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How Can a Heat Pump Heat AND Cool My Home?

November 12th, 2018

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Very well. That is the very short answer.  We are guessing that you want a better answer than that, however, so we are going to explore the topic further in today’s post. The heat pump is one of the most innovative HVAC systems to be found in homes today, so it definitely warrants a closer look. With a bit more understanding of how they work and the benefits that they have to offer, there is a good chance that you’ll decide to use a heat pump in Columbia!

If you do, you will definitely want to work with our technicians every step of the way. Make no mistake about it—the heat pump is indeed an incredible system. However, it is also only really as good as the installation and ongoing services that it receives. You don’t want to sink your money into a great system only to have it come up short because you scheduled its services with unqualified individuals. When you leave your heat pump installation, maintenance, and repairs to us, you’ll have no such worries! 

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When to Call a Professional HVAC Contractor

October 29th, 2018

just-rightWe have warned homeowners against DIY services before. Even the handiest of homeowners do not possess the skill and expertise necessary for servicing their heating and air conditioning systems on their own. Unless, of course, they happen to be professional HVAC technicians themselves! If this were the case, though, you probably would not be reading this right now. No, when it comes to HVAC in Columbia, MD, you need pros like ours on the job.

But just what types of jobs are we talking about here? It’s not as if you need a professional to come and change your air filter for you, right? Or to remove debris from the top of your AC unit before firing it up for the season. That is why we’re going to cover those services that do require professional HVAC contractors today. Here’s a preview—it’s pretty much the rest of them! So if you find yourself in any of these situations, reach for the phone and not your toolbox.

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Don’t Let Heater Problems Endanger You

October 15th, 2018

furnace-repairThere are HVAC contractors out there that are going to try to line their pockets by any means necessary, even if that means using scare tactics to drive up service calls. We definitely not an example of that type of HVAC contractor. This does not mean, however, that there is no risk of danger with using your heating system. The best key to keeping your heater as safe to use as possible is routine heating maintenance, which is why we offer a great maintenance program to our clients.

Even those systems that are meticulously maintained, however, are going to run into operational problems from time to time. If and when your system lands in trouble, remember that we are the company to call when you want it restored to peak functionality fast. Not only will this help to limit any potential damages to your system, but swift heating repair in Columbia, MD is also the best way to protect your safety in the event of a malfunction.

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Signs That You Need Water Heater Repairs

October 1st, 2018

water-heater-repairIf you’re reading this post hoping to hear about a water heater that you can buy and then never run into problems with, you’re out of luck. If you do find such claims elsewhere, then you also know that you are dealing with a source that cannot be trusted. Water heaters today are well-made and reliable, but not a single one of them is perfect. At some point, you are going to require professional water heater repair in Columbia, MD.

When you do, ours is definitely the number to call. Our water heater technicians have seen it all when it comes to water heater problems, and we’ve done it all when it comes to repairing those problems. Of course, you’ll need to recognize that you have a potential problem before you can go about repairing that problem. So here are a few tips that will help you to determine if the time has come for professional water heater repair services.

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When to Call a Professional HVAC Company

September 17th, 2018

AC-technician-workingThere are a lot of capable homeowners out there. We understand this. We also understand that such homeowners, as well as those that are not really that capable, like to take things into their own hands when it comes to different projects around their homes. The difference between a capable homeowner and a responsible homeowner is that a responsible one will understand when the service in question is beyond his or her capability. Certain jobs call for a pro.

This is almost always the case when it comes to heating and air conditioning services. Are you unsure of when you should get in touch with your professional HVAC company in Columbia, MD (ahem, us, ahem)? If so,  then this is the post for you. We respect your drive and DIY ethos, but that does not change the fact that our professional, experienced technicians are the ones that should be handling your HVAC services for you! 

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Ask a Contractor: Is Maintenance Worth It?

September 3rd, 2018

AC-unitWe could not tell you what they encountered in their lives that would make them so distrustful, but there are homeowners out there that refuse to accept the necessity of routine HVAC  maintenance.

There’s nothing wrong with my heater, they say.

My air conditioner is running decently enough, they think.

Oh no, I need to schedule HVAC repairs! they eventually realize.

If we were really only interested in lining our own pockets, we’d actually be telling you to go ahead and skip over the maintenance that your air conditioner and heater need to succeed. That way, we’d make our money on lucrative replacements and frequent repair needs. When it comes to HVAC in Annapolis, MD, however, we are the company to trust. And trust us—

Routine HVAC tune-ups are most definitely in your best interest!

Don’t just take our word for it, though. Read on to learn more about the benefits of professional HVAC maintenance.

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Why Is There Water All Around My AC?

August 20th, 2018

question-markYou may think that you know the warning signs to look out for when it comes to problems with your air conditioning system. An AC that is blowing warm air, for instance, is obviously a problem. An air conditioner that makes very loud noises when running, or that keeps shutting down rapidly, is an air conditioner that likely needs air conditioning repair in Columbia, MD. What about those problems that you didn’t realize may develop, though? What about something like an AC with a water leak?

Whoa whoa whoa, you may be thinking—a water leak? My air conditioner doesn’t have a water supply line. It doesn’t hold water in a tank. And it doesn’t have any use for water in its cooling process. So how could a water leak even be possible?  That’s what we are going to explore today, and you’re right—it’s not really a water leak. Or, at least, it’s not a water leak in the way that you’re probably thinking of it.

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What’s the Deal with Refrigerant Leaks?

August 6th, 2018

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With August upon us, homeowners throughout the area know that there is some serious heat yet to come. We are not even quite in the home stretch of the summer’s heat, truth be told, and this is not a point at which you can start to ignore potential signs of trouble with your air conditioning system in Columbia. Of course, we’d also argue that there is never a point at which you should be ignoring such warning signs, but that’s beside the case.

That being said, not all air conditioning problems are quite as serious as others. Any and all warning signs should be taken seriously, because even those that seem “minor” could be indicative of very serious issues. Many AC problems actually share warning signs, muddying the waters further, so your best bet is to have the situation assessed by a trained professional regardless of what the actual symptoms may be. You certainly would not want something like a refrigerant leak to go undiagnosed, after all.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth My Money?

July 23rd, 2018

tankless-water-heaterThe answer to this question may be frustratingly vague, but bear with us—it might be. Why can’t we just give you a straight answer? Because, at this time, we don’t have the information necessary to determine if the tankless water heater is a good fit for you. We can tell you that it is a good fit for a lot of homeowners, and we’ll help you to better understand the pros and cons of tankless water heaters in the post that follows,  though.

Before that, let’s just remind you of one more thing that we can tell you confidently. You are only going to get a great performance from your water heater, tankless or otherwise, if that system is installed and serviced by skilled, trained professionals. Our technicians fit the bill completely. Read on, contact with any questions that you may have, and leave your water heater services in Columbia, MD to us. And now,  let’s take a closer look.

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Nobody Told Me My AC Could Leak Water Everywhere!

July 9th, 2018

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There are a lot of potential problems that you may encounter with your air conditioning system over the course of the cooling season. We would love to tell you otherwise, but our honesty and integrity are far too important to us to stretch the truth in such matters. No air conditioner, even when expertly manufactured, flawlessly installed, and meticulously maintained, is going to be 100% problem free. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you’ll see every problem coming, or even that you’ll realize certain problems were possible!

Case in point: The Legend of the Leaking Air Conditioner. Now, you’ve probably heard that refrigerant leaks are a major air conditioning problem—we will certainly have a blog written on that soon, so be sure to check back—but you may not have heard that air conditioners in Columbia, MD can leak water, as well. And the fact of the matter is that it’s not really a “leak” in the way you may be thinking of it. Read on for some much-needed clarification.

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