MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. Blog

How to Get Better Air Quality in the Winter

January 9th, 2017

In the winter, it may seem like the latest virus comes back into your home over and over again. If your family members tend to get ill in the winter, it may be time to take action where you need it the most. Call our technicians to learn how you can get better air quality in the winter and throughout the year with a whole-house product tailored to your needs.

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How to Tell a Furnace Needs Replacement

January 2nd, 2017

We know that you might not give your furnace a lot of thought. All that matters for you, for most of the winter, is the temperature on the thermostat. Hopefully, you schedule furnace maintenance every year as well, but that won’t stop a furnace from failing.

Eventually, your furnace will need replacement, but you may not be able to tell when that is. Follow our advice on how to figure out you need furnace replacement, but always consult with a professional first.

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Why You Should Join a Maintenance Program in the New Year

December 26th, 2016

This year, make your home a priority. Joining a maintenance program through a local home services company is one of the easiest ways to do this. With the right company, your heating, air conditioning, and plumbing systems are in good hands, and you can save money and stress less!

Home maintenance programs include annual inspections of systems like your heating and plumbing systems, along with a tune-up to help everything run smoothly. Read on to learn more about why you should join in the new year.

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How to Protect Your Plumbing and Heating Systems over the Holidays

December 20th, 2016

People love that we offer 24-hour emergency service for customers in the Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Bergen Counties. Still, we understand that nobody really wants to call a plumber or a heating technician during the holidays.

Maintenance is key to preventing system failures over the holidays. Your heating and plumbing systems may get a lot more use this time of year, so learn how to protect them and lower your chances of an emergency plumbing or heating visit in today’s post.

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Furnace Repairs to Watch Out for This Season

December 12th, 2016

During the winter, you will be using your furnace a lot more often. All of this extra wear and tear makes repairs more likely, and we don’t want you to get caught off guard. Look out for these common furnace repairs, and call a technician as soon as you notice a problem with your home’s heating system.

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How a Drain Cleaning Specialist Takes Care of Tough Clogs

December 5th, 2016

Many homeowners turn to chemical drain cleaners when tough clogs leave them frustrated. If water pools up as soon as you step in the shower or if a kitchen drain clog won’t let you clear out a sink full of dishes, you may want a quick fix. But if a plunger does not resolve the issue, we recommend turning to the help of professional plumbers.

Experienced, licensed plumbers have the tools available to get the job done faster. And these are far more effective than chemical drain cleaners (which are not safe for your drains!).

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Does a Water Softener Make Sense for Your Home Plumbing?

November 28th, 2016

Many people trust that the water coming into their homes is relatively harmless. While they may use a filter for drinking water, showers and bathroom sinks remain unprotected.

Some of the particulate that plumbers worry about the most are minerals like calcium and magnesium. The truth is that these minerals are not usually harmful to drink or brush your teeth with. But they do cause damage to plumbing systems.

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4 Systems You Should Maintain before the Holidays

November 21st, 2016

If you’re hosting a holiday dinner this year, we hope that everything goes smoothly and that you have a joyful, peaceful gathering. With all of those people in your home, however, it will certainly help to take extra precautions before the holidays begin, in order to prevent a hosting disaster.

Here are 4 of the systems in your home that we think deserve extra attention before you host that big holiday party or dinner.

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Do I Really Need to Service My Boiler This Year?

November 16th, 2016

Many people ask us about how often a boiler really needs to be serviced. Of course, the answer depends on you. You can choose whether or not to schedule annual boiler services—but we strongly recommend you do.

A boiler seems like a sturdy, reliable system. And it is—for the most part. But any system that uses combustion and electrical power, has moving parts, and has the potential to corrode requires routine maintenance. Period.

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Your Guide to Selecting a New Furnace

November 7th, 2016

You know you need a new heating system, but it’s tough to have any idea of where to start. Hopefully, it’s been several years since you’ve had to replace a home comfort system—if ever—and you may not know just what you’re looking for.

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