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We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, rain or shine, snow or heat wave, holidays or weekdays – we are here to assist you whenever you need help, we know machines tend to break at the worst possible time, Thanksgiving – we’ve been there, middle of a snowstorm – that’s the time the boiler loves to break down, we’ve dealt with that too, a 5 day heat scorcher, AC gives up life – we know and we have been there to cool back your home and family.
We provide instant relief when it hurts the most, our phone operators take service order at any time and connect you with one of our team members who know how to calm you down with a perfect solution you will not have to wait long for to come.
We’ve been taking service calls in northern New Jersey for years, we know the terrain, weather-related problem, style of home structures, we know the weak spots, the equipment and there for can provide the fastest solution to the problem. Our summers are extremely hot and humid, our winter can be brutal and your home needs to weather it all. Our next job after the fix is alert you about year-round maintenance.
Green Apple Mechanical is a Family owned and operated company, with the environment in mind, we are your one-stop shop for heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services
It all starts with a personal touch, immediate availability, taking the stress away from you.
Our years of experience take you beyond problem-solving and into avoiding future problems altogether by educating you about how better you can maintain your equipment, prepare for the changing seasons and how best to handle machines during off seasons.
In The Know
UP TO THE MINUTE NEWS
1. Change Your Filter Regularly
This is probably the easiest and one of the most important regular maintenance items a New Jersey homeowner can perform. Clean filters allow air to circulate through your furnace efficiently and prolong the life of your system. Be sure to check the furnace and filter manufacturers’ recommendations on the frequency of filter changes.
This will also help improve your overall indoor air quality in your home. Furnace filter changes can reduce your energy bill by 5 to 15 percent as well.
2. Understand Your System and Recommended Maintenance
Although most furnaces in the United States are natural gas or electric, many other heating systems such as propane, geothermal, and heat pump are now available.
Understand what kind of system provides your home with its heat, and learn how that particular system needs to be maintained. Some systems may not require any maintenance while more common systems like natural gas heating need regular inspections and tune-up to operate efficiently and dependably.
3. Think Safety First
If you decide to perform any other maintenance tasks beyond basic filter changes, be sure you put safety first. Turn off the power to your furnace before you begin to take things apart to protect yourself from getting injured. Consider hiring a Green Apple professional to help with any inspection, cleaning, tune-ups, or repairs that are more complicated or you are uncomfortable trying yourself.
4. Use Your Senses
It’s easy to pass by your furnace every day and not notice it. Take the time to look at your overall system, especially in the fall, to see if you notice anything obviously amiss.
First, if you detect the odor of rotten eggs, call your utility company immediately. That can signify a gas leak, which can be extremely dangerous in your home.
Second, be sure the venting pipe is sitting at the correct angle and is secure. You should check to be sure all tubes are fastened as well. Listen for any unusual sounds or anything else out of the ordinary.
5. Clean Drainage Tube
If you are running a natural gas or propane furnace, it will create some water as a by-product. Although some moisture becomes steam, you’ll also have some water drain out into a drip pan.
Be sure this drainage tube remains clean and clear. Backed up water can damage your flame sensor. You can use compressed air to clear the tube as well as white vinegar to reduce any residual.
6. Get Tidy
Dirt and dust can hamper the performance of your furnace, so regular cleaning should be part of your annual maintenance. Although you can clean around your unit easily, be careful if you try to clean the inside of your furnace.
Some components are very sensitive and can become damaged if you don’t know what you are doing. You can use a soft brush to gently loosen dust before vacuuming or contact one of our Green Apple Mechanical NJ professionals to do the job.
7. Perform More Thorough Inspections
If you are mechanically inclined, you can continue checking things like your burner flames to be sure they are even and blue. You can check your thermostat wires to be sure they are securely connected. Clean the flame sensor so it can continue to do its job well.
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Did you know that the average American household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills? That’s according to Energy Star, the Environmental Protection Agency’s energy conservation program. Your heat and AC operating costs can account for as much as half of that
The oil or gas burned to heat our home and the electricity used to keep our equipment running can be a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions. With these eight simple steps, you can stay comfortable, save money on your HVAC bills and protect the environment.
1. Keep the heat out to lower AC bills
During the warmer months, keep your blinds and curtains closed and use window treatments over large windows. Blocking the sun’s rays will make your home easier to cool and keep your air-conditioning system from running so often.
2. Use nature’s free energy to heat your home
During winter months, pull back curtains and open blinds to allow the sun to warm your home naturally. Close curtains on the shady side of the house.
3. Leave the thermostat alone
Frequently changing your thermostat settings wastes a lot of energy. Consider a programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust temps at preset times. When used properly, it can save you money. Change the temperature so that your system runs less when no one is home or everyone is sleeping.
4. Keep heat or cooling energy where it belongs
Be sure that none of your hard-earned money is being used to keep the attic and crawl space comfortable. Check your ductwork for air leaks and damage.
5. Make sure your house is airtight to lower HVAC bills
Seal air leaks at drafty doors, fireplaces, and windows with caulk or weatherstripping. Adding the proper amount of new insulation can pay for itself in reduced heating and cooling costs.
6. Don’t let expensive energy escape
Running your kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans too often will cause your heating or cooling system to work harder.
7. Keep your HVAC system clean
A little bit of dirt can cause major problems. Get in the habit of changing your air filters every 30 days. Keep your outdoor unit clean and free of leaves and debris.
8. Retire old HVAC equipment
Is your home’s heating or cooling equipment ten years or older? If so, it just might be time to replace your HVAC system. Purchase energy star -qualified products that are more energy-efficient. Replace old equipment that uses Freon refrigerant with a system that utilizes Puron refrigerant (R410A), which is more energy-efficient and environmentally sound.
Green Apple Mechanical are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free @888-611-7191
1. YOU HAVE NO WATER AT ALL
Nothing turns a Friday into a Monday like not having any water at all. If you wake up and don’t get anything beyond a drip, you should call your neighbors and a Green Apple plumber. If your neighbors have the same problem, a Green Apple plumber can help you figure out who to call for your property.
If it’s only your home, you’ll want a Green Apple plumber to immediately solve the problem. Having no water can be a major warning sign that something has gone terribly wrong.
About 10% of all American homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water or more each day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Frozen pipes, major leaks, backups, problems with the water main and more can cause you to lose water. You should call a Green Apple plumber quickly because either the water was turned off or the water that should be going into your home is leaking somewhere else.
Those leaks can cause significant structural damage to your home and its foundation, plus you may accrue a big water bill if it is running consistently. Fixing a leak can reduce your water bill by as much as ten percent according to the EPA.
You should also be aware of a few special cases. If you have cold water but no hot water, it may be a heater issue. If water works on one floor of your home but not another, you could be experiencing a pressure problem that is easy to remedy with the right equipment.
2. YOU HAVE NO HOT WATER
It’s normal not to have any hot water after the kids take an hour-long shower, but it’s not okay if it takes a few hours for the water to warm up no matter what. You know it’s time to call a Green Apple plumber about your water heater if you experience repeat problems and there never seems to be enough hot water.
Your plumbing partner can help you troubleshoot the issue. It could be a serious concern or a small issue that’s easy to fix. Pilot lights go out all the time, but you may have a drip or other flaw if it goes out continuously.
Sometimes your hot water may not last if your tank isn’t big enough. A professional Green Apple plumber can help you determine what tank size you’ll need and install it when you’ve made your choice, and also can walk you through checking the breaker and many other small issues that can cause concern.
A good Green Apple plumber can also determine the cause of significant temperature fluctuations. When something isn’t working properly and the temperature swings wildly, you could be badly burned after making adjustments to a shower that jumps from ice cold to blazingly hot.
If you’re facing serious risk, have a Green Apple professional check your igniters, fuses, thermostats, heating elements, pipes and much more.
3. YOUR WATER HEATER IS SWEATING
A water heater that’s sweating or “weeping” is often a sign of a slow but steady leak. Many of us will first discover it when we need to check the pilot light or have to go near the water heater and notice the ground is a little damp.
Small leaks come from cracks in piping or the casing and will eventually lead to bigger issues. It’s great to catch these as early as possible because it means the repairs can be affordable and limited.
Other danger signs to watch for include:
- Rusty spots on your water heater or the surrounding piping
- Corrosion on the water heater
- An unusually large pool of water in the drip pan or nearby
Call your Green Apple plumber if you notice any of these signs. You can protect your home at an affordable cost by fixing or replacing your hot water heater.
When you call a Green Apple plumber for this type of inspection, we always do a thorough check for gas leaks or other electrical problems. You can detect a leak on your own by spraying soapy water on the line and looking for bubbles when the gas is off, but you can easily miss the signs of a leak until it’s too late. Green Apple Mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVACC or plumbing needs call toll-free @888-611-7191