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Why You Don’t Want a Cracked Furnace Heat Exchanger

Monday, October 25th, 2021

tech-working-on-furnaceAre you utilizing a gas-powered heating system in your home? Well, then there is at least one safety risk that you really need to know about. Now, this isn’t to say that gas furnaces are automatically dangerous by nature… they aren’t. However, there is a component within your gas-powered system that could be harmful if ignored for too long–and this is the heat exchanger.

Like any other big or powerful piece of equipment or appliance that produces combustion gas, your furnace could potentially create hazards if it is not routinely maintained or repaired as soon as troubling symptoms appear.

Now, if you have a newer furnace you likely won’t deal with a cracked heat exchanger. This is a problem that usually afflicts aging furnaces. And when we say aging, we’re talking about 10-15 years old. This is the average lifespan for a well-maintained furnace system. Read on to learn more!

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Call Us for AC Repairs If…

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

two-technicians-working-on-outside-ac-unitIf your air conditioner is showing unusual symptoms, even if it’s running “okay,” it’s probably time to give us a call. What we run into fairly often with residential air conditioning systems is that homeowners wait until the air conditioner breaks down completely to call us. By then, whatever repair need they had likely grew into something unnecessarily expensive to repair. We say unnecessarily because the truth is, most repair needs show symptoms that could be managed far sooner.

Admittedly, these symptoms are usually subtle, and homeowners often don’t know what to look or listen for. We get it! That’s why we’re writing this blog post, so you do know what to look for, and so you can give us a call at the first sign of trouble. Read on to learn about the symptoms of an air conditioner in disrepair!

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How Duct Sealing Helps Your Comfort and Your Air Conditioner

Monday, July 19th, 2021

duct-being-professionally-sealedThe ductwork attached to HVAC systems is one of those things that homeowners often don’t pay much attention to. After all, they’re out of sight, and therefore out of mind too, until they start to make your energy bills skyrocket.

When it comes to properly caring for your air duct system, it’s important to know what that means. Your air ducts are designed to bring the air that’s cooled or heated from the HVAC system into the rooms of your living space efficiently and effectively without that conditioned air being lost to the outside.

When your air ducts leak, however, it can account for a loss of about 30% of your conditioned air–conditioned air that you are paying for. Fortunately, all you have to do if you are having ductwork issues, all you need to do is call our team! One of the many methods we use to ensure the proper functionality of ductwork is air duct sealing.

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Is Your AC Fixable Or Should You Start Hunting For a New System?

Monday, May 24th, 2021

white-question-mark-on-blue-circleYou’ve been trying to keep the house cool now that things are warming up. Even with your best efforts though and some best practices like an air filter change taken into account, you still can’t get your home comfort where it needs to be. Something is wrong–is it time to say goodbye to your air conditioner?

Before you start the process of a replacement, let’s determine whether this is really what you need. A replacement is no small (or cheap) task so if you can get by for another few years with a professional air conditioning repair in Emerson, NJ it is worth it to do so!

If you aren’t sure which service you need, we can help you find out.

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Don’t Count Out a Ductless Air Conditioner! Here Are Some Benefits

Monday, April 12th, 2021

ductless-air-handler-mounted-on-wall-in-modern-homeSpring is here, with summer not too far behind. If you were considering replacing your aging air conditioner, we have a great option for you—a ductless air conditioner!

You’ve probably seen one before, even if you didn’t know what it was called. Their air handlers are seen in many hotels and even Dr. offices these days—typically mounted up high up on a wall and looking like a sleeker version of a window unit. They’re also called ductless heat pumps because they operation on the same technology. That is, they not only cool but they also heat. Read on as we uncover some of the top benefits of installing a ductless air conditioner in your home!

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5 Signs Your Indoor Air Quality Is Suffering

Monday, March 29th, 2021

woman-with-concerned-look-on-her-faceWhen our customers hear the term indoor air quality, they usually consider the temperature of their air. This is an important part of indoor air quality, but not the end of the story. The air quality of your home is impacted by a number of factors—how humid or dry it is, how stale the air is, and the number of allergens in the air, for example. Without the right IAQ products and services in place, your indoor air quality can actually be far worse than the quality of the air outside.

The good news is, we have all the solutions you need! From air purifiers and whole-house filtration systems to humidifiers and dehumidifiers, you’re in good hands with our team. But how do you know if you actually need something like an air purifier or humidity control system? Read on to learn 5 signs that you just might:

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Don’t Ignore These Heater Sounds!

Monday, December 7th, 2020

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenThroughout the lifespan of your heater, there are certain noises that come from it that are easy to “tune out.” For instance, if you live on a busy street, you get used to the noise of cars zipping by, right? The same concept applies to the gentle rattling of your ducts when your furnace turns on or the whoosh of air coming through the room vents. If there’s ever a heater noise you can’t tune out though, because it’s loud or very unusual, then it’s definitely not a noise you should ignore.

Usually, these types of sounds indicate that something has gone wrong within your furnace, boiler, or heat pump, and you need to pay attention, then give us a call! By alerting our team ASAP, you’ll help ensure that your heater operates as it should and is able to provide your household with efficient and effective heating throughout the years.

Not only this, but staying on top of your heater problems protects your safety too—particularly if you have a gas-powered heater. These heaters aren’t dangerous by nature, but they can become so if they are not properly cared for. Read on as we uncover some alarming noises you should never ignore, and what they likely mean for your heating system.

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Is an HVAC Maintenance Enrollment Plan Worth It?

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

technician-working-on-air-conditionerThe best way to prepare for the starting of a heating or cooling season is by scheduling annual preventive maintenance. With the official end of summer just a couple short weeks away, it’s just about time to think about scheduling heating maintenance. Having your HVAC systems tuned-up right before you’ll need them the most is a great strategy!

HVAC maintenance is the best way to ensure that your system works as effectively and efficiently as it’s meant to, for as long as it’s meant to. Plus, if you sign up for one of our maintenance agreements, you’ll receive a number of tangible benefits.

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Why Does Ductless Maintenance Matter?

Monday, May 27th, 2019

closeup-view-of-hand-turning-on-ductless-air-handler-remotelyUsing a ductless system to cool (and heat) the home has become a popular option for many individuals throughout Rockland and Bergen County, and for good reason! These systems operate on heat pump technology, which gives them that functionality to both cool and heat the home. They use heat transfer rather than heat generation during the winter, making them similar in setup to the traditional central air conditioner—and making them more efficient than a standard central AC or central furnace.

If you already have one in place, then you already know all this! But, do you know how important maintenance is? Professional maintenance is a service that allows our technicians to inspect your entire HVAC system, checking for anything that needs adjustment, cleaning the system, and looking for signs of repairs.

Why is this service even more important for your ductless air conditioning in Emerson, NJ, though? We’ll answer below!

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Is Your Heat Pump Showing These Signs of Disrepair?

Monday, 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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