October 19, 2020

How Much Does A New Furnace Cost?

Are you thinking about buying a new furnace for your home? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Frederick County Maryland is a place where you have to have a working furnace during the winter months because we face many months of cold, wet temperatures and there’s nothing better than waking up to a warm house in the morning. If your unit needs an upgrade, or it’s so old that it needs to be replaced, you should get it replaced as soon as possible because, when winter officially arrives, you want to be as comfortable as possible during those...

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October 9, 2020

What To Do If Your Furnace Is Short Cycling

If it’s been a while since you last used your furnace, you may be surprised to find out that it’s short cycling. This occurs when your furnace continues turning on, and off, usually without any time, or change in the temperature of your home, between each cycle. What Does Short Cycling Occur? Short cycling is typically the result of these reasons: Your furnace is overheating The furnace has a bad flame sensor Dirty furnace air filter Furnace heat grates may be blocked The thermostat may be mounted in a bad location You have a furnace that’s too big for your...

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October 15, 2019

3 HVAC Horrors to Scare You

October is always a fun time of year as it is the official beginning of the holiday season. Once Halloween is over, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years will be right around the corner. With the holiday season creating lots of opportunities to entertain, be sure that these HVAC horrors don’t jeopardize your home comfort. No oil in your furnace or boiler – Last winter did you let your furnace or boiler run out of oil? If you allowed it to go bone dry, you could be facing a $400-500 maintenance call. When the oil runs out, there is sludge in...

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June 11, 2019

Is Cleaning Air Ducts Worth It?

There is a trend now for people to be hyper-aware of everything that is affecting their health. Certainly, air quality is a part of that concern. Air ducts pull air from your home into your HVAC system, then the air is cooled or heated and pushed back out through the ducts into your home again. Many new air duct cleaning companies are popping up and claiming that having your system cleaned out will dramatically improve your family’s health and is a necessary part of its regular care. We are here to tell you that, generally speaking, most people’s ducts do...

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March 16, 2018

Furnace vs. Boiler – What’s The Difference?

As an HVAC company, we get several calls a day from people who need their heating system repaired. One of the most questions is what’s the difference between a Furnace vs. Boiler? That’s the million dollar question that so many can’t seem to keep straight.  We thought we’d help you differentiate the two so that next time you call for a repair, you know exactly what you’re talking about! Are you ready for the big shocker? A furnace heats air and a boiler heats water!  Simple, huh? Not quite! Let’s dive a little deeper into the differences between a furnace...

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March 1, 2018

Things to Consider for Your Furnace Installation

When you have a furnace installed, be aware of these things. We’ll start from the beginning of the installation process and walk you through to completion highlighting each item to consider. Initial Contractor Contact The person coming to your door should be in a visibly labeled vehicle, have a business card or company identification ready and available. Your technician should be able to show their license and certifications. Angie’s List gives us a list of what to expect when talking certifications. The Better Business Bureau is a helpful website to visit when looking for customer reviews and the peace of mind of using an...

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