Your heater is intended to provide warm comfort throughout the winter, but we’re just getting started with the cold months here in Bergen County, NJ, and an older heater might not have enough to get you through the winter intact. If yours is more than a decade old, you may want to consider getting a replacement now, before we get much further into the colder months. Trained technicians can come to your home and perform the proper installation, but before they can do that, you need to make the determination that your heater really is on its last legs. A few key signs can show you the way.
LOOK FOR EARLY SIGNS OF HEATING FAILURE
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Radiant floor heating represents an innovative departure from traditional boilers and forced air furnaces. Instead of heating the air in your home and using that to indirectly provide you with comfort, radiant heating relies on a series of tubes and coils installed beneath the floorboards of your home to provide direct heat. It warms your feet and furniture directly, eliminating problems like drafts and cold spots while still creating a cozy, comfortable environment to your home. Among the system’s advantages are a lack of repair issues, since it has few moving parts and most of the system is corrected. The bad news is that repair problems can still crop up from time to time. The good news is that you have a service in Bergen County, NJ that can help. Here’s a brief breakdown of some common repair issues with radiant floor heating that you should watch out for.
Sump pumps often do their jobs in the spring and the summer, when we see heavy rains here in Bergen County, NJ and the risks of a flood in your home increase. That makes now the perfect time to install a new sump pump, when demand is down and you have the time to plan out an installation at leisure. Keeping your home safe and dry is what a sump pump is supposed to do, and with the time afforded you before the rains start next spring, you can ensure that such an investment is well worth your time and effort.
Here in Bergen County, NJ, many homes still rely on old-fashioned oil-fed boilers to stay warm. Heating oil has been a staple of East Cost communities for decades, but it’s not the most efficient form of fuel out there, costing more than alternative fuels and producing a lot of pollutants in the bargain. Older oil tanks often spring leaks as well, costing you more in lost fuel and necessitating an expensive repair job to fix.
Ideally, the water in your plumbing system should have a pressure of about 80 psi (pounds for square inch). It can usually handle brief periods where the pressure is higher but high pressure in your pipes is something to be avoided. This is true any time of year in Bergen County, NJ, but with winter on its way, the issue matters even more now. The good news is that you can do something about it with a quick phone call to a qualified plumber, but why does high pressure in your pipes cause problems?