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Holiday garbage disposal tips

Posted on: December 23, 2015

During the holidays, your whole kitchen gets a good workout. Yet, one piece of equipment you may not have considered giving a little extra care to is your garbage disposal. Your garbage disposal certainly gets put to work with all the parties and meals over the holidays, and it is worth maintaining over this busy…

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Benefits of home energy audit

Posted on: December 15, 2015

Home energy costs can sometimes seem like a necessary evil. However, there may be things around your home that are causing your energy costs to be higher than they need to be. These things can include windows and doors that are bringing in air from outside and leaking your cool or warm air outside. It…

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What to do if your pipes freeze

Posted on: November 24, 2015

Picture it: it’s the middle of winter with freezing temperatures outside, and you turn on your faucet to get yourself a glass of water. Except, nothing comes out of the faucet. Say hello to the inconvenience of frozen pipes. Unfortunately, the annoying lack of water (whether it’s a complete lack or you’re left with only…

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Why won’t my furnace turn on?

Posted on: November 10, 2015

As we move closer towards the winter months, there are certain things we can count on: the ground to be less green, the inevitable snowfall, and our homes to be warm and cozy. Many of us have already switched on the heat on our furnaces and become accustomed to the warm air being pushed around…

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Why are my home’s air filters black?

Posted on: July 29, 2015

Pulling out your air conditioner or furnace’s air filters and finding them black is never a good sign. Black filters typically indicate that it’s time to replace your home’s air filters, but how did they get to be black? The experts at James A. Wheat & Sons are here with the answer. If you need…

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2015 Mt. Airy wrestling golf fundraiser

Posted on: May 28, 2015

James A. Wheat & Sons was proud to take part in a golf fundraiser on May 15, 2015 benefiting the Mount Airy Youth Athletic Association (MAYAA) wrestling program for kids ages 6 – 14. Wrestling has always been important to our family—we strongly support the benefits of the sport, as well as the many life lessons…

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What’s wrong with my ac?

Posted on: April 29, 2015

During the summer, you rely on your air conditioner day in and day out, so when it’s not working properly, it can be a big deal. Many a MD or DC area resident has looked at their failing air conditioner and wondered, “What’s wrong with my AC?” Thankfully, you have the experts at James A.…

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How to remove contaminants from your water

Posted on: April 14, 2015

When you get water from the tap, you want it to be odorless, tasteless, and perfectly clear. However, this is not always the case. Often, water that comes from the tap can have contaminants in it, such as iron, sediment, and more. So what can you do to remove these types of contaminants from your drinking…

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It’s time to schedule your ac maintenance

Posted on: March 26, 2015

Spring has sprung and it’s time for seasonal air conditioning maintenance! If you haven’t already, it’s time to schedule your AC’s tune-up to ensure it will perform optimally all year long. Our experienced technicians at James A. Wheat & Sons will inspect your unit and alert you to any issues (major or minor) before they…

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5 common air conditioning problems you can avoid

Posted on: March 16, 2015

The last thing any homeowner wants to deal with is AC problems this summer. So how can you avoid some of the most common air conditioner problems? First, you have to know what they are, and second, you need to know how to avoid them in the first place with routine maintenance. However, if you…

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