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Everything You Need to Know About Short-Cycling

September 9th, 2019

As summer winds down to a close, its easy to forget about your air conditioner while you start to get your heater ready for winter. However, there are still a few hot and muggy days to come, and if you’re not careful, your AC could still be showing signs of a major problem that you haven’t noticed yet. This isn’t just a bad sign for your system this year, but could become prominent when you get your AC system ready for next year!

Short-cycling is one of those problems that you should always be on the lookout for. There are many things that can cause short-cycling but believe us when we say, it’s never good. That’s why vigilant homeowners with a good ear can catch short-cycling early and can get proper service for HVAC in Sewell, NJ as fast as possible.

But, as with all AC problems, the devil is in the details.

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Choosing the Right Technician for Your AC Work

August 26th, 2019

So, if you’re wondering about finding a thorough contractor for work on your AC, chances are your system is already broken. Don’t worry, it happens. Air conditioners don’t last forever. In fact that only usually last 10-15 years. Finding a technician that can help you out of this situation is just a part of life- and we can help you parse out what you should be looking for.

Well, depending on your home comfort needs, there are some ideal characteristics you should be zeroing in on while you try to find the right person to fix or replace your broken air conditioner. Do you want to be sold the most expensive AC unit up for sale? Do you want an AC to be installed only for it to be broken down within a month with no warranty or repair process in place? Absolutely not. When it comes to air conditioning service in Sewell, NJ, you deserve a technician who meets your needs.

Let’s talk about what those needs are.

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Is Your AC Working with a Fresh Filter?

August 12th, 2019

man-holding-air-filterWhat do pools, air conditioners, and your coffee machine all have in common? They all use filters! When it comes to pools and coffee machines, the problems with a clogged filter can be more obvious. A pool without a filter can be a huge safety hazard, and coffee brewed with a bad filter can taste pretty disgusting. However, less people know about the problems with a clogged AC filter- which makes it all the more frustrating when those same people don’t replace their filters when they should.

Don’t be one of those people. A clogged filter can cause a multitude of problems that just compound and get worse as time goes on, leading to the need for costly air conditioning repair in Sewell, NJ.

Not convinced? Wait until you hear what could go wrong.

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Do Heat Pumps Need More Repairs?

July 29th, 2019

stopwatchWe are big proponents of heat pumps around here. These systems really are incredible, providing homeowners with the ability to heat and cool their homes with just one effective, efficient system. These systems are also quite reliable, provided that they are installed and serviced by skilled, trained professionals. They are the same as any other heating or cooling system in this regard. Where they differ, of course, is that heat pumps don’t just operate during one season of the year.

Because of this, some homeowners worry that the wear and tear on the system is going to result in more frequent repairs than you would need with designated heating or air conditioning system. The real question shouldn’t be whether heat pumps need more repairs, though. It’s if they need more maintenance. And the answer to that is yes. Because one system is doing the heating and cooling, you’ll need a tune-up twice a year. 

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3 Signs Your Plumbing Leak is Actually An Emergency

July 15th, 2019

24-hour-serviceDo you think that the only type of plumbing leak that qualifies as an “emergency” is the type of leak that leaves you standing in 6″ of water? Think again. Sure, that is obviously an emergency situation requiring emergency plumbing services in Sewell, NJ, but it’s not the only one. In fact, there are quite a few scenarios in which we’d say that emergency plumbing services are justified and necessary. We’ll look at a few of them in today’s post.

We want to say first that assuming a problem can wait is one of the major causes of serious damages to plumbing systems and the property surrounding them. When in doubt, just reach out! Even if you don’t actually need an emergency plumber right then and there, you may need some answers right then and there. Our team can help you to determine what type of situation you’re dealing with. That way, you can take the guesswork out of your decision-making process.

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Video Pipe Inspection Saves the Day

July 1st, 2019

pipe-flowThere are a lot of reasons why you should always hire a professional plumber in Washington Township, NJ. Professional plumbers have the tools and training that they need to get the job done right the first time, and in a timely fashion. They also have the diagnostic skills to recognize and define problems accurately in order to resolve them promptly. And, they understand that certain issues may not seem like an emergency, but they may require more advanced solutions than homeowners realize.

One of the greatest tools that modern plumbers have at their disposal is video pipe inspection equipment. While a clogged drain may not sound all that complex, the information gathered through a video pipe inspection is invaluable in many instances. If you’re having trouble with your drains or suspect an issue with your sewer line, you want a member of our team equipped with video pipe inspection equipment at your home ASAP! Contact us when trouble is brewing.

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How to Care For Your AC

June 17th, 2019

AC-manifoldIf you’ve visited this blog before—and we certainly hope that you’ll poke around and take some of this useful information to heart!—then you already know that we almost always advocate for calling a professional air conditioning technician when it comes to air conditioning service in Sewell, NJ.

Almost.

The fact of the matter is that there are actually a few tasks that you can handle on your own that will help your air conditioner to succeed. So read on, think about what your air conditioner may need, and give us a call with any questions that you may have. Our goal is to ensure your comfort all summer long, no matter how hot the weather outside may get.

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3 Minor AC Issues (That Can Ruin a Summer Day)

June 3rd, 2019

ac-repairIs there anything more frustrating than that one little, teeny-tiny thing that just so happens to cause the most amount of problems? There are plenty of examples out there in real life, but in particular, we’re talking about how one small issue with your air conditioner can put your AC out of commission.

Now, these problems aren’t going to destroy your AC and force you to buy a new one. However, they certainly can cause your AC to overheat, stop operating, or keep you from getting cool. In other words, you won’t be able to get relief from the heat until you’ve gotten air conditioning repair in Sewell, NJ. We’ll go over just three of them so that you can know what to expect next time your AC seems to be giving you trouble.

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Tank vs Tankless: Which Water Heater Is for Me?

May 20th, 2019

water-heaterIt’s easy to take our water heaters for granted, despite them being one of the appliances that we rely on the most (can you imagine bathing without hot water?)

When it comes time to replace your water heater—or if you’re installing one for a brand new home—then you’ll want to trust in an expert of plumbing in Sewell, NJ to help you decide.

There are many differences between the two units. The “best” unit is the one that can serve your needs best! Here’s a brief rundown on both systems:

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4 Culprits of Rising Air Conditioning Costs

May 6th, 2019

ac-surrounded-by-moneyWhen air conditioning costs start rising, homeowners tend to assume the usual suspects:

  • My kids were playing with the thermostat again
  • I kept lowering the AC and told myself I’d regret it
  • Global warming

Surprisingly, most homeowners tend to blame themselves rather than the HVAC system. Today, we’re here to tell you that it might not just be you—there actually might be something very wrong with your AC system! It might be time for air conditioning repair in Deptford Township.

Not all AC problems make themselves known, so it can certainly be a possibility even if you haven’t noticed any strange behavior from the system.

Here are 4 possible reasons behind your AC troubles:

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