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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 Five-Time Winner of the Carrier® President’s Award

GRC Mechanical Services is proud to announce that, for the fifth year in a row, the dealership received the 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 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.

-20 Degree Refrigerated Warehouse – North Bergen, New Jersey

Project Title:  Tree of Life -20 degrees Refrigerated Warehouse

Cost: $400,000.00

Job Location:  North Bergen, New Jersey

Design Criteria:  Integrate into an existing warehouse a new 4000 square foot freezer connected to an existing 3000 square foot refrigerated box.  Unlike typical applications this box cannot be supported by the roof of the building, and the box installation must take place without interfering with ongoing operations.

Description of Installation: A insulated concrete pad with vapor barrier was poured over a network of  electric heaters so that the concrete floor of the box and building would not freeze and crack.

Steel framing was erected to support the freezer.  The box was then erected over the steel. Sodium lamps were installed for the lighting since they operate at very low temperatures. Drain lines were installed and heated so that the condensate wouldn’t freeze.

3 22 horsepower Condensing Units were placed outside the building and piped to 3  Evaporators.  R-404A was selected as the refrigerant since it is a nonchlorinated ozone friendly gas.

Water Cooled Chiller Replacement – Ridgefield, New Jersey

Project Title: Water Cooled Chiller Replacement

Cost: $60,200.00

Job Location: Ridgefield, New Jersey

Design Criteria: Replace an existing chiller system with new equipment that would fit through the restricted access to the basement.  Finding equipment that would fit was our foremost concern.  Energy efficiency was identified as a major priority.

Description of Installation: 2 25-ton water cooled chillers were installed with brazed plated heat exchangers.  These chillers were selected due to their weight , size, and ability to operate at reduced capacities to conserve energy.  The two chillers are controlled by a Control Panel equipped with lead-lag control, 7 day time control, and water temperature adjustments.

The old chiller was dismantled and removed in sections, the new chillers were rigged down the stairs with a chain fall  and set into place.  A new water tower was set on the roof and interconnecting water piping was installed as well as a new pump and pump control.

Hot Water Boiler – Ridgefield, New Jersey

Project Title:  Hot Water Boiler

Cost:  $19,750.00

Job Location:  Ridgefield, New Jersey

Design Criteria:  Replace an existing hot water boiler on an emergency basis, provide make up air for combustion, integrate a control package, and provide adequate drainage for pressure relief discharge.

Description of Installation:  We removed from location the existing boiler and rigged into place  a H.B. Smith 1,200,000 Btu input Boiler with a compatible control package that would interface with the existing building controls.

Our Installers connected gas piping, supply and return water piping, breeching, water feed piping, recommissioned a floor drain and installed drain piping for pressure relief.

Proper humidity levels keep you healthier and more comfortable

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can do more than heat and cool your home. It can also keep the humidity at a comfortable level in winter and summer. It’s a delicate balance: if it’s too low, you’ll feel the effects of colds, respiratory infections, and asthma more, and some of the furnishings in your home will literally dry out. If it’s too high, you’ll be uncomfortable but mold and mildew will flourish. They love moisture!

Residential HVAC systems balance temperature and humidity. The best person to design a system appropriate for your climate and your comfort needs is a professional ACCA member contractor. He or she understands the science of your home and applies the principles contained in the ACCA design and technical manuals to the design, selection, and installation of an HVAC system that’s right for you.

ACCA manuals are the industry standard, often incorporated into local building codes and endorsed or recommended by the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and equipment manufacturers.

Relatively Speaking …
Relative humidity (RH) is the percent of moisture actually in the air compared to the maximum amount of moisture the air can hold at that temperature. Cold air can hold less moisture than warm air. At 70ºF, air can hold as much as 12 times the amount of moisture as 10ºF air. That’s why it’s usually more humid in the hot summer months.

Winter Humidification
Most heating systems just heat the air, changing the temperature, not the humidity. Cold air is dry, and forced-air systems and heat pumps pull outside air for heating. When 10°F outside air is heated to 70°F, the humidity level in your home will be the same as the outside air’s, around 7%. That’s […]