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What is the Difference Between Storage & Tankless Water Heaters?

Posted on: March 27, 2017

If you are ready to invest in a new water heater, the first decision you’ll need to make is whether you want a tankless or storage model. If you’ve never considered the differences, you should take a look at the benefits and drawbacks of each before you make your choice. This will allow you to…

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Garbage Disposal Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on: February 28, 2017

Does your house have a garbage disposal? If so, proper use and maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs. Here are just a few do’s and don’ts from the James A. Wheat & Sons team to help you get the most out of your garbage disposal. Don’t Send the Wrong Foods Down the Disposal Fibrous…

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Is It Time to Replace My Furnace Filter?

Posted on: February 28, 2017

Your furnace filter is one of the first lines of defense against serious indoor air quality problems, but if you’re like many homeowners, you may not be giving it enough attention. Regularly changing your furnace filter ensures the efficiency of your system and the cleanliness of your air, but it’s easy to forget. The team…

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How to properly install a HVAC system

Posted on: November 30, 2016

Are you in the market for a new HVAC system? Whether you are considering installing something on your own or hiring the lowest bidder for the job, you should take a closer look at what goes into a quality HVAC installation. Understanding the process will help you make informed decisions for your home’s heating and…

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How to maintain a gas fireplace

Posted on: November 15, 2016

Winter is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for chilly afternoons by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa. But before you flip the switch on your gas fireplace, have you thought about maintenance? Gas fireplaces are an excellent addition to any home. They are convenient, comfortable, and lack the messiness…

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What does it mean to be licensed & insured?

Posted on: October 21, 2016

When hiring an HVAC company, you need peace of mind that you are choosing the right one. Many companies claim to be “licensed and insured,” but James A. Wheat & Sons takes licensure to the ultimate level. With six different licensures and full insurance, James A. Wheat & Sons is the logical choice for your…

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Importance of plumbing maintenance

Posted on: September 28, 2016

When was the last time you gave any thought to your plumbing in your Maryland or Washington, D.C. home? If you’re like most area homeowners, you simply expect it to work as it should every time you use it. Yet if you don’t pay attention to your plumbing systems and to maintaining them, you are…

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Schedule heating system maintenance today!

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Is your furnace ready for the challenge of the winter heating season? At James A. Wheat & Sons, we want you to enjoy a problem-free winter season, and we will happily fine-tune your system so it will be ready to serve you well all summer long. If you’ve been wondering about the need for or…

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Why is it important to have a trained plumber?

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Let’s face it: plumbing problems are some of the messiest issues in the home repair world. When you’re dealing with water and sewage, the chances of a huge mess increase significantly. If you trust your plumbing work to the wrong professional, or if you try to tackle the job on your own, then you are…

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Why are my pipes so loud?

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Your pipes should operate fairly quietly. While the occasional sound of running water is normal, loud, banging noises are not. If you’re hearing banging from your walls when you flush a toilet or run an appliance, you are experiencing a phenomenon known as “water hammer.” While this isn’t necessarily a plumbing emergency, it can be…

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