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Time for a Tune-Up: Set Your Cooling System Up for Success!

Monday, March 30th, 2020

outdoor-air-conditioning-unit-with-clipboardWhat do we mean when we say you should set your Bergen County air conditioning system up for success? Well first off, it starts with a professional installation. Your air conditioner must be sized and matched correctly to your specific home in order for it to work as efficiently and effectively as possible. Otherwise, you could find yourself paying way more in energy costs than you should be.

But it doesn’t just stop at installation. In order to truly ensure that your air conditioner will work successfully for the years to come, you must keep up on repair needs, and schedule annual maintenance for your system! Maintenance tune-ups are vital to efficiency, your home comfort, and even the lifespan of your cooling system. Read on as we uncover a few of the biggest benefits of staying on top of your tune-ups.

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“How Often Does My Heat Pump Need Maintenance?”

Monday, March 16th, 2020

ductless-heat-pump-air-handlerWe’re approaching that time of year again—the time of year where we start stressing the importance of yearly air conditioning maintenance. We’ll always tell homeowners that right now is the best time to schedule that maintenance as HVAC technicians typically have less crowded schedules during the spring, when they’re responding to fewer emergency calls for urgent heating repair in Bergen County, NJ.

What if you have a heat pump, though? Chances are, you hopefully had fall maintenance done for your system to ensure it would be able to get you through our chilly winter season. And we always say that HVAC systems need maintenance once a year… so you don’t actually need spring maintenance on your heat pump, right?

Wrong!

Heat pumps require maintenance twice a year as they are a year-round system. Read on as we uncover just why this is so important.

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“Does My Boiler Have a Scaling Problem?”

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

top-of-boiler-with-pressure-gaugeBoilers serve as one of the most efficient forms of heating in Bergen County, NJ there is. Not only that, but these systems are incredibly durable and long-lasting. That doesn’t mean, however, they’re immune to any problems at all.

Scaling is one of those problems. In fact, we’re here to say that if your boiler is experiencing scaling, it’s certainly a problem! Fortunately, it’s one of the most common problems that boiler users experience.

What happens is that high levels of minerals in the water, like calcium and magnesium (which make up what we call hard water) gets left behind in the boiler’s tank and tubes, and eventually this turns to scale and leads to a reduction in heat along with a loud banging noise.

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Why Ductless Heating Installation Requires a Pro

Monday, February 17th, 2020

ductless-air-handler-in-background-with-hand-holding-remote-in-foregroundWhen it comes time for you to choose a new heating or cooling system for your home, there are a number of options to choose from. To ensure that it operates as efficiently and effectively as it should for as long as possible, you want to make sure you work with technicians who specialize in thorough and reliable HVAC service in Bergen County, NJ.

This is true for any HVAC service you need, but especially if that next installation is going to be a ductless heating system.

Also used for cooling purposes, ductless mini-splits operate without the use of ductwork. They are comprised of a single outdoor unit and up to 4 indoor air handlers, which are all mounted up high on the wall in the room they’re installed in. They’re connected to the outdoor unit via a conduit containing a power line, refrigerant line, and condensate line.

Sounds simple enough, right? Well, if you’ve ever scheduled HVAC service, you know that these are complex pieces of machinery, and the ductless system is no exception! Read on to learn more.

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Skipped Fall Maintenance? Here’s What Can Happen

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

woman-with-surprised-expressionWe’re in our chilliest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean there’s no time left to schedule maintenance. Yes, heating maintenance is something we recommend for the fall. The reason for this is that it gives your heater the best chance to get through winter efficiently and effectively without breaking down. It’s actually more important, however, to be consistent with maintenance than it is to have it done at a certain time of the year.

That said, if you did skip fall maintenance this heating season, and you don’t plan on scheduling it any time soon, you may be unpleasantly surprised by the consequences. Keep reading to learn what can happen when you skip your heating maintenance for an entire year.

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Does My Home Need More Humidity?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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”

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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