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Efficiency Changes for Air Conditioners in Delaware

Big changes are coming to Delaware homeowner’s who are looking to buy air conditioning or heat pump systems after January 1, 2023.  Every six years the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) looks at their established efficiency standards. The last time they did this was in 2017. For 2023, the DOE is increasing the minimum efficiency…

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Founders Tom & Mike are on the move…

Tom McBride and Mike Burns founded Burns & McBride Home Comfort in 1949, shortly after World War II. Tom and Mike were both working in the heating and fuel industry. Tom McBride worked as a truck driver for the Esso company, which is known as Exxon today. He delivered gasoline to area service stations in…

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Fall Indoor Air Quality

5 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Fall

As fall weather approaches, we will be closing up our homes for the cold weather. Get ready for cooler weather here in New Castle by making sure you and your family are breathing the best possible air. Be sure to focus on enhancing your indoor air quality (IAQ) so that you can boost your overall home comfort and enjoy the autumn season to its fullest.

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Video Adds Layer of Transparency to Service Calls

Burns & McBride Home Comfort, we are outfitting our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) pros with XOi Technologies’ software. This mobile app enhances communication with our customers in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. 

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Conventional HVAC or a Heat Pump: Which Is Better?

Pennsylvania homeowners don’t give that a second thought—until the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system breaks down and replacement decisions need to be made. Today, the majority of homes either use a conventional air conditioner (AC) and furnace combination or a heat pump. Our team at Burns & McBride is well-versed in the difference as well as the benefits of each type of system.

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Fall HVAC Maintenance

Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months and warmer weather are gone, moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in  you need to think about preparing your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for fall maintenance.

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4 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

We are truly in the heart of the summer in New Castle when the floor fans and the open windows just don’t cut it anymore. You head over to your thermostat and select “air conditioner” and wait for that refreshing icy air to start blowing out of your vents. When you check a few minutes later, you feel only hot air. Why?

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managing your home's humidity

How Can You Manage Your Home’s Humidity?

Indoor humidity is a drag. It makes relaxing extremely difficult—after all, you are sweating inside your home! It can affect your health, triggering asthma attacks and flaring allergies. It tends to put everyone in a sluggish mood—even the goldfish. Let’s zap that excess moisture right out of the room, and look at ways to manage your Delaware home’s relative indoor humidity.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your AC and Summer Energy Bill

During the hot summer months, we are all looking to save some pennies where we can. So why not start with your costly utility bills?

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Need service on your heating or cooling system?

Call us today!
302-273-1341