Schaible's Plumbing & Heating Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

No, DIY Fixes Aren’t an Option

Monday, March 6th, 2023

Your heating system isn’t like any appliance in your home. If you try to fix your broken TV with a screwdriver and some electrical pliers, you might get stuck without television for a few weeks while you plan on purchasing a new one.

Going without TV isn’t the end of the world, especially when we have phones and computers that can basically take its place while we wait for a good replacement. But your heating system is not like this.

Going without heat is not an option when temperatures get extremely cold. Most of the time, being without heat means a family has to move to a hotel room or stay with a family friend while it gets repaired, since your spouse and kids still need to live their lives with some semblance of normality.

Today, we want to remind our valuable customers why heater service in Warren, NJ is still just as vital as it used to be, and why a DIY fix is just not an option for modern heating appliances.

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This One Free Trick Will Protect Your Furnace

Monday, February 20th, 2023

What’s the greatest enemy of our furnaces? No, we’re not talking about the chilly temperatures that seem to make us uncomfortable.

Nor is it the energy bill that tends to give us stress headaches and make us upset. The real foil, the villain in our furnace’s story, is neglect.

A neglected furnace is more likely to become unsafe, unhappy, and eventually break down prematurely.

So, would you believe us if we said that one of the best things you can do for your furnace is to pay attention to it? While furnace repairs in High Bridge, NJ are absolutely necessary in many cases, there are also things that homeowners can do at home–for free–that will play a major role in how long your system lasts.

Today, we’d like to highlight one important trick that can help you save money and time, avoid stress, and overall keep your home more comfortable. Keep reading to learn more!

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Yes, Your Ducts Might Be the Problem

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Have you ever been confounded by a technical problem with a computer, or perhaps your car, and you finally realized that it was just one pesky component that seemed to malfunction on a whim?

Perhaps you had a loose plug in your computer, or your car was missing a wheel bearing and the whole thing was wonky.

Well, this is why HVAC work is so technically precise: there are many intricate components in your heating system that all have to work together in order for things to function correctly.

One of those components is your air duct system. This is the pathway that all of the air created from your heating or cooling system must travel, and if it’s in bad shape, then you’re not going to be too happy with your home comfort.

You could have the best heating system in Hunterdon County, NJ, but without having ducts in good shape, you’ll be lucky to feel a fraction of that heat when it finally reaches the room you’re in.

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Why Invest in a Heat Pump?

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Have you ever marveled at the technology of a heat pump when watching a cool tech demo video online? You wouldn’t be the first person.

There’s a sort of admiration human beings have for new technology, especially technology that helps improve our lives, save energy, and even work to avert the climate crisis.

Heat pumps are one of those systems, like electric cars and smartphones, where we could see a lot more people using them in the coming few decades. They’re highly efficient, extremely effective at what they do, and there are a ton of incentives to by one right now.

The only problem you might encounter as a new customer is the fact that a heater installation in Hunterdon County, NJ, no matter what system it is, is going to require professional service.

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Yes, Furnaces Are Designed to Be Safe

Monday, December 26th, 2022

Ever had one of those traveling thoughts about carbon monoxide after watching a horror movie or a true crime documentary? Sometimes this can be common when sitting home alone and hearing the gentle “hum” of the furnace as it keeps your whole home warm.

Is the furnace truly your friend and keeping you cozy? Or is it a dangerous machine that could turn your life into a true-crime documentary at any moment?

Well, the answer is no–your furnace is not a dangerous machine. It’s built with a lot of failsafe systems and components that are specifically there to keep you safe, which we’ll get into down below.

But furnaces in Hunterdon County can become unsafe due to unsafe practices and neglect over the years. So be sure to follow up with us after reading this blog post and invest in yearly maintenance to ensure your furnace stays safe and secure.

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Our Air Filter FAQ

Monday, December 12th, 2022

Your forced-air heating system has an air filter that requires your attention. Heating systems must cycle through a lot of air. That air can sometimes be inundated with dust, debris, and in the case of your furry friends, pet dander.

All of this material in your air can clog up the air filter and make it difficult for your heating system to run. You could see a decrease in your heating system’s efficiency, poor performance, and even a system breakdown if you’re not careful.

In this blog, we’re going to take some of the anxiety out of this topic and cover air filters from start to finish. If you’ve never replaced your air filter, forgot your heating system had one, or if you’re just concerned about the status of your system, then this blog is for you. If your heating system’s air filter is broken, or you need some help with something else, you can always call us for heating repair in Hunterdon County, NJ.

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Efficiency Ratings: Everything You Need to Know

Monday, November 28th, 2022

When choosing a furnace or a heat pump in our area, there’s one important metric that usually drives the conversation—efficiency. With new SEER2 standards coming out for air conditioners and heat pumps, and with the rising costs of natural gas and electricity, the efficiency of a system is probably going to affect you more than anything else.

Purchasing a heating system is unique because it’s something that just isn’t a single purchase. A heater, just like a car, is going to cost you money throughout its lifespan to maintain and run. The more efficient your heating system in Hunterdon County, NJ is, the less you’ll have to pay over the next 10–15 years.

In order to make the most informed decision, we need to talk about efficiency ratings and the different methods we use to determine how efficient a heating system is.

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Why Choose a Heat Pump?

Monday, November 14th, 2022

This is a good question and it’s one we get often. Heat pumps aren’t as recognizable as furnaces or other heating appliances like space heaters, so it’s fairly normal to have a skewed idea of how they work. Think of it this way: try imagining a heat pump in your head. Do you know what it looks like, sounds like, or runs like? If the answer is “no” or “not really,” then this is the blog post for you.

Let’s get you well acquainted with heat pump technology! These systems are powerful, versatile, and highly efficient heating and cooling systems. They’re all the rage these days and they’re going to be one of the most useful tools we have to lower carbon emissions and fight climate change.

We’re going to talk about why a heat pump in Hunterdon, NJ might be the best purchase for your home.

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How Does My Furnace Really Work?

Monday, October 17th, 2022

When homeowners picture a furnace in their mind, they might imagine something akin to an old cartoon. Some large iron trap that burns fuel at a comically high temperature to heat an entire building. While these depictions aren’t wrong, and make sense specifically when you look at old furnaces, they’re not quite what we use today. You’ve probably seen the casing of your furnace, and maybe some of our readers have seen the inside, but do you know how it actually works?

For all those gas and electric furnace owners out there, this blog post is for you! Furnaces are the most common heating appliance in America, and it only makes sense that we should do a bit of a PSA to ensure everyone knows how they work. And remember, for all of your furnace installations in Hampton, NJ, give our team a call. We’ve got your back!

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