Max Sr. & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for November, 2017

Should You Replace Your Furnace Before It’s Too Cold?

Monday, November 20th, 2017

open-older-furnaceThere are some things you own that you may replace well before they fail on you. For instance, you might replace your smartphone with the latest and greatest model primarily to take advantage of the camera. You replace your furniture even though it’s still in decent shape just to get a better color or upholstery.

However, there are some things you don’t tend to replace until they’ve completely given out on you. This includes home systems like the garbage disposal, clothes dryer, and, unfortunately, the furnace. We think it’s a mistake to wait this long to replace your heating system though.

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Get Better Efficiency from Your Heating System

Monday, November 6th, 2017

money-heat-blue-chimneyHeating systems have improved in many ways since we first became a company in 1912. The most noticeable and needed improvement has been in terms of safety. Today’s heating systems don’t even require you to keep a pilot light lit. They can ignite themselves with electronic ignition systems, and only when the thermostat calls for heat.

No matter which system you choose, the risk of a gas leak, carbon monoxide leak, or fire is much, much lower than it once was. What differs from system to system, though, is efficiency rating. Heating systems have better efficiency than ever before, so why are you still paying an arm and a leg every winter?

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