Advanced Mechanical Services Blog

Does a Furnace Dry Out the Air in a House?

November 12th, 2018

gas-jetsThe gas furnace is such a common type of home heating system that there are few objections to having one installed. Yes, people sometimes have concerns about using natural gas in a house, but if a furnace receives annual professional maintenance and proper care, it rarely poses any safety hazards.

But there is one negative often raised about the gas furnace, which is that it dries out the air in a house. Because dry air makes the inside of a house feel colder than it is and can also lead to health problems, this isn’t a situation anyone wants. But is there any truth to this?

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Is Your Furnace Already Giving You Trouble?

October 29th, 2018

furnace-oldIf you’ve turned your furnace on at least once so far this season, you’ll have some idea if it’s working the way it should. We still recommend you have it properly maintained by our professionals if you haven’t scheduled this service yet (it’s necessary every fall), since this is the best way to ensure quality furnace performance.

But what if your furnace—even with maintenance—is already showing signs that something is wrong with it?

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How Your Air Quality May Suffer This Winter

October 15th, 2018

smoking-chimney-in-winterWe’re busy now helping local homeowners prepare for the coming winter weather. A large part of this job is doing routine maintenance on furnaces and other heating systems. It’s the essential step to ensure a home has a steady heat supply without unwieldy bills—and that the heating system works for many winters to come.

But there’s another part of winter comfort that isn’t connected to indoor temperatures. It’s the quality of the air inside the house. Unfortunately, winter can bring with it stuffy and pollutant-filled air, and you may need the assistance of our indoor air quality specialists to help you prepare for a healthier season.

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Furnace Installation Is Everything! (Even More Than the Furnace)

October 1st, 2018

old-furnaceNow that it’s October, that means it’s fall—no question about it, even if we still have lingering hot weather. This is the best time of the year to arrange for upgrades to your residential heating system, such as a professional furnace installation in Fair Lawn, NJ. HVAC contractors have less crowded schedules in October, and you’ll have enough time to find the ideal new furnace for your needs before the major cold weather strikes.

When it comes to furnace installation, we often hear people ask about the best brands. There are many excellent furnace brands, and you really can’t go wrong with any of the leading ones as long as you work with a professional HVAC installer. Because—and here’s the big secret—the actual installation work is far more important than the furnace brand being installed.

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Preventing Heating Disasters With Regular Maintenance

September 17th, 2018

serve-ice“Wait, I should start worrying about my heater now? It’s still warm outside!”

Yes, that’s one of the reasons that “now” is a great time to take care of your home’s heating system to prepare it for the colder weather (not as far away as you might like). You don’t need to cut into your cold weather comfort while a technician maintains the heater—because you don’t have cold weather!

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Start Planning for the Rest of the Year With Commercial HVAC Maintenance

September 3rd, 2018

commercial-hvac-fans-in-rotationWhen is the first official day of fall? (Don’t worry if you have to check a calendar first, that’s why we have calendars in the first place.) This year, it’s September 22. That’s not far away, and although the colder weather doesn’t immediately set in after midnight on the 21st, now is the right time to start making plans for the change in seasons.

If you own and operate a business, we recommend you start making plans to care for the heating system necessary for climate control in your commercial building. The easiest way is to schedule annual commercial heating maintenance from HVAC professionals.

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Is a Ductless Mini Split a Good Choice for My Home?

August 20th, 2018

ductless-mini-splitThe ductless mini split air conditioning system isn’t a recent invention—but it’s only now that it’s making inroads into residential homes and making a big difference in how people enjoy cooling. You may have considered if a ductless mini split makes sense for your house. It’s true they aren’t right for every home and every situation. But with the right house, they offer enormous benefits that make them superior to standard split system air conditioners.

The easiest way to find out if a ductless AC in Edgewater, NJ, matches your needs is to speak with our experts. To get you started thinking about the ductless possibilities, we’ve listed a few questions below that can give you an idea of when going ductless might be the best option.

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Summer Is Often a Good Time to Install a New Gas Furnace

August 6th, 2018

furnace-gas-with-pipesIt’s a hot summer, and August is often the hottest month. So the idea of even thinking about a gas furnace may seem absurd and even uncomfortable to you. The air conditioning system in your home is doing the most amount of work that it ever does, why would you decide that now is when you should arrange to have a new furnace installed?

There are a couple of reasons to force your head into thinking about cold weather and have a professional installation of a gas furnace in Paramus, NJ. Below are a few reasons we think that late summer is an ideal time to get serious about heating upgrades.

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Is a Packaged HVAC Unit Good for a New Air Conditioner?

July 23rd, 2018

question-markThe type of air conditioning system that you’re probably the most familiar with is what’s known as a split system. There’s an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The outdoor condenser holds the compressor and exhaust fan, and it connects through power and refrigerant lines to an indoor unit that holds the evaporator coils and the air handler which sends the cooled air into the ventilation system.

This isn’t the only type of configuration for an air conditioner, however. The packaged unit is the kind used for most businesses. Essentially, all the components are housed in one cabinet that is placed outside. But since most homes use split systems, does that mean a packaged unit isn’t effective for a home AC?

Not at all! For some homes, packaged HVAC units may be a great alternative to split systems with excellent benefits.

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How a Better Commercial AC Means Better Air Quality

July 9th, 2018

woman-suffering-allergiesThe air quality in your commercial building is important for many reasons. The building is where your employees will spend the majority of their day, and healthier air means healthier employees. But improved air quality also benefits customers, clients, and/or tenants, and can protect important equipment. And poor indoor air quality can take a number of forms, such as high humidity (a serious problem during our New Jersey summers), dusty, unpleasant odors, and even infectious microbes.

So how do you improve your commercial indoor air quality? The best option is to work with professionals who offer commercial air conditioning in Fair Lawn, NJ. Yes, air conditioning! A good step on the path toward better air quality is a better AC system.

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