xHeating Systems 101, Part 1: The Basics of a Furnace
March 1, 2012
I have a furnace, I think. Well, maybe it’s a boiler. What’s the difference?
at Long’s in Toms River, NJ, some customers new and seasoned with our
company do not know whether they have a furnace or boiler. Boilers and
furnaces can be out of sight in the crawl space or the attic, so how
could they be expected to know which they have. We understand why many
people don’t know what type of heating system they have, but it is time
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Five HVAC Recommendation for Allergy and Asthma in Toms River
February 23, 2012
With the warmth we have seen in the Toms River area this winter, weather experts are predicting an early and extended allergy season
If you suffer from allergies, you have probably visited a doctor for
treatment several times in your life. You may have also tried various
over the counter medicines, avoided going outdoors, and maybe tried
at-home remedies. For those of you who feel like you have tried
everything, but have not been relieved of symptoms, I’m willing to bet
have not installed indoor air quality solutions to alleviate asthma and
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A Smart Thermostat for a Savvy Homeowner
February 20, 2012What would you think if I said "you need a
smart thermostat?" A smart thermostat monitors your household
temperatures remotely from any where you have internet access. You can
also adjust the temperature, set programs, and review energy reports.
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The Benefits of On Demand / Tankless Hot Water Heaters
February 8, 2012
Have you heard the chatter around Toms River about on demand hot water
heaters? The hot water heater that does not have a tank...The hot water
heater that never runs out of hot water. The talk it true.
hot water heaters work by running cold water through a gas burner or
electric element to heat the water as needed. The benefits include
reduced energy consumption and endless hot water....More
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Carbon Monoxide Safety and Home Heating
January 30, 2012
What is Carbon Monoxide?
monoxide (CO) is a waste product created when fuels such as oil or gas
are burned. Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless making it
undetectable without specialized tools. Carbon monoxide is also very
harmful to humans.
What are the dangers of Carbon Monoxide?
monoxide can cause poisoning. CO poisoning can cause dizziness,
headaches, shortness of breath, confusion, nausea, and even death....More.
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Indoor Air Quality: What Everyone Should Know
April 21, 2011
Most people spend the majority of their time indoors. However, most people don’t
know that the the air they spend most of their time breathing is most
likely polluted. Whether you are at work or home, the EPA reports that
indoor air may be up to five times more polluted than the air outdoors.
This is why indoor air quality is one of the top five environmental
health risks facing Americans today....More
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Make Your Earth Day Pledge Today
April 15, 2011
Day is only one week away. Many of you are probably busy or are going
to be busy next week planning Easter celebrations, so take time today to
make a pledge for Earth Day. When you make a pledge you should select it the same way you would set a goal, think SMART.....MoreBack to the Top
Earth Day Activities for KidsApril 14, 2011
Celebrating Earth day is not only about making changes to your
habits and appliances; it’s a day to have fun! It is a celebration isn’t
it? Kids are like sponges. Combined that with a nationally
recognized day and you have a perfect opportunity to teach your kids
about protecting the Earth.....More
What can Long's do for you? and Mother Nature!
April 12, 2011
may not realize it, but Long’s Air Conditioning and heating can help
you with a lot more than heating and cooling your house. Long’s offers a
variety of service and products that will help decrease your energy
usage, which will have a positive impact on the Earth and your wallet.....More
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photo by André Mouraux
Long’s Commitment to the Environment
April 12, 2011
Air Conditioning and Heating cares about the Earth. As a company we
take many steps to help reduce, reuse, and recycle. So today, we will
share what we are doing as a company to show our love for mother nature....MoreBack to the Top
Earth Day Celebration: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
April 11, 2011
Friday is Earth Day, so this week Long’s Air Conditioning and Heating
has designated its blog posts to helping everyone become more Earth
Friendly. We chose this week because we want to give you enough time to
plan a celebratory act for Earth Day. Each post this week we
will feature new ideas to help protect and preserve the Earth. Then at
the end of the week, we will ask everyone to make a pledge....More
Photo by NASA
How to choose a Heating and Cooling Contractor
April 5, 2011
to buy a new heating and cooling systems is a major investment. As with
any big purchase decision you should take careful consideration in who
you contract to perform your heating and cooling services. The same is
true for signing annual contract agreements for maintenance services or
parts and labor agreements. You should know who you are sending a check
to every year.
Fortunately technology has made researching companies and services easier. However
it can sometimes be overwhelming. We have tried to simplify the process
with a run down of consideration. We have also included the
corresponding information about Long’s so you do not have to go
searching our website for the information. It’s all there in case you want to double check it. ...More
The Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat
March 29, 2011
programmable thermostat is an easy way to save a little money each
year. The ﬁnancial benefits of a programmable thermostat are at its
highest when a home is unoccupied for the majority of the day- when the
homeowners and/or kids are at work or school. However, everyone can
benefit from having a programmable thermostat by programming different
temperatures for waking hours and sleeping hours. ...More
Photo by Mick Wright
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Do It Yourself Home Energy Audit
March 23, 2011
Everyone loves to save money. One way to do so is by saving energy, or at least using it more
efficiently. The first thing to do when you are concerned about using
your energy more efficiently is have an energy audit performed...MoreBack to top
Understanding The Efficiency Ratings for your Heating SystemsMarch 16, 2010
may have heard that furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters, and ACs are
now made with a much higher efficiency rating. While it's easy to
understand that a higher efficiency unit will use less energy and cost
less in energy bills there is much more to know about running an
efficient heating or cooling system. Heating systems and AC systems are
rated using different scales and use different reporting methods. To
keep things simple, we will focus on heating efficiency ratings today
and explain cooling efficiencies in the future....More
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Save Money & Save Energy with a Free Furnace*
February 18, 2011
Air Conditioning and Heating will replace your old inefficient furnace
for free when you purchase and install a new high efficiency 16 Seer A/C
system before April 1, 2011. Long’s will install a new Amana ultra high
efficiency 95% variable speed furnace for free.
THIS IS NOT A GIMMICK!
It gets even better, a new high efficiency heating and cooling system can reduce your energy bills by 50% or more!
Here is why we can offer such a great deal to our customers:
- Local suppliers have over stocked A/C units in anticipation of a super hot summer like last year.
- They are offering huge discounts to the dealers preseason to begin moving the units.
- We get even better pricing when we purchase a complete heat and A/C system together.
- Since we are already at your home to replace your A/C unit, our labor costs are reduced.
- Winter is our slowest time of the year, so we are willing to lower our prices to keep our employees working.
- New Jersey Natural Gas rebates and tax credits cover a portion of the cost.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save money today on upgrading your system and to reduce your energy cost forever.
Give us a call today, you won’t be sorry-- 732-929-0380.
*The Furnace is free after utility rebate and tax credits.
photo by Mike Bowler.