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Video – Facts About Humidity – 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning

November 16, 2018

Keep your home cool by learning about what causes humidity and the effects of it in your New Jersey home.

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How Does My Gas Furnace Work?

November 13, 2018

Gas furnaces create heat by burning natural gas. This gas is usually methane combined with other carbon based gasses. The Ignitor The process starts with the ignitor. The ignition source for older furnaces is a pilot light, newer furnaces use an electronic starter. With a pilot light, the regulator supplies a very small bit of…

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Video – Do I Need to Schedule a HVAC Maintenance Appointment?

October 23, 2018

Just like a regular physical, a regularly scheduled maintenance appointment can help find and diagnose problems that would be otherwise invisible to you because the signs are not easily seen or heard. So often we notice problems only because we miss the benefit we lost when something stops working.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

October 9, 2018

As the saying goes, “time and tide wait for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Howell, NJ, you need to think about preparing your HVAC system for fall maintenance. Maintaining your heating and cooling equipment…

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Furnace Maintenance

September 28, 2018

Change the Filters The first thing you should do for your gas furnace, or any of your HVAC systems, is to change the air filter. This should be done at least once a year, but as many as 3 or 4 times depending on the manufacturers specifications. The air filter traps dust and debris from…

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Whole Home Humidifiers

September 21, 2018

There are many reasons you may or may not want a humidifier in your home. A whole home humidifier increases the comfort level in your home and it can decrease your annual energy cost. The humidity level in your home actually causes you to use more or less heat. Having air that is humidified to…

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Why is my Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

August 27, 2018

Well, the sun is shining in Howell, NJ, which means it might be time to spend the day by the pool. It also means that it is time to turn on your AC. What happens when you turn on your air conditioning unit and it blows hot or warm air? There are many reasons this…

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Why is my Air Conditioner freezing up?

August 8, 2018

One of the more common and frustrating things that can happen to your Air Conditioning Unit is a freeze up. This is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your AC unit. Whether you have a window unit or a central air system the causes and effects of this, as well as…

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Do Air Conditioners Kill Mold?

July 31, 2018

Your air conditioners can do several things––keep your home’s indoor air cooler than outdoor temperatures, help to keep indoor airborne allergens at bay, and help to your home’s humidity low. But one thing it cannot do is kill mold. It can help prevent mold, but once it exists, your air conditioner cannot kill it. If…

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What Maintenance do Ductless Units Need?

July 25, 2018

A ductless, or mini-split, heating and cooling system is a splendid choice for your home and a worthwhile investment. It offers many benefits, and you can enjoy them all for years to come if you maintain the system on a consistent basis. You definitely want to protect your investment. By not keeping up with the…

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