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Gas Furnaces Aren’t the Only Option for Heating

March 25th, 2019

fireplaceNatural gas furnaces are one of the most common heating systems in our nation. Not only are they very effective heaters, but it’s just what people are used to—why install a different system if what they’re using already works?

But that logic doesn’t mean you should ignore potentially better systems. “Better,” of course, meaning better for the needs of the individual. Each heating system has its own range of features that may prove to be more beneficial than that offered by a natural gas furnace.

Even if you’re satisfied with your gas furnace, we’ll supply some info on other types of heaters, just in case you want to change your mind for your next heating installation in Livingston, NJ:

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Cracked Heat Exchangers Require Immediate Attention

March 11th, 2019

furnace-inspectionHeat exchangers are used in a variety of appliances, both industrial and in the home. The most familiar examples will be found in your refrigerator or HVAC systems, specifically in furnaces.

However, the type of heat exchanger we want to focus on is the one found inside your natural gas furnace. The heat exchanger is the most important component in your furnace, but if they develop issues, they need to be taken care of immediately.

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Keep the Furnace, or Switch to a Heat Pump?

February 25th, 2019

blue-question-markMost homeowners opt for furnaces in Clifton, NJ. Their low cost of installation, operation, and ease of use makes them an obvious choice for the homeowner who knows only one thing: they need heat.

As the years go on, those same homeowners may learn about the benefits of systems like the heat pump. Depending on their needs and preferences, a heat pump may just be exactly what they need. So the question they must face is:

Keep the furnace, or switch to a heat pump?

The answer isn’t as straightforward as you’d expect, but we can help you make the right decision.

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Common Issues in Gas Furnaces and Fireplaces

February 11th, 2019

gas-furnace-interiorWhen it comes to gas-burning heaters, they share several of the same components. Likewise, they also share several of the same common repair issues. We’re looking at gas furnaces and gas fireplaces in particular in this post. Since working with gas can be dangerous, always get in touch with a professional if you notice any worrisome problems.

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HVAC Equipment That Can Increase Heating Efficiency

January 28th, 2019

money-see-sawWhen people ask us how to keep their heating costs low in the winter, the best answer is always “keep up with maintenance.” We can’t overstate how important it is to keep your heating system maintained. Not just for your efficiency, but your safety and comfort, too.

While we could write an entire post on how important maintenance is, we’ll spare you the details (just this once) and instead focus on some other methods for improving efficiency. Rather than focusing on energy-saving tactics, we want to look at some equipment that can give you a bigger return on savings.

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How to Care for Your Garbage Disposal  

January 14th, 2019

running-waterYour garbage disposal loves to do one thing, and it does it well: eat all your table scraps. It’s simple but effective. That is, until it starts having issues. Then you’ll need to call up a plumber in Livingston, NJ. To prevent that from happening, try following these practices to keep your garbage disposal in good care.

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Is It Time for Furnace Replacement?

December 31st, 2018

old-furnaceHaving to replace your furnace rarely sounds like an occasion for good news… But if you’ve been dealing with a furnace that hasn’t been heating the home properly; is becoming more and more expensive to run every month; or just looks old; then there are plenty of reasons to be excited about a new furnace.

A brand-new high-efficiency furnace can drastically reduce your heating bill and remind you what it feels like to have your home heated properly. But before getting too hasty, let’s make sure that your current furnace needs replacement. You can look for signs like:

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How to Tell You Need Water Treatment 

December 17th, 2018

water-testingA lot of people don’t really like the taste of water much to begin with, but if your water tastes bad, then it might be time for water treatment. Bad tastes and smells in your water can be attributed to an overall problem with your water’s quality, and that can lead to health problems or the deterioration of your plumbing system.

Below, we’ll go over your options for treatment as well as several signs that you need to have your water tested by a Wayne, NJ plumber.

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No Heat From Your Furnace? Here’s Why

December 3rd, 2018

cold-man-checks-thermostatLet’s say that, on one chilly winter afternoon, you turn on your furnace. But then, the worst thing happens. The air that’s coming out of the vents isn’t hot! Or worse, there’s no air at all!

There are few furnace issues more annoying than that which renders your furnace useless. But don’t worry—airflow problems are usually far from being catastrophic. In this post, we’ll go over what causes air flow issues and what you can do about them.

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What Happens When Drains Get Too Dirty?

November 19th, 2018

 

drain-cleaningDrain cleaning is the act of, well, cleaning your drains out. You might think this is unnecessary. After all, doesn’t water and soap run down the drains all the time? Shouldn’t the frequent flow of water help clean it out? Even if the drain does clog, what else is there to do but just have it unclogged?

The reason people ask these questions is that they haven’t realized just how dirty drains can get, nor do they know what a dirty drain can do. In this post, we’ll go over all the details.

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