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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How an HVAC System Makes or Breaks a Home Sale

November 18, 2020

As a general rule, it is much easier to sell your house when properly maintained. Furthermore, keeping your home in good condition can improve its resale value. Let’s look at the impact that your home’s HVAC has on the real estate sale process. Buyers Will Take Repairs Into Account When Making Offers A buyer may be willing to spend $5,000 on a new furnace or air conditioner after taking possession of your property. However, there is a good chance that whoever buys the home will ask that you reduce the home’s sale price by the

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What Is a Ductless Heat Pump?

October 20, 2020

Central HVAC systems are no longer the only way of keeping your home comfortable. A ductless heat pump is a special type of HVAC system with some unique benefits. If you’re considering this option for your home, it is helpful to learn a little about how ductless heat pumps work. How a Heat Pump Works A heat pump is a type of two-way HVAC system. Unlike furnaces that burn fuel to produce heat directly, a heat pump simply transfers heat from one area to the other. During summer, it can take heat from inside

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Creative Ways To Hide Your Outdoor AC Unit

September 20, 2020

Your outdoor unit plays a key role in keeping your home comfortable throughout the year. However, an outdoor unit can also be an eyesore and decrease the curb appeal of your home. Taking the time to cover your outdoor unit is well worth the effort. Finding a few simple ways to hide the unit is a great way to improve the entire appearance of your house. Here are a few creative ways to hide your outdoor unit. 1. Invest in Landscaping One of the best ways to cover your outdoor unit is through

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A Beginner’s Guide to HVAC

August 11, 2020

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. If your home has a furnace and an air conditioner, you have an HVAC system. The following outlines the basics of your home’s HVAC system. Heating A furnace or other heating system is usually located in the garage or basement. It uses electricity, propane, or natural gas to generate heat. Heated air is blown throughout your home. Air returns through ducts back into the furnace, so air constantly cycles through your home when the furnace is operating. Air Conditioner Your air conditioning system has

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The Different Careers in HVAC

July 15, 2020

HVAC is one of the most important industries out there today. It is critical to every residential and commercial property. Let us take a closer look at some of the different careers in the HVAC industry. HVAC Engineer HVAC engineers work in the heart of the industry. They are responsible for analyzing various systems and engineering them to optimal functionality. They assess the layout of your home and which type of system would be best for your property. In a sense, HVAC engineers are jacks of all trades. They are very knowledgeable about all of the

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