FAQ Archives - A.J. Perri

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 ...

What Causes the White Residue on my Dishes?

Having water spots on dishes is a common problem. Your dishwasher is most likely doing all that it can, but the problem isn’t the appliance. The problem is the water. Water spots are created from droplets of water that remain on the ...

Our home is so dry and uncomfortable in the winter.  Is there anything we can do?

Our customers’ overall safety and comfort in their home is always our top priority. The #1 reason why people get colds and flu in the winter is due to the lack of humidity in the air. When the temperature drops in the fall and winter it is ...

How does my air conditioner work?

Lots of people think that an air conditioner works by blowing cold air, in actuality it transfers heat from the inside of a building, where it is not wanted, to the outside. Refrigerant in the system absorbs the excess heat and is pumped ...

Why should homeowners schedule annual maintenance inspection on their heating and cooling systems?

One of the reasons to have annual maintenance inspections for your heating and cooling system is to ensure that it is performing at maximum efficiency, which directly affects your monthly utility bills. You also want to make sure your equipment ...

What regular maintenance do heating and air conditioning systems need?

The most important part of HVAC maintenance is preserving unrestricted airflows.  Dust, dirt, and debris are an heating & cooling system’s worst enemies.  Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor unit, you must keep all filters clean and heat ...

What system is best for my home and my budget?

To determine which home heating and air conditioning system is best for you, take into consideration factors such as: your budget, your comfort expectations, physical factors (such as your current system) and other unique features of your home ...

What are some health benefits to using a whole-house humidifier in the winter?

Humidifiers work by adding moisture to the air. Humidifiers are most commonly used to help ease congestion without the use of medicine, but they also have these additional benefits: Soothing dry skin conditions Treating cold, flu and allergy ...

I have a clogged toilet, what should I do?

Using a plunger is the best way to try to unclog your toilet. Make sure to turn off the toilet’s water shut-off valve before using the plunger. This will prevent accidental flushes, which can lead to an overflow. Once you have the water ...

Allergies and asthma run in my family.  How can I improve my indoor air quality?

Indoor air quality is a growing concern in our society today. Americans on average spend 70% of their time indoors and according to the American Lung Association the quality of our indoor air can be up to FIVE TIMES worse than the outside air ...

Is there something besides a leaking faucet and/or pipes that can contribute to a high water bill?

Most leaks in residential plumbing systems are found in the toilet tank. These leaks typically result from worn parts or improper alignment of some part of the flushing mechanism. It is important to stop these leaks because they will cause an ...

What do I do if my toilet overflows? – Step by Step Guide

It is not an uncommon plumbing problem…the toilet overflowing. When it happens, it always seems at the wrong time. Try these easy steps. First, locate your water shut off valve near the base of your toilet. Turn the valve until the water shuts ...