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Signs It’s Time for Boiler Repair

November 5th, 2018

wall-mounted-gas-boilerBoilers are known for having fewer moving parts than other types of heaters, thus making them remain efficient and repair-free for longer. Of course, they aren’t indestructible. The repair issues that do arise can also be a bit higher maintenance, meaning you won’t want to try working on these problems yourself. A few problems that your boiler might experience include:

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Consider These Heating Upgrades This Season

October 22nd, 2018

young-woman-having-hot-tea-near-windowDo you know when you had your heater checked last? It’s important to take a moment every year to evaluate how your heater is performing. Is it more expensive to run now than before? Have you needed to get more than one repair for it in the last year? Is it over 10 years old?

A “yes” to any of these questions could be an indication that it’s time to have an inspection and think about heater replacement in Cedar Grove, NJ. There are plenty of options out there, but we can try to help you figure out which one is best for you.

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When to Get Your Water Heater Checked

October 8th, 2018

 

water-heater-beyond-maintenanceA question we hear all the time is “When should I have my water heater inspected?” While most things in plumbing are a little complicated, we’re pretty straightforward with this one:

Maintenance should be done annually.

There are various tasks that are performed during an annual maintenance, and many problems that can be prevented if caught early on by a Montclair plumbing company. We’ll go through what those are in today’s post.

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Refrigerant and Leaks Explained

September 24th, 2018

blue-question-markRefrigerant-based air conditioning is the best invention since the air conditioner (and there were more than a few methods of air conditioning around, dating all the way back to ancient Egypt). Refrigerant is called many things under different brand names, but in essence, it is a chemical blend used to transfer heat. It’s essential to your AC’s cooling function, so when something goes wrong with the refrigerant, then there’s going to be problems!

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Get Your Tank Water Heater Checked Before the Fall

September 10th, 2018

 

technician-inspecting-water-heaterMost homes are equipped with tank water heaters. That’s no surprise, since they’re cheap and reliable, capable of lasting well over a decade. They’re also incredibly low-maintenance through most of their life. However, this low-maintenance might get some homeowners in trouble—there are several components of a tank water heater that do need to be looked at if they want their heaters to last past 15 years of age.

Just before fall is the perfect time to check in on your water heater. We’ll go over a few things to look out for.

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When Is It Appropriate to Replace an Air Conditioner?

August 27th, 2018

hvac-technician-peforming-ac-replacementHomeowners struggle with knowing the right time to replace their air conditioner. The general rule of thumb is that an air conditioner over the age of ten should be retired soon, but an air conditioner that’s been well maintained could last closer to fifteen years. The cost of a new unit deters potential buyers from full commitment to purchasing a new unit. However, if you’re having troubles with your old unit, you should take the plunge. Running an old unit costs more than you might realize. Our crew at MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. is a top HVAC company in Essex County, NJ committed to the providing you the best service possible.

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Outdoor AC Unit Problems

August 13th, 2018

outdoor-ac-unitFor a central air conditioning system, it’s standard that one unit remains outdoors, and the other one remains indoors. The outdoor unit is crucial for dispelling the warm air absorbed by the indoor unit. Yet, the outdoor unit is the one that’s forced to withstand all the elements. The outdoor unit has to endure extreme weather, dirt, animals, and more.

Meanwhile, the indoor AC unit is nice and cozy inside the home. It’s not fair, but that’s just the way it is.

At the very least, we can warn you about some of the potential problems that an outdoor AC unit can encounter.

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3 Big Plumbing Problems

July 30th, 2018

plumbing-line-repairAs a plumber, we’ve dealt with countless leaks and clogs. Often times, all it takes is a quick repiping or a simple hydro-jetting to fix those problems. But a simple leak in the wrong place can make all the difference.

In this post, we’ll go over three plumbing problems that can cause substantial damage if not taken care of immediately.

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3 Benefits of a Whole-House Humidifier

July 16th, 2018

woman-with-dry-noseMany of us have experienced enough humidity to ask, “Why would I ever want to create that in my home?”

The truth is that humidity is a balancing act. For maximum comfort, relative humidity levels should be between 30% – 50%. Anything above 50% is getting into that hot and muggy territory. Likewise, anything below 30% is going to hamper your body’s healing abilities and make you uncomfortable.

Unfortunately, low humidity is just as big of a problem as high humidity. The air outside this past winter may have been dry and cold, but whole-house humidifiers in Cedar Grove, NJ can make the inside of your home feel pleasant during that time of the year.

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How Does A Heat Pump Water Heater Work?

July 2nd, 2018

blue-question-markAre you in the market for a new water heater? If you’ve been using a standard tank water heater your whole life, it’s possible that you’ve never had to investigate other options. In today’s world of heating, however, water heater technology provides many variations.

In particular, we’re looking at heat pump water heaters and how they differ from your standard water heating options.

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