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

How Maintenance Helps Improve AC Performance

Monday, June 28th, 2021

happy-family-sitting-on-couchChecking your air conditioner once in a while and calling a professional to take care of its routine maintenance can be more crucial than you realize. Waiting for something to go wrong with your AC before calling a professional could be a very expensive mistake. If you don’t care for your air conditioner’s maintenance needs, you might find yourself calling a professional for air conditioning repair in Scotch Plains instead of more affordable maintenance services.

Calling a well-trained professional to examine your AC regularly can help you make sure that they identify any potential problems and address them before they require expensive repairs.

We’re going to tell you about some of the benefits of air conditioning maintenance to help you understand how maintenance improves your AC’s performance.

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4 Signs That It’s Time to Call for Heater Repairs!

Monday, November 30th, 2020

mans-hand-holding-cell-phoneThe last thing you possibly need in our area is a furnace or heater failure during the coldest time of the year, right? In fact, you need a powerful and efficient heating system to get you through our winters. And you can have that so long as you trust an experienced and skilled team for your heater installation and services, like maintenance and repairs.

Maintenance actually helps you avoid up to 85% of the repairs your furnace may ever need in its lifespan! Of course, even if you diligently keep up on your annual heating maintenance (or biannual, if you’re using a heat pump) there’s always a chance you will need repairs between tune-ups. Good news! We can help. First, we want to fill you in on what signs to watch out for that even indicate it’s time for heater repairs. Read on!

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Why Store-Bought Drain Cleaning Solutions Are No Solution

Monday, September 7th, 2020

water-running-down-a-drainWe imagine if you’re like most homeowners, then when you have a clogged drain, your instinct is probably to reach for that bottle of store-bought liquid drain cleaner you keep on hand for emergencies like this. Unfortunately, this is actually the worst thing you can do to remedy the situation, as it is extremely unhealthy for your plumbing system. Sure it will temporarily solve your problem in the short term, but it will only magnify the plumbing problems you’ll have later on.

Take a look below as we dive into why you shouldn’t use these drain cleaning “solutions” and why you should call the pros for the real drain cleaning solutions.

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Keep Your Lawn Green This Summer: Here’s How

Monday, July 27th, 2020

sprinkler-systemDid you know that even the smallest leak can lead to gallons of wasted water each year? Not only is this environmentally-unfriendly, but it means you’re paying for water that you’re not even benefiting from. One culprit of water leaks is lawn faucets, otherwise known as outdoor faucets. And unfortunately, the annoying side effect of this is a patchy or brown lawn, since lawn faucets and sprinklers can’t do their job if they’re leaking!

What causes these leaks? Oftentimes it’s leftover damage from winter–your pipes may have froze, and as those frozen pipes thaw it creates pressure inside your plumbing system, which can lead to cracked and even burst pipes. If you’ve noticed your lawn faucets and sprinklers aren’t quite doing their job this year, or if you’re chalking up your brown yard to the high summer temperatures, it’s time to consider if you have a leak. How can you check for this? Read on! 

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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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