Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 18, 2021

Furnaces can come in either a gas or an electric model. For those who have a gas unit, you might be worried about any strange smells. There are several reasons for these smells. Before you start to panic, here are a few things you need to know about your gas furnace and its odors. Is It Normal To Smell Gas? If you are smelling a strong odor of gas near your furnace, you should be concerned. The smell of gas is a serious problem. You want to inspect the area around your furnace to

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What Are The Most Common Plumbing Problems?

February 12, 2021

Several plumbing problems can spring up in your average, ordinary home. Some are common, while others are rare. While you can maintain your plumbing frequently to prevent some common plumbing issues, some are just inevitable. There are plumbing issues that are common in an old home because of outdated or old fixtures. Others happen due to normal wear and tear on fixtures. The bottom line, you need to prepare for some plumbing issues in your home by being aware of them. Ensure that you hire a licensed plumber in Monmouth County to repair these plumbing problems as soon as you

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What is hydrojetting and how often should you do it?

January 21, 2021

Slow-moving drains and clogged pipes are prevalent issues in many households. Clearing the drain can restore and prevent the blockages from creating other complications such as leaks. Hydro jetting is one of the effective techniques for cleaning your plumbing. In this article, we’ll learn about hydro jetting, its benefits, and how often you should do it. What Is Hydro jetting? Hydro jetting is a cost-effective process for cleaning off debris and scale from the pipes. The technology utilizes a high-pressure water jet to scrub off any traces of dirt from your home’s plumbing. It is an

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Is There a Reason My Water Pressure Is So Low?

December 18, 2020

Things can be incredibly slow in the house when the water pressure decreases. If your faucets are taking forever to fill your bathtub or sink, your washing machine is taking longer than necessary to run the cycles or your showerhead isn’t providing the spray you need to get done quickly, life can be difficult. If your water pressure is low, you may often wonder what the problem is. Keep reading to find out what’s lowering your water pressure and how you can solve it. Your Pressure Regulator Is Failing One of the biggest causes of low

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What Type of Furnace Works Best for Chilly New Jersey Winters?

November 21, 2020

With average lows dropping to 18 degrees in the winter, a good furnace is definitely essential in New Jersey. There are all sorts of styles available for sale, so it pays to do some research before picking out your furnace. The right choice will keep you toasty warm all winter long without resulting in ridiculously high heating bills. Here are the main things you need to think about as you shop for a furnace. Think About Your Fuel Type Carefully One of the first things you need to do is think about what sort of power

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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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