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How to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Energy Bill in the Summer.

May 21, 2018

The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for up to 47% of your utility bill. At 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, we take energy efficiency seriously. Here in New Jersey we understand that air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months and our advice may help you save…

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Video: Replace Your Air Filter

May 15, 2018

Change your Howell HVAC filters regularly, as recommended which is usually at least every three months. A good HEPA filter will catch the particles before they reach your lungs. There’s so much floating in the air our eyes can’t see and changing your filter as recommended makes all the difference.

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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing A New Air Conditioner

April 30, 2018

The Wrong Sized Unit. It is easy to buy a unit too large or too small for your space. A larger unit does not necessarily mean more cooling power. Each AC system is designed for certain sized spaces, different cooling needs, household age, etc. A unit that is too large or too small is inefficient…

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Ductless Mini-Splits Improve Indoor Air Quality and Control Humidity

February 23, 2018

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is more than ten times (and, in some instances, more than 100 times) more polluted than the air outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These pollutants contribute to many diseases as well as respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies. Installing a ductless mini-split, in your New Jersey home has…

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Confused on How to Set Your Programmable Thermostat?

January 10, 2018

With all the options available for setting your programmable thermostat, it’s easy to get confused. Of course, this defeats the purpose of a programmable thermostat––it’s designed to for you to “set it and forget it,” making your life easier. It’s worth taking the minute or two it takes to read this to clear up anything…

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Dual Fuel Systems in New Jersey

January 2, 2018

A dual fuel system sounds more Batman-like than it really is. It can solve a lot of issues for homeowners, but it’s really nothing more than a combined HVAC system comprised of a heat pump and a gas or oil furnace (or boiler). It’s got the best of both types of heating, allowing more homeowners––especially…

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Emergency AC in New Jersey

What to Do In An Emergen-AC

August 14, 2017

Keep Calm and Cool On Nothing can make you sweat faster than a broken AC (literally and figuratively). In fact, so many homeowners lose their air conditioning during the summertime that we’ve created our own name for it: Emergen-AC. Providing 24/7 emergency air conditioning repair service in Manalapan, NJ, and throughout our service area, 1st…

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Mayday! Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs to Be Repaired

July 11, 2017

When It’s Time to Make the Call During the summertime, the weather can change in a matter of minutes. One second the skies are clear and the next you’re caught in the rain! You might find yourself in a similar situation with your air conditioner. In the blink of an eye, your system has gone…

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The Nuts & Bolts of Central Air Conditioners

June 12, 2017

Learn More (So You Can Spend Less!) There’s a lot to learn after you purchase a new car. Once you understand the bare necessities, you get to explore all the extra features. It’s a learning curve for sure, but one that’s definitely worth the time. After all, the more you know about your car, the…

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Mini-Splits—Making Life a Breeze!

May 16, 2017

Discover an Easy and Efficient Way to Keep Cool Mini-splits. You might have heard of them before, but don’t quite know what they are. If this is the case, you’re not alone. Most people are unfamiliar with mini-splits and what they do. Which is a shame, because they do quite a lot! When we’re not…

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