May 23rd, 2016
As a homeowner, one of the most devastating and costly problems to deal with is water damage, especially since this can lead to a multitude of other problems such as damaged walls, flooring, and even mold development. What many New Jersey homeowners don’t realize is that their HVAC system may actually be the culprit of water damage.
May 16th, 2016
Earlier this month, we published a blog post about preventing gas leaks. But what should you do if you suspect that you do smell gas? This is certainly an issue that should be addressed right away and taken very seriously. A gas leak can not only lead to minor illness from carbon monoxide poisoning, it could cause more severe carbon monoxide poisoning or even lead to a fire or explosion.
Albeit rare, this is a situation you never want to risk. The first sign of a gas leak is the smell of rotten eggs. This scent was added to gas lines by gas companies to allow homeowners to detect the otherwise odorless gas.
May 9th, 2016
Weather has been relatively mild as of lately, so you probably haven’t turned on your AC yet this season. When temperatures do warm up though—and they will—you’ll want to ensure you are using your air conditioning system as efficiently as possible, to save energy and money. You may not be aware that how you use your thermostat plays a significant role in how efficiently you are cooling your home. Below we’ve highlighted a few thermostat practices that may actually be costing you money every time you use your AC.
May 2nd, 2016
One of the most common HVAC emergencies we hear of is that a homeowner thinks they smell gas in their home. This is something that should be taken very seriously, and should never be ignored. At the least, a gas leak can cause carbon monoxide poisoning and at the worst—albeit rare—a gas leak can cause a fire or explosion. Usually the first indication that you have a gas leak is the smell of rotten eggs. Since natural gas is odorless, gas companies add this smell to the gas lines so that you will be able to detect it.
April 25th, 2016
The heating season may be over, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore your heater for the remainder of the year. If it didn’t perform as efficiently as you’d hoped this year, there are certain factors to consider that can ensure that it performs effectively next time winter rolls around. One of our most popular services is oil to gas conversion, with good reason! While the process itself can be costly upfront, there are a number of benefits to investing in oil to gas conversion that we’ve shared below.
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?
April 11th, 2016
The weather’s been a bit unpredictable lately, but it should start warming up sooner than you know it. And as it does, you’ll be switching off your heater and putting that thermostat into “cooling” mode. We encourage our customers and all homeowners to start thinking about the performance of their air conditioning systems before the cooling season begins; here’s what we recommend.
April 4th, 2016
Not all HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) repairs are going to be 100% avoidable. However, there are certainly steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of having to deal with an emergency repair. Some of the most common emergency calls we get include water damage, no heat/cooling, and the smell of gas. Our staff is well prepared for an HVAC emergency of any kind. However, we do have some tips below to share with you that may help you avoid a HVAC emergency to begin with.
March 28th, 2016
From time to time, we get calls from customers asking for a maintenance visit, telling us they’d like an inspection and tune-up, along with a refrigerant (or Freon) charge. And this is where we often have to ask some questions. Has your air conditioning system recently started acting up? Have you noticed that temperatures seem a little too high lately? Then adding refrigerant to the system is probably not your best bet.
March 21st, 2016
Replacing the air filter each month is something that’s very important for the well-being of an air conditioning system. And now that spring is here, this home maintenance task should move to the top of the list. Changing the filter does more than just keep you feeling healthy. It also stops the larger particles in the air that could damage the HVAC system.