Max Sr & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, A Corp. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Kenilworth’

A Leaky Boiler Is a Bad Sign

Monday, November 27th, 2023
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A boiler is an ideal home heating solution. It’s highly effective, providing very even heating throughout the home. It can last longer than any other heating system—sometimes thirty years compared to a gas furnace’s fifteen! And with fewer moving parts than a furnace, it encounters fewer problems and is less likely to require repairs. 

It is true, however, that nothing can last for decades without ever needing some professional help. And unlike other heating systems, your boiler uses water to distribute the heat it creates. One of the most common problems a boiler can encounter is leaking. If you’re concerned about water below your boiler, here’s what you need to know.

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How to Help Your Heater Work More Efficiently This Winter

Monday, December 27th, 2021

hvac-ventThe holiday season can leave a lot of us looking for ways to save money. This might tempt you to use your heater as little as possible so that you don’t have to worry about high energy bills. Affordable energy bills, after all, will make a huge difference to your budget!

Well, we have good news. There are some easy ways to boost energy efficiency and therefore lower your monthly utility costs, without sacrificing your comfort by avoiding heater use. Read on as we uncover some tips to ensure you’ll get the most out of your heating system without going broke doing so.

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How Long Does a Boiler Really Last?

Monday, October 4th, 2021

analog-clock-on-wallImagine waking up on a frigid January morning. Your radiator is cold. There is no hot water for the shower. Your old boiler has finally quit. This could be avoided if you keep an eye on its age and replace it before it breaks down. 

At Max Sr. and Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, we have 109 years of home heating experience. This includes providing boiler service in Kenilworth, New Jersey. We believe it is better to prevent a problem than to fix an emergency problem. Here are a few tips to help you identify the age of your boiler and determine when it might be time to replace it.

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Is Your Boiler Struggling to Keep Up?

Monday, March 8th, 2021

boiler-pressure-gaugeNo matter what type of heating system you have, it can only operate as efficiently and effectively as it is supposed to if it is properly cared for. Boiler systems are no exception! They should be installed, repaired, and maintained by highly trained and experienced heating professionals so they can function as they’re meant to.

It’s important to remember, too, that even with high-quality installation and services, there’s still a chance that something will go amiss that will require boiler repair, or even boiler replacement when it wears down enough. But do you know how to spot the signs that your boiler system is struggling to keep up?

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Plumbing Emergency? Here’s What to Do

Monday, July 16th, 2018

woman with rubber gloves on looking at leak under bathroom sinkWe probably don’t have to tell you how integral to the functionality of your home your plumbing system is. Still though, even though you know this, you probably don’t think about this home component very much—that is, until something goes wrong. The fact of the matter is, things like leaks, clogs, and other plumbing issues very rarely happen at a “convenient” time, and when they do occur you may very well need the assistance of a professional Kenilworth emergency plumber.

But how do you know what constitutes an emergency? When does a problem need to be addressed right away and when can it wait? This, of course, is dependent on your specific situation. For instance, if you have a drip coming from a faucet in the home, you’re not going to be concerned, but if water is gushing out of a burst pipe on your kitchen floor, then you have an entirely different scenario on your hands. So, what do you do?

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