Schaible's Plumbing & Heating Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Hunterdon County’

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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