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Now is the Time to Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

October 17th, 2016

While it’s not quite time for the extreme temperature drops that other parts of the country are experiencing, fall has brought a chill in the air that certainly signals what time of year it is, and reminds us to ensure that our heaters are ready to do their jobs on a regular basis in a couple of months.

To ensure that your furnace is up to the challenge of effectively and efficiently keeping your home warm this winter, you’ll want to make sure you have it tuned-up by a professional heating maintenance technician—such as one of the members of our staff. No matter what type of heating system you have, it requires maintenance. Furnaces are no exception.

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Does an Air Conditioner Dehumidify My Home?

October 10th, 2016

Temperatures may be cooling down to a point that you don’t need your air conditioner on such a regular basis anymore, but our humidity levels as of lately have made it seem warmer. Relative humidity levels should stay between 30-50% for you to maintain comfort in your home, yet our latest humidity readings have approached 80%. This may lead you to wonder if you can use your air conditioner to rid yourself of some of this excess moisture.

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Why Should You Schedule Heating Maintenance Now?

October 3rd, 2016

Temperatures as of lately have been fairly mild, with our humidity making it seem warmer than it actually is. Therefore, it may seem strange that we are already talking about heating maintenance. However, fall is officially here and we can expect this weather to drastically decline very shortly. Although you may not be ready to turn on your heating system quite yet, now is the best time to prepare it for the heavy workload it’s about to face. Keep reading to learn why the perfect time to schedule heating maintenance is now.

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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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