How To Ensure The best Air Quality From Your AC

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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Preventative Care For 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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What Your Plumbing May Be Trying To Tell You

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 Plumbing & 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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Just A Few Of The Perks Of Getting Central AC During The Spring

  1. Manufacturer deals
    Many homeowners rely less on their HVAC system during the spring, which means it isn’t top of mind. To remind homeowners of their HVAC needs, many furnace and air conditioner manufacturers offer rebates or deals from April to June.
  2. Good weather
    The nice weather spring brings makes it bearable to do without heating and/or air conditioning for one day while the system is being replaced. Why go without much-needed air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter if you don’t have to?
  3. Flexible schedules
    As temperatures are (usually) not extreme in the spring, there are fewer emergency breakdowns and replacements. This allows us to be more accommodating to an installation date that’s convenient for you.
  4. Planned vs. emergency
    If you plan to have your system replaced, you can set aside money ahead of time. In the case of an emergency replacement, you may not always have the money saved up.
  5. Cost-effective
    By planning a replacement — rather than being surprised with an emergency replacement — you can save money by updating both systems the same day. It’s more cost effective to have an installation technician come to your home one time rather than two. Not only do most furnaces and air conditioners have the same life expectancy and will most likely need to be replaced around the same time, they also rely on each other. If replaced separately, some work may have to be re-done when the second system is installed.
  6. Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical 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 us toll-free at 888-315-5564

Don’t Over Look This Simple Way To Save Money On Central Air

Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical recommend not installing central air conditioning without adding a high-efficiency filter to the system. By cleaning the air as it moves through the system, it will reduce pollen and dust in the air inside your house—and it will help keep the inner workings of your AC equipment clean and efficient. A system with a “media filter” with a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating of 12 will add $500 to $1,000 to installation costs but reduce your maintenance costs by about $500 every two years say, experts.

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Be Proactive And Install Central Air Now

Is your old air conditioner collecting dust? If so, spring is the perfect time to have central air conditioning installed by the professionals at Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ. In the HVAC industry, central air conditioning is a major advancement because it replaces individual air conditioners and can cool an entire house with the flick of a switch.

Central air conditioning is the best way to effectively circulate cold air throughout your home. Another advantage of this state-of-the-art system is that it can improve air quality in your home. Indoor air pollutants won’t be able to call your house their home.

When it comes to installing central air conditioning systems, our goal is providing your home with comfort and efficiency. Starting in the spring and during the summer, there is nothing more refreshing than basking in central air conditioning. Also, traditional air conditioners use more electricity than central air conditioning units. Therefore, a new central air conditioning unit will be more energy efficient than an old one.

The pros at Green Apple Mechanical can install a new central air conditioning that is the most conducive and effective for the layout of your particular home. Give your friends at Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical a  call toll-free at 888-315-5564 for a free estimate or consultation. So go ahead and take a well-deserved breath of cool air.

Creative Ways To Maximize Your HVAC System

 1-DECORATIVE INSULATION

Carpeting and area rugs on floors help insulate against drafts. They also feel great underfoot, help with soundproofing, and make us feel warmer because they’re so cozy looking.

2- KEEP A GOOD HUMIDITY LEVEL

Most people notice that the air in our homes tends to be really dry in colder weather. It’s not only drying on skin and throats, but it can make us feel colder than we really are. Using a humidifier to bring your humidity level up to about 40% will help transfer heat better. You can lower the setting on the thermostat and not notice it. More humidity is also better for wood floors and furniture and can help prevent asthma and allergy attacks.

3- MAKE SURE YOUR GARAGE DOOR IS SEALED

The garage is one of the biggest culprits of energy loss in the modern home. Make sure the garage door is touching all the way down and there aren’t any drafts around the sides are top.
By following these tips, you’ll keep your furnace running smoothly all season long. You’ll also stay cozy and warm for less money.

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Experiencing Any Of These Septic System Problems

Homeowners are responsible for maintaining the septic system. Consistent care and attention of your septic system are essential to preventing system failure.

How do you know if your system is failing?

  • Toilets are slow to flush.
  • Water backs up into sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and laundry machines.
  • Gurgling sounds are heard when running water or flushing toilets.
  • The grass is a deeper green color over the septic system area.
  • Patches of unusual puddles and sogginess. 
  • Depressions forming in the soil.
  • Unpleasant smell in or around the house.
  • If you notice any of these septic system warning signs be sure to call Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical toll-free at 888-315-5564
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Prevent This Common Plumbing concern

Spring Flooding

While cracked pipes and clogged drains are problematic, flooding is a nightmare. With spring comes a lot of snowmelt, and with snowmelt comes a lot of displaced water that can end up in your basement.

Sometimes your basement turns into a wading pool, but other times basement flooding is less noticeable. Here are some signs of a wet basement to be aware of

There are a few ways you can be proactive about preventing spring flooding:

  • Disconnect your downspouts from your sewer system and make sure water is draining about 6.5 feet away from your house’s foundation
  • Maintain your eavestroughs so they are clear of debris
  • Clear the drainage grates in front of your house and the drainage swales between your house and your neighbors’ so melting water and rain can flow freely through them.
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Why April Is An Excellent Time To Get Central Air Installed

During the months of March, April and May, the weather is cool enough that many people aren’t yet thinking about turning on or replacing their A/C unit, nor is it warm enough to have the furnace running full time. With a drop in demand for repairs and replacements for both, it not only frees up contractors to install a unit, but you’ll likely find a great price too. The same can be said during the autumn months. September, October, and November often offer mild temperatures that don’t require the need for air conditioning and the drop in sales will allow you, the consumer, to leverage a deal with a sales associate and get the best deal possible.

If you’re looking to find a great deal on a central air conditioner, following the trends of the market will help you to determine the right time to buy. Spring and autumn may be the best, but it’s also important to choose a contractor that you trust.

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. Call Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical toll-free at 888-315-5564