Why is My Air Filter Black? An NJ Tech Answers
Oct. 10, 2019If 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, 2019Here’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, 2019Here’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, 2019If 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, 2019Before 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, 2019During 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, 2019Trying 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, 2019While 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, 2019A 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, 2019If 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, 2019If 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, 2019If 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, 2019If 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, 2019Unlike 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, 2019Electric 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, 2019If 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, 2019Heat 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, 2019A 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, 2019As 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, 2019The 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, 2018It’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, 2018Have 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, 2018The 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, 2018Is 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, 2018We’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, 2018If 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, 2018The 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, 2018This 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, 2018The 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, 2018The 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, 2018The 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, 2018Is 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, 2018The short answer? Well, it depends. Read More
What’s the Cost to Convert from R-22 to R-410A in New Jersey?
Aug. 02, 2018The 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, 2018Programmable 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, 2018The 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, 2018The 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, 2018The 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, 2018Variable-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, 2018The 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, 2018To 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, 2018In 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, 2018The 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, 2018On 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, 2018Well, 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, 2018The 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, 2018Having 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, 2018Considering 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, 2018Heat 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, 2018The 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, 2017The 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, 2017A 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, 2017If 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, 2017Think 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, 2017Here’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, 2017Your 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, 2017Not 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, 2017If 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, 2017Electric 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, 2017In 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, 2017Planning 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, 2017Clearing 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, 2017Many 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, 2016Is 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, 2016There 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, 2016Several 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, 2016So, 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, 2016Wondering 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, 2016Have 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, 2016An 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, 2016There 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, 2016Most 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, 2013A 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
Change your air vent filter
Nov. 28, 2012Change 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, 2012Avoid grass clippings, leaves, dirt and other outdoor debris from collecting on or near your AC Unit. Read More
Nov. 28, 2012Look over the combustion area and vent system of your furnace before each heating season. Read More
Eliminate moisture in your home
Nov. 28, 2012Make sure your kitchen, bathrooms, and utility rooms are well ventilated. Read More
How can we be sure our furnace is operating safely?
Nov. 28, 2012The 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, 2012Heat 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, 2012Heat 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, 2012A 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, 2012By 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, 2012Zoning makes your home more comfortable and helps you save on energy costs. Read More
How do air ducts affect system performance?
Nov. 28, 2012The 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, 2012Programmable 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, 2012Regular 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, 2012It 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