Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Ridgewood’

How Can I Cut Down on My Air Conditioning Costs This Season?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

money-in-piggy-bankElectric bills go up during the summer, just as sure as water is wet and east is east and west is west. But do they need to go up so much? Probably not. Air conditioning systems cost extra money to run on top of other home electrical needs, but you may be surprised at the many ways you can reduce how often you need your AC running. You don’t have to sweat it out for a few hours each day to lower those summer electrical bills—there are some basic tips as well as professional air conditioning services that will get those costs under control. Here’s our advice as a Ridgewood, NJ, HVAC contractor with many years of experience.

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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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Winter Thermostat Settings: The Big Mistake Many People Make!

Monday, December 12th, 2016

There are plenty of misconceptions about home heating out there, such as “Heating systems don’t need regular maintenance.” (They absolutely do! We hope you’ve already scheduled your maintenance for this year.) Another one is how to properly set the thermostat. Many people make the mistake of putting the thermostat at the highest setting, and then lowering it when they get too warm.

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Preventive Maintenance You Can Do: Change the Air Filter

Monday, October 31st, 2016

During the fall, we place a heavy emphasis on regular heating system maintenance. Annual inspections and tune-ups for residential furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps are essential for reliable heater performance through the winter. This service also helps cut down on high energy costs.

Heating maintenance is a professional service; you can’t go DIY with the tasks involved. However, there is one important maintenance step for a heating system that you need to take care of yourself during the season, and that’s regularly changing the air filter. A technician will do this for you during maintenance, but after that, you’ll have to handle the filter changes for the rest of winter season. (Unless you have a boiler, which is a radiant heating system that doesn’t use a filter.)

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5 Reasons You Need a Furnace Tune-Up This Fall

Monday, September 19th, 2016

The furnace that keeps your home warm during a New Jersey winter must have regular inspections and tune-ups much the way that a vehicle does. You wouldn’t want to start on a cross-country road trip in a vehicle that wasn’t tuned-up. Well, three solid months of winter is much like a cross-country trip for a furnace: that amount of stress and strain can end up causing problems.

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