B&B Air Conditioning & Heating Service Blog: Archive for the ‘Virginia’ Category

How to Tell Your Water Heater Is Dying

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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You don’t want to be trapped with a failed water heater, because losing hot water in your house will throw off your day. The good news is that water heaters rarely fail without giving off warnings, and if you catch those warnings in time, you can call for water heater repairs in Fairfax, VA to see if the unit can be fixed.

For an older water heater (we’ll get into that more below), scheduling a replacement is often the better choice. But at least you’ll have the replacement done on your schedule rather than a failed water heater forcing you to do it on its schedule.

We’ve put together a list of ways to tell you may have a water heater heading for failure. Follow us below and we’ll help you see into the future of your water heater.

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The Best Benefits of Installing a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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Whether you are taking a shower, cooking food, washing your hands, or taking a hot bath, the water heater you bought ensures you have the necessary hot water. Having to spend so much on energy bills due to a tank-style water heater might not make much sense during the hot summer months.

What if we told you that there is a way to significantly save on your energy bill without having to turn off your home’s hot water supply? That is one of the several benefits of switching to tankless water heaters.

Water heaters in Chantilly, VA do not get better than tankless water heaters. These units are also known as on-demand water heaters that heat water only when you need it, reducing wasted heat and energy. Let’s discuss the benefits of tankless water heaters so you can understand why it might be better to upgrade to a tankless water heater for your home.

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The Top 6 Warnings You Need Air Conditioner Repair

Monday, May 17th, 2021
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As warm weather settles in, you’ll rely more often on your home’s air conditioner to keep your family cool. Like any machine, too much strain on an AC system can cause it to break down or malfunction and provide substandard cooling. 

As the summer starts and you make more requests of your air conditioning system, it’s a good idea to know the signs that you need to call us for air conditioning repair in Fairfax, VA. The sooner you get a problem addressed, the better it is for the AC as a whole.

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Is a Heat Pump as Effective at Cooling as an Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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If you’ve never used a heat pump for home comfort before, you’ll likely have many questions about them. Most people in our area grew up in homes that used a combination of a furnace (gas or electric) and an air conditioner, usually housed in the same cabinet and using the same blower fan. A heat pump replaces both the air conditioner and furnace, working as a home’s combined cooling and heating system. It’s a great convenience, and if installed properly a heat pump can be a money-saving addition to a house. 

But can a heat pump do as effective a job at heating and cooling as either a furnace or an air conditioner? Does the two-in-one functionality mean sacrificing power? Since summer is coming up, we’ll address the question of cooling first (and we will have a little to say about heating at the end).

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AC Sizing: It’s Why You Need Pros to Install Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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‘Tis the season to install a new air conditioning system! (Well, if you need one at least. If you aren’t sure, please call our technicians to ask them if an air conditioning installation in Fairfax, VA is something you should have done this spring.) With the summer weather not far away, now is a good time to take advantage of the relatively mild weather and go over your options to replace your old AC. And then take this simple quiz:

The easiest way to install a new AC is to…

  1. Do it yourself. There are plenty of online tutorials that make it a snap!
  2. Get Phil to do it. You know, Phil. That guy who says he can install anything as good as a pro.
  3. Call licensed and professionals HVAC technicians to handle the service.

The right answer is…

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