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!

Sure Fire Way To Keep Your Furnace Running Like New

  • Change Your Filter:  The simplest step that can be taken to further the life of your furnace, changing the filter ensures that your furnace is running safely and efficiently. The general rule of thumb on changing filters is to switch them out every 3 months depending on the air quality around your home. However, for those people who live in dry or dusty climates, it is recommended that you change your filter more frequently.
  • Frequent Servicing: The best way to ensure that your furnace stays in good working condition, is to have it serviced by an HVAC professional. With your furnace running at an optimal level it will require less energy to heat your home, your home will stay more comfortable, and small problems can be identified before they turn into big problems.

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

How To Get The Most From Your Heating

  1. Schedule Professional Heating Maintenance

First, make sure to schedule an annual furnace inspection from a Green Apple professional as soon as possible. Dust and dirt can build up in the warm months when you don’t use your heater, and worn parts probably haven’t been replaced since last year’s heating season ended.

A tune-up from a trained professional can fix all of those little problems, which reduces strain on the system and lowers the amount of energy it uses to warm your home. Your technician will also make sure dangerous combustion gases, such as carbon monoxide, are safely venting outside.

Think about setting up a maintenance plan so you never forget about the important task of scheduling tune-ups for your heating and cooling systems.

  1. Seal Common Air Leaks

Instead of heating the whole neighborhood, you’ll want to close common air leaks around the home to keep the expensive heat inside. The most common air leaks are found around doors and windows. The more air leaks you have, the harder and longer your heater has to work to get the job done. The more your house is sealed, the better it will retain all that cozy warm air.

If you have any questions or concerns or 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 Is About To Get Frigid!

The temperature in New Jersey is about to drop significantly and all over the news they are talking about frigid the temperature will be getting colder and colder as the day progresses. That’s why it’s more important than ever to make sure your furnace is in full working order and that there are no glitches large or small that could be hindering its performance.

Now is an ideal time to make sure you schedule your annual furnace inspection. HVAC experts recommend having an annual furnace inspection. You don’t want to get stuck in a freezing house because you failed to be proactive and have your furnace properly maintained.

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 Long Does A Furnace Last?

Furnaces on average last 15-20 years, heat pumps 16 years, and air conditioning units 10-15 years. Tankless water heaters last more than 20 years, while an electric or gas water heater has a life expectancy of about 10 years. Every furnace should be inspected by an HVAC professional once a year but this becomes even more important once your furnace starts to get into the 15-20 year range.

Here at Green Apple we are the professionals 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 concerns please feel free to call your friends at Green Apple t0ll-free at 888-315-5564