New Castle, DE
Whether you are coming home from a long, stressful day at work or you have finally collected your children from all their summer activities, the last thing you want to find is a hot, stuffy home and a broken air conditioner. One of our goals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort is to be sure that scenario does not happen to you. If you live in , you know the importance of having a working air conditioner in the summer.
One of the best ways to minimize the chances of having a failing air conditioning system here in is through regular maintenance. Remember that you will probably be asking your air conditioning system to work 24/7 on the hottest days—it deserves to get a little TLC before the task. Call our professional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) team to conduct a thorough inspection and cleaning, so your air conditioner is ready for the big job ahead.
Besides minimizing the chances of failure, a well-maintained air conditioner will be more energy efficient, reducing your energy bills. In addition, you will also be extending the overall life of your unit, which means your air conditioning system can serve you in years to come.
However, if you find your older system is unreliable, our team can also help you select a new air conditioning system that will meet your particular needs at an affordable price.
Do you have a residential boiler system that is not working like it used to? Are you hearing strange rumbling noises when you try to turn up your heat? Is your heating uneven or inconsistent? It may be time to call our Burns & McBride Home Comfort professionals for a maintenance visit. We can check your entire heating system to see if any of those are the culprits of your heating problems.
Residential boilers, typically used with natural gas or heating oil, can be an excellent alternative to a furnace for heating your home. Ensuring you have the right-sized system for your home makes all the difference in your energy costs and your home’s comfort. Let our team assess yours.
If your boiler is more than a decade old or you are considering an alternative to replacing an older furnace, the highest energy-efficient residential boilers available in are typically 90 percent to 98 percent efficient, using just about all the energy consumed in the process.
Whether you are looking for residential boiler service, maintenance, or repair, or you are in the market for a new boiler system, call Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341. We are ready and waiting to provide you with excellent service and advice on residential boilers. Request boiler service online today.
If you are looking for a way to add supplemental heating or cooling to one area of your home, or if you think you could heat and cool your entire home in a nontraditional fashion, you may want to look into the efficient ductless system available today. These systems provide heating and cooling without using your home’s air duct system.
Our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort can help you determine the best application for a ductless system as well as help you size the appropriate unit for your space. Many homeowners find ductless systems are an excellent heating and cooling solution for room additions, man caves, bonus rooms, or guest suites. In addition, if you are battling temperature imbalances in your home or thermostat fights among family members, a ductless unit can come to the rescue.
An advantage of a ductless system is eliminating the loss of energy through a typical duct system. Customized climate control in infrequently used spaces is also an advantage.
Give us a call at Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341 to get more information about ductless units. Our professionals are here to help answer any questions you may have. Request ductless system service online today.
Building a new home or remodeling your current home is an exciting adventure for any family. If you are designing your dream home in , you may be overwhelmed by the number of decisions you need to make.
One decision you do not want to make hastily is what kind of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system you will install. This is also true when it comes time to replace or upgrade your current heating and cooling system.
Many homeowners select a furnace as their heating option. If that is where you are headed, be sure to call Burns & McBride Home Comfort for recommendations and assistance.
Furnaces have a long history in helping families keep warm in with cold weather. Today there are a vast number of furnaces on the market. They can provide reliable heat for small, medium, and large homes as well as single-story or multistory designs. Furnaces are designed to work well in urban locations, subdivisions, or country homes.
The good news is there is a furnace designed just for your particular home. Let our professional team help you find it.
We can recommend a correct-sized furnace so you always have comfortable heat on the coldest winter days while not wasting energy at the same time. We can go over various efficiency ratings, fuel sources, and features so you get all the things important to you in a new furnace. And we can work with you on budget and timing.
Heat pump technology has changed a great deal since it was invented. Although it was a byproduct of a deep freezer experiment, the heat pumps of today provide an effective, efficient way to deliver heating and cooling services to homeowners in .
How does a heat pump work? Heat pumps operate by transferring heat from one location to another.
In the colder months, heat pumps take heat from outdoors and send it indoors to warm your home. Then in the warmer months, they do the reverse like an air conditioner and remove the heat from indoors and move it outside. Our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort can talk with you about your specific heating and cooling needs to see if a heat pump may be a good solution for you.
One big advantage of heat pumps is they do not burn fuel such as wood, oil, or natural gas. This means you typically reduce your energy bills in the long run, and your family’s heating and cooling needs are met in a more environmentally friendly manner.
Give Burns & McBride Home Comfort a call at 302-273-1341 to find out how heat pump technology has evolved and what models might fit your heating and cooling needs. 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.