Why It’s So Important To Clean Your AC’s Air Filter

Air filters remove pollen, dust and other particles that would otherwise circulate indoors. Most filters are typically rectangular in shape and about 20 inches by 16 inches, and about 1 inch thick. They slide into the main ductwork near the inside fan unit. The filter should be periodically washed or replaced, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions.
A dirty air filter will not only degrade indoor air quality, but it will also strain the motor to work harder to move air through it, increasing energy costs and reducing energy efficiency. The filter should be replaced monthly during heavy use during the cooling seasons. You may need to change the filter more often if the air conditioner is in constant use, if building occupants have respiratory problems, if you have pets with fur, or if dusty conditions are present.
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The List Of “No’s” To Protect Your Garbage Disposal

  • No Fibrous Foods – Things like celery stalks, corn husks, onion skins, and such can twist themselves around the blades of your garbage disposal, wreaking havoc. Avoid them.
  • No Grease, Fat, or Oils – These items can build up inside the garbage disposal and your drainage pipes, causing drain clogging. The buildup of fat-based foods can also turn rancid in the drains, causing an offensive odor.
  • No Garbage – The name may be deceptive, but garbage disposals are for food waste, not garbage. Paper, metal, plastic, cigarette butts and wood should never be put down the garbage disposal.
  • No Hard to Grind Foods – bones, pasta, rice, and potato peels fall into this category. Bones are often too hard, large amounts of both pasta and potato peels are too starchy and can cause clogs.
  • Do Put Lots of Cold Water – Many people make the mistake of running their disposal for too short of time with too little water. For adequate flushing, make sure to run plenty of cold water while running the disposal, this ensures all the particles are thoroughly flushed out, avoiding eventual clogging and bad smells. Cold water helps keep the motor from overheating.
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The Importance Of Ventilation For Your Central Air

Don’t Forget Ventilation

Ventilation is part of an air conditioning system’s foundation. Improving air movement through your house will help keep your air conditioner in top shape. Remember, you want to offer a way for hot air to escape from your home. Installing roof ventilation or gable vents will give hot air places to escape and be replaced by the cooled air from your air conditioning unit. Soffit vents may also be necessary, but the proper installation of these vents will depend on your home and its design.
Also, keep an eye on your vents throughout the summer months. Dust means not only poorer air quality, but worse air flow as well, which neuters your AC’s ability to cool properly. Nothing much is needed here—just some dusting on occasion, but the results are noticeable.
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The Cons Of Using A Window Unit AC

Cons

  • Window AC units can be a security risk, especially if placed on ground level. There are measures that can be taken to improve security, but you’ll likely end up wanting to remove the unit if you are leaving town for a few days.
  • Windows need to be properly sized to fit the AC unit and have an electrical outlet in range. This can sometimes be a significant challenge.
  • It is hard to direct where the water drains. Aside from picking a different window, there aren’t many other options if water is draining somewhere inconvenient.
  • Some might feel they are a bit of an eyesore. In the very least, window AC units certainly don’t add to the décor of a home. They also immobilize the use of the window.
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Two Tips To Help With Your Home Plumbing

1- Don’t hang things from exposed pipes. This is a problem most often found in basements, where plumbers are surprised to see homeowners hanging wet or pressed clothes from the exposed plumbing. These pipes are not meant to support the weight, and you’d be surprised at how heavy a few pants or shirts can get, especially when wet. The strain can cause the pipes to burst. Don’t use them as clothing racks.

2. AVOID DROP-IN BOWL CLEANER.

While cleaning your toilet bowl the old-fashioned way is certainly no fun, using the drop-in style cleaners in the tank or bowl can be problematic. The corrosive chemicals constantly leaching into the water can damage pipes and even prompted some toilet bowl manufacturers to void the warranty for using them.
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Invest In Central Air Maintenance

Want your central air to last and work hard? Invest in HVAC maintenance. Central air maintenance is the best way to care for your home.
With central air maintenance, homeowners:

  • Have cleaner indoor air
  • More efficient air conditioning
  • Reliable air conditioning service
  • Prevent expensive repairs
  • Avoid permanent damages

During HVAC maintenance, your Green Apple Mechanical NJ technicians thoroughly clean both inside and outside the central air. They remove the microbiological growth and other buildup that slows down the central air. This is the time they provide special care and attention to your particular central air system, making sure that service is reliable and efficient. Any problems are sorted before issues occur, so you save from damages and repair.
Schedule central air maintenance once a year to reap all the benefits. We 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 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.
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Improve The Lifespan Of Your HVAC System

Improved Lifespan

Many people purchase a new HVAC system and believe that it will be fine without maintenance for several years — why pay for maintenance if nothing is obviously broken? What people often fail to realize is that your HVAC system works hard throughout the year to keep your home at a stable and comfortable temperature, and this leads to the system’s components wearing down over time. Worn-down components have to work much harder than new ones to adequately heat and cool your home, and severely degraded components lead to catastrophic and unexpected HVAC breakdowns. Investing in regular maintenance for your HVAC system will ensure that all of its components are in great condition, greatly increasing the odds that you won’t have to endure a hot July day without air conditioning!
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# 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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Two Top Plumbing Warning Signs

1. Low water pressure

“Sometimes, the lessening of water pressure from the faucet in your kitchen or bathroom sink is simply a case of gunk buildup in the faucet’s aerator,”.
In these cases, the problem can be remedied by simply screwing off the aerator, cleaning off the gunky residue, and screwing it back onto the faucet. But if that doesn’t restore your pressure to normal, things could be more serious—like a fractured pipe, an eroded waterline, or a water leak in the system. Don’t try to fix these compacted issues yourself—call in a Green Apple Mechanical NJ pro immediately.

2. Slow draining

If you notice your kitchen and bathroom sinks are taking a bit longer than usual to drain, it’s probably best to call in a pro to suss out the source of the clog. Similarly, if your tub, sink, or toilet won’t drain after you attempt to use over-the-counter drain products or plungers, call a plumber, pronto. Trying too hard to release the clog can lead to more pipe damage.
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