Understanding Burning Smells From Your Furnace When You First Turn It On

October 21, 2020

As the summer heat ends in Maplewood, it’s time to start thinking about turning on your furnace. Unlike turning on your air conditioner, which is usually uneventful, turning on your furnace for the first time in a season is generally accompanied by an unpleasant burning smell. While this smell may be alarming, it usually goes away fairly quickly. Have you ever wondered what causes this once-in-a-season burning smell, though? We at Primary Service Group would be glad to explain this phenomenon as a way to help you understand your furnace better. Parts of a Furnace To understand

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Decoding Common HVAC Terminology

September 19, 2020

In the Maplewood, NJ, area, Primary Service Group are the professionals you can trust to take care of your heating and cooling systems. Our technicians have trained in the art of climate control technology known as HVAC. Like many professions, HVAC specialists use terminology that homeowners may not understand. By learning a few common HVAC terms, you will be better equipped to find the right climate control solutions for your home. HVAC You may see the HVAC acronym on trucks and vans around town. Most people know that HVAC has to do with climate control systems. The H

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How To Prevent Cold Spots in Your Home

August 8, 2020

When you’re heating your home during winter in Maplewood, NJ, the heat should spread out evenly. If it does not, something is wrong. It could be something simple like lack of insulation, or it could be more serious such as the heating system is not operating as intended by the manufacturer. Our team at Primary Service Group is ready to assess the situation. In the meantime, here is some information about cold spots to consider. Understanding Cold Spots To know how to fix cold spots, you first have to know what they are and why they occur. Take

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5 Signs That Your AC Is on the Decline

July 11, 2020

The summer weather can prove uncomfortable and stifling. Thankfully, you can spend an abundance of time indoors and take advantage of the house’s air conditioner. Unfortunately, the interior doesn’t seem to be as cold as it should. Has something gone wrong with the AC? Air conditioners don’t last forever. They slowly wear out and decline over time. Then, one day, the AC might not work at all. Don’t get caught by surprise and discover the AC has expired. Be on the lookout for evident signs of decline. Your AC will provide hints that it isn’t working the

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What Are The World Health Organization Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality?

June 12, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued indoor air quality guidelines and standards for homes and buildings. Within these guidelines, the organization outlined a wide number of potentially hazardous inorganic and organic substances that can affect people’s health. If you are looking to keep your house or office healthy, you need to know the best standards for your air. Here are a few facts about the indoor air quality guidelines from the WHO. The WHO Guidelines Within the organization’s report, the WHO identified three primary groups of indoor pollutants. These pollutants can be damaging to the environment

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What Does An AC Compressor Do?

May 9, 2020

On a hot day, you will want to turn on the air conditioner to cool down your home. Your cooling system has many working parts, and the most important is the compressor. You can thank your air conditioner compressor for doing all the hard work. When you flip the thermostat, you will want to know how your system works. Let’s take a look at the operation of your air conditioning system. Several Types of Air Conditioning Systems Depending on your home’s cooling system, you probably have a split system that contains a condenser, a compressor, and

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How to Clean the Air in my Home to Avoid Viruses

April 13, 2020

Airborne irritants in your residence, including viruses, bacteria, dust, and pollen, may cause a range of medical conditions such as certain types of asthma, allergies, sinus problems, and respiratory issues. Following steps to improve the quality of air inside your home reduces the chances of having these types of problems. Your HVAC System and Indoor Air Quality Your HVAC system circulates air throughout your home to keep it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The components of the system are ideal places for viruses and other airborne irritants to thrive. Whatever grows on

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How Scheduling Spring HVAC Maintenance Saves Money

March 20, 2020

Spring is right around the corner, and that means everyone is thinking about spring cleaning. It is also the time when HVAC professionals are thinking about spring maintenance. Unfortunately, too many people fail to realize how important it is to maintain their HVAC system properly. Like a car, an HVAC system works best when properly maintained. Even when it is neglected, it will continue to run, but it will slowly lose efficiency until it eventually experiences a catastrophic failure. Just like any other mechanical addition to your life, maintaining efficient operation of

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