Gibson Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Cherry Hill’

Is a Spring AC Replacement in Your Near Future?

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Residential-Air-Conditioner Condensing-FanThe weather isn’t yet at a point where we can expect to turn on our air conditioning systems, and it may not be for more than a month before the whir of ACs is common in homes. But this is still a good time to make some plans for how you want the early summer to go this year. Replacing an aging and ineffective air conditioner is a big job and a major investment, so that makes it easy to put off until it’s absolutely necessary.

However, being proactive with your home’s HVAC system is always smart, since the “absolutely necessary” point of AC replacement usually means scrambling to get the work done, a period trapped without a working air conditioner, and poor AC performance in the time right before the Big Crash.

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Sign Up for Our Maintenance Program This Spring

Monday, March 30th, 2020

service-marker-blueSpring is when we remind our customers of the importance of an annual visit from one of our technicians to perform a thorough inspection and tune-up of their air conditioning system. Regular AC maintenance is an essential service in order for the cooling system to deliver effective and efficient comfort over a long service life.

We offer superb air conditioning maintenance in Cherry Hill, NJ through our HVAC Maintenance Program. Plenty of HVAC contractors offer maintenance, but we’re a family-owned and family-run business, and we always treat customers the way we would like to be treated. That means we go the extra distance on maintenance (and all our services). We know how important maintenance for an air conditioning system is for short-term and long-term comfort and happiness for our customers. We work with all the major brands, so you can trust that we’ll give your AC the care it needs each spring.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Repairing a Heating System

Monday, March 16th, 2020

furnace-repair-technicianWe still have to worry about keeping heating systems in good shape for another month or so. If you need to have heating repair in Cherry Hill, NJ to keep your furnace running, than you should definitely call us to schedule the work. It’s no good to “wait it out” during spring.

In fact, that’s one important thing people often don’t know about heating repairs:

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A Cracked Heat Exchanger in a Furnace Is a Serious Repair Issue

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

We want people to know that gas furnaces are not dangerous to have in their homes. If gas furnaces presented high safety risks, they would never be allowed in houses in the first place. But natural gas furnaces can potentially create health hazards if they’re neglected and don’t receive repair work promptly.

In this post, we’re going to look at a gas furnace malfunction that can turn dangerous for a household. It’s a cracked heat exchanger, and it can lead to the leak of carbon monoxide into the living spaces of a house.

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How a Thermostat Can Make Your Home Heating Go All Wrong

Monday, February 17th, 2020

thermostatWhen a thermostat goes rogue, it’s a big problem. A thermostat may look small, but then termites are small as well, and everyone knows they can be one of the worst problems a house can face. A bad thermostat won’t create as major an ordeal as a termite infestation, but it can still lead to unpleasant days and nights, large utility bills, and even a busted heating system.

We would love to help you avoid heater repair in Cherry Hill, NJ and all those other headaches a misbehaving or broken thermostat can cause. And we’re always ready to help when you think you’ve got a broken thermostat.

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How to Tell Your Boiler Needs to Be Replaced

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

rusted-boilerDo you have reasons to believe the boiler warming your home this winter is coming to the end of its long road? Not a pleasant realization to have, since replacing a boiler is a big investment. But if your current boiler isn’t going to last much longer or is costing you a small fortune to continue running, acting fast to replace it will reward you for many years.

Let’s talk about why you think your boiler needs to retire to the recycling center. There are a number of signs you may have already noticed, as well as others to watch out for.

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How Long Can You Expect Your Furnace to Last?

Monday, January 20th, 2020

basement-furnace-openA furnace is not designed to run forever—no mechanical device can do that. But modern furnaces are built to last for many years before they start to malfunction on a regular basis, cost too much to run, or simply breakdown so completely that the labor involved in getting it working again would be prohibitively expensive.

What you want to know is… how long before your furnaces reached one of these points?

The answer is, as with so many other home comfort decisions, “it depends.” We can make a few generalizations about furnace age as well as signs of a steep decline that will tell you when a furnace is near to the end.

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Why We Recommend a Whole-House Generator

Monday, January 6th, 2020

generator-residentialIf you have ever had to make it through an extended power outage in your home, you know how harmful they can be. They bring life to a standstill, stop most basic activities, and during the winter can leave you trapped with a freezing cold home.

You don’t have to deal with this kind of nightmare, however. You can have a whole-house generator installed. This is the best form of back-up in case of a loss of power from the electrical grid due to extreme weather, accidents, or strain.

You might think a whole-house generator is a bit too much. Why not a less expensive portable generator? There are some good reasons why we recommend you call us for a whole-house generator installation rather than rely on a portable generator or no generator at all.

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Dual Fuel Systems vs. Other Heating Options

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

fireplace-coupleA dual fuel system is designed as a halfway point between using the power of a furnace and the energy efficiency of an electrical heat pump. Natural gas furnaces are one of the best ways to provide warmth to a house because of their high heat levels and the availability of natural gas. Heat pumps can help save money using electrical heat, plus they also work as air conditioners.

But because of the cost of using natural gas and the trouble that heat pumps can encounter with extremely low temperatures, the dual fuel system became popular—a heat pump that uses a backup natural gas furnace to help when temperatures drop below 40°F. It does sound like the best of both worlds.

So why aren’t dual fuel systems in every home?

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How a High Efficiency Furnace Gets Such Great “Mileage”

Monday, October 28th, 2019

green-houseEfficiency is one of the big words in today’s consumer products. People are always looking for appliances and vehicles and other devices with improved energy efficiency. Government labels like ENERGY STAR make it easier than ever for customers to find appliances that meet the standards for efficient operation.

Because a large amount of the energy consumed in your house during the winter goes to your gas furnace, finding one with a high efficiency rating can mean a significant difference in your utility bills. Older furnaces have AFUE ratings between 60% and 80% (meaning they lose about 20% to 40% of their fuel source to exhaust). New special efficiency furnaces have AFUE ratings of more than 90%. These high-efficiency furnaces cost more than mid-efficiency models, but they often pay for themselves in a few years.

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