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

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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How Do You Find a Plumbing Leak On Your Own?

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

water-leakWith no shortage of DIY articles on the internet, many homeowners take it upon themselves to try and fix their own problems in the home—including their plumbing. And that includes tracking down and fixing plumbing leaks.

However, we really can’t condone this strategy. Not only can it cost you more money in the long run, but it can also cause more damage to your property—you’ll be wishing you found a plumber from the very start.

But even with all that being said, we don’t believe in holding any information back. Knowing the signs of a leak could be what helps you prevent a major plumbing disaster in the home.

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Preventing Everyday Plumbing Clogs

Monday, December 18th, 2017

plunger-woman-call-plumberWhen you’re in the business of plumbing, you know that this is any homeowner’s biggest grievance. Sure, there are worse things that could happen in a home, but few of them happen again and again the way plumbing clogs often do. Some can be unclogged yourself while some will always require a plumber’s help, which is why it’s so important to focus on prevention.

You may be able to prevent many of those everyday clogs you find most annoying, and even the big clogs that don’t come up so often but tend to cost you more.

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Why You Should Schedule Furnace Service Sooner than You Think

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Open-furnace-basement-unitMost people never really think about scheduling service for any particular system in their home until it shows signs of damage. When it comes to your home heating system, we think this is a mistake.

We recommend that all of our customers schedule routine furnace maintenance in the fall. Yes, that means you schedule service for your heater even though you haven’t noticed an issue with the way it operates—but this helps you in so many ways.

A standard furnace tune-up helps prevent a winter catastrophe, protects your home and family, and can even save you money. Learn more from the guide below and call our team for more information.

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Could Your Air Conditioner Just Need More Refrigerant?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

refrigerant-ac-systemA question we get a lot when we show up for AC repair is, “Does it just need more Freon?” This is something homeowners hope for, likely because they’ve heard it’s an easy solution. After all, when a car’s air conditioner stops working, the technician might say they can just recharge the refrigerant.

However, this might not be the case. First of all, your air conditioner has a lot of electrical and mechanical components and any one of them could be responsible for your cooling breakdown. Issues can also get worse over time, which is why it’s so important to call in technicians as soon as possible after an AC breakdown. In addition, a refrigerant leak is not something to be treated as normal.

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Water Conditioners vs. Water Softeners: Which Is the Better Choice?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

drip-water-dropsIf your home has hard water, then chances are: you notice. You might become frustrated when scaling forms around drains, the showerhead, and bathroom and kitchen faucets. Or you may notice the biggest difference when you’re showering and hard water makes it so that soap just doesn’t lather all the way.

In any case, you need to take the right steps to make hard water a problem of the past. As you look up your options for hard water remediation, you might come across two terms: water conditioning and water softening. Typically, these words describe two different types of systems that can lessen the effects of hard water in your home and on your plumbing system, but which one is right for you?

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4 Reasons You Should Service Your Air Conditioner Early

Monday, April 24th, 2017

air-conditioning-service-condenserThe weather is warming up, which means your heating system can finally take a break. It’s easy to feel confident that your air conditioner will work when you need it. And it may work perfectly well—with hidden problems that don’t reveal themselves until a hot, humid day finally hits.

We encourage our customers to schedule maintenance for their air conditioning systems well before they break down, as early in the season as possible. If you’re still on the fence about whether this service is right for you, we’re here to show you why early AC service is vital to your comfort this year.

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More About Indoor Air Filtration (Why a Filter Isn’t Enough)

Monday, February 27th, 2017

air-filtration-sneezingYour air filter serves an extremely valuable purpose when it comes to your heating and cooling systems. Without it, your air handler (the blower fan and other indoor components of your furnace or air conditioner) could suffer damage due to the force of incoming debris. But the filter media blocks the way and keeps your equipment protected.

You must change the filter every 1-3 months if you expect your air conditioner or heater to do its job, and not for the reason many people think. A quality filter does keep many allergens out of the air, but the reason we recommend regular changeouts is to continue to protect your AC and heating equipment. A clogged filter could keep air from flowing into the system with ease.

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How to Tell a Furnace Needs Replacement

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

We know that you might not give your furnace a lot of thought. All that matters for you, for most of the winter, is the temperature on the thermostat. Hopefully, you schedule furnace maintenance every year as well, but that won’t stop a furnace from failing.

Eventually, your furnace will need replacement, but you may not be able to tell when that is. Follow our advice on how to figure out you need furnace replacement, but always consult with a professional first.

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Why You Should Join a Maintenance Program in the New Year

Monday, December 26th, 2016

This year, make your home a priority. Joining a maintenance program through a local home services company is one of the easiest ways to do this. With the right company, your heating, air conditioning, and plumbing systems are in good hands, and you can save money and stress less!

Home maintenance programs include annual inspections of systems like your heating and plumbing systems, along with a tune-up to help everything run smoothly. Read on to learn more about why you should join in the new year.

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