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Martens Minute—Your Premium HVAC & Plumbing Blog

The best place to find the HVAC and plumbing advice you need? Right here—welcome to Martens Minute, our blog on all things home comfort. Bookmark this page and check back regularly for the latest in heating, cooling, plumbing, and remodeling service. Start reading our blog posts below or reach out to us anytime for information or to schedule an appointment.

  • in Furnace
    Martens tech in blue shirt debunks home heating myths while working on furnace.

    5 Home Heating Myths, Debunked

    You’d be surprised how many home heating myths get mixed in with real, practical advice. Fortunately, Martens Plumbing & Heating is here to help—in this blog, we’re debunking five common myths that may seem logical at first but can actually hurt both your system and your wallet. Myth #1: Turning Off My Furnace While I’m...
  • in Furnace
    Heating tips from Martens helps home furnace setup run smoothly and efficiently.

    5 Basic Heating Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

    Your home should be nice and cozy this winter—and with heating tips from Martens Plumbing & Heating, you can achieve just that. Below, our experts share how you can get the most out of your heating unit with five helpful tips that every homeowner should know. Read them over, then call us at 262-363-7146 for more...
  • in Furnace
    Technician in blue shirt crosses items off his fall furnace checklist.

    Cross These 8 Things off Your Fall Furnace Checklist

    As we get into the fall season, it’s time to get your furnace ready for the cold winter months ahead. Martens Plumbing & Heating is here to help—below, you’ll find our fall furnace checklist (which applies to every homeowner, no matter your system’s make and model). As always, if you have HVAC questions in your...
  • in Furnace
    Martens tech in blue shirt checks condition of a new furnace in a customer's home.

    How to Know When It’s Time for a New Furnace

    How confident will you be when you turn on your furnace for the first time this season? Your heating system is often taken for granted—until something goes wrong. While many furnace issues have straightforward fixes, others may require a full system replacement. Below, the experts at Martens Plumbing & Heating share five big reasons why...
  • in Plumbing
    Plumber works on pipes and shares reasons to have your water tested.

    3 Great Reasons to Have Your Water Tested Today

    Your water quality is so important to the safety and well-being of you and your family. Bad water will not only taste or smell bad, but it can also cause staining or worse yet, make someone seriously ill. That’s where Martens Plumbing & Heating can help—below we’re sharing these and some of our other top...