Plumbing Concerns For This Season

  1. Clogged toilets – During the warmer seasons of the year, school is out, and this can contribute to more toilet clogs. Having some kids in the house can mean a lot more trips to the bathroom and using too much toilet paper which results in clogs.
  2. Sewer line backups – Summers are typically the time for multiple thunderstorms and heavy rains. Although these are usually for the warmer months, this can cause problems with your sewer line.
  3. Water sprinkler problems – The time you use your water sprinkler the most is during the summer months. Keeping your lawn watered can contribute to having issues with this system.
  4. 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

How Central Air Offers Cleaner Air And A Cooler Home

Instead of cooling only one room as window units are capable of doing, central air conditioning cools your entire house by sending cool air through ducts in your home. The air is then released through vents into each room, cooling it almost immediately. Through return air ducts, ambient air is pulled from each room before passing through filters that remove lint, dust, pollen, pet dander and other allergens before releasing this freshly cleaned air into each room of your home via a secondary duct. Even the smallest pollutants in the air are trapped and prevented from being released into your air. The more money you spend on a central air conditioner, the more pollutants it will capture and the cleaner the air in your home will become.

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

Why You Need To Keep An Eye On Your Plumbing

Like all other materials that make up a building, your plumbing and pipes will eventually deteriorate. Unfortunately, it’s a big job to replace them, but a very important one—for many reasons, including the health and safety risks that come from corroding and decaying tubing.

Over a few decades, your plumbing system will rust and corrode, and eventually, it’ll start causing leaks or floods, which could be raw sewage.

That will obviously cause serious damage to your building, which will easily cost thousands of dollars in repairs. And if it’s your home, you’ll be counting both the financial and the sentimental loss.

These disasters are thankfully rare because you’ll usually get plenty of warning signs before they happen.

But if you take the time to properly assess your plumbing system, you’ll be able to determine when it’s time to replace it -and that could be sooner than you thought.

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 Green Apple toll-free at 888-315-5564

Protect Yourself From This Heat Wave With Central Air

Central air conditioners are more efficient than room air conditioners. In addition, they are out of the way, quiet, and convenient to operate. To save energy and money, you should try to buy an energy-efficient air conditioner and reduce your central air conditioner’s energy use. In an average air-conditioned home, air conditioning consumes more than 2,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, causing power plants to emit about 3,500 pounds of carbon dioxide and 31 pounds of sulfur dioxide.

If you are considering adding central air conditioning to your home, the deciding factor may be the need for ductwork.

If you have an older central air conditioner, you might choose to replace the outdoor compressor with a modern, high-efficiency unit. If you do so, consult a local heating and cooling contractor to assure that the new compressor is properly matched to the indoor unit. However, considering recent changes in refrigerants and air conditioning designs, it might be wiser to replace the entire system.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call Green Apple toll-free at 888-315-5564

How Regular Service Extends Your Central Air

Green Apple suggests servicing your home air conditioning once a year. (The same goes for heating.) Spring is the best time. However, to ensure your system continues to work efficiently, you need to do some “housekeeping” on a regular basis. One of the most important and easiest ways to maintain your unit is to change the air filter. You don’t need a professional for this, simply locate your unit’s filter slot, slide out the old filter and insert the new one, making note of the direction of the air flow and which side of the filter needs to face out. Be sure to refer to your unit’s manufacturer’s instructions for correct filter size and steps for properly replacing the filter.

Green Apple are the experts you can trust. We have been servicing 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

Avoid A Plumbing Disaster

1. COTTON BALLS & SWABS

They’re just cotton, right? It might seem like these tiny bathroom tools would just get soggy and eventually break down in the water pipeline, but they don’t. They eventually gather together in bends of the pipe, causing massive blockages.

2. PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION

Don’t need the rest of those pills? Many people feel like they’re doing the safe thing, keeping meds out of the wrong hands by flushing them, but it’s actually very dangerous. These drugs destroy bacteria, contaminate groundwater supplies and can have terrible effects on wildlife downstream. Check to find a place that will dispose of them properly.

3. PAPER TOWELS

Paper towels are extremely wasteful, and reusable rags/napkins are much better. However, if you do use paper towels know that they’re NOT designed to break down in the water like toilet paper. Flushing them can cause BIG problems.

Green Apple 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

3 Excellent Reasons To Install Central Air

  • Increased Comfort. This is one of the biggest benefits of central air conditioning. Window units usually have limited cooling capabilities and can only cool the immediate area where they are located—meaning you may need to purchase multiple window units (and spend more money). While window units only cool one area of the home, central air conditioning systems simultaneously cool the entire house.
  • Better Air Quality. Ahh… take a deep breath! Central air conditioning systems use filters which work to take pollutants, allergens, and the like out of the air, meaning fresher, cleaner air for you and your loved ones.
  • Low noise levels. One of the biggest pitfalls of traditional air conditioning systems is the noise level. Window units are located inside the house so they’re going to make noise—and depending on the system, this noise can be loud and potentially become a big annoyance. Central air conditioning systems, however, keep the condenser (and the noise!) outside of the house.
  • Green Apple 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

Not Sure If You Should Call A Plumber? Don’t Risk It!

Low Water Pressure

The cause of dribbling sinks and showers isn’t always easy to figure out. Pipe obstructions, city supply issues, and poor pipe design can all play a part in low-pressure fixtures. A plumbing professional will be able to recognize the source of your problem and provide an appropriate solution. Attempting to DIY a low-pressure problem can damage your home and sewer lines, as well as result in a continued low flow.

A Lack of Hot Water

No hot water is usually the result of a broken hot water heater Water heater defects can stem from a variety of issues, ranging from total breakdowns to minor component defects. Regardless of the source of your water heater’s failure, it’s a good idea to hire a plumber or technician to handle the job. Water heaters operate using electrical and gas systems. Mistakes in working with these devices can result in personal injury and damage to your home.

Green Apple 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 888-315-5564

How To Get The Cleanest Air From Your HVAC System

Maintaining a central air conditioning unit is all about maintaining airflow. That is why it is important to regularly change the air filter on the system.

Filter packages usually state a recommended schedule for replacement (i.e. every 90 days or so) but it really depends more on how much the unit is running and how dirty the air is.

During hot months, it may be beneficial to change the air filter more frequently. The process is often as simple as sliding the old filter out and sliding in the new one.

According to Trane air conditioner manufacturers,

…regular cleaning/changing of your filter will ensure the best filtration, increase the life of your machine, and give you peace of mind that you’re breathing easier.

Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ 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

Cool Down With These Money Saving Tips

Make an upgrade

If you haven’t upgraded to a smart thermostat it’s time to make a change. Smart thermostats can regulate heating and cooling when you’re not home to save money. Plus, you can adjust the settings remotely using an app on your phone. Some even work with Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, Apple HomeKit,
Wink, Google Home, and other smart home platforms.

Make sure your thermostat is on the right wall

Thermostat placement can play a big part in how well your air conditioner works. If you put it on a wall right next to a hot window, for instance, your air conditioner will kick on much more often than it needs to because it will think the room is hotter than it actually is.

Close the blinds

A window letting in the hot sun won’t just heat up your thermostat, it’ll heat you up too. During the warmest part of the day, close your window blinds and keep out the sun. It can also help insulate your windows, which stops the cold air from escaping.

If you want to get high-tech, you can install an app that can schedule the times when these fans turn on and off, and you can control their speed.

Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical are the experts you can trust. 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 or plumbing needs call Green Apple Mechanical toll-free.