MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

3 Reasons for Ice on Your AC

Monday, June 27th, 2022

We don’t really use ice to cool the air in our home. While ice might be a great addition to a cool beverage, or to a cooler when you go camping, it’s not going to do any good when your home is in need of cooling. For starters, ice only cools small objects and areas. You don’t want to know how much ice it would take to cool your entire home, and the energy involved in making that much ice would be absurd!

However, ice can still form on an air conditioner. We know this not just because we’re HVAC professionals, but because it’s a common problem that we hear about all the time. If you’ve ever noticed ice growing on the coil of your AC, then you’ve got a problem we might be talking about down below. Just make sure you call us for your air conditioning in Roseland, NJ.

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Our Guide to Emergency AC Repair

Monday, June 13th, 2022

If you’ve got young children in the house, or an elderly parent staying with you, emergency air conditioning problems can be a stressful situation. Dealing with people who are overheating or dealing with health problems while temperatures are too hot to handle is something we’d like to help you and your family avoid. So, we want to talk about some ways to deal with emergency air conditioning service in Livingston, NJ, starting with calling our team for support.

Then, throughout the rest of this blog, we’d like to talk about some great ways to help mitigate the summer heat with projects, activities, and things that will cool you and your family down while our team gets to work.

When temperatures are nearing the three-digit mark, every minute counts. Follow this guide to get the most efficient and practical guide (not to mention the cheapest) on staying cool when you encounter a broken-down air conditioner on one of the year’s hottest days!

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FAQ Breakdown: Lukewarm Air in Your Vents

Monday, May 16th, 2022

We get a lot of questions when an air conditioner starts sending lukewarm air through the vents of a home. It can be quite shocking for a homeowner that is otherwise expecting their AC to send cool air their way. Why does this happen sometimes? Is it grounds to call for AC repairs?

Well, the short answer is yes, lukewarm air is a good sign that you require air conditioning repair in Wayne, NJ. But for homeowners that want some better answers, we’ve got you covered. This blog post will explore why air conditioners can malfunction this way, and what actually is going on under the hood of your unit.

At any time throughout this blog post, feel free to call our team and schedule an appointment. Only a professional HVAC technician has the training and expertise required to fix this kind of issue.

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Don’t Try DIY AC Maintenance!

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Air conditioning maintenance might seem simple when we describe it. It consists of cleaning the coils and interior components of the system, providing small adjustments and improvements where they can be made, and it even includes an inspection to fix small problems before they become full-fledged repair needs. Sure, when you read it all out like that, it seems like anyone can do AC maintenance. But the truth is a lot different.

AC maintenance is complicated. Air conditioning in Roseland, NJ is one of those things that has gotten more complex and expensive over the years, and the technology is not as easy to maintain as it once was. Even just a small hiccup in your DIY maintenance can lead to an expensive repair, a botched AC system, and even worse problems.

Today, we’d like to cover why air conditioning maintenance is a service that you should leave to the professionals–every time!

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Spring AC Tips: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Now that temperatures are starting to warm up and springtime is on the horizon, homeowners are starting to call us about air conditioning services. We’ve got a few months until things get hot, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with getting ready for these scorching hot temperatures early on in the year. For many people, that means organizing the installation or replacement of a new AC in Cedar Grove, NJ. If you’re just looking for the right team to get this job done, then you can stop right there and give us a call!

However, for anyone else that’s trying to learn about their AC installation or replacement this spring, we’ve got some news for you–the system needs to have a load calculation performed. An air conditioner that’s too small won’t be able to cool off your home, but an AC that’s too large will also lead to a few problems you’d probably rather avoid. Read on to learn more!

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It’s Time to Fix That Filter!

Monday, August 30th, 2021

We talk a lot on this blog about the importance of your air conditioner’s filter. It keeps contaminants at bay while the interior components of your AC are able to work towards the goal of cooling your home. Also, as a little added bonus, your air filter protects the air quality of your home! There’s really no good reason to allow this component to get clogged up with dust, debris, or other contaminants.

That being said, the true secret to having a filter in good shape is putting together a routine. If you can check your filter every 1-3 months, then you’re much more likely to be in good shape when protecting your home from inefficiency and repair needs.

Today we’d like to focus on the benefits of replacing your air filter, and also talk about when you might need your filter fixed! Don’t forget to call us for AC repair in Wayne, NJ if you notice anything suspicious about the condition your system is in.

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5 Prevalent Heatwave Tips

Monday, August 9th, 2021

‘Tis the season for heatwaves! We’ve been bombarded with weather advisories about thunderstorms and heatwaves, and unfortunately, that’s probably going to happen until halfway through September. Heatwaves are a reality of living in an area like ours where we experience all four seasons.

However, it’s becoming more and more clear that these can be scary and uncomfortable weather occurrences. We’re not trying to be alarmist, but we want homeowners to have access to the right information so people remain safe and comfortable in their homes during a heatwave. These tips can also be great ways to keep pets, children, and the elderly safe and comfortable as well. So, let’s focus on keeping your home a sanctuary for the summertime.

Don’t forget to call us for air conditioning repair in Montclair if you experience a breakdown during a heatwave. We’re available to help!

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It’s Time to Invest in a Heat Pump

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Every year you’ve been worried about the state of your failing air conditioner and your problematic and unsafe gas furnace. You probably know that both systems need to be replaced, but that’s such a huge investment that you’re weary. And plus, replacing two systems at the same time sounds so complicated and costly that it’s probably out of your comfort zone, right?

Well, not exactly. Let’s talk about a system that could be absolutely perfect for your situation. It’s finally time we got around to talking about heat pumps in Cedar Grove.

Heat pumps are heating and cooling systems that work pretty much all year round. They’re a great replacement for a central AC system and they’re also a wonderful replacement for your furnace. Want to know how they work and why you should consider investing in them now? Well, keep reading to find out!

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7 Common AC Problems We See

Monday, May 17th, 2021

We’ve all been there. It’s late at night, your air conditioner is starting to freak out, and you’re frantically searching online for the root of the problem. You’re breezing through blog post after blog post, noticing that things are just stressing you out even more and you don’t know what’s a rare issue, or what’s a more common one that you’re likely experiencing. We don’t envy you.

However, we do want to help you. It’s very likely that your air conditioner is suffering from one of the most common problems we see that we’ve listed below. Sure, your system could be in a unique position where it’s suffering from a rare issue, but that will still require a professional to address it anyways. So, when it comes to air conditioning in Roseland, NJ, you’re better off calling for professional help when you can.

In the meantime, here are some of the common problems that we see in air conditioners.

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It’s Time to Fix That AC Issue

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

We know it’s been a difficult year. There were so many plans in 2020 and early 2021 that you had, that inevitably faded away under the pressure of a global pandemic. All of the housework, the new system purchases, and everything that you had thought about now exists on a new calendar that’s far in the future. While we completely understand how the pieces have fallen this year, some problems still need to be addressed.

If your air conditioner has been exhibiting problems, then you could absolutely need air conditioning repair in Montclair. We’re not trying to be alarmists, but we’re trying to help homeowners avoid extra costs down the line from an AC that’s completely broken down, or an AC that requires an extremely expensive fix.

Here’s a tip that we’ll explore below—the earlier you call for AC repairs, the better.

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