Ambient Comfort LLC Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

What Is Included in a Tune-Up?

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Each year when winter comes, we all sit by the fireplace or vents and enjoy the warmth that our heating systems create. This heat allows us to live our lives comfortably, focusing on important things like school, work, and spending time with the ones we love. But what if your heating system can’t keep your home as warm as it could last year?

This is an all-too-familiar experience with heating systems. The honeymoon phase is over and your heating unit in Greenwich, Hainesport, or even Evesham is starting to provide less heat or run up your energy bill. It might even start producing odors that make you feel unsafe in your own home. These are problems that come from yearly wear and tear, and there’s only one real way to mitigate them.

Introducing the heating tune-up in Cumberland County. This yearly service keeps your heating equipment in great shape and has a few extra benefits included that we’ll go into down below.

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Is a Zone Control System Right for Me?

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Zone control is an interesting subject. Many homeowners think there are DIY solutions to reducing the amount of hot or cold spots that exist in your home, but things can get very complicated, very fast.

Your ductwork has to work with a lot of air volume and air pressure. Your heating unit in Avalon, Ocean City, or Sea Isle City is likely working to the exact specifications of your home’s air volume. The ductwork carries this air where it needs to go, but there’s enough pressure and force to push the heated air into the spaces of your home where you can feel it. If you mess with your ductwork or ventilation system, thinking you’ll be adjusting the comfort and treating a cold spot, you might end up messing with the air pressure of your ductwork and causing discomfort somewhere else.

Or worse—you might harm the efficiency or effectiveness of your heater! Keep reading to learn why zone control heating in Cape May County is a solid choice for our customers.

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Winter HVAC Prep Checklist

Monday, November 6th, 2023

People prepare for the winter season differently. Perhaps you and your family take the time to set up decorations and shoot photos for a card that you send out to your friends and family. Or maybe you take the time to bundle up and watch your favorite movies and TV shows. That’s the beauty of the winter, the cold outside makes the warm and cozy inside of your home seem that much more enticing.

But many homeowners don’t exactly have a plan to prepare their HVAC systems for the winter. Your heater is one of the important things you rely on in order to live your life comfortable. If something were to happen to your heating system, or if your heating bills were to increase, it might affect your home comfort and your winter traditions. We can’t let that happen!

For customers in Wenonah, Glassboro, and Swedesboro, follow along with some interesting tips to jump start your HVAC system for the winter weather. And don’t forget, if you encounter any problems, you can call our team for heating service in Gloucester County!

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Is a Radiant Heating System Right for Me?

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

There are two main types of heating systems that we service in the Haddon Heights, Tavistock, and Cherry Hill areas: forced air and radiant.

Forced-air heating systems are the most common but not always the best choice for homeowners. These include things like furnaces, heat pumps, and anything that actually heats the air inside of a house. Radiant heating systems are different, focusing on using either electrical lines or hot water to radiate heat through the walls and floors of a home, heating objects in space as well as the air.

Radiant heating is a great type of heating that’s still used today, but in order to figure out if it’s right for you and your home, we’ll need to go over some things. Our team can get you set up with radiant heating service in Camden County, NJ if that’s the right choice for you and your family.

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Which Type of Furnace Is Right for Me?

Monday, October 9th, 2023

We’re going to come right out of the gate and say that there is no magical furnace that will be perfect. Every furnace is different and they all come with pros and cons, just like everything in life. But what we can do is find the furnace that’s perfect for you, where you get to enjoy the benefits and forget about the negligible negatives.

So, which type of furnace is the right one for you? It’s likely going to be different than certain homeowners in Wenonah, Glassboro, and Swedesboro, but it should fit your comfort preferences and your budget accurately.

Our team is full of professionals who can match the perfect furnace with the right owner. Just make sure you start by scheduling furnace service in Gloucester County with our team of licensed experts. We’ll get the job done right and walk you through the furnace selection process.

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The Importance of Furnace Tune-Ups

Monday, September 25th, 2023

Are any of our readers into cars? If so, then you probably don’t need a team of HVAC technicians to tell you how important an oil change or a tune-up is for your beloved vehicle. Maintenance and inspections are important aspects of owning machines that we depend on, and your heating technology is no different.

Furnaces are unlike other systems where an inspection focuses only on efficiency and power. Furnaces require an inspection during maintenance, since they’re actually performing combustion when other heating appliances are just using electricity. This is important because it can help you and your family rest easy knowing that your furnace isn’t leaking gas or carbon monoxide.

For today, let’s just talk about the importance of a furnace tune-up in Cape May County. Customers in Avalon, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, and practically everywhere else in our area will benefit from this kind of service in one way or another.

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Helpful Hints: Here’s One Big Air Duct Tip

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Air ducts are a necessary part of heating and cooling. For many homes in our area, they’re responsible for transporting heat from the furnace to the rest of the house. The reason why we say “many homes” and not “all homes” is because ductless mini split systems don’t need to use air ducts. They provide heat from an air handler that’s mounted on the wall or ceiling. But these systems are not as common as furnaces, so it’s more likely that you’ll see air ducts in a home.

Here’s a question: how do you know if your basement is too cold for your air ducts or furnace? Sometimes, things can get so cold that a furnace basically freezes up and requires furnace repair in Cumberland County. Even in Greenwich, Hainesport, and Evesham, we all know how cold some days can get, so how do you make sure that your furnace stays warm in the coldest section of your house? Keep reading to find out!

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3 Things to Know About Furnace Ducts

Monday, February 13th, 2023

Furnaces are “forced-air” heating systems, which means they heat the air in your home and force it through air ducts to reach the living spaces. This is different from a radiant heating system, which radiates heat from radiators, baseboard heaters, or lines running under floorboards. Forced-air heating systems are often more affordable and more common because of just how easy it is to heat the air in a home.

However, it’s important to remember if you’re a furnace owner in Greenwich, Hainesport, or Evesham, that forced-air heating relies on complex systems of air ducts in order to work properly. These involve ducts to transport air through the home, as well as a port exhaust duct system to transport fumes and other harmful contaminants out of your house so that you’re kept safe and secure.

So, let’s discuss how ducts might relate to furnace repair in Cumberland County, and three unique facts about your duct system.

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What Exactly Does a Wi-Fi Thermostat Do?

Monday, December 19th, 2022

You’ve heard us talk about smart and Wi-Fi thermostats a lot on this blog, mainly as an upgrade option. But you probably haven’t heard us mention some of the more abstract benefits from this kind of technology. It’s true that Wi-Fi thermostats are more convenient to operate, but sometimes convenience also comes hand-in-hand with better operation, efficiency, and more benefits that you can take advantage of. This blog post is going to focus on these three benefits for customers.

  • Convenient operation and faster updates.
  • Control from anywhere and everywhere.
  • A detailed look at your HVAC technology.

With an upgrade like this, we’re certain that you’ll be better off in the long run. Just make sure you contact a professional for a smart thermostat in Salem County, especially if you’ve got an old, analog thermostat that’s been in need of an upgrade for decades.

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What’s the Best Way to Heat My Home in New Jersey?

Monday, December 5th, 2022

When it comes to heating a home, there are various different methods that we use today. We’re not going to go into things like space heaters or wood fireplaces because, well let’s face it, they’re not that efficient and they don’t do a good enough job heating an entire home. Customers come to us for whole-house solutions that can keep a whole house warm and cozy all winter long in Cherry Hill, Tavistock, and Voorhees.

There are two main categories for heating. There’s forced-air heaters that use gas or electricity to heat the air of your home and push it through air ducts, and then there’s radiant heating, which uses water or electricity to radiate heat through floorboards, walls, and radiators. Each has its own set of perks and benefits, but be sure to call us for your forced-air or radiant heating services in Camden County.

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