Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Archive for December, 2018

There’s Smoke Coming From My Heat Pump!

Monday, December 24th, 2018

scared-womanWhen cold weather starts and you switch your heat pump to heating mode for the season, you don’t have to make many adjustments. A heat pump works in a similar fashion whether it’s in cooling or heating mode.

But you might look out a window one cold morning and see something alarming: smoke rising off the heat pump’s outside cabinet. That doesn’t look good! Are the heat pump motors burning out? Is the unit on fire?

Before calling an HVAC contractor in Clifton, NJ to rescue your heat pump, read about the most likely explanation for what you’re seeing. In most cases, you don’t have a problem—the heat pump is working as it should.

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Why Boilers Make Great Home Heating Systems

Monday, December 10th, 2018

boiler-pressure-sensorThe furnace rules the roost when it comes to sheer numbers: there are more furnaces heating homes in the US than any other type of comfort system. But numbers alone don’t mean a furnace is the best pick for every house. Boilers have been around for hundreds of years, and they aren’t going to vanish any time soon—not unless someone discovers something as convenient and inexpensive as hot water for transferring warmth!

If you are currently thinking about installing a heating system for a new home that doesn’t have a ventilation system in place yet, we recommend you place a boiler high on your home comfort shopping list. Boilers offer some terrific benefits when it comes to winter comfort, and a boiler may turn out to be perfect for your new household.

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