Don’t Neglect Your HVAC System. Give It A Checkup

How often do you have a Green Apple Mechanical HVAC service expert inspect your system? Our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning professionals can help you stay comfortable and keep your air clean and healthy.

Consider this your guide for keeping your system working well. How often should you have a professional Green Apple Mechanical HVAC technician in New Jersey inspect the units, ducts, and all of their components? The answer is below.

A Word About Efficiency Loss

First, you should know why regular HVAC service is a necessity. Every year that you own an air conditioner or heater it slowly becomes less efficient. A number of factors contribute to this, including a decrease in the fluids, dirty vents, and degrading parts like the condenser coil. Regular maintenance can help stave off the effects of a slowly declining system, which helps prevent an increase in utility costs due to the units having to work harder to meet your comfort needs.

Service Periods

It is recommended that you have each individual unit inspected at least once a year. For the best service experience, Green Apple HVAC professionals should inspect your heater in the fall. This ensures it is prepared for the winter, and if your cooling system is inspected in the spring, it confirms it can handle working through the summer heat. If you did not have your air conditioner and ducts inspected this past spring, request an inspection very soon. Any signs of damage or decline can be repaired right away.

What Should Be Done

When a Green Apple technician visits your property, they will inspect your heating unit or air conditioner, including the external and internal components and the connections. They may also request to test your thermostat and should also check your vents and ducts for signs of damage or grime. If any repairs appear to be necessary, the Green Apple Mechanical technician should notify you beforehand. Overall, these minor repairs will keep your systems running smoothly and help prolong their life span.

Where to Begin

So, if you need to have your air conditioner, heater, or ventilation system serviced and have not done so this year, contact professional Green Apple Mechanical right away. If your utility bills have been higher than usual, your system is over 10 years old, your home is over 10 years old, or you have been noticing unusual problems, do not hesitate. Failure to order annual service to both your heating and cooling systems heating in the fall, and cooling in the spring can result in you needing to pay thousands of dollars to replace the unit. A Green Apple Mechanical technician can diagnose and repair problems before they send your heating or cooling into chaos.

Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priorities. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC  needs call today toll-free at 888-611-7191

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Is It Safe To Run Your AC When The Air Quality Is Bad?

With all of the recent news about the Canadian Wildfires affecting our air quality in New Jersey one of the things that people want to know when the air quality is bad is if it’s safe to run their air conditioner.

We’re going to look at the answer to this important question, both for central air units and window air conditioners.

It’s possible that you are thinking that if you’re running the AC during fire season, the ash particulate and smoke are going to enter your home. But that’s not the case. It’s a lot better for you to run your air conditioner rather than open your windows. Keep the system off of the fresh air intake setting, making it recirculate the air inside the home. this is going to help with keeping some smoke out of the house.

With central air, it’s just recirculating the air in the house.

The other thing about central air is that it’s a heat exchanger. That heat inside the house gets absorbed and then it’s transported through your refrigerant line. It’s then deposited outside.

Air conditioners also use filters for removing the pollutants from the circulated air in your home. When you run your AC, it circulates your indoor air and removes heat. It also filters some of the particulates from your air.

Here are some final tips for keeping safe during times of poor air quality:

  • Be sure to change your air filters Make sure you’re changing all the air filters on your HVAC system. Even though you might have closed your doors and windows, tiny particulates might get into the home through small gaps or roof vents. Having a new, clean filter will handle the problems.
  • Turn the AC on but Close the intake. Running the AC is going to circulate the air in the home through the filters. This will effectively purify the air. But a lot of units also come equipped with fresh air intake. Usually, these will help with improving air quality. However, this isn’t the case when the outside air quality is poor. Close that intake with the damper.
  • Keep Window Units and Bathroom Fans Off – Window AC and bathroom fans will often pull the air from the outside into the house. Therefore, when the air quality is poor outside, you want to keep them turned off.

As you can see, it’s fine to keep your central air conditioning unit running even when the air quality is poor outside, however, if you have a window air conditioner, it’s better not to do because that will bring in the poor air from the outdoors.

We are also happy to answer any questions that you have. Green Apple Mechanical are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the New Jersey are for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priorities. if you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC needs call us today toll-free at 888-611-7191

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