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Myth: Setting the furnace at the highest temperature will heat your house faster. Furnaces heat spaces at the same rate, regardless of the temperature on the thermostat. If you set the temperature to the highest setting, the only thing you will do is have a warmer home. Instead of turning off the furnace before you […]

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When you hear the annoying drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet, you are literally listening to money going down the drain.  We should also not forget that only 1% of the water on the earth’s surface is usable for human consumption, so it’s important not to waste it. So how bad can a leaky faucet really be?  […]

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There are freezing temperatures predicted tonight in the New Jersey area. The last thing you want to have happen is for your furnace to give out and you and your family to be stuck in a cold home with a broken furnace. It’s always best to be proactive and schedule an annual furnace inspection. Our […]

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Outside water valves To protect your pipes and keep them from freezing in the severe cold, turn off the valve that controls the tap for your garden hose. This will avoid water entering the hose and freezing, causing the pipes to burst. Know the location of your home’s main water valve In case of a […]

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There is snow predicted for the New Jersey area this weekend which means it’s extra important to make sure your furnace is operating at its full potential. The last thing you want to for your HVAC system is too not be operating at it’s optimum while it’s snowing and bitterly cold outside. One of the […]

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2- Curtains are excellent for preventing heat loss. You can buy heavy-duty curtains, or thermal lining for your existing ones, for extra insulation. But try not to let your curtains hang over any radiators, as this can stop the heat from warming the room.   2- Insulating your home is one of the best ways […]

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Green Apple recommends Insulating pipes in unheated areas, such as attics, crawl spaces and basements. When below-freezing weather is forecast, open cupboard doors in the kitchen and bathrooms. This allows these pipes to get more heat from inside your home. If you leave home for several days, put your furnace on a low setting. This […]

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The most common reason a heating and air conditioning system breaks down is because of a dirty filter. As dirt accumulates, air can’t pass, or worse, the system overheats. The motor then has to work harder. In a best-case scenario, your unit will need to be repaired. In the worst case, if your unit is […]

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Try to keep adjusting the float until the water shuts off at the proper level. The water level in the tank is controlled by an adjustable float. A float that’s set too low produces a weak flush; if it’s set too high, water spills into the overflow tube and the fill valve won’t shut off. If […]

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Programmable Thermostat Use a programmable thermostat to set up a schedule for your furnace & dictate what temperature you want your home to be at specific days and times of the week. So instead of turning your furnace off when you go to bed, or setting it to a very low temperature, you can program […]

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