Monday, March 1, 2010


Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating odors, dust and other contaminates.

Feder's Air Conditioning & Heating routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe. However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. Feder's Air Conditioning & Heating will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

For more information on duct cleaning contact your local Feder's Air Conditioning & Heating today.


Friday, October 9, 2009


Our Customer Care™ Dealers Go the Extra Mile

American Standard DealerWhen you put your trust in an American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care™ Dealer, you know you’re working with one of the finest heating and air conditioning professionals in the industry. Not just any dealer can be a Customer Care™ Dealer. Only American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Dealers with a total commitment to excellence in every aspect of their business, from installation and service to customer satisfaction and employee training, qualify for this special designation.

As always, you should take extra time and care in selecting a heating and air conditioning dealer. But there's something that will make your search a little easier – just look for the American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care™ Dealer badge. This badge tells you that a Customer Care™ dealer is committed to this customer satisfaction program. He will help make the purchasing process as painless as possible, from the first contact to the actual installation and follow-up. And that's the way it should be.

Don't settle for second best, rely on the professionals. We are here to stay and we are firmly committed to maintaining the same high quality and professional service you've come to expect from us.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How a Refrigerator Works

A refrigerator doesn't actually cool things, it removes the heat from them. But then you probably don't want a physics lesson. But you may wonder where the "cold" comes from. So here is a little bit more physics. When a gas goes from a state of high pressure to a state of low pressure, the temperature of the gas drops.

Your refrigerator has a compressor and a closed system of tubing that contains a gas (the refrigerant). The compressor pumps the refrigerant and compresses it. The refrigerant flows through the coils on the back or under the refrigerator and through an expansion valve to the inside of the freezer. As the refrigerant passes through the expansion valve the pressure drops and so does the temperature. Inside the freezer a fan circulates air over the cool tubing and the refrigerant absorbs the heat from the freezer's relatively warmer air. If you prefer to just think of the fan blowing cold air into the appliance, that's fine, it all works out to pretty much the same results. But technically, the heat is being pumped out rather than the cold being pumped in.

The cold air in most refrigerators, but not all, comes from the freezer. The cold air in the freezer passes through vents to the refrigerator. A thermostat in the refrigerator activates the compressor whenever the temperature rises above the set point on the temperature control. In some newer models there is a separate cooling coil for the freezer and the refrigerator and thus two temperature controls.

As the air in the refrigerator cools, the water in the air (humidity) condenses. Water that condenses in the freezer will freeze into frost. Most modern refrigerators have an automatic defroster in the freezer which prevents the build up of frost. The defroster is simply a heating element that is controlled by a defrost timer and a thermostat. The water from the melted frost drains out of the refrigerator into a pan beneath the refrigerator and evaporates.

A door switch closes a circuit when the door is opened and turns on the interior light. When the door is open some refrigerators will disable some components such as the fan, defrost heater or "through the door" ice and water dispensing.

A common question we hear pertains to operating a refrigerator in the garage or other unheated space during cold weather. Bottom line, refrigerators and freezers don't cool efficeintly when operated at temperatures below, roughly, 45 degrees (F). The first reason is that the outside temperature may get low enough that the thermostat inside the refrigerator never gets warm enough to activate the compressor and so the freezer warms up to the outside temperature. Another problem is that if it gets too cold, the refrigerant pressure becomes too low to generate the necessary cold and so the freezer only chills down to the outside temperature.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Ceiling Fans and More!

Today’s ceiling fans are designed to combine both décor and function like never before. Here at Feder's, we offer a collection of fans of all different styles, blades, and functionality to both meet your needs and compliment your homes décor. A properly chosen ceiling fan can greatly improve the comfort of the room and also accent the look and feel of the room.

Our expert technicians will work with you to find a ceiling fan that compliments the room and provides the necessary capacity to handle the size of your room. Additional features are available, such as lights, remote control systems, speed controls, and reverse mode to circulate warm air in the colder months to help heat the room. Our technician will go over all the available options with you to find the perfect ceiling fan for you and your family.

Pools, Spas & More!

Feder's can handle of your electrical needs for pool, spa, or Jacuzzi. We both repair existing systems and install new ones. Here are some of the services and products we offer:
  • Pool/Spa lights - Standard, fiber optics, colored, and color changing lights
  • Pumps - We use only quiet, high quality, Energy Star rated pumps
  • Dedicated circuits
  • GFCI protected outlets and boxes
  • Electrical system repairs and replacements
  • Full diagnostic check of entire electrical system
  • Pool panels and timers
  • Remote control systems for pool and spa control
  • Yard lighting and gazebo lighting
  • Entertainment systems

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Dedicated Circuits

When you install a new major appliance in your home, you may need a new dedicated circuit. In fact, the National Electrical Code requires some circuits in kitchens and bathrooms to be dedicated and even protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlet. We often find older homes have only a few circuits that power the entire house, where a modern home of the same size is wired with 10 to 30 circuits throughout the house. This lack of power can cause appliances to fail quicker and fuses/breakers to blow more often. Our certified technicians can install more circuits to take the pressure off the original circuits to prevent this from happening. We install all kinds of dedicated circuits from 110v to 220v.

Home Automation Services

Feder's takes pride on staying on top of the latest technology and bringing that to our clients. Today’s home can be made fully automated to make life easier and more convenient! We can set up a system using timers and remotes to give you complete programmable control of your homes lights, ceiling fans, heating/cooling systems, yard lighting, home theatre systems, home networking, intercom systems, low voltage switching systems, pool/spa equipment, security systems, etc. We both install these systems and repair them. If you think it, we can probably do it, give us a call to find out or visit us @