

July 24th, 2017

ductless-system-sufferingWhen it comes to choosing an effective and efficient cooling system for your home, many people are choosing to go the route of the ductless mini-split, and for good reason. Ductless systems are space saving—they only require a single outdoor unit and multiple air handlers mounted high up on the wall out of the way.

They eliminate indoor air quality problems—ducted systems invite dust, dirt, pollen, and even mold spores and mildew into your home. Lastly, ductless systems allow for zoned cooling—and heating!—so you can control whether or not you are using your HVAC system in unoccupied rooms (which is a severe energy waster).

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No, Ice on Your AC Isn’t Normal: Here’s Why

July 10th, 2017

no-ice-on-ac-isnt-normalAs HVAC professionals, our customers trust us to give them expert advice when it comes to their air conditioning equipment. So when we’re asked if ice developing on any part of the AC system is normal, we’re going to tell you no.

We understand why you might believe that this is normal. They involve chilled air coming from the vents, so it makes sense to have ice involved in the process, right? In fact, one of the ways to jerry-rig up a simple cooling system is to place a bowl of ice in front of a fan—so wouldn’t it make sense for an AC system to work in a similar matter?

No, it isn’t! Ice on your air conditioner—particularly on the coil—is a symptom of a problem with the air conditioner, possibly a major one that requires professional Wyckoff, NJ air conditioning services.

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Here’s One Way You Can Improve AC Efficiency

June 26th, 2017

improve-ac-efficiency-one-wayWhen it comes to professional air conditioning services in Mahwah, NJ, our HVAC professionals know their stuff. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have, and provide advice that can help you save money, stay safe, and feel more comfortable in your household. One way we like to do that is by helping you understand how to most efficiently use your air conditioner. And one method of doing so is by utilizing a ceiling fan!

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Is Your Central Air Conditioner Dying?

June 12th, 2017

central-air-conditioner-dyingAs much as we want them to, no appliance or piece of equipment lasts forever—no matter how professionally installed it is or how well it’s manufactured. Your air conditioner is no different—it has a limited lifespan, and when yours approaches the end of its life, it’s a good idea to have it replaced before you find yourself stuck in the middle of summer without a working AC system at all.

The most likely time for system stress to cause a failure is, in fact, summer, so tackling this issue sooner than later is a wise idea. The last thing you want to do is waste money on an aging system that’s working inefficiently and can quit on you any minute. But, now do you know if your air conditioner is actually dying?

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Why You Should Consider a Ductless System Installation

May 29th, 2017

consider-ductless-system-installationSummer is just around the corner, and while we haven’t reached our warmest temperatures quite yet, now is definitely the time to look at different types of cooling systems, if you are considering a Ramsey, NJ AC installation. With plenty of time still ahead of you to prepare for the hotter months, we encourage you to upgrade your cooling system to a ductless mini-split. Read on to discover what these systems are and how one could be a huge advantage to you.

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Why Does Your Commercial Air Conditioner Need Maintenance?

May 15th, 2017

commercial-air-conditioner-maintenanceWhether you are a residential or commercial customer with us—or both—this is the time of year that we heavily promote how essential HVAC maintenance is to the performance of your cooling system. Preparing for the inevitable warm weather ahead with a thorough inspection and tune-up is the best way to avoid repair issues, energy waste, and—for our commercial clients—a severe business interruption due to a broken down system.

Franklin Lakes, NJ professional commercial HVAC services are a necessity for the convenience and comfort of your employees, customers, clients, and/or tenancies. Maintenance is also vital in protecting your HVAC equipment from overheating. Where a homeowner only needs to worry about the comfort of a few people, and maybe a minor inconvenience for the property, a business or commercial property owner must concern themselves with the comfort of many.

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