Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Installation’

How Boilers Can Help Save You Money on Home Heating

Monday, November 8th, 2021
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Boiler heating systems aren’t common in large parts of the country. But you’ll find many of them here in Maryland and Delaware, often in homes that don’t have the ductwork for a forced-air heater like a furnace. This isn’t a disadvantage, however! Boilers are excellent options for home heating, and if you’re considering one for your home, we encourage you to check out some of the ways a boiler can help you save money on heating each winter.

We’re local professionals who offer service for boilers, from boiler installation to boiler repair in Maryland. If you are considering a boiler installation, we can provide you with the expert service you need. We’ll help you decide if a boiler is the ideal heating installation for your house. (We also work with other central heating options like furnaces, heat pumps, and ductless mini splits.)

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How Can I Tell How Big a Furnace I Need?

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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If you’re asking this question, it’s because you’re looking to replace an older furnace (or you’re putting in the first furnace in a new house) and you understand that if you end up with one that’s not powerful enough—“undersized”—the house won’t be comfortable. You might not know that going too far the other direction, an “oversized” furnace, is also a huge problem. You need to know a specific size to get the best performance.

So … how do you do that?

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The “Stack Effect” and How Your Home Is Heated

Monday, December 21st, 2020
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You may have never heard of the “stack effect” before (no, it has nothing to do with Robert Stack from The Untouchables), but it has a huge effect on your home heating in Maryland. Although you don’t have to be an expert on how your home enjoys warmth during the winter—that’s why you have HVAC professionals like us around—a bit of knowledge can go a long way toward helping you to understand how your house may be losing heat, how to prevent it, and when to call for assistance.

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Understanding Efficiency Ratings for Electric and Gas Furnaces

Monday, November 11th, 2019
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Efficiency is an important word when it comes to HVAC systems. People want to make sure they have heating and air conditioning units that waste as little energy as possible. This not only keeps utility bills lower, it’s better for the environment because it puts less strain on power plants and natural resources. The US Department of Energy has a program called ENERGY STAR to help consumers identify products with superior energy efficiency and quality features. When you’re hunting for a new heating system or other HVAC product, look for the ENERGY STAR label.

But you’ll also want to look at the actual efficiency rating of the appliance, and this can become a bit confusing because different appliances have different criteria. Sometimes, efficiency ratings can be misleading without some extra information—and this is the case with the two most common types of furnaces, gas and electric.

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