Ready to replace your HVAC equipment? Before you invest in a new unit, consider this question. What system do you think controls your comfort at home? While most homeowners think it’s the HVAC unit connected to their thermostat, it’s only a piece of the bigger system – your house! Thinking of your house as a… Read more »
Do you have a room in your home that’s ten times warmer than the rest of your home? Perhaps it’s your laundry room or a bedroom. If it’s a room you don’t use a lot, you probably think it makes sense to close the air vent. After all, why heat a space you don’t use?… Read more »
During the winter, most Maryland homeowners heat their home to 70-degrees or more. It’s inevitable that some heat will escape through the walls, ductwork, roof, windows, doors, chimney, vents, and floor. The more your house leaks, the more money you’ll pay to stay comfortable. We’re showing you 15 ways to lower your winter heating bill.
A carbon monoxide is a low-cost safety device that every homeowner needs! It protects your family, alerting you to danger much like a smoke detector. Only carbon monoxide (CO) is more dangerous than smoke because you can’t smell it, taste it, or hear it! CO poisoning is an invisible danger for every Montgomery and Howard… Read more »
Who wants to take a cold shower? It’s unpleasant in the summer and especially in the winter. Your comfort depends on your plumbing. The water heater offers warm water all year round. That’s why it’s important to maintain it, by flushing your water heater at least once a year.
As a family-owned company for more than 63 years, Minnick’s doesn’t believe traditional HVAC maintenance agreements benefit the consumer. We turned the HVAC industry on its head in 2012 and stopped offering maintenance agreements. We’re once again leading the way again with innovative technology that offers an even smarter maintenance option — Smart Maintenance.
ENERGY STAR. The blue label with white lettering on all sorts of household products has become synonymous with energy efficiency. For more than appliances and windows, the mark is even in new homes and buildings that follow energy efficient standards. After 25 years, the Energy Star label now means better home comfort by providing a… Read more »
When you think of your heating and cooling needs, do you automatically think about your furnace or air conditioner? Most homeowners do, but Whole-Home Comfort depends on so much more. The Smart Approach to Whole-Home Comfort looks at how your systems work together to improve the health and comfort of your home.
Do you have high utility bills yet you still feel uncomfortable at home? You probably need an energy audit. It’s a low-cost way to find the source of heating and cooling problems. Here are 10 of the top reasons to get an energy audit.
Is your air conditioner running full blast this summer, pushing your Maryland electric bill into an uncomfortable zone? Americans spend $11 billion on air conditioning costs, according to the Department of Energy. The seven steps you can take to feel comfortable at home while lowering your summer utility bills.