Top Two Reasons To Have Your Furnace Inspected

Prolong the Life of Your Furnace

The longer you put off having an annual inspection done on your furnace, the more likely you’re going to have a breakdown (usually when you need your furnace the most). During an inspection, a trained Green Apple Mechanical NJ technician may very well find small problems that if left unchecked could result in a major repair. Preventative maintenance on your furnace guarantees that all the parts in your furnace work together to heat your home safely and reliably for years to come.

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Leaks

When the heat exchanger in your furnace becomes cracked, gases like carbon monoxide can escape into your home.
Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and potentially deadly. For your family’s safety, it’s important to inspect your furnace regularly to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s also wise to install a carbon monoxide detector outside of each bedroom to protect and alert family members.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191

Why You Should Not Flush “Flushable Wipes”

Wet wipes are marketed as “flushable” and “septic-safe,” so there should be no problem with flushing them down the toilet, right? Wrong! Even though these wipes do eventually break down, they take a longer amount of time to do so compared to toilet paper. Since the breakdown of wet wipes isn’t as rapid, clogged pipes and blockages occur more frequently. Putting your home’s plumbing at risk for serious clogs translates to hefty plumbing bills for you.
If you still want to use wet wipes then fine but just don’t flush them. You can save yourself a lot of time and money by avoiding this problem. We 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 priority. If you have any questions or concerns you have regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call us toll-free at 888-611-7191

Will A High-Efficiency Furnace Reduce My Heating Bills?

Certainly, installing a new high-efficiency system will certainly help reduce your heating bill. But you shouldn’t count on it being the only contributor to help you save money.
The truth is it takes a combination of various proper insulation, such as sealing your doors, windows, attic space, plumbing pipes, ductwork and any leaks and cracks. Together, the warm air produced by your efficient system will stay in and keep you warm and save you money.
We 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 priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191

When “If It’s Not Broke, Don’t Fix It?” Doesn’t Apply

You would not drive your car for miles and miles without changing the oil, rotating the tires or replacing the brake pads. So why would anything be different when it comes to heating and air conditioning? would they not need the same attention and service? HVAC units need to be maintained on a regular basis.
Repairs are not always apparent, but regular maintenance helps to ensure that little problems don’t turn into big ones. In addition, A neglected HVAC system can end up costing you much more money in the long run if left unchecked.
A good preventative maintenance contract will provide for scheduled inspections to ensure peak performance and potentially last past its expected lifespan.
Green Apple Mechanical has been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. Call us toll-free at 888-611-7191 with any questions or concerns you may have regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing concerns.

What To Do When A Plunger Doesn’t Cut It

A plunger works by plugging a clog free with suction. Plungers are a fantastic tool, but it won’t work on every clog. If a clog is caused by something sturdy and stubborn like a tree root, you need a solution that is more powerful.
Usually, if a plunger doesn’t work, you can use a plumbing snake. If that doesn’t work, then you can try hydro jetting, which targets high-pressure water spray to break up and flush out clogs.
If none of these solutions work then be sure to call Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191. We are the professionals 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 priority.

How Often Does My Furnace Filter Need To Be Changed?

If you were to poll a group of HVAC professionals about the proper frequency for your system’s filter replacement, they would testify that it hinges on an array of factors like the number of people in the home, whether pets are present, the type of air filter, the home’s air quality etc.
Though you don’t have to change your furnace filter every single month, it should be changed every three months at most, as the seasons change. So, be sure that your furnace filter is switched out at the start of winter, fall, spring, and summer! When in doubt, we suggest that you check the filter to see if it is truly dirty.
It’s also important to have an annual furnace inspection done once a year by a professional so they can make sure your furnace is operating to its full potential and that there are no small problems that could turn into much larger problems. Call us here at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191

Why Does My Drain Clog?

Why does my drain clog?

A common question Green Apple Mechanical NJ commonly gets relates to clogged drains.
Generally, clogged drains occur because people are not careful, particularly in the kitchen, about what goes down the drain.
For example, make sure to avoid:

  • pouring cooking oil (or fat) down the drain.
  • putting poultry skins (chicken, turkey), starchy (potato peels, rice), stringy (celery) or fibrous waste (coffee grinds, corn husks) down the drain.

Also, take some common sense and proactive steps, such as:

  • have the water running when you use the garbage disposal.
  • let the garbage disposal “catch up” after waste is poured down the drain.

To avoid clogged drains, be conscious and careful and you should avoid a clogged drain dilemma
If a clog occurs, then there is always baking soda and vinegar. The natural chemical reaction will help break up clogs.
If your drain is still clogged make sure to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191

The Best Way To Care For Your HVAC System

 
Change filters regularly. Clogged air filters reduce airflow and make heating and cooling systems work longer and harder, consuming more energy and causing premature wear. Check system manuals, and change disposable filters regularly to keep air flowing freely. Clean filters mean less housework, too. Changed once a month, disposable filters clean the air of dirt, mold spores and pollen before it settles as dust on household surfaces.
Keep compressors free and clear. Central air conditioning and heat pump systems rely on outdoor compressor units to exchange hot air for cold. To do the job, these units need unobstructed surroundings. Each spring and fall, check the area around compressors for obstructions. Prune or trim any encroaching shrubs or plants. Remove leaves and debris from the sides and base of the unit. Make sure compressors are free to breathe!
Schedule service calls early. Heating and air conditioning systems require regular professional maintenance. Don’t wait for the first chilly night or hot day. Schedule tune-ups before the weather changes. You’ll have the service technician’s full attention.
Ask for advice. While your technician is on the premises, ask the service technician for advice about your heating and cooling systems. Most techs love talking about their job and are happy to give pointers on how to keep your unit running efficiently.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191

Experiencing Low Water Pressure?

Is your shower head not performing like it used to? Over time mineral deposits can build up which can cause the nozzles to squirt water in all directions or clog up completely, leaving you with poor water pressure or low flow.
Here are our top tips to help get your shower head back to peak performance.

#1 Rub the Nozzles

Many shower heads have flexible rubber nozzles. You can dislodge mineral buildup in these nozzles by simply massaging each nozzle with your finger. You can also try gently scrubbing the nozzles with a toothbrush.

#2 Soak the Shower Head in Vinegar

There are a couple ways to do this:

  • If you prefer to leave the shower head attached to the pipe coming out of the wall, you can fill a plastic bag with vinegar and wrap it around the shower head.
    • Secure the bag around the head with a rubber band, tape, or a twist tie.
    • Leave the bag around the shower head for a few hours.
    • Remove the bag and turn on the water for a few minutes to clear the vinegar out of the shower head.
    • If this solution still doesn’t fix your problem there could be something else going on. Call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191

Top 2 Signs Your Furnace Could Be Breaking Down

1) Your furnace is more than 15 years old
According to Consumer Reports, the average life expectancy for a gas furnace is 18 years.
However, according to EnergyStar.com, you should replace a furnace that’s over 15 years old with an ENERGY STAR rated furnace, which is 15% more energy efficient than other furnaces on the market.
To learn more about how much money you can save by upgrading to a new energy efficient furnace, read up on EnergyStar ratings, which measures furnace energy efficiency.
2) Your heating bill increased
A variety of problems could be causing this. But if you have repaired your furnace by a reputable heating company and had your air ducts properly sealed your energy bill shouldn’t increase dramatically.
A sudden increase in your heating bill from the years before may mean that your furnace is on its last legs. As internal parts wear out, your gas and electric bill may go up.
The extra money you’re paying in gas and electricity could go towards buying a new furnace.
If you have any questions or concerns  regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191