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Is your Air Conditioner leveled? Check outside and see…

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Does you’re A/C unit look like the above picture? If the answer is yes, please read on!

If your outdoor Air Conditioning unit is not leveled, over time your unit starts to set into the ground. When this occurs, it causes your outdoor air conditioner to lean one way or the other which could result in less efficient operation and put more strain on your refrigerant lines that exit out of your home.

What that does is put more pressure on the refrigerant lines which could result in early refrigerant leaks… further resulting in more money out of your pocket!!  For such a simple and easy fix don’t let this happen to you.

Please call Professor Gatsby’s Heating & Cooling to have a professional service technician assess your outdoor air conditioner just in time for the summer heat! You want to be assured that you’re not involved with any additional harm that could be happening to your unit that could be prevented.

Please call us at: 856-885-2231

Or email us at: Service@profgatsby.com

We are currently completing our $89 preventative maintenance plans just in time for 90 degree weather!

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

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!

Call us at: 856-885-2231

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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

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!

Call us at: 856-885-2231

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We also offer $89 Preventative Maintenance contracts!

 

Temperature difference between rooms? Here are some reasons WHY:

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One of the most common household problems when it comes to Heating and Cooling would be temperature regulation between all rooms. Many homeowners run into the issue where one room is hotter and/or colder than the rest of the rooms in the house. Temperature variation is also common between floor levels.  But, why does this happen and how can I fix it?

  • System sizing or installation errors can make a huge difference on the variation of temperatures in your home. If your ducts were not properly installed in proportion to your home, you could be experiencing fluctuating temperatures. Have a service technician come out and check for you.
  • Blocked interior vents are another reason you may have fluctuating temperatures; but there’s also an easy solution! Furniture placement can at times block the airflow into a room and cause uneven distribution. Check to make sure no furniture is blocking any of your registers!
  • Dirty air filters are another main cause. Clean air filters allow the maximum airflow from your unit. When was the last time you had your filters cleaned or replaced? This is an easy job and can be performed by our service technicians.
  • Improper insulation of your home could also be a contributing factor. Inadequate insulation can cause draftiness and affect the regulation of your home. Insulation can even deteriorate over time. It’s important to have proper insulation to be the most comfortable in your home.

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There are many other reasons your home can be experiencing uneven temperatures. If this is a problem you are experiencing, it is best to call a certified professional to help diagnose and fix the issue for you. Professor Gatsby’s Heating and Cooling is highly qualified in this area and would love to make sure your home is as comfortable as can be! If you are interested in this service please reach out and give us a call!

856-885-2231

Service@profgatsby.com

We also offer $89 Preventative Maintenance plans!

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

Are you waking up with a stuffy nose or sore throat? Your home could be suffering from dry indoor air and we have the solution for you!

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In the winter months it’s necessary for you to turn up the heat and get warm and cozy to protect you from the bitter cold of the outdoors. While the benefits of heat far outweigh the negatives you could still run into one common problem; dry indoor air. Dry indoor air is really just low humidity levels in the home.

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If you’re asking yourself if the humidity levels in your house are too low, some possible symptoms include: dry eyes, dry or itchy skin, increased static electricity, sore throat, nosebleeds, and/or the temperature of the air “feels” colder than the thermometer indicates. If you are experiencing this problem in your own home, it might be beneficial to look into some of the following options:

  • Make sure your heating system isn’t over sized for your home. If the heat capacity in your system is too great, it will over heat your home and dry out the air. A service technician can come out and evaluate whether or not your system’s size is appropriate.
  • If it is determined that your system size is appropriate, it might be a good option to have a whole house humidifier installed on your supply ductwork. A whole house humidifier sends humidity through the ducts which will blow through your registers throughout your home.
  • Another option is to have a 2 stage system or a Multi stage system installed. This kicks down the heat from the burners and reduces high temperatures. In turn you will be saving energy and keeping more moisture in the air.

If you are experiencing dry air it would be beneficial to have a HVAC technician inspect your home. Here at Professor Gatsby’s Heating and Cooling we can provide our customers with all of these services. We understand how important it is that your family feels comfortable year round. If you are interested in any of these services please reach out and give us a call!

856-885-2231

Service@profgatsby.com

We also offer $89 Preventative Maintenance plans!

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

Service@profgatsby.com

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

Considering installing a WiFi thermostat? Here’s why you SHOULD!

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We’re heading towards the coldest weather of the year and nothing is more important than keeping your home comfortable and cozy. However, high temperatures could equal high utility bills. Did you ever wish you could set your thermostat just a few degrees cooler while you’re not home to save some cash, and then come back home to a warm house at your preferred temperature? Installing a WiFi thermostat could help you do just that. Program your thermostat to 68 degrees while away at work, and come home to a comfortably warm house at 72 degrees, all while controlling through your smart phone or tablet! And that isn’t all a WiFi compatible thermostat can do. Certain models can even track which temperatures you like and auto schedule without you having to lift a finger! You could save 10% on your bill per year with a WiFi thermostat.

Do you own a second home that is far away from your first home? Let’s say, a house down the shore or a lake house in the Poconos? If so, the WiFi thermostat is the way to go. You can check on your home’s temperature directly on your smart phone or tablet to make sure you’re not overly heating or cooling an empty home. You may even program safety temperature alerts direct to you in case of dangerously low temperatures. This could save a water pipe from freezing and bursting. In case of any issues with your Heating or Cooling system, you will be easily alerted and able to get the issue fixed.

And, how about an added bonus? If you have your home set up with Amazon Echo, you can pair certain models of your WiFi thermostat to this device and allow “Alexa” to set your thermostat for you! The list of benefits for installing a WiFi thermostat goes on. Call Professor Gatsby’s Heating and Cooling for more information on WiFi thermostats and installation. You won’t regret it!

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WiFi Thermostat

Lyric™ T6 Pro Wi-Fi Thermostat

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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