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Quality Heating Installations in Wildwood, NJ

Have you been searching for reliable heating installations performed by the top HVAC experts in Southern New Jersey? If so, you have no need to continue looking. McAllister has been helping the homeowners of Wildwood and the surrounding areas choose the right heating system for their homes for over 145 years.

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Signs You May Need Your Heating System Replaced

Most homeowners will need to replace their HVAC system at least once during the time they own their home. A well maintained furnace has been said to last anywhere from 10 – 20 years, around 15 years for a boiler, and 10 – 15 years for a heat pump. If you are concerned with the life span of your heating system, keep an eye out for the following signs that indicate your unit might need to be replaced.

  • Short Cycling
    Short cycling is the term HVAC professionals use to describe when the heating system turns on and off too frequently. Short cycling decreases the efficiency of your heating unit and is a sign that something is not quite right with your system.
  • Increased Utility Bills
    As stated above, short cycling reduces the efficiency of your heating system which causes it to use more energy to keep your home warm. Another sign of decreased efficiency is a spike in your energy bill. If you notice a dramatic increase in your utility bill, it might be time to consider an HVAC replacement.
  • Multiple Repairs
    One sign that a system is failing is when it has needed several repairs in a short amount of time. If you have found yourself in this situation, you might want to compare the repeated repair costs to the price of a new installation. Chances are, a heating replacement will be more cost effective than continuously repairing an older unit.
  • Older Heating Systems
    The life expectancy of a heating system ranges, on average, between 10 – 20 years depending on the type of system. If your furnace has a pilot light, your home is more than likely over 25 years old meaning there is a good chance your heating system is just as old. If your HVAC unit isn’t keeping your home warm like it used to, you might want to look into a replacement.
  • You Are Constantly Adjusting Your Thermostat
    If you find yourself returning to the thermostat several times a day in an attempt to keep your home comfortable, your furnace might be on the decline. If you can feel a significant change in temperature from room to room, it may very well be time to get a new heating system.
  • Gas Furnace With Yellow Flame
    If your gas furnace has a yellow burner flame rather than a blue one, call your HVAC professional immediately. This yellow flame can be a sign of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that can be deadly.
  • Another sign of the presence of carbon monoxide is mysterious, flu-like symptoms including headaches, burning eyes, and nausea. It is important to remove your family and pets from the home immediately and not to return until it has been deemed safe by a professional.
  • Strange Noises
    When your HVAC system suddenly starts making odd noises such as banging, rattling, and even squealing, there is a strong chance your motor is going out and it is time to look for a replacement unit.

New furnace costs in NJ can put a significant dent in your budget. Installing a new furnace can also be quite expensive. At McAllister, our team can help you find the best type of furnace for your home and budget. Rather than paying for the new system and installation costs upfront, you can also ask us about our special financing options.

Replace your furnace with a newer, more reliable heating system that will save you money on future utility bills. Learn more about our affordable monthly payment plans now.

Dependable Heating System Installations Near Wildwood, NJ.

You’ve got options when it comes to heating your home in New Jersey. Households across the state have oil furnaces, natural gas, electric furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, and more.

Our heating specialists at McAllister are here to walk you through all of the options available and help you choose the best system for you and your family. We have been providing the homeowners of Southern New Jersey exceptional HVAC servicing accompanied by our top notch customer service for over a century and look forward to being your first call for quality temperature control.

Call to schedule an appointment with one of our trusted heating technicians today!

Most Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SEER rating?

The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is how the efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment is measured. The SEER is the amount of cooling your system will deliver per dollar spent on electricity, as compared to other systems. For example, a 3-ton unit may have a SEER efficiency rating of 13, 14, or 15. The higher the SEER the more efficient the system will be. The SEER rating of any given unit can range anywhere from 13 to 21.

Each split system cooling unit has a nominal SEER rating. This rating can be increased with the upgrade of the same series indoor unit. The SEER rating of a system is derived based on the combination of equipment installed in the home. The outdoor equipment (heat pump or air conditioner), as well as the indoor equipment (evaporator coil and furnace, or air handler), play a vital role in the total rating.

Your heating and cooling systems work incredibly hard to perform their functions for your home everyday. The constant stopping, starting and continual operation can wear down any machine if the proper care and maintenance is delayed. However, by performing regular maintenance, you can maximize the lifecycle of your heating or cooling unit and guard against many common equipment failures. Preventive maintenance inspections performed on a regular basis can uncover leaks, rust, rot, soot, frayed wires and corroded electrical contacts that the naked eye may not notice. You should have maintenance done on your system regularly to ensure maximum efficiency and allow prevent possible problems that may occur in the near future.

To keep your equipment running efficiently and maximize the useful life of your system all equipment needs to have an annual tune-up. At least once a year heat pumps and air conditioners require a professional tune-up. Inspections on boiler and furnace systems should include ductwork, pipes, dampers, valves, the chimney, registers, radiators, pumps, blowers, fuel lines, the gas meter, oil tank and every part of the actual furnace and boiler. Meanwhile, heat pump and air conditioning unit inspections should also include inspections of the fan, compressor, indoor coils, outdoor coils, line kits and refrigerant lines.

As your local Carrier dealer, McAllister… The Service Co. is your troubleshooting expert, and is glad to help you. In addition, Carrier also provides a network of troubleshooting technicians at Carrier Distribution centers across the country which McAllister… The Service Co. will utilize to solve your concern. Should we encounter a situation that requires additional factory help, we will contact our factory supported Service Manager(s) for assistance.

Since they are electronic, programmable thermostats are more accurate and efficient than thermostats that contain mercury. With programmable thermostats you can control the temperature in your home at different times of day without ever touching your thermostat. Because everything is automatic, you will never forget to change the setting on your own. A WiFi enabled thermostat allows you to monitor and adjust your home’s heating and cooling system remotely, helping you reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Standard filters work to keep your system and its ductwork clean, but they don’t really improve indoor air quality. To do that you need a media filter. The media filter rests between the main return duct and the blower cabinet and will improve dust and particle removal by seven times that of a standard filter. However, upgrading to a pleated media filter will remove everything from insecticide dust to airborne viruses from the filtered air. Always choose a filter that matches your blower’s capacity. For optimum efficiency and filtration, McAllister… The Service Co. recommends that you replace your disposable filters at least once a month. If you have washable filters, they should be cleaned once a month.

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30 Mays Landing Rd.
Somers Point, NJ 08244

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