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Heed These Signs You Need Boiler Repairs

April 1st, 2019

technician-working-on-gas-powered-boilerTemperatures are slowly, but surely, beginning to warm. Soon enough you won’t need to use your boiler system on a daily basis to keep warm. So, it can be easy to ignore any possible signs of repair. After all, you don’t have to worry about it again until next fall, so why bother, right? This can be a mistake. Premature system breakdowns can occur when you ignore repair needs or don’t have your system routinely maintained.

By having professional boiler maintenance done and by staying on top of repair needs, you can prevent costly problems. But of course, there is always a chance that something will go wrong eventually anyway. Eventually, your boiler will wear down to the point that it needs to be replaced. But do you know what to look for that indicates yours is in trouble?

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The End of the Season Is No Time to Ignore Your Heater

March 18th, 2019

technician-inspecting-furnaceTemperatures are still chilly for now. But with spring on its way very soon, you know how fast the weather can turn. Soon enough, you’ll need your air conditioner on a regular basis in order to stay comfortable in your home. So, that means you can shut off your heater once heating season is over and forget about it until next year, right?

Well, sure, if you had it maintained before winter began, you had no problems with it over the season, and it has no repair needs. But neglecting your heating system when you actually need work done on it can be detrimental to the system, leading to potential safety hazards if you’re using a gas powered system, and leading to the possibility that your system will completely die on you next fall when you need it again.

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The Detrimental Effects of a Booming Furnace

March 4th, 2019

technician-working-on-heating-systemAs we come to the close of winter, we prepare to turn off our heaters for the season and turn our attention to our air conditioners. But around here, we still have plenty of cold weather to contend with in the coming weeks. So facing a broken down heater is likely the last thing you want to do. The good news is that if you detect furnace problems early enough, you can get them repaired before they turn into an emergency, like a premature breakdown of the system.

One of the first signs that many homeowners notice when it comes to furnace problems is noise that’s not normal for the system to make. The one that is particularly concerning, for homeowners and HVAC pros alike, is a booming sound.

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Is Professional Duct Testing Necessary?

February 18th, 2019

technician-working-on-ductsDuct testing is necessary when you either suspect or know for certain that your air ducts are allowing conditioned air to leak, or outside air to get in.

Your air ducts are what your central heating and air conditioning systems rely on to effectively do their jobs. They either cool or heat the air, and then blow that conditioned air through your network of ducts into the various rooms of your home. This ductwork system is most often located out of sight—behind walls, in the attic, and in other out-of-the-way locations that allow them to do their jobs without getting in your way.

However, this can certainly make it difficult to detect or spot when leaks or other duct problems happen. The good news is that our team can address the problem by performing professional duct testing to determine where your leak is coming from. But first, you’d have to know that you have leaky ductwork. We’ll get down to that below. First we want to talk to you a bit about how leaks happen and why they’re such a problem.

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“Can I Make Heating Repairs on My Own?”

February 4th, 2019

white-question-mark-on-blue-circle-with-white-backgroundDo you have a “handyman” in your household? Perhaps that person is you. This definitely pays off in many ways as you’re able to save money on many small tasks around your home that you don’t need to call in a professional for. All you need is the right tools and maybe a quick online tutorial, right?

Well, for the most part, yes. But not when it comes to repairing your home’s heating system. We do not recommend this for a number of reasons. Sure, you can perform tasks like changing your air filter or resetting a tripped circuit breaker—we encourage you to do these things on your own. But for the reasons we’ve outlined below, we urge you to give our professional technicians a call when you need heating repairs.

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Come See Ambient Comfort at the Spring Home Show Expo This Weekend!

January 22nd, 2019

This weekend, January 26th and 27th, Ambient Comfort will be participating in the 5th Annual South Jersey Home Show Expo. This two-day even brings together homeowners and many of the most knowledgeable and experience home & décor experts, all under one roof.

Event Location:
Virtua Total Turf Experience – Pitman, NJ
614 Lambs Rd, Pitman, NJ 08071

Event Times:
Saturday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Be sure to look for our booth. We look forward to seeing you there!

For quality Camden County HVAC services and more, contact Ambient Comfort today.

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Should You Go Ductless?

January 21st, 2019

Young Happy Woman Sitting On Couch Operating Air Conditioner With Remote Control At HomeWe do hope that you are not reading this right now because your heating system broke down and you need a new heater, like yesterday. But if you are, we still encourage you to read this post, since we never advise anyone to rush into a heating system purchase. We understand the temptation to do so, especially if you’re desperate to get that comfort back. But carefully planning your next comfort system purchase now can save you a lot of money in the long run.

You may have already heard some of the benefits of ductless heating, and what we want to do is share some of the economical benefits of using a ductless system for both your heating and you cooling needs. Be sure to keep the following information in mind, and remember to schedule your installation services with our team if you decide to go with this type of system.

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Take Advantage of Money-Saving Smart Technology to Condition Your Home!

January 11th, 2019

Remote home control system on a digital tablet or phone.We’re talking about installing a WiFi thermostat, also referred to as a smart thermostat.

Homeowners often don’t realize exactly how important of a role their thermostat plays in home comfort. It essentially serves as the “brain” of your heating and cooling system. Poor installation, or even being outdated can cause your thermostat to bring down the efficiency of your HVAC systems, and leave you paying more for less comfort.

Having a Honeywell WiFi thermostat installed, however, affords you a number of benefits, including:

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Here’s How to Use Your Heater as Efficiently as Possible

January 7th, 2019

cardboard house in the hand against the blue skyAs we progress into winter, chances are you’re relying more and more on your heater to stay comfortable indoors. Given how chilly it get in our area, living without a heater wouldn’t just be inconvenient, it would be unbearable.

But we don’t think you should have to pay more than necessary each month to heat your home. You should be able to enjoy being comfortable at an affordable rate. This starts by doing everything you can to boost your heater’s efficiency—including keeping up on important Camden County, NJ heating services, such as maintenance! Read on for more efficiency tips.

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“I Need a New Furnace! Can I Just Get the Biggest One I Can Afford?”

December 24th, 2018

furnace venting outsideIf you’re shopping for a furnace this week, then we’re going to assume that you had an emergency breakdown. And we get it, you want to get a new heater in place ASAP. But this is not a purchase or an installation that should be rushed.

When it comes time to purchase a new furnace, we want you to know that size really does matter. Whether it’s too large or too small, an improperly sized furnace will have quite the negative impact on your home, energy usage, and budget.

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