A typical summer workday for one of our air conditioner professionals is long, hot, and dirty. All day we repair broken air conditioners, recharge leaking refrigerant, replace motors, or deliver the bad news that a homeowner needs a new air conditioning unit.
In many instances, the air conditioners we repair are not working due to years of neglect from things like never changing filters, ignoring preventative maintenance, or not fixing the air conditioning unit when it starts performing poorly.
At Burns & McBride Home Comfort, we stress the importance of routine heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) preventive maintenance with each of our area customers. Preventative maintenance not only guards against breakdowns, but every study on maintaining heating and cooling units shows they operate more efficiently and last much longer than units never serviced.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team can offer you an affordable HVAC service contract so you do not have to worry about keeping your air conditioning unit maintained.
If you are considering a boiler for your home heating system, your big choice is to select a gas boiler or an electric water boiler. A Google search for “gas boiler versus electrical boiler versus oil boiler” does not help much.
There are conflicting opinions on which boiler type is preferable, but much of it depends on your home’s construction and the fuel sources available to you. As a homeowner, you are fortunate to have each boiler type available for your home installation.
What most people lack is someone to explain the pros and cons of each kind of boiler. You do not just want a boiler that will work; you want a boiler that is right for your home and will provide many years of efficient heating service.
To guide you through the water boiler selection, our Burns & McBride Home Comfort heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) team can perform a site survey of your home and explain the benefits and advantages of each kind of boiler. By calling us at 302-273-1341, you will be better informed and make the best purchase of a new home boiler system. Request boiler service online today.
There are some rooms in your house that have their own specific temperature needs. Maybe it is a wine closet or a gaming room. Perhaps it is your bedroom. Maybe it is a room that needs to be cool all the time even when the rest of the house is warm.
With one air conditioning unit controlling your whole house, there is no way to make one room cooler than the others. But with the expanding US ductless system , or mini split, market, a ductless heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is now the easiest and most affordable way to add a separate heating and air conditioning unit to that room.
Burns & McBride Home Comfort has seen the ductless system market in expand over the last few years with most homeowners adding ductless units to family rooms. Between the TV, video games, and all the people inside laughing and playing, the room can get very stuffy. A mini split system gives the family room its own heating and cooling control so you can always keep that room comfortable.
Do you have a room that needs its own heating and cooling? Call our professional team today at 302-273-1341 and see how affordable extra heating and cooling is for your special room. Request ductless system service online today.
Statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show 15 percent of all home fires in the United States were caused by malfunctioning heating systems or furnaces. Some of those fires occurred here in and, sadly, many of them were preventable.
A gas furnace is a safe and reliable way to keep your home warm. Like every piece of equipment, a gas furnace must be properly maintained to ensure safe and efficient operation. Furnace maintenance includes regular filter changes, furnace repair, and a thorough heat exchanger inspection.
Few homeowners have the tools or the time to keep up with furnace maintenance and should work with a licensed and reputable heating and air conditioning contractor to service their unit. If your heater is well maintained, you can expect it to provide up to 15 years of dependable heating to your home.
Burns & McBride Home Comfort has years of experience installing and maintaining heater systems. Call 302-273-1341 for an honest assessment of your heater’s condition. Let help resolve any problems so you and your family are safe and your heater in remains in top-notch condition. Request furnace service online today.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Saver page advises that a “heat pump can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50 percent compared to electric resistance heating.” That means a heat pump could cut your electric heating bill in half!
That is an amazing savings. In cities like that often see utility prices rise in the winter, that is a lot of money back in your pocket each month. Burns & McBride Home Comfort works with homeowners and small office building managers to calculate the annual savings of replacing their old, electric unit with a new heat pump system.
We walk them through how the different heat pumps on the market affect their installation costs and their long-term savings. For example, if buyers consider mini split heat pumps with very high cooling Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings, the utility savings compared to the old units is even more amazing.
If it is time to replace your existing unit or you need a system for a renovation, let us show you the possible savings. Call us at 302-273-1341 and see what savings are possible for your home. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
Breathing is something we all take for granted but is absolutely vital to our existence moment to moment. Here in , most of us stay indoors nearly all the time, so the quality of the indoor air we breathe should be important to us. Our team at Burns & McBride Home Comfort wants to help you be sure your indoor air quality is safe and healthy.
In nearly all indoor environments, dust, off-gassing from paints and carpets, and other pollutants are present in the air we breathe. Sometimes smoke and pet dander can be added to the mix. In most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, an air filter can remove some of these pollutants. Some homeowners may choose to have a high-efficiency HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter to remove even smaller particulates.
Indoor air quality problems may result in discomfort for you and your family or, in some cases, chronic long-term health issues like allergies and asthma. When you have one of our professionals come out and test your indoor air quality, you may discover areas that require remediation. New filtration systems, air purifiers, duct cleaning services, and other solutions may improve your situation.
Call our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort. Our number is 302-273-1341 and our trained experts are standing by to help remedy poor indoor air quality issues. Request indoor air quality service online today.
Just like your car requires regular oil changes and tire rotations to keep it running smoothly, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system will work much better if you take care of it on a regular basis. The professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort recommend a biannual maintenance checkup to keep your home comfortable year-round.
The best times to schedule an HVAC maintenance service call are during the spring and fall. These are the seasons when your furnace and air conditioner are probably not in full operation yet, which means they are the perfect times to get them ready for the hot summer or cold winter. In addition, these are the seasons when HVAC professionals are not constantly under the gun with emergency service calls, which allows them to provide excellent service at an affordable price.
When you call your HVAC team in , you’ll be getting a complete maintenance package that includes a thorough inspection, cleaning and tune-up. That means all your components will be lubricated, tightened and checked for wear and potential malfunction. In the long-run, this inexpensive service call may save you an expensive emergency repair call, reduce your energy bills, and lengthen the life of your system.
To learn more about our HVAC maintenance services, contact Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341 . Our team is ready to schedule an appointment for you at your convenience. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Water heaters are a system in your home you may not think about until they don’t work when you need them. Whether this is in the form of a cold water surge in the shower or in the dishwasher not working, it is usually always highly inconvenient. In most cases, the fault lies with your water heater. What options are available today?
Tank water heaters are most commonly used, cheaper than their alternatives, and fairly straightforward. However, these are also typically the units that may cause the majority of the problems you may associate with hot water heaters.
Tankless water heaters, while more expensive initially, do have some significant benefits in the long run. They provide hot water specifically when you need it—on demand— and are generally more energy efficient than their counterparts.
Regardless of the type of water heater you choose for your home, our Burns & McBride Home Comfort professional team members are ready and waiting for you. Whether you need a replacement, new installation, repair, or maintenance—give us a call at 302-273-1341. Request water heater service online today.
We rely on our heating and cooling systems for a lot of different things. If they do not keep us warm, cool, and comfortable, our instinct is to change the settings. This can cost more, wear out your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, and actually not be the best thing to accomplish those goals.
If you have been dealing with a sticky, unpleasant home environment and rising heating and cooling bills, it may be time for you to look into the world of whole-house dehumidifiers.
These units at first glance may seem to only pull moisture out of your home and not much else. However, when you get rid of the excess humidity, you also get rid of excess allergens, prevent mold and mildew growth, and reduce the stress on your overall HVAC system. You may agree that these are all very good goals, but what about the logistics of setting up a whole-house dehumidifier system?
That is where our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort can come alongside you. We can answer your questions at 302-273-1341 and would be happy to make solid recommendations to meet your unique needs. Request whole-house dehumidifier service online today.
You rely on your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for a wide variety of different things, not ending at providing heating and cooling. You also depend on your HVAC system for indoor air quality, ventilation, and well-balanced humidity levels. When these things are not met, you can run into problems. Additionally, you may see your HVAC bills rise.
One simple change to make is installing a whole-house humidifier. These units, as their names imply, balance the humidity levels in your home much more efficiently than a traditional system can on its own.
They also can improve your indoor air quality by decreasing the number of allergens in it, prevent health issues such as common colds and irritated skin, and offer many other benefits depending on your situation in .
If you are interested in learning more or are ready to invest in your whole-house humidifier, our Burns & McBride Home Comfort professionals at 302-273-1341 are willing to help. Request whole-house humidifier service online today.