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4 Signs That You’ll Need Heating Repairs This Season

September 26th, 2016

Hopefully, you’ve scheduled your heating maintenance appointment and have already been made aware of any repair needs you’re facing. If you have not, however, the time to do so is now. Temperatures aren’t anywhere near as cold as they’re going to get, but they are certainly dropping, signaling that fall is here.

Without proper heating system maintenance, you may easily find yourself facing one of the following four warning signs that something is wrong with your heater. If you do, be sure to give our team a call for prompt repairs.

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Avoid These Furnace Problems This Winter

September 19th, 2016

Although our temperatures are still relatively mild, in just a couple of days it will officially be fall, and with the season change will come cooler temperatures, particularly at night. When our weather does get cold enough for you to use your heater, you’ll want to ensure it’s ready to do its job. The best way to do this is by scheduling furnace maintenance before you need to actually use your system.

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Beware These Common End-of-Summer AC Issues

September 12th, 2016

We recently discussed how now is the best time to get your heating system maintenance done. But with temperatures soaring as of recently, you may still be putting your AC system through a lot of use. And with the cooling season just about over, you probably aren’t giving much thought to repairing the system if something goes wrong.

However, as your air conditioner has been working hard the last few months, you want to be aware of some common late season Wyckoff, NJ AC repair issues you might run into during these final weeks of use. Keep reading to learn more about these common issues and remember to take good care of your AC system!

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These Are the Steps Taken During Heater Maintenance

September 5th, 2016

As we mentioned in a recent blog post, the time has come to at least start considering if your heating system is in the best shape possible, by scheduling a heater maintenance appointment. This is a service that is often neglected, however very important. After all, you wouldn’t skip a maintenance appointment with your vehicle, right? So why should your home comfort system be any different? It’s imperative that you schedule heating maintenance at least once a year.

Professional heater tune-ups keep your heating system functioning as efficiently as possible, and may even reduce the potential for larger repair needs later on down the line. Be sure to contact our technicians for a comprehensive inspection and cleaning, and also to find out how this service can save you money. Keep reading below to learn more about what steps our technicians take during this service.

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Why Does My Refrigerant Need to Be Refilled?

August 29th, 2016

The short answer to this question is, “it shouldn’t have to be.” Your AC system is actually supplied with enough refrigerant upon installation to ideally last throughout its entire lifespan. Yet, our technicians still frequently get questions related to refrigerant. It’s understandable that you would ask, and we’re glad you did! It’s important to understand the role that refrigerant has in your air conditioner, and why it would ever need to be refilled.

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Is It Time to Start Thinking about Heater Maintenance Already?

August 22nd, 2016

It may seem too early to start thinking about how well your heating system is operating—particularly considering that our temperatures are still soaring. However, winters are brutal here in this part of the state, and even more so if you don’t have a properly operating heater.

Routine preventive maintenance is imperative to your avoiding costly emergency repairs or even premature replacement of a broken down heating system. Heating system maintenance should be conducted at least once a year—but is right now the best time to do it? With the beginning of autumn just one short month away, it is definitely time to consider making an appointment. Read on to learn why.

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Understanding the Importance of a Clean Air Filter

August 15th, 2016

When you live in a climate that experiences the summers that we do, there’s no mistaking that you need a reliable and efficient air conditioning system for your home. However, as much as we rely on these cooling systems we sometimes fall short of caring for them.

Scheduling regular professional maintenance is essential to a fully functioning AC system, but there is one task that you should be doing much more often that 1-2 times a year: changing your air filter. This is one maintenance task that homeowners can and should do on their own. Keep reading to learn more about why.

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4 Reasons That Professional AC Replacement is Critical

August 8th, 2016

As we near the final stretch of summer, you may have come to realize that it’s time to replace your air conditioning system. Many homeowners are tempted to replace their AC system all on their own. However, we can’t emphasize enough how important it is to have a professional, who is trained in this line of work, do this job.

You may also want to think twice about hiring an unlicensed “amateur” or general handyman to do the job. In almost all cases, they are going to lack the experience, tools, and certification to ensure that your AC installation is done correctly. Call one of the licensed HVAC professionals on our staff to having your cooling system installation done right the first time.

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Air Conditioner Sounds You Should Never Ignore

August 1st, 2016

Have you noticed any air conditioning problems this season? As we are well into the summer heat, hopefully the answer to this is no, since you are relying on your system just about every day. Of course if you do experience any air conditioning problems, our team is here to assist. But how exactly do you know when it’s time to give us a call?

One of the most common signs that something is wrong with your AC system is weird sounds. No air conditioner is ever going to be silent of course, but if you notice sounds that are unfamiliar to anything you’ve heard before, then repairs—or an inspection at the very least—are most likely needed.

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What Are the Advantages of a Ductless System?

July 25th, 2016

There are many types of air conditioning systems out on the market today, each with their own set of benefits. And while one unit may be great for one home, another may be a better fit for yours. If your home doesn’t already have ductwork installed, then one option you may want to look into is the ductless cooling system.

Ductless cooling uses a split-system similar to a traditional central air conditioning unit, however it has indoor air handlers that contain each of the components of an indoor evaporator unit, eliminating the need for ductwork. When a ductless unit is installed, your HVAC technician will drill a small hole in the wall to connect these air handlers to an outdoor unit that contains the refrigerant and drain lines the system needs to function. This provides many advantages, a few of which we’ve shared below.

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