How Does a Heat Pump Work in the Winter?

December 18, 2020

If the upcoming Hanover winter has got your wallet bracing for the worst, the good news is there’s a more efficient option for keeping your home warm this winter. That better option is the heat pump. Although they’ve been widely available since the 1970s, heat pumps continue to rise in popularity as more and more people realize the exceptional efficiency gains that can be had when using a heat pump from Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating. To help remove the shroud of mystery that sometimes surrounds heat pumps here is some basic information about how they operate.

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Should I Be Worried About Carbon Monoxide in My Home?

December 8, 2020

When thinking through common home threats in Hanover, most people tackle the visible threats first. After all, it’s much easier to set up a home security system to protect against potential intruders that you can see than it is to install security measures for a threat that you can’t see. When protecting your home from threats, though, it’s sometimes the threats that you can’t see that pose the biggest risk. That’s why at Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating, we recommend taking these unseen threats seriously, such as the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. What Is Carbon Monoxide?

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Top 8 Questions & Answers About Geothermal Heating Systems

November 21, 2020

With increased emphasis on reducing carbon footprint and energy emissions, geothermal heating systems have become a favorite to most homeowners across the U.S. These systems have been used since the 1940s to provide water heating. With time, the advances in heating and cooling systems have made geothermal heating systems the best alternative to other conventional air handling systems. These systems are efficient in providing heating and cooling since they exchange heat with the ground. Read on to find some of the most common questions about geothermal heating systems. 1. How

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Reasons Your Furnace Blows Cold Air

November 10, 2020

When those chilly nights arrive, you want to know you can rely on your heating system. However, there are times when the heater blows out cold air from the vents. This situation may be annoying, but the solution is often a simple fix, so don’t panic. In most cases, you can correct the problem by yourself. However, if these quick fixes don’t remedy the issue, you may have to call a professional HVAC technician to handle the job. If you’re experiencing cold air problems with your heating system, here are a couple of tips. Thermostat Settings

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Smart Thermostats and Zoning

October 20, 2020

Traditionally, American residences have had an air conditioner and/or furnace that provides cooled and heated air to the entire home through a duct system. In these scenarios, a single thermostat has a target temperature that it maintains for the entire house. This approach can be less than ideal both in terms of comfort and energy consumption and cost. Setting your preferred sleeping temperature, for instance, means that you are paying to heat or cool entire areas of your home that will go unused for hours. The alternative to this whole-home approach is zoning. A zoned HVAC

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Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating – Identifying & Avoiding AC Repair Scams

September 21, 2020

How to Identify and Avoid AC Repair Scams An air conditioner is essential between April and August in Maryland. It keeps the indoors of our homes and businesses cool during the searing heat of summertime. However, an AC that stops working can be devastating. When faced with a non-working air conditioner, you will immediately delve into a desperate search for someone to fix the problem. There are plenty of genuine AC maintenance and repair services in Maryland, but these businesses may not be able to immediately come out and solve your problem. If the luxury of time is

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A Guide to Attic Insulation

August 15, 2020

In many homes, the attic is just a storage spot that is rarely entered. However, even if you never use your attic, it is still important to pay attention to its insulation. The right attic insulation can make your home more comfortable and reduce energy costs. At Beltway Heating and Air Conditioning, we want you to make informed decisions about your attic insulation. You can learn about the different types of insulation and get some helpful installation tips right here in this guide. Benefits of Attic Insulation Your attic plays a very important role in

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Pleated Filters: Why They Are So Effective

August 2, 2020

Lots of things go on behind the scenes of your HVAC system. In particular, air filters remove dust and dirt particles from your home’s air. Without these filters, individuals with underlying health conditions would be at risk. However, there are different types of filters that have different benefits. Pleated filters have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Let’s examine pleated filters and why they are so effective. Less Porous First, pleated filters are less porous from the start. The existence of pores means that air can easily pass through. When air passes through, some

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Is Super Cooling Bad for your Cooling System?

July 20, 2020

As AC units become more advanced every year, homeowners are looking for ways to take advantage of these products. One practice that has become commonplace is supercooling. Supercooling is a variation of regular cooling that seems to be powerful beyond belief. However, there are questions of whether it can have negative effects on the system at its core. So, is supercooling bad for your cooling system? What Is Supercooling? Supercooling is the act of turning your AC down during off-peak hours, typically at night and in the early morning. Then, you turn your AC back to

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Benefits of an Automated Thermostat

July 10, 2020

Many homeowners control the temperature in their homes by manually adjusting thermostats that regulate their air conditioning and heating systems. If you have an automated thermostat, you will enjoy setting temperatures for different times of a day. That means you do not have to turn any dial from the unit’s panel to adjust the temperature according to your needs. Instead, you can command your HVAC unit to turn off or on from an application on a mobile gadget. Your automated thermostat will not only regulate the temperature in your home, but it will also show you

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