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

Congratulations to the HVAC 101 Graduating Class June 9, 2022!

Friday, June 17th, 2022

Front Row Left to right: Denis Cerna (Rockville location), Anthony Arevalo (Gaithersburg location), Luis Bermudez (Gaithersburg location), Eric Rindfleisch (Sterling location)

Back Row Left to right: Nicholas Hayden (Annapolis location), Adam Terrazas (Fairfax location), Peter Campos (Fairfax location)

Congratulations to our newest B&B Institute of Advanced Heat Pump Technology Graduates from HVAC 101 on June 8, 2022! Onwards and upwards, we are so proud of your achievements!

Special Note From Their Instructor

It is with great honor and pleasure to announce this year’s B&B Institute HVAC 101 graduates.  Please give them all a big hand for their diligent work and study. I am so proud of all my students and their accomplishments over this last year. I am sure when they complete all of their upcoming studies at the B&B Institute of Advanced Heat Pump Technology that they will be some of the best HVAC Technicians in this Industry!  Congratulations to all, keep up the great work!

Harold Villavicencio

Vice-President/General Manager

B&B Institute Instructor

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AC Short-Cycling: What It Is, Why It’s Bad

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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An air conditioning system can run into several different types of malfunctions over its service life. One of the more common is called short-cycling, which is both a symptom and an underlying problem. If an AC begins to turn on and off rapidly over a short period of time (four times or more during an hour), then it’s short-cycling. If you notice this occurring with your air conditioner, please don’t shrug it off or hope it gets better. This is a major malfunction that can warn of several significant underlying problems that require professional air conditioning service in Damascus, MD.

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Why Is My AC Leaking Water?

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
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If you know the basics of how central air conditioning systems work, then you understand that an AC doesn’t use water to cool the air. The AC in your house cools down the air using refrigerant, which absorbs heat along the indoor evaporator coil, then releases that heat outside through the outdoor condenser coil. 

However, water is a part of the way your AC works, and it isn’t surprising to discover water leaking from the indoor unit. It’s not something you want to see happen, however! We’ll explain how water leaks can occur in an air conditioner so you’ll know when to call our technicians for air conditioning service in Clarksburg, MD.

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Early Signs of Trouble with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 4th, 2022
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Owning an air conditioner is a great way to keep your home cool during the warmer months. Nevertheless, this only remains true as long as the unit stays in good working order. While most air conditioning units are fully functional upon arrival, without the proper maintenance they become less functional over time. Therefore, learning the early signs of trouble with your air conditioner can be one of the best ways to protect your unit for the long term. With that in mind, the following is an overview of the early signs of trouble with your air conditioner.

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5 Heating Problems We See the Most Often

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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Finding the best ways to keep your home well-heated is essential for those who live in areas with harsh winters. Indeed, while it may be possible to survive without proper heat for a short time, doing so indefinitely can cause a health issue for everyone living in your home. Nevertheless, in order to ensure your home is adequately heated, you need to learn the signs of a problematic heating system. With that in mind, here is a list of 5 heating problems we see the most often.

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How a Bad Thermostat Can Ruin Your Home Heating

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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No matter how new or sophisticated your heating system may be, a bad thermostat can cause significant issues within your heating system. Nevertheless, you cannot fix the problems if you are not aware of the signs of a faulty thermostat. With that in mind, here is an overview of the various ways a bad thermostat can ruin your home heating.

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Why Your Heating System Isn’t Evenly Heating Your Home

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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Ideally, heating a home would be as simple as setting the thermostat to your desired temperature and leaving it. But, unfortunately, that’s not always how things work out. Instead, there are often times that an HVAC system falls short, which can cause your home to be unevenly heated. So, before seeking heating repair in Annapolis, MD with our team, here is a list of reasons why your heating system isn’t evenly heating your home.

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Why Won’t the Burners in My Furnace Stay On?

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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When you set your home’s thermostat to provide heat during the winter, you expect the furnace to turn on, light the burners, and then run for long enough to evenly spread heat through the rooms. That’s what the gas furnace is for, after all.

But you may run into a problem where the burners in the furnace just won’t stay on. Maybe they turn on for a few minutes, or only a few seconds, but they aren’t burning long enough to provide your home with heat. This problem can happen for different reasons, and we’ll look at several of them below.

Please keep in mind that for most gas furnace issues, you must have a licensed professional for repairs. It’s not only an issue of accuracy but also of safety.

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Important Thermostat Tips for Energy Savings and Better Heating

Monday, December 13th, 2021
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Because the thermostat is a small and unobtrusive device, its importance in an HVAC system is often overlooked. This is why people frequently change the settings on their thermostats based on comfort whims. If it’s winter and they’re feeling too cold, they crank the thermostat up high. Then when the house gets too hot, they slam the setting down. 

This way of setting the thermostat is bad news: for the heating system, for indoor comfort, and for energy bills. We’re going to share some thermostat “best practices” in this post so you’ll know how to use your home’s thermostat to save money while enjoying quality heating.

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What to Do If Your Furnace Won’t Heat

Monday, November 15th, 2021
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You may not have turned your furnace on for the first time this winter, but you’re coming closer and closer to that moment. If you’ve already scheduled heating maintenance in Rockville, MD, your furnace will probably come on as it’s supposed to and provide warmth for your family.

But what if it doesn’t? We don’t just mean at the start of the winter, but at any point during the season. The furnace may not come on at all, or you may get room temperature air from the vents rather than the warmth you expect. 

If your first thought is to call us to see if your furnace needs repairs, you’re off to a good start. You never want to attempt to repair a furnace yourself, as it can be dangerous. But before you give us a call or send us a message (and we’re here for you 24/7!), you can go through several basic troubleshooting steps to see if there is a simple reason you aren’t getting warm.

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