Incredibly Simple Way To Save Money

Many people may not realize how much air is lost during the summer due to the fact that the sun is coming into their house. People like to open windows too, which lets most of the cool air escape quickly. Teach everyone in your home to keep blinds, curtains, and windows/doors closed when it is at the peak high-temperature times, to save energy and keep the cool air inside.

If you do this regularly during the hot summer months, you will save a lot of money on energy bills and prevent having to do further maintenance on your central air conditioner because you are increasing the efficiency of your unit in general. This simple step can lead to a lot of savings on your monthly bills, while also keeping your home more comfortable and energy-efficient.

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

Just How Old Is Your Central Air?

Even with regular maintenance, you may reach a point where your system isn’t functioning well enough to keep your home comfortable during the hottest part of the summer. Here are a few signs that may indicate that it’s time to replace your central air conditioning system.

  1. The age of your systemThe average lifespan of an air conditioning system is 10-15 years. If your unit is close to ten years old or older, you may want to consider replacing it instead of repairing it. Heating and cooling costs account for roughly 44% of your utility costs. If you’re paying more than the average for your area, your air conditioning system may not be working effectively.
  2. Excessive noise and dustThe constant presence of dust in your home – even after cleaning, is a good indication that there are leaks in the ductwork. Those leaks will compromise the efficiency of your air conditioning system, and that will increase the operating cost. If your air conditioner is excessively noisy, there is a good possibility that your duct system isn’t large enough for the square footage of your home. It’s also possible that you have a problem with the unit’s indoor coil.
  3. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call Green Apple toll-free at 888-315-5564

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

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