A Cracked Heat Exchanger: Causes, Dangers, and Solutions

March 30th, 2020
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Your furnace heater requires regular upkeep. Yearly maintenance can help it run for a good long while with fewer repairs, while timely repairs help keep it running, period. With that said, there are some repairs that are going to be a little less urgent than others, such as a dirty filter needing to be replaced.

While we urge our customers to always reach out to us as soon as they can for their furnace repair in Brunswick, MD, we know there are some fixes that can wait a day or two. But what about the repair needs that should be taken care of ASAP?

Out of all the repair needs your furnace can have, there is one that absolutely can’t be delayed in the least and that is the cracked heat exchanger.

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3 Benefits of an Air Purifier

March 16th, 2020
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It is nice to be able to relax in the comfort of your own home. At least it is nice when you home doesn’t act as just another place for allergens and particles to irritant your respiratory system. If you walk in your door and encounter a sneezing fit though, you may need to take a moment to consider your indoor air quality.

When you have poor indoor air quality in your home, it won’t usually be a place where you find the ideal amount of comfort. Thankfully there are ways to give your IAQ a little boost and thereby improve your home environment.

One such method is by using a whole home UV air purifier in Jefferson, MD. If you haven’t heard about these systems or aren’t sure how one might benefit you, we are happy to shed some light of the subject.

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How To Tell Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

March 2nd, 2020
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Your heat pump is an important part of your home. Thanks to its ability to move heat, it can offer you both heating and cooling throughout the year. In order to keep doing this reliably though, your heat pump will need professional services at some point, whether it is maintenance or heater repair in Urbana, MD.

If you have been careful to schedule regular maintenance for your heat pump since having it installed, you may not have needed to schedule repairs for it just yet. However that does create a small problem: you might not know what the signs are that signal that your heat pump requires repairs. If you aren’t sure what the indicators are that you need to schedule heat pump repairs, we can give you both the information and the services you need.

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Heating Trouble? It May Be Your Ducts

February 17th, 2020
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When you live in Urbana you have a lot of natural beauty to enjoy. however, during wintertime it is often nicer to enjoy all that natural beauty from the warmth and comfort of your own home. If your heating system is on the fritz though, staying inside may only give you the benefit of being protected from the wind rather than really keeping you warm.

There is a multitude of things that can happen to impede your furnace’s ability to warm your home. The one that we want to bring up however often goes unnoticed until it is making a really big problem. This issue lies within your ductwork.

While your ducts are out of sight and all too often out of mind, we assure you that paying attention to them every once in a while pays off. Let us explain the reasons why.

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The Benefits of a Dual Fuel Heating System

February 3rd, 2020
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People across the United States are looking for ways to improve their energy efficiency. This means using less energy and losing less of what you use too. One of the many great ways to do this is to utilize highly energy efficient home comfort systems such as the heat pump.

Energy efficiency is a great thing to work towards but it doesn’t always keep you comfortable. After all, a heat pump’s greatest weakness is freezing cold temperatures. This doesn’t make it a bad system, it just means that your heat pump may not be able to do its job efficiently all year round.

But what if this didn’t need to be a problem? When you use a dual fuel system, it won’t be!

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Humidity Can Help Your Comfort!

January 20th, 2020
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We know it sounds strange but hear us out. Humidity isn’t always a bad thing–it just depends on what you are looking for in terms of comfort. If you are looking to cool off, humidity is definitely a hindrance. However, humidity can offer a helping hand in the effort to keep you and your home warm.

If you are curious about the benefits of humidity in the effort to keep your home comfy during winter, we are happy to give you some information. On top of that, if you are looking for ways to improve the environment in your home throughout the cooler months of the year, our service technicians are ready to help.

For now though let’s discuss how humidity can actually be helpful for your comfort and your indoor air quality in Jefferson, MD.

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When Was the Last Time You Cleaned Your Ducts?

January 6th, 2020
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Have you noticed that your home is a little dustier than normal? Your dust rags are being put to good use but you are feeling like the air in your home is more dust than anything else at this stage!

Believe it or not, the issue may not lie with your cleaning habits. It may actually be a hidden offender behind your vents. We are talking about your ductwork of course.

Your ducts, while hidden from sight, play a huge role in your indoor air quality and even in how dusty or clean your home can be. There is a reason that our team offers duct cleaning in Jefferson, MD after all; we know how vital clean ductwork is!

Before you go back to dusting, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of how and why duct cleaning can impact your indoor air quality.

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Tips to Improve Your IAQ

December 23rd, 2019
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It is literally freezing outside. With temperatures in the 30s and below, most of us are hiding out indoors as much as possible and doing our best to stay warm. However, there are times when the comfortably warm environment of our homes can be our worst enemy.

What we are talking about of course is when your home plays host to a lot of dust, dirt, and debris. This can create the feeling of dry, dusty conditions that trigger respiratory irritation, allergies, and plain old discomfort. When your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is poor, it is less than pleasant. Thankfully, we can help you find a few different ways to improve your IAQ so you can enjoy the rest of the season fully content.

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The Importance of Surge Protectors For Your Heater

December 9th, 2019
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Our own Carl Harris, CEO of Real Comfort Systems, recently encountered a power surge in his neighborhood when a tree took out a power line, emphasized by a big flash of blue light. Of course, a power surge means that electronics that were plugged in that night were at risk of taking on damage. And, true to form, several homes discovered their heaters were out of commission once the power returned due to their electric motors taking on the full brunt of the power surge.

This incident of course prompted Carl to send the word out to remind our valued customers of the importance of surge protectors. Because, when the lights came back on, those in the neighborhood who had these handy devices installed discovered that the only thing the power surge took with it was the protectors themselves!

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5 Ways to Tell Your Heater Needs Help

November 25th, 2019
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Maryland is definitely like a slice of paradise. It’s green and fertile and full of interesting bits of history and engaging things to do. With that said, it also has a tendency to get a little chilly.

During these next several months when most of us are more inclined to enjoy the great indoors with a blanket, comfy clothes and hot drinks, we will rely on our heaters quite a bit. However, before you settle in for the human version of hibernation, we would advise that you double-check just how well your heater will operate before you end up without warmth when you really need it the most.

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