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Signs of a Bad Furnace

A.J. Perri Technician

The time has come to say goodbye to your beloved furnace. The warm fuzzy feeling it’s been giving you has slowly dissipated. Don’t wait until your furnace leaves you high and dry on a cold winter night to replace it. Here are a few indicators that your furnace may be failing: • Unpleasant shouting As…

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Heating Safety Tips to Protect Your Home

New Jersey weather can be unpredictable this time of year. Temperatures fluctuate quickly and many homeowners still turn to space heaters and fireplaces for warmth. However, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, heating fires are the second leading cause of home fires. The U.S. Fire Administration notes that 74% of fire-related deaths involve…

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Why You Should Worry about Ice this Summer

Why should you be worried about ice during the summer?  Three words: your, air, conditioner.  We realize it contradicts common sense to worry about ice during the hottest month of the year.  However, frozen air conditioners are still one of the most common air conditioning problems we face during the cooling season.  If your air…

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Be Prepared for Frozen Pipes

It’s time to start thinking of frozen pipes.  The weather is already frigid…and it’s not even officially winter yet!  While plumbing problems can happen any day of the year, cold weather brings with it the added possibility of freezing or burst pipes and all the problems they bring with them. When water freezes, it expands. …

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What Is ENERGY STAR and Why Should You Look for It?

If you’ve been anywhere near any type of appliance in the past twenty years, you’ve seen the ENERGY STAR label; but do you truly understand why it’s important and what it has accomplished? The ENERGY STAR program was established in 1992 under the Clean Air Act. It was designed as a way to make it…

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6 Energy Efficiency Myths

There are a lot of untruths that circulate about how to save energy; in today’s world of ever-increasing energy costs, it’s best to know the facts.  Things that were true 30 years ago are probably not true now, and modern technology has created its own set of urban myths.  Read on to learn what’s really…

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Unlimited Hot Water in Your Home

Tankless water heaters, also known as Instantaneous or On Demand water heaters, offer instant, unlimited hot water and are about 25% more efficient than traditional storage tank water heaters. They’ve been around for several years; you’ve probably seen them advertised, but how do you know if a tankless water heater is right for your home?…

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Manufacturer’s Warranties

When you pay for a new heating and cooling system, the last thing you want to happen is to find out that it’s not covered under the warranty due to something that you did, or did not do. Many of us don’t take the time to read the owner’s manuals or warranty cards, even though…

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Resolve to Save Money on Energy Costs

Now that the holidays and all their accompanying expenses are gone, many of us have made resolutions to save money and be greener in the new year—and being more energy efficient at home, without spending much money, is a great way to start. There are so many quick and simple things you can do that…

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Tax Credits Expire Soon!

We are fast approaching the end of 2011, which also marks the end of the Federal Tax Credits for energy efficient products. From now until December 31, 2011 when you replace old, inefficient air conditioning, heating and plumbing systems you can reduce energy output (lower utility bills!), help the environment, improve home comfort and receive…

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