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Can UV Germicidal Lights Improve Your AC Performance?

June 27th, 2016

There are a number of exceptional indoor air quality products on the market today that help remove harmful contaminants from circulating through your home. One of the most powerful among these options is UV germicidal lights. These UV lights target microorganisms such as mold spores, bacteria, viruses, germs, and more.

The ultraviolet rays from this device, while safe for humans, effectively disrupt the cellular functions of the bacterial cells, killing them off and preventing them from spreading any further. While this has invaluable benefits for your health and indoor air quality, it’s also beneficial for your air conditioning system. But how?

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Common Heat Pump Problems to Watch for This Summer

June 20th, 2016

Summer will officially be here very soon, and when it hits you’ll be relying on your heat pump more and more in order to keep cool. As a result, your system is going to be put under a lot of stress. This stress and strain on the system means that there are more chances for issues to develop with your cooling system.

In order to keep your heat pump in the best possible shape this summer, it’s important to keep an eye out for problems that could arise during this warmer season. Below we’ve covered a couple of the common heat pump problems that warrant repair calls in the summer.

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Is it Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

June 13th, 2016

Summer is quickly approaching, and you’ll likely be turning to your air conditioner to provide cooling relief pretty soon. Hopefully, you’ve kept your AC system well maintained and taken care of, and it hasn’t given you any detrimental problems. Regular maintenance does ensure that your HVAC professionals will be able to fully inspect and clean your system, in addition to recommending repairs to keep it functioning as efficiently as possible for the years to come.

However, even the most well maintained air conditioning system will eventually wear down and need replacement. But how do you know if it’s truly time for a new unit? Keep reading below for a few of the most common signs that you’re due for an air conditioner replacement.

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It’s Still Not Too Late for an Air Conditioner Tune-Up

June 6th, 2016

Your air conditioning system may only run a few months out of the year. However, when it’s hot outside, it is hard to picture being without that cooling system. An air conditioner can break down at any time, but this is a lot less likely to occur if you schedule regular maintenance appointments.

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Have Your Ducts Been Sealed for Summer?

May 30th, 2016

Naturally, air conditioning is a leading priority during the summer for most New Jersey residents. It’s probably safe to assume that you’re motivated by now to make sure that your AC system is in good condition. This means scheduling routine professional maintenance to make sure your system is ready to deal with the summer heat.

While this is important, maintenance is not the only way to make sure that your home is well equipped to handle the hot weather on its way. Now is also the perfect time to make sure your ductwork is in good condition. Keep reading to learn more about the role of your ducts and the advantages of duct sealing.

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Could Your AC System Be Causing Water Damage?

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.

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What Should You Do if You Smell Gas?

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.

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These Thermostat Practices Could Be Costing You

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.

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Avoid This HVAC Emergency: Preventing Gas Leaks

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.

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Why Should You Convert From Oil to Gas?

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.

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