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“Should My Heater Be Making That Noise?”

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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)

Monday, 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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Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your AC

Monday, August 5th, 2019

top-view-of-an-air-conditionerEvery family has had that conversation about whether to roll the dice on the old AC unit that’s surpassed its already long lifespan with repairs, or to tighten the belt and pay for a replacement. Well, we’re here to make that conversation a little easier, because figuring out if its worth it to replace your air conditioner is better than not having one when you need it the most.

Luckily, there are telltale signs when your AC unit is about to go, and that knowledge can help you make a faster, more affordable decision about what to do. After contacting a professional about air conditioning replacement in Bergen County, NJ, and with the right amount of preparation, the transition from an old AC unit to a new, quality system could be painless.

So how can you tell if your AC is on its last legs?

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Do Not Ignore These AC Repair Symptoms

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerSummer is moving right along, and temperatures are moving right up. You’re already using your air conditioner on a regular basis, and hopefully it’s doing its job quite well. The last thing you need, after all, is a sudden breakdown and repair call when temperatures are at their peak. And the best way to avoid this scenario is with routine maintenance. If you haven’t scheduled your AC tune-up yet this year, it’s not too late!

Of course, even with maintenance, you can still run into the need for air conditioning repair in Bergen County, NJ, especially with an aging system. The good news is that most repair needs give off symptoms well before they’ve affect your air conditioner too much. But it is a very good idea to give our experts a call as soon as you notice any of these signs, which include:

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Do You Know How to Choose the Right HVAC Contractor for the Job?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

young-and-middle-aged-hvac-technicians-standing-in-front-of-vanIt’s that time of the year! There are two seasons where HVAC contractors are busiest—winter and summer. With summer here, it’s the most common time for us to get called for urgent HVAC service in Bergen County, NJ, or even a “quick” replacement. As the temperatures rise, it’s inevitable that homeowners will run into equipment failures—at least, if their systems are aging or haven’t been properly maintained.

That said, we understand the urgency when something goes wrong with your cooling system. You want help and you want help now—so, you choose the most immediately available HVAC professional and/or the most affordable one. This can end up costing you more in the end, though.

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Signs You Can Use an AC Upgrade

Monday, June 24th, 2019

old-air-conditionerAre you wondering if it’s about time to replace your air conditioner? If you’re at this point, chances are it couldn’t hurt. You’ll have a lot of considerations to make—do you want the same type of system? Perhaps you want to get rid of the ductwork in your attic and have a ductless HVAC system installed instead. Or maybe you want to switch out your central AC and furnace for a year-round heat pump.

Regardless of what you decide, we are your trusted resource for professional air conditioning services. In the meantime, we encourage you to think about the signs your air conditioner is showing that might indicate it’s ready for an upgrade. We’ve highlighted some of the main ones below.

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Is Your AC doing this? It’s Time to Give Us a Call

Monday, May 13th, 2019

return-air-vent-on-wall As the warm weather gets underway, we recommend you pay attention to how your air conditioning system is running. If you’ve already scheduled maintenance service for it (and it’s not too late to do so if you haven’t!), the air conditioner will probably run without any problems. Keeping an AC in top-flight condition is a big part of what maintenance is for.

But even with routine service, you may need air conditioning repair in Bergen County, NJ during the summer. Watch for some of the signs below during the beginning of the season—they’ll help warn you in time to get the professional repair assistance you need.

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How Your Indoor Air Can Impact Your AC Performance

Monday, April 29th, 2019

top-view-of-an-outdoor-air-conditioning-unitDid you know that the quality of your indoor air can actually be worse than the outdoor air? This is especially true for humidity. Humidity is something we’re all too familiar with here in the summertime. It’s when there is excessive moisture in the air that it’s harder for us to cool off, since we can’t sweat. High humidity can even cause health problems.

The relative humidity in your home can quickly climb above 50% at this time of year, when it actually should be between 30%–50%. We’re going to talk about this more below, in addition to what it means for you and your health, as well as the health of your air conditioner. Remember, your air conditioner does have some dehumidification properties, but it’s not designed to effectively reduce your relative humidity level to where it should be.

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