MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

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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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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Choose the Right Air Conditioner for Your Home

Monday, July 13th, 2020

The first thing people think of when they decide to take the plunge into home air conditioning is the central air conditioner. We get it, they’re the most common and some of the most affordable types of air conditioners on the market. There’s a good reason why many homes in our area utilize the technology of central air conditioning. However, they’re not the be-all-end-all of AC innovation—not by a long shot.

Today, we’re going to talk about some of the lesser-known types of air conditioning in Clifton, NJ. From ductless air conditioners to heat pumps, there exists a wide variety of AC types that you can take advantage of. If you’re looking for alternative solutions that both increase efficiency and effectiveness, then one of these systems might be perfect for your home. Keep reading and we promise you’ll be happy you took our advice.

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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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Last Call for AC Maintenance!

Monday, May 18th, 2020

So, springtime has come and almost gone, but while we’ve got a few weeks left of beautiful mild temperatures, we’d ask you to seriously consider signing up for AC maintenance. It’s one of the most beneficial and proactive services we offer, and it’s really something that homeowners don’t take advantage of enough. AC maintenance is absolutely vital for the longevity and perseverance of your system into old age—and if you care at all about the condition your system is in, you’d schedule it for this spring.

Trust us, AC maintenance in Clifton, NJ is going to be the least of your worries when temperatures become unbearable in the summer and your system will be on the verge of breaking down due to neglect. These are problems that are avoidable, which is why maintenance exists in the first place!

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4 Tips to Stave Off AC Repairs

Monday, September 9th, 2019

We know how dire it can feel to need AC repair in West Orange, NJ. Your whole life can stop all the sudden for an AC that’s starting to make a noise, have trouble cooling, or breaking down altogether. Not everyone has the money to get repairs done this instant, and homeowners are often looking for any DIY fixes they can do to stave off the inevitable AC repair call.

That’s where we can help! There are definitely some home solutions for AC problems you might be encountering- and we’d like to make them clear in case they can help you! We also want to make it clear that any AC problem that seems serious, or that you don’t think you can deal with, should ultimately be addressed by a seasoned technician.

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Consider the Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning

Monday, 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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Signing Up for Maintenance Is the Best Thing for Your AC and Heating

Monday, March 26th, 2018

HVAC-system-maintenanceSpring is a bit of a transition month for homeowners, and besides the time-honored tradition of spring cleaning, you have your HVAC system to worry about. This is the time of year when our heating systems see less and less use, and our air conditioners see more and more use.

This is also the perfect opportunity to schedule maintenance for both your heating and your air conditioning system. Doing so can provide a number of benefits to your entire household.

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End of the Season Air Conditioning Repair Tips

Monday, September 25th, 2017

air-conditioner-outside-wrenchHow many times have you completed a project at the last minute only to suffer some unforeseen consequences? Hopefully, you’ve learned that completing a big project at the last minute is rarely a good idea, nor is waiting too long to service your car or fix a leaky roof. Still, we understand the urge to wait to repair your air conditioning system, especially when the warmer weather comes to a close and you don’t really need the AC for much longer, if at all.

However, your air conditioner could probably use a little care at the end of the summer and beginning of fall, and you’ll thank yourself when the warmer weather comes around next year. Here are some things you can do to keep your central air conditioner in good shape.

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How to Prevent Air Conditioning Repair

Monday, August 14th, 2017

ac-maintenance-repairIt’s hard to say why air conditioners break when they do. Your air conditioning system may be working just fine one day but refuse to start up the next. On the other hand, air conditioners may wear out slowly, with noticeably reduced performance that one day leads to a not-entirely-unexpected system breakdown.

While technicians cannot tell you exactly when an air conditioner will break, they can help you to take the necessary steps to prevent the air conditioner from breaking in the first place. They can detect that a part of your air conditioner is failing so that you can replace or repair it before you ever have to worry about a system breakdown. And that all starts with a tune-up.

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