Choosing the Right Heating System for Your Home

March 4th, 2015

You may decide to purchase a new heating system for one of many reasons. Perhaps your older unit has finally bitten the dust. Or maybe you just want a high-efficiency alternative to an older system that’s nearing the end of its life. In a new home, you’re looking for a new heating system that gives you the best bang for your buck.

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Bethesda Plumbing Tip: Avoid Putting these Items Down the Drain

February 26th, 2015

When you have a plumbing system in need of repair, it’s never convenient. Plumbing issues can occur in the middle of the night, right before you planned to leave for work, or in the middle of a dinner party. The best way to keep such problems from occurring is to keep your plumbing system maintained.

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How Long Should I Expect to Wait for New Boiler Installation?

February 25th, 2015

If you need a new heating system, a boiler is an ideal choice. Boilers contain few mechanical parts, which means they are less prone to breakdowns than forced air heating systems. They also have a longer lifespan than furnaces, and run more efficiently in many cases.

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Types of Ignition for Gas Furnaces

February 18th, 2015

Igniting a furnace is a process for your heating system, and the reason it is a process is to ensure safety while the fuel is released and lit. Technology has helped improve the ignition process over the years, and the result is that there are two main types of ignition for gas (and other combustion) furnaces.

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Are There Ways to Prevent Unnecessary Heating Repair?

February 16th, 2015

Heating systems are mechanical units, so at some point during your ownership of one, it is likely that you’ll have to schedule heating repair for your Gaithersburg system at least once. While there isn’t a guaranteed way to prevent all heating repair that may develop with your system, there are ways to help reduce the incidence of repair that you may experience over your system’s lifetime.

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Some of the Unusual Movies Released for Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2015

Hollywood has always tried to match movies up to the seasons to draw droves of viewers to the theaters: October is packed with fright-offerings, while the winter holidays skew toward warm and pleasing family films (as well as Oscar hopefuls).

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How Much Water Does a Leaky Faucet Waste?

February 13th, 2015

Most people would agree that leaky faucets are annoying. Despite the widespread agreement on that point, however, far too many people simply ignore leaky faucets rather than having them fixed. The general attitude is that while a leaky faucet is mildly inconvenient, it doesn’t have any significant or lasting impact, and is therefore easy to dismiss.

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What Are Pinhole Leaks?

February 4th, 2015

When you think about threats to your plumbing system, leaks are probably the first things that come to mind. You would be correct to assume that leaks are capable of causing an immense amount of damage to a plumbing system, especially if a pipe cracks or ruptures.

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When Should I Schedule Commercial HVAC Repair for My System?

January 30th, 2015

Commercial HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) are large and complex, which means it may be difficult for you to detect when a small problem has occurred. Besides, if your own or manage a commercial property, you may be very busy on a day-to-day basis, so you might not always be attuned to details like the condition of the heater and AC.

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Do Gas Furnaces Pose Any Serious Safety Risks?

January 29th, 2015

Gas furnaces, well, any gas-burning system really, work with some pretty dangerous materials every time they start up. Byproducts of the combustion of natural gas include some extremely toxic gases, like carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. The reason this isn’t a big deal most of the time is that gas furnaces are designed to safely dispose of these materials before they can harm anyone.

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