Why You Should Never Flush “Flushable” Wipes

The construction of flushable wipes means they remain in one piece as they pass through the residential plumbing system and into the municipal wastewater system.

Is Your Central Air Ready For Spring?

Ducts with accumulated debris may also impact the performance and efficiency of the HVAC system.

Has Your HVAC System Been Naughty Or Nice This Year?

If you notice leaks around your HVAC system, this could indicate other issues like loose connections and faulty seals near your home.

What The Warning Noises Your Plumbing Is Making Means

The old phrase “no news is good news” definitely applies to the plumbing in any New Jersey area home.

Two Clues That Your Furnace Is On The Fritz

Have you required more than one heating repair on your furnace or boiler within the last two years? Just like cars break down more often as they age, so does your home’s furnace or boiler.

Here’s How To Give Your Furnace A Helping Hand

Most furnaces are kept in the basement, where we also love to store extra belongings. It’s really important to keep a three to five foot area around your furnace completely clear of stored items.

3 Amazing Facts About Plumbing

Did you Know That… Albert Einstein was made an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union? The German physicist said on one occasion that if he had to live his life all over again, he would be a plumber!

Why You Want To Keep All Vents Open & Unobstructed

During the winter, some vents in rooms around the house can become blocked by moved carpets and furniture, or have their shutters closed. This is bad for the furnace: it increases the pressure inside the ventilation system, which can lead to leaks, and forces more work from the furnace blower, which drains energy and can cause the blower motor to overheat. Tour your house and make sure the vents are clear and open.

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

How To Protect Pipes From Freezing

Before the onset of cold weather, protect your pipes from freezing by following these recommendations:

  • Drain water from swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines following manufacturer’s or installer’s directions. Do not put antifreeze in these lines unless directed. Antifreeze is environmentally harmful, and is dangerous to humans, animals, and landscaping.
  • Remove, drain, and store hoses used outdoors. Close inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs. Open the outside hose bibs to allow water to drain. Keep the outside valve open so that any water remaining in the pipe can expand without causing the pipe to break.
  • Add insulation to attics, basements and crawl spaces. Insulation will maintain higher temperatures in these areas.
  • Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas. Look in the garage, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold water pipes in these areas should be insulated.
  • Consider installing specific products made to insulate water pipes like a “pipe sleeve” or installing UL-listed “heat tape,” “heat cable,” or similar materials on exposed water pipes. Newspaper can provide some degree of insulation and protection to exposed pipes – even ¼” of newspaper can provide significant protection in areas that usually do not have frequent or prolonged temperatures below freezing.
  • Call green Apple Mechanical Toll-free @ 888-611-7191 with any questions or concerns you may have regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs.

Is Your Furnace Ready For A Snow Storm?

A properly maintained furnace uses less fuel and lasts longer. A Green Apple Mechanical NJ HVAC professional will oil motors so they run more smoothly, check and replace the filters, and make sure your thermostat is set accurately. All of these make your furnace run more efficiently and use less energy. With proper maintenance, it can reduce your costs on your electricity bill, since 46% of the average family electricity bill is towards heating and cooling.

Annual maintenance also reduces the chance of your furnace breaking down. By checking it annually, you can do necessary repairs then – rather than when it’s in the middle of a brutal snow storm.  

Regular annual checks of your furnace are vital for your health, finances, and safety. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free @ 888-611-7191.