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How to Care for Your Garbage Disposal  

Monday, January 14th, 2019

running-waterYour garbage disposal loves to do one thing, and it does it well: eat all your table scraps. It’s simple but effective. That is, until it starts having issues. Then you’ll need to call up a plumber in Livingston, NJ. To prevent that from happening, try following these practices to keep your garbage disposal in good care.

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Is It Time for Furnace Replacement?

Monday, 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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Get Your Tank Water Heater Checked Before the Fall

Monday, 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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Don’t Wait to Take Care of these Furnace Problems!

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

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With the weather warming, your heating system is going to be seeing less and less use in the next few weeks until you finally turn it off in favor of the air conditioner until next fall. That makes now an excellent time to check your system for problems, especially if your furnace is older. Once the warranty expires, the cost of repairs tends to rise since the original components are no longer required. Wear and tear will eventually take their toll as well, and if your older furnace needs repairs, the sooner you can spot the issue the better.

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Common Problems with Older Furnaces

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Open-furnace-basement-unitIt’s surprising when a brand-new furnace starts to malfunction. When a furnace has worked almost perfectly for many years, though, and suddenly starts to show signs of failure, it can be almost just as alarming. A reliable, older furnace will still need repairs eventually. And at some point, you’ll have to replace your furnace altogether.

We’re here to offer some guidance about what may be happening with your home heating system when it fails to work as expected. If you have an older furnace, a sudden malfunction may not mean the end of its life. However, you’ll likely have to call in technicians to be sure.

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Heater Repair vs. Replacement: Know the Signs

Monday, December 4th, 2017

red-boiler-heating-newYikes! It’s chilly outside and your heating system is showing signs of failure. Perhaps it’s already broken down. This is the worst time for a heater to fail, and you have your fingers crossed for the best. Will you have to replace your heating system? Can it be repaired?

Of course, this is a question we most likely cannot answer before we take a look at your system. However, we’re here to help you understand more about when a heater needs repair, and when it starts to show signs you need heater replacement.

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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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5 Ways to Make Your Air Conditioner Work Better

Monday, June 5th, 2017

air-conditioner-outside-wrenchWe’re grateful that the widespread use of central air conditioning means summers spent at home are not only bearable, but actually quite comfortable. That is, unless an air conditioner just doesn’t work the way you expect it to.

Your air conditioner might not be running up to your standards just yet. Perhaps it doesn’t reach the temperature setting on the thermostat fast enough, or maybe it’s costing you way too much to run each month. But there may be something you can do to make your air conditioner work better than it is right now! Follow our experts’ advice, and call our team to schedule an appointment for AC service today.

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4 Things to Try before Calling for Heating Repairs

Monday, January 30th, 2017

thermostat-heating-repairA broken heating system can be frustrating, but what’s just as frustrating is finding out that you could solve the problem on your own—after you’ve already called in a technician. This happens fairly often. Our professional heating technicians show up to a job, only to have to break it to the homeowner that there was a simple fix they missed.

Most repairs are things that should only be left up to professional heating technicians. However, these are a few of the things you can look at or try before giving us a call.

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Do I Really Need to Service My Boiler This Year?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Many people ask us about how often a boiler really needs to be serviced. Of course, the answer depends on you. You can choose whether or not to schedule annual boiler services—but we strongly recommend you do.

A boiler seems like a sturdy, reliable system. And it is—for the most part. But any system that uses combustion and electrical power, has moving parts, and has the potential to corrode requires routine maintenance. Period.

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