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How Energy Audits Improve Allergy And Asthma Symptoms

Maryland allergies

Spring is always a welcome sight after a long Maryland winter. If you suffer from allergies, spring is a beautiful but tough time of year. Most people assume pollen, grass, and other debris floating in the air causes their allergy symptoms. While those things don’t help them, they’re not the only cause. The quality of… Read more »

PROFESSIONAL HVAC INSTALLATION IN MARYLAND

Eventually, your furnace or air conditioning unit will need to be replaced wither because they have stopped working or because you have decided to upgrade to a new energy efficient model. And when you invest in a new HVAC system for your Maryland home, you want it installed properly. Benefits of Professional HVAC Installation Highly… Read more »

GREEN REMODELING, IMPROVING HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY

When it comes to new home construction, homes built today are 100% more energy-efficient than homes built in the 1970s, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Unfortunately, we do not all live in new homes. So how do we improve the energy efficiency of our older homes? Green Remodeling! According to the… Read more »

THE ICE CHEST IN THE DUCTWORK: NON-STANDARD PARTS IN A DUCT SYSTEM

Are flex ducts efficient

As an HVAC company with 60 years in the industry, we have seen it all…or so we thought. We recently stumbled across a blog post from EnergyVanguard.com, “What’s That Ice Chest Doing in This Attic Duct System?,” that even caught us by surprise. You read that right; an ice chest in the ductwork. The homeowner… Read more »

Furnace Maintenance Checklist: 6 Ways it Protects Your Family

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UPDATED 10/18/2017 When the leaves begin to change colors, and the temperatures dip you know winter is around the corner. To protect your comfort all winter long, prepare for the cold with HVAC maintenance. The six ways Minnick’s furnace inspection improves your Whole-Home Comfort.

HOW A HIGH-EFFICIENCY FURNACE CAN REDUCE YOUR UTILITY COSTS

Let’s get real: purchasing and installing a new furnace is never a small job. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling your home accounts for 56% of your total energy expenses. The good news is that a new furnace offers you the chance to save serious money in your heating costs by… Read more »

Common Causes of Household Drafts And Solutions To Fix Them

household drafts

UPDATED 10/24/2017 Did you know that a typical family wastes about a third of its annual energy budget on air that leaks through gaps and cracks in your home? During the winter, you notice these air leaks more and identify them as household drafts. Feel more comfortable at home this winter, by fixing the common… Read more »