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

Does Your HVAC System Need A Reboot?

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 Green Apple 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.

Today’s best air conditioners use 30% to 50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners made in the mid-1970s. Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20% to 40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.

Proper sizing and installation are key elements in determining air conditioner efficiency. Too large a unit will not adequately remove humidity. Too small a unit will not be able to attain a comfortable temperature on the hottest days. Improper unit location, lack of insulation, and improper duct installation can greatly diminish efficiency.

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

Schedule A Tune-Up For Your Central Air

Want your central air to last and work hard? Invest in HVAC maintenance. Central air maintenance is the best way to care for your home.

With central air maintenance, homeowners:

  • Have cleaner indoor air
  • More efficient air conditioning
  • Reliable air conditioning service
  • Prevent expensive repairs
  • Avoid permanent damages

During HVAC maintenance, your Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ technicians thoroughly clean both inside and outside the central air. They remove the microbiological growth and other buildup that slows down the central air. This is the time they provide special care and attention to your particular central air system, making sure that service is reliable and efficient. Any problems are sorted before issues occur, so you save from damages and repair.

Schedule central air maintenance once a year to reap all the benefits. 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. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free at 888-315-5564

The Downside Of AC Window Units

There are solid reasons why adding central air conditioning is the most viable option for bringing cool comfort to an existing home. Window units address comfort issues in single rooms or small enclosed areas only. In the midst of hot weather, residents find themselves increasingly restricted to these “islands” of coolness while the rest of the uncooled house remains stuck in the uncomfortable zone.

In addition, cooling individual rooms with multiple window units is more energy-expensive than running a single central air conditioner, particularly when you consider the substantial advances in efficiency available from new central systems today.

Aesthetics is another a drawback of window units. They’re bulky, block the outdoor view and reduce available light. Living with a noisy compressor and fan mounted in a window unit only a few feet from where you’re sitting or sleeping is never as quiet as a central system, where the loud components are exiled to remote locations like the attic and backyard.

If you are considering having central air installed be sure to contact Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ. 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. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call us toll-free at 888-315-5564

Ensure Efficiency And Air Quality By Changing Your Filters

DETERMINING WHEN TO CHANGE THE FILTER

Most people will change their filters at the start of a new season when they know the equipment is going to be working its hardest. Some people, on the other hand, change it once a month – just to be on the safe side. What are the factors that determine how often the air filter should be changed?

  • What type of air filter do you have? Since each type has a different lifespan, use that to help determine how often to change it.
  • What is the air quality like in the house? If the air does not seem as clear or fresh as it used to, or you are having issues with allergies or frequent colds, you may need to replace your filter more often or choose a different type.
  • Are there pets in the house? If you have pets in the home, you may want to consider changing filters more frequently or choosing a type that helps with dander.
  • How many people are in the home? The more people in the home, the more dust and dirt flies around – consider changing your filters more often.
  • Are you in an area with high construction or pollution? If the answer is yes to either of these, check your filters frequently and make sure to change them when they are dirty.
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs feel free to call Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-315-5564

How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

WHY PIPES BURST

When water freezes, it expands in volume by about 9 percent. And it expands with tremendous force: The pressure inside pipes may go from 40 pounds per square inch to 40,000 psi! No pipe can hold that much pressure, so it breaks open. The break may occur where the ice forms, but more often, it occurs where water pressure finds a weak spot in the pipe. That may be inches or even feet from the frozen area.

TEMPORARY STEPS

The first sign of ice forming in pipes is reduced flow at faucets. So if the flow slows to trickle during a cold snap, or if you suspect your pipes are vulnerable, take action. Here are a few things you can do:

  • Turn up the heat.
  • Set up fans to blow heat into cold rooms.
  • Open vanity or cabinet doors so warm air can reach the pipes under sinks.
  • If you have exposed pipes inside closets or pantries, leave doors open.
  • Disconnect garden hoses from outdoor faucets. Even “frostproof” faucets can burst if a hose is connected.
  • Keep the garage door closed.
  • If you have reduced water flow, heat the most vulnerable pipes (usually in basements and crawl spaces or near exterior walls) with a hairdryer. Leave the faucet on while you apply heat. As you melt ice, the flow will increase.
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing concerns call Green Apple  Plumbing & Mechanical NJ toll-free at 888-315-5564

How An Ounce Of Prevention Can Save You Pounds

You would not drive your car for miles and miles without changing the oil, rotating the tires or replacing the brake pads. So why would anything be different when it comes to heating and air conditioning? would they not need the same attention and service? HVAC units need to be maintained on a regular basis.

Repairs are not always apparent, but regular maintenance helps to ensure that little problems don’t turn into big ones. In addition, A neglected HVAC system can end up costing you much more money in the long run if left unchecked.

A good preventative maintenance contract will provide for scheduled inspections to ensure peak performance and potentially last past its expected lifespan.

Green Apple Plumbing NJ has been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. Call us toll-free at 888-315-5564 with any questions or concerns you may have regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing concerns.

Check This Must Off Your To-Do List

The typical air filter should be changed every month. A dirty air filter restricts air flow which means your furnace has to work harder to move air through the ductwork & into your house. It’s kind of like being the fastest runner in the world but being forced to wear a mask that makes breathing more difficult. You have to help your furnace breath.

This is just part of your regular routine maintenance that needs to be done so that you and your family get the most out of your furnace. Changing the filter frequently is especially important because it does affect the air quality of your home.

If you haven’t had your annual furnace inspection done yet then call and schedule yours today. HVAC experts all recommend having an annual furnace inspection done at least once a year. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Mechanical toll-free at 888-315-5564

Best Way To Protect Your Furnace From Damage

Regardless of what type of furnace you have, regular maintenance is key for efficient out comings and money savings. Since dirt is the biggest enemy of your furnace, as it wastes fuel and considerably lowers your furnace’s efficiency, you can save you a lot of money on heating costs as well as avoid expensive repairs in the future simply by keeping your furnace clean.

Because dirt affects all three basic components of your furnace: the filter system, the blower, and the motor, your furnace filter should be replaced or cleaned at the beginning of the heating season and about once a month during periods of continuous in order to keep your home cleaner and to prevent dirt and debris from getting into your blower and damaging it.

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 Should Never Leave Plumbing Concerns Unchecked

Think you can ignore that small plumbing leak? You might put a bucket down under the sink and leave it be. Or, if the leak comes from the faucet, you might not worry too much about what to do next, since the “drip-drip” can be hidden by shutting the door.

However, the average home’s plumbing leaks account for about 10,000 gallons of water a year! That means higher bills and wasted natural resources, but it’s something you can avoid. Get your plumbing leaks repaired ASAP. You will save money in the long run. Water damage to your home can be extremely expensive if left unchecked.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Plumbing NJ toll-free at 888-315-5564