Feel Comfortable In Your Home With Help From The NJ Heating & Cooling Experts.
Winter in New Jersey is a bad time to discover you made a bad decision on choosing your HVAC contractor. When your new furnace refuses to fire up on a sub-zero night and your pipes start bursting, regret is little solace. We offer emergency furnace repair and installation services in areas of New Jersey such as Trenton, Tom’s River, Princeton, Elizabeth, Brick, and Old Bridge.
It’s best to make the proper choice in the first place.
Here are some guidelines to assure you that you have made the right choice with your local furnace service.
Mistakes Consumers Make When Selecting an Emergency Furnace Service
Choosing an Unqualified or Unlicensed Contractor
Always ask for proof of proper licenses. Make sure the furnace service is able to pull permits for emergency furnace repair and installation jobs. If they appear to be operating in secrecy, there may be a licensing issue. Need help with other HVAC systems in your home? Our team also offers other services such as air conditioning repair, installation, and maintenance.
Failure to Scrutinize Estimates
Ensure that each estimate is written on a proper form. Make sure you take the time to review the quality of the equipment and warranties offered with the furnace service. How do they compare with what you really want? Does the emergency furnace repair estimate include the removal of old equipment and materials?
Choosing a Furnace Service With the Lowest Price
You should always select a furnace service and contractor that promotes the quality of their emergency furnace repair and installation services. We do not recommend choosing a furnace service with the lowest rates. The purchase price should not be the only important factor in your decision.
The noise level of your new furnace is something you will have to live with every day, while the energy efficiency of the system will determine your NJ heating and cooling costs. Choosing the furnace repair or installation service will allow you to live comfortably and save money. We offer furnace repair near your location in areas such as Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Somerset County, Camden County, and Ocean County, New Jersey.
Failing to Fully Scrutinize the Warranty
It is important to fully understand the warranty that is being provided by the emergency furnace repair or installation service. You should always inquire if the warranty covers parts only or both parts and labor. Also ask if there are any extra charges above and beyond the warranty coverage. In addition to furnace services, we also provide plumbing options such as drain cleaning, water pipe leak repair, garbage disposal installation, gas line replacement, and water heater repair.
Heating Repair & Install Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Do you have a question about a heating repair, installation, or replacement project? View our frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) below. If you have any additional questions, give us a call by phone at (732) 201-3305 or schedule an appointment online to receive support.
The size of your furnace will depend on the size of your home and the surrounding climate. It’s critical to purchase a furnace size that is compatible with your home to ensure optimal comfort.
If you accidentally purchase a furnace that is too small for the house, you will have heating issues such as cold spots and high utility fees. Prior to purchasing a new furnace, it’s important to be familiar with British Thermal Units (BTU’s). A BTU is a unit that measures the total heat output from a furnace. Modern furnaces on the market are able to supply up to 100,000 BTU’s in the home.
Throughout the standard heating process, a furnace will lose a small fraction of its generated heat due to common issues such as leaks in the duct work, windows, and walls of the house. An average household will maintain 90% or less of the heat generated from the furnace.
We recommend a furnace that is able to provide 40 BTU’s of heat output per square foot in your house. If you purchase a furnace that is too small for the house, you may have to deal with the inconveniences of frigid temperatures for the lifespan of your furnace, which is between 10 – 12 years. This is a long time to be uncomfortable! If you need assistance selecting a new furnace for your home, give us a call by phone at (732) 201-3305 or schedule an appointment online. We offer reliable furnace repair and installation services to homes in New Jersey.
When it comes to investing in a heating system, there are many different types of units on the market to compare and choose from. Types of popular heating systems for homes include furnaces, heat pumps, and boilers. To supply the home with warm air, a heat pump is designed to extract heat from the outdoor air and transmit it into the house.
This continuous flow of warm air will keep your home comfortable during the Winter season. In the Summer, a heat pump will remove the heat energy from the indoor air and send it outside. Since a heat pump transfers heat instead of producing it, this is an excellent option for residents that are looking for an efficient heating method.
On the other hand, a furnace is a forced-air system that relies on natural gas and burners to create flames and heat. Once the burners are activated, the flames will transfer heat to a metal heat exchanger. Next, the heat exchanger transfers its heat energy to the surrounding air to ensure optimal temperature regulation. After the air is heated, a furnace blower will transmit the air throughout the ductwork in your home.
As the warm air enters each room through your vents, the cold air is attracted to the return ducts and the heating system. The furnace will process all incoming cold air and utilize the heat exchanger component to increase its temperature. Our team offers heating and furnace repair services to homes in New Jersey in areas such as Trenton, Elizabeth, Brick, and Tom’s River. Give us a call by phone at (732) 201-3305 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule an appointment.
The last thing you want to deal with throughout the Winter season is a furnace that is blowing cold air. This issue produces a wide variety of comfort and safety issues for you and your family. If you have a forced-air furnace that is powered by oil, cold air may be an indicator of a lack of fuel. When this type of furnace runs out of oil, the burners will not be able to produce flames or heat energy. In addition, the oil furnace may continue to transmit cold air throughout the home.
Another issue that may cause your furnace to blow cold air is an extinguished pilot light. The flame on the pilot light may have disappeared due to a malfunctioning thermocouple, dusty pilot orifice, broken outdoor gas regulator, and natural gas availability in your area. If you don’t feel qualified to disassemble your furnace and pilot light, we recommend hiring a professional HVAC technician to relight the pilot light.
If the furnace is producing cold air throughout the home, this may be caused by a broken thermocouple. A thermocouple is a sensor that controls the gas flow and ignition process of the furnace. This component is a copper rod that comes into direct contact with the pilot light. The thermocouple is designed to deactivate the gas supply if an issue with the pilot light is detected. If the furnace is producing cold air, this is likely a sign of an issue with the thermocouple or pilot light. If you’re unaware of how to fix this issue yourself, call an HVAC professional on our team to receive assistance.
Newer furnaces that depend on an electronic ignition process may produce cold air due to damaged parts and components. These furnace systems often include an intermittent pilot light or a hot surface ignition mechanism. To restore the flow of warm air, you will need to disassemble your furnace and replace the parts. We highly recommend having a member of our team help you with this issue. We offer furnace repair, tune-up, replacement, and installation services in New Jersey. Give us a call by phone at (732) 201-3305 or schedule an appointment online to receive help.
The lifespan of a furnace will vary depending on operating schedules, brand, manufacturer, efficiency rating, and fuel source. The average lifespan of a gas or electric furnace will range from 10 – 12 years. Many homeowners choose to invest in an electric furnace because they’re easier to install and maintain. Alternatively, a gas furnace is able to heat the home at a faster rate.
A common sign that indicates a furnace is at the end of its lifespan includes high heating bills. As a furnace becomes older, it will become less efficient to operate. This will directly affect the total cost of your energy bills each month. Another sign of a failing furnace includes wide temperature variations throughout the home.
If some rooms are too hot while others are too cold, this is an indicator of a malfunctioning system. Team Electric, Plumbing, & Air provides furnace services for small to large homes in New Jersey. Give us a call by phone at (732) 201-3305 to receive help with an installation, replacement, or tune-up.
If your furnace is leaking water, you should call a professional to receive an immediate repair or tune-up to avoid damage to the flooring and walls in your home. A continuously leaking furnace is an indicator of a condensation issue. Condensation issues are common with various types of high-efficiency furnaces.
This type of heating system takes more time to remove the heat from the combustion gases when compared to standard furnaces. This may cause the gases to become cold and condense. Usually, excess condensation is eliminated by the floor drain in the home. However, if the condensation line becomes clogged, this will cause a moderate to severe furnace leak. Other issues may include a cracked condensation pipe or a malfunctioning condensate pump.
The furnace may also be leaking water due to an issue with the flue pipe. If this pipe is cracked or incorrectly sized, this will cause moisture to build up in the furnace. If the furnace has been leaking for a long timespan, you will notice a large pool of water on the floor in your laundry room or basement.
Issues with the humidifier may also be the culprit of your furnace water leak. If the humidifier has a leak, excess moisture is able to escape and travel into the furnace. The humidifier leak may be caused by a clogged humidifier filter. When these filters become older, they are susceptible to scale build up issues from your neighborhood’s water supply.
If you do not immediately address this issue with a professional, the debris build up may potentially block the drain and cause a severe leak. Our team offers furnace tune-up, repair, and installation services to homeowners in New Jersey. Schedule an appointment to receive help with your heating problem.