HVAC & Plumbing Blog

Want great advice from a local, family-owned HVAC and plumbing company that promises urgency, integrity, fast response, and value? That’s what Martens Plumbing & Heating offers at every appointment and in its new blog. Bookmark this page and you’ll have easy access to all the latest in heating, cooling, plumbing, and remodeling services. Start reading below or reach out to us anytime for information or to schedule an appointment.

  • in Furnace
    Follow this no heat checklist to get your furnace back up an running this winter

    Furnace Out? Follow Our “No Heat Checklist” to Get Back up and Running

    It’s usually a point of pride among Wisconsinites to see how long they can go without turning on their heat. But at this time of year, there’s no getting around it—homeowners have to turn on their furnaces to keep them warm through the winter. But what happens when you turn it on and it’s not...
  • in Furnace
    Schedule your routine furnace maintenance today

    Here’s Why You’ll Be Glad You Scheduled Furnace Maintenance Today

    As summer winds down and cooler temperatures creep in, it’s just about time to turn on your furnace or boiler. And when that happens, you need to know that your heating system can keep your family warm through fall and winter. That’s why scheduling routine furnace maintenance now is so important—it’s the difference between a...
  • in Air Conditioning
    Call Martens Plumbing to repair your icy air conditioner

    3 Reasons Why You Have an Icy Air Conditioner

    Ice is perfect for keeping beverages and freshly caught fish cold in the summertime, but the one place you don’t want it is on your AC unit. An icy air conditioner can cause problems for your home comfort—such as keeping your home warmer than it should. If that happens, trust that Martens Plumbing & Heating...
  • in Air Conditioning
    What homeowners need to know about R-22 Freon

    Should You Replace Your Air Conditioner If It Uses R-22 Freon?

    Spring has sprung, which means it’s time for air conditioner maintenance. And if your air conditioner still uses R-22 Freon refrigerant, it might be time to get a new unit. Why? Because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has prohibited the manufacture and installation of new R-22 appliances since 2010. It’s also gradually reduced the p...
  • in Plumbing
    Protect your home from flooding with a sump pump.

    Why Every Home Needs a Sump Pump—Or Two

    Your basement stayed dry through the thaw and is surviving spring showers, but summer thunderstorms and heavy rains will continue to test your home’s resolve. Even a little water can mean big problems so the experts at Martens Plumbing & Heating recommend doubling your protection with both sump pump maintenance and a battery backup system....