Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Hoboken’

The Hoboken Furnace Emergency Repair

Monday, October 16th, 2017

burners-natural-gas-furnaceIf you use a furnace during the winter to warm your home—and based on how common furnaces are, you probably do—it won’t have put in much work so far this fall. But it won’t be long before you have it fired up and working to send warm air around the house to keep your family comfortable and safe during winter.

But you want to make sure that your gas furnace is safe as well. Natural gas furnaces are not “dangerous” devices. They are designed with special safety features and should run for many years without the danger of toxic gas leaks or combustion hazards. If you remember to always have your furnace inspected and tuned-up in fall (you can arrange for this with our maintenance plan) the chance of the furnace becoming unsafe is low.

But it can still happen, and knowing the warning signs so you can call for emergency furnace repairs from our technicians is very important. Take some time now, before the furnace gets to work, to familiarize yourself with the warnings.

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No, You Don’t Need to Regularly Put More Refrigerant in Your AC

Monday, August 7th, 2017

question-markThis is a misunderstanding we often run into with customers: the idea that the refrigerant that circulates through an air conditioning system must be regularly “refueled.” (The actual correct term is “recharged,” because, as we’ll discuss below, refrigerant isn’t a fuel.) The truth is that as long as your central air conditioner doesn’t have leaks along the refrigerant line or at any of connection points, it should never need to have any more refrigerant added to it. The amount of refrigerant in it when it’s installed should work for the rest of the system’s service life.

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How Often Does My HVAC Filter Need to Be Changed?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

pleated-air-filterThe hot weather is on its way to New Jersey, and you can expect that soon you’ll have the air conditioner in your HVAC cabinet humming once more. It also means that dust and dirt are going to start getting trapped in the HVAC filter as the blower fan of the air conditioner draws air through the return vents from your house.

To make sure your AC stays at peak energy efficiency and doesn’t start collecting dust and dirt inside the cabinet, we recommend you regularly change out the filter for a fresh one. We’ve already written a post about how to do this, and you can always ask for our assistance during your spring maintenance visit. (You have scheduled it, right? If not, simply reach out to us today! It’s never too late for this vital service.)

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Why Installing a New Gas Furnace Can Be a Big Money-Saver

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

furnace-burnersAlthough nobody really wants to schedule the installation of new home furnace right in the middle of winter, it’s often necessary if an old furnace isn’t doing its job due to age. It doesn’t have to be a major hassle, either. You only need to call on experts who can do the job fast and right. Our experienced technicians are happy to see that you have a great new gas furnace installation in Hoboken, NJ.

Putting in a new furnace costs money, of course, but it can also help you start to save money. Current furnaces have superior energy efficiency than old models. Furnaces once had AFUE ratings of 56% to 70%, which means they wasted anywhere from 44% to 30% of their natural gas fuel supply when generating heat. But there are now furnaces with AFUE ratings of 98.5% (meaning a mere 1.5% fuel waste), and the ENERGY STAR standard for furnaces is 90% AFUE. Switching from a furnace that has less than 90% AFUE to an ENERGY STAR-certified unit can mean significant savings on utility bills.

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