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Does your home feel TOO WARM in the summer months?

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Do you ever feel like it’s just not cool enough in your home? Some of you may be experiencing this issue in your own home, especially now that summer is right around the corner. You may think it’s because your air conditioner is old or it’s just the way your house is built. And yes, this may be true. But in many cases if your house isn’t cool enough, it could be nothing more than being a little low on refrigerant.

Low refrigerant will affect the temperature of the air that comes out of your system. Eventually, this will cause longer run time for your A/C, which leads to higher utility bills and less comfort throughout the home. If you are experiencing this issue and you’re not sure what the cause is, don’t take the risk! Professor Gatsby’s Heating & Cooling has an $89 A/C Preventative Maintenance plan and we will check your refrigerant levels to assure your system is working at its peak performance.

You may even have the issue of low refrigerant and not even realize it! This still results in longer run time everyday during the summer season. Even if the air feels cold blowing out of your registers, it still may not be cold enough. Just 5 degrees can make a big difference. Let Professor Gatsby’s check before peak summer heat so you can have the peace of mind…and lower utility bills!

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Purchase a 1-Year Preventative Maintenance plan and receive 15% off any failed parts!

Serving the South Jersey area, Williamstown, Turnersville, Sewell, Gloucester County, Camden County, Salem County, Burlington County, Atlantic County

Here’s a hidden tip on how to keep your air conditioner running at top performance!

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Now that Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner, it’s time to make sure our air conditioners are performing at their best. Here in South Jersey many of us have lawns of grass that requires upkeep in the spring/summer months. Are you a customer who cuts your own grass, or even has a company come out and do this for you? Now you’re probably wondering, what does this have to do with my air conditioner? In fact, grass cutting can affect your air conditioning from running at its best capacity.

 

If you’re mowing your lawn near your air-conditioning system, it’s possible that loose grass can get sucked into your air conditioning coil without you noticing. This can cause a blanket of dirt and debris in your system. This blanket of dirt forms over the inside coil of your outdoor air conditioner which can cause your air-conditioner to operate with restricted airflow. Restricted airflow means less efficiency and greater strains on the system which will eventually result in less home comfort.

A simple fix for this is to turn your thermostat in the off position while doing any landscaping near your air conditioning system. You can also take a hose and spray down the outside of the air-conditioning system to get off any remaining dirt or debris on your system to keep it running great. At Professor Gatsby’s Heating and Cooling we will inspect and clean your coil if necessary on every preventative maintenance appointment. Get your preventative maintenance done before summer to catch any future problems before the high heat of the summer… this will only cause less service bills for you! Our Air Conditioner preventative maintenance is currently at a special rate of $89. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

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We also install Wi-Fi thermostats. Turn your A/C in the off position while mowing without having to track dirt and grass into your home!

Serving the South Jersey area, Williamstown, Turnersville, Sewell, Gloucester County, Camden County, Salem County, Burlington County, Atlantic County

There may be hidden risks you face with your heating or AC system

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Is your heater or air conditioner located in your attic? If the answer is yes, you could be at risk for causing damage to your home or system if you do not have the proper safety devices installed. If your drain for your Heating or Air Conditioning system backs up it could overflow and leak into your attic. Most home owners will not realize they have a problem with their system until they realized their ceiling is about to collapse from overflow of water from there system! Also, this may occur if your system becomes low on refrigerant, if you have a dirty air filter, or not having a drain pan underneath the unit.

Regardless of where your heater or air conditioner is installed, you may still be at risk for common problems if the proper devices are not in place.  Possible issues that may occur are: Your drain can get clogged or you’re A/C coil could freeze up causing flooding damage. You can easily prevent this by installing condensate float safety switches or by having a drain pan underneath your system with a safety switch that will shut the system down if it detects water. These are very cheap and easy solutions that could save you from disaster.

Is your home protected? Don’t hesitate to call Professor Gatsby’s Heating and Cooling to have a qualified technician out to your home to assess your system to assure you that you are protected!

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We also offer $89 Preventative Maintenance contracts!

 

Not all Heating and Air conditioning system replacements are created equal!

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If you’ve replaced your heater or air conditioner in the past couple of years, you’re system should be running smoother than ever…right? Well, not always. Have you been noticing some of the same problems you’ve had with your old system? Such as that one room in the house that is always uncomfortable! Or perhaps, the temperature fluctuates from upstairs to downstairs.

If you’ve recently replaced your heating or air conditioning system, but are still running into these problems, it could be faulty duct work placement and sizing. It is very important to make sure you get the correct size system installed in your home, but it is equally important that your existing duct work lay out in your home can handle this new system. Many homes throughout the country fall into the category of a properly installed unit, but unsuitable duct work. This will end up hurting the system over time.  Having proper duct work installation will support the system properly and make your home more comfortable.

At Professor Gatsby’s Heating and Cooling, we can assess your duct work to assure your new Air conditioning system or Heating system is properly installed with the right support it needs!

Give us a call at:856-885-2231

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We also install Wi-Fi thermostats. Keep your home comfortable no matter where you are!

Serving the South Jersey area, Williamstown, Turnersville, Sewell, Gloucester County, Camden County, Salem County, Burlington County, Atlantic County

Stay warm with these tips that can make a difference immediately!

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Even though spring is right around the corner,  the weather in March remains very chilly with temperatures in the 30’s and snow on the way again! With that being said, what have you been doing to keep your Heating system from running too long and too hard? Professor Gatsby’s Heating & Cooling has a few tips to help keep your Heating system from working against its self.chillytemp

  1. Check your air filter again. It has been a long season and your heating system hasn’t taken a break yet. Chances are you will need to change your air filter to help your system from working even harder!
  1. Do you have blinds and curtains in your home? Utilize these to help keep your home the temperature it is supposed to be for a longer period of time! Keep your blinds down and shaded with your curtains covering the window.
  1. Are your doors leaky with cold air? Does your front or back door have old weather stripping? Adding new weather stripping to your doors could make a big difference from keeping the cold air from drafting into your home. It’s very cheap and easy to do!
  1. Make sure your air registers are not blocked with furniture. Your system has to work hard enough as it is! Keeping your registers open could really change the comfort of your home.

Call Professor Gatsby’s Heating & Cooling and we can come out to perform a Preventative Maintenance for your system for only $89. We will inspect your Heating needs and offer you professional advice and tips to keep your home comfortable through the rest of this chilly season. Call us for more information!

856-885-2231

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We also install Wi-Fi thermostats. Keep your home comfortable no matter where you are!

Serving the South Jersey area, Williamstown, Turnersville, Sewell, Gloucester County, Camden County, Salem County, Burlington County, Atlantic County

Caution! Your “free” in-home estimate may not be free!

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When you call a HVAC contractor out to your home to provide you with a “Free Estimate”, are you sure he/she is doing the right thing? Or will you be paying for it in the long run with problem after problem? The last thing you want is to find out your system was not properly installed.

Here are a few simple steps to assure you that you are getting the best value out of your appointment:

  • Check that the contractor is identifying how many return air registers and ducts you have in your home. Many homes do not have enough return air getting back to the system. This could cause your fan motor to burn out, higher amp utilities, and less comfort.
  • Verify that the contractor is doing a “Manual J Load calculation.” Don’t hesitate to ask them for this document. This is important because this determines what size equipment you should install in your home.
  • Ask them how they plan on modifying your duct work to fit your new system. The correct transition should be in place. You don’t want them just slapping a bunch of tape on the system.
  • Make sure they are pulling permits for this job. This will assure you that everything is up to code.checklist

At Professor Gatsby’s Heating and Cooling we have a checklist for every customer to guarantee we are giving you the value you deserve. We spend the right amount of time addressing all of your needs. We don’t want to just remove and install the same system you have. We want to make sure we address all of the comfort concerns and assure proper operation to maximize life expectancy of the system and comfort in your home!

If you are interested in a new system, or have any other HVAC service needs please contact us at:

856-885-2231

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Serving South Jersey, Williamstown, Washington Township, Sewell, Turnersville, Glassboro, Sicklerville, Pitman, Clayton, Deptford and surrounding areas

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Reviews!

Barbara Brown
Barbara Brown
20:04 11 Jun 17
Their techs were clean and punctual. AC unit wasn't working. Called them on a hot, sunny Sunday and they took care of everything same day. Very knowledgeable. Explained each step and what needed to be repaired. Reasonably priced too! Would HIGHLY recommend this company!
Alyssa Ciarrocchi
Alyssa Ciarrocchi
02:49 13 Jun 17
Called on an extremely hot evening with little to no hope of having anyone come out. Matt said he would be out within the hour and he arrived within thirty minutes. He assessed the problem and then explained it to myself and my room mate. He set off to work and it was dark outside. He continuously kept us updated on the progress and was extremely knowledgeable in helping us understand what went wrong. Matt was amazing and will be recommended to anyone and everyone for his prompt service, his expertise and his saving the day. I am switching over to Professor Gatsby now for all hearing and air conditioning needs! Thank you for your help!
BJ Collings
BJ Collings
01:37 16 Jun 17
Very professional and clean! Matt and his crew did a wonderful job. They replaced our entire HVAC system, added a second return duct and installed a new water heater. Now our system is now well balanced on all floors and with the recent hot weather it really showed. After a few days Matt followed up with us just to see how everything was working and if I had any concerns. I said I couldn't be happier with everything overall. I would definitely recommend Professor Gatsby's.
Rich F
Rich F
02:53 01 May 17
So Matt came out at 9pm on Sunday night to check my AC. He diagnosed and fixed the issue in an hour and charged me an extremely reasonable fee. I'm extremely happy we found this company because if I ever have another issue I don't have to be nervous about who might come out. I'd pay what he charged me just for the peace of mind. Extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy
Marty Long
Marty Long
16:02 14 Jan 17
Saturday morning ... snow expected in the afternoon ... and ... of course ... our heater goes out. We are fortunate enough to know the owner of Professor Gatsby's Heating and Cooling and he was our first call. I can not rave enough about not only the quality of the service ... but the ethics that drive the company are unsurpassed ... especially in their industry. I would not, and do not, hesitate to recommend Professor Gatsby's for all of your heating and cooling needs. Reputable, reasonable, responsible, caring and ethical. What else could you possible ask for in a heating and cooling contractor? Thanks, Matt ... and continued success to you and your company!!!
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