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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How to Fix Uneven Heating in Your Home

October 21, 2019

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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How to Measure Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

September 7, 2019

Your home’s energy efficiency impacts everything from how easy it is to stay cool during the summer to how much you pay in monthly energy bills. You may already have a general idea of how efficient your home is if you’ve felt hot or cold spots in certain rooms. However, you probably don’t know your home’s exact energy efficiency rating. That’s where we come in! Here at Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating, our expert technicians can perform three tests to measure the efficiency of your Hanover home. Blower Door Test A blower door test is designed to measure your

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How to Fix Hot Spots in Your Home

August 12, 2019

It can be quite unsettling to suddenly feel hot spots in your home. If you have a cooling system that’s otherwise working fine, you may be especially frustrated. Luckily, there are a few ways to alleviating those hot spots. Reroute or Unblock Ducts Older houses that were built before the era of central air may need to have the duct system checked. If you have ducts that are properly installed, you may need to have them unclogged. Check to see that cool air is coming into the place in your home where the hot spot exists.

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Which AC System is Best for You?

July 17, 2019

Choosing the proper AC system for your home will play an essential factor in your comfort and finances. To make the right choice, you will have to know the aspects that determine an ideal system. Cost Efficiency If keeping your electricity bill low is a priority for you, then you will want to invest in an AC unit that is of a higher SEER rating. This means that the air conditioner produces a higher cooling output per unit of energy it consumes. The more efficient the air conditioner you choose, the higher its price tag. However,

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Your Guide to a Career in the HVAC Industry

June 5, 2019

Whether you are a young person looking for a calling in life or someone a little older who wants a career change, the HVAC industry is a superb option. The sector has grown significantly in recent years, and it has not shown any signs of slowing down. In addition to that, HVAC careers pay well, and they generally don’t require a four-year degree. There are several career paths you can pursue in the HVAC industry, and you may wish to consider the possibilities. Let’s take a look at some of them. HVAC Technician

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What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in Maryland have trusted Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating

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Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

February 7, 2017

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in Maryland have trusted Beltway Air Conditioning & Heating

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