Air Conditioning vs. Fans… or Both?

Although the air conditioning vs. fans debate has raged for decades, air conditioning seems to be winning. About 90 percent of homes had air conditioning in 2018, nearly double the percentage of homes with air conditioning (47 percent) in 1973. To be fair, this is an apples-to-oranges comparison because the two technologies are designed to do different things. Air conditioning cools the air, while fans simply move the air. Also, keep in mind that air conditioning helps you control air quality while cooling. This is important for the elderly, young children, and people with asthma and other respiratory conditions. For many families, the health benefit… Read more »

How to Transition Your HVAC System from Winter to Summer

After a winter filled with snow and ongoing restrictions due to the pandemic, we feel safe in saying that just about everyone can’t wait for spring! Before you start planning barbecues, vacations, and trips to the beach, give your HVAC system a few minutes of your attention to make sure it’s ready to get you through the summer months. Clear Debris from the Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit Remove any leaves, branches, trash, or other debris that may have settled on or around the unit over the course of the winter. If you see anything inside the unit that is not easily removable, let Tindall &… Read more »

6 Fall Tips to Keep Your HVAC System Running Smoothly

  Your HVAC system loves the fall season. It can relax after working hard all summer and rest up a bit before getting back to the grind during the cold winter months. While temperatures are comfortable, now is a good time to give your home and HVAC system a little TLC. Just like you brush your teeth twice a day to keep them clean and strong, simple HVAC maintenance twice a year can provide your family with cleaner, healthier air, keep your energy bills down, and help your heating and cooling system run smoothly before extreme winter weather arrives. 1) Invest in Quality Filters When… Read more »

Hurricane Season Forecasted To Be Worse Then Usual

  While the 2018 hurricane season doesn’t officially kick off until June 1st, professional meteorologists are making predictions that it will be a busy time for tropical storms this year.  Researchers at Colorado State University are predicting a 60% chance of at least one major hurricane hitting the East Coast, and are estimating a total of 7 hurricanes (3 of which will be major) and 14 named storms will form during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season.  An average season produces 12 named storms before hurricane season wraps up in late November. Last year was the costliest hurricane season on record, being only one of four… Read more »

Brand Spotlight: Trane

Company Overview Trane is a leading global manufacturer of HVAC systems as well as building management systems and controls.  The company is also involved in energy conservation and renewable energy projects.  Owned by manufacturing giant Ingersoll Rand, it makes products under the Trane and American Standard brand names. Trane’s international headquarters is located locally in Piscataway, NJ.  With 104 manufacturing locations in 28 countries, and annual sales of more than $8 billion, Trane has achieved a reputation for high quality and reliable heating and air conditioning products. Company History The Trane brand began in 1885 when James Trane, a Norwegian immigrant, opened his own plumbing shop in La… Read more »

Preventing & Dealing With Frozen Pipes

With the subzero temperatures that NJ has been facing in the last few weeks, it is important to take precautions and know what to do in the event that your pipes freeze.  Whether the pipes are made of copper, plastic, pvc, or plex material, any pipe can freeze depending on how cold the water inside it gets.  When the water in the pipe freezes, it expands and pushes outward on the pipe walls, causing them to stretch and potentially burst.  Burst pipes can be a very expensive problem for a homeowner, costing thousands and easily over $5000 according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home… Read more »

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