Max Sr. & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for December, 2018

Heat Pump Troubleshooting: A System That Won’t Heat

Monday, December 31st, 2018

vent on wall near floorWhen you live in New Jersey, you know that winter temperatures dip to a point that not only is a fully functional heater more comfortable, it’s a vital necessity to keep you warm and comfortable all season long. If you own a heat pump system for your heating and cooling needs, it’s likely due to its numerous benefits: heat pumps are versatile, efficient, and extremely effective. And since this system works year-round, it’s important that you have it regularly maintained and quickly repaired when something does go wrong with it.

If you noticed that your heat pump isn’t heating your home as you’d expect it to, its’ time to schedule repair services! The most obvious culprit is a broken reversing valve, which won’t allow you to switch the heat pump from cooling to heating mode at all. But there are a number of other reasons this might be occurring. Below, we’ve provided a list of possibilities.

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Is Your Sump Pump in Good Working Order?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

A sump pump installed in a basement of a home with a water powered backup system.Or rather, is it ready for winter? Sump pumps aren’t something that other parts of the country need—they don’t have the potential for flooding due to heavy rains and snowmelt like we do. Your sump pump is vital to your home during this time of the year—being able to pump water out of your basement or crawlspace as needed.

First off, we have to say that if you do need any service work done on your sump pump, it’s important to trust the work to a professional plumber in Chatham. Attempting the job on your own could do more harm than good, and leave you with an ineffective sump pump. However, there are some steps to take to ensure your sump pump is in good working order for the change in seasons.

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Tips to Improve Furnace Efficiency

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

cardboard house in the hand against the blue skyToday, furnaces cost a lot less to operate than they did years ago, which is due to higher efficiency ratings. This is a definite plus, especially when we consider all of the ways in which we spend our money. Switching to a high-efficiency furnace is definitely a step in the right direction. If you are looking for furnace services in Warren, NJ, look no further than Max Sr. & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.

While investing in a new high-efficiency furnace is definitely a great way in which to enjoy better heating efficiency, it is not the only way. A new furnace is a major investment for most homeowners, and it may not be one that you can afford at any given moment. That’s why we have some tips to help you get a more efficient performance from the furnace that you already have in place!

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