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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How to Go Green With Your HVAC Installation

May 1, 2020

When you replace an old HVAC system, you receive many benefits in return. One of the most obvious benefits you receive is reliable heating and cooling versus your old system that likely couldn’t keep up during extreme weather in Hanover. Another unexpected benefit, though, is that your new system will likely save quite a bit of energy compared to your old system, making your new system much more “green.” Plus, with some basic adjustments, you can make your system even more efficient, resulting in an environmentally conscious HVAC installation. Here are five ways you can make your

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How to Ensure an HVAC Company is Reliable

April 18, 2020

Whether you need a new system installed, old equipment replaced or just a seasonal tune-up, it is important that you deal with an HVAC company you can trust. Selecting a new HVAC provider can be challenging. There are often many businesses to choose from, and it can be difficult during the exploratory phase to tell whether an organization possesses the characteristics of trustworthiness, including: Competence Consistency Dedication Dependability Integrity Sincerity Seek an Established Brand The common advice is to seek an HVAC company that has been

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The Best Air Purifiers For Germs

April 8, 2020

Do you know what a pathogen is? A pathogen is a particulate usually found in the air that can produce disease. This includes germs, bacteria, and viruses. You may not realize this, but your Hanover house could be full of pathogens right now. Pathogens can attach to microscopic dust and dirt particulate floating in the air of your house right into your mouth, nose, or ears, making you sick. Everyone wants to avoid getting sick, but they may not even realize that the reason they are getting sick is the air in their own home. Is the

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How to Fix Uneven Heating in Your Home

February 17, 2020

Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating understands how frustrating it can be to have rooms in your home at different temperatures. Uneven heating can be caused by a variety of issues and create drastic temperature differences between the various rooms in your home. Fixing these problems can lead to a more enjoyable and comfortable home environment. Use a Zoned Heating System Ductless mini-split heating systems are a great way to combat uneven heating in your home. These units are installed high on the walls of your home and don’t require a central heating system. You’ll be able to set different temperature

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Are Annual Furnace Inspections Necessary?

January 18, 2020

In Hanover, Maryland, Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating is the place to call when you need help with your heating system. Our skilled technicians can handle any problem you throw at them. However, many homeowners do not realize that you can avoid emergency repairs with an annual furnace inspection and tune-up. Keep Your System at Peak Efficiency When we install a new heating system, it powerfully heats your home, providing comfort through the winter months. With each season, the system loses some of its initial power and efficiency. The natural process of wear and tear can loosen parts and affect

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Furnace Tips for the Holidays

December 19, 2019

Just as it starts getting cold out for the holiday season, people begin to make their homes cozy and inviting for guests. While the temperature you usually set your thermostat at is comfortable, a house full of guests can quickly become too warm. Here are some tips to consider when heating your home during the holidays. Schedule a Visit From an HVAC Professional You should have an HVAC specialist inspect your heating system before the holidays begin. They will ensure your system is operating efficiently and effectively. A tune-up of your system can result in lower

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Furnace vs Fireplace: Which One is More Efficient?

November 18, 2019

Is there anything more glorious than bright flames in the fireplace? In terms of looks, a fireplace is much more spectacular than invisible hot air coming from ducts. That said, a fireplace might not be the perfect replacement for a furnace. If you are looking at the energy efficiency side of things, a furnace has some benefits. Before you make any decisions, look closely at an energy efficiency comparison between the two. A Fuel-Power Rating System Both a gas fireplace and a gas furnace must burn fuel to generate the flames required to create heat. Efficiency

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