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

What’s the Harm of a Cracked Furnace Heat Exchanger?

Monday, January 23rd, 2023
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The need for furnace repair in Warren, NJ never seems to come at a convenient time. Although there are some furnace issues that can wait a bit, there are some potential problems that should be addressed immediately. One of these is a cracked heat exchanger. 

If you have a gas furnace, a cracked heat exchanger is a safety issue that can pose potential health hazards to you and your family. Let’s take an in-depth look at this essential part of your furnace. By knowing the signs of a cracked heat exchanger, you’ll know when to call for immediate furnace repairs. 

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How To Avoid Furnace Repairs This Season

Monday, January 9th, 2023
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The winter weather is here to stay and some people are glad about that, and some people aren’t so happy about it. But if you love or loathe cold weather, there’s one thing you all have in common, and that’s the need for a reliable furnace. 

When the temperatures drop below freezing, you need a reliable furnace to keep your home warm and cozy. A furnace you can depend on isn’t a luxury in New Jersey; it’s an absolute necessity. How confident are you in your furnace’s ability to warm your home through the start of the new year with no interruption in service?

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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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Sounds You Don’t Want Your Furnace Making

Monday, March 7th, 2022

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenWouldn’t it be great if we lived in a time that HVAC systems were created to make no noise at all? While we can’t promise that will ever happen, we can say with certainty that your HVAC systems may make sounds, but they should be that loud.

You can expect to hear things like the air ducts fluctuating as temperatures fluctuate inside of them, and air rushing through the vents and into your living space. But there are other noises you don’t want to hear–and that’s pretty much anything outside of the ordinary operational sounds you hear.

Read on as we uncover some specific noises that if you hear, indicate it’s time to give our team a call!

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Our Start of the Season Furnace Guide

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Many homeowners in our community are beginning the heating season by turning on their powerful furnace systems. Furnaces produce heat by either burning gas or creating electrical resistance that heats up the air. The first time your furnace heats up the air for the season, you might encounter some strange events. From noises to odd smells, a furnace can go through some growing pains every season, and we want to be the team to walk you through them.

First of all, don’t hesitate to call us for furnace repair in Warren. If you think something is wrong with your furnace, even before you turn the system on for the season, then our team can help with targeted repairs. We have the training, expertise, and necessary equipment to provide fast and reliable repairs on furnace systems in our area.

For everyone else, keep reading!

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Don’t Ignore These End-Of-Season Furnace Repair Needs

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

technician-working-on-furnaceIt may seem really odd to call this the “end of the season” with the chillier temperatures we have had lately. But you know as well as we do that spring is right around the corner, and heat and humidity can come down on us much quicker than we expect. But before you call us for AC maintenance (which you can do any time!) it’s time to address your heating system needs.

Now, if you had your heater maintained this past fall and no problems were caught, you’re probably in good shape. This is especially true if your furnace is only a year or two old. But that doesn’t mean you should ignore this blog post. It’s always a good idea to know the signs of potential furnace repair needs.

Not sure what those indicators might be? Read on as we uncover just a few signs that should have you giving our number a dial.

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Give Yourself the Gift of Safety with This One Winter Tip

Monday, December 14th, 2020

furnace-jetsSafety is on everyone’s minds this year. More specifically, the health and safety of our families is a top priority, as it should be. Because of this, you may be looking for ways to ensure good health hygiene in your home. You probably have everyone washing their hands, you likely are keeping surfaces as clean as possible, and then hopefully you have the right indoor air quality products in place to boost immunity and make your home more comfortable in general.

But there is one thing that often escapes homeowners’ minds this time of year, and it can be a pretty important one—get your furnace maintained!

This is a service we typically recommend in the fall, before you need the system the most. It’s important for all heating systems, but especially gas-powered furnaces, and especially gas-powered furnaces that are 10-15 years of age. Read on to learn why!

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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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