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

Are You Using Your Heater As Efficiently As Possible?

Monday, February 24th, 2020

heating-vent-in-wallWinter is plugging right along, and chances are you’ve used your heater a lot this season. That’s just a part of living in our area, right? Well yes, but paying an arm and a leg to use that heater certainly shouldn’t be a part of living in our area. But the fact of the matter is, that’s what many homeowners are doing, through no fault of their own. Too often, we see individuals use their heaters inefficiently, and they end up paying more in energy costs, repair bills, and premature replacement costs as a result.

So what can you do to avoid all this? Do you need to spend a lot of money to avoid spending a lot of money? Not at all! There are some very cost-effective and even free things you can do to boost efficiency and lower costs. Read on!

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“What Is a Two-Stage Furnace and Will It Benefit Me?”

Monday, January 28th, 2019

technician-looking-over-furnaceWhen you are shopping for a new HVAC system, whether it is an air conditioner or heater, you may come across some terminology you don’t recognize. One term that’s becoming a little more common, is “two-stage.” You will typically see this used in the description of high-efficiency air conditioners and furnaces.

But what makes it different? Is it really any better than a single stage HVAC system? Keep reading to learn more about two-stage furnaces and how having one may very well be advantageous for your home.

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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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Could a Boiler Work for Your Home?

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Industrial boiler gas regulation and metering moduleWith temperatures already cooled down to a point that you need your heating system on a daily basis, we hope yours is working as well as it sh. But what if you’ve skipped maintenance, or you have an aging system that just can’t keep up with the heating demand in your home anymore? Well, then it may very well be time to invest in a new heater.

We discourage you, though, from rushing to buy the biggest heater within your budget and just being satisfied with that. If your system is still operational for now we really urge you to take a few considerations into account for your next heating system purchase. And if you don’t already have a boiler system in place, it may be time for you to consider one! But what are the benefits? What makes them better than furnaces or other forced-air heating systems?

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“Help, My Furnace Won’t Start!”

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.Temperatures aren’t quite cold enough to start using a furnace on a daily basis just yet, but you may have already tried turning yours on to discover it wouldn’t start at all. With cooler weather right around the corner, this is certainly not a problem you want to have to face, and certainly not one you can sit around waiting to have repaired.

This is actually one of the most common service calls that professional HVAC technicians get, in addition to a furnace that won’t stop running (which we’ll get to below). Keep reading to learn more about what’s happening when your furnace behaves in this way, and give us a call for reliable heating services!

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Do You Really Need Maintenance for Your Furnace?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.It may seem odd that we’re already talking about heaters. But think about it—sure it may be hot this week, but cold weather is right around the corner. As such, you’ll be relying on your furnace very heavily, and sooner than you may really realize.

But is maintenance really necessary?

Well, yes.

This is absolutely a service you want done before the cooler temps come and you need to turn your furnace on for the first time. We say this not only for furnace functionality, but also for your home safety. Keep reading to learn more!

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