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

Why Liquid Drain Cleaning Solutions Are No Solution

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Plumber unclogging a tub drain with an electric auger.Drain clogs. They’re one of those unfortunate parts of being a homeowner, no matter where you live.

Drain clogs are also one of those things that most homeowners deal with incorrectly.

What we mean is that many people believe that all they need for a good drain cleaning in Scotch Plains is a bottle of store-bought, liquid drain cleaning solution. But we couldn’t think of a worse way to deal with this particular plumbing problem.

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How to Program Your Thermostat Efficiently

Monday, August 14th, 2017

thermostat-hand-78Energy costs are always high in the middle of summer when you have a central air conditioner. While it may seem there’s little you can do to control costs, we have a couple of ideas. First, it’s important to see that your air conditioner gets regular maintenance, appointments for a tune-up with a trained technician each and every year. You’ll also need to change the filter once a month.

The rest is a job for the whole family. Finding an efficient thermostat setting can greatly reduce air conditioning costs, but it may take some time at first. See what we mean below, and call our air conditioning contractors in Scotch Plains to learn more!

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How to Pick Out Your New Central AC System

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Outside-AC-unitGoing without air conditioning is stressful enough. Finding out that your older air conditioner needs to be replaced is another story. It’s always better to replace your air conditioner as early as possible, so you are not stuck making a major decision in the heat. It turns out that there are more options for a new air conditioning installation than you may think, and it can be tough to choose.

We’ve got some information here about how to choose the right air conditioner for your home. But our best advice is to call a technician experienced with air conditioners of all makes and models.

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Get Your Sump Pump Ready for Spring Today

Monday, February 13th, 2017

flooded-living-roomSpring is soon to come, bringing along with it the beautiful blooms of spring and weather so nice, you’ll be happy to spend time outdoors. But what happens inside of your home when spring arrives could lead to a lot of mess, money, and hassle. The winter thaw can leave water flooding your basement or a crawlspace in your home—a common issue that you may not be prepared for.

Homes prone to this type of flooding should have a sump pump in place to prepare them for the spring thaw. But is your sump pump really ready to move that water out of your home?

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Make a New Year’s Resolution to Save Money with These Home Upgrades

Monday, December 26th, 2016

If your New Year’s resolution is all about saving money, there are a lot of ways to go about it. You can work on budgeting, eating out less, thrifting, reusing, and other day-to-day strategies. But if you have high monthly bills, you may need to start out with a bigger investment.

Investing in home upgrades saves you money in the long run. Check out some of our advice for a more efficient home.

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