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

The Problem with a Cracked Heat Exchanger

Monday, February 10th, 2020

gas-jets-of-furnaceDo you use a gas-powered furnace? If you do, you’re certainly not alone—many homeowners in our area use these powerful and efficient heating systems to keep warm all winter long. But if you are one of these homeowners, there is one potential safety risk you should be aware of—a cracked heat exchanger.

Like any other powerful appliance or equipment that creates combustion gases, an ill-maintained furnace could potentially create health and safety hazards. This is true whether you skip maintenance or delay a necessary repair, especially if that repair is to a cracked heat exchanger! This isn’t a problem that typically occurs in newer heating systems, but rather those that are aging—around 10-15 years old.

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Reasons a Furnace Will Short-Cycle

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Man looking cold in front of thermostatNo matter what time of the year it is, there is one thing that you deserve—to be comfortable in your own home. You aren’t going to get that, however, if your HVAC systems aren’t functioning the way they should. There is a lot that can go wrong with any mechanical system or large piece of equipment. Your furnace is no exception. Remember, just because it seems to be running fine, doesn’t mean that’s actually the case.

Spotting the signs of problems with your furnace isn’t always easy. A heater that won’t start is certainly a clear sign that it needs repair—or replacement even if it’s an aging system—you’ll definitely want to call the pros for furnace repair in Chatham, NJ if this happens. But you should also recognize a more subtle sign, and know that it’s bad for your furnace—short-cycling.

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The Top 3 Signs of Furnace Trouble

Monday, October 8th, 2018

A heating/cooling vent register on the wall of a home, with open/close leverWinters are harsh in our area. Or, at least they can be without an effective and efficiency furnace in place. And yours is about to be put under a lot of stress. The strain our furnaces go through during the coldest part of the year increases the chances of problems cropping up over time, which is why you should be particularly vigilant for signs that it is struggling and in need of furnace repair in Union, NJ.

Early detection of heater problems means prompt repairs and better damage prevention. Take a look below at the top 3 signs that something is amiss with your system, and be sure to give us a call right away once you do.

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4 Common Furnace Repairs

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

open-furnace-cabinet-glovesWhen your furnace runs effectively year after year, a problem with the system comes as a surprise. Furnaces are durable, after all, but only assuming they get the service they really need year after year. Improper maintenance can be a huge contributing factor as to why a heating system experiences frequent breakdowns, although many come without warning.

In any case, it’s important to call in technicians ASAP when a furnace is not functioning properly so that you promptly get the service your system needs. Finding out why furnaces tend to fail will hopefully convince you of the need for both fast service and routine furnace maintenance. Read on to learn more!

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How to Prevent Repairs for Your Furnace

Monday, September 25th, 2017

furnace-repair-technicianThis year, don’t waste your time making repairs for your home furnace in the middle of winter, when you need it most. You might be surprised to hear that a large portion of the problems we see with furnaces in the colder season are largely preventable. Furnace repairs are frustrating, and in some cases, they are also dangerous. We want to help you avoid them at all costs.

We have seen firsthand that preventative maintenance is key to prolonging the life of your furnace, lowering your bills, and, possible, preventing repairs altogether. Find out our expert tips for preventing your furnace from breaking down or operating poorly below! For more, feel free to reach out to our team anytime.

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Broken Furnace: When to Repair or Replace

Monday, February 27th, 2017

furnace-burner-litHaving trouble with your furnace? Don’t jump to conclusions just yet. The best thing you can do is call in a technician to have a look. You might find out a small repair is the solution. However, it may end up a new furnace is in order.

This doesn’t have to be a bad thing. A new furnace will likely run much more efficiently and effectively than your older worn-down model, which (if it’s decades old) simply wasn’t manufactured using the high-performance technology manufacturers have today. Read on to learn more about when you may need furnace replacement and contact our technicians for more information.

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