Don’t Ignore This Common Plumbing Concern

When you hear the annoying drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet, you are literally listening to money going down the drain.  We should also not forget that only 1% of the water on the earth’s surface is usable for human consumption, so it’s important not to waste it. So how bad can a leaky faucet really be?  Well, a slow drip can waste about 7-10 gallons of water per day, adding up to more than 3,600 gallons of water per year.

This simple small leak can cost you about $20 per year.  A more significant faucet leak can produce 30 to hundreds of gallons of wastewater per day.  The average costs of these fast dripping faucets will end up costing you $60 to $200 per year.  If every American household had a leaky faucet dripping at just one drop per second, we would waste 928,000,000 gallons of water per day.

We know you don’t want to waste water or money for that matter so that’s why it’s so important to have any small leaks repaired as soon as possible. Repairing these small problems in a time efficient matter will save you lots of time and money. It’s especially important because slow leaks can cause costly unseen water damage.

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 toll-free at 888-315-5564

NJ To Get Snow! Here’s How To Prepare.

There is snow predicted for the New Jersey area this weekend which means it’s extra important to make sure your furnace is operating at its full potential. The last thing you want to for your HVAC system is too not be operating at it’s optimum while it’s snowing and bitterly cold outside.

One of the best ways to ensure your furnace will be reliable for the full winter season is by scheduling an annual furnace inspection. Our trained professionals will make sure the filters are changed so that your home air quality is the best that it can be. We will also ensure that there are no small problems with your furnace that could possibly turn into a much larger and more expensive problem down the road.

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. 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 toll-free at 888-315-5564

How Not To Let Heat Escape Your Home

1- Curtains are excellent for preventing heat loss. You can buy heavy-duty curtains, or thermal lining for your existing ones, for extra insulation. But try not to let your curtains hang over any radiators, as this can stop the heat from warming the room.

 

2- Insulating your home is one of the best ways to reduce your energy bills and make your house warmer and more comfortable. Warm air can escape from your home in all directions – including the roof, walls, floor, windows, and doors – meaning lots of the energy you pay for can go to waste.

If you don’t think your furnace is operating the way that it should be then please call your friends at Green Apple with any questions or concerns you might have regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs toll-free at 888-315-5564

How To Safe-Guard Your Home Plumbing This Winter

  • Green Apple recommends Insulating pipes in unheated areas, such as attics, crawl spaces and basements.
  • When below-freezing weather is forecast, open cupboard doors in the kitchen and bathrooms. This allows these pipes to get more heat from inside your home.
  • If you leave home for several days, put your furnace on a low setting. This may not prevent freezing pipes but it can help.
  • Let a slight drip of water run when temperatures dip below freezing. Use cold water to avoid water heating charges.
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs feel free to call your friends at Green Apple toll-free at 888-315-5564

Don’t Let This Happen To Your Furnace

The most common reason a heating and air conditioning system breaks down is because of a dirty filter. As dirt accumulates, air can’t pass, or worse, the system overheats. The motor then has to work harder. In a best-case scenario, your unit will need to be repaired. In the worst case, if your unit is older, not replacing filters could put it over the edge and require you to buy a new one. Replacing the filter is an easy way to lengthen the life of your heating system.

Another way to stay on top of your furnace’s needs is to make sure you schedule an annual furnace inspection to make sure your furnace is operating to its full potential and that there aren’t any small problems that can turn into much larger and more expensive problems down the road. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs please call your friends at Green Apple toll-free at 888-315-5564

Try This Quick Plumbing Fix!

First, make sure there is no water in the sink. Pour one cup of baking soda followed by one cup of table salt and then pour a cup of white vinegar. Wait for ten minutes and flush it with boiling water. Then the problem should be solved!

If This simple solution doesn’t work then call your local Green Apple professionals. We have been serving the New Jersey 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 your friends at Green Apple 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

Older Home? Check Your Pipes.

Lead pipes, used in the early 1900s, have a life expectancy of 100 years, but they can leach lead into your drinking water, a potential health hazard. Lead pipes are typically dull gray and the surface of the pipe can be easily scratched with a knife or key.

If you suspect that your home has lead water pipes, have the water tested. If results show the lead content at 15 parts per billion (15 ppb) or more, call in a professional Green Apple plumber to replace your home’s lead pipes.

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

How You Can Get The Most From Your HVAC System

You invested thousands of your hard earned money in your home heating system. Proper, regular maintenance is an absolute must to keep your heating system in proper working order. If you neglect this vital tasks you will most likely experience unexpected breakdowns, an increase in energy cost, a poorly performing unit, and frustration! Ignoring regular maintenance can end up costing you a lot more money in the long run.

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

What Not To Put Down The Drain This Thanksgiving

Grease & Oil.  

When it comes to keeping your home’s plumbing in good shape, it’s important not to put any grease or oil down the drain. This is especially true when it comes to turkey grease. Putting these oil down the drain can later solidify, creating a clog in your pipes.

Bones.

While a roasted turkey makes the the centerpiece on your table, it’s not the most efficient way to eat the bird. Rather, you need to carve and debone the turkey. Now and then, you may think it’s no big deal to throw a bone or two down the drain. However, this can be extremely damaging to your garbage disposal. Don’t throw any bones down the drain so that you can keep your kitchen plumbing healthy.

Vegetables.

When it comes to your Thanksgiving meal, there are plenty of vegetables that can get stuck in your garbage disposal. From potato skins to celery strings to onion bits, these items can clog pipes or can be hard for the garbage disposal to break down.

When it comes to your home’s plumbing, ensure that it’s well taken care of year round. For assistance with all your plumbing needs, call the experts at Green Apple. We have 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 regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs. We would also like to wish a happy Thanksgiving to all of our loyal customers!