If you are used to living in , you know how brutal the summer heat can be. After an afternoon of outdoor work or play, you will be ready to relax in a nice, cool home. A reliable air conditioner may quickly become the most important appliance in your house during those longest days of the year.
Rely on Burns & McBride Home Comfort to keep you and your family cool throughout the season. Our team of professionals can help match your home’s cooling needs with top-quality air conditioning systems if you are in the market for a new one. Current models provide excellent cooling and improved energy efficiency.
If you are happy with your current air conditioning system, our trained professionals can come out to inspect, tune up, and clean your system before the heat really hits. On the other hand, if you require repair services, give us a call, and we will be happy to send out a professional to fix your air conditioner as quickly as possible.
Not only does your air conditioner keep you and your family comfortably cool in the dog days of summer, but it will also dehumidify your indoor air. Keeping your home at the correct humidity level can reduce common allergens such as mold and mildew, protect your electronics and appliances from humidity damage, and improve your overall indoor air quality.
When you need more information on air conditioning, call Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341. Our professionals are standing by, ready to serve you. Request air conditioning service online today.
If you are considering heating options in your home, residential boilers may be on your short list. Although not as common as furnaces, boilers can be an excellent, energy-efficient way to provide even, comfortable heat for your family. Boilers typically use natural gas or heating oil to provide the energy to heat water, and the warm vapor provides residential heat.
Our professional team at Burns & McBride Home Comfort can help you choose a residential boiler system that is designed for your home’s size and climate. Selecting the correct boiler for your home, budget, and lifestyle is not something you should leave to chance. You need the help of a highly trained and experienced expert.
Boiler technology has improved tremendously in recent years. In fact, boilers installed decades ago may be wasting nearly half their energy while operating. Today, the highest efficiency residential boilers can operate at up to 98 percent efficiency.
To learn more about residential boilers, call Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341 . Our trained team can provide you with details about the residential boilers we offer and answer your questions. Request boiler service online today.
If you are considering adding on a room to your home, you may be wondering about heating and cooling options. Expanding your home’s ductwork can be costly and may overburden your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. You should consider installing an efficient ductless system available today.
Ductless systems can be an excellent solution for extra rooms in your home. Since they are not connected to your HVAC system, you can provide customized climate control in selected areas. For instance, you may want to heat or cool a home office only during work hours or an elderly family member may want a bedroom warmer than others residing in the home.
A home’s duct work is often responsible for up to a 30 percent loss of energy, which means a ductless system can reduce your energy bills regularly. Since ductless units require only a small hole in the wall to install, your energy loss is minimized.
Our trained experts at Burns & McBride Home Comfort can help you size a ductless unit for your room or home as well as advise if one makes sense for your particular heating or cooling needs. Call Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341 to learn more about ductless units. Request ductless system service online today.
Coming into a toasty, warm home from the blistering winter wind is such a pleasant feeling. Be sure your furnace is ready for the cold temperatures by checking in with our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort. Our trained professionals can help you select and install a new furnace, repair or inspect an existing furnace, or simply tune up your entire heating system to be sure it’s prepared.
If you are in the market for a new furnace for your home, you will have plenty of options. Today’s furnaces are designed to operate in a wide variety of climates as well as different sized homes.
The layout of your rooms and the building materials used in your home should also play a role in helping you select the right furnace for your needs. It’s important to match the size of your furnace to all these factors so you get the right amount of heat in cold weather while not wasting energy unnecessarily.
Furnaces run on a variety of different fuels so another consideration when choosing a furnace is the long-run cost of operating your furnace. Most new furnaces are designed with optimal efficiency in mind. It’s important to balance the initial cost of your furnace with ongoing energy costs.
In addition, many furnaces have special features that can help improve indoor air quality or ventilation, offer variable speeds for more consistent heat, or provide zone heating.
Finding a sustainable, efficient, and effective way to heat and cool your home can be a challenge. Fortunately, technology and developments in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry are making strides in this area. One solution is to invest in a heat pump for all your climate control needs.
Our Burns & McBride Home Comfort team can provide a wealth of information about current heat pumps available today. Just like its name implies, a heat pump simply pumps warmer air between your home and the outdoors, depending on the season.
When you want additional heat during the colder months, the pump moves heat from outside to inside. When you want heat to be removed during the warmer seasons, the heat pump pushes the heat from inside to outside.
The majority of heat pumps available on the market today are air-source heat pumps. They consume less electricity than baseboard heaters and traditional furnaces, saving you money and reducing your home’s carbon footprint. Heat pumps do not create heat by burning a fuel such as wood or natural gas, which contributes to their energy efficiency and affordability.
High-efficiency heat pumps provide better dehumidification during the warmer months, giving them a leg up over conventional air conditioners.
If you want to get more information about heat pump models for your home, call Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341 . Our team is ready and prepared to answer your questions. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
Do you find yourself feeling tired all the time? Are you suffering from allergies, asthma, or constant respiratory distress? Although these things can originate from many different sources, poor indoor air quality is a possibility.
Our team at Burns & McBride Home Comfort here in wants to help you ensure a healthy home. We will come out and test the air quality in your home. If they find any issues, they can provide remediation services to help you improve it.
Everyone has dust and dust mites in their home as well as some level of chemicals released from carpeting, cleaning supplies, and other household substances. In addition, if you have pets, you will generate more hair and dander. Smoking also adds particulates to the air. All of these things can contribute to an indoor air quality problem.
Testing of indoor air quality is something we do every day. If we find issues, our experienced professionals might recommend remediation such as air duct cleaning or replacing your air filters in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A wide variety of air filtration and air purification systems are available on the market today as well, which can help improve your indoor air quality.
Everything has its season, and your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is no different. Your furnace puts in overtime during the chilly winters while taking a rest in the summer, and your air conditioning unit works on the opposite schedule in . Our team at Burns & McBride Home Comfort recommends that right before your furnace or air conditioner goes into high gear you schedule an HVAC maintenance service call.
Our trained professionals will conduct a complete inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system. Talk with us about our multipoint inspection. It includes a filter change, lubrication, pressure and safety check, and much more. You will also have a trained eye on your system so any potential problems can be caught quickly and repaired before your HVAC system stops working.
In the long run, investing in HVAC maintenance can save you a great deal of stress and money in your home. A well-maintained system will not only function better, but it will consume less energy every day. In addition, it can help increase the working life of your whole system, making it less likely you will have to invest in a new furnace or air conditioning unit prematurely.
When you are ready to schedule your HVAC maintenance visit, contact Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341 . We would be happy to answer questions or share more details. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
No one likes dealing with a lack of hot water in your home. In general, barring some major catastrophe, the fault lies in the type of water heater you use. Regardless of where you are in your water heater’s life cycle, it’s worth looking into the new alternatives on the market and the benefits they may bring to your home.
The first option many homes come with is a tank water heater. These are generally heated by gas, electricity, or oil, then heat and store your hot water. However, they can run out at inconvenient times and can cause large amounts of water damage should the tank ever leak.
The second option is a tankless water heater. These systems heat water only upon demand, regardless of how much you may want at the time. They also are highly energy efficient since you are only using the water you need at the time—you are not spending money to keep a tank of water hot waiting to be used. Since these heaters do not have storage tanks, they have a smaller footprint in your home, making for versatility in installation locations.
When you are ready to learn more or to make needed improvements in your water heater, whether it is a replacement, new installation, repair, or maintenance, our Burns & McBride Home Comfort professionals at are ready and waiting for you—give us a call at 302-273-1341. Request water heater service online today.
While you may not think twice about maintaining or updating your heating and cooling system, a quality heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system does not have to simply be a traditional setup. In , it is worth looking into different systems and services that work with your HVAC system in order to provide a more pleasant home for all concerned. One of the best add-on options available today is a whole-house dehumidifier system.
These handy units do one thing well: they pull the extra moisture out of your home. However, this has a lot more benefits than you might think. Removing the extra humidity can lower your allergen level, prevent mold growth, and remove dirt and dust before it settles in your home. If you have been dealing with any of these issues, it is worth a hard look to see where improvements could be made.
If you have ever dealt with sharp, dry air in your home, you know how unpleasant it can be. No one wants that type of home atmosphere on a regular basis. Additionally, there are very real health issues unbalanced humidity levels can cause. If you are facing these problems in , it may be time for you to look into installing a whole-house humidifier.
The simplest explanation of these systems is they work in tandem with your existing forced-air heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to balance the level of humidity in your home’s air.
What are the differences between the different whole-house humidifier models? What are the advantages and drawbacks of each one? And which one is best for your needs? That is where our Burns & McBride Home Comfort professionals at 302-273-1341 can help you discover the best solution for your needs. Request whole-house humidifier service online today.