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Are Your Heating Bills Too Expensive?

January 20th, 2020

Before you get too carried away, remember that we’re just your friendly, neighborhood HVAC contractor. While we can’t necessarily help you pay your high heating bills, we can try to explain why those bills are so high and some solutions to mitigate the problem going forward!

The major problem with living in our neck of the woods is that heating in Cherry Hill, NJ can get pretty expensive during the dead of winter. That means we need to be a little bit more prepared for heating solutions than our friends or relatives in other areas of the country. Poor planning and neglecting our heating systems means that we’ll be saddled with higher bills than we’re ready to pay for.

So, let’s talk about what you can do to lessen the burden of high heating bills, and how you can possibly avoid them all together come next year.

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Furnace FAQ: 4 Common Furnace Questions

January 6th, 2020

It’s that time of year again when furnaces are chugging along against the brutal cold here in New Jersey, and every homeowner is obsessing over whether or not their heater will make it. We don’t just get service calls this time of year, but calls with all sorts of questions about furnace health, efficiency, and replacement. So, we’re going to be talking today about the most common furnace questions we get, to hopefully ease your mind and provide a solution that doesn’t cause so much stress.

For the homeowners out there that are noticing some pretty significant problems, we want to remind you that we’re always available for furnace repair in Egg Harbor Township. While increased efficiency and inconveniences are problems that can wait until warmer temperatures, a broken down or malfunctioning furnace needs to be addressed immediately. Don’t hesitate to call the professionals today!

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Heat Pump Stuck on Cooling? Here’s What To Do

December 23rd, 2019

Nothing feels worse in the middle of the winter than pressing “heat” on your thermostat, to then feel frigid air coming from your air handler. Heat pumps are supposed to heat your home, at least that’s what you were told when it installed! Not only that, but it’s freezing outside and you can’t deal with it being freezing inside as well, right?

Well, before you panic, we’d like to say that this kind of thing happens. It’s still a problem, and perhaps we can clue you into some solutions for said problem.

Firstly, we’d like to emphasize that you shouldn’t just start dealing with this as normal. Don’t’ shut off your heat pump for the season as you brace yourself to deal with the frigid temperatures alone. For emergency Mount Laurel HVAC services, contact our team to help get your system back on track. Though, perhaps we can give you a bit more information as to what’s happening to your heat pump.

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Signs of Imminent Heater Repair

December 9th, 2019

Furnaces are not magic. They consume the fuel or energy that gets delivered to your house via a pipeline, wiring system, or delivery, and produce heat. While we often forget about this process, thanks to the quiet and productive nature of these systems, sometimes we can be blinded into thinking that everything is running smoothly when it’s not. If you’re looking to avoid furnace repair in Cherry Hill, NJ then you’re going to have to be more vigilant than that.

That’s where we come in! We’re your neighborhood professionals when it c omes to anything to do with your heater. As the folks who are usually contacted when problems occur, we can give you a few signals that you might notice when your heater is having a rough time.

If any of the signs we’ve mentioned below sound familiar, make sure to contact us right away!

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What Happens When You Skip Your Heater Maintenance

November 25th, 2019

This isn’t Star Trek. There aren’t ten engineers wearing red shirts all taking care of your heater while you get to spend the rest of your time hosting your folks for the holidays. Heaters work quietly, in the dark, and alone most of the time where they’re out of sight and out of mind. This means that heater maintenance goes overlooked more often than we’d like.

When heaters work quietly through the night, it can be hard to think about maintenance until the moment you’re calling a professional for heating repair in Gloucester County because your house is freezing. Wouldn’t you like to avoid getting to that point? Heater maintenance keeps us feeling good and your heater from showing some of the more insidious signs of repair that we’ve listed below.

Hopefully, you’ll think twice about skipping maintenance this year!

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Typical Leak, Pressure, and Corrosion Problems with a Boiler

November 11th, 2019

“Corrosion” or “leak” are two words you do not want to hear when talking about a boiler system. Your boiler could be the most expensive piece of equipment on your property, and rightfully so. It keeps your home cozy during even the coldest of winters, using water and piping to radiate heat. That being said, corrosion and leak problems do occur on boilers occasionally and it’s extremely advantageous to know what to do and how to handle them.

We’re going to talk about the damage that could potentially occur from these problems with a boiler. Knowing what could happen and the extent to which you’ll be paying to repair the damage that’s done could make all the difference when the time comes.

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Increasing the Efficiency of Your Gas Furnace

October 28th, 2019

Modern-day furnaces are paradigms of fuel efficiency. It’s no wonder why consumers all over the country choose gas-fueled furnaces as their main source of heat during the coldest months of the winter. Approaching 90% efficiency and beyond, gas furnaces can heat your home at the fraction of the cost and energy consumption that they used to.

That being said, tools like professional furnace inspection, insulation, sealing service, and the upgrade of a new thermostat can keep your heat costs low and the effectiveness of your heater high. There doesn’t have to be a sacrifice of your home’s warmth for less energy consumption, often these two goals can be achieved simultaneously. Without proper maintenance, you’ll run a higher risk of needing furnace repair in Egg Harbor Township.

Don’t believe us? Keep reading and we’ll show you what a professional can do to increase your furnace efficiency.

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What to Look For in a Commercial HVAC Technician

October 14th, 2019

Commercial work is much different than residential HVAC work. Commercial HVAC services can include different systems and processes which means that you’re going to want to be particular when looking for your next contractor. You need a professional technician who is experienced working in commercial spaces and who knows what they’re doing with the larger, more intensive rooftop units.

Whether it’s a specific set of awards or accolades, a comprehensive service plan, or just experience working with commercial systems, it’s incredibly important that you choose your service professional wisely. Working with the cheapest handyman out there could give you an immediate discount, but your building will have sub-par service that might end up costing you much more in the long run.

Don’t take any chances. We’ll guide you through some major points to ensure that you choose the best technician you possibly can for your commercial HVAC work.

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What to Look for in an HVAC Technician

September 30th, 2019

We know how difficult it is to find a technician who is qualified for your particular HVAC work. Improper installations, amateur work, no credentials, broken promises, we’ve heard about these nightmares before. That’s we are writing for you today, with a list of some important things to keep in mind when hiring a new HVAC technician for your home heating and air conditioning needs. These don’t have to be complicated, but they provide some information to learn about your technician so you don’t waste money on something you don’t need, or repairs in the future.

The difference between an HVAC technician who you trust with expertise and a technician who is just the cheapest on the block can be absolutely everything. After all, the first step to proper AC and heater maintenance is a proper installation by an honest person. You need a great professional to take care of your commercial HVAC services so that you can focus on your business.

So? What should you keep in mind when meeting with a new technician?

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The Benefits of Humidified Air

September 16th, 2019

Humidity can be annoying, but as we end the cooling season it’s important to talk about the indoor air quality of your home during the winter. It’s easy to tell when your home is too humid in the summer, but it’s harder to tell when your home isn’t humid enough in the winter.

You’re probably saying “how can my home not be humid enough? Humidity is bad right?”

Well, not necessarily. Too much humidity is uncomfortable and awful, but low humidity is pretty detrimental to your health as well. There are many effects from having air that’s too dry during the winter, and if you’ll keep reading, you’ll see how they can range from minorly annoying to downright nasty if you’re not careful. Any Cherry Hill HVAC Company will tell you that air that’s not humid enough will make you uncomfortable as the winter progresses. Let’s talk about how!

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