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Fight Winter Colds with a UV Air Purifier

January 16th, 2017

Winter in Mahwah, NJ is brutally cold, and with it comes a new outbreak of colds and flu bugs every year. Germs tend to circulate in our home once brought in, since we never open the doors or windows to air the household out. Furthermore, the dry air of winter can dry out your sinuses, leaving your body more prone to colds. It’s inevitable to a certain extent, though it doesn’t mean you have no recourse when it comes to fighting winter colds. A UV air purifier installed in your home and working in conjunction with your forced-air furnace can cut down on those pesky winter colds considerably. 

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How to Choose a New Heating System

January 9th, 2017

If you’re in the market for a new heating system, chances are you can’t plan the installation quickly enough. Our winters are cold here in New City, NY, and without proper heating, your home could become very cold very quickly. If your old heater suffers a breakdown that requires a replacement, of even if you think your aging system can hang on until spring and want to start planning now, the sooner you get your new system selected, the better.

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Faulty Burners Can Shut Your Furnace Down

January 2nd, 2017

Winters in Franklin Lakes, NJ require reliable heating, and most residents still rely on gas fed furnaces to stay comfortable. When trouble arises, most furnaces will simply shut down rather than risk an issue like a gas leak or further damage to a faulty component. (It’s best to check your breaker box and thermostat to see if the source of the trouble lies there. Otherwise, you should turn the system off and call in a repair service.)

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Is Your Generator Ready to Go?

December 26th, 2016

Generators make a great addition to any home in the Wycoff, NJ area. Winter has officially arrived and it’s supposed to be one of the coldest on record. While our civic electrical grid is as reliable as they come, Mother Nature always has the final word. A reliable generator could be just the thing your family needs to stay safe and comfortable during an emergency.

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Common Signs of Heating Problems

December 19th, 2016

Winter has come to New City, NY, officially arriving on Wednesday. It promises to be one of the coldest in modern history, which means your heating system needs to be up to the challenge. If you detect any signs of a heating problem, you need to shut the system down and call for repairs immediately. Only a trained technician can diagnose and fix problems with your heating system, but you the homeowner can still spot the signs of trouble that indicate the need for repairs. Acting quickly can spare your system further damage and ensure that it doesn’t break down just when you need it the most. Specific symptoms vary, but a few common ones occur over and over again. They can include the following:

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Fight Dry Air with a Whole-House Humidifier

December 12th, 2016

Winters here in Saddle River, NJ are always cold, and this year is supposed to be one of the coldest on record. But just as much of a concerns as the low temperatures is the low humidity, which can cause all kinds of problems in your home and even bring on a breakdown in your heating system. The solution is a whole-house humidifier, which we can install quickly and professionally to help you enjoy the benefits all winter long. What are those benefits? We’ve provided a quick breakdown below.

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Replace Your Older Heater Now

December 5th, 2016

If you have an older heating system — regardless of whether it’s a centralized furnace, a boiler system, or radiant heating — then late fall and early winter is the right time to look for signs of serious trouble. Temperatures have been cold here in Mahwah, NJ for a while now, and chances are you’ve been running your heater on a regular basis. If problems arise, you need to decide whether you should keep the system running until spring, or if you should replace it with a new system.

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What to Think About When Buying a New Generator

November 28th, 2016

Winter is coming to Ramsey, NJ, and while our civic power system is very reliable, Mother Nature always has the final word. A whole-house generator makes an excellent way to keep your home up and running when the power goes out in the crisis. Installing one now means you’ll be ready to go when any storms or similar crises hit, and maintain vital appliances like heaters, refrigerators and medical equipment no matter what.

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Beware of Creosote Build-Up in Your Chimney

November 21st, 2016

If you have a fireplace in your Wycoff, NJ home, chances are you’ve already used it a few times this fall. Fireplaces are cozy and romantic, and can make a great way for you to heat your home without costing you an arm and a leg. But like any other appliances, fireplaces must be maintained, lest their operation create unexpected problems for your home. One of the biggest issues fireplace owners have to contend with is the build-up of creosote in the chimney, which can prove a stubborn irritant or even a threat if it persists long enough.

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Cracked Heat Exchangers Spell Big Trouble

November 14th, 2016

Most furnaces in the Saddle River, NJ area are centralized forced-air models, which generate heat via a series of burners and transfer it to the air with a heat exchanger. The heated air can then be blown through the ducts in your home with a fan. It’s a reliable system and for most homes, it does its job safely and well. But when trouble arises, it can often be of the very large variety. A cracked heat exchanger, in particular, requires the immediate services of a professional

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