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How Much is Too Much AC Repair for Your Paramus, NJ System?

When summer reaches its peak heat, it’s important to have an air conditioning system that works well. You want your home to stay nice and cool, and your energy usage to be at a minimum. Of course, like any other mechanical equipment, you can expect that your system need some minor fixes on occasion. But, if the AC repairs for your Paramus, NJ home have gotten out of hand, it might be time to think about a new system. An article on the Angie’s List website provides some insights into whether you should repair or replace.

The article points out how to know if AC repair is the way to go for your Paramus, NJ home. First and foremost, you should consider the age of your system. If your system is older (more than 10 years old) it could be time. If you have an older system and you’ve noticed a hike in your utility bills, it’s just not working as efficiently as it should. Couple that with expensive air conditioning repair costs, and a new system may actually end up saving you money.
Here are a few more things to think about when it comes to AC repair for your Paramus, NJ home.
Consider the 5000 rule.
To do this, simply multiply the age of your system times the cost of the repair. For instance, if the repair is $200, and your system is 10 years old, that equals 2000. Since it’s less than 5000, you should go for the AC repair. If, however the repair would cost $650, that would equal 6000 – meaning you should consider installing a new system.
Evaluate your system’s energy efficiency.
Air conditioning systems, especially ones that haven’t been properly maintained, decrease in efficiency as the […]

Maintaining the Air Conditioning in Your Mahwah, NJ Home

When Mother Nature turns up the heat in the summer, homeowners appreciate air conditioning in their Mahwah, NJ homes. Your air conditioner keeps you comfortable and makes your home a welcome haven. Most people nowadays do have an air conditioning system of some sort in their homes. And, in those households, about 6 percent of their annual energy use goes toward air conditioning. But did you know that improper maintenance can make your energy usage much higher?

The Department of Energy (DOE) says keeping your AC maintained is crucial. They state, “An air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently throughout its years of service. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases.”

So, what’s one of the best ways you can make sure your air conditioning system is at peak performance? By making sure the filters are clean. And, if the filter is dirty, changing it is important. A dirty filter places unnecessary wear and tear on your air conditioner because it has to work harder to circulate air. Not sure how or when to change your filter? That’s where GRC Mechanical comes in.
GRC Mechanical helps Mahwah, NJ homeowners with all their AC needs.
At GRC, we know how important keeping your air conditioning system up to snuff is. As a result, we offer our customers the Breathe Easy maintenance plan. This plan was made to first, find any problems with the air conditioning in your Mahwah, NJ home. What’s more, it provides solutions. With the Breathe Easy plan, you and your family can enjoy healthy, energy-efficient comfort.

Benefits of the Breathe Easy maintenance plan include:

Dedicated team assigned to your needs
Four-hour priority service
15 percent savings […]

Frequent Air Conditioning Repair in Your Bergen County, NJ Home Could Mean It’s Time for Replacement

When the summer heat strikes in Bergen County, NJ, having an air conditioning system in good working order is vital. If your AC system is in frequent need of repairs, keeping your system running is a costly venture. Many times, homeowners aren’t sure if they need to repair or replace. ENERGY STAR offers some guidance on how to know if an air conditioning repair is in order, or if you need to consider a new system.
If your air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it might be time for replacement. The older a system gets, the more inefficient it becomes. And that can cost you more in utilities. ENERGY STAR also cites the frequency in which you need air conditioning repair in your Bergen County, NJ home. If you need extensive repairs often, it is probably costing you more in the long run than a replacement may cost.

Also, are some of the rooms in your home hot, while others are cold? While this could be a problem with your ductwork, it could also lead back to your AC system. An air conditioner that isn’t operating properly, or is poorly sized, can result in uneven cooling of your home. By nature, an air conditioning system should also help dehumidify your home. If that’s not happening, ENERGY STAR says it could be due to poorly operating equipment. Finally, noisy systems are pretty good indicators that something is up. Sometimes the noise can be remedied by a simple AC repair in your Bergen County, NJ home. But, it can also mean there are problems with your indoor coil – and that can be costly to fix.
GRC Mechanical can help you get AC replacement or air conditioning repair for your […]

Before You Need AC Repair for Your Ridgewood, NJ Home, Consider Maintenance.

The air conditioning system in your Ridgewood, NJ home is something you rely on for relief from the summer heat for you and your family. If it isn’t working properly, not only will you feel less than comfortable, you may be paying more than you should in energy bills. Interestingly, you might be surprised to learn that the need for AC repair will be far less likely if you have an annual maintenance plan in place.

In fact, having a maintenance plan for your air conditioning system is the number one way you can prolong its life and keep it running effectively and efficiently now and for years to come. If you choose not to maintain your system, you’re running the risk of needing AC repairs for your Ridgewood, NJ home sooner than later. You don’t even have to take our word for it – the U.S. Department of Energy agrees. On their website they state, “Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases.” So how does preventive maintenance help?

When you choose a company like GRC Mechanical to help you, you’ll get comprehensive maintenance for your system, that will help eliminate system inefficiency and ineffectiveness, and make the need for AC repair in your Ridgewood, NJ home far less likely. Each year, your cooling system will be inspected by one of our qualified, skilled technicians. They will complete a number of tasks that will ensure your system is running in top form.
The need for AC repair in your Ridgewood, NJ home will be less likely when your technician performs the following:

Sanitize cooling coil
Apply seasonal drain pan treatment to prevent sludge buildup and growth of harmful bacteria

5 Signs You Need AC Repair for Your Mahwah, NJ Home

When summer rolls around, so does your need for air conditioning. Nothing is more refreshing than coming home to a cool house when the outdoor temperatures are soaring. When your home is air conditioned, you feel more comfortable, sleep well and some people even breathe better. So if the AC in your Mahwah, NJ home isn’t working properly, the chances are you and your family are suffering for it.

Of course, if your system completely stops working, you’ll know it right away. But, there are other signs that can indicate your system needs repair work soon. They can be much more subtle than a complete breakdown. The Houselogic website shares some signs you should look for if you suspect your AC isn’t working properly. You’ll be surprised to learn many require a simple, low-cost fix to get your system up and running great again. At GRC Mechanical, we can help you get the repairs you need for your AC system.
Here are five signs you may need AC repair for your Mahwah, NJ home:

You’re not as cool as you’d like to be. Often, if your AC system seems to be underperforming compared to the year before, it has to do with airflow throughout your system. You’ll be happy to learn that the fix for this issue is relatively easy and inexpensive. Usually, the filter simply needs replacement – something that should be done every 30-60 days during months of operation. You’ll also want to check your cold air returns and registers to make sure there isn’t anything blocking airflow.
You’ve noticed that your AC system is louder or making strange noises. If there are some odd noises coming from the AC system in your Mahwah, […]

Six Ways GRC Provides AC Services for Your Bergen County Home

When you need AC services for your Bergen County home, you need a contractor you can rely on. You need to find a trusted contractor is choosing someone who’s licensed, insured, sells quality products and offers you the services you need. Not only will they help you get your AC professionally installed, but to keep it running, too. When you contact GRC Mechanical, you’ll be pleased to discover that we offer all this and more.

At GRC, we take pride in offering top-of-the-line AC products and services to people living in Bergen County. Our technicians are professional and offer factory-trained repair, maintenance and installation on your equipment. What’s more, we offer a complete listing of air conditioning products and services.  You can rest assured that we’ll be able to help you, no matter what need you may have.
You’ll be impressed with the AC services we can provide for your Bergen County home.

Air Conditioning Repair: Maybe the air conditioning system in your Bergen County home isn’t operating properly. Possibly, you’ve noticed that you’re simply not as cool as you’d like to be. If that’s the case, it’s likely you need air conditioning repair. You can rely on the experts at GRC Mechanical to provide the air conditioning repairs you need to ensure your system is running safely, reliably and efficiently.

New Air Conditioning Installation: You won’t have to suffer through another long, hot summer when you choose expert air conditioning installation from GRC. Our skilled technicians are top-notch and provide professional installation of quality systems. We are licensed and insured, and are a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer. You can rest assured that when you install a new AC system with us, you’re choosing the best.

Air Conditioning Maintenance: […]

The Three Furnace Services Your HVAC Contractor Should Offer for Your Bergen County Home

Your furnace is a lot like your automobile – you have to take care of it in order for it to last. Even then, there may be times when it needs a repair… and of course, the day will come that you’ll need to replace it. Chances are, you have a trusted dealership where you take your vehicle for maintenance every year, and for service when it needs a repair. And, when it’s time to trade it in for a newer model, you rely on that same dealership to help you choose a new car that meets all your needs – and your budget.

You should expect that same level of service from your HVAC contractor. You should be able to trust that they’ll provide you with the furnace services for your Bergen County home that you need to keep your furnace operating smoothly, for the comfort and safety of you and your family. They should offer you maintenance, so that your furnace will receive the checkup and tune-up it needs to keep you and your family warm all winter long. They should offer you prompt, reliable furnace repair so if you suddenly are facing a furnace breakdown, you won’t have to worry about being cold for long. And, when the time comes, they should offer you an energy efficient furnace option that is the right choice for your home and lifestyle.

When you choose GRC Mechanical Services to help you with all of the furnace services you need in your Bergen County home, you’ll receive not only furnace maintenance, repair and installation; you’ll also receive the peace of mind that comes from knowing your contractor is professional, reliable and has the experience you need for […]

What to Do When You Need Heating Services for Your Bergen County Home

It’s 3 a.m. in the morning during the dead of winter. You wake up because you’re feeling chilly, and as soon as your feet hit the floor, you know something is up with the heating system in your Bergen County home.

A heating system breakdown like the one above is something nobody wants to think about, but unfortunately, it happens, and often during the coldest time of the year. Your heating system is working overtime during those months, and if there is any sort of problem that’s gone undetected, the harder it works – and the more likely it is that it’s heading for a breakdown.

What should you do when you need heating services in your Bergen County home? Of course, you need to contact your HVAC contractor as soon as possible, but you might be interested to know that often, your heating system will give you some warning signs that it may be on the fritz. According to Angie’s List, there are a few indicators that you need to call for heating services – before your system completely breaks down.

If your furnace runs continuously, for instance, it’s a pretty good indication that something is going on with it. It could be something as simple as a dirty filter or whether or not the room vents are open. It may need only an adjustment or tune-up, which one of the skilled technicians at GRC Mechanical can easily provide. Of course, if the heating system in your Bergen County home is running but there is no heat, you’ll want to call in a professional after checking circuit breakers and on-off switches to see if that’s the problem.

When you first start your heating system for the season, […]

For Complete Boiler Services for Your Bergen County, NJ Home, Choose GRC Mechanical

When you rely on a boiler to keep your Bergen County, NJ home warm all winter long, you need a contractor who can provide you with the boiler services you need. Making sure your boiler is properly serviced not only helps you and your family enjoy optimal home comfort; it also helps your boiler maintain its efficiency so you’ll save money on your utility bills. But who can you rely on for your boiler services?

One of the best ways you can narrow the field when it comes to boiler contractors is by choosing someone with trusted credentials. According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), choosing a contractor who belongs to noted professional organizations, with the proper licenses, is key. They suggest you look for a contractor that holds the proper licenses in their state, and belongs to such organizations as Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and North American Technical Excellence (NATE).

At GRC Mechanical, we’re proud of our professional affiliations. We are pleased to be members of:

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
North American Technical Excellence (NATE)
Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association

Additionally, we hold licensure in professional engineering, plumbing, and New Jersey Home Improvement. We take our Bergen County, NJ customers’ boiler service needs very seriously and work hard to bring you the excellence and professionalism you deserve. You can rely on GRC Mechanical to provide the following expert boiler services:

Boiler Maintenance: The best way to ensure that the boiler in your Bergen County, NJ home will run safely and reliably is by regular boiler maintenance services. When you choose our Breathe Easy maintenance plan to help meet your needs, you’ll […]

GRC Mechanical Services is Three-Time Winner of the Carrier® President’s Award

GRC Mechanical Services is proud to announce that, for the third year in a row, the dealership received a 2013 Carrier® Corp. President’s Award, one of the manufacturer’s highest honors for its local dealers. GRC Mechanical Services was selected and honored at the 2013 Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer (FAD) meeting.
New Jersey HVAC Dealer Honored for Quality and Leadership Excellence
President’s Awards are presented annually to an elite group of Carrier dealers who exemplify the company’s model for operational excellence, business effectiveness and delivering the best in cutting-edge technology to consumers. Carrier also awards dealers who are committed to providing excellent customer service and who are dedicated to the Carrier brand. Winners go above and Beyond the call of duty in the industry with a dependable, customer-focused work ethic.