Use this page to learn useful information about Princeton Air and our services.

Should I install a programmable thermostat?

Absolutely! Programmable thermostats are especially useful for people who are away from home at regular intervals. They allow for customized comfort settings around the clock, and they can cut heating and cooling costs by as much as 10%!>

What about my generator's warranty protection & registration?

Once an authorized Kohler service technician from Princeton Air completes a post-installation Warranty Start-Up at your home & the technician completes a checklist to make sure the system is properly installed, the information is brought back to our offices, where one of our Administrative Specialists will enter all necessary information onto the Kohler Warranty site. Then, instead of your warranty beginning on the date the generator left the factory, or the day the generator is purchased from Princeton Air, it begins on the day Princeton Air submits your generator system's details to the Warranty Start-Up program. This process officially moves the warranty start date for your generator to the day your generator is installed.

What are some common causes of IAQ issues?

Some common causes of indoor air quality issues that we see in the New Jersey area are:

  • The infiltration of contaminants from either inside or outside the house;
  • High moisture and subsequent mold due to leaks, high humidity and/or flooding;
  • Poorly maintained air conditioning or heating systems;
  • Poor ventilation that is either not filtering the air properly or bringing in enough fresh air.
What are the benefits of zoning my building?

If you have unused areas in your building, or an area that is consistently too hot or too cold, installing a system with zoning capabilities will not only help solve these problems, but decrease your energy costs while doing it. A zoning system improves your building in four main areas: comfort, efficiency, control and performance. Comfort and control are improved by adjusting the climate per zone so that each area is comfortable, rather than having a “cold zone” turn the heat up, thereby causing a “warm zone” to be too hot. This also saves energy as zones are not needlessly overheated or overcooled. Zoning will also increase the longevity of your HVAC systems by transferring heat from warm zones to cool zones, shutting off heat to unused areas and putting less stress on your building's HVAC equipment.

What can I do to maintain my water heater?

You’ll get longer life from your water heater and prevent breakdowns if you follow this simple guideline:

  • Every three months, drain a gallon of water from the tank. Do it every month if you have hard water. This reduces the amount of sediment collecting in the bottom of the tank, which can make the burner or heating coils work harder.
What can I do to maintain my water heater?

You’ll get longer life from your water heater and prevent breakdowns if you follow this simple guideline:

  • Every three months, drain a gallon of water from the tank. Do it every month if you have hard water. This reduces the amount of sediment collecting in the bottom of the tank, which can make the burner or heating coils work harder.
What can I do to reduce my building's energy costs?

Around 50% of a building's total energy consumption is used to power its HVAC systems, making it a great place to start when looking to save on energy costs. Our advanced Commercial HVAC systems use less energy to help you achieve an ideal level of comfort while gaining better control of your building's energy costs.

We give you a custom system engineered to each building's unique heating, cooling & comfort requirements, rather than a “one-size-fits all” system that might initially be cheaper to install, but will not account for subtle nuances within your building, thereby costing you comfort; and if it’s not sized, installed & maintained properly, and will cost you much more to operate in the long run than the few extra dollars invested upfront in the “right-for-you” system. We can split your building into “comfort zones”, which allows for monitoring & control of airflow and temperatures on a room-by-room or area-by-area basis,and which will markedly increase the system’s overall efficiency as well as the comfort of the occupants.

What does SEER stand for?

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is used to indicate the efficiency of air conditioning systems. The higher the SEER number, the more cooling you get per unit of energy. As of January 2006, only units with a SEER of 13 or higher will be allowed to be sold in the United States. Today’s cooling units are up to 40% more efficient than those made as recently as 10 years ago. SEER is only one way to judge efficiency. Some better factors to look at are EER.

What is a cracked heat exchanger?

The heat exchanger is the main component of your furnace. If the heat exchanger has a crack or a rust hole, combustion fumes (including carbon monoxide) can contaminate the air in your home. This is a potentially deadly situation and should be addressed IMMEDIATELY. A cracked heat exchanger usually requires replacing the entire furnace. If you suspect that you might have a cracked heat exchanger, or a carbon monoxide problem caused by your furnace, turn the system off immediately. Then call us right away for service.

What is a tankless water heater? How much do they cost? Can I save money?

As its name implies, a tankless water heater doesn’t look like a traditional water heater because it doesn’t have a tank. That is because tankless water heaters supply hot water “on demand”—when you need it—which means there’s no need to keep 40 or 50 gallons of water hot all of the time. this reduces energy costs vs. a gas-fueled heater, and eve more vs. an electric water heater.

Other advantages of a tankless water heater includes fresher, cleaner hot water (no storage); longer water heater life; and space savings (a tankless water heater is much smaller and it hangs on a wall). But the benefit you’ll notice most is an unlimited supply of precisely heated water on demand.

Tankless water heater cost more initially, but because they outlive tank water heaters, and they require less fuel, the offer better long-term value than conventional water heaters.

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