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Heating 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?

Here 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 to learn...More

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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 allergy attacks....More

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A Smart Thermostat for a Savvy Homeowner
February 20, 2012

What 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... more

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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.

Demand 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?

Carbon 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?
Carbon 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

Earth 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.....More

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Earth Day Activities for Kids

April 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
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What can Long's do for you? and Mother Nature!

April 12, 2011

You 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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Long’s Commitment to the Environment
April 12, 2011

Long’s 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....More

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Earth Day Celebration: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
April 11, 2011

Next 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
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How to choose a Heating and Cooling Contractor
April 5, 2011

Deciding 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. Ho
wever 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

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The Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

March 29, 2011

A 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
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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 mor
e efficiently. The first thing to do when you are concerned about using your energy more efficiently is have an energy audit performed...More


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Understanding The Efficiency Ratings for your Heating Systems

March 16, 2010

You 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

Long’s 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.


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.