Posts By: Rob Minnick

Carbon Monoxide in the Home: Symptoms and Causes

Carbon monoxide is often called “the silent killer”. This is because it can be hard to detect. It is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. If carbon monoxide levels get dangerously high in your home, it can be life-threatening. Carbon monoxide is produced any time a fossil fuel is burned. Here are some of the… Read more »

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

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Your home is supposed to be your sanctuary. It’s the place where you and your loved ones spend most of your time. Yet, many homes are breeding grounds for illnesses caused by contaminants in the home. Do you suffer from headaches, dry throat, or allergy-like symptoms? Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Ever notice… Read more »

Minnick’s Is Now on YouTube

Minnick’s is proud to announce our new YouTube channel. We will be posting new content here about twice per month. Our videos will be educational and answer lots of our customers most common questions. Give us a call at (240) 203-6611 to get personalized help immediately. Subscribe today for more videos with tips on how… Read more »

Relative Humidity in Your Home

When your home is too humid, it can cause issues, both to the health of your loved ones, and to the contents in your home. Though when your home is too dry, you also risk health issues and potential concerns with your personal property. Though how do you know what is the right level of… Read more »

Understanding the Differences in Types of Insulation

In the winter, heat from your heating system rises to the top of your house. An under insulated attic will allow heat to pass right through your roof. If you’re under-insulated, you are losing heat, and cold air can easily enter. Air sealing is the first step in proper insulation. Air sealing is the practice… Read more »

5 Signs Your HVAC Needs Maintenance

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Whatever the season, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system can start to perform poorly. Sometimes, the presence of an issue is obvious, and your home is clearly not as warm or cool as it should be. Other times, however, warning signs that your HVAC isn’t working are more subtle. Here’s a quick list of… Read more »

The Autumn 2018 HVAC Checklist

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When well taken care of, an HVAC system can make your home more comfortable all year round. Now that the summer months are coming to a close and fall is almost upon us, you should go over a few things to be sure your HVAC service is ready to handle the chill. Avoid Turning it… Read more »

The Mysterious Phenomenon of ‘Sick Building Syndrome’

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It sounds like a fringe conspiracy theory or an episode of your favorite sci-fi show, but Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a very real phenomenon that caused some hysteria in the media a few decades ago. The term was first coined in the mid-1980s by the World Health Organization. At the time, health researchers noted… Read more »

What Happens When You Have A Faulty Thermostat

You’re noticing all these heating and cooling problems in your home. You’re having high utility bills and you never seem to get the temperature set to a comfortable level. Could there be something wrong with your home’s thermostat? Signs Something Is Wrong   The AC or heat suddenly stops working. Your room temperature never seems… Read more »

Minnick’s and ecobeco Join Forces to Provide Improved Home Performance Solutions

On July 1, Minnick’s purchased ecobeco to create a full-service home performance company. By bringing energy audits, air sealing, insulation and HVAC solutions under one roof, we hope to improve customer experience and create more customers for life. Just as Minnick’s is a 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Awards winner, ecobeco has won awards from Houzz… Read more »