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Is It Time for Furnace Replacement?

December 31st, 2018

old-furnaceHaving to replace your furnace rarely sounds like an occasion for good news… But if you’ve been dealing with a furnace that hasn’t been heating the home properly; is becoming more and more expensive to run every month; or just looks old; then there are plenty of reasons to be excited about a new furnace.

A brand-new high-efficiency furnace can drastically reduce your heating bill and remind you what it feels like to have your home heated properly. But before getting too hasty, let’s make sure that your current furnace needs replacement. You can look for signs like:

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How to Tell You Need Water Treatment 

December 17th, 2018

water-testingA lot of people don’t really like the taste of water much to begin with, but if your water tastes bad, then it might be time for water treatment. Bad tastes and smells in your water can be attributed to an overall problem with your water’s quality, and that can lead to health problems or the deterioration of your plumbing system.

Below, we’ll go over your options for treatment as well as several signs that you need to have your water tested by a Wayne, NJ plumber.

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No Heat From Your Furnace? Here’s Why

December 3rd, 2018

cold-man-checks-thermostatLet’s say that, on one chilly winter afternoon, you turn on your furnace. But then, the worst thing happens. The air that’s coming out of the vents isn’t hot! Or worse, there’s no air at all!

There are few furnace issues more annoying than that which renders your furnace useless. But don’t worry—airflow problems are usually far from being catastrophic. In this post, we’ll go over what causes air flow issues and what you can do about them.

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What Happens When Drains Get Too Dirty?

November 19th, 2018

 

drain-cleaningDrain cleaning is the act of, well, cleaning your drains out. You might think this is unnecessary. After all, doesn’t water and soap run down the drains all the time? Shouldn’t the frequent flow of water help clean it out? Even if the drain does clog, what else is there to do but just have it unclogged?

The reason people ask these questions is that they haven’t realized just how dirty drains can get, nor do they know what a dirty drain can do. In this post, we’ll go over all the details.

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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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