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What to Do If Your Furnace Is Not Igniting: An NJ Tech Answers

Nov. 12, 2019
Having trouble getting your furnace to ignite? That’s the last thing you want to deal with during the NJ winter.  Read More

The Benefits of Annual Furnace Maintenance

Nov. 06, 2019
Investing in annual furnace maintenance can... Read More

Why is My Air Filter Black? An NJ Tech Answers

Oct. 10, 2019
If you’ve recently changed out your air filter and noticed it was black, you’re experiencing something called “black soot deposition. Read More

What to do if Your Gas Furnace Pilot Light Won’t Stay Lit: An NJ Tech Explains

Sep. 27, 2019
Here’s our quick suggestion: If your gas furnace pilot light won’t stay lit, you should probably call a technician. More than likely, the issue with your pilot light will require a professional to diagnose and repair. Read More

What’s the Cost Difference Between Electric Heat vs. Gas Heat? An NJ Tech Answers

Sep. 27, 2019
Here’s the bottom line: Electric heating systems are typically cheaper to install but cost more to operate on a month-to-month basis, whereas gas heating systems cost more to install but cost less month-to-month. Why? Read More

Why is my AC Making a Loud Buzzing Noise? A NJ Tech Answers

Aug. 30, 2019
If your AC is making a buzzing noise, it’s usually a strong indication that your system is having an electrical issue.  Read More

Help! My Air Conditioner Keeps Running When Turned Off: A NJ Tech Explains

Aug. 28, 2019
Before you assume there’s an issue and call a professional, check the weather. If it’s extremely hot outside, your AC may be running longer or more often than usual to compensate for the temperature outside. Read More

How Much Water Should Drain from your AC? A NJ Tech Explains

Aug. 28, 2019
During the summer, when it’s humid, it’s normal for your AC to drain anywhere from 5-20 gallons of water per day. Read More

Signs Your AC Needs to Be Replaced: A New Jersey Tech Answers

Aug. 28, 2019
Trying to figure out whether it’s finally time to replace your AC system? We know that a new AC system is a big investment, so you probably want to be sure you actually need a new AC before buying one. Read More

Should You Turn Your AC On and Off? An NJ Tech Explains

Jul. 12, 2019
While turning your AC off may seem like a great way to save money on cooling costs, it can actually have quite a few negative effects on your home and AC system. Read More

Why is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up? Answers From a New Jersey Tech

Jul. 12, 2019
A frozen AC system is the last thing you want to deal with during the heat of the summer in New Jersey. Read More

Why is My Air Conditioner Leaking Water? An NJ Tech Answers

Jul. 12, 2019
If you notice water outside from your AC unit, there’s no need to be alarmed, this is normal. If your AC is leaking water inside your home, there is probably an issue. Read More

How to Find the Best AC Installer in New Jersey

Jul. 12, 2019
If you’re thinking about installing a new AC system, finding the best AC installer in New Jersey should be at the top of your priority list. Read More

Why is my Air Conditioner Shutting off Every Few Minutes? Answers From an NJ Tech

Jun. 20, 2019
“Short cycling" is the official term for when an AC turns on and off every few minutes. Read More

Why is My Air Conditioner Constantly Running? A New Jersey Tech Answers

May. 31, 2019
If your AC is running constantly, there is likely an issue with your AC system. Read More

AC Maintenance Checklist: What You Should Expect from an NJ Tech

May. 21, 2019
If you’re thinking about investing in AC maintenance, you probably want to make sure you’re getting the best service for your money.  Read More

How Do Ductless Air Conditioners Work? Answers from a New Jersey Tech

May. 17, 2019
Unlike a central AC system, a ductless AC system has an indoor unit that is located directly in the room it’s cooling (removing the need for ducts). Read More

Electric Furnace vs. Gas: A New Jersey Tech Explains

Mar. 21, 2019
Electric vs. gas, which is better? While both systems have pros and cons, we suggest a gas furnace for homeowners living in New Jersey.  Read More

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Water Heater in New Jersey?

Mar. 06, 2019
If you’re shopping for a new water heater, your first question is likely going to be, “How much will this cost?” Read More

Common Heat Pump Problems Explained by a New Jersey Tech

Mar. 06, 2019
Heat pump problems can be extremely frustrating and expensive. What’s even more frustrating is calling in a professional (and paying them) to solve a problem you could have easily fixed yourself. Read More

Best Boilers for Home Heating: A New Jersey Tech Explains

Mar. 04, 2019
A lot of New Jersey homeowners ask us which boiler is “best”. Best is relative. We'll explain a few key differences between boilers in order to help you decide which is the best boiler for heating your home. Read More

What Size Furnace Do I Need? A New Jersey Tech Answers

Feb. 21, 2019
As HVAC professionals, we’re used to being asked, “What size furnace do I need?” Read More

How Long Does a Furnace Last? A New Jersey Tech Explains

Feb. 05, 2019
The general answer: Gas furnaces can last up to 15 years while electric furnaces can last up to 20 (if kept properly maintained). Read More

Why Is My Furnace Making a Loud BOOM noise? A New Jersey Tech Explains

Dec. 19, 2018
It’s a scary noise and, unfortunately, it’s just as scary of a problem. So what’s going on? Read More

Why Is My Gas Boiler Not Turning On? A New Jersey Tech Explains

Nov. 29, 2018
Have a gas boiler that won’t turn on? That’s going to turn into a chilly problem very fast. Read More

Why Does My Furnace Cycle On and Off Frequently? A New Jersey Tech Explains.

Nov. 26, 2018
The answer? Well, it depends. Read More

Why Does My Furnace Turn on but No Heat is Coming Out? A New Jersey Tech Explains

Nov. 06, 2018
Is your furnace blowing cold air? We’ll explain the common causes and what you can do to get your furnace working properly again. Read More

What Size Ductless AC Do I Need for My New Jersey Home?

Nov. 01, 2018
We’ll share some of the factors that determine ductless sizing and how to make sure you get the correct size for your home. Read More

Does a Humidifier Help with Allergies and Asthma? A New Jersey Tech Answers

Nov. 01, 2018
If used correctly, humidifiers can be good for people with asthma and allergies because they keep passageways from becoming dry and inflamed. Read More

How Much Does a Whole-House Air Purifier Cost in New Jersey?

Sep. 26, 2018
The cost to install a whole-home air cleaner in New Jersey ranges from $600 to $1,200+. Here are the factors that will impact your cost. Read More

Should I Keep My AC Vents Open or Closed? A NJ Tech Explains

Sep. 26, 2018
This one’s easy for us to answer: Keep your AC vents open—always. Read More

How Many Ductless Units Do I Need to Cool My New Jersey Home?

Sep. 19, 2018
The general rule-of-thumb is that you’ll need a separate indoor unit for every room you need cooled. Read More

Ductless vs Central AC: Which Is Better for My New Jersey Home?

Sep. 19, 2018
The answer? Well for most homeowners it comes down to budget—what you're willing to spend upfront for an AC installation in the New Jersey area. Read More

How Much Does It Cost to Replace an HVAC Blower Motor in New Jersey?

Aug. 07, 2018
The cost to replace an HVAC blower motor in NJ ranges from $500 to $1,800+. Here are the 3 factors that will affect your overall bill. Read More

My AC Is Running But Not Cooling the House

Aug. 07, 2018
Is your central air conditioner not cooling your home down to the set temperature on your thermostat? Read More

What AC SEER Rating Should I Buy? A New Jersey Tech Answers

Aug. 03, 2018
The short answer? Well, it depends. Read More

What’s the Cost to Convert from R-22 to R-410A in New Jersey?

Aug. 02, 2018
The cost to convert a central air conditioner from R-22 to R-410A can range anywhere from $2,000 to over $4,500 in the New Jersey area. Read More

How Does a Programmable Thermostat Save Energy? A NJ Tech Explains

Jul. 20, 2018
Programmable thermostats have the potential to save a significant amount of energy—as long as you program them correctly. Click to learn how to properly use programmable thermostats to save energy (and costs). Read More

Can I Replace R-22 with R-410A Refrigerant in my AC?

Jun. 29, 2018
The answer: No. Putting R-410A refrigerant into an AC unit that was designed to use R-22 will cause the unit to die soon after it tries to run. Read More

What’s the Cost of an R-22 Refrigerant Recharge for My New Jersey Home AC?

Jun. 07, 2018
The cost of an R-22 refrigerant recharge can range anywhere from $350-$1,450 (including labor costs)*. The exact price you pay depends on the amount of pounds your central AC needs. Read More

How Much Does a Ductless AC Repair Cost in New Jersey?

Jun. 07, 2018
The average price of a ductless AC repair in the New Jersey area is $500 but could be much higher or lower depending on these 4 factors. Read More

Single-stage vs Two-Stage vs Variable Speed ACs: Which is Best for New Jersey Homes?

May. 16, 2018
Variable-speed air conditioners provide the most comfort and highest efficiency, but they're also the most expensive—which forces some homeowners to cross this option off the list. Read More

How Much Does It Cost to Install a Ductless AC in New Jersey?

May. 15, 2018
The cost to install a ductless mini-split AC in New Jersey ranges from $4,500 to 12,000+. Read More

What Size Central AC Do I Need for My New Jersey Home?

May. 02, 2018
To determine the AC size you need, you need to have a qualified professional perform a “cooling load calculation”. Read More

How Much Does It Cost to Replace an AC Compressor in New Jersey?

Apr. 20, 2018
In the New Jersey area, replacing a home Central AC Unit Compressor typically ranges from $1,500 to $2,500+. Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Install a Home Thermostat in New Jersey?

Apr. 12, 2018
The cost to install a new thermostat in New Jersey ranges from $200 to $400+. Read More

How Much Does AC Maintenance Cost in New Jersey?

Apr. 03, 2018
On average, New Jersey homeowners can expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $250+ to have their air conditioner professionally maintained. Read More

How Much Does it Cost to Install a Heat Pump in New Jersey?

Mar. 22, 2018
Well, the cost to install a heat pump in New Jersey can range anywhere from $4,500 to $14,000, with the average New Jersey homeowner paying $7,800. Read More

How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Boiler in New Jersey?

Mar. 08, 2018
The cost to replace a boiler in New Jersey can range anywhere from $5,400 to $12,000+, with the average homeowner paying around $8,750. Read More

How Much Does a Boiler Repair Cost in New Jersey?

Feb. 21, 2018
Having boiler troubles? If you’re wondering how much a repair will cost you, here it is: The cost to repair a boiler in New Jersey can fall anywhere between $89 and $1,500. The average cost is $450. Read More

How Much Does a Whole-Home Humidifier Cost in New Jersey?

Feb. 21, 2018
Considering a whole-home humidifier for your New Jersey home? Well, the cost to install a whole-home humidifier ranges from $600 to $2,600, with an average cost of $850. Read More

Do Heat Pumps Work Well in New Jersey Winters?

Feb. 21, 2018
Heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to gas-fired or electric heating systems for New Jersey’s early spring, fall, and winter months. They work well in New Jersey winters to about 30° or 35° Fahrenheit. Read More

How Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter? A New Jersey Tech Explains.

Jan. 16, 2018
The general answer is to check your filter every 1-3 months and change when dirty. But that’s a rule of thumb. Check our detailed guidelines to get an answer customized for your home. Read More

MERV 8 vs MERV 13: Which Air Filter Is Best? A NJ Tech Explains

Nov. 07, 2017
The filter that’s best really depends on what you’re trying to do: MERV 8 is best for keeping your HVAC system free of contaminants but MERV 13 is better for improving indoor air quality. Read More

What’s the Difference Between a Combi Boiler and a Traditional Boiler? A New Jersey Tech Explains.

Nov. 02, 2017
A combi boiler heats water on demand while a regular/traditional boiler stores the hot water. We’ll explain more. Read More

Why Is My Boiler Letting Out Steam? A New Jersey Tech Explains.

Oct. 31, 2017
If your boiler is letting out steam, it’s most likely coming from the pressure relief valve due to unsafe pressure levels (or the valve needs to be replaced). Read More

When Should I Replace My Boiler? A New Jersey Tech Explains.

Oct. 10, 2017
Think you might be due for a new boiler? Here are some signs that indicate you should replace the unit ASAP. Read More

How Much Does a Furnace Repair Cost in New Jersey?

Oct. 04, 2017
Here’s the short answer: it depends. Want to know what the cost depends on? We’ll tell you… Read More

How Often Should a Gas Furnace Be Serviced? A NJ Tech Explains

Sep. 27, 2017
Your gas furnace should be maintained once a year to avoid a voided warranty, higher than normal heating bills and carbon monoxide poisoning. Read More

Why Is My Boiler Making a Loud Humming Noise? A New Jersey Tech Explains.

Sep. 14, 2017
Not quite sure where to start investigating? Don’t worry, we’ll take a closer look at these 3 issues and show you what you can do to stop the humming. Read More

Why Does My Hot Water Turn Cold After a Few Minutes? A New Jersey Tech Explains.

Sep. 11, 2017
If your hot water is running out faster than normal, you likely have a bad dip tube. Here’s what that means and what you can do about it. Read More

Electric vs. Gas Heating: Which is better for my New Jersey home?

Aug. 24, 2017
Electric or gas heating? That’s the question. In this article, we’ll explain what we recommend for New Jersey homeowners, and how much it costs... Read More

What Humidity Level Should My Home Be In the Summer? A NJ Tech Answers

Jul. 28, 2017
In the summer, your home’s humidity level should be between 30%–45%. Read More

What Temperature Do I Set My AC to When I Go On Vacation? A NJ Tech Answers

Jul. 28, 2017
Planning a vacation before school starts back up again? Read More

My AC Is Blowing, But Not Cold Air…A New Jersey Tech Explains

Jul. 10, 2017
“Why is my air conditioner blowing air, but it’s not cold?” Read More

“Why Does My Dehumidifier Stink?” A NJ Tech Answers

Jul. 10, 2017
“Eww! What’s that gross smell coming from my dehumidifier?” Read More

How Do I Unclog My AC’s Condensate Drain Line? Answers from a NJ Tech

Jul. 06, 2017
Clearing your AC’s condensate line is simple. Just follow these 3 steps. Read More

MERV 8 vs MERV 11 Filters: A NJ Tech Explains the Difference

Jun. 26, 2017
Many New Jersey homeowners ask us about MERV ratings, especially when it comes to choosing between MERV 8 and MERV 11 air filters. Read More

Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water? A New Jersey Tech Explains

Dec. 15, 2016
Is water leaking at the base of your furnace? Don’t panic—we’ll help you troubleshoot this issue.     Read More

Why Is My Gas Boiler Not Heating My Water? A New Jersey Tech Explains.

Nov. 18, 2016
There could be multiple reasons why your gas boiler isn’t heating your water, but these are the most common... Read More

What’s the Cost to Install a Gas Furnace in New Jersey?

Oct. 21, 2016
Several variables will affect the cost of your furnace, with some being more costly than others. Read More

What’s the Cost to Install a Central Air Conditioner in NJ?

Sep. 15, 2016
So, you wanna know how much installing an air conditioner costs? Read More

How Does Central Air Conditioning Work? A New Jersey Tech Explains

Aug. 19, 2016
Wondering how your central air conditioner actually works? Click here for an in-depth, easy-to-understand explanation from a NJ tech. Read More

Air Conditioner Not Dehumidifying Well? A New Jersey Tech Explains Why

Jul. 15, 2016
Have you cranked your thermostat way down but still feel all sticky and sweaty?  Read More

“How Often Should My Air Conditioner Need a Freon Charge?” A New Jersey Tech Explains

Jun. 27, 2016
An AC doesn’t “use up” refrigerant. So you should never need to recharge your air conditioner with more Freon—unless there’s a leak. Read More

Why is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air? A New Jersey Tech Explains.

May. 20, 2016
There are many reasons your air conditioner might be blowing hot air. Read More

How Much Does an Air Conditioning Repair Cost in New Jersey?

May. 02, 2016
Most AC repairs in New Jersey cost between $89 and $2,000 with an average cost around $500. Read More

Air Conditioning Coastalization Protection Application

Jul. 25, 2013
A product formulated with DuPont Teflon surface protector. Utilizes the recognized ability of Teflon to shield and protect finned cooling and heating coils. Read More

The Invisible & Dangerous Indoor Air Pollution Problem in Your Home

Dec. 11, 2012
The term “air pollution” probably summons up images of brown, cloudy air in dense metropolitan areas like New York and L.A. But a study done by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reveals that the pollution in your home could be much worse. Read More
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Change your air vent filter

Nov. 28, 2012
Change your air vent filter to help maintain an even distribution of air flowing through your vents. Air filters can help you save on heating an cooling costs and should be changed every month depending on the type of filter. Read More

Keep your condenser free of debris

Nov. 28, 2012
Avoid grass clippings, leaves, dirt and other outdoor debris from collecting on or near your AC Unit.  Read More

Inspect ventilation

Nov. 28, 2012
Look over the combustion area and vent system of your furnace before each heating season. Read More

Eliminate moisture in your home

Nov. 28, 2012
Make sure your kitchen, bathrooms, and utility rooms are well ventilated. Read More

How can we be sure our furnace is operating safely?

Nov. 28, 2012
The best thing to do is schedule maintenance before the heating season is in full swing. But, if you’re not ready for that, there are a few steps you can take. Read More

How do heat pumps work?

Nov. 28, 2012
Heat pumps are great for climates with moderate heating and cooling needs and offer energy-efficient alternatives to more traditional heating and cooling methods. Read More

What are the benefits of using a heat pump?

Nov. 28, 2012
Heat pumps are great because they can warm or cool your home depending on the time of year. Read More

What is a geothermal heat pump?

Nov. 28, 2012
A geothermal heat pump works as a home heating or cooling system by pumping heat into or from the ground. Read More

How can zoning improve my comfort?

Nov. 28, 2012
By zoning your home, you have more control over different areas of your home without the need to regularly adjust the thermostat to reach a desired level of comfort. Read More

What is zoning?

Nov. 28, 2012
Zoning makes your home more comfortable and helps you save on energy costs. Read More

How do air ducts affect system performance?

Nov. 28, 2012
The air duct system is an important component to your overall home heating and cooling system. Read More

How can a programmable thermostat lower my energy costs?

Nov. 28, 2012
Programmable thermostats allow you to customize your temperature settings based on your needs and lifestyle. Read More

Why should I have my system regularly maintained?

Nov. 28, 2012
Regular maintenance is vital to the performance and lifespan of your heating or cooling system. Read More

When I turned on my furnace, it smelled bad. Is it Carbon Monoxide? Should I be worried?

Nov. 28, 2012
It is normal to notice an odor because dust collects on the heat exchanger over the summer, and when you turn on the furnace, it is burning that dust off. Read More