SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Signs of spring are slowly showing up throughout the area with the hot and humid days of summer just around the corner, making now the perfect time of year to have home and business cooling units checked and, if necessary, replaced. 

“Efficiency is so important; air conditioning units should be checked prior to the summer months and systems that are over 15 years old should be replaced before the hot weather hits,” said Edison Heating and Cooling owner Mike Iarrapino, adding, “You don't want to be in the position when, on a 95 degree day, your system decides to break down.”

According to Iarrapino, the pre-summer months are the most cost-effective time to have cooling units replaced; current promotions and coupons can be found on the company’s website ( as well as in local mailers sent to homes throughout the area and among the photos included with this article. 

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“Spring promotions are currently available and there are thousands of dollars in potential state and manufacturer rebates and incentives out as well,” Iarrapino said.  “Now is a good time to buy.” 

For those with fairly new units, Iarrapino states that regular maintenance is important; clean filters and coils along with ensuring there is adequate refrigerant, he said, are essential when it comes to making units last longer and run more efficiently. 

“A system that is not running properly will have reduced capacity and use more energy,” said Iarrapino. “Routine maintenance will, in the end, cost less and prolong the life of your equipment.”

Established in 1987, Edison Heating and Cooling began as a one-man operation run out of the basement of Iarrapino’s childhood home. Over the years, the company has grown and, today, Edison Heating and Cooling is a full-service residential, commercial and industrial HVAC company with 130 employees and a 100-vehicle fleet. 

All of Edison’s technicians are trained, certified, licensed and full-time employees – not sub-contractors –and thecompany 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. 

“What sets us apart is our dedication, reliability, integrity, and great workmanship. With us, you aren’t buying a system, you’re buying into a company and its dedicated employees,” Iarrapino said, adding, “We stand by our products and our work and we go out of the way for our customers.”

Edison Heating and Cooling is located at 191 Vineyard Road in Edison. Financing options and access to 24-hour emergency service seven days a week, 365 days a year are available. Non-emergency hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit or call (732) 372-7161.

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