EDISON, NJ – It seems to have gone from summer to winter overnight in Central New Jersey, making now the time to have heating units checked and, if necessary, replaced. 

“There was no fall this year. We went from 90 to 50 degrees overnight and without warning,” said Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling. “Now is the time to have units checked to ensure they are running safely and efficiently.”

According to Iarrapino, Edison Heating and Cooling’s service technicians will perform a 21-point tune up on heating systems that includes checking all safety devices, electrical connections, humidifiers (if applicable), and more. For hot air systems that includes cleaning the flame sensor, lubricating motors, checking air flow, etc. and, for those with hydraulic (boiler) systems, technicians will also check backflow preventers, water feeders, circular pumps, and chimney drafts.

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“The chimney is critical. Our technicians will check that the flue passages are clear, that no leaves or sticks are stuck, and that there is a good draft. That is so important,” Iarrapino said, adding, “If you don't have a good draft in your chimney carbon monoxide could be coming back into your house.”

Iarrapino recommends changing all filters every other month as well as advises homeowners to also install battery-operated or electrical carbon monoxide detectors in all living spaces and near bedrooms. 

“A carbon monoxide detector is critical as we go into the heating season,” he said, adding, “Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and if your unit is over 20 years old it could be a ticking time bomb.”

Edison Heating and Cooling, located at 191 Vineyard Road in Edison, is a full-service residential, commercial and industrial HVAC company with over 120 employees and a 78-vehicle fleet. All of Edison’s technicians are trained, certified, licensed and full-time employees – not sub-contractors –and the company provides installation, repair and maintenance of heating and cooling systems, generators, air cleaners, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, boilers, water heaters, zoning systems and chimney liners as well as oil-to-gas conversion. Edison Heating and Cooling services Bergen, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset and Union counties, and also offers financing and 24-hour emergency assistance seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

Non-emergency hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays until 5 p.m.  

New and returning customers interested in scheduling a service call or routine maintenance appointment should call 732-372-7161. Additional information, along with coupons for current promotions, can be found online at www.edisonhvac.com.

“Winter is upon us. We already had our first frost this week,” Iarrapino said. “Make your appointment for an inspection now to ensure there are no problems as we get further into the winter months.”

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