New Furnace: Gas or Electric?

November 28th, 2022

If the time has come for you to purchase a new furnace, you may find the options a bit overwhelming. Minor choices can have a huge impact later on the level of efficacy and efficiency of your new system. Therefore, it’s essential that you do your research and consult with an experienced professional before making your furnace purchase.

An inefficient furnace could leave you with skyrocketing utility bills and more repair needs than you signed up for over the years.

So be sure to partner with a pro in this decision-making process. Once we help you determine the make and model of furnace you’d like, the next decision to ponder is what fuel source you’ll be using. In most cases, you’ll have the choice between a gas furnace and an electric furnace. And just because you’ve always had one type doesn’t mean you can’t switch to a different type.

Read on as we go over the differences between each furnace type to help you decide if an electric furnace is a better option than a gas furnace for you.

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Tips for Boosting Heating Efficiency

November 21st, 2022
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When temperatures drop and you need your heating system to run consistently day after day, saving money can seem like a challenge. After all, HVAC systems take up a large portion of your household energy use (about 50% of all your energy costs for the year), and of course, you’re not going to turn your heater off to save money.

Read on as we reveal some of our top tips for boosting your heating efficiency to save money.

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Heed These Signs Your Furnace Needs Professional Repairs

November 14th, 2022
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Nobody should have to sit around wondering if their heating system will break down at any given moment. Of course, if you have yours professionally maintained on an annual basis, and if you know the signs of a furnace in disrepair, you don’t need to worry about this!

Oh wait, you don’t know what the signs are? That’s okay, this is what we’re here for!

First off, we want to reiterate that M word we mentioned above–maintenance. Whether you have a gas-powered furnace or an electric heater in your home, you’ll want to have professional maintenance done once a year. This helps to ensure that your furnace will work as effectively and efficiently as possible for as long as possible. Additionally, maintenance will help you avoid up to 85% of the repairs your furnace might otherwise need.

This doesn’t mean your system will never need repairs, however, which is why we mentioned signs you should watch out for. Read on to learn what these signs are.

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It’s Time to Schedule Your Heating Maintenance!

October 24th, 2022
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In our previous blog post, we talked about how important heating maintenance is, and when the best time to schedule this service is. As we stated in that post, the right time is now. After all, it is that time of the year. The leaves are falling, apple pies are baking, and all over the place, you can hear the sound of heaters being turned on for the first time. (Okay, maybe that’s not quite true!)

In any case, though, it is important to ensure that your heater is fully equipped to keep you and your family warm and cozy all season long, and annual maintenance is the best way to do just that! Read on as we uncover why now really is the best time for Hagerstown, MD heating maintenance.

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Now Is the Time for This Important HVAC Service

October 10th, 2022
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Chances are, after the long and hot summer we just experienced, you might not be thinking too much about the condition of your heating system, and we don’t blame you! Temperatures have only just begun to drop low enough to consider turning this system on, and you may be hoping this will be a warmer fall. That would be nice, but the truth of the matter is it’s very likely you’re going to need a reliable heating system on a daily basis very soon.

Routine professional maintenance is the service you need to ensure that you can rely on your heater, all fall and winter long. Read on to learn more about why this is such an important HVAC service, and why you should schedule it sooner rather than later.

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Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality

September 26th, 2022
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Wouldn’t it be nice to breathe easier?

These days, most of us spend roughly 90% of our time indoors. Indoor air isn’t as fresh as outdoor air and what you’re breathing could be bad for you. 

Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do to improve indoor air quality in your home. Check it out!

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Tips to Choose a New Air Conditioner

September 12th, 2022
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If you’re shopping for a new air conditioning system this time of the year, chances are that you’re in a bit of a rush to find one. After all, summer isn’t over, as much as we would like it to be–and as such, temperatures have not begun to cool off enough that it makes you comfortable enough to shut off the system for the season.

That said, we really want to encourage you to slow down at least a little bit when making this decision for your home comfort. We’ll take it as a good sign that you’re reading this blog post. It means you want to be informed before you make a purchase! Read on to learn more about your air conditioning system options and how to choose the right system for your specific home and comfort needs.

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Check for These Indicators Your AC Needs Repair

August 15th, 2022
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Professional air conditioning repair is one of those services you really don’t want to delay when you need it. You might be really tempted to hold off–after all, if your system is still functioning and you feel some cold air, why bother spending the money on repairs, right?

Well, unfortunately, ignoring your repair needs like this can lead to risking your air conditioner completely breaking down right when you need it the most, right in the middle of summer.

We encourage our customers to take care of their air conditioning systems as soon as they realize they need a repair. But how do you know when this is the case? We ask this with the knowledge that you are not an air conditioning expert–that’s our job! But it is a good idea for you to know the basics, including signs that it is, in fact, time for you to call for professional AC repairs. Read on!

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“Why Should I Have AC Maintenance Done?”

August 1st, 2022
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You’ve probably heard of maintenance before. If you drive a vehicle, you likely take it in for routine tune-ups on a regular basis–once it hits so many miles.

While you don’t have to worry about the mileage of an air conditioner, you do need to worry about how efficiently and effectively it’s going to work throughout its 10-15 useful service life.

We mention this useful service life because it’s only possible with routine, professional maintenance. Maintenance allows us to inspect, clean, and adjust anything necessary while alerting you to potential repair needs.

This service should be done at least once a year–twice if you have a year-round heat pump–and although we typically recommend AC tune-ups in the spring, it’s never too late to have it done. If you haven’t scheduled AC maintenance in the last year, now is the time to give us a call! In the meantime, read on as we uncover some of the biggest benefits of professional AC maintenance.

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AC Installation: Why Your System Needs to be Sized Correctly

July 18th, 2022
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Think about your car…. how it runs, what’s required for it to get efficient gas mileage, what maintenance tasks make for a good, comfortable ride.

Now, what if you thought about your air conditioner the same way? Look, we get it–if you’re shopping for an air conditioner this time of the year, chances are you’re in a rush and ready to get a new cooling system right now.

As aggravating as it may be to not have a functional air conditioner during the peak of summer, it’s going to be even more frustrating to have your comfort and AC efficiency impacted by incorrect sizing upon installation. Read on to learn more, and when you are ready for installation, contact our team to get set up with the right system for your specific space and needs.

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