Just One Reason Why Annual Maintenance Is Necessary

The first way to improve your indoor air quality is by regularly maintaining your heating and cooling system twice a year. During the year, your system experiences wear and tear, excess dirt and debris and possibly damaged components.

EGreen Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ offers many different plans to keep your unit performing efficiently. Our certified technicians will inspect your unit for signs of stress, testing and replacing worn components and applying lubrication when necessary.

Particulates buildup in your HVAC system forcing your unit to work harder than necessary to deliver a controlled climate throughout your home. The particulates, such as pollen, pet dander, and mold, pollute your home and compromise your indoor air quality.

A clean heating and cooling system with no obstructions hindering proper airflow operates more efficiently. Dirt and debris are cleared away during scheduled maintenance, so your heating and cooling unit can provide clean and healthy air throughout your home.

Maintenance with a service plan from Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ provides you with peace of mind and hassle-free scheduling. You can schedule maintenance when it’s convenient for you and not struggle to fit a service call in at the last minute.

 

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 @ 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

Plumbers descend on Flint to help with water crisis

Since October, plumbers with United Association Local 370 in Flint have been volunteering to install filters and faucets to get lead out of people’s tap water.

On Saturday, the local guys got some help – from a small army of more than 300 plumbers driving in from Lansing, Detroit, Saginaw, and other cities across Michigan.

They get a rousing, union-pride welcome from Local 370 official Harold Harrington.

“We did not cause this American tragedy in Flint,” Harrington tells the group, “but we certainly can help correct the damage that has been done!”

Outside the union hall, Genesee County sheriff deputies direct traffic to make sure all the trucks and vans can get in and out safely.

Volunteers load water into plumbers’ vans and trucks

Call 911, the plumbers are told, if they feel unsafe in a neighborhood or at a particular home, and a sheriff’s deputy will arrive to escort them into the home so they get the work done.

Everyone is paired up, given instructions and a list of addresses.

Jordan Belill and his cousin Tyler get their list, grab armloads of donated faucets, filters and test kits, and head out to the home of Berdie Johnson.

The faucets were donated by Plumbing Manufacturers, International, which represents major companies like Moen, Brasscraft, Speakman, Delta and American Standard. Hodges Supply of Flint also kicked in items.

Johnson’s home is like practically every house in Flint; she has cases of bottled water stacked in her spotless kitchen.

She says in a way, it was lucky her water didn’t look right two years ago. That was when the city switched from Detroit water to Flint River water in order to save money.

“I was buying the water before we even realized they said all the lead was in it,” says Johnson, “because the water was brown. Looked like Kool-Aid!”

Jordan Belill finds out Johnson needs a specific kind of faucet that he doesn’t have. She’ll be put on a list for a follow-up visit. In the meantime, he installs a filter in the laundry room.

“See how that light’s blinking green?” Belill explains.  “That tells you that your cartridge is good. It would turn yellow when it’s telling you it’s getting close to being used up and would blink red when it’s time to change it. ”

UA plumbers install a faucet in the home of Loyce Driskell. Her old faucet wouldn’t fit to the water filter

Next stop is the home of Loyce Driskell. This time, the faucet replacement is successful. Driskell laughs, because they’re replacing a brand-new custom faucet with one exactly like the one she just got rid of.

Then she turns serious. She and her family only stopped drinking the water three months ago.

“We think if we’ve been drinking this water for a couple years – and that’s how long it’s existed – that these efforts, at this point, I mean the damage is almost done,” she says grimly.

That may or may not be true for her family. Recent tests appear to show the water in many homes is under the federal action level for lead.

But a few homes have so much lead that filters may not work.

The plumbers visit 1,100 homes by the end of the day. Local 370 will keep on volunteering.

Money, too, is starting to come in, including $28 million from the state of Michigan.

Officials with the agencies responsible for causing the problem in the first place now say they are here for the long haul, and will not abandon Flint until everything possible has been done to repair the damage.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call your friends at Green Apple Plumbing NJ toll free at 888-315-5564