When the weather heats up and you turn on the air conditioning, do you ever say “just last one more summer” to yourself? A lot of people do.
We talk to many homeowners in with old and worn-out heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, hoping their air conditioning unit can limp through one more season. You do not need that kind of stress, and you do not need to come home here in on the hottest day to find the air conditioner has finally died.
Today’s air conditioning units are more affordable than ever, and with new high-efficiency compressor technology, you will see an immediate drop in your electric bill with a new system. Modern air conditioning units are smaller, more efficient, and run quieter than those made just a few years ago. There is no better time to replace an aging air conditioning unit.
Burns & McBride Home Comfort can work with you to find the air conditioner that fits inside your home and within your budget.
If you ask homeowners and small business owners in what kind of heat they prefer, many will tell you radiant or baseboard heat is their preference. These heating systems use a boiler to move hot water through a piping loop to provide heat throughout the building.
Heating systems on central boilers are known for consistent heat without the dry, super-hot feel of forced-air units. At Burns & McBride Home Comfort, many of our service customers use boilers for heating and hot water, and we have helped them take the next step in boiler technology.
Ultra-efficient condensing boilers are replacing standard oil furnaces and water boilers because of their fast installation and +95% efficiency. Condensing boilers use PVC pipe for venting through the side of the house instead of running an expensive flue pipe up through the roof. The price of condensing boilers has dropped significantly and now may be the best time to consider a replacement to your conventional boiler.
Call our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) team at 302-273-1341 with any questions you may have about boilers. Together let us see if an upgraded central boiler system can keep you warm and reduce your energy bills. Request boiler service online today.
Installing a new split air conditioner in your home can be costly, labor intensive, and very intrusive. It is one thing to replace an older split air conditioning unit; it’s quite another to install one where there is no place to mount the air handler or run ductwork. But there is a way to add heating and cooling to a room without the mess.
Ductless systems, or mini splits, are small-capacity units that mount on the wall instead of in a closet or above the ceiling. A ductless heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system needs no ductwork, as the air moves through the unit on the wall eliminating the need to tear apart walls to install the unit.
Homeowners have expressed concerns over rising utility rates, but ductless mini splits are some of the most efficient heating and cooling units on the market, reaching Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings for cooling well above 20. You will see your power bills drop right away once your ductless unit is installed.
Ductless systems can fit almost anywhere and we at Burns & McBride Home Comfort have installed them all over . If you have a room that needs its own HVAC unit, call us at 302-273-1341. Request ductless system service online today.
You, your family, and your home depend on your furnace to work each winter. A broken heater in the middle of a winter means you will go to a hotel for a night. While you are away, your home is at risk of warped floors and burst pipes as temperatures dip to dangerous levels. Although you can’t guarantee your furnace will never break, there are ways to reduce the risk.
Every heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, including your furnace, should get regular maintenance including filter changes, heat exchanger inspections, and seasonal tune-ups. If the unit is not heating like it should, a furnace repair should never be delayed.
Old, cracked gas burners can leak combustion gasses into your home, putting everyone at risk of illness or death. When the furnace is past its useful life, a variety of standard to high-efficiency heaters are available to get you warm and your house comfortable again.
Burns & McBride Home Comfort is known throughout the area for furnace replacements, and our customers report reduced utility bills and more comfortable homes after a tune-up or new installation. Give us a call at 302-273-1341 to see what options exist for your home. Request furnace service online today.
Like most heat pumps installed in , yours probably runs nonstop all year cooling your home in the summer and heating it in the winter. We expect our heat pump systems to keep us comfortable no matter what the weather.
When the equipment fails, it is a major emergency. Unfortunately, most homeowners have high expectations of their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) heat pump, but rarely do anything to make sure the unit is tuned up and running efficiently.
That is where Burns & McBride Home Comfort comes in. We love keeping heat pumps running strong including the newer, high-efficiency mini split heat pumps. We offer affordable heat pump maintenance agreement plan services like filter changes and seasonal tune-ups.
During our service visits, we thoroughly check each heat pump system component for signs of wear and advise if anything needs replacing, before the part fails and the entire heat pump shuts down.
Call 302-273-1341 to speak to one of our experienced and certified team members. We are always happy to come out for a repair, routine service, or to help you select a new heat pump for your home or small business. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
As a society, most of us stay indoors the majority of the time. That’s why having good indoor air quality is more important than ever. Our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort want to be sure your home provides a healthy environment for you and your family. Our testing and remediation services can help you check your air quality and improve it.
Poor indoor air quality can result from a host of things including dust, pet dander, smoking, and viruses. In addition, cleaning products, paint, or carpet can release chemicals that can negatively affect indoor air quality.
Long-term exposure to poor air quality may mean increased health problems or daily discomfort. If you are struggling with fatigue, respiratory distress, or ongoing allergies, you may be subject to indoor air quality issues.
Our experienced professionals can test the quality of your indoor air. If they discover potential issues, they may recommend things like cleaning your air ducts, changing your air filters, or installing an air purifier. They can also check for things like deadly carbon monoxide leaks.
If you have recently noticed your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system struggling to combat Mother Nature’s extreme temperatures in , you might want to consider calling for HVAC maintenance. A broken furnace or a damaged air conditioning unit can cause major discomfort and inconvenience in your home, and our team at Burns & McBride Home Comfort would love to help you avoid a potentially disastrous situation.
When our professionals come in to check up on your system, your HVAC units will undergo a thorough analysis and tune-up. Our team will perform upkeep tasks such as changing your air filters, tightening electrical connections, and inspecting pressure where needed. By running an HVAC maintenance checkup, your system will be less likely to fail you when you need it most.
In addition to troubleshooting a problematic system, consider scheduling biannual HVAC maintenance sessions to be sure your home is prepared for both the summer heat and chilly winter temperatures. By taking good care of your system, you can save money by reducing high energy bills, keeping emergency repairs to a minimum, and extending the life span of your HVAC unit. Our trained experts would love to help you keep your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible across all four seasons.
Ready to consider investing in an HVAC maintenance checkup? Contact Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341 to learn more. Our team would be happy to come up with a maintenance plan that best suits your unique system at a manageable price. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
You may have had to deal with the unfortunate cold shower or the inability to run your dishwasher or laundry at the time you wanted to do it. The hot water you wanted was simply not there. Today, your options range far and wide to be sure your hot water needs can be met. Two major types of residential HVAC water heater are on the market today: tank and tankless.
Tank water heaters are still the most common, particularly in older homes. These are the type that may have run out of hot water while in use in the past in your home. Generally, these are heated by electricity, oil, or gas.
On the other hand, tankless water heaters heat up water exactly when you want it, on demand, regardless of how much or how little you need. You are also freed from the necessity of continually heating a large tank of water in your home. In addition to using traditional energy means to fuel these heaters, they can also utilize other alternative sources of energy such as geothermal, solar, and more.
When you are ready to update your home’s water heating solutions, whether it is a replacement, repair, or maintenance, our team at Burns & McBride Home Comfort is always here for you—give us a call at 302-273-1341. Request water heater service online today.
It is easy to notice heating and cooling problems when they are obvious. Dripping walls and broken units get attention fast. However, lesser problems such as excess humidity can get ignored your home. What should you know about humidity in your home and when is it time to do something about it?
When the summer hits, humidity levels tend to rise with the heat. This creates an environment where allergens thrive. Mold and mildew can also start creeping into your home. One of the best ways to combat these irritants is by investing in a whole-house dehumidifier.
Whole-house dehumidifiers work together with your heating and cooling system to remove excess moisture. In addition to preventing mold, mildew and allergens, they can also keep your home cooler, reduce your heating and cooling costs, and remove dust from your home before it settles throughout the house. If you have pets, it can help with the dander as well.
Consistently low humidity levels are not only a nuisance. They can negatively impact your health, home, and comfort in ways you may not realize until you no longer feel well, your wood floors shrink, or you can’t seem to keep your hands soft.
Maybe you can’t shake a series of colds that has been plaguing you all winter or the air feels sharp when you breathe. All these and more are symptoms of low humidity in homes.
One of the best ways to bring these levels back and keep them balanced is by installing a whole-house humidifier. This system will help boost your humidity levels and circulates balanced air through your home. Naturally, the optimum choice will depend on your existing HVAC system and what will fit your particular needs.