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AC Breakdown Diagnosis: The Capacitor

August 22nd, 2016

When an air conditioner breaks down, there are several possible reasons for the issue. Typically, an air conditioner shuts down completely because of an electrical issue, unless a long-time problem has finally taken its toll. You might have trouble with the compressor or a motor. Luckily, however, it could be a smaller issue—like trouble with the capacitor.

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3 Preventable Plumbing Problems

August 15th, 2016

You’ve got an entire household to think about, so it’s understandable that some home maintenance tasks may go undone. However, if a little routine maintenance can help to prevent thousands of dollars in plumbing repairs, isn’t it worth it to schedule a little time out of your routine? Mark some time out of your calendar to shop for home essentials and to educate your family on proper drain and pipe maintenance. It may help to prevent these common plumbing issues.

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How Hard Water Ruins a Plumbing System

August 8th, 2016

You might already know about how hard water affects your everyday life. Hard water, an excess of calcium and other minerals in the water supply, can ruin the aesthetics of a bathroom or kitchen, and it can make cleaning up a lot harder. Many people notice any of the following issues:

  • Hair and skin that feel dry after a shower.
  • White or yellowish spots around faucets and drains.
  • Water spots on dishes.
  • Soap left behind after a load of laundry.
  • Soap scum in the tub and sink.

And some people even say that food tastes different when you cook with hard water. For the most part, you shouldn’t worry about any negative health effects. However, we strongly recommend that you correct your hard water issues, as it’s much more than an annoyance.

Deposits are left behind in pipes and fixtures

Mineral deposits get left behind in your pipes and fixtures when your water is particularly hard. That same crusty white buildup you might see on your faucets or your sink drains could be lining the inside of your pipes, only these deposits are a lot harder to clean up.

Over time, the volume restricts within the pipes, and you need to replace them much earlier than you normally would since water just cannot get through. It can also ruin connections to clothes washers and dishwashers, or ruin the lining of your water heater.

Invest in a Water Softener

Water softeners replace these minerals with salt ions (a very small amount of salt) so that the minerals are flushed and you don’t have to worry about them damaging costly plumbing components. If you call a plumber for a water softener installation, you get a whole-home system that keeps your pipes healthy throughout the entire home!

Call MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. for quality plumbing services in West Orange and the surrounding areas and to get service from a company that believes in honesty, integrity, and hard work.

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Why Is Water Leaking from My AC System?

August 1st, 2016

Air conditioners don’t actually use any water to run. Evaporative coolers may do so, but these are not common in our area, and most of us have refrigerant-based air conditioners that run via refrigeration. So when water is leaking from an air conditioner, it may be a bit confusing for you.

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Should I Spend More Money on a Better Air Filter?

July 25th, 2016

Can you have a cool, comfortable home in the summer and good enough air quality to get rid of your allergy and asthma symptoms? When you keep your air conditioner running all summer long, the air may get stuffy and stale. You have an air filter in place, but it might not be powerful enough to really clean your air of the smallest, most harmful of particles—like mold spores and pollen.

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How to Tell Your Water Heater Needs Service

July 18th, 2016

Have you ever had to take a shower with cold water only, when you wanted a warm shower? It’s certainly not ideal. Hot water is essential to your way of life, and you want to make sure that you always have enough of it. In order to prevent water heater breakdowns, you want to catch problems as early as possible. Pay attention whenever anything seems off, and schedule annual service to prevent repair needs and premature replacement.

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3 Ways to Care for Your Garbage Disposal

July 11th, 2016

Many of us have had to deal with garbage disposal issues in the past. These can be quite frustrating, since your garbage disposal makes it so easy for you to cook and clean without worrying about clogs. And it seems like such a small issue for you to have to call in a plumber.

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A High Efficiency Air Conditioner Helps You Save

July 4th, 2016

When you’re looking around for the best air conditioner for your home, your first concern might be cost. The price tag means a lot to most homeowners, but we think there are other factors you should concern yourself with.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner?

June 27th, 2016

Over time, an air conditioner is bound to become less and less efficient. You might notice that performance has declined or that your air conditioning system is using a lot of energy with every cycle. But does that really mean it needs to be replaced?

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for My Home?

June 20th, 2016

You want to replace your older water heater, but you’re not sure whether you can upgrade from a standard tank water heater. You’ve heard a lot about how tankless water heaters save energy (which means, of course, that you save money). But can you really have one in your own home?

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