Is a Heat Pump or Furnace Right for Your Home?

January 11, 2022

As a homeowner, you face many decisions. One of the biggest is how you’re going to heat your home during the cold winter months. Two of the most popular options on the market today include the heat pump and the furnace. How Do They Work? With around 45% of your home’s total energy cost going towards wintertime heating, you need to be highly informed before you make a large decision of which type of heating system to get. Both furnaces and heat pumps can utilize ductwork to distribute heat throughout your living space. However, one

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Great Heater-Related New Year’s Resolutions to Set

January 4, 2022

As we approach another year, it’s time to think about your new goals. If you’re a homeowner, you may want to set goals regarding your household. A great area to focus on is your heater to ensure that it’s working efficiently so that you can better manage your energy and fuel bills. Join an Annual Maintenance Plan Probably one of the most essential tasks that you have as a homeowner in regards to your heating system is making sure that it gets professional maintenance every year. This cleans up your unit and ensures it’s working efficiently.

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Should You Panic If You See Rust on Your Furnace?

December 20, 2021

Rust may be reddish-brown or yellowish flakes found on iron or steel. Rust forms because of oxidation. You will typically see rust in areas where there is high humidity. There needs to be metal, water, and oxygen for rust to happen. That is why it is not surprising to see rust form on a water heater. However, your furnace doesn’t heat water or use water as part of the heating process. It is understandable if you are curious about why rust is forming on your furnace. You may also wonder what problems rust on your furnace

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Heating System Installation Costs: What You Need to Know

December 6, 2021

A central heating system is instrumental to homeowners, especially to people living in cold areas. Installing a heating system may sound hectic and expensive. However, you don’t have to worry about that when you have Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating doing the work for you. We offer the best services with our qualified technicians at affordable rates. Our technicians are highly skilled and will efficiently install or replace your heating system. Enjoy a new functional, effective heating system that’s reliable. Factors That Affect the Cost of Installing a Heating System The cost of installing a heating system encompasses many other

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7 Things to Look for When Choosing a Heating Contractor

November 16, 2021

Whether you need a new heater in your Hanover home or simply require routine heater maintenance, finding the right professionals to handle the job is important. The best heating contractors offer competitive rates, pride themselves on transparency, and have a broad range of capabilities. They’re also aligned with the top heating equipment manufacturers. Following are seven key things to look for when hiring a heating contractor. 1. Significant Industry Experience Choosing to hire an established heating contractor with ample work history can be beneficial in many ways. To start, you can rest assured that the technicians

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8 Ways to Know if You Should Repair or Replace Your Heating System

November 2, 2021

Having problems with your furnace is stressful enough, and the worry of having to replace it only adds fuel to that fire. Fortunately, there are eight simple ways to evaluate whether you should repair or replace your system. 1. How Old Is Your System? When properly maintained, the average heating system should last roughly 15 to 20 years. As your system ages, it naturally loses efficiency, so the older your system is, the more it’ll cost to run. In addition to using more energy, your system’s components will eventually wear out and need repairs.

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Space Heater Safety Tips to Prevent House Fires

October 19, 2021

One of the leading causes of house fires in the wintertime is the misuse of space heaters. If you’re thinking of supplementing your regular heating system with a space heater, you’ll want to follow the tips below. Never Run Attended One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make when using their space heater is running it when they’re not at home. With the growth of space heaters with built-in thermostats, many homeowners are leaving their space heaters on all the time. Whenever the room temperature drops below your set temperature, the space heater turns on. This

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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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