Air Conditioner Covers

Air Conditioner CoverIf you have an outdoor air conditioning condenser, make sure it is covered and protected!

Meyer & Depew offers custom Air Conditioner covers for use in the winter. These air conditioner covers are custom fit to your specific condenser. Their high quality vinyl construction resists mold and mildew, as well as eliminates condensation build-up. In addition, the covers are designed to be easy to put on and take off and easy to keep clean.

  • Air conditioner covers for any brand, model, age, or size – Carrier, Lennox, Trane, Bryant, York, Comfortmaker, Bard, Heil, Coleman, Amana, Rheem, American Standard…and more
  • Available in a wide range of colors – Black, gray, navy blue, beige, brown, teal, maroon, evergreen
  • Specially designed to eliminate condensation build-up problems – Condensation can lead to rust and other problems. These air conditioner covers are designed to eliminate this common problem.

Why do I need to cover my air conditioner?

During the fall and winter months, your air conditioner may be subjected to ice, snow, salt, leaves, branches, acorns, and more. Being subjected to these conditions season after season leads to decreased efficiency, damage to the condenser, rust, and an overall shorter life span.

Using an air conditioner cover in the winter months will extend the life of your unit, keep your condenser running at peak efficiency, and minimize maintenance costs during the life of your system.

How does an air conditioner cover help prevent and eliminate condensation build-up in my condenser?

This cover was specially designed with a precise amount of room between the base of your air conditioner and the bottom of the cover to insure proper air flow for your unit. With too much space, your condenser wouldn’t be protected and too little space would cause condensation build-up. This is why air conditioner covers that go all the way to the base are so damaging.

Why can’t I leave my air conditioner cover on all year round?

Your cover is designed for use when your air conditioner is not being used. Using your cover while your air conditioning is running can lead to damage to your air conditioner. Your cover can be used when the thermostat is set to “Heat” or “Fan” mode.

Order your air conditioner cover today!

Because these covers are custom made, there is a 4-6 week lead time. To order an air conditioner cover, visit Meyer-Depew.com to contact us or call us at 908-272-2100.

The Answer is: A Whole Home Generator

What happens when there is a power failure at your home? Does your basement flood without power to your sump pump? Does food spoil in your refrigerator or freezer? Do you feel disconnected not being able to watch the news on TV or charge your mobile electronics?

Honeywell whole-house natural gas-fired generators turn on automatically when the power goes off and turn off automatically when the power comes back on.
You don’t need to be home and you don’t need to run extension cords all over your house or stand in line to buy gasoline.

Learn more here on how to keep the power on!

Daylight Savings Time & Your Thermostat

fall-back-400x225With the clocks rolling back this Sunday, November 1, 2015, it is important to make sure your home thermostat is also updated. Most newer, digital thermostats have the option to automatically update for Daylight Savings Time, but some do not. Make sure your thermostat is displaying the correct time. Also, this is a great time to replace the batteries in your thermostat as well as your smoke & carbon monoxide alarms if applicable. If you need any assistance, give us a call!

Energy Saving Tips for Earth Day

In the spirit of Earth Day, we wanted to share some tips on how you can save some energy when it comes to your home heating and cooling system. Because such a large portion of your home’s energy bill comes from your heating and cooling system, even these small changes can create a big difference in your energy bill!

Here are a few tips for saving some energy that we hope will help everyone out. Most of them are fairly simple and can be done rather quickly and easily. These tips can also help extend the life of your heating and cooling equipment in your home, saving you even more money in the long run.

  • Change air filters regularly. Depending on your system, the air filter in your system should be changed monthly or every 3 months. Factors such as smoking or pets can also increase the frequency in which you need to change your filters. A dirty air filter causes your system to work harder, increasing energy use, while decreasing the life of your system.
  • Install a programmable or Wi-Fi thermostat. Modern thermostats allow you to set a schedule so that your heating or air conditioning system only operates when it needs to. Instead of spending money to heat or cool an empty home, you can program your system to operate only when it needs to in order to have your home the perfect temperature when you get home.
  • Reverse the direction that your ceiling fans spin if it has dual- direction capability. In the summer, your fan should be rotating counter-clockwise if you stand under it and look up. This will pull the warmer air down towards the ceiling.
  • If there is unused space in your home, such as a guest room, close it off. You can close any vents in this room and keep the door closed. Just make sure there isn’t a large amount of warm air leaking out – if there is, you can place a rolled up towel under the door to prevent this.
  • Utilize heavier or sun blocking blinds during warm weather. Sunlight coming in can dramatically increase the temperature inside your home, forcing your air conditioner to keep running, and costing you on your electric bill.
  • Install a high efficiency system. Even new, older systems were not as efficient as today’s systems. When you add in the decrease in efficiency due to age, it can be a significant difference. Meyer & Depew offers free, in-home consultations to see if a high efficiency system makes sense to you. A new system can result in amazing savings on your heating and cooling bill.
  • Finally, make sure your system receives a maintenance every year. Contact us today to find out about our affordable membership plans, which include yearly maintenance. This is a cost-effective way to ensure your system is operating at its peak performance and getting the longest life out of your system.

Meyer & Depew Winter Savings Event

BRRR! We’ve been having some COLD days lately and it looks like there’s more to come! Meyer & Depew wants to help out by offering some of the biggest discounts we’ve ever offered. We only have a limited number of installation appointments available, and with these deals, they’ll go fast – so schedule today! This is a great opportunity to update your heating system to an energy efficient unit, or even install a whole home generator to keep your home running when the power goes out. Total savings will be based on the proposal amount, see below:

 

Not valid on prior purchases. Must be presented at time of proposal. Cannot be combined with other offers.

Meyer & Depew at the NJ Festival of Ballooning

Meyer & Depew NJ Balloon Festival

Meyer & Depew will be with our favorite radio station, NJ 101.5 this Saturday and Sunday in Readington, NJ. We will be there from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM both days, so be sure to come find our tent and say hi! We will be offering special coupons, some Meyer & Depew merchandise, and even a special contest where you’ll have the chance to win an awesome prize – BUT, you’ll have to show up to find out what the prize is! See you there! For more info, check out the Festival of Ballooning Website HERE.

Prevent Thunderstorms From Zapping Your Power With A Whole Home Generator

Thunder and lightning and floods, oh my!
Read on to see how you can save $1,000 on a new Honeywell Whole Home Generator!

Generator-1000-Off

The past week has brought multiple aggressive storms to many New Jersey residents. Between lightning and tree damage, there were many reports of power outages throughout the state. We all know the feeling of helplessness associated with losing power. Besides waiting for power to be restored, there is not much you can do – unless you have a Honeywell whole home generator! When we experienced Hurricane Sandy in 2012, whole home backup generators have been one of the most popular upgrades for homeowners. We may see rain and thunderstorms in the next few days, so make sure you’re prepared in the event of another power outage. Below are the advantages of installing a whole home standby generator:

  • Never lose power again – Don’t wait around in the dark for the utility company to restore power. With a whole home generator, you’ll have peace of mind, knowing you can still enjoy all the comforts of home and any medical equipment will remain on.
  • Save money – Once your refrigerator loses power, it’s only a matter of time before your food goes bad. Throwing all of that food out could wind up costing you hundreds of dollars! With a Honeywell home generator, you won’t have to worry about spoiled food anymore!
  • Customized protection – For those that rely on powered medical equipment, a power outage could become a life or death situation. If this is true for you or a family member, a home generator is a must. Meyer & Depew offers Honeywell home generators in multiple sizes – you can choose to only keep on the necessities, or keep everything powered. 
  • Fully automatic – While a portable generator can serve a purpose for some, they are not appropriate for prolonged outages for a few reasons. With a portable generator, once you know a storm is coming, you have to spend time setting the generator up, connecting everything, and running extension cords. In the event of a flash storm or if you aren’t home – you’ll be unprotected or have to risk going outside in the storm. Our generators come with an automatic transfer switch, so you don’t have to worry. When the power goes out, the generator comes on and when the power is restored it shuts back down.
  • NJ natural gas generators

  • Quieter – A Honeywell standby generator can be up to 20 decibels quieter than a portable generator.
  • No waiting in line for gas – Whenever bad weather is expected, you can expect to see long lines at the gas station. If you rely on a portable generator, chances are you’ve had to stand in line waiting to fill up a red gas can multiple times. All those hours could have been spent relaxing at home instead of in line!

For more info on Honeywell backup generators for your NJ home, visit our web site here.

Any generator purchased in July or August will receive both a $500 consumer rebate, as well as a $500 Meyer & Depew instant rebate for a total of $1,000! Contact us today for more details.

Which Honeywell generator is best for you?

We know you are busy, so to make things easy, Meyer & Depew offers free, in-home consultations to find out exactly what backup generator is best for your home needs. Click here or call us at 908-272-2100 to set up your free consultation.

How to Keep Cool in the Summer

Six Summer Keep Cool Tips

During the summer heat, it is important to take advantage of any tips or tricks that can keep the inside of your home as cool as possible. The less you use your air conditioner to cool your home, the less money you will spend on your utility bills. In addition, it will help extend the life of your air conditioning system.

Today, we would like to share with you some of the best ways to keep your home cool during the heat!

1. Make sure windows facing the sun are covered by blinds or drapes during the day. Studies have shown that medium-colored drapes with a white plastic backing can reduce heat gains up to 33%!

2. Shut down any electronics or lights that don’t need to be on. Electronic equipment, such as televisions, computers, video game consoles, etc. generate heat and forces your air conditioning system to work harder. Shutting off any equipment you don’t need will not only keep temperatures down, it will also save you money on your electric bills.

3. Limit the use of your oven or stove. Whenever possible, cook outdoors or use your microwave. Using an oven or stove can drastically increase the temperatures in your home.

4. Take a quick walk around your home. Make sure none of the registers on the floor or wall are blocked or obstructed at all. This could lead to inefficient system performance as well as decreased comfort.

5. If you are using a ceiling fan, make sure it is spinning counterclockwise. This will create a breeze in the room, helping you to feel cooler.

6. Have your air conditioner tuned up. Tune ups help your air conditioner run more efficiently, keeping you more comfortable, as well as saving money on your energy bills. Meyer & Depew can tune up your system and help keep your family cool – give us a call today at 908-272-2100 or Click Here to schedule an appointment today.

Still too warm? 

At Meyer & Depew, we offer free in-home sales consultations. Click Here or call us at 908-272-2100 to schedule an appointment today.

Selfie Contest Update

SelfieAs a reminder, we are currently running our “Selfie Contest.” The winner will receive 10 tickets to see the Somerset Patriots. The updated date of the game is Saturday, June 21st at 7:00 PM. 

We have been getting some great entries so far, and will be posting up some of the entries on Facebook this week, so stay tuned! As a reminder, the rules for the contest are below:

If you manage to get a picture with a Meyer & Depew employee or vehicle, it will count as TEN entries (No Photoshopping either)! All other pictures will count as one entry. So, get creative and send us your selfies. To submit your picture, either post it up on our Facebook wall (found here), tweet it with #MDSelfieContest, or email it to selfie@meyer-depew.com.

An entry will be randomly selected on June 13th, so get your submissions in now. We will post entries on our Facebook page, so be sure to follow the fun there!

Meyer & Depew Selfie Contest

Selfie

Win 10 Tickets to See Somerset Patriots Baseball with the Meyer & Depew Selfie Contest!

Many of you have seen our latest television commercial, entitled, “Selfie.” If you haven’t, check it out below:

We have gotten so much great feedback on the commercial that we wanted to get everyone in on the fun! So, we want YOU to submit your best “selfie” to us. The winner will receive 10 tickets to see a Somerset Patriots baseball game on June 21st so they can enjoy the game with all their friends! If you manage to get a picture with a Meyer & Depew employee or vehicle, it will count as TEN entries (No Photoshopping either)! All other pictures will count as one entry. So, get creative and send us your selfies. To submit your picture, either post it up on our Facebook wall (found here), tweet it with #MDSelfieContest, or email it to selfie@meyer-depew.com. An entry will be randomly selected on June 13th, so get your submissions in now. We will post entries on our Facebook page, so be sure to follow the fun there!