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

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 Not 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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When Is It Best to Get a New Water Heater?

Monday, February 20th, 2023
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Because you rely on a steady supply of hot water whenever you need it to get through most days, the water heater is one of the most important appliances in your house. It’s important to know when the time comes to get a new water heater since you don’t want to wait too long and have your current water heater fail on you right when you need it.

It isn’t always easy to tell when your water heater is coming to the end of its service life. Homeowners often don’t pay too much attention to their water heater as long as they’re still getting hot water from their taps. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how to know when it’s time for a new water heater installation in Rockville, MD.

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Do I Need Air Filters or Air Purifiers for My Home?

Monday, January 9th, 2023
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Your New Years’ Resolution: “I’ll breathe cleaner air in my home for 2023!”

Okay, maybe you didn’t write your resolution out exactly like that. You probably put down something like, “Get healthier this year.” That can involve changing your diet, exercising more, keeping up with doctors’ appointments, and more. Breathing cleaner air is certainly a good way to get healthier, and you can significantly improve your home’s air with the right IAQ (indoor air quality) devices.

For starters, do you need air purifiers or air filters for your home?

Surprise, this is something of a trick question! These two aren’t mutually exclusive—you can have both! And in many cases, you’ll need both.

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The Devices That Help Your Furnace Run Safely

Monday, 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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