50 Years of Experience
Heating, cooling and plumbing for New Jersey homeowners
Providing expert home comfort for 50 years. From routine maintenance to emergency repairs, you can depend on A.J. Perri to provide quality work and skilled technicians every time.
What People Are Saying About A.J. Perri
An Excellent Tech
The master plumber that came to my house was excellent. He explained everything that he would be doing, as well as giving us tips on how to take care of our drain and left no mess. Our new sink looks awesome.
– Karen B.
One of the best in the industry! My heat went out in the middle of a cold winter night, they had my heat up and running within 2 hours. Open 7 days a week really comes in handy for those overnight mishaps.
– Leo O.
The customer service and scheduling are very friendly and accommodating. Easy to book and reschedule an appointment.
– Emily H.
I wouldn’t recommend this for several reasons; most drain chemicals are very toxic in nature, not a good thing to keep around the home if you have children or pets. If they do make it down the drain we are contributing to global pollution. The toxic chemicals can also have a negative effect on your piping as well. Over time these chemicals may deteriorate your pipes from the inside out. When this happens, the drain line(s) will have to be replaced. Don’t confuse toxic drain cleaners with the various drain maintenance products that are on the market. These products contain “friendly” bacteria and enzymes. They work great to keep any drain sludge and grease from building up in the pipes.
Absolutely. According to a major manufacturer of heating and cooling systems, Carrier, proper maintenance can help your unit last for years longer. On the flip side, a neglected system loses roughly 5% of its efficiency each year that it operates without upkeep. So that “green” machine that you bought to stay cool (or warm) could start to function like the most inefficient thing on the market, if you fail to perform regular maintenance.
When faced with this decision there are three main factors you should consider:
Life expectancy. Consider the age of your equipment; an air conditioner, furnace or heat pump 12 years or older is nearing the end of its life expectancy. A properly maintained and installed air conditioner, furnace or heat pump has an average life expectancy of 15 years. The parts on an older system are sometimes discontinued and can be much more expensive, if not completely unavailable.
Efficiency. Even if you completely restore an aging unit (which is expensive to do!), you will still only have the efficiency that it was rated for when it was manufactured, at best. In a lot of cases, installing a new heating system can pay for itself in energy savings within a relatively short period of time.
Current condition. Take into account the quality of your current unit, number of breakdowns you’ve experienced, and how often your unit has been maintained. If you have not maintained your unit and breakdowns are frequent, replacement should be a serious consideration. In this situation, no matter what the skill of the installer or service technician, there is little that can be done except restore the unit.