When a Furnace Blows Cold Air: Troubleshooting Your Heater

January 18th, 2021

It’s time to re-explore an issue that we get called about a lot during this time of the year—a furnace that’s blowing cold air. This is of course a very unsettling problem and not one that you want to face. When your furnace suddenly starts blowing out cold or lukewarm air from the vents, it’s easy to panic. But before you do, check out our advice below.

The thing is, there are a number of reasons that a furnace may experience this problem. Some of them amount to nothing more than “user error” while others are of course more serious and will require a professional to fix. Read on to determine which is the case for you.

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We’ve Joined Operation Warm to Buy Coats for Children in Need

January 6th, 2021

It’s part of our job to see that our customers have warm homes through the winters, because warmth is one of the basic human needs. But we want to extend our help beyond the cozy homes of our loyal customers. This is why we’re dedicated to providing help to school children who often have to talk long walks each day to wait for the bus or to get to school. We have partnered with Operation Warm to provide brand new coats to children who need them through the month of January. This is a critical help in an uncertain time, and we’re rising to meet the needs of the numerous children who lack the basic protection of a warm coat.

So, for every service call we do during the month of January, we’ll donate a brand new coat to a needy child through Operation Warm. We would love it if our customers could join in, and you can make your donations here. We can make a difference and bring warmth to everyone in the community!

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Why You Should Change Your Furnace Air Filter Regularly

January 4th, 2021
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You may have heard or seen us say at one point that it’s important to change out your HVAC air filter every 1–3 months. We aren’t just throwing this out as a random suggestion. We are offering this tip as a way for you to get the most effective and most efficient use out of your furnace or air conditioner. And considering how much we have to use both around here, chances are you’d like to do anything to keep your heater running powerfully and affordably, right?

Well, one method of doing this is by performing a small maintenance task—changing the air filter. You might be surprised to find just how important this small component is. It’s about much more than protecting or improving your home’s indoor air quality. In fact, that is not the purpose of this air filter at all. While there are whole-house air filtration systems available to improve IAQ, the furnace air filter is in place to protect the furnace itself from debris that can get inside and damage its components.

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Efficiency Tips for Low-Cost Heating This Winter

December 21st, 2020
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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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5 Signs Your Boiler Is in Trouble

December 7th, 2020
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The boiler heater in your home is usually a reliable source of home comfort. This is a radiant heating system that is great for our climate because it can heat your house and keep you cozy during even the coldest of days. At least, that is what you should be able to expect from this system. If you are in need of a boiler repair in Hagerstown, MD, however, it is going to start affecting your home’s warmth faster than you might think.

If your boiler needs a helping hand to get back into working order, the sooner you reach out to our team for repairs, the better off you’ll be. Make sure you are on the lookout for signs of trouble like the ones we’ve listed here so you know when to contact us.

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Pay Attention to These Furnace Noises!

November 23rd, 2020
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During operation, your furnace is going to make some noise. For instance, you may hear a slight rattling from the ductwork as the warm air passes through and the temperature fluctuates. You’ll also, of course, hear the rush of air coming through your room vents. But you know the specific sounds of your furnace better than anyone—so anything outside of what you normally hear is cause enough for alarm.

Look, we get it: it’s easy to deny something is wrong with your heating systems. Fixing the problem can be a hassle and an expense you weren’t planning on. But the sooner you take care of any repair need, no matter how seemingly small, the more you can depend on your heating system to get you through the winter season reliably and powerfully. So if you hear any of the following suspicious noises, don’t hesitate to give our team a call!

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Have You Tuned-Up Your Heater Yet?

November 9th, 2020
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If you haven’t scheduled heating maintenance yet for this year, now is the perfect time. We always suggest that homeowners have this service done in the fall. The reason for this recommendation is that it’s right before you need your heater the most. Plus, it’s when HVAC professionals are a lot less likely to be out on emergency calls and other service calls.

But consistency is what matters most here. Regular maintenance will help ensure that your heating system operates as efficiently and effectively as it can for as long as it can. This way, you’ll know your heater is always ready to do its job! Read on as we dive into the importance of professional heater tune-ups.

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Benefits of a Whole-Home Humidifier

October 26th, 2020
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As you may be very well aware of, high humidity during the summer can make a hot day feel miserable—and whole-house dehumidification can help. In fact, even though your air conditioner can’t really provide comprehensive dehumidification, it does help dry the air out a bit. But did you know you could have too little humidity in your home?

The winter months bring dry air, and dry air brings a number of problems for both your property and your health. Fortunately, there is a solution. Read on as we uncover the power of whole-home humidifiers and why they are beneficial for many homes.

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Do You Know How to Shut Down Your AC for Fall?

October 12th, 2020
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We’re getting to that time of the year when you won’t need to use your air conditioner on a daily basis much longer. Fall is officially here, and this means furnaces and boilers are turning on and your AC can hibernate soon.

But AC systems shouldn’t be left alone after they stop working for the year! Unless you’re using a heat pump for your home comfort all year, there are a few steps you’ll need to take to shut down the system for winter. This will help you protect the air conditioner and ensure that it’s in great shape next spring when it’s time to maintain and use it again. Read on as we uncover just how to shut down your AC for fall for successful use in the spring!

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AC Trouble: 6 Sounds You Shouldn’t Hear

September 28th, 2020

Wouldn’t it be great if our home air conditioners could self-diagnose their malfunctions and report them back to us in detail? Honestly, this probably isn’t too far-fetched of an idea … but in the meantime, it’s not a reality.

For now, you have to rely on other means to know if your air conditioner has something wrong with it. Perhaps it’s a sudden decline in cooling power, or an unexplained spike in your utility bills. It may be that your circuit breakers for the HVAC unit are constantly tripping.

And then there’s one of the most common signs something is amiss with your cooling system: loud or unfamiliar noises. Pretty much any sound you hear that you’ve never heard before should be cause for alarm, but below we’ve uncovered six of the most common noises we get called for.

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