How To Install An Air Filter In a Furnace

February 20, 2020

In this step-by-step guide, we’re going to show you how to replace the air filter in your furnace. Here are five easy steps that you can follow to get the job done. 1. Set the Furnace Thermostat to “Off” The first thing to do is simply set the thermostat on your furnace to “off.” Alternatively, you can disconnect all power to the furnace if you’d like to be extremely safe. 2. Find Your Furnace Air Filter and Its Condition The second thing you’ll want to do is to

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How Long Should a Furnace Last?

February 10, 2020

When kept in good condition, your furnace should be able to last for several decades. However, there are several variables that may determine how often you’ll need to replace this component. How Much Work Does Your Furnace Do? A furnace will tend to last longer if it isn’t required to run 24 hours a day during the winter months. It will also likely last longer if you keep your home at a reasonable temperature during the cool season. Ideally, you’ll keep the thermostat at around 65 degrees at night and 68 degrees during

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Common Questions About Upgrading Your Heating System

January 30, 2020

Are you unsure about whether or not you should install a new heating system? Are you wondering what steps to take to do so? Air, Plumbing & Heating Solutions is here to help! We get a lot of questions from homeowners about their heating systems and whether or not they should install a new heat pump, furnace, boiler, etc. With winter approaching, we wanted to give you some tips on how to identify if your heating system needs upgrading and outline your next best steps. Here are some questions we frequently hear when we’re providing estimates, installing

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What Should You Never Put Into a Garbage Disposal?

January 20, 2020

Since its blades liquefy solid food with little effort, the garbage disposal in your home might seem as though it can stand up to just about anything. Don’t believe it. You must be mindful of what you put down your garbage disposal. There are a variety of items that can cause clogs and severe damage. If you run into a problem with your garbage disposal or you’re simply due for a newer model, the staff at Air, Plumbing & Heating Solutions in Randallstown, MD, specializes in installation, repair and replacement of this equipment. However, if you’re looking to keep your garbage

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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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