If you are used to living in Elkton, you know how brutal the summer heat can be. After an afternoon of outdoor work or play, you will be ready to relax in a nice, cool home. A reliable air conditioner may quickly become the most important appliance in your house during those longest days of the year.
Rely on Burns & McBride Home Comfort to keep you and your family cool throughout the season. Our team of professionals can help match your home’s cooling needs with top-quality air conditioning systems if you are in the market for a new one. Current models provide excellent cooling and improved energy efficiency.
If you are happy with your current air conditioning system, our trained professionals can come out to inspect, tune up, and clean your system before the heat really hits. On the other hand, if you require repair services, give us a call, and we will be happy to send out a professional to fix your air conditioner as quickly as possible.
Not only does your air conditioner keep you and your family comfortably cool in the Maryland dog days of summer, but it will also dehumidify your indoor air. Keeping your home at the correct humidity level can reduce common allergens such as mold and mildew, protect your electronics and appliances from humidity damage, and improve your overall indoor air quality.
When you need more information on air conditioning, call Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341. Our professionals are standing by, ready to serve you. Request air conditioning service online today.
If you live in Maryland, you know that reliable heating is critical in the colder months. High-efficiency boilers can be an excellent way to heat your Elkton home, whether you rely on natural gas or heating oil as your source of energy.
If you use a residential boiler system and begin noticing things like deep rumbling noises or inconsistent heat, you may want to check your pilot light or thermostat. If you can’t see an easy fix, be sure to call our trained experts at Burns & McBride Home Comfort. We would be happy to come out and inspect your boiler system for pressure valve malfunctions or other common problems and provide repair services.
However, if you are using an older boiler, say more than 10 years old, it may be worth it to purchase a new one. You will recoup much of your initial investment in energy savings. Studies show that older boilers may be only 50 percent efficient, wasting half the energy you purchase, while the best systems available today can be up to 98 percent efficient.
Call Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341 for more details. Our team can provide guidance on the best residential boiler for your home based on your local climate, the size of your residence, and your family’s unique needs. Request boiler service online today.
If you have regular battles over the thermostat setting in your house, you may want to consider investing in a ductless heating and cooling system for particular rooms in your Elkton home. Ductless systems work by providing climate control to a particular room or space.
Since ductless systems do not use your Maryland home’s ductwork system, you can save the energy often lost while heated and cooled air travels from room to room via air ducts. In addition, only a small hole connecting the indoor and outdoor units is required in order to install a unit, which makes installations very straightforward.
Our team at Burns & McBride Home Comfort recommends installing a ductless unit in spare rooms such as sun porches or attic bedrooms as well as in rooms where family members might prefer different temperatures. A ductless system can help balance heating and cooling throughout your home as well.
Compared with traditional heating and cooling systems, the upfront costs associated with a ductless may be a bit more. You will recoup some of the cost through reduced energy bills, so don’t let this prevent you from exploring this option if you are interested.
When the mercury falls here in Maryland, you will want a reliable and functioning furnace to keep your home warm. If you happen to be building a new home or creating a large addition, you may be looking for the best heating solution to install. Owners of older homes may need to replace aging furnaces to gain efficiency or eliminate costly repairs.
Although furnaces have been around for a century, there are many different designs, fuel sources, and sizes available today. Sorting through all the features, price points, sizes, and designs can be overwhelming. Our team at Burns & McBride Home Comfort can go over all the different furnace options available on the market today to help you make the best decision for your budget and lifestyle.
Our trained professionals can look at your Elkton home’s size, design layout, and construction material, as well as the local climate, to recommend the optimum furnace for your situation. It’s important you select the proper sized furnace to generate enough heat on extremely cold days while not wasting energy on a regular basis.
Once you invest in a new furnace, it’s important to maintain it regularly to keep it up and running year after year. Solid maintenance will also help you extend the life of your new investment.
Heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative to conventionally heating and cooling your Elkton home. Instead of creating their own heat to warm up your home, heat pumps simply take heat from outside and pump it into your indoor space in the winter. During the hot summer months, the heat pump does the opposite: it pumps the heat from inside your home to outside, resulting in a cooler indoor climate.
Heat pumps are an efficient and cost-effective way to provide the heating and cooling you need in Maryland. In some cases, heat pumps may cost much less than what you would be paying to run a conventional heating and cooling system.
Talk with us at Burns & McBride Home Comfort to learn about air-source heat pumps, which are the most common type of heat pump. These typically use much less electricity than is required by furnaces and baseboard heating options.
Although heat pumps were originally designed for homes in moderate climates, developments in technology have made heat pumps great options for homes in colder climates as well. Ask us about ductless, or mini-split, heat pumps. They are perfect for homes without ductwork.
Call our team of professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341 . Our heating and cooling experts can provide additional information about heat pumps and help you determine if they would be a good solution for your home. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
As a society, most of us stay indoors the majority of the time. That’s why having good indoor air quality is more important than ever. Our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort want to be sure your Maryland home provides a healthy environment for you and your family. Our testing and remediation services can help you check your air quality and improve it.
Poor indoor air quality can result from a host of things including dust, pet dander, smoking, and viruses. In addition, cleaning products, paint, or carpet can release chemicals that can negatively affect indoor air quality.
Long-term exposure to poor air quality may mean increased health problems or daily discomfort. If you are struggling with fatigue, respiratory distress, or ongoing allergies, you may be subject to indoor air quality issues.
Our experienced professionals can test the quality of your Elkton indoor air. If they discover potential issues, they may recommend things like cleaning your air ducts, changing your air filters, or installing an air purifier. They can also check for things like deadly carbon monoxide leaks.
If you have recently noticed your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system struggling to combat Mother Nature’s extreme temperatures in Maryland, you might want to consider calling for HVAC maintenance. A broken furnace or a damaged air conditioning unit can cause major discomfort and inconvenience in your Elkton home, and our team at Burns & McBride Home Comfort would love to help you avoid a potentially disastrous situation.
When our professionals come in to check up on your system, your HVAC units will undergo a thorough analysis and tune-up. Our team will perform upkeep tasks such as changing your air filters, tightening electrical connections, and inspecting pressure where needed. By running an HVAC maintenance checkup, your system will be less likely to fail you when you need it most.
In addition to troubleshooting a problematic system, consider scheduling biannual HVAC maintenance sessions to be sure your home is prepared for both the summer heat and chilly winter temperatures. By taking good care of your system, you can save money by reducing high energy bills, keeping emergency repairs to a minimum, and extending the life span of your HVAC unit. Our trained experts would love to help you keep your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible across all four seasons.
Ready to consider investing in an HVAC maintenance checkup? Contact Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341 to learn more. Our team would be happy to come up with a maintenance plan that best suits your unique system at a manageable price. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
You may have had to deal with the unfortunate cold shower or the inability to run your dishwasher or laundry at the time you wanted to do it. The hot water you wanted was simply not there. Today, your options range far and wide to be sure your hot water needs can be met. Two major types of residential HVAC water heater are on the market today: tank and tankless.
Tank water heaters are still the most common, particularly in older homes. These are the type that may have run out of hot water while in use in the past in your Maryland home. Generally, these are heated by electricity, oil, or gas.
On the other hand, tankless water heaters heat up water exactly when you want it, on demand, regardless of how much or how little you need. You are also freed from the necessity of continually heating a large tank of water in your Elkton home. In addition to using traditional energy means to fuel these heaters, they can also utilize other alternative sources of energy such as geothermal, solar, and more.
When you are ready to update your home’s water heating solutions, whether it is a replacement, repair, or maintenance, our team at Burns & McBride Home Comfort is always here for you—give us a call at 302-273-1341. Request water heater service online today.
It is easy to notice heating and cooling problems when they are obvious. Dripping walls and broken units get attention fast. However, lesser problems such as excess humidity can get ignored your Maryland home. What should you know about humidity in your home and when is it time to do something about it?
When the summer hits, humidity levels tend to rise with the heat. This creates an environment where allergens thrive. Mold and mildew can also start creeping into your Elkton home. One of the best ways to combat these irritants is by investing in a whole-house dehumidifier.
Whole-house dehumidifiers work together with your heating and cooling system to remove excess moisture. In addition to preventing mold, mildew and allergens, they can also keep your home cooler, reduce your heating and cooling costs, and remove dust from your home before it settles throughout the house. If you have pets, it can help with the dander as well.
Consistently low humidity levels are not only a nuisance. They can negatively impact your health, home, and comfort in ways you may not realize until you no longer feel well, your wood floors shrink, or you can’t seem to keep your hands soft.
Maybe you can’t shake a series of colds that has been plaguing you all winter or the air feels sharp when you breathe. All these and more are symptoms of low humidity in Maryland homes.
One of the best ways to bring these levels back and keep them balanced is by installing a whole-house humidifier. This system will help boost your humidity levels and circulates balanced air through your Elkton home. Naturally, the optimum choice will depend on your existing HVAC system and what will fit your particular needs.