Can My Gas Furnace Become Dangerous?

November 28th, 2022
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The short answer is “yes.” But we don’t want you to panic about your gas furnace right away. The truth is that any appliance that burns natural gas has the potential to turn hazardous because of escaping flames, external combustion, and leaks of toxic gas. Because a furnace is usually the most powerful gas appliance in any home, it gets the most attention as a possible danger.

We want to reassure you that your gas furnace isn’t an inherent threat to your house. Modern furnace manufacturers build their products to exact specifications and include numerous safety features. 

Still, it’s important to caution people about ways furnaces can create hazards and the best ways to avoid them. With the right furnace service from professionals, you should be able to enjoy your furnace’s warmth in safety for many years.

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The Devices That Help Your Furnace Run Safely

November 14th, 2022
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Gas furnaces are the most common heating systems found in homes across the country. Although combusting natural gas poses several potential safety concerns, such as the release of toxic carbon monoxide gas, natural gas furnaces are designed to run with minimal danger. 

It is important for any homeowner who has a gas furnace to take care of it with regular maintenance and prompt repairs as needed, as this will help keep the furnace working at its safest. Carbon monoxide detectors in the home provide an extra level of protection in case CO leaks do occur.

If you’re curious about how your home’s gas furnace stays operating safely, we’re going to look at the features built into it that help keep your family warm and safe each winter:

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It’s Fall … And That Means Your Heater Is Ready for Maintenance

October 17th, 2022
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Fall is many people’s favorite time of year because it has a nice weather balance between summer heat and winter cold. It’s easy to think less about your HVAC system at this time, but there’s one important job you need to take care of for your heater at this time of year, and that’s its regular heating maintenance in Rockville, MD

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Signs You Have a Generator That Needs Repairs

October 3rd, 2022
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The point of a generator is to have a backup for the power in your home in case of an emergency electrical outage. A generator that isn’t dependable and ready to leap in the moment you need it, well, that tends to defeat the whole point of the generator. This is why you need to pay attention to any signs that it’s time to call our team for generator repair in Rockville, MD. We’ll help you see that your standby generator provides you with peace of mind that it will work when your family needs it to.

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Reasons You Aren’t Getting Enough Hot Water From Your Water Heater

September 19th, 2022
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Are people in your house starting to fight over who gets to shower first in the morning because the hot water has started to run out early? This is one of the first signs of a water heater that’s struggling to meet its normal capacity demands. This isn’t a problem you should ignore, since it often warns of a growing malfunction that can end up leaving you with a broken water heater and no hot water at all!

We offer professional water heater repair in Fairfax, VA to rescue faulty water heaters. We also handle replacing water heaters when repairs are too expensive or won’t deliver a long-term solution to the problem. Below are some of the possible reasons your water heater isn’t meeting your household’s customary hot water demands.

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Why Your AC Is Leaving Hot Spots in Your House

September 5th, 2022
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The heat at the end of summer is often intense, so it might not surprise you to find your air conditioning system, after months of steady work, has started to struggle to keep all of your house comfortably cool. Even if it isn’t surprising, it’s still something you want fixed as soon as possible. When you’ve got an AC leaving rooms in the house too hot, it may mean the whole system is in jeopardy.

We’ll explain some of the different reasons an AC can start to provide uneven cooling and when you’ll need to call our team for air conditioning repair in Fairfax, VA.

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Why Is My Heat Pump Not Switching to Cooling Mode?

August 22nd, 2022
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We think heat pumps are fantastic choices for home comfort, and we wish more people would look into them as an option for central heating and cooling around the year. 

But heat pumps do have a few specific problems that can crop up during their service lives. One is when a heat pump becomes stuck in one mode or the other, such as a heat pump that won’t change over to cooling mode and will only provide heat or room temperature air. 

If you’ve currently got a heat pump that staunchly refuses to cool your house, you may need to call our technicians for heat pump service in Damascus, MD. Below we’ll look at some possible causes of the “no-cool” heat pump and what can be done to resolve the problem.

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Leaking Ducts Can Cause Many Problems for Your Home

August 8th, 2022
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No matter how well-built or durable your ductwork may be, leaks still happen. This is because HVAC systems are highly complex, and one small issue can affect the entire system. Moreover, although people often underestimate the negative effects of leaking ducts, they can actually wreak havoc on your home. Here is a closer look at how leaking ducts can cause many problems for your home.

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A Guide to Air Conditioner Efficiency Ratings

July 25th, 2022
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When you’re planning for a new AC installation in Rockville, MD, you’ll have many bits of data to sort through. For example, the cooling capacity of the system (the amount of heat it can remove from a house in an hour) is a critical piece of information. Our technicians will help you locate the ideal capacity for your AC, since this has to be exact—too little or too much are both problems.

The other important AC stat you’ll look at is efficiency, or how well the AC uses electrical power to cool your house. Modern air conditioners are more efficient than ever before, and choosing a high-efficiency system can mean savings on your energy bills.

Below we’ll go over what you need to know about air conditioner efficiency ratings.

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How Cool Can an AC Make My House?

July 11th, 2022
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You know your air conditioning system has limits. It can’t make your house as cold as the inside of the freezer in your refrigerator, after all. But when you look at the thermostat for your home, you might wonder if the AC could potentially go lower than the lowest setting on the thermostat. Most thermostats have a temperature setting low of 60–63°F, which is colder than most people want their homes to be. But theoretically, how cool can your central air conditioner make your home?

This is much more than a theoretical question! Understanding the limits on your AC’s cooling can help you know why air conditioning system sizing is so important and how air conditioners operate.

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