MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Repair’

The Importance of Prompt AC Repair

Monday, May 13th, 2024
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Life is full of so many urgent concerns that it’s understandable for people to try to put things off whenever possible. After all, you can’t always deal with everything immediately. But when it comes to a struggling air conditioner, you don’t want to postpone repairs. 

Imagine a car tire that is leaking air. If you pretend that nothing is wrong, the leak will get worse and worse. Eventually, you’ll be driving on a deflated tire, causing massive damage to the rim! This basic principle is true of other systems as well. If you know something is wrong with your air conditioner and you don’t have repairs done promptly, you’ll end up regretting it. Here’s what could happen. 

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Our Tips for Spotting Ductless Problems

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Ductless air conditioners can run into problems just like central AC units! The tricky part is that some problems can be a little different because of the system’s layout and cooling distribution. For instance, a single air handler can break down if you have a ductless system, but the other air handlers will still continue to work (and efficiently too) so it can sometimes be harder to notice there’s a problem.

Also, some of the problems that occur with a ductless mini split system can happen all year round, since the unit is a dedicated heater as well. So sometimes our readers can run into issues that likely get ignored until the next summer, when they’re really a heating problem that needs to be addressed ASAP.

Let’s talk about ductless air conditioning repair in Wayne, NJ, and how you can spot a potential problem.

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It’s Time to Beat the Heat

Monday, July 11th, 2022

If you look at the calendar and at the heat trends, it’s no wonder why we’re starting to talk about the heat in our blog. Temperatures are reaching their peak in the summer, and it’s only a matter of time before we get inundated with heatwaves and record-breaking temperatures that seek to make us uncomfortable. So, as your local HVAC professional, we’d like to take steps to help all of our customers.

First of all, if your air conditioner is broken down or in need of services, then give our team a call for help. We can provide you with specialized, fast AC repair in Clifton, NJ that will get the job done. However, depending on where you live, it can sometimes take a few minutes to a few hours for us to schedule you in and arrive at your home to help.

So, in the meantime, we urge you to follow our guide on some strategies to beat the heat!

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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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Wind Down Your AC for the Year

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Let’s be honest, how many hot days are we going to see in October? How about the heatwaves in November? Here in New Jersey, things are about to get very chilly and unless your air conditioner is a heat pump, it’s time to put it into hibernation.

Does that mean you can just forget about it? Absolutely not! There are some things you should definitely do when it comes to cleaning up your HVAC in Clifton, NJ. Putting your air conditioner away for the season requires some thought. Otherwise, you’ll be disappointed when next summer rolls along and you encounter problems.

From last-minute repairs to keeping the area around your air conditioner clean and concise, you can help keep your AC system in good shape as we encounter the cold temperatures to come. Keep reading and make sure to print out or write down our end of the year AC checklist.

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Your AC Filter Replacement Guide

Monday, September 21st, 2020

There are three certainties in life—death, taxes, and the fact that you need to replace your air conditioner’s air filter. There’s no getting around this concept, no matter how clean you think your indoor air quality is. These filters are meant to get clogged up, so the sensitive components of your air conditioner can remain dirt, dust, and debris-free! It’s just responsible as an air conditioner owner to replace the filter when you need to.

So, as your neighborhood HVAC specialists, we’d like to talk about your air conditioning in Essex County. More specifically, we’d like to put together a step by step guide for you to follow when the time comes for your air conditioner’s filter to be replaced.

Are you nervous about replacing the filter? Or perhaps you’ve just never done it before? Don’t panic, it’s going to be just fine. This is a simple procedure that takes a few minutes. Keep reading to learn how.

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10 AC Efficiency Tips

Monday, September 7th, 2020

10 Tips? Did you hear that right? How can there be that many air conditioning tips to increase efficiency, longevity, and the overall health of your system? Well, take it from your local HVAC contractor that there are probably even more tips out there! Best practices and DIY tips exist in many forms, whether it’s home improvement, keeping your car in good shape, or even helping your comfort systems keep you happy.

The most important aspect to remember when it comes to AC efficiency is taking the right person’s word. If you listen to an amateur talk about air conditioning repair in Wayne, NJ, then you’re likely going to get a whole different set of ideas. Our team is licensed and certified to talk about this type of work, so our tips are bound to keep your system healthy and happy.

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Is It Finally Time to Replace Your AC?

Monday, August 10th, 2020

We hate to break the news to you, but someone has to. Air conditioners don’t last forever. There’s just no caveat to this. Perhaps 50 years in the future there will be air conditioners with technology that can last 50 years, but that technology just isn’t here yet. Instead, we need to work within finite timeframes. Air conditioners have a general lifespan of between 10-15 years. Anything beyond that lifespan is going to seriously wane in both effective cooling power and energy efficiency.

If you need help with your air conditioning in Cedar Grove, NJ then this might be something to consider. An aging, frequently repaired AC system might not be improved with any repairs. In fact, it might be about time to retire it and make a cost-effective decision that saves you money.

Let’s talk about whether or not its the right time to replace your air conditioner.

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What Dust Can Do to Your AC

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Air conditioners function by cooling your air, not the objects in your home. This means you can’t expect peak efficiency and effectiveness from an air conditioner that’s trying to cool air rife with dust. Dust can be a huge detriment to the cooling process, and even though your air conditioner is set up in a way to deal with some of it, you’re going to have to help it.

Today, we’re going to talk about what dust can do to mess up the cooling process in your home. We’ll go into detail about what tools your system has to protect it from dust, and what you can do to help fight against contaminants in your air that are damaging your system. If you start to encounter problems from dust and debris in the air, make sure you call our team for AC repair in Cedar Grove, NJ.

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Is My AC Short Cycling? (Also, What’s Short Cycling?)

Monday, July 29th, 2019

service-timeThere are a lot of different problems that may affect any given air conditioning system. While some problems, like those stemming from basic wear and tear, really cannot be avoided completely, there are also plenty of issues that can be avoided if you know the proper steps and precautions to take. However, it’s important to remember that many AC issues actually may result from different root problems. This is the case with short cycling—a common problem with serious implications.

Trust us when we tell you that short cycling is definitely an issue you want to nip in the bud. The good news is that it may be solved quite simply. The bad news is that it may also be a symptom of a very serious problem with your air conditioner. In today’s post, we’ll cover what short cycling is, what might cause it, and what you’ll want to rule out before scheduling professional air conditioning repair in Clifton, NJ.

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