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Why Spring Is the Best Time to Receive a Maintenance Check

Posted on: April 4, 2021

The flowers are in bloom, and the ice and snow are melting. Spring must be here! With the weather warming up, it’s time to switch from heating to air conditioning. Is your AC unit ready? As with maintaining your car, routine air conditioner maintenance is important to keep your equipment in top working order. Mechanics…

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James A. Wheat & Sons Acquires Mathers Mechanical

Posted on: April 1, 2020

James A. Wheat & Sons is proud to announce the acquisition of Mathers Mechanical. For the past 13 years, Mathers Mechanical has been providing businesses and homeowners in the Frederick region with exceptional HVAC services, and they are a trusted name in the area for the quality of their service and their people. Now, as…

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Why Won’t My Air Conditioner Turn On?

Posted on: March 25, 2019

A broken air conditioner can quickly ruin your day, especially when the weather in the Montgomery County area is especially hot and humid. If your system is refusing to turn on, there are a few things you can check yourself before committing your time and money to a service call. Troubleshooting an Air Conditioner That…

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How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

Posted on: February 28, 2019

Air quality is an important consideration in any home, but that is especially true if you have family members who suffer from allergies, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or other respiratory conditions. From dust and pollen to pet dander, mold spores, dust mites, and insect droppings, any airborne particles in your Maryland home can cause symptom flare-ups…

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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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