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

All About Heat Pump Water Heaters

Monday, May 27th, 2024
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Heat pumps are amazing appliances. They work as air conditioners, and they do an excellent and efficient job at that. But they’re even more impressive as heating systems, using a tiny amount of energy compared to what a furnace requires to accomplish the same task. So, if heat pumps are so great at heating air, can they also be used to heat water? Yes!

Heat pump water heaters are a great way to use this remarkable technology. But if you’ve never heard of heating your water with a heat pump, you’ve probably got some questions. We’ll tell you all about heat pump water heaters and how you could benefit from having one installed in your home.

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Get Ready for AC Installation

Monday, April 1st, 2024
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Congratulations! You’ve chosen a new air conditioning system for your home. These days, new air conditioners work so well and are so efficient, we’re sure you’ll be delighted with it. And you’ve made an appointment for the installation! That’s great. But do you know what to expect?

It may have been quite a long time since you’ve had an AC system installed. With proper maintenance, your last one might have lasted twelve years or so. Or perhaps you purchased your home with an air conditioner and have never been through this process. We’d like to tell you what to expect at your AC installation appointment and what you can do to help things go as smoothly as possible.

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Can A High-Efficiency Furnace Save Money?

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Your furnace needs repairs and it’s got you wondering if it’s time for a replacement.  Furnaces are expensive and no homeowner looks forward to when their furnace is too expensive to repair and replacing it is inevitable.

It makes sense that you’d want to spend as little money as possible. However, no homeowner wants to purchase a brand-new furnace and end up not being happy with their purchase! Not that a new furnace is going to need furnace repair in Wayne, NJ; we’re talking about performance here. 

Lower-priced furnaces aren’t very energy efficient which means they’ll cost more to run over the course of their lifespan. Homeowners who have a bit more to spend when it’s time to buy a new furnace wonder just how much more they should spend. Let’s review high-efficiency furnaces to determine if it’s right for your home.

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How to Avoid Furnace Repairs This Winter

Monday, January 23rd, 2023
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The winter weather seems like it’s here to stay. New Jerseyans either love or hate the cold and the snow. But if there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s this: being able to tolerate our cold winters depends on having a reliable furnace at home.

There’s nothing better than coming home to a warm, toasty home after a day of being out and about in the cold weather. A dependable furnace isn’t a luxury here; it’s a necessity.

Now that you’ve been running your furnace for several months, how confident are you in it’s ability to warm your home through the rest of the season?

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Furnace Red Flags to Watch Out For

Monday, December 26th, 2022
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One of the most common questions we get from our customers is: how do I know when my furnace needs to be replaced? There’s no standard answer for every homeowner. There’s lot of factors to take into consideration. 

There are some major indicators that you’re likely to need either a furnace replacement or furnace repair in Wayne, NJ. One of these indicators is the age of your furnace.

A gas furnace has an estimated lifespan of 10-15 years. An electric furnace has an estimated lifespan of 15-20 years. If your furnace is approaching or past this timeframe, this will help you learn the furnace red flags to watch out for.

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Benefits of Upgrading a Wood-Burning Fireplace to a Gas Insert

Monday, December 12th, 2022
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When most people hear the word “fireplace,” they envision a traditional masonry hearth fireplace that burns wood. Although this setup has been keeping homes warm and toasty for centuries, there are other appealing options that provide both heat and a wonderful ambiance.

More and more homeowners are making the switch from wood-burning fireplaces to gas-burning fireplace inserts. A gas fireplace combines the benefit of heat from a fire with energy efficiency and no clean-up due to the fact that they don’t burn wood logs.

Whether you want to have a gas fireplace installed where you previously had a wood-burning fireplace, or you want a simple gas log insert, we’re the team you can rely on. If you’ve been wondering what’s the best fireplace for your Wayne, NJ home, read on to learn more about the benefits of gas fireplace inserts.

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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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FAQ Breakdown: Lukewarm Air in Your Vents

Monday, May 16th, 2022

We get a lot of questions when an air conditioner starts sending lukewarm air through the vents of a home. It can be quite shocking for a homeowner that is otherwise expecting their AC to send cool air their way. Why does this happen sometimes? Is it grounds to call for AC repairs?

Well, the short answer is yes, lukewarm air is a good sign that you require air conditioning repair in Wayne, NJ. But for homeowners that want some better answers, we’ve got you covered. This blog post will explore why air conditioners can malfunction this way, and what actually is going on under the hood of your unit.

At any time throughout this blog post, feel free to call our team and schedule an appointment. Only a professional HVAC technician has the training and expertise required to fix this kind of issue.

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Consider This Before Your Next Spring Project

Monday, April 4th, 2022

It’s springtime, which means all of the folks with an aptitude for gardening are getting giddy at the thought of building their 2022 gardens. This is the time of year where all of our neighbors and friends start pulling out their spades and digging equipment, and start getting to work on that next project. Maybe this is the year that you’re going to set up a nice, comfortable firepit for your friends and family? Or is this the year that you’re finally going to build that fence?

Well, if you’re considering doing any digging, we’d like to stop you right there for just a second. What lies underneath the ground on your property is entirely your business, but your spring dream could turn into a nightmare when you accidentally strike a main water line.

You can always talk to your local municipality, or our expert plumbers in Wayne, NJ if you’re looking for tips on avoiding this disaster.

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The Science Behind Hydro Jetting

Monday, February 7th, 2022

You’ve probably heard the term “hydro jetting” before, especially on this blog. We’re huge proponents of this service and we recommend it to every customer who asks. It’s absolutely perfect for clogged or dirty drains, and for customers who are nervous about previous poor experiences with amateur plumbers.

That being said, some homeowners need a bit more convincing. How the heck can natural water be enough to remove even the oldest and most hardened drain clogs? Well, as your local expert plumber in Wayne, NJ, we’ve got this topic covered!

There’s huge scientific backing behind hydro jetting as a concept, and it functions naturally in a lot of ways already. Our equipment is just designed to use a natural process in a way that’s going to clear specific areas of your drain. Keep reading to learn about how hydro jetting is proven to remove the toughest drain clogs and keep your plumbing system intact.

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