When Should You Replace Your Furnace or Boiler?

When should you replace your furnace or boilerSigns That You Need to Replace Your Furnace or Boiler

During the winter months you may wake up or come home to find out your furnace or boiler isn’t working. This can be a very stressful time for many families. How do you decide whether to make an emergency furnace repair or invest in furnace replacement? It’s hard to decide whether you should repair or replace your furnace or boiler, which is why we are sharing these general guidelines for whether you should repair or replace your furnace or boiler.

Repairing your furnace or boiler is usually the less expensive option. However, it is possible for some repairs to cost just as much as a furnace or boiler replacement. For older furnaces and boilers, decide whether you want to put money into a failing piece of equipment or invest in a new system. If you choose to go with a new system you will have a warranty so you don’t have to worry about your system from day to day.

Below are some general rules for when it’s time to replace from EnergyStar.gov:

Your furnace or boiler is more than 10 years old

This is the normal life expectancy for heating & air conditioning equipment. After this time, repairs generally don’t make sense when compared to the cost of a new system. In addition, upgrading to a newer, more efficient system can save significant money on your utility bills.

Your furnace or boiler needs frequent repairs and energy bills are going up

These are the tell-tale signs that it’s time to invest in a new heating system. Invest in a system that can provide a higher, more stable level of comfort as well as reduced energy bills.

No one is home for long periods of the day and you do not have a programmable thermostat.

A modern system with a programmable thermostat can keep your energy bills low, while still ensuring you are comfortable while at home. Smart thermostats can also learn about your behavior and keep your home comfortable and more efficient.

You experience humidity issues or problems with excessive dust

Older equipment and leaky ducts can cause these problems. Meyer & Depew can install new equipment as well as offer solutions for humidity and indoor air quality control. Managing your home humidity keeps your home comfortable for you, your family, and your pets.

Not sure if you need a replacement?

At Meyer & Depew, we offer free, no obligation, in-home consultations. If you aren’t sure if you would benefit from a new furnace or boiler, Click Here or call us at 908-272-2100 to schedule an appointment today.

How Air Purification Can Help Your Allergies

Air Purification for Your New Jersey Home

allergiesNow that we are FINALLY getting some warm weather here in New Jersey, those pesky allergies are starting to affect everyone.
Many homeowners attribute their allergies solely to the air they breathe while outdoors. In reality, the pollution in your home can be up to 100 times worse than the air outdoors. In homes with smokers or pets, the resulting particles can cause extreme irritation for some people, especially children.

And now for the good news – installing a home air purification system can drastically improve your indoor air quality and help relieve allergy and asthma symptoms! At Meyer & Depew, we offer a full range of indoor air quality products, including humidifiers, air purification systems, and UV lights. Each of our solutions are great investments and will provide you with cleaner, fresher air in your home.

For more info on our indoor air quality products, visit the Meyer & Depew Air Purification page.

Which system is best for you?

We know you are busy, so to make things easy, so just Click Here or call us at  908-272-2100 to learn more about which air purification system is best for your New Jersey home.

Benefits of a High Efficiency Furnace

Has the cold winter taken a toll on your wallet with excessive heating bills?

With all the cold weather we’ve has this winter, most homeowners have experienced higher than average heating bills.

There are multiple ways to combat high heating bills. You could add zoning to you home (check out last week’s blog on zoning), add a programmable thermostat, or simply lower the temperature a few degrees in your home. However, if you have an older furnace that may need to be replaced, the best option is upgrading to a high efficiency furnace. As you will see, there are multiple benefits of a high efficiency furnace, including higher performance, money savings, and helping the environment.

At Meyer & Depew, we have a full range of Carrier brand furnaces, capable of up to 98% efficiency. So, if you have an older furnace that has lost efficiency over time, you could see monthly savings of up to 39%! If you do some simple math, you can quickly see that a high efficiency furnace will pay for itself over the course of its life in most cases.

Finally, there are usually manufacturer rebates and other incentives offered when purchasing higher efficiency furnace, so schedule a free, in-home, no-obligation consultation today to learn about current incentives and see exactly what system is best suited for you. Call us today at 908-272-2100 or click here to schedule now.

Meyer & Depew Heating and Cooling Maintenance Plans

How Does Your Heating and Cooling Maintenance Plan Stack Up?

Heating Maintenance PlansIn today’s world, where comfort is more of an expectation rather than a luxury, having some type of maintenance plan for your home’s heating and air conditioning system is almost a necessity.

Many service companies, and even utility companies, have developed service plans to help better serve their customers. When developing the Meyer & Depew Heating and Cooling Maintenance Plans, we focused on delivering peace of mind, savings, and convenience. Furthermore, we wanted to go above and beyond existing heating and cooling maintenance plans and deliver the best value to our clients.

Some things that make our service agreements stand out include*:

  • Thorough preseason heating and cooling tune-ups – We ensure the efficiency and performance of your equipment by checking the complete operation of the system BEFOREyou turn your system on for the season. This not only helps reduce your energy bills, but keeps your equipment running for as long as possible and prevents the surprise of a non-operational system when you need it most.
  • Priority service – Clients enrolled in a Meyer & Depew service plan are the first to receive service – on busy days, this can be a major benefit. Membership plans with other companies can still have you waiting days for service during busy times.
  • 15% savings discounts off diagnostic fees.
  • 15% savings discounts off parts and labor.
  • Expensive parts, like blower wheels and circuit boards, included.*
  • Coverage and service for heat pumps, air cleaners, and humidifiers.
  • The award winning service you have come to know and love from Meyer & Depew!

For more information on our service plans and to see even more benefits, Click Here.

Ready to enroll?

Enrollment in our service plans are quick and easy. Just Click Here or call us at 908-272-2100 to contact us today!

*We offer multiple options on service plans. Not all benefits are available in every plan. For full details, visit our website or call us at 908-272-2100.

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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:

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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. (more…)

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!