Why Is Fall Heater Maintenance So Important?

September 20, 2021

The most important reason to get your heater maintained in the fall is to be ready for winter. If the heater in your home has a problem in the fall, it isn’t as bad as the same problem when you need for your home to have heat. Your home’s heater being out could even be an emergency that takes a while to get fixed because everyone else needs emergency assistance as well. Saves You Money on Expensive Repairs When your heater has proper maintenance in the fall, it saves you from dealing with an unplanned breakdown

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End of Summer Maintenance

August 17, 2021

The end of summer is fast approaching, and performing maintenance on your air conditioner is important to maximize its lifespan. Following a few maintenance tips can help you reduce potential problems in the future while also enabling your system to operate more efficiently. Contacting an HVAC company is a great idea so that technicians can inspect your air conditioner after the summer is over. Here are a few main benefits of doing end-of-summer maintenance on your AC unit. 1. Cost-Effective One reason to consider doing end-of-summer maintenance on your AC system is that it will save

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Common AC Problems in Summer

July 27, 2021

In the hot weather, you need your HVAC unit to work efficiently to keep your home cool. However, you may experience these common issues with your unit. No Power If your unit doesn’t work at all, it is commonly something simple like a tripped breaker. Open your home’s main electrical panel and look for flipped breakers or blown fuses. A clogged condenser line may also cause the unit to not have power. Condenser lines are commonly located on the outside unit, but turn off the A/C before you clean them.

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What Is the Ideal Temperature for Home Air Conditioning in the Summer?

June 16, 2021

Did you know there are simple thermostat strategies for saving money this summer while staying cool and comfortable at home? According to the Department of Energy, you could save you up to 10% annually by following some easy rules. Let’s take a look at the ideal temperatures for home air conditioning use. Ideal AC Settings for Summer Keep your thermostat set at 78 degrees while the home is occupied. The higher you set the thermostat above this temperature, the more savings you can realize. However, a humidity control device may be needed to keep you

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How Many Watts Does an Air Conditioner Use?

May 15, 2021

When you’re reviewing your electricity bill in Lebanon, NJ, you might wonder how many of the total watts of your bill were due to your air conditioning system. In the summer, your AC unit is likely the biggest user of electricity in your home. Knowing how many watts it uses allows you to plan for the electricity bill’s cost and to make an informed decision about replacing an old, inefficient system. Keep reading to learn how many watts different styles of air conditioners use for their range of functions. Portable Air Conditioners Portable air conditioners are

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 5, 2021

Summers in Lebanon, NJ, are warm and humid. You definitely won’t need the furnace, so you might wonder whether or not you should turn it off. Follow these tips to know if it is a good idea to turn off your gas furnace during the summertime. Turn it Off Yes, you should turn off your gas furnace in the summer. There are a few steps for doing this. You’ll begin at the thermostat. Switch your thermostat from the heat or auto setting to the cooling setting. Keeping the thermostat on cool means that your furnace won’t

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How to Clean an Air Conditioner Filter

March 17, 2021

As you prepare for warmer weather, don’t forget the role that the air filter plays in your air conditioning unit. It’s wise to clean air filters to prolong your air conditioner’s life, save on power and maintain essential airflow in your home. It’s time to clean filters when you notice a sluggish AC unit in the house or dust on its surface. Here’s a handy tutorial on how to go about it. Read the User’s Manual Not all air filters are designed to be cleaned. Therefore, read through the operation manual to confirm that the manufacturer

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 12, 2021

When people think of air pollution, they usually think of exhaust spewing from vehicles and factories. They typically don’t think about what’s happening inside their own homes. Since indoor air is usually more polluted than outdoor air, naturally improving your home’s indoor air quality is a must. Increase Ventilation When you increase ventilation, you replace stagnant, polluted indoor air with fresh air from outside. Open windows from time to time, even in the winter, to get fresh air circulating through your residence. Turn on fans when you’re cooking so that cooking fumes are ventilated outdoors.

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What is a Smart Thermostat?

January 10, 2021

When you want to adjust a home’s temperature, walking up to the thermostat and manually changing the setting is still the most common way to do so, but the arrival of the “smart thermostat” is changing things quite a bit. This tech-based system provides ways to save more money and regulate interior temperatures more conveniently. How a Smart Thermostat Works Like any traditional thermostat, a smart thermostat controls the furnace and air conditioning system in a home. However, a significant difference sets smart thermostats apart from traditional ones. Smart thermostats are programmable and integrated with

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Are Electric Furnaces Energy Efficient?

December 16, 2020

When your Lebanon, NJ, home needs a new heating system, you’ll have a lot of options to consider. An electric heating system is an efficient option for the moderate winters of New Jersey. Here are three facts you need to know about the energy efficiency of electric furnaces. 1. No Wasted Heat Gas furnaces burn fuel, which creates combustion byproducts. Those byproducts are ventilated to the outdoors. As much as 30% of the heat created by burning gas is lost to the byproducts dispersed through the flue. Electric furnaces don’t burn anything and have no flue.

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