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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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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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What are some indicators that I may have a plumbing leak?

Water leaks around the house are often underestimated in their potential to cause serious damage. A trap that’s not tight, a toilet seal that’s lost its grip, or even a water line with a tiny drip too hard to see or hear, but every day it continues to wear away parts of your home, causing…

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Should I be concerned if my toilet is leaking?

Absolutely.  Not only is it annoying to listen to, but it’s also a waste of water and money.  Leaky toilets can add up in your water bills.  According to a Penn State Article, “10 Easy Ways You Can Conserve Energy” (October 27, 2009, Volume 56, No. 09), “A ‘running’ toilet can waste two gallons of…

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What kind of maintenance can be done manually?

With the proper maintenance and care, your Carrier equipment will operate economically and dependably. Though the professionals at A.J. Perri are there to help with your heating and air conditioning unit, there are a few simple, routine maintenance operations you can do to help ensure the best performance and comfort from your heating and air…

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Why should you not use Liquid Plumber on a clogged toilet?

First of all, it’s best not to use any toxic chemicals in your plumbing system. Second, your toilet has big wax ring that seals it to the drain pipe. Liquid Plumber will eat away at that wax ring. Then, every time you flush about half the water will make it down the pipe and the…

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Why should I replace my existing heating or air conditioning system?

If your system is old and inefficient, or the repairs are starting to increase in cost and frequency, you’ll probably want to consider replacement.  Today systems are as much as 60% more efficient than those systems manufactured as little as ten years ago. The savings you’ll realize in monthly heating and cooling costs can help…

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