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

Why Your Storage Tank Water Heater Needs Professional Maintenance

Monday, May 16th, 2022

water-heaterOf all the things you enjoy within your household, we’re going to guess that a warm, or even hot, shower in order to get clean and refresh is at the top of your list. This also means that there is nothing worse than being in the middle of that shower and having the water suddenly turn ice-cold.

If this has happened to you or someone in your household, then there were probably some choice words uttered before the water got warm again, if it did at all.

You should consider an event like this as a bit of a wake-up call that something is amiss with your water heater. It might be struggling with the job it’s meant to do, and if you ignore this problem, you might be stuck with a completely broken down water heater later on. But you can avoid this, with professional maintenance! Read on to learn more.

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Tips for Boosting Home Efficiency This Summer

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

outside-ac-unit-sitting-on-pile-of-moneyIn our previous blog post, we addressed the importance of professional annual AC maintenance, with one of the benefits of this service being that it helps your air conditioner work as efficiently as it’s meant to. But did you know there is more you could be doing in order to ensure its efficiency and therefore its ability to cool your home affordably? There is!

Read on as we uncover some of our top tips for staying cool in between maintenance sessions, and for the years to come.

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Now’s the Time: Schedule AC Maintenance Today!

Monday, April 18th, 2022

two-technicians-working-on-outdoor-ac-unitHave you ever wondered when the right time to schedule professional air conditioning maintenance is? If you ask a qualified and experienced HVAC professional, they’ll likely tell you that the answer is in the early spring, before you actually need your cooling system the most.

This is a good recommendation! Of course, another question homeowners often ask our professionals is, “do I really even need air conditioning maintenance?” We get it–you could be wondering why you’d want to pay for a service on your air conditioner when the system is operating “just fine.”

The fact of the matter is, “just fine” isn’t always good enough. Your air conditioner, for example, might not be operating as efficiently as it otherwise could be. This means you’ll be paying too much to use the system, plus it can accumulate wear and tear at a faster rate than it otherwise would. Routine maintenance helps reduce repair needs, increase equipment lifespan, and improve efficiency. Read on to learn more!

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“How Often Do I Need to Check My Sump Pump?”

Monday, April 4th, 2022

sump-pumpFor homes in our climate, the sump pump is a staple appliance, resting in the basement or otherwise the lowest point of a property. Sump pump systems help you avoid water damage due to flooding, switching on automatically as they gather excess water in the pit (sump) and then pump it out, either to a well or a wastewater system.

While you might not think that a huge flood can impact your house this way, you’d be surprised what a plumbing mishap or heavy rainstorm can do. And standing water in the basement or crawlspace of a home is a huge problem. It can cause severe damage to the foundation of your home, rotting away wood, and creating other hazards.

It also raises the humidity in your home, encouraging mold and mildew growth. We suggest that most homes in our area have a sump pump installed as an important precaution. Of course, if you found your way to this particular blog post, then chances are you already have one, so, how often should it be checked? Read on to find out!

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Are You Ready for a Heater Upgrade?

Monday, March 21st, 2022

technician-working-on-furnaceModern heating systems are designed to last a very long time, but no heater can last forever, unfortunately, And when your heating system starts to show signs that it’s about to fail, it’s important to get a replacement as soon as possible. Far too many people wait and end up paying more month-to-month for inefficient heating operation, and potentially even facing a total breakdown.

Replacing the furnace or heat pump in your home at the right time can make the difference between a graceful transition into a new, more efficient, and affordable heating system, and a debilitating breakdown when you need your heater the most. Sure, we’re venturing into spring now, but you know as well as we do that colder temperatures can still surprise us. Read on to learn the signs that it may be time for you to upgrade your heating system before it’s too late!

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Have You Scheduled This Important Heating Service Yet?

Monday, February 7th, 2022

technciian-working-on-furnacePerhaps you haven’t put a whole lot of thought into the state of your heating system lately. We’d be a bit surprised if this was the case, since it’s certainly been cold here recently! But maybe you’re just relying on it to work as efficiently and effectively as ever without giving it a second thought.

We want you to give it a second thought! Scheduling maintenance, one of the most important heating services there is, is the only way you can ensure your system works as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible.

Professional maintenance allows our technicians to thoroughly clean, adjust, and inspect your heater for any problems, which we can alert you to right away so you can schedule service for your system. Read on as we talk more about this important service.

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Here’s Why You Need a Pro for Your Heater Installation

Monday, January 10th, 2022

technician-servicing-furnaceWe’re going to take a wild guess and say that if you’ve found yourself reading a blog post about heating installation in January, it likely means that you are pretty desperate to get some reliable heat in your home, ASAP! However, this really isn’t a service you want to rush. As important as it is to find the right heat for your home, you should also trust the team that is doing the job.

And no, you can’t just install your heater on your own.

Okay, well you probably could, but we can’t guarantee that you’d be able to do so as effectively or as efficiently as possible. Nor can we promise your safety, particularly in the case of a gas-powered heater.

Keep reading as we dive into the work that goes into a furnace installation. We’re sharing this with you not so you’ll try to install your heater by yourself, but so that you see why it is so important to hire a pro!

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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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