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

Furnace Repairs You Probably Didn’t See Coming

Monday, February 5th, 2024
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Some furnace repairs are more common than others. Even if you don’t know anything about heating systems, you probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that there’s an ignition system that lights the fuel, or a blower fan motor that forces air to move. If you were told one of these things needed to be fixed, it wouldn’t come as much of a shock.

But sometimes there’s an unusual situation that causes a problem with your heating system. What kind of furnace repair needs might surprise you? Here are some odd ones that you probably wouldn’t see coming.

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The Big Difference Between Tank and Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, January 8th, 2024
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Once your water heater starts to go, the clock is ticking. If it isn’t working properly and you’ve been taking cold showers, or if it’s starting to rust or leak, it’s only a matter of time before you’ve got a very big problem on your hands. Water damage is no joke! So you’d better get to work on deciding which kind of water heater you want to replace it with.

Tank water heaters are the more traditional option, which you’re probably familiar with. Tankless systems offer some different advantages. And then there are heat pump water heaters. Which is the right choice for you? Here’s some useful information.

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Can That Old Gas Furnace Be Repaired, or Is It Time to Replace It?

Monday, November 13th, 2023
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As the cold weather sets in, you need your gas furnace to be reliable. If it’s having trouble, or might need a major repair, it’s time to make a very important decision. After all, the last thing you want is to have it break down and need to be replaced in January, when you need it the most.

Before you get into an emergency situation, assess your heating system. Is your old gas furnace worth repairing? Or have you reached a point where investing in repairs is a waste of money? Do you need a new furnace?

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Is It Worth It to Fix an Old Furnace? How to Know When to Replace It

Monday, August 21st, 2023
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Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve thought about your furnace. After all, you haven’t needed it all summer! But it’s best to consider it now, so you can get any repairs done—or schedule replacement if necessary—before you’re left with a freezing home in January, trying frantically to get someone to come to fix or replace your furnace in a hurry. How can you tell if furnace repair or system replacement is the right choice? Here are some key things to weigh while you make that decision. 

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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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It’s Time to Go Tankless!

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Have you ever watched an episode of Sci-Fi TV where some kind of technology really piques your interest? Maybe it’s some kind of cooking utensil or futuristic appliance that you think would be really cool to have in your home? Well, we completely understand that mentality, and sometimes it’s the reaction we get when we tell homeowners about tankless water heaters.

People have seen tank water heaters for decades. These systems have been how we heat our water for over a century, and they’ll still be a viable option for decades to come. However, recent advancements in technology and innovation have led us to the discovery of the tankless water heater. Not only is this a futuristic way of heating your water, but our team offers installations of these kinds of water heaters in Livingston, NJ! They’re a little more expensive than their tank counterparts, but that cost is absolutely worth it!

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How to Run Your Heating System Efficiently

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Heating systems are so vital, especially during the cold season. At such times, every house needs some degree of heating. Here, the HVAC systems come in handy. It is paramount for you to run your heating system efficiently. You will avoid the system breaking down or consuming too much energy at your cost. Below are tips on how to run your heating in Livingston, NJ.

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Choose a New Thermostat to Boost Your Comfort

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Happy Fall! Now that we’re getting into the chillier months of the year, it’s time to take a look at one of our HVAC components that work front and center in our homes. No, we’re not talking about your heater or your air ducts, we’re talking about the little machine that sits on your wall and allows you to turn the temperature up or down. Your thermostat!

Thermostats do a lot of leg work, contrary to popular belief. They look snazzy and sometimes have cool smart controls, but they’re more than just nifty looking—they provide essential temperature control and regulation for your home. The more high-tech and up-to-date your thermostat is, the better your home comfort will be. This isn’t us just geeking out over technology, we’re trying to inform you about a great upgrade that you could make today!

Next time you call us for heating repair in Livingston, NJ, you might want to upgrade your thermostat as well.

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5 Things You Can Do While Waiting for Heating Service

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Okay, so you’ve made the call for a professional ever since your heater broke down. Great job! That’s the most important thing you can do, and we’re proud of you that you’ve managed to get that far. Many homeowners take their toolbox and end up doing more harm than good when these things come up.

Now you’re cold, upset, and scouring the internet for things to do while you wait for a professional HVAC technician. Heating repair in Livingston, NJ isn’t instant, and every minute probably feels like a lifetime while you’re waiting for service. So, what do you do?

Never fear, MarGo is here! We’ve got your back if you’re looking for ways to stay sane, warm, and happy while you wait for our professional service. Keep reading as we show you what most of our customers do while waiting.

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Get the Most from Your Furnace this Year

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Furnace efficiency is a hot topic these days, particularly because homeowners are looking for any and every DIY solution to problems with their heating bills. Well, you might not be able to build a new furnace from scratch but you’ll definitely be able to do a few things that help with the efficiency of your furnace system. That’s where we’re trying to help.

Increasing the efficiency of your furnace can also help you avoid furnace repair in Livingston, NJ because you’ll be making the job easier for it. Furnaces that are running inefficiently often have to consume more fuel and work harder just to provide the same amount of heat that an efficient heater would.

If you’re a DIY kind of person, these few efficiency tips cannot be overlooked in the slightest. These are your simple and effective solutions to improving the heating quality of your home.

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