Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Palisades Park’

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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4 Reasons Your Air Conditioning Costs Are Rising

Monday, July 24th, 2017

air-conditioner-money-saverWhen an air conditioning system comes on for the summer in New Jersey, you expect to see a rise in electrical bills. There’s no avoiding this cost increase if you want to cool down your home to comfortable levels. But if your electric bills seem as if they’re climbing higher than ever even though you don’t think there’s a comparable increase in how much you’re using the AC, you may have a larger problem. It could be with the air conditioner, the ventilation system, the thermostat, or elsewhere.

The trouble might be an easy one to remedy. In other cases, however, you’ll have to call on HVAC professionals for assistance. For service for your air conditioning in Palisades Park, NJ or elsewhere in the Tri-State Area, make sure you only turn to professionals.

Below are four common causes of a rise in cooling costs:

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Options for a New Air Conditioning System Installation

Monday, May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-on-leavesOne of the big tasks to take care of during the spring—something you want done before the major heat of summer arrives—is to have your air conditioning system professionally inspected and adjusted. You can arrange for this by signing up for our maintenance plan.

If you have an older AC (more than 10 years old), your maintenance technician may recommend you replace the air conditioner rather than continue to repair it and waste money on inefficient operation. If you choose to have a new air conditioning system installation in Palisades Park, NJ or elsewhere in the Tri-State Area this season, let us help you navigate the different options available to you. Below are the main ones.

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Problems with Dirty Air Filters and Dirty Ducts

Monday, January 16th, 2017

There are a number of different things that can go wrong with a heating system, whether a furnace or heat pump, during our long winters. You can avoid the majority of these problems through a regular maintenance program like ours. It only takes one visit a year to get your heater in great shape.

But there is no way to prevent all heating issues. One that comes up often is something that isn’t specifically wrong with the furnace/heat pump, but with the filters and the ductwork.

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ENERGY STAR and the Programmable Thermostat

Monday, December 5th, 2016

In our last post, we provided tips for ways to prepare your home for another deep-chill winter in New Jersey. We’re going to focus today on a preparation you can make that will increase your comfort not only in winter, but all around the year. But more than improving comfort, it’s a way to cut down on energy bills: an ENERGY STAR-certified Programmable Thermostat.

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Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

Monday, November 28th, 2016

The holiday decorations are already up in the stores, and that means the cold weather of winter isn’t that far off. We hope you’re already preparing for the season, and we have some tips that will help make your home cozy and warm this winter, while also lowering those high heating bills. If you need any professional assistance with your household heating, be sure to give our team a call!

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How a New Thermostat Can Help You Save Energy

Monday, October 24th, 2016

There are many ways you can cut down on your energy bills during the winter, such as caulking windows and putting weather stripping around doors. If you are looking to make a large difference, we recommend that you replace an aging heating system like a furnace and put in a new high-efficiency model.

But in this post, we’re going to look at an energy-saving method that may not have occurred to you: putting in a new thermostat.

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A New HVAC Installation? Consider a Ductless Mini-Split

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The fall is a time of year when many homeowners look over their options for new HVAC installations. It’s easier to schedule replacements and installations between the two times of the year when HVAC technicians are at their busiest. If you’re one of the many people thinking about arranging for a new heating and cooling system during the fall, we recommend that you give serious consideration to a ductless mini split.

What’s a ductless mini split system?

It’s a type of heat pump (i.e. a comfort system that works as both a heater and air conditioner) that operates through a series of small indoor air handlers mounted throughout a house. This is different from the conventional split system, where there’s only a single large indoor air handler that blows conditioned air into a ventilation network and then to the various rooms. The air handlers in a ductless system have their own refrigerant coil and blower fan, and they send conditioned air straight into the living spaces.

What benefits does this type of system offer?

  • Automatic zone control: Each of the air handlers of a ductless mini split heat pump can be turned on and off separately from the rest of the system. This means you only have to heat/cool rooms that require it. Leaving the air handlers off in empty rooms will help you save money.
  • Space saving: Ductless systems are fantastic choices if you’re building a new home, remodeling, or have an older home without room for ducts. You can enjoy central heating and cooling without surrendering valuable space to ductwork.
  • Energy saving: Ducts both lose and gain heat along their length, reducing system efficiency. Ductless systems don’t have this energy loss. In addition, ductless air handlers use smaller motors and consume less energy than standard systems.
  • Indoor air quality improvements: Ductless systems don’t pick up the dust and debris that often collect inside of ductwork. A home will enjoy air with less contaminants in it, and this can make a huge difference for people in a household who suffer from respiratory problems or allergies.

Find out more about ductless mini split systems, and call Advanced Mechanical Services. We offer service in Palisades Park, NJ and throughout the Tri-State area.

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