Knowing When to Repair or Replace Your Heating System

October 5, 2021

Heating system problems commonly lead to significant stress. They usually happen during the times you depend on it most, making repairs an emergency. It’s easy to think you’re going to need an entirely new system with even the slightest problems. However, not every problem necessitates a replacement. Here’s how to know when to consider repairing versus replacing your heating system. Your System’s Age Your system’s age is one of the first things to consider when determining how to proceed with your problem. With proper maintenance, the average heating system will last 15 to 20 years. If

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The Cost to Install a New AC Unit

September 20, 2021

In today’s Hanover, MD, weather, it’s a necessity to have air conditioning in your home, especially if you live in an area with hot or humid weather. Before you go ahead and invest in a brand-new AC unit, it’s essential to know what kind of system you need and how much its installation will cost you. Keep reading to get yourself informed about AC installation factors and potential costs. AC Installation: Factors to Consider The overall cost of installing an air conditioner in your home will depend on a variety of factors.

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The Most Efficient HVAC System for Your Home

September 15, 2021

One of the most common questions when it comes to home heating and cooling concerns is which equipment is the most efficient. Homeowners often want a simple and clear answer, but the truth is that the question is quite complex. It involves numerous factors and demands context. The most efficient HVAC system in the South, for instance, may not provide enough heat here in Maryland and would therefore not be practical. In order to provide the best possible answer for you, we will break the question down into its most important components and provide you context for each.

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9 Reasons Why Your AC Won’t Cool Your Home

August 19, 2021

Having an air conditioning system is essential to stay comfortable during the hot summer weather. While most of the time your air conditioning system will work perfectly, sometimes it may have problems. If you notice that your air conditioning system isn’t adequately cooling your home, it could be due to several different issues. 1. Too Much Direct Sunlight If you’ve noticed that your system is having more problems than usual, it could be due to the sun. If direct sunlight is able to come into various windows throughout your home, it can drastically heat up

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What to Expect When Having an AC Unit Installed

August 5, 2021

Having an air conditioner put in is a surprisingly involved process. Far from being a simple, do-it-yourself project, these efforts require careful calculations, skilled labor to ensure that a building’s electrical wiring and ductwork accommodate new equipment and more. Whether you’re having your very first air conditioner installed or you’re replacing an existing cooling system, knowing exactly what to expect can make everything far less daunting. Having Your Old Air Conditioner Swapped Out The average life span of an air conditioner is about 12 to 15 years. In some homes, existing cooling equipment is much older

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Air Conditioner Problems You May Face This Summer

July 27, 2021

You depend on your air conditioner to keep you safe and comfortable during the summer. However, it is when the heat and humidity are at their worst that these systems tend to break down. Here are the common issues you may face as the weather continues heating up. Low Airflow The first thing you are likely to notice is less air coming from your output vents. This indicates an airflow restriction somewhere in your system. The first place to check for a restriction is at your air filter, which you should replace about

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Effective Ways of Quieting a Noisy Air Conditioner

July 12, 2021

An air conditioner is an excellent addition to your home. During winter or summer, an AC will be your lifesaver. Depending on when you had your air conditioning system installed, the components of your AC might start to fail due to age. In addition, moving parts may run out of lubrication and develop some noise when running. Typically, a noisy air conditioner will cause you more comfort than it will comfort you. This might cause you to feel frustrated and even contemplate selling or scrapping the entire unit. However, instead of pulling the plug on your

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How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

June 15, 2021

Most homeowners rely on their central air conditioning unit to provide cool air during the scorching hot summer months. However, many of them don’t quite understand how their air conditioning system works. Although it’s ingenious, it’s actually not terribly complex, and it shouldn’t be a mystery. We’re going to go over all of the air conditioning system’s components below and explain how they function in unison to provide you with home comfort during the summer season. The Components of Your AC System Every centralized home air conditioning system has a few key components that it needs

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 9, 2021

When the hot summer weather hits, you should already have prepped your air conditioning system to handle it. As a homeowner, taking care of your air conditioner should be another springtime maintenance task. In fact, there are many different preparation steps you will need to take to ensure that your air conditioner is ready to work through this upcoming hot summer season. Program Your Thermostat Most newer air conditioning systems have a smart or programmable thermostat. If your system doesn’t, then it is advisable to install one before the summer season hits. These are fairly simple

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

May 24, 2021

An air conditioning unit’s prime purpose is to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures even during hot summer months. If you turn on your AC and it blows awful smells, this means that your unit has some underlying issues that require immediate attention. It might be challenging to determine the exact source of the smell, especially if you aren’t conversant with how an AC operates. Here are nine unpleasant and even potentially dangerous odors that can emanate from your AC. 1. Burning Electrical Odor When you switch on your AC after having it off for an extended period,

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