Premier HVAC Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Hagerstown’

Don’t Let Heating Inefficiency Get in Your Way

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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Okay, it’s springtime … it’s just about time to stop using our heaters in favor of our air conditioners. But we still have plenty of cool weather ahead, especially at night. So, you need your heater to work at its best, right? Fortunately, there are a lot of things you can do to make sure this is the case.

For instance, if you didn’t have maintenance done last fall, it’s not too late to have it done now. When it comes to heating maintenance, consistency is more important than timing. Investing in this service once a year will help the system retain up to 95% of its original efficiency rating. In addition to maintenance, you can prevent heating inefficiency from getting in the way by:

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Beware This Potential Furnace Danger

Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Before we get started, we want to say that furnaces are not inherently dangerous. In fact, modern furnaces are built with more safety features today than ever before. However, when you don’t properly take care of your furnace, particularly a gas-powered one, it can become dangerous.

Furnaces are powerful, and a top choice for homeowners throughout Hagerstown and beyond. For climates like ours, they’re the perfect system. They’re cost-effective and a superior choice for many homeowners. They have a number of important components that must be cared for, though, with one of them being the heat exchanger. A cracked heat exchanger is the potential furnace danger were about to discuss below.

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Noises You Don’t Want Your Heater to Make

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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It’s that time of year. We are nearing the official end of winter and can maybe start thinking about our air conditioners. Sure, colder temps are still here for a while, but it’s always nice to dream, right?

Those dreams can come back to haunt you though if you let them discourage you from taking care of your heating needs. If your heater has worked “just fine” all winter so far, you may be tempted to ignore a weird symptom or two. One particular symptom homeowners tend to ignore (and later regret ignoring) is strange noises coming from their heating system.

Now, there is no such thing as a silent heater. You’re going to hear some noise during its operation. This is true whether you have a furnace, boiler, or heat pump system. What you don’t want to hear though, are noises that have grown louder, or noises you’ve never heard before coming from the system. Read on as we uncover what these potential noises are—then give us a call for quick and efficient repairs.

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The Benefits of Whole-House Air Filtration and Purification

Monday, February 1st, 2021
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There is a fairly common misconception about the air filter that comes standard in HVAC systems. That is, this air filter is in place to protect the indoor air quality of the house. It’s actually not intended for this purpose at all! We’ll get more into that below, but our point is, if you truly want to tackle indoor air quality problems—especially those that cause allergy and asthma symptoms throughout the household—you’ll want to invest in a whole-house air filtration system and/or whole-house air purifier.

The first thing you should know is that a huge reason more and more homeowners are investing in these systems is due to the way they mitigate virus transmission. No indoor air quality product can guarantee 100% protection from germ and virus transmission, but they can absolutely mitigate the risks you may face. Read on to learn more about whole-house air filtration and purification!

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When a Furnace Blows Cold Air: Troubleshooting Your Heater

Monday, 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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5 Signs Your Boiler Is in Trouble

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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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Benefits of a Whole-Home Humidifier

Monday, 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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AC Trouble: 6 Sounds You Shouldn’t Hear

Monday, 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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Why You Should Care about AC Refrigerant Loss

Monday, September 14th, 2020
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Are you one of many homeowners who still believes the myth that air conditioners are meant to lose refrigerant over time? That refrigerant is like fuel to an air conditioner, so it depletes like gasoline does from a car? Fortunately, you’re definitely not alone in believing this misconception, but unfortunately, it is a myth that could do your air conditioner harm.

How so? Well here’s the thing: if your air conditioner is losing refrigerant, it means there is a leak that shouldn’t exist. The leak needs to be located and patched up, so then the refrigerant can be refilled—what those of us in the industry call recharged. Why does all this matter? Read on!

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