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How To Ventilate My Bathroom? – Understanding The Importance of Bathroom Ventilation

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When it comes to the topic of HVAC, the “V” which stands for ventilation, is often overlooked by homeowners and home builders alike. Unfortunately, what many people don’t realize is that improper ventilation can be harmful to both your home and your health. This is especially important when it comes to your home’s bathroom.  If… Read more »

Why Are Some Rooms In My House Colder Or Warmer Than Others?

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Do you have one room in your house, such as your bedroom or basement, that always seems to be colder or hotter than the others? Temperature inconsistencies are one of the most common issues many homeowners have to deal with. At Minnick’s, we help Maryland homeowners solve temperature imbalances all the time and we understand… Read more »

What does MERV rating mean on a furnace filter? Why should I care?

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MERV is an abbreviation for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. Your filters MERV rating tells you, on a scale of 1-16, how effectively your filter traps the small particles you don’t want to circulate through your home such as dust, pollen, mold, and other irritants. The higher the MERV rating, the more efficient the filter will be… Read more »

An Honest Review of the Ecobee Smart Thermostat: Features and Price

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Are you considering buying or upgrading a smart thermometer? With so many options available it’s difficult to understand how to make these decisions. Smart thermostats are becoming increasingly popular in residential homes as more homeowners are becoming interested in smart home technology and the idea of controlling their appliances right from their smart devices. If… Read more »

Top 3 Furnace Brands in 2020 – Homeowner Buying Guide

Top 3 Furnace Brands in 2020 Homeowner Buying Guide

If you’re considering replacing your home’s furnace unit, there are many factors to consider when selecting your new heating unit.  Price, lifespan, warranties, energy efficiency ratings, fuel source, and brand are just a few of the typical factors that influence what unit homeowners will buy. Minnick’s is a certified installer of all the major brands… Read more »

An Honest Look at HVAC Maintenance Agreements in 2020

An Honest Look at HVAC Maintenance Agreements in 2020

If you’re a homeowner looking to install or repair your HVAC system, your HVAC company will most likely offer you a maintenance agreement. This is sometimes also referred to as an extended service agreement or maintenance plan. There are many names for these agreements but they’re all essentially pre-paid contracts to have your HVAC system… Read more »