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Indoor Air Quality...8 Steps to Get Ready for the Change of Seasons

Posted on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 @ 07:35 AM

Spring is here...

Let's get your house ready for the season change!


As mother nature redcorates the outdoors you'll notice buds appearing, lawns greening up, and the appearance of blue skies, butterflies and you'll know that air conditioning season is here.

There are many changes to be made in your home. Let's discuss a few...

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Tags: Indoor Air Quality

Why You Should Replace Your Water Heater Before April 16, 2015

Posted on Wed, Feb 04, 2015 @ 03:27 AM

Got a Water Heater? Is it more than 8 years old?

Here's why you're going to want to replace it now!

Here's the new water heater mandate. Water heaters sold starting April 16, 2015 must comply!

2015 Water Heater Mandate  

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5 Tips to Avoid Frozen Pipes

Posted on Sun, Jan 25, 2015 @ 08:23 AM

BRRRR...It's getting colder outside! 

The temperature in New Jersey will drop to single digits this week...

Here are some tips to hopefully help you avoid a 'freeze-up'!

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Tags: Frozen Pipes

Heating Service Contracts: 5 Reasons You Need One Now!

Posted on Sun, Jan 18, 2015 @ 10:07 AM

Got a Service Contract for your heating system from a reputable company?

Here's why you need one now!

On a bitter cold winter day it's hard enough to get an expert heating service company to schedule your repair...and it's costly, too...

Still waiting for your local utility company service? 

Here's why you need a Service Contract from a reliable, local heating contractor now!


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5 Heating System Tips: Stay Warm in NJ Freezing Weather

Posted on Fri, Jan 09, 2015 @ 07:24 AM

5 Tips to help your heating equipment do it's job when the temperature drops to sub-freezing levels. 

You climb into your comfortable bed after a long work day and can't seem to warm up.

Knowing that cold and flu season have arrived doesn't help either...and so, you rely upon your furnace to keep you warm, and it's just not doing it's job.

What to do?!

Here are some heating system tips NJ residents will love that will help your equipment keep up with frigid temperatures.


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Tags: heating system tips

How to Choose a Great Contractor: Are You Getting The Right Job Done?

Posted on Sun, Jan 04, 2015 @ 09:31 AM

Do you trust everyone that provides service to you?

  • Are all contractors the same? 
  • Do they have the same qualifcations? 
  • Are their quotes similar?
  • How about the way they conduct business? 
  • Why the disparity? 

How do you know you're being led down the right road when searching for expertise? Or, in choosing a company to deal with? A realtor, decorator or a host of other providers...

Whether you seek the advice of an accountant, a financial planner, or a contractor to do service repairs or major alterations in your home or place of business, there is no level playing field...

Or, is there?


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Tags: Choosing a Contractor

Your Plumbing Repair To-Do List for 2015

Posted on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 @ 07:46 AM

Your Plumbing 'To-Do' List 

Let's get organized in 2015, shall we?

Leaky faucet? Toilet running? Sink stoppage? So many plumbing repairs...So little time!

Here's a helpful list of plumbing repairs, and why you should have them taken care of by your local NJ plumber.


Sounds easy? It is! Just print it out and hand it to your plumbing professional and the problems are as good as gone! 




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Tags: Plumbing repairs

What To Check Before You Call A Professional For A Heating Repair

Posted on Sat, Dec 27, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

It's a freezing cold winter night, and you realize you have no heat!

Here are a few things to check before you call a professional for a heating repair. 


Checking a few easy things might save you time, frustration and money! Here's an easy list of a few things to check before calling your local heating contractor. 


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Tags: heating system tips

Generator Maintenance, Service and Repairs & Why It's Important

Posted on Thu, Dec 18, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

Don't let your generator become an outdoor decoration! 

Why it's important to schedule routine Generator Maintenance, Service and Repairs...

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Tags: Generator Maintenance

Heating 101: Why You Need an Annual Tune-Up & What's Included

Posted on Fri, Nov 14, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Annual Heating System Tune-Ups save you money on energy costs...and take the worry out of winter system failures. 

Let's talk about why it's important to schedule an annual tune-up and what a professional  contractor should do for you! 

There's something very odd about the change of seasons. It surprises each and every one of us, every year, doesn't it? 

And, of course you just assume that your boiler, furnace, ductless or unit heater will work properly...don't you?

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Generator Maintenance Services...Why Use Only Certified Technicians?

Posted on Fri, Nov 07, 2014 @ 07:46 AM

Why Certified Generator Service companies matters!

Many consumers had generators installed by companies or persons that do not provide maintenance or service. 

After the downed power lines and weeks of no power in several towns and counties throughout New Jersey, many home and business owners decided it was time to prepare for such future outages so as to avoid the inconvenience and, frankly, discomfort many of us experiened without power.

So, now, you have a backup generator (a wise decision) and maintenance and repairs are something that have been brought to mind. Here's a checklist of things you need to know...

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Tags: Generator maintenance contract, Generator Repairs

Annual AC Tune-Ups 101 ... What Steps Should Your AC Tech Take?

Posted on Fri, May 16, 2014 @ 05:44 AM

Your Annual AC Tune-Up...What's inside?

What your AC technician do when performing an annual tune-up of your Air Conditioning system...

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Why You Need To Deal With A Certified Generator Repair Company.

Posted on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Have you had a Standby Backup Generator Installed for your NJ Home or Business?

Here's why you need a certified company to service your generator.
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Tags: Generator maintenance contract, Standby Generator service, repair standby generator

A Cracked Heat Exchanger Could Leak Carbon Monoxide.

Posted on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

Carbon Monoxide is an odorless and tasteless foe, one that cares not whose path it crosses.

Have you had your furnace serviced by a professional?

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Tags: furnace service, Carbon Monoxide

5 Reasons Your Sump Pump May Fail and Your Basement Might Flood

Posted on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 @ 09:34 AM

How can you avoid a flood?

Be proactive about maintaining your sump pump.


Sump pumps while more expensive than light bulbs, operate on the same concept, along with many other small and large appliances. The deterioration or demise of the item is not necessarilly iimpacted by the actual historical age of the item, it's the wear and tear on the item as it goes 'on' and 'off' repeatedly.

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Tags: Sump Pumps, why sump pumps fail

How to Avoid Frozen Pipes During Frigid Weather in NJ

Posted on Thu, Jan 09, 2014 @ 09:18 AM

How to Avoid Burst Pipes in NJ
Words of Advice !

New Jersey Frigid Weather Wreaked Havoc on Plumbing Pipes and Heating Systems this past week!

Remember the days of the late 1950, 1960s and even 1970s when temperatures in New Jersey would plunge to the zero mark and often even below?


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Tags: furnace maintenance, preventing frozen pipes, heating system tips

Happy Holidays from your friends at Bornstein Sons!

Posted on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 @ 08:01 AM

The time of year to wish you well has quickly gotten here...

Now we get to tell you how we appreciate you this year!

We are grateful, and thank you for taking the time to read our blog, comment and most of all, for coming back to read more.

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Tags: Happy New Year

What's That Burning Smell Coming From My Heating System?

Posted on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 @ 12:43 PM

The weather is unpredictable in the late fall in New Jersey. But we're confident that winter is coming...and soon!


Heating season has begun, although perhaps some people haven't yet turned their heat on just yet. We'd like to share some tips and facts that you should be aware of. 

You may have opted for warm sweaters, a comfortable afghan or the heat of a fireplace. But sooner or later you will want to turn on your trusted heating system to warm your family, pets and home. 



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Tags: Heating Maintenance Tips, Burning Odor from Heating System

Seasonal Allergies - Information about Indoor Air Quality

Posted on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 @ 08:29 AM

Mold spores, Allergies. and Indoor Air Quality

The weather in New Jersey has changed drastically from a mere 2 weeks ago when the temperatures were balmy and summer weight clothing was the garment of choice! And, now, winter-like temperatures have shown up!

Along with a change in temperature comes the breeding of mold spores, airborne and other allergies, and the environment is full of so many pollutants...Grab that box of tissues, but before you do, let's talk about the indoor air quality of your home.

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Tags: Humidification Systems, Electronic Air Cleaners, Indoor Air Quality

Why You Should Call A Licensed Electrician

Posted on Mon, Sep 09, 2013 @ 02:13 PM

Are you a DIYer?

Here's why it's important to call a professional for electrical service in your home.

State and local building departments have strict ordinances when it comes to improvements to your home. While the average homeowner might care fo paint a room, install a tile floor, build a wall unit, there are limits to the experience and knowledge one might have when it comes to many of the 'trades'.

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Tags: electrical service nj, contact a professional electrician


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