B&B Air Conditioning & Heating Service Blog: Archive for the ‘Maryland & Washington D.C.’ Category

Why Many Homes Are Switching to Heat Pumps

Monday, May 27th, 2024
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One of the most notable trends in heating and cooling technology over the last decade is the growing popularity of heat pumps. More families are opting to install heat pumps in their homes, and for good reason. This blog post will explore why heat pumps are becoming a preferred choice and highlight the key benefits driving this trend. If you’re considering upgrading your HVAC system, read on to discover why a heat pump might be the perfect solution for your home.

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You Need Professionals to Handle Your AC Maintenance

Monday, April 1st, 2024
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As the seasons change, ensuring your air conditioning system is in top shape becomes not just a matter of comfort but of health and efficiency. Many homeowners are savvy enough to handle minor maintenance tasks, such as replacing filters or cleaning vents. However, when it comes to ensuring the longevity and efficiency of your AC unit, nothing beats the expertise and precision of professional maintenance. Here at B&B, your local Rockville HVAC contractor, we emphasize the necessity of annual professional check-ups alongside your regular DIY care, ensuring your system operates flawlessly year-round.

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Was This the Last Winter for Your Heating System?

Monday, March 4th, 2024
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As we move toward spring, it’s a crucial time to reflect on the performance of your heating system. A reliable heating system is not just a luxury but a necessity, ensuring comfort and safety during the colder months. In this blog post, we’ll explore signs that your heating system might be on its last legs so you’ll know to consider an upgrade before the next winter season.

We offer quality heating replacement in Annapolis, MD and can help you if you’re unsure if it’s time for a new heater.

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Never Delay With Generator Repairs!

Monday, February 19th, 2024
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Generators serve as lifelines during power outages, ensuring a seamless flow of electricity for both residential and commercial spaces. However, the reliability of generators depends on their proper maintenance and timely repairs. In this blog post, we’ll explore why procrastinating with generator repairs can lead to significant problems, as well as how to tell it’s time to call for the team at B&B for the quality repair work you need!

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Why Your Hot Water Is Not Hot Enough

Monday, February 5th, 2024
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Imagine stepping into a shower, expecting a soothing stream of hot water, only to be greeted by lukewarm temperatures. The frustration and inconvenience can be immense, disrupting your daily routine. Identifying the signs of inadequate hot water is the first step in addressing the problem. If you frequently experience lukewarm water, inconsistent temperatures, or extended heating times, your water heater may be grappling with an underlying issue. Recognizing these signs early on allows for you to have the problem dealt with before it gets worse, and this often means calling professional repair technicians..

In this blog post, we’ll explore several common water heater problems that can leave your hot water not hot enough. Understanding these issues is crucial for maintaining the efficiency of your water heater and ensuring a consistent supply of hot water.

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How Long a Service Life Can You Expect From Your Water Heater?

Monday, December 25th, 2023
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Your trusty water heater silently works behind the scenes, heating water for showers, dishes, and more. But like any appliance, its days are numbered. Knowing the average lifespan and warning signs can help you prepare for replacement and avoid unexpected cold showers. You’ll know when to schedule water heater installation in Annapolis, MD.

The Average Lifespan 

Standard storage tank water heaters typically last 8–12 years, with gas models slightly exceeding electric models. However, this isn’t set in stone. Several factors can influence their lifespan:

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Watch for These Early Season Warnings of Heating System Problems

Monday, December 11th, 2023
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As the winter chill sets in, ensuring your heating system is in top-notch condition becomes paramount for a cozy and comfortable home. Recognizing early warning signs of potential heating system problems can save you from the discomfort of a sudden breakdown and hefty repair bills. 

Below, we’ll explore key indicators that something might be amiss with your heating system so you can take proactive measures before you’re stuck with an even bigger problem. You can always call our team for fast and effective heating repair in Annapolis, MD that will ensure your family keeps warm.

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Take Advantage of Federal Tax Credits for High Efficiency HVAC Systems

Wednesday, June 28th, 2023

We’ve got some great news for you if you’re considering upgrading your home comfort with energy-saving high efficiency systems. Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), you can receive up to $2,000 for a high-efficiency heat pump installation or up to $1,2000 for a high-efficiency air conditioner and high-efficiency gas-fired furnace. 

The tax credit (which went into effect at the start of the year) provides tax credits to homeowners equal to 30% of installation costs for the highest efficiency products.

In other words, There’s never been a better time to buy our highest efficiency systems!

High-efficiency heating and cooling systems offer homeowners with several benefits. These systems not only use less energy, helping you to save on your annual utility bills, but they come with special innovations that make them more effective than ever. Plus, there are longer component-specific warranties. Now that the Inflation Reduction Act is adding rebates into the overall package, going high-efficiency is the best deal around.

Also ask us about Empowered Maryland Midstream utility rebates up to $1,275. Deduct for the installation of a high-efficiency rebate or $575 for the installation of a high-efficiency air conditioning system.

Rely on B&B Air Conditioning & Heating Service: We are always there when you need us!

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How to Know When It’s Time For New Water Heater Installation

Monday, June 12th, 2023
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Your water heater is designed to last for a long time with proper care, but it won’t last forever. Eventually, you will have to replace your water heater with a newer model. The question is, when? The good news is, there are some signs that will help you know when your water heater is approaching the end of its life. 

If you notice any of the signs that we are highlighting below, give her team a call for water heater installation in Rockville, MD. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about how you know when it’s time to begin thinking about a new water heater.

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Why We Recommend Standby Generators for Local Homeowners

Monday, March 6th, 2023
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Have you thought about getting a generator for your home? We understand your concerns: extended power outages have started to happen more often because of an increase in stormy weather on the East Coast and issues with aging power grids. You may have started to investigate the different options and pricing for generators.

We work with generators and based on our experience we recommend that you have a standby generator installed for your home. We’ll go into how these generators work and why they’re the best choice for protecting your home and family during a lengthy loss of electrical power.

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