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Is Your Heat Pump Showing These Signs of Disrepair?

January 7th, 2019

white question mark on blue circle, on white backgroundWhen you live in a climate as cold as ours gets in the wintertime, your heating system goes through a lot of stress. Make that double if you have a heat pump, which is already strained from keeping you cool all summer.

You are very likely using yours daily to keep your home warm this time of the year, and the more stress that your heat pump is under, the more likely it is that it will develop problems. You can reduce the risk of emergency issues occurring by knowing the signs of a heat pump that needs professional Emerson, NJ heating repairs, though. One of the biggest signs that something is amiss is hearing strange or unfamiliar noises coming from the heat pump.

Here are a few examples of what those sounds might be, and what they might mean:

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These Are the Qualities to Look for in an HVAC Contractor

December 24th, 2018

technician with toolsThere are probably plenty of people out there who would be willing to service your heater, or any other home comfort appliance in your house, but that doesn’t mean they should. Many general handymen (and women) out there don’t actually have much experience specifically in the HVAC industry, and therefore will be learning by using your system as an example—which isn’t a comfortable feeling when you consider how cold our winters get. Do you really want your heater to be a guinea pig?

Fortunately, there are plenty of qualified HVAC contractors out there. But how do you find them? What qualities do you look for? The obvious answer is “someone with a lot of training and experience,” but we’d like to take it a step beyond that and offer you some guidance on exactly what qualities we think you should use to hire your next heating professional.

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Need a New Furnace? Consider This

December 10th, 2018

white question mark on blue circle, on white backgroundOne size does not fit all! We understand that if you’re shopping for a new furnace this time of the year, it probably feels urgent. But, there are many factors to take into consideration with this type of purchase. You’ll want to compare things like fuel types—should you stick with an electric furnace, or utilize your gas lines? You’ll also want to compare AFUE and HSPF ratings to ensure you’re getting the most for your money from month to month.

Most importantly though, you want to make sure you get the right size furnace replacement. Whether your system is too small, or even too large, you’re going to suffer the consequences soon enough, in both comfort and finances.

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Boiler Problems to Watch Out for

November 26th, 2018

Industrial boiler gas regulation and metering moduleBoilers are extremely sturdy and efficient heating systems. But this can only remain the case if they are properly cared for—meaning your boiler should be professionally installed, repaired, and maintained by experienced heating technicians for it to perform as best it can.

It’s also important to keep in mind that even with professional boiler services, there’s always a chance that something can eventually go awry with your heater, and eventually your boiler system will even wear down to the point that it will need to be replaced.

But how do you know when that time has come? Are there signs to watch out for? There sure are—read on!

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Combatting Dry Air for Your Health and Your Home

November 12th, 2018

White smoke comes out of a house's chimney on a winter day.With temperatures cooling down quickly, it’s time to make sure your home is prepared for the winter season just around the corner. This means first ensuring that you’ve had or at least scheduled heating maintenance—but there’s more to winter preparation than just that.

Do you find yourself with more sore throats, irritated sinuses, and/or dryness with your skin and hair during the winter? This is because of dry air, which can cause a number of problems. Fortunately, there is a solution, in a Bergen County, NJ humidifier installation. An installation of this kind can make you far more comfortable, not to mention healthier, in your home. But how?

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Furnace Problems You Need to Watch Out For

October 26th, 2018

gas-burnerFurnace problems are quite common during the fall and winter seasons, when systems are placed under an increased amount of stress. There are ways to lower the chances of stress-related issues occurring with your system, mostly by scheduling preventive maintenance for the system every fall. Hopefully, you have already scheduled preventive maintenance for your system. Even if you have, though, there are still ways that issues can occur. It’s best that you keep an eye out for signs that your system is in some sort of trouble, so that you can have it repaired as soon as possible. The following are a few of the more common signs that your furnace is in need of professional repair services.

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Careful of These Commercial HVAC Issues This Summer

October 15th, 2018

commercial-rooftop-unitWe may be more or less at the end of summer, but you’re likely to experience a few warm days between now and when you start using your commercial heater consistently. That means that you can still run into issues with your commercial air conditioning system.  If you’ve had preventive maintenance done on your commercial air conditioner in the last few months, it might be less likely to develop problems. Still, it’s not guaranteed to avoid all issues. Make sure that you call for repairs if you notice any of the following issues with your commercial air conditioning system towards the end of the summer.

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Why Indoor Air Quality Is Important for Health and Comfort

October 1st, 2018

air-filterWhen it comes to keeping their home comfortable, a lot of homeowners tend to focus on climate control. This is to be expected, especially during the summer and winter seasons. However, it’s not the only thing you need to worry about.

Indoor air quality is typically very low in homes across the country, mainly due to lack of knowledge regarding the effects it can have on your health and comfort. Let’s take a look at why indoor air quality is such an important thing for you to maintain, and how you can do it.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance: Why It’s Important

September 17th, 2018

air-conditioner-cashWe’re coming to the end of summer now, and you may already be thinking about what to do to get your home ready for the heating season. Hold on just a second, though! You may not be done with your air conditioning system just yet. If you haven’t scheduled maintenance for your air conditioner yet this year, you should do it before the season is over. Yes, even though you’re already practically done with using the system for this year. Have a look below at why it’s so important for you to have your air conditioner checked out by a professional every year.

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Installing a New AC? Increase ROI With These Tips!

September 3rd, 2018

air-conditioner-cashEveryone needs to install a new air conditioner sooner or later. Whether you’re moving into a new place, or your current air conditioner is finally ready to be put out to pasture, you’re going to need a new system to keep your home cool. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, there are a number of tips below to help you maximize your return on investment.

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