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Consider the Location of Your Thermostat

August 22nd, 2016

If your air conditioner just never seems to be working the way you want it to, no matter what you do, the problem may not be with the air conditioner. Your thermostat acts as the primary control system for your air conditioner, and if it isn’t functioning as it should, you might want to look there for answers. This is especially true for older homes, of which we have a number in Wyckoff, NJ and which can present special challenges for modern thermostats. In particular, you should check the location of your thermostat, which can have a huge bearing on your AC’s ability to do the job. Here’s how.

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How to Plan for a New Air Conditioner

August 15th, 2016

August is hot in Saddle River, NJ, and with your air conditioner already running on a daily basis for months, now is an ideal time to consider a replacement system. Older systems tend to show the strain, either with higher monthly costs or increasingly expensive repairs, and with the summer season slowly winding down, you have all of the fall and winter to plan for a replacement. Here’s a few things to consider on that front, to help ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

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How to Prepare Your Generator for Trouble

August 8th, 2016

Residents of New City, NY have seen what Mother Nature can throw at us, and even when you don’t have advance warning like you do with a storm front, the power in your house can go out suddenly and without warning. A whole-house generator makes an excellent way to maintain power in a crisis and ensure that you can hunker down in safety and comfort until the crisis passes. But proper preparation is the key, and your generator only works as well as you have prepared it. Here are some important tips to help make sure you’re never caught flat-footed when a crisis arises.

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How to Flush Your Water Heater

August 1st, 2016

Your water heater is an important part of your home, and the last thing you want to see is a problem with it. Unfortunately, because most of them are tucked in out of the way in our Nanuet, NY homes, we usually don’t notice a problem until it’s too late. By then, repair might not even be an option. You may be forced to replace the unit instead.

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When is 24-Hour Service Required?

July 25th, 2016

When looking or a quality air conditioning service you may be surprised to see 24-hour service offered on the company’s web page. That’s usually the sign of a quality company interested in keeping your business. Air conditioning breakdowns don’t always choose the most convenient time to happen, and summers in Nanuet, NY are hot enough so that you may need to be able to wait until regular office hours to address an issue. We’re proud to offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so that you’re always covered in the event of trouble. But when is emergency service necessary and when can you hold on and wait? The answer, as always, is up to you.

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Benefits to Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners

July 18th, 2016

Most homeowners in New City, NY are accustomed to traditional centralized air conditioners, which do their job very effectively and serve most homes well. But they’re not the only models out there, and depending upon the specifics of your home, you may do better with a ductless mini-split system instead. What is a ductless mini-split system and how does it benefit your home? Read on for the answers.

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5 Signs Your Refrigerant is Leaking

July 11th, 2016

Many people assume that air conditioners consume refrigerant like a car will consume gasoline. In fact, the opposite is true: the refrigerant circulates throughout your system and needs to be present in a very specific amount in order for it to do its job. Refrigerant isn’t supposed to leak, but we live in an imperfect world and sometimes it does. The sooner your can treat the issue the better — the longer it goes on, the more pronounced the effects become and the greater the chances of a more serious breakdown taking place. You can help your cause on this front by spotting the signs of trouble and contacting a trained technician to get it repaired and the refrigerant recharged as quickly as possible.  Here are 5 of them to watch for:

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Keep Those High AC Bills Under Control

July 4th, 2016

When summer hits here in Nanuet, NY, your air conditioner needs to perform every day in order to keep your home cool. This is more than a luxury: without a comfortable home, the high heat can be an active health risk. But running the air conditioner during those hot months can end up costing you a huge amount in monthly bills. You shouldn’t have to break the bank just to keep cool. Here are a few simple ways to keep those high AC bills under control without having to skimp on the cooling power you need. 

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3 Key Aspects to Your Generator

June 27th, 2016

A generator can be a huge boon to your household here in New City, NY. We’ve all seen the kind of havoc that Mother Nature can wreak when she gets angry, and a generator can ensure that your home stays powered and comfortable even when the civic electrical grid shuts down. Before purchasing a generator, however, there are 3 key factors you need to evaluate. That will ensure that your purchase is right for your home and that it will work when you need it to.

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Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

June 20th, 2016

Thermostats are designed to last a long time, and in the past, they haven’t required much in the way of added features. Basic programmability has traditionally been enough — allowing you to turn the system on and off even when you’re not there — but beyond that, things have stayed pretty much the same until recently.

The advent of the Internet Age has changed everything in our lives, however, and that includes thermostats as well. Smart thermostats can be used in your New City, NY home: helping you make the most of your heating and air conditioning system while saving you money to boot. If you’ve had your thermostat for quite a while — even if it’s working great and you have no complaints — you may want to look into installing an upgraded model. Here’s a few reasons why.

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