Clogged Drain? Try This!

First, make sure there is no water in the sink. Pour one cup of baking soda followed by one cup of table salt and then pour a cup of white vinegar. Wait for ten minutes and flush it with boiling water. Then the problem should be solved!
If This simple solution doesn’t work then call your local Green Apple professionals. 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 call your friends at Green Apple toll-free at 888-611-7191

Why It’s Important To Keep Your Furnace Clean

Regardless of what type of furnace you have, regular maintenance is key for efficient out comings and money savings. Since dirt is the biggest enemy of your furnace, as it wastes fuel and considerably lowers your furnace’s efficiency, you can save you a lot of money on heating costs as well as avoid expensive repairs in the future simply by keeping your furnace clean.
Because dirt affects all three basic components of your furnace: the filter system, the blower, and the motor, your furnace filter should be replaced or cleaned at the beginning of the heating season and about once a month during periods of continuous in order to keep your home cleaner and to prevent dirt and debris from getting into your blower and damaging it.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call Green Apple toll-free at 888-611-7191

Protect Yourself From Lead Pipes

Lead pipes, used in the early 1900s, have a life expectancy of 100 years, but they can leach lead into your drinking water, a potential health hazard. Lead pipes are typically dull gray and the surface of the pipe can be easily scratched with a knife or key.
If you suspect that your home has lead water pipes, have the water tested. If results show the lead content at 15 parts per billion (15 ppb) or more, call in a professional Green Apple plumber to replace your home’s lead pipes.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing concerns please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple toll-free at 888-611-7191

How To Give Your Furnace Some TLC

You invested thousands of your hard earned money in your home heating system. Proper, regular maintenance is an absolute must to keep your heating system in proper working order. If you neglect this vital tasks you will most likely experience unexpected breakdowns, an increase in energy cost, a poorly performing unit, and frustration! Ignoring regular maintenance can end up costing you a lot more money in the long run.
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 toll-free at 888-611-7191

Foods Not To Put Down The Drain This Thanksgiving

 

Grease & Oil.  

When it comes to keeping your home’s plumbing in good shape, it’s important not to put any grease or oil down the drain. This is especially true when it comes to turkey grease. Putting these oil down the drain can later solidify, creating a clog in your pipes.

Bones.

While a roasted turkey makes the the centerpiece on your table, it’s not the most efficient way to eat the bird. Rather, you need to carve and debone the turkey. Now and then, you may think it’s no big deal to throw a bone or two down the drain. However, this can be extremely damaging to your garbage disposal. Don’t throw any bones down the drain so that you can keep your kitchen plumbing healthy.

Vegetables.

When it comes to your Thanksgiving meal, there are plenty of vegetables that can get stuck in your garbage disposal. From potato skins to celery strings to onion bits, these items can clog pipes or can be hard for the garbage disposal to break down.
When it comes to your home’s plumbing, ensure that it’s well taken care of year round. For assistance with all your plumbing needs, call the experts at Green Apple. 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 with any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs. We would also like to wish a happy Thanksgiving to all of our loyal customers!

Top 2 Tips To Keep Your Furnace Running Smoothly

  • Change Your Filter:  The simplest step that can be taken to further the life of your furnace, changing the filter ensures that your furnace is running safely and efficiently. The general rule of thumb on changing filters is to switch them out every 3 months depending on the air quality around your home. However, for those people who live in dry or dusty climates, it is recommended that you change your filter more frequently.
  • Frequent Servicing: The best way to ensure that your furnace stays in good working condition, is to have it serviced by an HVAC professional. With your furnace running at an optimal level it will require less energy to heat your home, your home will stay more comfortable, and small problems can be identified before they turn into big problems.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs feel free to call your friends at Green Apple toll-free at 888-611-7191

Don’t Ignore Strange Sounds From Your Furnace

Strange Noises

We all know that HVAC systems make noise. If yours doesn’t, you probably have a brand-new model, or it’s hidden somewhere in your home where you can’t hear it. However, if you start hearing pops or squeaks, it may indicate that something has come loose in your unit and needs to be repaired or replaced.
Always try to pay attention to what’s going on with your furnace. Another way to take preventative care of your furnace is by scheduling an annual furnace inspection. Annual furnace inspections are recommended by HVAC professionals. Green Apple Mechanical are the experts you can trust. We have 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 please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple toll-free.

Why You Should Never Ignore Even A Small Leak

Think you can ignore that small plumbing leak? You might put a bucket down under the sink and leave it be. Or, if the leak comes from the faucet, you might not worry too much about what to do next, since the “drip-drip” can be hidden by shutting the door.
However, the average home’s plumbing leaks account for about 10,000 gallons of water a year! That means higher bills and wasted natural resources, but it’s something you can avoid. Get your plumbing leaks repaired ASAP. You will save money in the long run. Water damage to your home can be extremely expensive if left unchecked.
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

The Top Ways To Care For Your Furnace

Every time you turn on the heating, all the air inside your home moves through the furnace system. As a result, the dust, germs and particles on the walls and floors of your home can enter the furnace system too. Those particles can build up, clogging pathways, tangling motors and overworking other sensitive parts. In turn, the furnace system works harder, using more energy and time to do the same amount of heating.
To help protect your furnace system:

  • Dust down vents and registers
  • Clean ceiling fan blades
  • Keep obstruction away from the furnace and vents
  • Wipe the outside of the furnace system

Some homeowners use the furnace closet as a supply closet. However, this can pollute your indoor air. Remove everything but the furnace from the closet.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing concerns please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple toll-free at 888-611-7191

3 Major Furnace Warning Signs

1. How old is your furnace?

A good place to start is to compare your furnaces age to the national average. The average life expectancy of furnaces in homes today is between 16 and 20 years. If your furnace is close to this age or older, you should begin shopping. Shopping for a replacement furnace in an emergency does not allow time to make your best decision. Most people prefer to replace their furnace as a planned home improvement rather than a panic replacement when your furnace is faltering or failed. For starters, look at your furnace to see if you have a pilot light. If you do, it is almost certain to be over 25 years old!

 

2. Gas & Electric Bills Going Up?

Rising gas and electric prices are not the only reason for high bills. Furnaces often lose their efficiency as they age especially if they have not been properly maintained. As a result, your furnace may run longer to provide the same amount of heat. This will cause your gas & electric bills to go up. The money you pay the gas & electric company every month could be used to pay for a new furnace.

 

3. Any Furnace Repairs in the last 2 years?

Furnaces are like cars. As they age, you can replace one part only to have to replace another part next year. It doesn’t take long to spend $500 just to keep the old furnace running. Furnaces incur the most breakdowns in the last 2 years of their lives. Another repair sign is whether you had to wait to get parts replaced. As a furnace ages, it gets harder to get replacement parts. This waiting can really be cold on a below zero night.

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 toll-free at 888-611-7191