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

Is Your Furnace in Need of Professional Help?

Monday, January 24th, 2022

checklist-with-red-markersThe absolutely last thing you need to worry about during this time of the year is whether or not your heating system is going to make it through winter. Of course, if your furnace has been routinely maintained by a professional and you keep on top of your heating repair needs, this shouldn’t be a concern.

But what if you don’t know when your furnace needs service–meaning, you don’t know the signs that it is in disrepair? Well, that’s what we’re here for!

We want to start by saying, the best way to fend off heavy repair needs is with routine maintenance. Whether you have an electric or a gas-powered furnace in your household, you should be staying on top of your annual maintenance appointments. This will help the system work as effectively and efficiently as possible for as long as possible.

Keep in mind though, while maintenance protects against big, surprise repair needs, your system will still need some repairs throughout its service life. Read on to learn signs that yours is, in fact, in need of professional repairs.

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Tips for Staying Warm When Your Furnace Breaks Down

Monday, December 28th, 2020

woman-huddled-with-blanket-drinking-from-mugWhen your furnace breaks down, the last thing you want to do is think of fun or creative ways to stay warm, right? You just want your furnace fixed, and fast.

We get it! In an ideal world, you’d call up a heating professional and have your heater back up and running within 10 or 15 minutes. But even with our emergency services, this just isn’t the case.

Now, you can prevent an unpleasant surprise like this. It’s possible with professional services like preventive maintenance. Whether you have a gas or electric furnace system, you should be scheduling this maintenance service once a year. It allows our professionals to comprehensively clean, inspect, and adjust the components of your heater to make sure it operates as best it can. Maintenance tune-ups also extend the lifespan of the equipment and make it less likely that you’ll have a surprise breakdown to begin with.

But, we’re going to assume that if you came across this blog post, you weren’t able to prevent your breakdown. We’re definitely the team to call! However, in the meantime, we do want to offer some creative and potentially even fun ways to stay warm until we show up.

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Why Is Your Water Heater Leaking?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

drip-drop-waterThis is something you weren’t expecting to see. Your water heater was not performing as expected, so you checked on the unit, only to see water leaking from the system. Yikes! The first and most important step is calling in a technician ASAP. And, if you are able to safely, you may want to shut off water to the tank so that the leakage cannot get any worse and do damage to your home.

Still, in the meantime, you might want some answers. Today, we look at a few of the problems that might cause a water heater to leak and what you should do to take control when it does. All in all, be sure to have the right team for the job to accurately diagnose the problem and make sure you get the service your water heater needs.

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Here’s Why It’s So Important to Change Your Filter Every Month

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

technician-change-filterWe know you’ve heard this before. You should change the filter in your air conditioner about once a month, or at least, every three months. Often, a reminder to change a home’s air filter is met with a groan. Many people see it as a chore that’s somewhat optional, or that can be put off for a long period of time if needed.

That’s because so many people don’t realize how an air filter actually works or the damage a dirty filter can do. It’s not just about your air quality. Dirty filters can actually waste energy and lead to the early demise of your air conditioner! Learn more in today’s guide, and stock up on filters. Changing your filter is a simple task that is worth it in the long run.

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