Max Sr. & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Berkeley Heights’

How Do You Know If You Need Furnace Repairs?

Monday, October 17th, 2022

white-question-mark-on-blue-circleThe time of year for using our furnaces on a regular basis is here. Hopefully, you already scheduled furnace maintenance this year. Professional maintenance will help your heating system work as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. It even reduces repair needs by as much as 85%!

Of course, just like any other important piece of equipment, your furnace will have some wear and tear over the years. So, it’s important to understand the signs that you need furnace repairs. These signs can include strange noises, cold spots in your home, low airflow, or anything that is outside of the normal operation you’ve come to expect. Read on to learn more!

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The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, 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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How to Use Your AC More Efficiently

Monday, April 20th, 2020

illustration-of-green-house-and-money-on-scaleYou won’t meet many homeowners here in the New Jersey area who aren’t thankful for the use of central air conditioning. It’s essential in making our homes not only comfortable, but bearable. If your cooling system isn’t working the way you expect it to though, then it might be time to call for repairs, or if you haven’t scheduled it yet, maintenance.

When you skip necessary repairs and maintenance, you run the risk of your air conditioner behaving inefficiently. The good news is, in addition to staying on top of these needs, there are steps you can take to improve your AC efficiency, and therefore use less energy and save money. Read on for some of these steps.

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