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Does My Home Need More Humidity?

January 20th, 2020

white-question-mark-on-blue-circleWinters in our area are two things—very cold and very dry!

Oftentimes, when you hear the term “humidity” you think of hot summers made even hotter with humid conditions—but in the winter, humidity is actually something you want more of. Balancing the humidity in your home no matter what time of the year it is can help in a number of ways. Dry hair, skin, and nails, plus frequent colds and chilly temperatures are all things that can be relieved with the installation of a whole-house humidifier. More on that below.

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3 Sure Signs of a Heat Pump in Trouble

January 6th, 2020

heat-pump-ventHere in Bergen County, it’s no secret that temperatures get quite chilly in the winter. As such, we rely on our heating systems heavily, to keep us warm, comfortable, and even healthy all season long. If you’re using a heat pump for your heating needs this season, you know its benefits—it is versatile, highly efficient, and very effective—so long as it is well cared for.

By that, we mean that in order to avoid surprise heating repair in Bergen County, NJ, and other heat pump problems, you’ll want to make sure you schedule maintenance for the system twice a year. Yes, usually for heaters we recommend once-yearly maintenance. But since your heat pump is used for both your heating and cooling needs, it needs to be checked twice a year, for year-round comfort.

With or without maintenance, of course, your heat pump may run into trouble. The following 3 signs mean trouble for your heat pump, and should be remedied ASAP:

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“Help! The Air Coming from My Furnace is Cold”

December 23rd, 2019

couple-sitting-with-parkas-on-in-living-roomOur home furnaces are something we rely quite heavily on here in our area. So, of course, when your furnace stops blowing warm air, it’s cause for alarm. The last thing you need when temperatures dip low enough to bring on snow is another air conditioning system, right?

There are several reasons this problem might occur, and we’ve outlined some of them for you below. Keep reading to learn more—and if you have this problem or any other issue with your furnace, please give our team a call right away!

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Is a Cracked Heat Exchanger Bad?

December 9th, 2019

furnace-jetsIn a word, yes. But don’t worry, we’ll elaborate.

It’s not inaccurate to say that most homes throughout the U.S. use natural gas to supply their homes with heat during colder weather, and most of these homes use a furnace for the job. Gas furnaces remain the #1 option for winter comfort—they deliver high levels of heat and don’t put a huge drain on your household budget, so long as they are properly cared for!

Part of caring for a furnace is ensuring that you keep up on your annual maintenance appointments, and scheduling furnace repair in Bergen County, NJ whenever you need it. Skipping maintenance tune-ups or delaying repairs can lead to a number of problems, including a cracked heat exchanger that nobody in your home knows about—leading to potential dangers.

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Caring for Your Boiler: Potential Service Needs

November 25th, 2019

gauge-on-gas-boilerWhen it comes to important appliances, the system you use for heating in Bergen County, NJ is at the top of the list. And if you’re using a boiler system, you’re in great shape! These systems are very sturdy, long-lasting, efficient, and very effective at their job. But they can only continue to be all these things if they’re properly cared for.

If you’re using a boiler for your home heating, you want to ensure it’s always operating the best it can. As the colder weather approaches, we have some signs for how you can detect when your boiler is in need of professional services. Taking care of them sooner rather than later will give you peace of mind so you can stay warm and healthy all winter long. Keep reading to learn these signs.

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“Should My Heater Be Making That Noise?”

November 11th, 2019

jets-of-a-natural-gas-furnaceUnfortunately, it happens. That is, heating systems break down with little to no warning. Your heater might go from working just fine throughout the week, and then all of a sudden not turn on at all. This is rare, though. After all, furnaces and other heating systems often give off warning signs well before they totally breakdown. But you need to know what to look for (or in some cases, listen for)!

Often, signs that you need heating repair in Bergen County, NJ show up by way of strange noises. While these noises might be accompanied by some unusual performance issues, too, the sound is what typically helps you narrow down the issue—though for true diagnostics, you’ll want to contact our pros! Keep reading to learn about some of the sounds you should never hear coming from your heater—and be sure to give us a call if you detect any of them.

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Heating Repair Signs to Watch Out For

October 28th, 2019

technician-looking-over-gas-furnaceAs temperatures begin to cool, the last thing you need to worry about is your heater breaking down unexpectedly. However, if you don’t know the signs that your heater needs service, this is a potential reality. It’s never fun to need repairs on your heater, but it’s worse when the system has broken down completely and requires a massive, emergency repair, or even replacement.

Professionals say that it’s important to schedule HVAC service in Bergen County, NJ as soon as you suspect you need it, to avoid sudden system breakdowns and potentially higher repair costs. Additionally, the sooner you repair your system, the lower your monthly energy bills may be, and the longer your heater will last. Keep reading for some of the most common signs that your heater or furnace system is in need of repair.

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Have You Scheduled Furnace Maintenance Yet?

October 14th, 2019

technician-working-on-furnaceTemperatures have started cooling down, and while we may not be in the months where we use our heaters every day, we’ll be there soon enough. When winter hits, you want to make sure that your furnace is ready to perform as effectively and efficiently as possible, without a sudden and unexpected need for furnace repair in Bergen County, NJ.

Having your furnace professionally maintained well before winter starts is a great idea. It helps you fend off problems that can come up and help prevent a situation where you’ll be stuck with a malfunctioning heater when you need it the most. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of scheduling furnace maintenance today.

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How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality (and Why It Matters)

September 30th, 2019

young-couple-sitting-in-home-smilingYou might be wondering, “does my indoor air quality really need to be improved?” If you’re asking yourself that, you probably aren’t aware that without the right systems and services in place, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than the quality of air outdoors.

Today’s homes are built with energy efficiency as a high priority. This means they’re built tightly so they don’t let any conditioned air out, or outside air in. This is fantastic news for your energy bills, but not so great for your Bergen County, NJ indoor air quality. But what can you do?

Well, for starters, you can look into the installation of a whole-house air purifier, of which there are a couple options.

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End-of-Season Commercial AC Checks to Make

September 16th, 2019

ac-units-on-commercial-roofAs the official end of summer approaches and we get ready for temperatures to hopefully start cooling down soon, the last thing you need is for your commercial air conditioning in Oradell, NJ to break down when you still need it to keep your space comfortable.

You have enough to worry about without being concerned with losing business due to an HVAC problem that could turn away potential customers or guests. However, if you neglect end-of-season repair needs, you may certainly find yourself with a broken-down system.

The good news is, our team can help if you do find yourself in need of sudden commercial AC repairs. In the meantime, we’d like to share some signs that you should look out for, and alert your building’s employees to watch out for as well. If you notice any of these indicators, please give us a call right away!

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