February 22nd, 2021
The last months of winter sometimes bring the coldest weather, and even after spring begins a snap blizzard can smash into us. It’s asking a lot of your heating system during this time, because it has already gone through months of steady work warming the house, accumulating wear and tear. Now it has to face some of the starkest weather of the year—and it might be exhausted!
In other words, this is the time of year when you’re most likely to need to call for heating repairs in Rockville, MD from our team.
February 8th, 2021
If you’re considering making a change to your HVAC system this year, one option you’ll probably consider is a heat pump. A heat pump has the huge advantage of working as both an air conditioning and heating system, able to change from one mode to the other with only an adjustment on the thermostat. Heat pumps also have a reputation for helping to reduce energy bills for homes.
But when you’re looking for a new air conditioning and heating system in Rockville, MD, you’ll want more definitive information about a heat pump. Will it really save you money?
January 25th, 2021
You may never have heard the term short-cycling before, but you might have experienced it with your home’s heating system. If your heater only runs for a short time when it comes on—less than 10 minutes or so—then shuts down, only to turn back on again a brief time later and repeat the process, it’s short-cycling. For some reason, the heater has gotten caught up in its start-up cycle and is not running long enough to complete a full heating cycle. This is a malfunction and if it isn’t addressed it can create major problems for the heating system as well as your comfort and your bills.
Let’s go a bit further into short-cycling and what might cause it to happen, as well as what the consequence of this problem can be.
January 11th, 2021
Your home’s furnace usually doesn’t have any trouble providing your household with the comfort it needs each winter. But now something isn’t working right, and the house feels colder, even though you’re setting the thermostat at the standard temperature you always do.
Your first instinct may be to push the thermostat up higher until you feel comfortable. This isn’t a good idea if you know the furnace isn’t doing its job as well. It may even make the problem worse, and you’re only making the furnace run longer. It still may not be able to meet your heating demands depending on what’s wrong with it.
Let’s look into that and see why your furnace is falling behind this winter:
December 28th, 2020
When you turn on the furnace in your house for the winter, you expect that it will run for the rest of the season without any malfunctions. And, most winters, this will be the case. (Although it’s a huge help if the furnace got its regular maintenance inspection in the fall! It is still not too late to have this done if you haven’t.)
But no furnace can be guaranteed to have a problem-free winter every year. We hope this isn’t the year when you need to call for repairs, but if it is, we want to help you catch the problem as soon as possible. The earlier you notice something wrong, the sooner you can have it fixed, and the less likely you’ll be trapped with a non-working furnace later.
December 14th, 2020
During the fall, you can expect your utility bills to lower since you’re in the period between when you depend regularly on the air conditioning system and the stretch when your heater puts in most of its work. So as the cold weather begins to settle in, your bills will start to go up…
But do they need to go up that high?
If you’re already dreading looking at your utility bills for the season, you may be paying more than you should. As local Rockville, MD heating experts, we know many ways to lower the cost of your heating without you needing to layer up in parkas. Below are a few tips for reducing your heating costs this winter.
November 30th, 2020
Before the weather gets any colder, ask yourself if you can rely on your aging furnace for another winter. No furnace lasts forever, and eventually, you’ll need to schedule a furnace replacement in Rockville, MD with professionals. It’s best to have this job done before the cold weather hits because you don’t want to get caught with a failed heating system on the coldest night of the year and need to arrange for an emergency replacement.
How can you tell it’s time to replace a furnace? The best way is to call on our heating experts: we have 63 years of experience and can help you decide if the furnace is ready to go or if continuing with repairs will keep it going for a couple more useful years.
November 16th, 2020
The weather is turning cold, but if you’ve lived here for at least one previous winter, you know how much colder it’s going to get in the following months. So we have a big question for you: have you scheduled your heating maintenance in Rockville, MD yet?
If your answer is, “What’s that?”, then we have plenty to talk about. Heating maintenance is one of the most important services we offer, and it’s one we recommend every customer has done in fall. Each and every fall.
October 15th, 2020
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We’ll regularly post energy saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry related terms and concepts.
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October 15th, 2020
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