How To Keep Your Gas Furnace or Heating System Safe in Your Home or Building

How To Keep Your Gas Furnace or Heating System Safe in Your Home or Building

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Gas is one of the most important resources for heating.  it is an alternative to oil or electric energy and its much more flammable and dangerous if it is exposed to the air in your home or building. In today's world gas is one of the most efficient resources and its almost 97% efficiency.  in your house or building gas may be used in the furnace, water heater, dryer and stove. In all those appliances there is an open flame that is running within the unit. Natural gas has no smell by nature, unusual smells like that of a rotten egg is added by the gas company so in case of a gas leak you will able to identify that there is gas in the air. Gas pipes are running underground in your walls and ceilings and under floors, coming from the main gas meter. If you smell gas you should [Read more...]

How to Protect Your Heating and Air Conditioning System From An Electrical Surge

How to Protect Your Heating and Air Conditioning System From An Electrical Surge

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Any air conditioner, furnace, boiler or HVAC system are fully computerized in today's world.  Electronic devices, like sensors, computer chips and resistors are checking data and information of each machine that is running every few minutes, and is checking the speed and temperature of operation and may even shut down a machine in case the unit is unsafe to run and can even provide reports through communication channels to HVAC companies for repair and service giving the reason for the machines failure. Those electronic items are highly sensitive to high voltage as they all operate on low voltage 12-24 volts only while the main current starts from 110 and goes to 240 volt in residential heating and cooling systems, in commercial and industrial systems it may be even higher than that as [Read more...]

How to Predict a Boiler, Furnace or Air Conditioning Failure

How to Predict a Boiler, Furnace or Air Conditioning Failure

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Every mechanical system, like a furnace, boiler, air conditioning, HVAC and heating system are made from small mechanical parts that move and coordinate with each other, controlling, cooling and pushing and compressing on the same or a different schedule all to provide you with a conversion of energy from one form gas, electric or steam to a different form such as hot air, hot water or cold air. It is the nature of every machine that runs, moving and non-moving parts a getting old and every different manufacturer has a time period until maintenance and repair starts to be needed.  Parts may be a blower, thermostat, thermo-coupling, regulator, contactor, capacitor, switch, main board, sensor, transformer, resistor, motor, fan, valve and other electronic devices.  All these have a different [Read more...]

Furnace, Boiler, Heat Pump and Central Air Unit Repeated Problems

Furnace, Boiler, Heat Pump and Central Air Unit Repeated Problems

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If you are facing repeated heating or cooling problems with your furnace, boiler, heat pump, central air or HVAC, residential or commercial, it might not be because you didn't maintain the unit well. Sometimes, certain models that came from manufacturers came with defective parts that caused repeated problem with cooling and air condition units. Heating and Cooling Problems. Most of the time when you have need of an HVAC company to fix a heating or cooling problem replacing the problematic part should solve the problem, assuming the heating contractor investigated and pinpointed the problem correctly in the first instance.   A good heating, cooling and HVAC company will diagnose what is wrong with the system and use modern tools to connect to the units computer and even get a report as [Read more...]

No Heat? 5 Things To Check for a Furnace or Boiler Problem Before You Call a Heat Repair Service Company In NJ

No Heat? 5 Things To Check for a Furnace or Boiler Problem Before You Call a Heat Repair Service Company In NJ

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If your furnace or boiler is off and there is no heat in your house or building, there are a few things you can check before you call a NJ heating repair company.  Assuming you know your house or building and with minimum knowledge, no you don't have to be a licensed contractor.  A few checks may help you get the boiler or furnace started, and even if there is a further problem at least you will avoid emergency boiler or furnace repair. Every furnace or boiler has an electrical current connected to it that comes from the main panel breaker.  If you don't know what the main panel breaker is just call a heating contractor company and he will locate it and help you.  It should be a 20 amp breaker that controls the power to the furnace, make sure this breaker is on. It depends on your [Read more...]

Heating Problems With a Gas Furnace

Heating Problems With a Gas Furnace

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Ever wonder why your gas furnace broke down and has problems exactly when you need it the most?  It might be 25 degrees out there, in the middle of the night, weekend or holiday, just exactly in the wrong time.  It might even be in a situation that you will have a hard time even to find a heating contractor company repair service for emergency.  Why?  Because at the same time a hundred people like you will have furnace problems, so many gas furnaces will be down that some people will need to stay with no heat for a while until one of the NJ heating companies will be able to handle your emergency repair service. Let's talk about why a furnace would stop working and why it always happens exactly at the same time that many other people also have a furnace breakdown or your furnace is not [Read more...]

Heating Problems? Quick Check Ups Before Calling a Heating Repair Service Company

Heating Problems? Quick Check Ups Before Calling a Heating Repair Service Company

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There are a few heating problems that can be solved very easily whether you have a boiler, furnace, or central air.  They all operate under certain basic functions and controllers, so you don't have to have intensive technical knowledge in heating in order to investigate the problem, and you don't have to be a licensed HVAC contractor to handle these simple check ups. Every heat system has electric feet that turn on the system. In all heating systems there are 2 levels of electric feet; one is the high voltage which comes from the main breaker panel in your house and the second is low voltage which controls your heating system and it doesn't matter which type you have or which model, it is always controlled by one thermostat or two depending on how many zones you have in the house.  A [Read more...]

Boiler or Furnace Repair or Replacement- What To Do When You Have an Older Heating System?

Boiler or Furnace Repair or Replacement- What To Do When You Have an Older Heating System?

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Boiler or Furnace Repair or Replacement- What To Do When You Have an Older Heating System? A boiler or furnace is usually what you will find as the heating source for most residential homes in New Jersey. A boiler heats up water, providing hot water and/or steam to heat your home. A furnace heats air, distributing the hot air through ducts to heat your home.  Generally, you can judge whether your furnace or boiler is working well by estimating its annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE).  An AFUE is a measurement of the annual heat output of the boiler or furnace compared to the total fuel consumed by the boiler or furnace annually. For example, many of the modern furnaces have a 90% AFUE, which means that 90% of the fuel going into the furnace is utilized to create heat for your home [Read more...]