Frequently Asked Questions About Our Plumbing and Heating Services

At McMahon Plumbing & Heating, our goal is to provide each of our clients with the highest quality plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services possible, as well as superior customer service. Our Boston plumbers and heating contractors committed to making sure that all of our customers are completely satisfied with all of the services and the work that we provide.

To help us provide you with the best service possible, we've compiled a few of the questions that are frequently asked by our clients:

Why Should I Hire a Licensed Plumber?

Plumbing licenses are issued to professionals who can demonstrate that they're both theoretically and practically qualified to work with plumbing, and that their knowledgeable enough to make sure that all of work is in compliance with plumbing codes. Unlicensed plumbers may be able to get a job done, and their work may cost less, but there will no be way for you to know that the work you receive is up to par, or that it's reliable.

When you hire our licensed Boston plumbers, all of the work we perform will come with a guarantee and a warranty. We'll make sure that you're completely satisfied with every aspect of our work.

Can I Do Plumbing Work On My Own?

Before you decide to tackle plumbing repairs without professional help, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you need to buy or rent any tools?
  • Do you have adequate experience to complete the job?
  • Do you have time to complete the job?
  • Do local codes require that this work is performed by a licensed plumber?

Before you decide that it's beneficial to take care of this job on your own, you should compare the cost, time, stress, and quality of the work that you'll be able to do with that of a professional.

What Regular Maintenance of Heating and Air Conditioning Systems Need?

The most important part of maintaining an HVAC system is keep the air flow unrestricted. Your filters should be regularly changed or cleaned, and you should keep heat exchanger and coils free of restrictions.

Our Boston plumbers and heating contractors recommend that you have yearly tune-ups for your heating and air conditioning systems. You should tune up your heating system in the fall, and your AC in the spring. Tune-ups will ensure that your HVAC system functions as efficiently as possible, which will lower your Boston home's monthly energy costs, and they'll prevent you from needing serious repairs in the future.

How Long Does a Typical Furnace or Air Conditioner Last?

On average, furnaces and air conditioners last for around 10-20 years. Sometimes, it's beneficial to replace the units sooner in order to take advantage of higher energy efficiency. The lifespan of this equipment will also vary greatly depending on the frequency of maintenance and repairs that your heating or cooling unit receives.

If you have questions about our heating, air conditioning or plumbing services in Boston, call McMahon Plumbing & Heating at 1-800-431-5660 or complete our online request form.