Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

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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Does a Furnace Dry Out the Air in a House?

Monday, 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?

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

Monday, 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

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

Monday, 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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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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Did You Know Your Boiler Doesn’t Actually Boil?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

boiler-residentialThe boiler isn’t the most common type of home heating system—that’s the natural gas furnace—but it remains a popular way to provide heat thanks to advantages like energy-efficient performance and long service lives. Boilers offer fast heat distributed evenly through rooms and they help reduce the amount of dust and other debris blown around in the air.

If you have a boiler in your home, you probably already know about these advantages. But here’s something you may not know: your boiler doesn’t actually boil anything.

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