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Control Humidity Levels in Your Home

February 20th, 2017

Weather_Seasons_Outdoors_iStock_000013156211_XXXLarge-meHumidity is just as important as temperature when it comes to keeping your home comfortable. Unfortunately, the part of the world we live in means that those levels are always fluctuating. In the summer, it’s muggy and gross. In the winter, it’s dry and crackling. Neither is an optimum condition to be in. Luckily, you can control moisture levels in your household air as readily as you control the temperature with the timely addition of a humidifier and/or a dehumidifier. Here’s a quick breakdown covering how they work.

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Key Steps to Generator Installation and Maintenance

February 6th, 2017

Generators_iStock_000024890354_XXXLarge-meA generator makes a great addition to your home in the event of an emergency. Mother Nature can get quite fierce in our Ramsey, NJ winters and a whole-house generator stands as a line of defense for those times when the civic electrical grid just can’t stand up to it. It’s important to treat the installation of a new generator with care, and to plan for maintenance for it on a regular basis. There’s little time to respond when an emergency hits, and the better you can prepare, the more reliable your generator will perform.

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What Qualifies as an HVAC Emergency?

January 23rd, 2017

Heating problems and plumbing problems can occur at all hours of the day or night. Sadly, your household systems may not choose the most ideal time to go down. When they do, you need to respond quickly, and that might require an emergency call to a trained technician. The good news is that we offer emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we can respond promptly to any calls in the Saddle River, NJ area. But what qualifies as an HVAC emergency, and when does the problem require you to treat it immediately? Only you, the homeowner, can make that call, but we’ve provided a few guidelines to help you out.

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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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