When your air conditioner starts to make strange noises, does not cool well, or the air coming out of the vents smells strange, it is time to call a professional. Air conditioning problems do not get better with time and rarely go away if ignored.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of homeowners brush aside small air conditioning problems, hoping they will resolve on their own. When a small problem is ignored month after month and becomes a catastrophic equipment failure, the repair can be extremely expensive and in some cases, the equipment can’t be repaired. When repair is not an option, it is time to buy a new air conditioning unit.
Whether it is a small fix or complete heating and air unit replacement, Burns & McBride Home Comfort has experienced professionals ready to help. But before things start to fail or break down completely, let us offer an affordable preventative maintenance agreement plan.
With our company handling your HVAC maintenance, you never have to worry about unexpected costs or degrading system performance. Call us at 302-273-1341 and rest easy knowing your HVAC unit will be working at peak efficiency for many seasons to come. Request air conditioning service online today.
During a frigid winter when temperatures drop near freezing, your home or small commercial building needs the strong heat output that only a boiler can provide. From heating water for baseboard heaters to supplying heat for radiant floors, boilers are the true workhorse of America’s heating systems. We are proud that Burns & McBride Home Comfort is one of the area’s leading boiler installers and service companies.
We love maintaining old boilers. Some of the older boilers we take care of have been in service for nearly 30 years, and with our professional boiler maintenance agreement plans, as a boiler owner, you can expect your boiler to work for decades. When it is time to upgrade to a new boiler, we are there to help select the right-sized boiler with the power and efficiency you need.
Do you have an old boiler in need of tuning and professional maintenance? Maybe you are ready to replace the old cast iron boiler with a high-efficiency condensing hot water heater. We are ready to help, just call us at 302-273-1341. Request boiler service online today.
There are both pros and cons to a ductless system, or a mini split. There are those homeowners here in who love their wall-mounted mini split units, yet others prefer to go with the conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit hidden above the ceiling or in a mechanical closet.
The ductless split pros: lower energy bills and better zone control. The cons: more frequent filter cleanings and sometimes, but not always, a high installation cost (although at Burns & McBride Home Comfort we would love to do a cost comparison for you).
Ductless systems are an excellent way to add additional heating or cooling to a single room without having to remove large sections of wall or find space above the ceiling for a standard ducted unit. Ductless systems are unmatched for their efficiency and quiet operation.
If you would like to see what a ductless system can do in your home, call our team at 302-273-1341. You will be surprised at what a ductless mini split can do for your home’s comfort. Request ductless system service online today.
Nothing heats as hot as gas. Electric strip heating is expensive and heat pumps can lose efficiency when the weather gets too cold. But gas starts hot and provides inexpensive, consistent heat no matter what the outside temperature.
One of the best furnaces available to homeowners in is a hybrid system that uses the heat pump cycle as the first stage of heating followed by a gas furnace as the backup. Homeowners get the best of the heat pump’s efficiency plus the strong heat when it gets really cold outside.
For homeowners who prefer to use gas as the primary heating source, Burns & McBride Home Comfort services and installs a great variety of furnace from affordable standard efficiency gas heaters to ultra-high, condensing furnaces. There is a furnace to suit every home and every budget.
But without some professional guidance you may not know where to start. Call us at 302-273-1341 to see how we can work together to bring you the heat and comfort of a new furnace. Request furnace service online today.
Heat pumps are by far the most common heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system installed in , and the pace of growth for these systems shows no sign of slowing. Heat pumps are so popular because they save a lot of money over other units that use electric strip heat.
Heat pump units can draw heat energy out of the atmosphere even when outdoor temperatures drop below 60 degrees. It is cheaper to use the heat pump cycle to warm your home instead of the electric strip heat. Some homeowners report their heating electric bill has dropped by half when they install a new heat pump.
Heat pumps can lose efficiency when the outdoor air drops below the 45 degrees Fahrenheit because there is so little heat energy to transfer into the house. When temperatures get too cold, the heat pump can use a backup heat source like natural gas or propane.
Is your home right for a heat pump? Burns & McBride Home Comfort can show you the different heat pump options for your home. Call 302-273-1341 to speak to one of our experienced HVAC team members. One call and we will be right there to help. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93 percent of their time indoors. It’s no wonder that poor indoor air quality can have such a detrimental effect on your health. Our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort can test your indoor air quality as well as provide tips and services to help you improve it in your home.
Common indoor air pollutants include dust and dust mites, pet hair and dander, bacteria and viruses, smoke, and chemicals from cleaning supplies and new furniture. Most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems use an air filter to remove some of these pollutants. However, the size of particulates removed may vary depending on the quality of the filter.
Poor indoor air quality can lead to general discomfort or possibly more serious health issues. Asthma and allergies can both be aggravated by poor indoor air quality, causing additional respiratory distress.
Instead, consider having one of our air quality professionals come out and evaluate your home. Air duct cleaning, air purification systems, and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters may be recommended as part of a remediation program. Our trained experts will also inspect your HVAC system for potential leaks of carbon monoxide and other dangerous substances.
The last thing you want to happen in the heat of the summer is to turn on your air conditioning system and find it blowing hot air or to fire up your furnace to find it broken as the mercury drops in the winter. One way to prevent this scenario from occurring is to schedule regular HVAC maintenance service calls during the shoulder seasons. Our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort will be happy to come out in the spring to inspect your air conditioner and again in the fall to check your furnace.
Our trained technicians will perform a multipoint inspection to make sure everything is in good working order. In addition, they will thoroughly clean all the components of your system and change filters. If they discover any worn parts, they will advise replacement to avoid a costly repair later. Lubrication, tightening of electrical connections, and a safety check are included.
By investing in regular HVAC maintenance for your home, you will keep your home comfortable. In addition, you can save money on your energy bills in and increase the longevity of your entire system in the long run. Maintenance inspections are usually much less expensive than emergency repair calls, saving you money down the road.
Contact Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341 to get more details about HVAC maintenance services. We’d be happy to schedule a time to come out to your home. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Water heaters are one of the systems in your home you may be most dependent upon. Without a functioning water heater, it’s impossible to wash dishes, do laundry, and so many other daily tasks in your lifestyle you take for granted. With the water heater options available today, you should rarely be inconvenienced from a lack of hot water any longer. There are two primary options for you to consider for your home.
The first is a tank water heater. This type of water system is most commonly found in homes across the United States, is typically straightforward to install, and costs less initially. However, it’s also prone to the most common problem affecting a water heater: it can run out of hot water, be an energy sucker, and cause a flood if something should go wrong and it leaks.
Tankless systems, while they do cost more at the start, offer you as much or as little hot water exactly when you want it. These hot water systems provide you your hot water on demand. They are generally better at conserving energy and are smaller in size so they can be installed in more places than a traditional tank system.
When you are ready to explore your options or to make home water heater improvements, whether it is a replacement, new installation, repair, or maintenance, our team at Burns & McBride Home Comfort would be happy to help you—give us a call at 302-273-1341. Request water heater service online today.
The heating and cooling of your home does not need to stop with the basic components of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. While these may fill most homeowners’ needs, there are always a few outliers where some extras will add so much. One of the most common home issues a basic HVAC system may not be able to handle is maintaining appropriate home humidity levels.
Right off, you may not understand the need for a whole-house dehumidifiers in your home. However, they can help reduce your HVAC bills, help keep wear and tear on your overall system to a minimum, and generally have a larger impact in your home comfort than you might give them credit for at a first glance.
Another reason to consider these systems is if you struggle with allergies and other respiratory issues, including reactions to mold and mildew. These systems are very good at reducing and/or eliminating those problems from your home as they can be linked to unbalanced humidity levels.
If you are interested in what these systems can do for you, give us a call at 302-273-1341. Our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort are fully capable and ready to assist you. Request whole-house dehumidifier service online .
It may not occur to you to add on to your existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to solve chronic issues in your home. You simply turn your thermostat up or down to control your comfort level. While that may work for some small homes, you might benefit from considering alternative options. And one of these is a whole-house humidifier.
These units do much more than control the humidity in your home. They can also lower your HVAC bills, help you with chronic respiratory or other health issues, and improve the quality of your home’s circulating air.
While these may seem like big claims for a system that only adds moisture to your home, the simple fact remains that whole-house humidifiers do not get enough attention from people who may need them the most.
If you think your home may benefit from one of these units or you would simply like to explore your options, our Burns & McBride Home Comfort professionals at 302-273-1341 are happy to help you. Request whole-house humidifier service online today.