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Why Does My AC Smell Bad?

Posted on: March 20, 2018

When you turn on the air conditioning at the start of the summer cooling season, you expect to enjoy fresh, cool air. If you’re smelling something different, then you have a problem that needs to be addressed. At James A. Wheat & Sons, we can help you get to the bottom of your smelly AC,…

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How to Clean a Fireplace

Posted on: February 26, 2018

Your fireplace is a cozy addition to your Maryland home, providing a place to relax with the family at the end of a long day. Yet, within the walls and chimney of your fireplace, dangerous buildup can create a serious risk. Keeping your fireplace clean is an essential part of protecting your home and your…

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Why Isn’t My Fireplace Working?

Posted on: January 29, 2018

Gas fireplaces add all of the warmth and ambiance of a fireplace, without the mess and hassle of wood. However, they aren’t perfect, and sometimes they will have problems that keep them from working as they should. If you’re having trouble with your gas fireplace, here are some troubleshooting steps to take. The Gas Isn’t…

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What Should My Furnace Humidifier Be Set at in the Winter?

Posted on: January 3, 2018

In the winter, dry indoor air can cause serious discomfort for your family. From increased respiratory discomfort to dry skin and eyes, your body suffers when the air is too dry. A humidifier is a great tool to help improve your indoor air quality so you can enjoy a better quality of life, but too…

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When to Upgrade Your HVAC System

Posted on: December 22, 2017

Is it time for a new HVAC system? At James A. Wheat & Sons, we want ot help our customers avoid the frustration of a breakdown and an emergency service call. While we are here for you 24/7, and we believe that being proactive is always the best policy. If you’re wondering whether it’s time…

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Why Is My Furnace So Loud?

Posted on: November 28, 2017

Some noise is to be expected when your furnace is running, such as the sound of rushing air from the vents, a rumble when the blower is spinning, or a popping sound as air ducts expand and contract with changing temperatures and pressures. Any unusual or abnormal noises, sounds that start suddenly, or ones that…

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Steps to Take Before Turning on Your Furnace

Posted on: October 18, 2017

When you know fall is right is around the corner, it’s time to make sure your heating system is as ready for the cold weather as you are. Before switching on your heating system, there are a few steps you should take to make sure it’s in the best condition possible. 1. Change the Filter…

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Can You Increase Home Value With a Fireplace?

Posted on: September 15, 2017

When you’re making improvements to your home, you should consider two things. First, will the renovation add to your overall enjoyment of your home? If the answer is yes, then you need to also consider whether or not this project will add value. In the case of adding a fireplace to your home, the answer…

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Heating FAQs

Posted on: September 4, 2017

If you are like most homeowners in Maryland, you don’t give much thought to your heating system. Whether you have a furnace or heat pump, you expect it to work as it should when you turn it on every year. Yet sometimes you might find yourself with a question about your system. At James A.…

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What’s the Best Heating System for Maryland Homes?

Posted on: August 30, 2017

When it comes to choosing the best heating system for your home, how do you know what system to pick? Furnaces, boilers, and geothermal heat pumps all are great options for heating your home, each coming with its own set of benefits. If you call James A. Wheat & Sons, we can help you explore…

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