Max Sr. & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning Blog

4 Signs You Need AC Repairs

July 26th, 2021

technician-working-on-air-conditionerHave you noticed how air conditioner problems always happen at the most inconvenient times? The reason why this happens is that the AC has to overwork during a really hot summer day. When the components are pushed beyond their capabilities, a part with a minor fault is likely to break down.

This is why we suggest getting regular air conditioning service in Maplewood for your AC. Here are some signs which suggest that your AC is in need of urgent service. 

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Qualities to Look for in a Professional Plumber

July 12th, 2021

plumber-working-on-sinkYour home’s plumbing is essential to the comfort your home offers. When you encounter any problems with your home’s plumbing, it is critical to immediately address any problems before leading to more extensive and costlier repairs. It makes sense that you would want to hire a plumber in Chatham who can do a good job and give you the peace of mind that they will provide you an effective solution to your plumbing problems.

Unfortunately, not all plumbers are made the same. Most plumbers are good at what they do with the plumbing, and that is why they can offer their services. However, the best in the business possess other qualities, proving that they are true professionals that you can trust.

If you need to hire a professional plumber for your home, you should know about the qualities to look for that help you recognize a good professional. This post will help you make a more well-informed decision when hiring a professional plumber by highlighting the best qualities in the business.

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How Maintenance Helps Improve AC Performance

June 28th, 2021

happy-family-sitting-on-couchChecking your air conditioner once in a while and calling a professional to take care of its routine maintenance can be more crucial than you realize. Waiting for something to go wrong with your AC before calling a professional could be a very expensive mistake. If you don’t care for your air conditioner’s maintenance needs, you might find yourself calling a professional for air conditioning repair in Scotch Plains instead of more affordable maintenance services.

Calling a well-trained professional to examine your AC regularly can help you make sure that they identify any potential problems and address them before they require expensive repairs.

We’re going to tell you about some of the benefits of air conditioning maintenance to help you understand how maintenance improves your AC’s performance.

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How to Improve the Air You Breathe Indoors

June 1st, 2021

woman-leaning-back-on-couch-looking-comfortableIt would be really easy for us to say, “just buy an air purifier!” and call it a day. However, you deserve more of an explanation than this, and also that’s not super helpful. The thing is, there are a number of factors that can impact the quality of your indoor air, and there are a number of products that can help improve the air you breathe indoors.

Indoor air quality is a bigger deal than most people realize, no matter what time of the year it is. In fact, your indoor air quality can be worse than the quality of the air outdoors, without the right products in place, And today, we’re going to talk about one product in particular. A UV air purifier!

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The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

May 17th, 2021

tank-water-heaterIf you have a water heater in your home—and let’s face it, what modern home doesn’t have one of these systems—then you’ve probably been told by a plumber that at some point, you’re going to need maintenance! Perhaps you’re wondering why this service is important, or even necessary. The answer to this is summed up in one word—scaling.

You’ve likely heard the term hard water before, right? Hard water is water that has a high level of minerals in it—namely calcium, magnesium, and iron. For most people, these minerals are totally harmless to ingest. However, they are not so harmless for your plumbing system, because the minerals leave deposits behind—which is what’s known as scaling.

Scaling can negatively impact your water heater more than any part of your plumbing system (though, it’s not great for any part of your plumbing system!) While you can easily clean scale off of a faucet or a drain opening, that doesn’t do much for the pipes, or for your water heater’s interior. Read on to learn more!

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Is It Time for You to Call a Plumber?

May 3rd, 2021

homeowner-looking-under-sink-at-leak-with-phone-to-earAt times, it can be hard for the average homeowners to detect what kind of shape their plumbing system is in. In fact, if you’re like most homeowners, you don’t think about your plumbing system much at all, especially if nothing is very visibly wrong with it. It’s one of those “out of sight, out of mind” things. Unfortunately, not paying attention to your plumbing can lead to problems.

In fact, it’s almost inevitable that at some point, you’re going to need plumbing repairs. And when this does occur, it’s important for you to be able to address it right away so you can prevent it from becoming a bigger emergency. So, what are the signs it’s time to call in a pro? The below signs indicate that it’s time:

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5 Signs of a Worn Out Water Heater

April 19th, 2021

checklist-with-red-markerIt doesn’t matter what time of the year it is in our area, or what the outdoor temperatures are—there is one particular home comfort system that you need each and every day, and that you likely take for granted. What is it? Your water heater.

Consider the amount of strain this system gets put under, day after day. It works 365 days a year! Therefore, you shouldn’t be surprised if every now and then it has a malfunction or repair need. At some point, it’s very likely you’ll have to call a professional for repairs. But how do you know when it’s time to do so? Well, we’ve shared a few signs below.

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How to Shut Down Your Furnace for the Season

April 5th, 2021

furnace-jetsOne of the goals most homeowners have is to save money on their heating and cooling costs. And we get it! After all, using your furnace can get expensive, especially considering how much you actually need it in our climate. The good news is, there are a lot of ways you can use your furnace efficiently and spend less. One of these ways is to completely shut down the system during the late spring and summer season, when you don’t need it.

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Heed These Signs You Need Plumbing Work

March 22nd, 2021

plumber-tightening-under-sink-pipe-with-wrenchPlumbing problems are one of those things that can be really hard to detect without the right professional equipment and experience. Most of your plumbing system is hidden from view, right? The problems that typically afflict it can be very subtle and not make themselves known until they are emergencies.

For this reason, we recommend scheduling preventive maintenance for your plumbing system on at least an annual basis. It’s also a good idea to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that your plumbing system is struggling. On the rare chance that a problem happens between maintenance sessions, you’ll be able to detect it quickly so you can call us for prompt repairs. Read on as we uncover some of the symptoms of plumbing problems, and give us a call when you notice any of them.

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Is Your Boiler Struggling to Keep Up?

March 8th, 2021

boiler-pressure-gaugeNo matter what type of heating system you have, it can only operate as efficiently and effectively as it is supposed to if it is properly cared for. Boiler systems are no exception! They should be installed, repaired, and maintained by highly trained and experienced heating professionals so they can function as they’re meant to.

It’s important to remember, too, that even with high-quality installation and services, there’s still a chance that something will go amiss that will require boiler repair, or even boiler replacement when it wears down enough. But do you know how to spot the signs that your boiler system is struggling to keep up?

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