HVAC Air Quality Control

There’s no strict guideline, but if your filter shows only a subtle layer of dirt under which the filter’s material is still visible, your filter is in fine working order. Once it gets much beyond that point, it’s ready to be changed out. If there’s a visible coating of dirt covering most of your filter’s surface that is adequately thick to obscure the filter material itself, that’s a sign that your filter has been in your HVAC system far too long.

Every few weeks, take out your filter and give it a look! Is there a musty odor? Is the filter covered in dust? If in doubt, it’s always best to err on the side of replacing your filter. They’re relatively inexpensive, and that small cost to keep your heating and cooling vents clear will be well worthwhile when your energy bill comes due. If it’s been a while since you’ve changed your filters, we can help you find the right fit.

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

Save Money On Central Air By Doing This

GET A PROFESSIONAL INSPECTION AND CLEANING DONE ANNUALLY

Before each cooling season, it is a great idea to get a regular maintenance check and cleaning done on the unit by a Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ HVAC professional. Service professionals inspect the control box; coils; fan motor and blades; and compressor and tubing; among other things. Additionally, refrigerant levels are inspected and adjusted if necessary, and the unit cleaned.

As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you’ve ever had your central air conditioner quit working on the hottest day of the year, you fully understand that preventative A/C maintenance is definitely preferable to repairing or replacing it due to neglect.

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 concerns call toll-free at 888-315-5564

We Bet You Didn’t Have These On Your Plumbing Radar

Make sure your travel plans include time for plumbing prep.

If you have summer travel planned, make sure your home is ready for it—especially if you’re going to be away for weeks or months at a time.

  • Arrange to have a trusted friend or neighbor check in on your house and make sure everything is ok. Even an absence of a couple of days could lead to a big and costly mess if a leak goes undetected.
  • Check your water-using appliances for loose or cracked hoses, leaks or other malfunctions.
  • Turn your water heater down to its low, pilot or vacation setting. No need to waste energy heating water that won’t be used!
  • If you’ll be away for an extended amount of time, consider turning off your water main and hot water heater and draining your pipes and tank.
  • Empty the dishwasher and washing machine, and leave them open to air. While you’re at it, make sure your garbage disposal and plumbing traps are clean. That way, you won’t be coming home to musty, unpleasant odors.
  • Make sure all indoor and outdoor taps are completely off.
  • If your irrigation system is on a schedule, make sure it will run as desired while you’re away.
  • 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 call us toll-free at 888-315-5564

5 Common Summer Plumbing Problems

While you’re having a good time in the backyard with your guests and the kids, your plumbing may be suffering under all the extra wear and tear.

6 Easy Summer Plumbing Tips

The heat is on!  Summer’s rising temperatures often coincide with an increase of water usage, both indoors and outdoors. 

You Will Want To Remember This Tip For Central Air Efficiency

Efficiency is incredibly important. When you clean or replace the filter, you enhance the air conditioner’s efficiency by 5 to 15 percent. To increase A/C unit efficiency, filters should be cleaned or replaced regularly, per the manufacturer’s instructions. This will ensure its efficiency and increase its lifespan. When dirt and debris clog a filter, air doesn’t flow through it as easily, which makes the unit work harder. Furthermore, when air flows through a dirty air filter it may carry debris with it, which could hinder the evaporator coil’s ability to absorb heat.

Keep the Area around the Unit Clear

To help maximize your air conditioner’s efficiency, keep the area around the unit free of objects and foliage to increase airflow and keep its components clean. When you place a large item behind a box fan, it can’t intake air as efficiently. The same concept is applicable to air conditioners. If you do have plants and shrubs around the unit, cut them back so they are at least 2 feet away.

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

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.

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

Find Out How To Cool Off

 

Today is the day to call us and find out all the information you need to start the process of getting central air installed in your home. Having central air installed in your home may not be as expensive as you may think. Central air is a necessity for any modern home. We are also experts in HVAC maintenance and repair and plumbing.

We are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. Call us toll-free with any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing concerns toll-free at 888-315-5564

SOME FUN PLUMBING TRIVIA

  • One drip per second from a leaky faucet can waste over 8 gallons of water a day. That adds up to 3,000 gallons per year.
  • Toilets use from 25% to 40% of the homes water consumption.
  • The word “plumber” comes from the Latin word for lead – plumbum
  • Mario, of the Mario Brothers video game, is the most famous and recognizable plumber in the world.
  • The toilet is often called “the john” after Sir John Herrington who invented the first flushable toilet in 1596.
  • In 1880, Thomas Crapper improved the design of toilets with a syphon system.
  • It is thought the first showers were used by Greek athletes with piped water in the stadium around 300 B.C.
  • 3 out or 4 people prefer their toilet tissue to un-roll from the top as opposed to under.
  • In 1883 a patent was granted for perforated toilet tissue rolled on cardboard tubes.
  • A toilet plunger has a narrow bottom to fit the toilet bowl drain; a sink or shower plunger has a flat bottom.
  • Did you know that President Clinton passed toilet paper tax in 1996?
  • During the Desert Storm War, the military used toilet paper to help camouflage their tanks in Saudi Arabia.
  • A standard sheet of toilet tissues measures 4.5 inches by 4.5 inches.
  • The folks at Charmin, a popular brand of toilet tissue, estimate that the average consumer uses 57 sheets of TP per day!
  • A pumice bar can remove mineral build-up on toilets and porcelain steel sinks or tubs.
  • Tomato seeds can go through the human digestive system, sewer system, waste-water treatment plant and still germinate!
  • The least used and therefore cleanest toilet in a public restroom is the first stall.
  • The toilet seat has fewer germs than the bathroom floor.
  • A gallon of water weighs 8.33 pounds.
  • A dairy cow drinks 4 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of milk.
  • The toilet is often called “the john” after Sir John Herrington who invented the first flushable toilet in 1596.
  • Sir Thomas Crapper patented several toilet design improvements in the 1880s.
  • The average roll of toilet paper weighs just over half a pound.
  • 80% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water but only 1% is drinkable.
  • 97% of the Earth’s water is found in oceans and seas.
  • The human body is 66% water.
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your plumbing needs or any of your HVAC needs please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Plumbing NJ toll free at 888-315-5564