An air conditioner's filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for it to function effectively and efficiently throughout its years of use. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases. It is important to ensure you notice the signs that it needs a cleaning/maintenance before more issues arise, which can only be resolved through an HVAC repair. Signs your AC needs a clean Regularly cleaning your air conditioner is important for overall efficiency and functioning. As an additional plus, it will help remove the dust and dirt, mold, and mildew that builds [...]
Tips For Staying Cool In The Summer It's more imperative than many people realize to keep cool during the warmer months of the year. If you allow yourself to get too hot, you could easily run the risk of a heat stroke or other incredibly dangerous health issues. With some basic preparations, however, you can easily survive the summer without having to spend too much money on expensive power bills or cumbersome new cooling equipment. With that said, here are some of the easiest tips for staying cool in the summer: 1 - Use Smaller, Adjustable Fans When purchasing a [...]
Great Tips On Maintaining Your HVAC Unit and When It's Best To Call Muccia Plumbing At first glance, your HVAC unit may appear formidable and scary but if you take the time to carefully examine it you'll soon recognize certain parts. It helps immensely if you have the original owner's manual that came with the unit as that will help you identify many of the parts to get you started. It will also give you a list of quick and easy maintenance checks that you should perform on a regular basis. Let's take a look at some of the most [...]
The Real Value Of An HVAC Inspection Is To Prevent Future Issues Are you considering buying a new home? Before you sign the contract, you'll probably schedule a home inspection. After all, this is one of the largest purchases you'll ever make and you want to be sure there's nothing structurally wrong with the home. At the same time, you should also schedule an inspection of the home's HVAC system. Most typical home inspectors don't have the technical expertise to effectively inspect the HVAC system. It is always better to hire a professional who is trained in these types of [...]
Mike's Tips: Spring is here in #BergenCounty. Please, before you start your A/C compressor, it’s very important to remove any #cover you have for it. Also if there is green overgrowth or debris, you don’t want it bending the fan blades.The cover photo is an example of what NOT to have around your compressor. #Ridgewood #Ramsey #Oradell are just 3 towns that called us this weekend with a cover or branches or overgrown ivy that was sucked into their compressor.
How Muccia Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning does a Tune-Up aka air conditioning Start-Up: For Muccia Plumbing, it's that time of the year. Or should I say that OTHER time of the year? Living and working in the NorthEast, we truly pay attention to two seasons - winter, when we need to make sure our heating system is working as designed. And summer, when brutally hot and humid days and nights can make living in New Jersey and the tri-state area clearly painful. This edition of Mike's Tips, we focus on what we, as trained air conditioning techs, do to ensure that [...]
Every year we get the same calls from people who turned on the heating system, and nothing was hot. Only in May, it's "I turned my air conditioning, and it's not blowing or it's blowing hot air or it's very low on pressure". Getting a pro to start up your air conditioning and heating system at the beginning of every heating and cooling season avoids problems. This past winter has been especially tough on outdoor equipment. These ultra-low negative temperature spikes, along with the extended times below freezing, can affect your home air conditioning system’s Spring startup. But with a few [...]