Choosing Between a Heat Pump or a Furnace In Time for Winter

Heat Pump or Furnace? With winter right around the bend, new homeowners and current homeowners alike oftentimes find themselves questioning their current heating system. Maybe a system you’ve had has gotten old and outdated. Will it last past the cold winter, or will you be left in the cold? New homeowners need to decide what heating system they need in their house altogether. This can be a confusing and trying task. Luckily, we’re here to help! Before temperatures get too cold, here are a few ways you can figure out what heating system is best for you :

Heat Pump or Furnace: What’s the Difference?

To begin, many may not know the real difference between a heat pump and a furnace. A heat pump simply takes air outside the home and pushes it inside. As this happens, the air is heated. Contractors will attest to this process being much more complex, but a heat pump at its most basic form is comparable to a reverse AC, functioning solely off your electricity. A furnace, on the other hand, most commonly generates its own power using gas. That power generated is then used to heat your home through a system of ducts throughout your house.


Heat pumps tend to be much more energy efficient because they run on electricity as opposed to burning fuel. The efficiency of a heat pump gives a boost to its popularity, especially when gas costs are up. Though efficient, heat pumps do not last as long as furnaces. On average, a properly maintained heat pump lasts about 10 years whereas a properly maintained furnace can last about 20 winters or more. So, thinking about long-term care costs and knowing when you may need to be revisiting this thought process is important to keep in mind.


Often, the primary question people have is cost. Heat pumps usually cost less to install, mostly because a furnace needs to have ventilation/ ductwork done to accommodate it. Fuel costs are an obvious deterrent for many when considering the installation of a furnace, especially with the constant cold weather. Electricity rates are oftentimes lower than natural gas, meaning a heat pump will cost less to continually run. However, a heat pump can sometimes be just as costly as a furnace as they require more electricity expenditure to heat your home during the cold, whereas a furnace has the ductwork to heat it all while working less to do so. Overall, heat pumps will tend to be the cheaper option but depending on use, costs may compound and add up to more over time.


Heat pumps generally work best when in moderate climates rather than harsh winter conditions. A heat pump is most effective when the temperature outside is above freezing, making heat pumps less than ideal for a typical New England winter. A furnace, which generates its own heat, would be a better bet for your wallet and warmth in the winter months. Heat pumps work well in areas that do not see much snowfall or freezing temperatures, so if you’re located in an area with milder winters, or in an area with tougher access to gas or oil, a heat pump may be the best way to go.


Safety is, with no exaggeration, the most important factor in purchasing any new appliance. Without taking safety into consideration your house, health, and wallet could be in more danger than it was before any actions were taken. When comparing a heat pump and a gas furnace, it may be no surprise that a heat pump is a majorly safer option. This is mostly due to a heat pump using electricity while a gas furnace uses combustible fuel sources to provide heat. While an electrical malfunction is still a possibility with a heat pump, there is much more risk involved with a furnace. Carbon monoxide poisoning due to gas leakage is a very serious matter than, if gone unnoticed, can put your entire house at risk. Also with a gas leak comes the possibility of an explosion or a fire within your home, which is not only a safety risk but could cost a gigantic amount of money in repairs. Yearly maintenance should be able to prevent those worst-case scenarios from occurring, but as far as your safety is concerned, a gas furnace is the riskier option.

Deciding between heat pumps and  furnaces can be a difficult task in time for winter. This decision requires time, research and knowing what works best for your home, budget, an area where you live. But knowing the basics and what direction to look in first can help your search run much smoother, more quickly, and leave you warmer in the winter months. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as pointing at one option and saying it’s better than the other. The context of where you live and the layout of your house play huge roles in this heating system decision-making process, so be sure to do proper research and make a heating system decision that will help you in the long-run.
Call Raynor Services today for more information on heat pumps vs furnaces!





Types of Switches and How They Affect Your Energy Bills

Types of Switches and How They Affect Your Energy Bills

It can be a struggle to cut down on your energy bills, especially when your home is packed with electrical appliances. Unplugging an unused light or appliance can help, maybe you’ve even tried cutting down on the air conditioner, or hang dried your laundry. The point is that it’s tough cutting corners, and sometimes you need to invest in something energy efficient. What probably won’t come to mind for most homeowners are light switches.

Light Switches to Avoid

The technology for light switches has changed to meet the growing demands of an energy-efficient home. To save on your energy bills, it’s important to know what light switches suck the most energy. The age of your house is an important factor when considering energy efficient light switches, as that might require having an electrician rewire your home. If you’re ready to upgrade your home, here’s what to avoid when considering switches.

  • Single Pole Light Switches. The most common of light switches is a single pole light switch, which turns on and off manually and works for one fixture. Energy is wasted when someone forgets to turn off the light switch. Depending on how long you leave a room or entire house unintended, leaving a few lights on for an extended period of time can cost up to $35 on your energy bill.
  • Three-Way and Four-Way Switches. Three-way and four-way switches are even more notorious for wasting energy because of their multiple switches that can light multiple lights within the same room. A hallway, for example, which can have one switch at one end and another switch at the other end, is likely to waste a little more energy when trying to turn on or off the lights. It’s much easier to leave a light on in an unattended room when there are multiple switches.

Light Switches to Install

Luckily there are several options for energy-efficient light switches. The age of your home isn’t the only factor to consider when switching to better light switches. Your budget and lighting preferences are just as important to consider, as some of the more energy-efficient light switches can have a higher upfront cost. Over time, however, upgrading your light switches can help to significantly cut down on your energy bills. Here are a few different light switches that can benefit you.

  • Dimmer Switches. For the homeowner interested in adding a little ambiance to their home, a dimmer switch can add some pizzazz. A dimmer switch is an inexpensive approach to energy-efficient lighting and works by adjusting the amount of light emitted from the light fixture. The more the lights are used at a reduced level, the more money you save on your energy bill. You can save even more money by combining energy efficient light bulbs with the dimmer switch.
  • Proximity Switches. A proximity switch uses a motion sensor to automatically turn on the lights in the room when the sensor detects movement. When somebody leaves the room, the switch will automatically turn off the lights momentarily after the sensor stops sensing movement. One perk about a proximity switch is you don’t have to worry if you forget to manually turn off the lights after leaving a room. Depending on how often the lights are left on, proximity switches can reduce a home’s energy consumption by 35-45%.
  • Photoelectric Switches. Similar to a proximity switch, a photoelectric switch uses a sensor. Instead of sensing motion, it senses the amount of light that’s in a room and turns on when the room is dim. When a room is full of daylight, the switch will turn off the lights. A photoelectric switch is particularly handy for outdoor lighting, as the sun exposure prevents energy from being wasted.
  • Occupancy Sensor Switches. An occupancy sensor switch can detect indoor activity within a certain area of the room, which can be handy when you’re walking past a room and don’t want the lights to automatically switch on. Occupancy sensors must be placed in places where it can sense activity throughout the room, such as by the sink in a kitchen, or next to the toilet. There are two types of sensors, ultrasonic and infrared. An ultrasonic occupancy sensor detects sound whereas an infrared occupancy sensor will detect heat and motion.

It’s Time to Save Some Money in Style

The lighting in your home is an important feature that can save you money and add some nice ambiance. If it’s time to update your lighting, it’s best to call an electrician. They have the right tools to safely and properly install your new light switches. Don’t wait for another utility bill, switch to something energy efficient today.

Call Raynor Electric today for information on switches and how they affect your energy bills!

Circuits and Fuses: Understanding Your Breaker Panel

Electricity is a powerful thing and can be dangerous when not properly directed throughout your home or office. The power to your building is directed to the outlets and appliances of your homes through a distribution box – commonly referred to as a breaker or fuse box. This box takes the electricity and distributes it throughout your home. It also acts as a critical safety mechanism that will interrupt the flow of electricity if too much current overloads the system or outlet. The electrical service panel is an important device that has many different elements – read on to understand more about how your fuse box is serving you!

Why Call Raynor?

Raynor has been handling breakers and fuses for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on delivering expert repairs and installation with professional service. We understand the value of customer service while we help get your lights and power back on quickly. We have been serving Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties with electrical services for many years and can help you identify, repair, or offer replacement with any issue you are experiencing. At Raynor, we pride ourselves on educating our customers on exactly what is necessary for the job and why. Fuse boxes are one of the most critical pieces of your home to ensure your safety and comfort. Read on to learn more about how you can better understand your distribution box.

Form & Function

Electricity has three major components: voltage, current, and resistance. You don’t have to have intimate knowledge of these in order to understand that they all influence the other as it comes to regulating your power. The breaker box works as a middle-man the entire route between your power plant and your lightbulbs.

Your box makes sure that there isn’t too much power going into the box for the outlets, and that the outlets and appliances aren’t asking for more power than can be safely distributed. If and when this happens, your breaker box “pops” or “blows” a circuit.

Popping a breaker switch is not cause for immediate concern. Sometimes running a hairdryer in the bathroom when other appliances are also being used can be the culprit. These isolated instances may not be cause for immediate concern – your breaker did all the work for you. Popping the breaker back on and resetting your outlets will usually bring your power back with no delays.

However, tripping the circuit and blowing a fuse are different. The fuse is a single, one-time-use wire behind the breaker that burns up if the current becomes too high. These are replaceable, but repeatedly blowing fuses or tripping your breakers is an indicator that you may need to address a bigger problem.

Older homes may not have the power you need or the proper distribution to handle your needs. Older homes were usually installed with a standard 50amp breaker box. However, the minimum standard is now 100, and many homes are more comfortable with a 150amp panel. If you spread out your appliances on different outlets and are still experiencing frequent circuit tripping, it’s time to call a licensed electrician to have a look.

Signs of Damage

A breaker panel’s importance in your building cannot be understated. This is why any signs of wear or damage need to be addressed immediately. Because there are such large amounts of power being controlled behind the fuse box, damage could be indicative of mis-routed electricity, component failure, degradation, or environmental factors.

If you identify any of the following evidence of breaker box damage, you may need to make a call to Raynor:

• Rust
• Water Damage
• Blown Fuses
• Evidence of Power Surges
• Loose fuses
• Burned fuses or terminals

If you can visibly detect any of the included signs of damage, call a licensed electrician immediately to evaluate your system.

Is it time to Upgrade?

Your safety is paramount to us at Raynor. Your electrical service panel may be unable to serve your needs, particularly if you have upgraded your appliances and devices in an older home without addressing your electrical system. Your home – particularly older homes – may be handling your current needs, just not as optimally as they should. A home’s circuit breaker should be installed to operate at 80% of the building’s demand as a safety feature. As you reach this threshold, you may be at risk for blowing fuses and popping circuits more often.
At Raynor, we will always evaluate your system for its optimal – and safe – function. Electricity is powerful and can be very dangerous with the risk of system failure, fire, or electrocution if not handled properly. Upgrading your electrical panel may be the best way to ensure your safety and consistent electricity.

Staying Safe

If you’re ever in question of what to do in an emergency, it is important that you and your family are aware of where your emergency electrical shut off is. This is usually a large lever on the side or surrounding your breaker box, and throwing it to the OFF position (usually down) will cut the power to all of the elements connected to that box.

Call Raynor today for an electrical system or breaker panel inspection!

20-Point Checklist for Our Fall Heating Tune-Up

A heating tune-up may be the last thing on your mind right after summer, but the outdoor temperatures are soon to take a considerable dip, and it’s important you make sure you are prepared for the season ahead. One of the best ways to prep for fall is with a heating tune-up from Raynor Electric. Our licensed technicians can provide heating maintenance checks to ensure your furnace doesn’t cost you too much on energy bills, frequently break down, and provides enough warm air to keep you comfortable during the colder months. Without a tune-up, you may even put the safety of your family at risk due to heightened chances of carbon monoxide exposure and residential fires.

Benefits of a Heating Tune-Up

At Raynor Electric, we advise that you seek a heating tune-up right before the fall begins. This way, you will avoid the hardships associated with a faulty furnace and be able to enjoy the season much more. Our team of licensed technicians are dedicated toward providing you the best customer service possible. We put your heating needs before anything else so any existing issues with your furnace are fixed long before the first bout of chilly weather of the season. Our technicians will move quickly in getting your furnace up and ready. In fact, their work will extend the lifespan of your furnace by years.

20 Points of Inspection during Our Heating Tune-Up

Our tune-up service is extensive. We want to make sure no area of the furnace goes undetected to ensure even the smallest issues are fixed before they grow much worse. However, many homeowners are often unaware of our heating maintenance procedures. These are the 20 points of the inspection our technicians will generally follow:

Areas of Inspection

  1. The burner: Though the burner is responsible for mixing air and fuel, it will eventually stop working properly due to contaminant buildup. If this applies to your furnace’s burner, our technicians will make the effort to clean out the buildup to ensure better operation.
  2. The combustion chamber: Much like the burner, the combustion chamber can also suffer due to contaminant buildup that will need to be cleaned out by one our technicians to ensure the best possible performance.
  3. The heat exchanger: This is the most important component of your furnace, as it is responsible for transferring heat and distributing it throughout the house. It needs to be inspected to ensure they are no blockages that could otherwise prevent the system from working efficiently.
  4. The flue: This component is responsible for the ventilation of the furnace. Even a duct or pipe experiences a slight blockage, this will allow for contaminants or the products of combustion to build up within the furnace, preventing it from working efficiently. Our technician will closely examine it to ensure the flue is not blocked in any way.
  5. The belt: The belt in your furnace may be susceptible to cracking or loosening. This will require the licensed technician to perform tests to ensure there is no damage or that the belt is not out of alignment.
  6. The gas line: As you may know, a gas leak is a serious issue that needs to be fixed immediately. Fortunately, our technicians make gas line checks an important part of the tune-up process, so even the smallest leaks will be detected and repaired before they put the safety of your family at risk.
  7. The safety controls: Features like pressure alarms and shut-off valves need to be inspected to ensure they are doing their job in preserving your safety. Remember: safety should always come first, especially with your furnace.


  1. Fan control: Adjusting the fan will do wonders for the efficiency of your furnace, allowing to distribute heat uninterrupted. It will make for better air flow as well so you can enjoy a steadier flow of warm air.
  2. Thermostats: Our technicians will ensure that the thermostat for your furnace is set at a temperature that will keep the whole family comfortable.
  3. The pilot light: The pilot light is crucial in ensuring your furnace turns on properly, so it is important for a technician to adjust it. A technician will also check the color of the pilot light, as yellow will indicate traces of carbon monoxide in the house.
  4. Electrical connections: Wiring on the furnace may be loose or frayed, resulting in safety hazards like shocks and electrical fires. A technician will determine if any electrical connections to your furnace will need to be tightened in order to ensure safe, effective performance.

Maintenance Work

  1. Replacing the thermocouple: The thermocouple will measure temperature within the furnace but it will require replacement if it is no longer working, as it does prove one of the leading causes of furnace failure.
  2. Lubricating moving parts: The components require a proper amount of lubrication to ensure the furnace works smoothly and efficiently.
  3. Cleaning or replacing filters: Air filters in your furnace can become clogged with dirt and debris, which can disrupt air flow and lower system efficiency. Filters will need to be replaced by a technician to ensure better performance.
  4. Cleaning blower components: Similar to filters, it is important to clean blower components for better air flow and greater efficiency so you are still receiving heat without the additional energy costs.
  5. Testing combustion air openings: For proper combustion, the air openings need to be tested to ensure it is experiencing no blockages that will disrupt its air flow.
  6. Testing the manifold: Since the manifold ensures gas will flow from the source to the burners, it needs to be tested to ensure the flow of gas within the furnace is uninterrupted.
  7. Checking noises: Any crashing or banging noises with your furnace may indicate a problem with the furnace’s internal components. A technician will get the root of the sound and make any necessary repair.
  8. Cleaning vestibule interior: The interior of the vestibule, the area of the furnace where air is locked between the inner furnace components and the outer door, will need to be cleaned out if there is any contaminant buildup.
  9. Conducting operational test: Once the tune-up is all set and done, the technician will turn on the furnace to conduct a test-run to ensure everything in the process has been done correctly.

Don’t let the colder weather sneak up on you – get your heating tune-up today.

Contact Raynor Electric today to guarantee a high level of comfort for your family with a heating tune-up!

3 Reasons to Consider Whole Home Surge Protection in Marlton, NJ

Earlier this month, we discussed how important it can be to take care of your HVAC needs at this time of year. While you need to make sure your air conditioning is all tune up for the last few weeks of summer, it’s also time to start thinking about your electrical needs as we steadily approach the fall. The seasonal changes will see cooler weather and a higher chance of storms that will cause power outages without a moment’s notice. You need to make sure you have whole home surge protection in Marlton, NJ that will help your appliances withstand all of it, or else it may turn out to be one long fall season.

Raynor Electric advises you call for surge protection now, right before fall arrives. We want to see you prepared for the worst weather this coming fall, and part of that is having whole home surge protection to handle it all. We’re available at any time to assist you, so don’t hesitate to call us!

Whole Home Surge Protection in Marlton, NJ: Why Consider It Now?

Protection against power surges is a must-have this fall, especially when you consider we’ll see a heightened chance of storms threatening to knock out your home’s power for good. Calling us for surge protection now will ensure you are provided:

  1. Greater Usage of Your Appliances: Imagine a surge knocking out power when you are trying to use the home computer for work responsibilities. Those deadlines won’t be met, leaving you in a potentially stressful situation. But it’s not just losing power to your home computer. You may lose access to televisions, radios, refrigerators, microwave ovens, and so much more. Whole home surge protection aims to protect your home from that possibility, ensuring you’ll be able to use essential appliances without the worry of a power surge.
  2. Protection Against Storms: A strong bout of wind and rain can cause a power outage easily, but our whole home surge protection in Marlton will allow you to use appliances even during the harshest weather. Those summertime thunderstorms may be behind us, but now we’re facing the cold, wet weather of fall which can see a power surge occur during an intense rainstorm. You need to make sure you’re prepared well before the season, and our whole home surge protection will be ready for any of its worst weather.
  3. Better Home Safety: Safety in your home is important at any time of the year, and the fall is no different. Whole home surge protection will ensure you’re getting a steady yet safe flow of electricity in your home, lowering the risk of electrical fires, shock, and appliance damage. You can achieve better peace of mind knowing you have power for appliances that won’t put the lives of your family members in danger.

Contact Raynor Electric today if you need whole home surge protection in Marlton, NJ that will keep your lights and appliances running year-round!

3 Reasons to Maintain Your Central Air Conditioner in Cherry Hill, NJ Before the Summer Ends

If you love the summertime, you may be a little saddened to know the season will be ending soon. That means no more cookouts, no more poolside relaxation, and the days will starting getting shorter. Additionally, that also means no air conditioning due to the outdoor temperatures cooling down. Homeowners will usually just pack up their cooling system and not think about it for another seven months but before that time comes, it’s important to maintain your central air conditioner in Cherry Hill, NJ when the season reaches its end.

Raynor will be available at any time to help maintain your central air conditioner so the summer ends on the right note. We’ll take a close look at your air conditioning, even the smaller, hard-to-find areas of the system, to detect problems in their earliest stages. We also conduct tests and make any repair to ensure your air conditioning will keep working the summer’s last few hot days. It’s all about making sure you have a steady flow of cool air and when it comes to keeping you 100% satisfied, our technicians are truly top-notch.

Why Should You Maintain Your Central Air Conditioner in Cherry Hill, NJ?

This time of year is the best for maintenance on your central air conditioner, especially when doing it now can guarantee:

  1. Cool Air for Next Summer: Maintaining your central air conditioner now will save from the hassle of calling for maintenance next spring. By the time next summer rolls around, all you will need to do is turn on your air conditioning. No replacement, no installation, no repair. Your cooling system will be ready to go in no time.
  2. Better Indoor Air Quality: Summer’s final weeks are still marked by higher levels of humidity that will decrease your indoor air quality and leave you without a breath of fresh air. Maintenance will ensure the indoor air in your home for the remainder of the season is healthy and breathable, as your central air conditioner will continue to eliminate high humidity levels.
  3. Greater Savings: Since we stop air conditioning problems before they worsen, you will save so much money on any future repair or replacement services. Your central air conditioner will continue to work without interruption so you can enjoy high-quality cool air without any high repair costs.

Contact Raynor today if you want one of our technicians to maintain your central air conditioner in Cherry Hill, NJ!

How Can You Find the Right Technician for AC Repair in Medford, NJ?

While we can’t stress the importance of AC repair in Medford, NJ enough, you also need the right technician for the job. Calling for AC repair is one thing, but you need to make sure you’re calling up a technician who is licensed, reputable, and will put the best foot forward in ensuring repair is done to the best of their abilities. Unfortunately, there are some bad eggs out there who will promise you the world, but can’t necessarily provide you with the service you need. You may be left paying a high amount on repair even though your AC doesn’t, well, seem repaired at all.

Fortunately, the team at Raynor has your back. We have a team of fully-trained technicians who can provide AC repair in Medford, NJ that is worth your money. They can lead you down the right path and far away from any scam service companies looking to make a quick buck with lower quality repair. We’ll even show you the steps to take when you’re looking for service you can trust and if it’s trustworthiness you seek, you won’t find a service more reliable than Raynor.

AC Repair in Medford, NJ: Tips for Finding Technicians

The next time you need AC repair in Medford, NJ, you scope out the right technician to hire for service by taking the following steps:

  • Research the BBB: When in doubt about which technician to hire, check out the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for customer reviews. The BBB website will reveal if there are any customer complaints of a technician’s service and provide insight on which service companies you should avoid at all costs.
  • Check for Licensing: Your chosen technician must absolutely be licensed to ensure AC repair is done with upmost technical precision. There are some handymen out there who may have some knowledge on how to repair your AC but since they’re not licensed, they’re more likely to make mistakes during the repair process and leave you paying more for lesser quality service.
  • Seek Referrals: Do you know of any friends or neighbors who just received AC repair? You may want to ask them for referrals on a technician who will be able to provide you with high-quality service. Like the Beatles once sang, you get by with a little help from your friends, even with referrals for AC technicians.
  • Check the Website: If applicable, check your service company’s website online to determine if they can provide with a technician who can provide the repair service you need. You also need to check if they have experience servicing your brand of air conditioner so the technician can make the right repairs accordingly.

Contact Raynor today if you need high-quality AC repair in Medford, NJ and we can provide a highly-trained, licensed technician for service!

Why It’s Important to Call for AC Repair in Cherry Hill, NJ Right Now

When the summer sun is beating down, your air conditioner is the most valuable piece of equipment you own. You need to know that it will keep you cool regardless of what the outside temperature is, and that means AC repair in Cherry Hill, NJ is a top priority. As an experienced HVAC contractor, Raynor is committed to helping home and business owners maintain efficient and functional air conditioners. They know it’s easy to put off certain air conditioner repairs, but they’ve seen first-hand how seemingly small issues quickly turn into costly emergencies. Here are three reasons why you should never wait to call for professional AC repair in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Your Electric Bill

You may have been prepared for your electric bill to increase once you started using your air conditioner for the summer, but when your air conditioner isn’t operating at its fullest potential, it’s wasting your money. A malfunctioning air conditioner is forced to work harder than usual in order to maintain the comfortable interior temperature you’re used to. As it strains to keep up with your cooling demands, it will suck up mass amounts of electricity. The longer you wait for AC repair, the higher your electric bill will be.

Your AC’s Lifespan

The average air conditioner has a lifespan of 12-15 years, but that timeframe can be seriously shortened by ongoing operational issues. As your AC draws in more energy to keep up with your demands, it will also wear out sooner. Air conditioners aren’t cheap, and most homeowners agree that the longer they can go without replacing it, the better. Fixing problems as soon as they arise will help your air conditioner live a long, useful life.

Your Repair Bills

Air conditioners don’t repair themselves, and eventually, you’ll need to hire a professional to solve your AC issues. The only real question you face is when you’re going to make that call. If you decide to wait, the issue will get worse with each passing day. That leak will get larger and those banging sounds will get louder, and all of that means your repair bill will be higher. Most AC repair issues start relatively small and easy to fix but grow into bigger, more expensive problems overtime. By solving the problem now, you’re doing everything you can to save money.

With over 20 years of professional HVAC experience, Raynor knows what it takes to keep your AC up and running. To learn more about AC repair in Cherry Hill, NJ call them today and speak with one of their HVAC experts. You can also make requesting service easy and convenient by visiting their website.

Pay Attention to These Warning Signs You Need AC Repair in Marlton, NJ!

You’ve obviously seen the weather reports lately. It’s all hot temperatures, sunshine, and no rain in sight. You and your family are basking in the cool air from your ever-reliable AC to escape the heat. But here’s one thing you may have not considered before: what happens if your cooling system suddenly breaks down? Would you simply allow that molten summertime heat to overtake your home? Of course not, especially with your family’s comfort on the line. That’s why you should make a point this summer to consider AC repair in Marlton, NJ. One small problem with your cooling system can prove incredibly damaging to its lifespan.

But when should you call for repair? What sorts of things should you notice about your air conditioning? Allow the team at Raynor Electric to help you. We can ensure you receive AC repair in Marlton, NJ from one of our licensed, fully-trained technicians. Our repairs are speedy and durable so you’ll have new and improved air conditioning in your home as soon as possible. We’ll even show what signs you should notice with your AC so you know to call for our services immediately!

When Should You Call Raynor for AC Repair in Marlton, NJ?

Please pay attention to any of the following when you begin to suspect that your AC is in desperate need of repair:

  • Loud, strange noises such as squealing, grinding, or grating indicate a problem with your AC’s internal components. Your AC ideally shouldn’t be making any noises, so it’s time to call for repair to avoid a massive system breakdown.
  • Slow startup time. Any time longer than a few minutes is exactly is means for concern. Your Ac should be turning on within moments, so call for repair to receive cool air immediately when you need it the most.
  • Poor air flow. Not feeling like your AC is delivering the amount of cool air like it should? Then it may have something to do with air filters being blocked by dirt, dust, or debris.
  • Air conditioning leaks. Leaks are usually due to clogged condenser tubes or leaking refrigerant. You may notice moisture forming around the area of your air conditioner and refusal to clean it up may result in water damage or lower efficiency.
  • Musty odors. Mustiness will often come with the excess levels of moisture around your home brought on by leaks. This can greatly take away from your indoor air quality which will require repairs that both improve cooling and keep the air in your home smelling fresh.

Contact Raynor Electric today if you need AC repair in Marlton, NJ for improve home cooling, especially if you notice any of these signs!

4 Things to Consider Before Air Conditioning Replacement in Medford, NJ

So let’s say that your air conditioning system is no longer working and you need to seek air conditioning replacement in Medford, NJ. You wouldn’t simply just purchase any random system to replace it, right? Of course not, but that never stopped homeowners from falling into that trap. Replacing air conditioning without much thought to what system is truly the best for your property may be the worst choice you could possibly. You risk spending a huge amount of money that wins up just not being right for you!

Fortunately, Raynor Electric is here to ensure your next air conditioning replacement in Medford, NJ leaves you with a system that can meet your cooling needs. Our team of cooling experts wants to see you with an air conditioning system that keeps you and your entire family cool, especially when the temperatures rise. When you decide on the right system, we can install it for you quickly.

What Should You Know Before Air Conditioning Replacement in Medford, NJ?

Instead of jumping into the replacement process without much thought, you should consider:

  1. Sizing: Any licensed, fully-trained electrician will know to inspect your home before any installation work to determine what size of system would be needed for your home. An improperly sized system can either lead to it being ineffective in removing humidity from your home or frequently breaking down.
  2. SEER: Having an effective air conditioning system is one thing, but it’s entirely another to have a system that is both effective and efficient. Check an air conditioning system’s Season Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) to determine how much it will save you on energy bills. A modern system should have a SEER between 13 and 23 for the most energy-efficient performance.
  3. Cooling Needs: The amount of space in your home that needs to be cooled may have changed since the last time you replaced your air conditioning. This can have great influence over what type of air conditioning you install, as a larger system may not be the best choice if you simply don’t have enough space for it or don’t need as much space to be cooled.
  4. Benefits Beyond “Cool Air”: The number-one priority of replacing your air conditioning is improving cool air, but you need to consider how else replacement will benefit you. Other benefits include: improved energy-efficiency, eco-friendliness, long-term money savings, etc. What else do you hope to achieve with this replacement other keeping cool?

Contact Raynor Electric today if you want air conditioning replacement in Medford, NJ that will guarantee improved home cooling this summer!