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

Leaking Ducts Can Cause Many Problems for Your Home

Monday, August 8th, 2022
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No matter how well-built or durable your ductwork may be, leaks still happen. This is because HVAC systems are highly complex, and one small issue can affect the entire system. Moreover, although people often underestimate the negative effects of leaking ducts, they can actually wreak havoc on your home. Here is a closer look at how leaking ducts can cause many problems for your home.

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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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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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What to Look for in a New Air Conditioner

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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Our summers can get pretty hot. That is why many homeowners look to get the best possible central air conditioning installation in Rockville, MD. A modern, advanced air conditioner that is installed and checked regularly by a professional service like B&B Air Conditioning & Heating Service ensures cool and pleasant summers for many years to come.

In this blog, we look at several important factors that you should consider before buying a new air conditioner.

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Late Winter and the Heating Repairs It Can Bring

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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The last months of winter sometimes bring the coldest weather, and even after spring begins a snap blizzard can smash into us. It’s asking a lot of your heating system during this time, because it has already gone through months of steady work warming the house, accumulating wear and tear. Now it has to face some of the starkest weather of the year—and it might be exhausted!

In other words, this is the time of year when you’re most likely to need to call for heating repairs in Rockville, MD from our team.

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Heat Pumps: Do They Really Save You Money?

Monday, February 8th, 2021
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If you’re considering making a change to your HVAC system this year, one option you’ll probably consider is a heat pump. A heat pump has the huge advantage of working as both an air conditioning and heating system, able to change from one mode to the other with only an adjustment on the thermostat. Heat pumps also have a reputation for helping to reduce energy bills for homes. 

But when you’re looking for a new air conditioning and heating system in Rockville, MD, you’ll want more definitive information about a heat pump. Will it really save you money?

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A Short-Cycling Heater: What Causes It, Why You Don’t Want It

Monday, January 25th, 2021
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You may never have heard the term short-cycling before, but you might have experienced it with your home’s heating system. If your heater only runs for a short time when it comes on—less than 10 minutes or so—then shuts down, only to turn back on again a brief time later and repeat the process, it’s short-cycling. For some reason, the heater has gotten caught up in its start-up cycle and is not running long enough to complete a full heating cycle. This is a malfunction and if it isn’t addressed it can create major problems for the heating system as well as your comfort and your bills.

Let’s go a bit further into short-cycling and what might cause it to happen, as well as what the consequence of this problem can be.

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Why Can’t My Furnace Keep Up?

Monday, January 11th, 2021
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Your home’s furnace usually doesn’t have any trouble providing your household with the comfort it needs each winter. But now something isn’t working right, and the house feels colder, even though you’re setting the thermostat at the standard temperature you always do. 

Your first instinct may be to push the thermostat up higher until you feel comfortable. This isn’t a good idea if you know the furnace isn’t doing its job as well. It may even make the problem worse, and you’re only making the furnace run longer. It still may not be able to meet your heating demands depending on what’s wrong with it.

Let’s look into that and see why your furnace is falling behind this winter:

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Early Warnings Your Furnace May Need Repairs

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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When you turn on the furnace in your house for the winter, you expect that it will run for the rest of the season without any malfunctions. And, most winters, this will be the case. (Although it’s a huge help if the furnace got its regular maintenance inspection in the fall! It is still not too late to have this done if you haven’t.) 

But no furnace can be guaranteed to have a problem-free winter every year. We hope this isn’t the year when you need to call for repairs, but if it is, we want to help you catch the problem as soon as possible. The earlier you notice something wrong, the sooner you can have it fixed, and the less likely you’ll be trapped with a non-working furnace later.

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