Are Chemical Drain Cleaners Safe?

Many people try to go the “easy” route and use chemical drain cleaners in their homes at the first sign of a clog. However, this can end up having some serious consequences in the long run. So why are chemical …

How Do Geothermal Heat Pumps Work?

Geothermal heat pumps are some of the most efficient and cost-effective heating and cooling systems available on the market today. They harness the energy of the earth to condition the air entering your home. At James A. Wheat & Sons, …

What Is a Tankless Water Heater?

And How Does It Work? Tankless water heaters are an incredibly popular option for homeowners in the MD and DC area. They’re extremely efficient and require little space compared to traditional water heaters. However, most people have a lot of …

Why Isn’t My Gas Fireplace Working?

A gas fireplace adds warmth and ambiance to any room in your home—it’s no wonder that homeowners throughout Montgomery County, MD and NW Washington, DC love installing them! But what do you do when your fireplace isn’t working properly and …

What Do I Do If My Furnace Stops Working?

Just imagine it… it’s the middle of winter, the temperatures have dropped below freezing and the forecast is calling for snow. It sounds like a winter wonderland right? Not if your furnace breaks down—then it’s quite simply a nightmare. So …

Which Pipes Freeze First?

Frozen pipes are a hot topic on homeowners’ minds as the temperatures continue to drop. Knowing how to winterize your pipes and prevent them from freezing over is incredibly important. Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes which can lead …

Is it Hard to Install a Gas Fireplace?

Fireplaces are one of the greatest features of a home when colder temperatures arrive—there’s nothing quite like curling up on the couch on a chilly winter night, watching the flames dance. However, if your home wasn’t built with a fireplace, …

How to Winterize Your Pipes

Frozen pipes can cause major (and expensive) damage in your home—so it’s important that you ensure your pipes are prepared for the cold temperatures to come. Find out how to winterize your pipes, both indoors and doors, from the experts …

Schedule Your Heating System Inspection

Now is the perfect time to schedule your heating system inspection and maintenance—just before your system really needs to kick on for the fall and winter temperatures ahead. At James A. Wheat & Sons, we have been helping people in …