Tag: winter

This winter’s heating season could be your furnace’s last. Making an informed decision about whether to upgrade from a working gas furnace to a new unit involves several factors. Some are concrete issues of dollars and sense; others are educated guesses. One thing is certain: Aging furnaces tend to fail at the time of peak […]

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Thermostat Problems The first thing to check is the battery. Most digital thermostats have a battery indicator on the display. If you see an icon in the display asking for a battery, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and replace the battery with an appropriate size. If you see no display at all, check the power to […]

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Tom has lived in the same split entry house since it was built in 1980, and has never had any moisture problems with his home until recently.  Shortly after replacing his old mid-efficiency natural draft furnace with a high-efficiency furnace, Tom started noticing a host of moisture problems with his house.  It started with condensation on […]

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As a heating and cooling company we get a lot of very good questions from our customers about their furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters and you name it! One question we get repeatedly that I would like to address is: “Do I really need to have my heating and cooling system maintained or tuned-up?” I […]

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Prevent problems with an annual inspection and maintenance visit. Your furnace system controls the temperature and moves air throughout your home to keep it comfortable while also filtering out dust and allergens. A yearly preventative maintenance inspection by a qualified service technician can keep your HVAC functioning at peak efficiency by identifying problems from thermal […]

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As one of the most important investments and pieces of equipment in your home, it pays to keep track of just how efficiently and effectively your warm air oil or natural gas furnace is running. You need to know when to replace it before it costs you more in repairs than a new purchase or […]

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If we kept our homes as warm as we liked all winter, our energy bills would cost approximately $1 billion dollars. Although turning up the thermostat is tempting, just a few extra degrees can cripple your bank account. Luckily, there are many cheap, natural ways to heat your home that don’t involve blasting space heaters. […]

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HOME HEATING IN AMERICA For the first 100 years home heating in a heavily forested America was dominated by biomass (wood) and it was not until 1885 that the nation would burn more coal than wood. Prior to 1885 the majority of homes in America were heated with wood burning brick fireplaces and derivatives of […]

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As the winter months press on and the cold temperatures stick around, many homeowners will start to rely on the myths and fables they hear to reduce their utility bills, or warm their home. Don’t be fooled by heating myths. Green Apple Mechanical NJ has four myths homeowners should be aware of during the cold […]

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