1st Choice is proud to provide the home and business owners of Howell with solutions to all of their HVAC needs.
Air Conditioning and Cooling
If you’ve been thinking about your home’s cooling system, whether the temperatures outdoors are actually in the upper numbers or not, it’s the perfect time to call 1st Choice. Whether it’s on your mind because you’re thinking of purchasing a new air conditioner or just getting yours tuned up, our cooling experts are ready to help.
Maybe you were trying to just make it through last season with your older air conditioner and vowed you’d look into a replacement before the next heat wave hit. Or maybe you’ve had your fill of running fans in every room to keep you cool during the summer months and have decided it’s time to invest in an air conditioner. Now’s the perfect time to chat with our technicians about a forced-air and/or high-efficiency air conditioner. Our technicians can address any questions you have and are happy to come out to your home for a free estimate on what would work best with your current setup.
Our 1st Choice professionals can also keep your current air conditioner in tip-top shape by performing regular maintenance on it. Keeping your high-efficiency air conditioner cleaned and primed allows it to operate at its best in your Howell, NJ home, thereby giving you lower energy bills. Even if your air conditioner is an older model, our technicians can come out and clean it, showing you how to keep it maintained to keep it running for a long time to come.
Furnaces and Heating
Here at 1st Choice, our experienced technicians can address both installing and servicing all your home’s heating needs. From high-efficiency furnaces to boilers, our knowledgeable professionals are here to assist you in choosing the best heating option for your Howell, NJ home when it’s time to upgrade to something new.
They are also here and available to answer any questions you may have about your current heating system. Maybe you’ve noticed an increase in your utility bill. Your furnace could be responsible––a dirty filter or a dirty furnace could be decreasing the efficiency of your forced-air system and increasing the energy required for your furnace to heat your home. Or maybe your furnace has unexpectedly stopped working. We can come out and make that repair to restore heat to your home in a fast fashion.
Give us a call here at 1st Choice to clean and maintain your furnace or to diagnose what the issue may be.
Heat pumps are becoming more popular these days––and not just in the warmer climates. A heat pump can efficiently replace both a furnace and air conditioner for heating and cooling in the right situations.
For heat, instead of heating cold air and forcing or blowing it through your home’s ducts, a heat pump actually transfers the warm air it takes from (typically) outdoors to the inside of your home. It does the same thing when it operates to cool your home––transfers cooler air from outside (typically) indoors. When it comes to heat, heat pumps only work alone in temperatures above 35ºF to 40ºF, so in colder climes, an auxiliary heat source needs to companion the heat pump. But it can still be a very cost-effective option for heating your home. For cooler air, the pump works in reverse, in the same way your refrigerator or air conditioner works.
Of course, some heat pumps capture either their cool or warm air from the outdoor air, but others can source it from the ground or water outdoors. Our 1st Choice technicians can determine which type of heat pump would work best for you and your Howell, NJ home. Call our experts today to schedule an appointment or to discuss your ideas.
Geothermal systems are heating and cooling systems that tap into the temperatures below ground to heat and cool your home. During the colder months, the air below the earth’s surface is much warmer than what’s above ground, and during the warmer months, the air below is consistently cooler. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cites geothermal systems as one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool your Howell, NJ home. Not only do geothermal systems offer you extensive energy savings, but they also leave a smaller footprint on Mother Earth.
If this type of energy and system is of interest to you in your home, call 1st Choice to explore your options. Our professionals are happy spend time at your home with you and discuss with what type of geothermal system would be the best fit for your home’s needs. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a hot topic these days. That’s because, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it’s ranked as one of the top five environmental dangers due to the fact that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than your Howell, NJ outdoor air. With these facts in mind, it’s important to consider ways to combat the pollutants and keep your IAQ as high as possible.
Many times people have symptoms of poor IAQ but erroneously assume what they have is the flu, allergies, stress, or a cold. There are many contributing factors to poor IAQ, but many can be corrected simply by installing air purifiers or air cleaners in your home.
At 1st Choice, our professionals have experience installing these systems to help improve your home’s air, thereby improving your health. Cleaning and/or removing harmful contaminants and particles from your home’s indoor air goes a long way in increasing your personal comfort in your home.
1st Choice can help you breathe easy. Call us today at 732-378-9189 and we can put together a plan for your home!
Keeping your HVAC system’s ducts clean in your home is important. After all, the air you breathe in your Howell, NJ home makes its way through all this ductwork prior to ending up in your lungs. The professionals at 1st Choice recognize the priority of indoor air quality (IAQ) and how clean ducts directly affect IAQ.
Over time, your home’s ductwork can trap dust, debris, or particles as well as mold inside them. Having this buildup only attracts additional contaminants the longer they’re present. This directly affects the quality of your indoor air and your health.
Cleaning your home’s ductwork is an important step in creating quality IAQ––especially if you’ve recently remodeled your home, you have pets, someone living there smokes or suffers from allergies, asthma, or chronic illnesses, or if there’s been water contamination.
These all are prime factors pointing to the need for duct cleaning. At 1st Choice, we take duct cleaning very seriously. After all, it directly affects your health. Schedule an appointment today with our experts to either consult about the duct-cleaning process or to come out and clean your ducts.
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
Humidity in your home is a necessity. It keeps your Howell, NJ home and its systems, as well as your body, in good working order. But there’s a trick to keeping the appropriate level of humidity in your home. You definitely need the moisture, but there’s also the issue of too much humidity. That situation causes a host of problems.
At 1st Choice, we expertly install and work with both humidifiers and dehumidifiers. Our professional technicians are very familiar with the delicate balance needed between the two. Too little humidity, and your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) can be adversely affected, causing you and your loved ones possible illness, increased allergies, or breathing issues. Your home’s contents may be affected as well with systems, appliances, and woodwork suffering from the ill effects of too-dry air. On the reverse side, too much humidity can cause mold, rotting wood, and negative effects to your home’s contents.
Knowing just the right balance needed in your home is what our experts at 1st Choice do. Call us today to schedule them to come out to your home to assess if your home’s humidity is where it needs to be. We can service or install either (or both) a humidifier or dehumidifier to keep your home comfortable and healthy.
At 1st Choice, our experts know the ins and outs of sheet metal. Sheet metal is one of the basic elements of your Howell, NJ home’s HVAC system. Your system’s ductwork is entirely of sheet metal, as well as its many parts. Sheet metal is formed into the necessary thickness to create the long runs, twists and turns, and the necessary parts from plenums to brackets that make up your heating-and-cooling system.
Working with sheet metal is an accomplished skill. Not building the ductwork correctly or connecting the separate components correctly, leaving leaks in your system, allows energy waste and a non-efficient system.
Our professional HVAC technicians have the experience of working with sheet metal in countless areas. They know the nuances needed to successfully build a quality and efficient HVAC system in your home. Call us today to discuss what your home may need, whether it’s a repair, replacement, or an entirely new installation.
UV Light Air Purification
The intent of ultraviolet (UV) light air purification is to remove harmful toxins and microbes from your Howell, NJ home’s air. There are simply some air particles that can’t be stopped even with a HEPA air filter, and that’s where UV light air purifiers come in.
The UV light air purifiers treat the air going through your home before it makes its way back to you. At 1st Choice, we install and service UV light air purifiers that utilize UV-C light to help safely attack and kill germs, mold, mildew, and, in some cases, viruses and bacteria. This helps to keep your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) at a high level, affording you better health.
When air purification and cleaning is a priority for you, especially in cases where anyone in the home suffers from a compromised immune system, a UV light air purifier can be an excellent solution. Our professionals at 1st Choice consider excellent IAQ a priority. Please call us today to discuss your options for purifying or cleaning your home’s air.
Howell, NJ zip codes include 07710.
Boiler Repair in Howell, NJ 07726
“1st Choice was recommended to me by a friend so I called the Howell office and Gabe was able to get me an appt the same day for a problem with my boiler. Bill came to my house and determined I needed a new part. He was very nice and professional and gave me an overall assessment of my very old system but said it was worth replacing this part. Unfortunately, the part needed to be ordered and another guy would need to come the next day to install it.
The next day, a guy that came to my house, I think his name was Mike, was not very professional and I could tell from the minute he walked in the door I was going to have a problem. And I did. He was brand new with 1st Choice. He did install the new part I needed, but I had no heat. I called Gabe back and told her the situation and I said I do not want the same guy back in my house, so she said "definitely not" and would send Chris, her husband/owner.
Well, Chris came back to my house the same day and was very professional, like Bill. I explained the story regarding Mike and said I wasn't particularly happy. He looked at my system and, after quite a long time of examining it, he determined Mike did install the part correctly but there was another issue that Chris believed may have been intentionally caused by Mike. Chris told me that before he arrived to my house, he had already fired Mike, which didn't surprise me in the least. Chris was brutally honest with me and told me what Mike had possibly done. I was floored with what he said but I was more appreciative that he told me the truth as opposed to trying to hide it. Because of his honesty, I was not angry at all and simply grateful for telling me what happened and he was able fix/correct the problem.
I guess sometimes you never truly know the people you hire and this guy (Mike) was a bad dude. He had a bad attitude when he arrived to my house, complained about the company to me and I can now see why he has jumped around from company to company. Hindsight: I should have told him to leave the minute he walked in.
I am thrilled, however, to find a heating/AC company which is owned by a guy like Chris who takes his job very seriously and knows, understands and appreciates how hard it is to get a new customer and, more importantly, keep a new customer. That new customer is me and I would call 1st Choice with any system issue.
Maybe the best part was Gabe, who answers all the phone calls. She is calm and is genuinely concerned with any problem you have and if you need someone the same day, does her best to get someone there. Thank you 1st Choice.”
– Andrew F.
Furnace Replacement in Howell, NJ 07731
“Both great guys, kind, professional and very knowledgeable! Took time to explain to me everything they did and why. Joe and Dave kudos your company lucky to have you, good service is hard to come by these days! Thank you 👍🙂”
– Gidget F.
Air Conditioner Repair in Howell, NJ 08759
“Incredible. Chris fit me in his busy day when temps reached 100 and my AC crapped out. He found a bad capacitor in the condenser within minutes it was replaced and we were back and running.
I know I’ll be replacing my again AC next season, and Chris will be the only one I’d think to call. Awesome, honest and friendly service.”
– John C.
Air Conditioner Installation in Howell, NJ 07331
“I have had nothing short of an amazing experience with Chris and everyone at 1st Choice. They were super honest and straightforward on pricing, excellent customer service, and extremely efficient and thorough technicians. This contractor is one to be trusted and that’s hard these days to find. Definitely, definitely, definitely will I be recommending them again and again and will use their services indefinitely. Thank you everyone at 1st choice for my wonderful new AC unit!”
– Beth H.