June 12th, 2017
When problems arise with an older air conditioner, it can be hard to know whether you should simply repair it, or whether a replacement is in order. A good technician can run down your options with you and help you make the determination when trouble arises, but in the end, only the homeowner can decide when an old unit is worth fixing and when it’s time to replace it with a new one.
May 29th, 2017
With summer on its way, homeowners in the area are likely giving their older air conditioners a close look and determining whether they can survive until the fall. If they can’t, then now makes an ideal time to replace them, since we still have a few more weeks of mild weather and you can get a new system up and running before the first heat wave hits.
May 15th, 2017
Everyone wants to keep their homes comfortable during the heat of the summer and the freezing cold of winter, and we rightfully turn to our HVAC systems to do the job. But getting the most out of your air conditioner or heater means focusing on more than just the HVAC system itself. It means checking your whole home and seeing where you might improve its energy efficiency. Enter the energy audit, a thorough examination of your home from a trained technician that can identify places where its efficiency can be improved and formulating a plan of action to do just that.
May 1st, 2017
Your water heater is one of the most important components in your home, providing regular hot water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. Traditional tank water heaters are by far the most common, because they do their job efficiently and without fuss. Most of them sit tucked away in little-used parts of the home such as the basement or the garage, and they do their jobs very quietly. That makes it very difficult to spot problems and when the signs of difficulty appear, it’s often far too late to make repairs: replacement may be necessary.
April 17th, 2017
Most homes in New Jersey rely on traditional centralized air conditioners to stay cool during the summer. They cool the air in a single location, then push the cool air into the home through an elaborate system of ducts. It’s an effective and inexpensive way to fight the heat in the summertime, but it doesn’t work for every home. Luckily, there are alternative options available, notably ductless air conditioning systems that use different means to keep you cool. If you’re looking for a new air conditioner this spring, you might want to consider the benefits of a ductless system.
April 3rd, 2017
Most homeowners concern themselves primarily with temperature control in the spring. As the mercury rises, our air conditioners will be increasingly used, and no one can be faulted for focusing their attentions on the AC this spring. But it’s not the only household concern this time of year. Germs, mold spores and other unwelcome visitors become increasingly common as allergy season begins, and if you’re not careful, they can wreak havoc on your home. Illnesses and colds will go up, and mold spores can create that damp, musty feeling that leads to a staleness in the home.
March 20th, 2017
Spring is the season for air conditioner replacement sessions, as old worn systems aren’t up to another summer and the temperature rises every day. If you’ve decided that you need a new air conditioner in your home, now is the perfect time to get it installed: when you can plan the operation at leisure and make the right calculations without the pressure of triple-digit temperatures breathing down your neck.
March 6th, 2017
Most local residents haven’t put much thought into their air conditioning system of late. Winters are cold here on the East Coast and we’re still focused on low temperatures and keeping warm instead of cool. But spring begins in just a few weeks, and with rising temperatures on their way, you’ll soon be turning off your heater and turning on your air conditioner. They last thing you need is a sudden problem with your AC, or worse: a breakdown that occurs in the middle of summer when the mercury is soaring and you need your air conditioner to function.
February 20th, 2017
Humidity 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.
February 6th, 2017
A 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.