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

4 Ways to Get the Most from Your Heater

Monday, February 8th, 2021

jets-of-a-furnaceWe heard it from Punxsutawney Phil himself—we have six more weeks of winter ahead! Okay, whether or not you believe in Groundhog Day predictions, the fact of the matter is that temperatures are probably going to stay chilly for a while, and you’re definitely going to need a fully functional heater to continue to keep you warm.

When we say fully functional, we mean just as powerful as it should be, in addition to as efficient as it should be. How efficiently your heater operates informs how much you spend on your heating from month to month, and who wants to pay more than necessary? The bad and the good news is, you might not be using your heater as efficiently as possible. Read on to learn 4 ways to potentially change that!

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How Do Hospitals Combat the Spread of Germs?

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

woman-coughing-in-bedHow do hospitals combat the spread of germs? The same way we help homeowners to! With high intensity UVC (Ultraviolet Light).

But wait, isn’t ultraviolet radiation dangerous?

No, not in the application we are referring to. We’re talking about UV lights, also known as UV germicidal lights or a UV air purifier. These systems are used to combat bacteria and viruses that can be lurking in your home’s ductwork.

There is a lot of information out there about the use of UV lights in combatting the transmission of diseases, many of that information being provided by indoor air quality manufacturers. We consider it our duty to ensure that you are getting the best information from trustworthy sources, such as the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and HealthChem Inc.

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How Can You Help Boost Your AC Performance?

Monday, July 13th, 2020

floor-vent-for-hvac-systemSummer is here! It’s been here for a bit, actually. This means that it’s time to look for ways to stay comfortable in our homes, where we may be spending a lot more summer than usual. So, don’t you want to make sure your air conditioner is in good shape?

We know this isn’t an exciting topic, but when you think about how much money you could save with an efficient and effective air conditioner, you’ll certainly start to be a little pumped about keeping it in good shape. And this means making sure you’re using it as efficiently as possible!

The good news is, there are things you can do to boost the efficiency of your air conditioner—some of which will cost you nothing. When your cooling system works efficiently, you don’t need to worry about sudden, costly repairs or breakdowns. Read on as we uncover tips and tricks for boosting your AC performance through improved efficiency.

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Watch Out for These 4 Mistakes When Remodeling Your Bathroom

Monday, June 29th, 2020

father-washing-infant-son-in-tubMaking the decision to remodel the bathroom or bathrooms of your home can be really exciting, but also really frustrating and stressful. Of course you long to have a beautiful new space in your home, but things can happened that were totally unplanned.

Of course, one way to reduce the risk of mishaps is to hire a professional plumber to help with the process. This can save you both time and money—sure, a DIY project may seem cheaper, but if you make the mistakes we’re about to outline, then ultimately you could wind up paying more than you planned to.

For a functional and comfortable bathroom, you need the right contractor on your side, to help avoid these 4 common mistake when doing a bathroom remodel:

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Should You Hire a Pro for Your Commercial Plumbing Needs?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

commercial-building-bathroomOf all the things you think about in terms of running your business or managing your commercial space, we’re going to assume that the building’s plumbing is not at the top of your list. However, it would likely cause considerable problems if your commercial plumbing stopped working correctly, right?

And unlike residential plumbing systems, which just cause a temporary inconvenience when in disrepair, a malfunctioning commercial plumbing system could mean lost business and costly repairs. Of course, there is a way to keep your commercial plumbing in good shape and reduce the risk of running into unexpected commercial plumbing repair needs. What’s the secret?

Hiring a professional to perform commercial plumbing maintenance. Read on to learn more!

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Why You Should Choose a Pro over DIY for Your Drain Cleaning

Monday, June 1st, 2020

plumber-using-drain-snakeWhen you have a clogged drain, it’s very easy to look for a quick fix and hope for the best. Sometimes, that quick fix works in the moment—but the question is, will the solution last?

There are times when a little DIY work around the home can quickly resolve an issue. But then there are other times when it’s better to leave the job to a pro. Drain clogs really can fall into either category. DIY attempts like using a plunger to release a superficial clog are okay, but if your choice is to use chemical, store-bought drain cleaning, we’d have to advise you to forgo the DIY method. Read on to learn why!

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Now Is the Time for This Important AC Service

Monday, March 9th, 2020

technician-working-on-air-conditionerWinter is slowly but surely on its way out, which means it’s definitely not too early for one very important air conditioning service—maintenance! Union summers are nothing to contend with, without a fully functional and efficiently operating cooling system. Still, we’ve found that homeowners are sometimes hesitant to schedule this service—why schedule air conditioning services when you haven’t even used the system yet, or if nothing appears to be wrong with it?

Trust us when we say, maintenance is essential to the overall effectiveness of your air conditioning system and your home comfort this spring and summer. Be sure to reach out to our team of professionals for your AC maintenance, and read on to learn how air conditioning maintenance benefits you.

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Is Your Boiler Experiencing Problems?

Monday, December 16th, 2019

pressure-gauge-on-boilerThe only way your boiler can be as efficient as you need it to be is if you properly care for it. This means having it professionally installed, repaired, and expertly maintained by experienced technicians who will help it perform at its best.

Another important factor to remember is that even with quality heating services from a company that has been around for over a century like ours, your boiler or any heating system can experience problems from time to time. Eventually, your boiler will wear down to the point that replacement will be imminent.

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“Help! My Heat Pump is Stuck in Cooling Mode”

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

vent-on-wall-near-floorLet’s face it, it gets cold around here in the winter! Have you gone to turn on your heat pump for the first time this year only to discover that it seems to be stuck in cooling mode? This can of course be a frustrating issue—after all, you need a reliable heating system!

The first thing you should do if your heat pump seems to be blowing out cold air when it should be sending out heat is to check the thermostat. Do you actually have it set to heat? This might seem apparent, however there is always a chance that a family member switched it back over, preferring a different temperature in the home than you do.

Assuming you checked this and the heat pump is blowing out cold air even when you’ve switched the thermostat to heat, it means your heat pump is stuck in cooling mode. But how does this happen and what can be done?

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This Holiday Season, Care for Your Kitchen Plumbing the Right Way

Monday, November 4th, 2019

plumber-working-on-kitchen-sink-faucetCan you believe that the holiday season is right around the corner? There are so many things for you to start thinking about as November begins—will you be taking any vacations? Did you have your heater maintained yet so it’s ready to get you through the chilly temperatures? Are you hosting Thanksgiving or any other holiday parties this year?

This last one is what we’re going to talk about today. Hosting holiday parties can be a whole lot of fun, but they can also be a whole lot of trouble if you aren’t properly prepared. Part of that preparation is ensuring you avoid certain plumbing problems that are pretty common this time of the year. Keep reading to learn more.

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