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1. Keep the Area Around the Furnace Clear Most furnaces are kept in the basement, where we also love to store extra belongings. It’s really important to keep a three to five foot area around your furnace completely clear of stored items. This is a safety issue because there is burning gas in the furnace. […]

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1. Did you Know That… Albert Einstein was made an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union? The German physicist said on one occasion that if he had to live his life all over again, he would be a plumber! The list of famous people that could have been plumbers is longer than you […]

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During the winter, some vents in rooms around the house can become blocked by moved carpets and furniture, or have their shutters closed. This is bad for the furnace: it increases the pressure inside the ventilation system, which can lead to leaks, and forces more work from the furnace blower, which drains energy and can […]

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Before the onset of cold weather, protect your pipes from freezing by following these recommendations: Drain water from swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines following manufacturer’s or installer’s directions. Do not put antifreeze in these lines unless directed. Antifreeze is environmentally harmful, and is dangerous to humans, animals, and landscaping. Remove, drain, and store […]

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If you start noticing more dust around your home, or dust around your air vents You smell a dusty odor in your home You or your family has unexplained congestion To keep your furnace in its best condition, Green Apple Mechanical NJ recommends that you change the filter monthly and have it serviced annually by […]

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No matter the prevention you have taken sometimes burst pipes happen. What you do when you discover one will make the difference between an inconvenience or a total disaster. Here we have highlighted the best action a homeowner can take. Look out for the signs of Burst Pipes. Not every burst pipe is a torrent […]

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Ensures proper airflowDuring the furnace tune-up, the heating technician will check your heating system to ensure it is receiving the proper airflow. Restricted or limited airflow places an unnecessary strain on your furnace that can lead to increased repairs and a shortened lifespan. Keeps you safeFurnaces burn fuel to produce heat. This combustion process must […]

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THE DANGER ZONE: WHEN AND WHY PIPES FREEZE Especially in places that typically see cold winter weather, like New Jersey, well-constructed modern homes are built to protect pipes against freezing. In older homes, however, or during unusually cold temperatures, pipes that are most at risk of freezing are Exposed pipes in unheated areas of the home, Pipes […]

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Reading the manual of your furnace system, you will see that the manufacturer recommends an annual inspection; there are good reasons why manufacturers suggest inspections should be done each year. Uphold Your System’s Warranty Many warranties provided on heating systems have a clause that void the warranty if furnace inspections or maintenance are not completed […]

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While holiday activities can put a strain on your home’s plumbing, there are ways to ease this strain. Here are six quick tips to prevent a plumbing catastrophe during the holidays: Clogged Sinks – Avoid draining oils and greases down your kitchen sink. Fatty substances can solidify in your pipes and clog your kitchen’s plumbing. Instead […]

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