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3 Reasons To Clean Your Air Ducts

During the height of the heating or cooling season, your HVAC system circulates air through your home five to seven times a day. This air – which can carry dirt, dust, and debris from your living areas – is usually filtered through your HVAC system. The 3 reasons you should clean your air ducts, and… Read more »

THE MOST COMMON AIR CONDITIONING PROBLEMS

It seems as if air conditioning units always fail at the most inopportune times: usually, right in the middle of a sweltering heat wave. To reduce the chance of this happening, it is recommended that you schedule a maintenance inspection for your HVAC unit before the two major operating seasons (summer and winter) each year. Not… Read more »

GO GREEN WITH YOUR HVAC SYSTEM

As we all know, “green” is used quite frequently to describe environmentally-friendly products and services. In many ways, it’s sometimes far-fetched to call an HVAC system “green” – especially if that system is old and inefficient – because of its tremendous use of energy.  For these inefficient systems, “gray” or “brown” is probably more apt… Read more »

How A Programmable Thermostat Lowers Your Utility Bills

Heating and cooling are your biggest energy expense, making up nearly half of your utility bill. Your thermostat controls the temperature of your home and your comfort. It’s the control panel everyone runs to when they’re too hot or too cold. The type of thermostat you have in your home makes a big difference in… Read more »

How Often Should You Have Your Chimney Inspected And Cleaned?

Maryland Fireplace Safety

UPDATE 2/28/2018 The crackling wood and warm embers of a fire make for a perfect winter evening. While you’re probably not thinking about the safety of the fireplace while you’re relaxing and staying warm, chimney fires are a real concern. That’s why it’s important to have your chimney inspected and cleaned at least once a… Read more »

How Minnick’s VIP Club Rewards Customers

UPDATED 10/24/2017 Minnick’s stopped offering maintenance agreements in 2012, turning the HVAC industry on its head. As a family-owned company, we believe maintenance agreements don’t protect the homeowner. They’re full of little asterisks at the bottom of the page, right next to the barely-legible fine print, which usually specifies certain parts are not covered by the agreement. That’s why Minnick’s… Read more »

HOW TO CONTROL MOLD GROWTH IN YOUR HVAC SYSTEM

It should not be surprising that an HVAC system is the perfect environment for mold growth. By nature, HVAC systems create a lot of moisture and, if left unmanaged in a humid atmosphere, this creates a natural ecosystem for mold to thrive. Mold can be extremely dangerous, especially to people who are particularly sensitive, and… Read more »

3 Reasons A Whole-House Humidifier Is The Best Choice

Whole-House humidifier vs portable

UPDATED 4/4/2018 It sure looks pretty when snow coats the ground during the winter. We need that beautiful scenery because there are many unpleasant effects of that cold, dry air outside. It increases allergy symptoms such as dry noses, itchy skin, and sore throats. It also contributes to respiratory problems like asthma. A whole-house humidifier… Read more »