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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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Are chemical drain cleaners safe?

Posted on: February 25, 2015

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 drain cleaners such a bad idea? Keep reading to learn more. Schedule your professional drain…

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How to prepare for record low temperatures in Washington, DC

Posted on: February 11, 2015

This winter has seen all-time lows in temperatures for the Washington, DC area—with wind chills in the negatives. Needless to say, it’s pretty cold! So what can you do make sure you stay safe, prepared, and most importantly, warm? The experts at James A. Wheat & Sons are here with a few safety tips for…

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How do geothermal heat pumps work?

Posted on: January 22, 2015

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, we’re experts when it comes to installing and maintaining geothermal heat pumps in the MD…

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What is a tankless water heater?

Posted on: January 12, 2015

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 questions about tankless water heaters. Namely: what are they? It’s exactly what it sounds like…

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Why isn’t my gas fireplace working?

Posted on: December 8, 2014

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 you’re not sure why? It’s time to turn to the expert help of the technicians…

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What Do I Do If My Furnace Stops Working?

Posted on: November 18, 2014

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 what should you do if your furnace stops working when you need it most? Have…

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Which Pipes Freeze First?

Posted on: October 16, 2014

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 to major damage and expenses. So, which pipes would freeze first? Generally speaking, the following…

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Is it hard to install a gas fireplace?

Posted on: October 6, 2014

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, adding one after the fact can be a big undertaking. That’s why the professional installers…

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