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  • Q:Do I Really Need to Call a Professional Tech?

    A:While there are hundreds or even thousands of plumbing and HVAC tutorials online that can teach you how to fix different plumbing and HVAC issues, nothing beats the knowledge and experience of a professional technician. Handling your plumbing or HVAC without the right know-how or tools can only result in more costly repairs. That’s why we highly recommend that you call our professional team for all your plumbing and HVAC needs. We tackle all types of system issues, big or small.

  • Q:Is It Safe to Use Drain Chemicals?

    A:Liquid drain cleaners are made up of powerful chemicals to break down the clogs in your drain. Although effective, the chemical composition of these liquid cleaners does more harm than good. It is so powerful that it can harm your pipes in the long run. If you have a clogged drain, we encourage you to call us right away. Essig has a get it done today mentality and we work fast to get your drains to work properly again.

  • Q:Is There a Way I Can Keep My Garbage Disposal from Clogging?

    A:Proper care and simple maintenance are the keys to keeping your garbage disposal from clogging. Always remember that there are things you can’t put in your disposal such as grease and fats, fibrous food like pasta and rice, coffee grounds, tea leaves, and eggshells. You may also want to turn on the hot water while you run the disposal. Additionally, you may pour down a vinegar-baking soda solution down each month to keep it clean and sanitary. Pieces of oranges or lemons can also help get the odors of your disposal in check.

  • Q:What Should I Consider When Buying a New Heater or AC?

    A:Getting a new furnace or AC is an exciting yet overwhelming task. There are a number of HVAC system makes and models on the market right now and choosing the right one needs careful consideration.
    Below are some of the factors you need to consider:
    - Fuel type
    - Size Level of efficiency
    - Available warranties
    - Available rebates
    Of course, you also have to take into consideration your specific comfort needs and budget. To help you with your selection, reach out to Essig. Our team of experts can thoroughly assess your home, your needs, and your budget to find the right one for you.

  • Q:How Often Should I Have an HVAC System Tune-Up?

    A:HVAC maintenance or tune-up is essential to keep your systems working efficiently as they should. We recommend that you call on a professional to inspect and maintain your HVAC at least twice a year: one before summer and another before winter. Having your equipment maintained prior to them working doubly hard can prevent any major breakdowns and even prolong the life of your systems.



At Essig Plumbing & Heating, we consider customers like you as the most important member of our winning team. In our effort to make you a raving fan, we always strive to do right by you and that includes giving you all the information you need about your plumbing and HVAC systems. As a veteran in the trade industry, our professional plumbers and techs have gathered some of the most frequent questions we hear from past customers. We are hoping that by providing you with these answers, you’ll be able to make smart, informed decisions regarding your plumbing or HVAC system moving forward.

If you don’t see the answers to your questions on our list below, please don’t hesitate to contact our Reading plumbing and HVAC company at (610) 557-3302. Our friendly staff is standing by!

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