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.
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.
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.
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.
November 7th, 2016
Tankless water heaters make a great alternative to traditional water heaters, warming the water instantly as it passes through your pipes instead of being stored in a tank. That makes for a huge number of benefits to your Wyckoff, NJ home, including nearly instant heat, lower monthly costs and a theoretically endless supply of heated water for your use. But tankless water heaters run into problems just like any other appliance, and when they do, you need to move swiftly to get it fixed. Here’s a quick list of some common issues facing tankless water heaters, as well as ways for you to spot them.
October 31st, 2016
Fall is a very good time to check your heating system for problems here in Ramsey, NJ, when the weather is cool and you’re using your system regularly, but the need isn’t quite as dire as it will be in a few weeks. Most of us rely on forced-air furnaces for our heat, and one specific problem to watch for its a reduction in air flow from your vents. That usually needs to be addressed sooner rather than later, and spotting it now gives you some time to schedule repairs before winter closes in.
October 24th, 2016
We’ve already seen our share of chilly days here in Franklin Lakes, NJ, which means that — if your home has a fireplace — you’ve likely had cause to use it at least once or twice. The fall makes an ideal time to check your fireplace for signs of trouble, and if an issue arises, you can summon a repair service before the temperature drops too low.
That will help your fireplace work as efficiently as it can later in the winter, and can often lower the cost of repairs, since sooner is always preferable to later when it comes to correcting a long-standing problem. Here’s a quick list of signs of trouble with your fireplace, which you should watch for when planning to build a fire this fall.
October 17th, 2016
IAQ stands for “indoor air quality,” and frankly speaking it comes second only to heating here in New City, NY. That’s not surprising given how cold our winters are. But while heating should come first, you shouldn’t ignore the benefits that indoor air quality products can provide: keeping your air clean and healthy no matter what the conditions are outside. Even more, IAQ products can help ease the strain on your heating system this winter: lowering your monthly bills and reducing the risks of a breakdown. Now is the time to install them, before the snow starts to fall. Here are 3 specific products you should consider if you’d like to give your furnace or boiler a boost this winter.
October 10th, 2016
Winter is on its way here is Saddle River, NJ, and if you need a new heating system installed in your home, now is the time to act. Doing so before the snows fall means you’ll have a first-rate heating system ready to go. And if traditional boilers or forced-air furnaces aren’t quite what you have in mind, you might want to think about having an alternative form of heating installed. We’ve listed three of them below to give you a good idea of what we’re talking about.
October 3rd, 2016
Heating emergencies are no small considerations in towns like Wyckoff, NJ. Our recent winters have been colder than ever and without reliable heating, you’re apt to find your home turning into a freezer in a matter of hours. Emergency services are available to conduct heating repairs on short notice, which should come as at least a small relief. However, you can help your own cause out by working to prevent heating emergencies, starting now while the weather is still warm. Here’re a few general guidelines.