Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Archive for April, 2018

Shutting Down Your Furnace for the Season

Monday, April 30th, 2018

furnace-burnersApril has been a cold month so far here in the Northeast! Sometimes it feels as if the winter will never end. But we’re almost there: the turning point where you won’t need your home’s furnace working on a regular basis. This brings up a good question: should you take any special steps to shut down the furnace for the summer?

What kind of furnace do you have?

If you use an electric furnace, there isn’t much you need to do about the furnace before summer arrives. You simply have to stop using it. We recommend changing out the filter before you switch over entirely to the air conditioner, since the AC and furnace use the same filter—and with all the work the furnace has had to do, the filter may be clogged. All the other work necessary to keep an electric furnace in good shape will be taken care of during the regular maintenance appointment in fall.

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How Your Gas Furnace Stays Safe

Monday, April 16th, 2018

furnace-with-pipesHave you ever thought that your natural gas furnace might be dangerous? Or have you resisted the idea of even installing a gas furnace because you think it might create health hazards in your house?

You’re not alone: people are often concerned about gas-burning appliances in their homes because they could release carbon monoxide or cause explosions. However, modern natural gas furnaces are designed to run at high safety levels, and they have to pass many regulations in order to be permitted to work in homes. As long as you keep your furnace well-maintained and have it repaired promptly when anything seems wrong with it, there is little chance that it will create any dangers.

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Heating Repair in April? If You Need It—Call for It!

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

hand-holding-wrenchDo you have a heating system that’s showing signs it isn’t working right, but you think it doesn’t make much sense to call for professional heating assistance in April? No matter the month, if you need heater repair in Garfield, NJ, never hesitate to call on a professional HVAC contractor to do the job. Look for a contractor who offers 24/7 emergency service so you can receive the response you need, fast!

Why bother with heating repairs so close to warm weather?

We can hear the objection: “My heating system is about to go on a long spring and summer hibernation. Is there much point in repairing some small problem when I soon won’t need the heater at all?”

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