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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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Signs You Need to Repair a Plumbing Leak

June 18th, 2018

rusty-pipe-burst-leakPlumbing leaks never seem to be that big a deal in the beginning. After all, it’s just a few drips here and a few drops there. Ignore this at your own peril, however, as even a slow or intermittent leak can quickly turn into costly damages and repairs. As soon as you have any of the indicators below of faucet, water heater, sewage line, or slab leaks, make the smart call: contact a professional plumbing contractor to immediately diagnose and fix the issue.

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3 Air Purification Systems for Your Home

June 4th, 2018

air-filtration-sneezingThere is nothing more critical to your health and well-being than the quality of the air you breathe in. Yet, many homeowners take the quality of the air they breathe for granted – until it becomes problematic, of course. The first step in seeking help for this problem is to educate yourself about the air purification systems available for installation.

Read on to learn about the 3 most popular air purification systems for your home, and the unique features that make them attractive to modern homeowners.

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Do You Need Central AC Repair?

May 21st, 2018

central ac system being worked on by a technicianWe can all agree on one thing – nobody likes living in a stuffy, uncomfortable house.

Just like every other system in your house, your central AC needs maintenance on a regular basis. Unlike others, though, central AC and HVAC units have a life cycle and past a certain age, they’re going to need to be replaced.

Replacement of a central AC system isn’t cheap, but if it’s not performing up to expectations (rather than not running at all) there’s a good chance it just needs maintenance or repair rather than replacement.

Let’s look at a few signs that you might need central AC repair or maintenance.

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Consider the Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning

May 7th, 2018

ductless-AC-systemsSummer is on the way and chances are you’ve already needed to run your air conditioner more than once this year. If you need a new system installed, now is the time to do so. It allows you to take full advantage of your new system by the time the summer begins in earnest: lowering those monthly bills and easing your mind when it comes to the possibility of a breakdown.

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