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My water bill is unusually high; what should I do?

This is a plumbing question that needs to be addressed quickly. The most likely explanation for a high water bill is a leak somewhere within your home's water system. Look carefully at all faucets for leaks and check toilets to see if they are running even when not in use. Check all appliances for leaks,…

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What are Some Easy Ways to Lower My Water Bill?

We’re all looking for ways to conserve resources in an effort to save money. One of the easiest ways to do this is cut back on water use. There are a few simple things you can do around your home. Aerators on sink faucets are a great first step, as well as low flow showerheads.…

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How Often Should I Replace my Furnace Filter?

In general, you should replace your disposable filters at least once a month. We recommend that you visually check filters and filtering equipment monthly. If filters look dirty, they need to be cleaned or replaced. If you have washable filters, they can be rinsed off. Replacing your filters on a regular basis ensures optimum efficiency…

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2009 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Tinton Falls, NJ, May 25, 2010 – A.J. Perri has been awarded the prestigious 2009 Angie’s List Super Service Award!  This award reflects a company’s consistently high level of customer service. “We are especially honored by this award because our customers nominated us.  Knowing we are so highly regarded is a reward in itself,” said…

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Can I troubleshoot my system before I call in for a repair?

Of course you can! A.J. Perri’s heating and air conditioning specialists encourage you to perform these simple procedures before calling us. Check disconnected switches (indoors and outdoors if you have a split system). Make sure that circuit breakers are on or that fuses have not blown. Check for sufficient airflow. Make sure air filters are…

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How do I get my toilet tank to stop overflowing?

Probably the fill valve in the tank has a leak in it. If the fill valve is old, you should replace it. Sometimes the shaft or wire that is used to set the level corrodes off. If the shaft or wire seems to be your problem then by replacing this you should fix your problem.…

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What is a variable speed motor as it relates to my home comfort system?

“Variable speed” refers to the fan motor inside the air handler.   Variable-speed blower motors are designed to provide greater comfort through reduced initial air velocities and noise. When the unit first turns on, the blower operates at low speed, which not only provides less noise than a single-speed blower, but also allows the compressor and…

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What are some great low-cost and no-cost ways homeowners can reduce energy costs?

First, replace your heating and cooling system’s air filters on a regular basis. This helps your system run more efficiently. Second, wrap your water heater in an insulation blanket. Third, install low-flow shower heads and water restrictors on your faucets. Fourth, use window treatments seasonally, closed during the summer to keep the heat out and…

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Should a thermostat be set to “auto” or “on”?

The “auto” setting is preferred, as well as the most used and most efficient setting. In this setting, the fan will only operate when the temperature requires it. There are advantages, however, to using the “on” setting. In this setting, air is constantly filtered through your unit’s air filter, and constantly circulating air results in…

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