Wilmington, DE

Air Conditioning

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.


Boilers

Most homes in are either heated with a furnace or a boiler. If you happen to have a boiler in your home, it will be either condensing or noncondensing. Condensing boilers are more energy efficient as they concentrate the hot water vapor to heat your home while, at the same time, using waste energy to begin warming up the colder water coming into the boiler.

Our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort can help you select a residential boiler that is energy efficient and properly sized for your home if you are considering investing in a new boilers system. It’s important to have the right-sized boiler because one that is too small will not provide enough heat and one that is too large will waste energy.

Although our team can provide boiler repair and maintenance, if you have a boiler that’s more than a decade old, it may be time to invest in a new one. Older boilers tend to be only 50 to 70 percent efficient while the newest boilers can exceed 90 percent efficiency, saving you money and helping the environment.

Ready to talk more about boilers? Call Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341 . Our trained professionals will be happy to provide more information or answer any questions. Request boiler service online today.

Ductless Systems

Have you ever heard of a ductless heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system? Ductless systems provide heating and cooling without forcing air through a network of air ducts in your home.

Our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort suggest considering a ductless system if you are adding a room or providing customized climate control to a particular space in your home. For example, a ductless system would work great in a sunroom, man cave, bonus room, or home office. They are also a possible solution for keeping one bedroom extra warm for an elderly family member or as supplemental heating or cooling for a rarely used guest room.

One advantage of a ductless system is it requires a very small hole to be drilled through a wall, which makes installation a breeze and energy loss close to nonexistent. In addition, ductless systems are typically quieter and can reduce your energy bills over time if you are losing energy through a duct system.

Though they can be more expensive initially to purchase, in short time you save enough in energy costs to make the difference back. These are perfect if your home needs a system with a small footprint. We can install them most anywhere in your home.

If you are ready to learn more about ductless systems, call Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341. Our professionals would be happy to share the systems and services we offer. Request ductless system service online today.


Furnaces

Are you ready for the colder weather here in ? Once the days grow short and the nights stretch long, you will want to crank up the heat in your home to make it nice and cozy. A wide range of furnaces from Burns & McBride Home Comfort can help you accomplish that goal. Whether you are purchasing a new furnace or replacing an old one, there are many factors you should consider before making your decision.

One of the first things you want to consider is what size furnace your home requires. If you select a furnace that is too small, you will have inadequate heat in the coldest days of winter. On the other hand, if you select a furnace that is too large, you will be paying for more heat than you actually need.

Unfortunately, selecting the right size of furnace is a little trickier than simply looking at square footage of your home. Our heating experts will take into account the climate, size, construction, and layout of your home in order to recommend the best furnace size.

In addition, be sure to consider the cost of various energy sources and the energy ratings of furnaces. Certain fuels will be less or more expensive at any given time and will impact the environment differently as well. One thing you can be certain of is that a new furnace will be more efficient than an old one.

When you are ready to purchase a new furnace, call Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341. Our professionals can provide you with all the information you need. Request furnace service online today.

Heat Pumps

If you are looking for a heating and cooling solution in , you may want to consider a heat pump. Heat pumps simply move warmer air from outside to inside in the winter and from inside to outside in the summer, providing a comfortable indoor temperature.

Since heat pumps do not actually create their own heat, they are more efficient and cost effective than conventional furnaces and air conditioning systems. In fact, heat pumps may provide the same heating and cooling options at one-quarter the cost.

Our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort can help you determine whether a heat pump might be right for you. In the past, heat pumps tended to work best in moderate climates; however, new technology has made heat pumps viable in colder climates today as well.

The air-source heat pump is most commonly available, and it moves the heat between your home and outside. Air-source heat pumps require less electricitywhen compared with baseboard units and furnaces. Some high-efficiency models can also provide better dehumidification capabilities than conventional air conditioners.

Ductless heat pumps, or mini splits, are an alternative type of heat pump for homes without ductwork. Our professionals can talk with you about these if you are interested.

Ready to learn more about heat pumps here in ? Call Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341. Our highly trained experts will be happy to answer your questions. Request heat pump service online today.

Indoor Air Quality

Everyone needs a breath of fresh air from time to time. In today’s world of super efficient, well-insulated buildings, there may be even a greater need. Although many advantages of modern construction exist, potentially poor indoor air quality can be one disadvantage. Our team at Burns & McBride Home Comfort is dedicated to ensuring our customers have cleaner indoor air by providing testing and remediation services in .

Where do indoor air quality problems originate? The issue can vary from home to home, but smoking, pets, dust mites, and chemicals released from cleaning products or new construction can all contribute to poor indoor air quality.

Although many of us live with these and other irritants around us each day, long-term exposure may result in physical discomfort or significant health problems. Some homeowners may experience symptoms including fatigue, allergies and asthma, flu-like systems, or respiratory issues. Certain air pollutants such as carbon monoxide from faulty heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can cause serious consequences or even death.

Our trained professionals can provide a thorough testing of your indoor air quality as well as suggest the best remediation actions for your home. Simple things like air filters, cleaning air ducts, or installing air purification systems may help improve your air quality a great deal.

If you are ready to check your indoor air quality, call Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341. Our professionals can provide all the needed information for you to make a wise decision. Request indoor air quality service online today.

Maintenance

It’s always easier to boost a broken furnace or air conditioner to the top of your priority list, but it can be a stressful scenario to find yourself in, especially during extreme weather. One way to minimize or potentially eliminate this situation is to invest in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance.

Turn to our trained professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort a couple times a year for a complete
inspection, maintenance, and cleaning of your HVAC system for your home. Regular HVAC maintenance can result in many benefits for the homeowner including:

  • More efficient, better-performing heating and air conditioning systems
  • Reduced energy bills
  • Elimination or reduction of emergency repairs
  • Extended life span of expensive HVAC equipment

When you call our team for HVAC maintenance services, you will receive a comprehensive inspection and tune-up. Our trained team will check items such as your thermostat, system controls, and fuel line connections as well as clean your blower and condenser coils. We will tighten electrical connections, lubricate appropriate parts, and inspect pressure where needed as well.

Schedule regular HVAC maintenance before the summer heat strikes to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the hot weather, as well as before your furnace system should be getting ready to take on the coming winter in .

Contact Burns & McBride Home Comfort at 302-273-1341 to learn more about HVAC maintenance services that would best meet your unique needs. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.


Water Heaters

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are no longer the traditional units and styles you may be accustomed to in older homes or you grew up with. They deal with almost every major system in your home. One of these fringe systems in your home is a residential HVAC water heater.

In a nutshell, HVAC water heaters heat your water. There are two ways that this can be done. The first system involves a tank and the second system option is tankless. However, the basics are the same.

Tank water heaters are the traditional options and simply heat and store water according to your tank size. They can be heated by gas, oil, or electric power. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, only heat water when you want it. These systems may additionally work with solar, geothermal, or other alternative heating sources in addition to the power sources of traditional tank systems in .

If you want to learn more about your options or are interested in moving forward in improving your home, the professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort are always ready to help. We are here for your water heater replacements, installations, repairs, and maintenance—give us a call at 302-273-1341. Request water heater service online today.

Whole-House Dehumidifiers

Nothing is so draining as heavy humidity in the heat. Cold humidity is scarcely better. Even when it is cool and air is moving, that sticky, clammy feeling is hard to shake off, particularly when it is in your own home. If you have ever had to deal with an unpleasantly damp atmosphere in your home, it may be time to consider a whole-house dehumidifier.

These handy systems are an easy, efficient way to pull excess moisture out of your home and prevent problems such as mold, rot, condensation, and other major issues. On a smaller scale, whole-house dehumidifiers can also lower your heating and air conditioning bills by providing a more pleasant atmosphere without pumping more cold or warm air into your home.

If someone in your home suffers from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues, high levels of humidity can intensify the problems. While it depends on your unique situation, lowering the humidity levels can dramatically help you and your loved ones.

When you are ready to explore your dehumidifier options, our professionals at Burns & McBride Home Comfort are ready and happy to assist you at 302-273-1341. Request whole-house dehumidifier service online today.

Whole-House Humidifiers

Dry air is easily felt in certain places or during certain times. We can see its effects in our homes, in our pets, and in our families fairly quickly when the dry air is really bad. What got your home to that in in the first place?

The short answer is your humidity levels are both imbalanced and probably fluctuate far more than they should on a regular basis. You may only notice it when the humidity dramatically decreases, but that only points to a larger problem. Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can’t always properly manage these levels on its own.

One of the simplest ways to deal with constant dry air issues is by installing a whole-house humidifier. These systems are designed specifically to manage humidity levels in your home in ways that most HVAC systems are not. Depending on your model, they generally work with your HVAC system’s existing ductwork, which can make installation much simpler.

However, it’s certainly not a do-it-yourself (DIY) project. That is where our Burns & McBride Home Comfort professionals can help you discover what systems are best for your needs and to install. Call 302-273-1341 to speak with our knowledgeable team. Request whole-house humidifier service online today.