Max Sr & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, A Corp. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

3 Reasons Why a Heat Pump Could Be Perfect for Your Home

Monday, May 13th, 2024

Tired of juggling a separate furnace and air conditioner? Do you crave a more energy-efficient way to achieve year-round comfort in your home? Then a heat pump might be the perfect solution for you.

Heat pumps are innovative air conditioning installations in Summit that can both heat and cool your home, offering a multitude of advantages over traditional systems. Not only are they convenient and cost-effective, but they’re also an environmentally friendly choice for modern homeowners. You can enjoy superior energy efficiency, better comfort, and even customized control depending on the type of heat pump you install.

Let’s explore three key reasons why a heat pump could be the perfect fit for your home.

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The Definitive Refrigerant Leak Checklist: Spotting Trouble in Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 1st, 2024

Your air conditioner is your loyal companion during scorching summers, keeping your home cool and comfortable. But just like any machine, it can malfunction. A refrigerant leak is a common issue that can significantly impact your AC’s performance and even harm your health.

This definitive refrigerant leak checklist equips you with the knowledge to detect a potential leak and understand why calling a professional for AC repair in Warren is crucial.

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The Link Between AC Repairs and Tune-Ups

Monday, June 26th, 2023
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Preventative maintenance is necessary for a lot of things. You get the oil changed in your car to prevent it from breaking down while you’re driving. You go to the doctor for annual check-ups to make sure things like your cholesterol level and blood pressure are where they should be. These things aren’t fun to schedule and take care of, but you do it anyway because you know it’s necessary for your safety and health.

Your HVAC systems also need preventive maintenance to avoid problems down the road. In order to try and avoid air conditioning repair during a heatwave, you get your AC tuned up in the spring before you start using it heavily. In order to enjoy the holidays with a working furnace, you schedule heating tune-ups in the fall. Or at least–you should be. Let’s go over the link between tune-ups and how they can prevent repairs.

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3 Common AC Problems, Symptoms, and Their Repairs

Monday, June 12th, 2023
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When a homeowner with a malfunctioning air conditioner wants to know what’s going on, nine times out of ten, they’re probably going to search online for it. Turning to the internet for help is common and hey, that’s probably how you ended up here. 

Homeowners turn to the Internet for several reasons. First, they want to know if it’s something they might be able to fix on their own. Two, they want to know if it’s something they did out of neglect. And three, they want to get an idea of what’s wrong and how much it’ll cost to fix it. 

It’s great to be a proactive homeowner and to try and understand what’s wrong with your system. However, we hope you’ll leave the necessary air conditioning service in Union to the pros if you realize the “fix” isn’t something as simple as changing the air filter.

Let’s go over the answers to the questions that brought you here. Here are 3 common AC issues and the problem, their symptoms, and the likely repair.

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Why Your AC Should Be Maintained Before You Need It

Monday, May 1st, 2023
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Before you know it, summer will be here along with hot, humid temperatures. That means you’ll soon be relying heavily on your air conditioner. How confident are you about your AC’s ability to sail through the summer without any hiccups in performance?

If you have your doubts or if you haven’t scheduled AC maintenance in Warren, NJ in a while, now’s the time to do so. This lull between the heating and cooling seasons is the absolute best time to get maintenance. 

Why is that, you may ask? It’s because getting your AC tuned up before you really need it is the best way to make sure it’s ready to go for the summer. Let’s go over the many reasons why you should get your AC tuned up if you haven’t already had it done this spring.

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Don’t Miss These End-of-Season AC Repair Needs

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

outside-ac-unitNow that we’re right smack in the middle of summer, you don’t want anything to go wrong with your air conditioner. Of course, if you had maintenance done on your system this spring, you probably have little to worry about. It’s during maintenance that our professionals comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it.

We can alert you to repair needs early so you have time to get them on your schedule before they turn into a breakdown. And we can ensure that your system works as efficiently and effectively as possible.

With or without maintenance, however, it’s always a good idea to know the signs that you may be in need of professional AC repairs. The sooner you have them taken care of, the better. Read on as we uncover some common end-of-season AC repair needs for you to watch out for.

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The Refrigerant Myth We Don’t Want You To Believe

Monday, August 8th, 2022

refrigerant-line-behind-acIf you’re like many homeowners, you might not actually understand how exactly the refrigerant in your air conditioner works. Perhaps you’ve heard of it, and know that it is important, but aren’t quite sure what it actually does. 

Refrigerant is what makes the cooling process even possible in your air conditioner. It is literally the chemical substance that enables your air conditioner to do its job in cooling down your home.

There’s a common misconception about this substance, however, that too many people believe–that refrigerant is a fuel that depletes from your system like gasoline does from a vehicle. But this isn’t true at all. Actually, your cooling system is supplied with enough refrigerant upon manufacturing to ideally last its entire lifespan! Therefore, if your system is losing refrigerant, it means there is a leak that has to be repaired.

Read on to learn more, including why this misconception is harmful to believe.

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Several Sounds You Should Hear Your Air Conditioner Make

Monday, July 11th, 2022

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenIf you’ve ever read an AC repair blog that tells you some of the signs that a system is in disrepair, then you know that strange noises are one of those indicators. We often spend time telling customers what their air conditioner shouldn’t be doing, and as such, it can be easy to forget to explain what an air conditioner should be doing.

After all, air conditioners are big, complex, pieces of machinery and they are always going to make some noises that might be questionable. But the fact of the matter is, not all noises need to cause alarm. Read on as we put these sounds in context.

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“Should I Replace My Air Conditioner?”

Monday, June 27th, 2022

old-rusty-air-conditionerSummer has officially begun, and temperatures are starting to warm up. If you’ve already turned on your air conditioner for the season and discovered that it has some troubling symptoms, you may be wondering if you can put off managing them.

Typically, it’s always best to contact a professional to take a look if your air conditioner is struggling, whether it’s not cooling as powerfully as you think it should be, you suspect ductwork damage, it’s making strange noises, or anything else that seems suspicious.

In many cases, we’ll be able to conduct a repair for you and your air conditioner will get you through the rest of summer reliably and efficiently. It is possible, however, particularly if you have an aging system, that it’s time to replace your cooling system altogether. Read on to learn the signs that this time is nearing.

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Ice and Your AC: Why It’s Happening and Why It’s Bad News

Monday, June 13th, 2022

If someone asked you where you most expected to observe ice forming, you’d probably say on the streets in the wintertime, or maybe inside your freezer. These are sensible responses! What isn’t sensible, however, is seeing ice anywhere on your cooling system. Maybe you’ve never considered this, and maybe the first time you discover it, you’ll think it’s normal. After all, cooling systems chill the air, right?

While air conditioners do chill the air, ice is never a part of the process, and if you see it developing anywhere on your air conditioner, it’s not okay. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should try to remove the ice on your own–this can damage the system further and not get to the root of the problem causing the ice. So, your next step should be to call our team!

In the meantime, however, read on to learn a bit more about why this happens.

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