Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Cliffside Park’

Why You Shouldn’t Abandon AC Repairs at the End of the Season

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The weather is turning cooler in September, with days in the mid-70s and occasional rain. The air conditioner in your home is probably putting in less work, running with lower frequency. Soon it will shut down for a couple of months during winter, and your heater will take over to handle its share of the annual comfort workload.

But just because your air conditioning in Cliffside Park, NJ is about to go on break doesn’t mean you can ignore possible mechanical or other issues with it. If you have reason to suspect—or you know for certain—that you air conditioning system needs to have professional fixes, don’t put it off until next season. Letting your AC go without prompt repairs is never a good idea, and this is the time of year when you’re most likely to give into the temptation to shrug off any malfunction that isn’t a total breakdown!

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Air Conditioning Tonnage: What It Means and Why It’s Important

Monday, July 10th, 2017

condenser-units-behind-fenceThis may be the summer you realize your home’s current air conditioning system is no longer up to the job of keeping your family comfortable through hot weather. Sometimes you can make this estimate before the summer begins and arrange for an early air conditioning replacement in Cliffside Park, NJ or elsewhere in the Tri-State Area. This isn’t always possible, so when you find yourself during summer in need of a new AC, you’ll want a new system—the right system—put in as fast as possible.

It takes a skilled HVAC professional to install a new AC, especially under pressing conditions. It’s vital that the right type of air conditioning is put in, and a huge part of finding the right AC is knowing the correct tonnage.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance: A Spring Essential

Monday, May 1st, 2017

service-reminder-badgeWhat do you think of in connection to the word spring? We can tell you easily what we think of: air conditioning maintenance! As HVAC professionals, one of the most important jobs we handle for our customers during the year, one that we know is essential, is performing maintenance inspections, tune-ups, and cleanings for air conditioning units. There is no better way to prepare a home’s air conditioning system for the rigors of another summer than to schedule maintenance during the pre-season.

In fact, if you’re reading this now and are thinking, “Hmm, I haven’t gotten around to AC maintenance yet this spring,” then it’s now time to contact our HVAC experts and get on our work schedule!

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Why a Condensing Furnace Can Be a Big Money-Saver

Monday, January 9th, 2017

To indicate how efficient a gas furnace is—i.e. how well it converts natural gas into heating power—manufacturers use a measure called annual fuel utilization efficiency or AFUE. This is a percentage that shows how much of the furnace’s supply of gas is changed into actual heat and how much is lost to exhaust or natural heat bleed. For example, a furnace with an AFUE of 80% converts 100 units of fuel into 80 units of heat, with 20 units wasted. The measurement is averaged out over a year rather than through a single test.

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Dual Fuel Systems: Something You Need?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

You may have noticed among the many heating services we offer is something called a dual fuel system. What is this? The short answer is that it is a hybrid heating/cooling system that combines a heat pump with a back-up furnace, usually one that runs on either natural gas or propane.

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How Does a Heat Pump Both Heat and Cool?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

A comfort system that is increasingly popular for homes in Paramus and the surrounding areas is the heat pump. The special appeal of a heat pump is that it takes care of indoor comfort all year. You only have to make one adjustment on the thermostat to change a heat pump from acting as an air conditioner to working as a forced-air heater… and a very energy-efficient forced air-heater at that.

How is a single system capable of working as an air conditioner and heater? We have details below.

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