Is It Bad to Run My Heating System 24/7?

January 12, 2020

When many Randallstown, MD, residents heat their homes, they set their thermostats to a certain temperature. When the inside of the house falls below that temperature, the furnace will kick on and the system will distribute warm air. Upon reaching the desired temperature, the system will shut down again. However, you can also set your thermostat to the “On” position so that the fan is always running whether or not the furnace is lit. The debate has long raged on whether or not running a heating system all the time is a good idea. Today, we’ll take

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Avoid a Heating Emergency by Investing in a New Heating System

January 1, 2020

Encountering a heating emergency in the midst of winter is the last issue any homeowner wants to happen. If your heating system stops working in the middle of a cold spell, it can lead to costly home repairs and dangerous conditions, such as pipes freezing and bursting. In order to avoid a potential heating emergency this winter, you might want to consider investing in your heating system now. If you’re not entirely convinced that now is the time for a new system, take these steps first and then evaluate whether or not you need a new system.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

December 15, 2019

As Randallstown, MD, residents move toward the end of the holidays, they get another opportunity to consider setting New Year’s resolutions. Why not make a resolution concerning your HVAC system? While it’s not the typical choice, such a resolution could end up saving you on home comfort and HVAC repair costs. Here are a couple of New Year resolutions that you might think about. Change Your Air Filter Regularly This is perhaps the most important task that can extend the lifetime of your HVAC system. In your resolution, you may have to consider replacing the air

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HVAC Tips for the Holidays

December 5, 2019

Deck the Halls With an HVAC Maintenance Tune-Up This is the time of year when many families put their heating systems on overload. The winter months require warmer temperatures inside the home. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to remove some of the winter load off your heating system. One of the most important steps is to schedule your annual HVAC maintenance check. The team at Air, Plumbing & Heating Solutions works hard to be a trusted heater and air conditioner service provider in Randallstown, MD. Our licensed technicians will do a thorough inspection of your heater to tighten any loose screws,

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Why Does My AC Smell Like Gas?

November 3, 2019

Air conditioners can occasionally produce strange odors, especially when they are first turned on for the season. Usually they are harmless, and just the result of dust and other debris in the ductwork. If you notice a sulfur, rotten egg, or skunk-like odor, however, that could be an indication that you have a natural gas leak. What to Do When You Smell Gas A natural gas leak can cause a fire or even an explosion if it is serious enough. It is important to leave the house immediately. If you can, open a window

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Is a New Air Conditioner Really Worth It?

November 3, 2019

If you have an AC unit that is older than 10 years old you may have thought about purchasing a new unit. A question homeowners often ask themselves is if it is really worth purchasing a new unit if the older unit is still running? Is it Worth Purchasing a New AC Unit? Weighing up the pros and cons of buying a new AC unit may help you to make a decision when it comes to purchasing a new system. Let’s look at some of the negatives and positives of buying a new air

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Can I Change the Freon in My Air Conditioner?

November 3, 2019

Your home’s air conditioner has many different parts. These parts are important in helping the unit cool off the air, pumping it into your home, and keeping your home comfortable. The Freon in your air conditioner is a big part of cooling down the air and when Freon levels are low or the unit has a leak, your air conditioner won’t be able to produce cool air. Can I Change the Freon in my System Myself? The answer is yes. You can change the Freon in your system yourself and you will need a

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How Do I Add Freon To My AC?

November 3, 2019

For many in the Baltimore area, air conditioning as an essential creature comfort. As the summer heat becomes more intense and the humidity is on the rise, central AC in your home provides welcome relief. But, if your AC isn’t cooling as well as it should and you find your home no longer feels like an escape from the sticky Maryland weather, your central AC may be lacking in Freon. Freon, the common name for a refrigerant component of your AC, R-22, is necessary to keep cool air circulating throughout your home. Freon absorbs the heat

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How to Know if My AC Is Low on Freon?

November 3, 2019

Summertime in Baltimore can be hot, muggy, and uncomfortable! As any Charm City resident knows, finding a place to cool off and escape the summer heat and humidity is key. For those with a central cooling system, home provides a welcome retreat on a warm and muggy day. So, what do you do when your central AC isn’t quite doing the job? How do you know if your cooling system needs repaired, replaced, or simply serviced? Maybe your system is simply in need of a little tune-up, or perhaps you’ve lost some refrigerant, commonly referred to as

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Click?

November 3, 2019

Home heating and cooling systems make noise. Even the top of the line “quiet comfort” units will hum, or buzz when they’re doing their job. Your ductwork may accentuate these sounds, adding rattles and vibrations as your system engages and blows air through your vents. These sounds are a normal part of your system’s operation and shouldn’t be cause for alarm. On the other hand, if your system is making unusual noises, or sounds that are unfamiliar and you the homeowner don’t associate with normal operation of your cooling system, it may be time for a service

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