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Do I Need a Humidifier?

The weather in Maryland has suddenly plummeted, leaving homeowners finding ways to stay warm. You’ve got your heat pump or HVAC system running, but you might be asking yourself: do I need a humidifier, too? Not only can a humidifier make you feel warmer in your house, but it provides endless benefits in terms of your health, skin, and more! Of course, it’s ultimately your choice—but if you want to feel warmer and more comfortable in your home, then a humidifier is just what you need.

Posted in Humidifiers, Indoor Air Quality

A Guide to Furnace Troubleshooting

Has your furnace stopped working properly—or turning on altogether? No matter what types of issues you’re experiencing, it’s important to perform furnace troubleshooting right away to assess the extent of your problems. Sometimes it can seem like you need a replacement when in fact the problem is much simpler. Furnace troubleshooting can give you an opportunity to diagnose the issue and might even prevent you from making an unnecessary purchase—or alert you to the fact that you do need a replacement after all.

Posted in Furnaces, Maintenance Tips

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

The weather in Maryland may be fluctuating, leaving us wearing t-shirts one day and sweaters the next. But one thing’s inevitable: winter is coming, whether we like it or not. And as we get deeper into October, the chilly air is going to be more and more consistent—and it’s only going to get colder as winter approaches.

Fortunately, we’ve come up with some tips to help you prepare your home for winter so you and your family can stay warm and comfortable no matter what the temperature may be. Keep reading to learn more or contact total home and comfort to schedule your annual service call or install a new HVAC system today.Continue reading “How to Prepare Your Home for Winter” »

Posted in Heat Pumps, Humidifiers, HVAC Services, Maintenance Tips

The Importance of Heat Pump Tune-Ups & Inspections

Unlike air conditioners and furnaces, heat pumps work year-round to both heat and cool your home. They function by transferring heat from the inside of your home to the outside during hotter months and vice versa during colder months. While this can be a cost-effective alternative to traditional heating and cooling systems, it does make regular tune-ups and inspections even more of a necessity.

Posted in Heat Pumps, Maintenance Tips

Book Heating System Jobs Early!

Have you ever walked outside your office to a surprise snow storm, far too early on in the year? Or woken up in the morning and pressed the snooze button to avoid getting up in the cold? Imagine the same scenario with an added surprise—a heating system that won’t start.

Posted in HVAC Services, Maintenance Tips

How a High Efficiency Furnace Can Save You Money

You might already know that an energy efficient HVAC system is an eco-friendly investment that can help reduce your carbon footprint. But did you know that choosing the right high efficiency furnace can actually help save you money in the long run? Yes the initial installation fee may be higher, but it can significantly reduce your monthly energy bills—and operate more effectively at the same time! How does that work, you may ask, and how do I make the right choice? We’ve got the answers—just keep reading!

Posted in Energy Efficiency, Furnaces

HVAC Maintenance Checklist

In order to keep your HVAC system functioning properly and make sure it lasts, you’ll need to be sure to have regular maintenance completed. This will not only help you avoid costly repairs or an early replacement, but it will help minimize monthly energy bills while maximizing functionality.

Posted in Maintenance Tips

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Poor indoor air quality can exacerbate asthma and allergies and expose you to indoor pollutants that aren’t good for your health. It may seem unavoidable—after all, dust and allergens can easily be carried in from the outside, impacting the air in your home. But there are ways to improve air quality and purify the air around you. Keep reading to learn how!

Posted in Indoor Air Quality

Air Conditioner Maintenance

When you purchase an air conditioner, you probably want it to last as long as possible. But in order to keep your AC unit working properly, it’s important to have regular air conditioner maintenance done—and to do it before you start noticing a problem. What exactly does proper air conditioner maintenance entail?

Posted in Air Conditioners

Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air? Find Out Why!

When your air conditioner is blowing hot air, it completely defeats the purpose of having an AC system. It’s not keeping you cool and you’re still paying the electricity bills for running your unit. To determine if you need to have your AC fixed or if an air conditioner replacement is necessary, you’ll need to address the reasons why your AC blows hot air.

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