B&B Air Conditioning & Heating Service Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Annapolis’

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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It’s Time to Start Thinking About an AC Tune-Up

Monday, March 21st, 2022
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With the warmer seasons right around the corner, taking time to complete your spring-cleaning tasks is vital. Indeed, spring cleaning is beneficial because it can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, as well as the risk of injury and more. Moreover, it is essential to clean around your home and clean and maintain your appliances as well.

With all this spring cleaning in mind, the following is a list of the benefits of getting your air conditioner tuned up this spring.

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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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What’s That Odd Sound From My Furnace Mean?

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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As furnaces start to go to work in the fall weather, it’s a good time to remind our customers and customers-to-be about the warning signs that can indicate it’s time to call us for Annapolis, MD furnace repairs. There are several different categories of warnings that a furnace that not all is well, and in this post, we’ll look at one of the most common: odd noises.

If you’ve lived with your current furnace for at least a year, you already know the standard noises it makes as it runs. You can expect to hear a whoosh as the burners ignite, clicking noises from the ignition system, and the whir of the blower as it sends air through the furnace and into the ductwork. You might also hear an occasional rattling from the ducts, which is the sound of the temperature change causing the metal to expand. 

When other noises start to interrupt the usual ones, you may have a problem that requires professional repairs. We’ve listed a few common trouble noises below. When in doubt, always call the B&B team to handle diagnosing the issue and seeing what work we can do. Amateur repair attempts can be dangerous!

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Why Heating Maintenance Is One of the Best Services We Offer

Monday, October 4th, 2021
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Fall is the favorite time of year for many people. It’s one of our favorite times as well, and not just because of candy, pumpkin carving, turkey, and football. It’s the time of the year when we provide one of the best services to our customers: regular heating maintenance.

What, that didn’t sound exciting to you? Okay, it’s not as much of a blast as a really terrific horror movie marathon or mounds of turkey and stuffing, but we promise you this is a great service that will pay off in the season that follows. You know, that one called winter where it gets super cold and frozen water covers everything. Heating maintenance in fall means a much better, safer, more comfortable, and less expensive winter.

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Short-Cycling Explained: One of the Most Common AC Problems

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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Air conditioning systems are intricate devices, which means many different components can fail and create malfunctions. The good news is that modern AC design makes these systems durable and, with proper routine care for the system—such as professional maintenance done every spring—an air conditioner can make it through its service life of 10–15 years with minimal problems.

 We take care of many AC repairs in Annapolis, MD, so we’ve seen just about everything that might go wrong with a home cooling system. One of the most common is short cycling. In this post, we’ll look at short cycling to help you understand it and deal with it.

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Why a Standby Generator Is Better Than a Portable

Monday, July 26th, 2021
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If you live in an area where power outages are common, then you may want to invest in a generator. Your two options are a standby generator or a portable model. Both types of generators have their pros and cons.

Generators also require care and maintenance in order to operate smoothly. In case your unit shuts down, you should have a reliable source for generator repair in Annapolis, MD on your speed dial. This will ensure that your system is fixed quickly so that you can get back to enjoying life.

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When Will I Need More Refrigerant in My AC?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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The simple answer to this question is “Hopefully never.” 

Confused? Don’t worry—many people aren’t used to how refrigerant works in their homes’ air conditioning systems. We’re glad to shed light on this to help you better understand how your AC runs. Knowing just a bit about AC refrigerants can help you know when you need to call us for professional repairs for your air conditioning in Annapolis, MD.

We’re going to divide the answer to the original question into two parts: Why you shouldn’t need to put more refrigerant in your AC and Why you might need more refrigerant anyway.

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Hot Topic: What You Need to Know About Generators

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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The recent streak of intense cold in parts of the country, combined with extended power outages, has brought up an important topic for homeowners: whole-house generators. Many people who never thought a generator would be important for their livelihood have started to consider installing a generator. After all, if Texas can experience massive power failures during a major cold snap, then parts of the country that have even colder winters—like us—are in danger of the same problem. A whole-house generator offers protection and peace of mind for emergency situations like this.

We offer generator services, including generator installation and generator repair in Annapolis, MD, and we’d like to share important information about this topic that’s now on everyone’s minds.

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