Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Archive for October, 2017

Fall Heating Maintenance: How It Pays You Back

Monday, October 30th, 2017

furnace-repair-technicianWhat type of heater do you use to keep your family cozy and safe through our winters in New Jersey? Gas furnaces are the most common, but homes in the area may also rely on electric furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, ductless systems, and in-floor radiant heaters.

No matter what heating system you have installed, take the time during the fall before the cold weather arrives to have it professionally inspected and tuned-up. This annual maintenance is vital for ensuring peak performance from your heater through the winter, with less chance of a break down. With gas-powered furnaces and boilers, maintenance helps keep a heater working safely.

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The Hoboken Furnace Emergency Repair

Monday, October 16th, 2017

burners-natural-gas-furnaceIf you use a furnace during the winter to warm your home—and based on how common furnaces are, you probably do—it won’t have put in much work so far this fall. But it won’t be long before you have it fired up and working to send warm air around the house to keep your family comfortable and safe during winter.

But you want to make sure that your gas furnace is safe as well. Natural gas furnaces are not “dangerous” devices. They are designed with special safety features and should run for many years without the danger of toxic gas leaks or combustion hazards. If you remember to always have your furnace inspected and tuned-up in fall (you can arrange for this with our maintenance plan) the chance of the furnace becoming unsafe is low.

But it can still happen, and knowing the warning signs so you can call for emergency furnace repairs from our technicians is very important. Take some time now, before the furnace gets to work, to familiarize yourself with the warnings.

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Have You Considered a Ductless Mini-Split for a Fall Installation?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

ductless-mini-splitThe fall is a period of rest between the weather extremes we experience in New York. That makes it the ideal time to make changes to the comfort systems in your house, either for cooling, heating, or both. It’s much easier to schedule the work, and you’ll have fewer worries about going without your comfort system for the short time it takes to remove the old one and have it replaced.

You have many choices for both heating and cooling your home. One option you may not have considered is a ductless mini split heat pump. This type of system has been popular in commercial buildings for years, as well as in homes in Europe and Japan. They are appearing more often in residential buildings in the U.S. as people discover the advantages they offer.

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