Wishing Our Customers A Happy New Year!

Here at Green Apple Mechanical NJ we would like to wish our customers a very happy new year! In the new year, we want you to know that throughout all of the seasons and all that they bring Green Apple Mechanical NJ is here for you and your family and all of their HVAC needs. If you are in need of a brand new furnace or simply need your old one repaired we are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-315-5564

Don’t Let Winter Catch You Off Guard

With winter here to stay awhile, it’s more important than ever to maintain your furnace care. If your furnace doesn’t seem to be working to its full potential then make sure to call the professionals who have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. We always place a high emphasis on customer service and efficiency. Now is a great time to schedule your annual furnace inspection which is recommended by furnace experts and manufacturers. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191

Happy Holidays From Green Apple

We would like to wish all of our customers a happy holiday! Green Apple is here for you and your family throughout the holidays. We have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. Whenever anything goes wrong with any part of your home HVAC system Green Apple are the experts you can trust. Also, there is still time to schedule your annual furnace inspection which is recommended by manufacturers and HVAC experts. Let us make sure there are no small problems with your furnace that could turn into larger, more expensive problems down the road. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191

Your Winter Heating Experts

Green Apple Mechanical NJ has been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. No one knows HVAC better than we do and we always place a high priority on customer service. With winter officially here it’s more important than ever to have HVAC professionals you can trust. At Green Apple Mechanical we can install new furnaces, repair the furnace you already have or do your annual furnace inspection as recommended by manufacturers and HVAC experts. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical toll-free at 888-611-7191

Give Your Furnace A Little TLC

Give your furnace a little TLC by scheduling its annual furnace inspection. Manufacturers and HVAC experts recommend having your furnace inspected once a year. Green Apple Mechanical will make sure there are no small problems with your furnace that could turn into a much larger and more expensive problem down the road. We will make sure your furnace is working to the best of its potential and that all of its filters are clear. 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 needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191

Your HVAC Professionals For All Seasons

Green Apple Mechanical NJ is here to serve you and your family throughout all the seasons. The harsh winter months can be particularly harsh on your HVAC system. That’s one of the reasons it’s important to have your furnace inspected annually as recommended by manufacturers and HVAC professionals. Green Apple Mechanical NJ will make sure that there is nothing wrong with your heating system that could turn into an even larger problem down the road. We want to save you time and money. If you have any questions regarding any of your HVAC concerns please feel free to call your friends at 888-611-7191

The Experts You Can Trust

Here at Green Apple Mechanical NJ we have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. From repairs to installations, from small fixes to big emergencies, we have you covered. It’s still not too late to schedule your annual furnace inspection which is recommended by manufacturers and HVAC experts. An annual furnace inspection can save you time and money in the long run. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-611-7191

Preparing Your Heating System for the Summer

We still have cool-to-cold weather here in NJ, and can expect a few more weeks of it before the temperature begins to warm up. Your home’s heating system will keep working for a while longer, but you should also know how to prepare your heating system for the time when it will shut off for a few months during the summer. You don’t want it to have trouble starting up again when the fall and winter weather return.
Here are some ways to prepare your heating system for its summer siesta. For professional assistance with your heating—from maintenance to repairs to new installation—trust to the skilled workers at Green Apple Mechanical.

Preparing for summer—with your heater

  • Have lingering repairs taken care of now: It is very tempting to put off fixing a malfunction in a heater with the warmer weather approaching. However, you should make sure that your heating system shuts off for the season working as well as possible, since you do not want to encounter trouble when you really need it later. This time of year is less busy for HVAC repair technicians, making it easy to schedule the work—the winter rush will present a much more difficult time for scheduling. Also, any repair needs your furnace has can deteriorate during the long period of inactivity and become worse.
  • Have a maintenance visit if you haven’t already: Spring is when most homeowners have a maintenance visit for their air conditioner. If you’ve delayed maintenance for your heater for more than a year, you should also have maintenance done for it now so that it will be in good shape for when you need it again. You want your heating system in the best shape possible when you need it once more. Maintenance will also make sure there are no safety issues in the system—such as gas leaks—that can become problems.
  • Check and replace air filters: This is part of regular maintenance that you can do on your own. If the air filter for your heater is clogged, or if you haven’t changed it in over a month, you should switch it out now. Your air conditioner will probably use the same filter, so this will help you during the summer as well.

Schedule service today

Get a head start on the summer, and next winter, with the service your heater requires. Call Green Apple Mechanical and set up an appointment for maintenance or repairs for your heating in NJ.

Signs & Symptoms of a Damaged Furnace Heat Exchanger

 

Overview

The heat exchanger on a furnace is the section that keeps the combustion chamber and the breathing air separate. A heat exchanger is made of thin metal, and as it heats up from the combustion of the furnace, it transfers the heat to the air being distributed through the house by the blower. When a heat exchanger becomes damaged and the combustion fumes and gases mix with the clean air, serious consequences can result. Inspecting your heat exchanger regularly for damage is important to keep everything running safely and smoothly.

Visual Metal Cracks

The easiest way to tell if a heat exchanger is damaged is to inspect it and actually see cracks that have formed in the metal. Many companies use infrared light to detect cracks, but a flashlight is sufficient for more noticeable cracks. If you don’t notice damage from a visual inspection, it doesn’t mean there is no damage. Regular inspection by a professional is a wise idea.

Buildup and Discoloration

Often when cracks are present in a heat exchanger, soot from the combustion process will seep through and discolor the metal. The result will be a buildup of soot around the crack site and/or spots that are a darker color than the rest of the metal.

Carbon Monoxide Detection

Although you should certainly not wait until your carbon monoxide detector sounds to determine if your heat exchanger is broken, if you do get an alarm, it is a strong sign that damage is present. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of the combustion process, and it can seep through the cracks of a damaged heat exchanger. Contact your local fire department right away if your carbon monoxide detector goes off.

Difference in Furnace Flame

Sometimes, if the heat exchanger is damaged and the fresh, breathing air mixes with the combustion air, the flame in your furnace can change. If you suspect damage, have someone turn the thermostat up to initiate the furnace, then sit and observe the flame. A damaged heat exchanger may produce a flame that jumps and dances after the blower fan has been on.

If you have any questions or concerns about your furnace or any of your HVAC needs fell free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll free at 888-611-7191

5 Central Heating Problems

It’s not a luxury or option to have your central heating working effectively and efficiently. When your central heating system can’t keep up and keep your home warm, everybody suffers. By performing routine maintenance to your furnace, you should be able to avoid costly problems.
 
As you’re maintaining or trouble-shooting your central heating system, visit the U.S. Department of Energy for helpful information about one of the important components of your heating system – the ductwork. Although you can’t see every part of the ductwork system, it’s an integral part of the heating system, delivering warm air throughout your home.
 
Once you know the top five central heating problems, you’ll be in the perfect position to keep your house warm and comfortable.
 

    1. 1.Complete Loss of Heat

      If you turn on your furnace and get absolutely no response from the heating system, the first thing to do is try to isolate the problem – figure out where the issue lies. If the heating system isn’t getting electrical power, you should probably call an electrician. Check the pilot light – is it igniting? If not, the issue probably lies in the gas supply and you should call the company that supplies your gas. Check the thermostat to make sure it’s set to “on” and that the temperature is set high enough to activate the furnace.

If you turn on your furnace and get absolutely no response from the heating system, the first thing to do is try to isolate the problem.

    1. 2.Partial Loss of Heat

      If you notice that you are still getting heat, but the furnace doesn’t seem to be operating at peak efficiency, you may have a few different issues going on. It’s possible that your ductwork system has problems with leaks or blockages. If you have radiators, it’s also possible that your radiators need bleeding to release trapped air.

    2. 3.Ductwork System

      Because the ductwork system is so extensive throughout your home, there are many places where blockages can occur from rodents or insects. A ductwork blockage will generally require the service of an expert, who can diagnose and fix the issue. Ductwork leaks, resulting in heat escaping from the ducts and not expelling where you want it, also requires expert service to repair.

  1. 4.Malfunctioning Thermostat

    If you notice that the temperature of your home begins to have wild extremes, with high temperatures one minute and freezing temperatures soon after, the thermostat may be malfunctioning. This could cause the furnace to misread the actual temperature of your home and run when it shouldn’t or fail to run when it should. Call a professional to come out and recalibrate your thermostat. If your thermostat can’t be repaired, consider replacing it with a programmable thermostat that will help you reduce your heating bills.

  2. 5.Pilot Light

    For proper heating, the pilot light of your furnace must be lit continuously. If you check and you don’t see it lit, you will need to reignite it. If you see that the pilot light is on, check to assess its strength. The pilot light flame should be strong and blue – not yellow and weak. A weak pilot light could be a dangerous situation, resulting in high levels of carbon monoxide in your home, which could be fatal. Call a professional if you see indications of pilot light problems.
    While you may not be able to resolve central heating problems yourself, you can probably diagnose issues and get a Green Apple Mechanical NJ technician to come access the problem. Feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical NJ toll free at 888-611-7191