2 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Electric Bill With Central Air

Increase Shade Indoors and Outdoors

Shading your home and your central air unit lowers your electric bill by reducing how much and how hard the unit has to work. Plant shade trees near the condenser to keep it out of direct sunlight, as well as along the east and west of your property, keeping your house cooler naturally during the summer. Inside your home, use energy efficient blinds and window treatments — and keep these closed during the day to keep hot air out.

Reduce Use of Heat Generating Items

A lot of focus is placed on keeping the hot air from the outside from getting into your home; however, what you do inside the home can also increase the temperature, thus forcing the air conditioner to work harder. Over the summer, cook outside as much as possible and line or air-dry clothing to avoid using the oven and dryer, two of the biggest heat generators in a home. Replace the bulbs in your home with compact fluorescents, which generate less heat than incandescent bulbs, and always turn the lights off when you aren’t in the room or at home to limit the extra heat.
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3 Reasons Why You Need HVAC Maintenance

  • Lower chance of a catastrophic breakdown: Everyone wants an incident-free cooling and heating season. After all, it’s incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable when equipment breaks down on a sweltering summer afternoon or frigid winter night, right when you need your HVAC system most. The odds of this happening when you schedule inspections every year are greatly diminished.
  • Longer equipment life: Air conditioners, furnaces, and other HVAC equipment function best when they’re regularly serviced and cleaned. One malfunctioning part can cause a domino effect that causes the entire system to break down. Regular maintenance prevents this from happening and adds years to your HVAC lifespan.
  • Safer equipment operation: A failing HVAC system does more than cost a lot of money to repair; it also can endanger your family. For instance, if the furnace develops a crack in the heat exchanger, carbon monoxide gas can escape and poison the air you’re breathing. Also, electric HVAC systems can develop a short circuit, which is a serious fire hazard if ignored. Clearly, your family’s safety is yet another reason to schedule annual HVAC system maintenance.
  • Green Apple are the experts you can trust. We having been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call us toll-free at 888-611-7191

As Temps Soar Central Air Is The Best Solution

Central air conditioners are more efficient than room air conditioners. In addition, they are out of the way, quiet, and convenient to operate. To save energy and money, you should try to buy an energy-efficient air conditioner and reduce your central air conditioner’s energy use. In an average air-conditioned home, air conditioning consumes more than 2,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, causing power plants to emit about 3,500 pounds of carbon dioxide and 31 pounds of sulfur dioxide.
If you are considering adding central air conditioning to your home, the deciding factor may be the need for ductwork.
If you have an older central air conditioner, you might choose to replace the outdoor compressor with a modern, high-efficiency unit. If you do so, consult a local heating and cooling contractor to assure that the new compressor is properly matched to the indoor unit. However, considering recent changes in refrigerants and air conditioning designs, it might be wiser to replace the entire system.
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The Immense Benefits Of Central Air

  • Increased Comfort. This is one of the biggest benefits of central air conditioning. Window units usually have limited cooling capabilities and can only cool the immediate area where they are located—meaning you may need to purchase multiple window units (and spend more money). While window units only cool one area of the home, central air conditioning systems simultaneously cool the entire house.
  • Better Air Quality. Ahh… take a deep breath! Central air conditioning systems use filters which work to take pollutants, allergens, and the like out of the air, meaning fresher, cleaner air for you and your loved ones.
  • Low noise levels. One of the biggest pitfalls of traditional air conditioning systems is the noise level. Window units are located inside the house so they’re going to make noise—and depending on the system, this noise can be loud and potentially become a big annoyance. Central air conditioning systems, however, keep the condenser (and the noise!) outside of the house.
  • Green Apple are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ 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 call us toll-free at 888-611-7191

Why You Need To Keep An Eye On Your Toilet

Inspect Your Toilet
You may take your toilet for granted every day, but it actually works hard to keep your home’s plumbing system flowing properly. A sticky flapper valve can cause more water to push through your toilet than what is needed. Having a Green Apple professional plumber inspect your toilet for flow issues and valve leaks can improve performance and reduce the risk of future plumbing disasters and overflow. If your toilet is over 10 years old consider replacing it with an eco-friendly one that uses less water.
Have your home’s plumbing system checked for problems now. This simple step can save you money on utilities and emergency plumbing calls in the long run. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call us toll-free at 888-611-7191

Spring Time Is The Best Time For Central Air Installation

  1. Flexible schedules
    As temperatures are (usually) not extreme in the spring, there are fewer emergency breakdowns and replacements. This allows our HVAC companies to be more accommodating to an installation date that’s convenient for you.
  2. Planned vs. emergency
    If you plan to have your system replaced, you can set aside money ahead of time. In the case of an emergency replacement, you may not always have the money saved up. Either away, Bell Brothers does offer financing options to help with the cost.
  3. Cost-effective
    By planning a replacement — rather than being surprised with an emergency replacement — you can save money by updating both systems the same day. It’s more cost effective to have an installation technician come to your home one time rather than two. Not only do most furnaces and air conditioners have the same life expectancy and will most likely need to be replaced around the same time, they also rely on each other. If replaced separately, some work may have to be re-done when the second system is installed.
  4. Maximum rebate
    You will see the biggest increase in energy efficiency with two new systems compared to one. Sometimes updating only one unit doesn’t increase the whole system’s efficiency enough to allow a homeowner to receive the maximum rebate.
  5. Tax refund
    While many Americans use their tax refund for fun purchases, you may want to consider putting it toward a new HVAC system.
  6. Green Apple are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ 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 call us toll-free at 888-611-7191

Just A Few Of The Reasons You Need Central Air

Central air conditioning is the most effective and simplest way to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Compared to conventional air conditioning methods such as window unit air conditioners, central air is by far the best selection for any home or office. Perhaps the biggest benefit of central air conditioning might seem like its ability to cool your entire house in a matter of minutes.

Less Noise

Central air conditioners are far quieter than traditional air conditioners. The unit is located outside your home, causing the bulk of its running noise to go virtually unnoticed when you are in your home.

Location

Being located outside means your air conditioning system does not block your views or affect the aesthetic appeal of your home. Conventional window unit air conditioners make it impossible to see out of the portion of the windows they use and they look uninviting from the exterior of your home. Because it does not take up any space indoors, your home looks chicer and more modern.
Green Apple Mechanical are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing concerns call us toll-free at 888-611-7191

Quick Simple Ways To Save Money On Your Plumbing

Be careful what you flush – NEVER flush hair, floss, toys, or other hard objects down the toilet, as they can cause clogs. Clogged pipes are more prone to breakage and wear, which could lead to cracked pipes. Small clogs can lead to big plumbing complications!
Repair cracks and leaks quickly – Small damp patches on the walls, roof, or floor/ground could be an indication that your pipes are cracked or leaking. They may look small, but you have no idea how much water has been absorbed into the walls and floors. If you notice any cracks or leaks in the pipes, repair them before they grow into more serious, water-wasting problems.
Clean your drains – Dirty, clogged drains are more prone to damage and cracks. Regular cleaning with baking soda/vinegar solution can help to eliminate clogs and get rid of grime and muck. Clean drains are more efficient and less likely to break.
Green Apple are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ 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 call us toll-free at 888-611-7191

Having Trouble With Your Water Heater?

Water Heater
Depending on how frequent you maintain it, the average lifespan of a water heater is anywhere from 8 to 12 years. The most common water heater problems include a leaking tank, not enough hot water, water that is too hot or too cold, and discolored or smelly water.
Hidden leaks and faulty heating equipment could end up causing structural damage if left untreated. Following a regular maintenance schedule is one way to combat costly plumbing repairs. A regular inspection of your plumbing system helps catch small problems before they get out of hand. Contact your Green Apple Mechanical NJ plumbing professional today.
We are the professionals you can trust. We have 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

# Steps To Protect Your Central Air

Step 1: Conduct Seasonal Checks

As the growing season grinds on, shrubs, trees branches, and the like can start to encroach on your central AC’s outdoor unit. That can affect the efficiency of the condenser. Clear debris from around the unit and keep vegetation at least 2 feet away. It’s also important to clean indoor grills and filters on a monthly basis.

Step 2: Turn Up the Temperature

Raising the thermostat a single degree could shave 3 to 5 percent from your cooling costs. If your home doesn’t have a programmable thermostat, consider making the upgrade. By automatically adjusting temperatures when you’re asleep or away from home, the device can pay for itself in a few short years.

Step 3: Call in the Pros

Once a year, have a licensed Green Apple Mechanical professional perform a full inspection of your air conditioning units. This will involve cleaning and flushing the condenser coils, draining the pan and drainage system, vacuuming the blower compartments, and checking the refrigerant and mechanical parts.
It’s also worth asking them to check the ductwork, especially if your cooling bills have been higher than normal. Up to 30 to 40 percent of energy can escape through leaky or uninsulated ducts. And if your home also has forced-air heat that uses the same ductwork, sealing leaks and adding insulation could end up paying for itself in just a few years.
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