Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘heating system installation’

What Does a “Dual Fuel” System Really Do?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

sun-and-snowflake-badgeWhen you are looking around for a heat pump installation for your house, or any type of new HVAC system, you’ll come across an appliance called a “dual fuel heat pump” or “hybrid heat pump.” If you aren’t sure what this is, or if it’s something that could benefit your home, then this post is here to clear everything up for you.

We offer installation of dual fuel systems and other HVAC services in Wayne, NJ, and our technicians can explain the pros and cons of installing one for your year-round comfort needs. Below are the basics—please get in touch with one of our technicians to find out if dual fuel is your ideal choice for a new HVAC installation.

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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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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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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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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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What’s the Big Deal About Radiant Heaters?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

in-floor-radiant-heatingYou may have heard about new homes built with in-floor radiant heating systems rather than going with either a standard forced-air furnace system or a boiler that sends heat into the rooms through conventional methods like radiators and baseboard heaters. In-floor radiant heating is an option for home comfort that continues to grow in popularity, and we often field questions about it from our customers. Most of these questions boil down to, “Are these things really that great?”

Any answer to that has to start with this caution: there is no heating system that’s right for every single home and every situation. This is why you have HVAC professionals to assist in choosing a heater. When you want a new heating installation in Edgewater, NJ, have a professional work with you from the start to select the right type of heater and deliver a great installation.

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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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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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What Are the Benefits of Using a Ductless Mini-Split?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

The ductless mini split heat pump has been around for a few decades, popular in many types of businesses. It’s only recently that ductless heating and cooling systems have made their way into homes. And they’ve proven that in many cases they’re excellent choices for home comfort.

But what about ductless mini splits is so wonderful? There are a number of reasons, and we’re going to go over a few:

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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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