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What is the HOMES Rebate Program?

Starting in 2023 is a new rebates program providing more than $4 billion to residents to make their homes more energy efficient. Read about this program and how it could impact you.

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How Long Do AC Units Last?

How long do air conditioning units typically last? Let’s get into it here.

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Oil vs. Gas Heating: Cost, Efficiency, and How to Convert

What costs more for heating your home: natural gas or oil? And how much does it cost to convert from oil heat to gas? Read on to learn more.

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Are HVAC Maintenance Plans Worth It?

Are wondering if HVAC service contracts are worth it? Read about the possible benefits of a maintenance plan.

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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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