HVAC Equipment and Service

HVAC means heating, ventilation and air conditioning. We often use this phrase to refer to your total heating and cooling equipment read more.

You’ll want to find a manufacture date. This is frequently found on a label on the surface of your read more.

It’s common for your heating and cooling unit to make a little noise as it works. There are several considerations that impact its sound level, including age and read more

Precision tune-ups help your heating or air conditioning unit give efficient, worry-free comfort all year read more

A Trip Charge is a fee for the expense associated with the time and travel to diagnose, inspect and deliver expert recommendations for a home's heating or air conditioning system by a read more

A popping disturbance is a common sign of an undersized duct design. This happens when read more

 

Our response is, it’s a smart approach. Here's why. read more

Billing by a flat rate instead of an hourly price ensures your cost is provided ahead of time. The price read more.

You wouldn't purchase a new car and assume you’d never have to inflate the tires, replace the oil or check weird noises. read more

Air handlers and furnaces aren't typically found together in Waldorf. If you rely on a furnace, read more.
We repair all makes and models in Waldorf. read more
We carry a wide line of water heaters.
We provide financing.
Yes. Our Experts are just minutes away, whether you’re in need of a furnace repair in the middle of a cold winter night read more.
Saving Energy at Home

With energy expenses climbing, there are a few processes you can take to reduce the price of heating read more.

 

If you notice your showers are getting cold fast, your tank water heater might be to blame. read more
If your toilet continues to run, it may be due to several read more.
One of the most common reasons your dishwasher won’t drain well is because of read more.
Indoor Air Quality

No, HVAC air filters are different in quality and dimensions, and some have specs that read more.

Absolutely. Exposure to air pollutants can be as much as 100 times higher in a building than read more

Relying on a carbon monoxide detector in a central area is the best way read more

You might have tried to eliminate indoor odors by spraying air fresheners or read more

A wise way to select the appropriate humidifier

Each household has different comfort requirements, especially if someone in your read more

According to studies conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to air pollutants indoors can be 100 times higher than outdoors. Frequent dusting and vacuuming can help reduce the amount of dust and dust mites present in your home. However, not all read more

Depending on the model you choose and the size of your residence, a humidifier

How regularly you should replace your air filters can depend on the following:

  • Air filter model
  • Overall indoor air quality
  • Number of pets
  • Household size
  • Air pollution levels and construction near the residence
  • Your MERV rating

For basic 1"–3" air filters, manufacturers typically instruct you to replace them every 30–90 days. If you suffer from light to moderate allergies, you can install a better air filter or swap them even more regularly.

The shortest answer to "how often should I replace my air filter?":

If you don't have a smoker or pets in the home, and your filter is the frequently sold 1" filter with a MERV rating of 4, you should be able to wait up to 90 days before changing it.

What air filter models survive longer?

Some air filters are supposed to last up to six months, while others must be replaced monthly. The thicker the air filter, the longer it will last. In general, you should look at the thickness of the filter rather than the brand. You also need to look at the MERV rating.

The MERV rating is a scale that goes from 1-20 and measures how well an air filter can pull particles from the air. The higher the MERV rating, the smaller the particle that will be captured by the air filter.

While a filter with a higher MERV rating will live longer, it could also restrict the airflow in your home. And you will need to switch out the filter more often. And if you own an older system, plan to replace the filter more often to extend the life of your filter.

How often do I need to replace my air filter according to thickness?

The longevity of an air filter also depends on its thickness. A 1" filter will have to be replaced more often than a 4" filter.

  • A 1" pleated air filter should be replaced every 30-60 days.
  • A 2" pleated air filter should be replaced every 90 days.
  • A 3” pleated air filter should be replaced every 120 days.
  • A 4" pleated air filter should be replaced every 6 months.
  • A 5” or 6" pleated air filter should be replaced every 9-12 months.

One of the benefits of thicker filters is not only do they perform longer, but they also have a better MERV rating. This means they will do a better job of eliminating the particles in your home. They also produce less air resistance, which can help your HVAC system perform more efficiently and reduce wear and tear on components including the blower motor.

If you have a whole-house air purifier, you will also need to replace the filters more often.

How often should I change my air filter if I have a dog or cat?

If you have pets, you might have to replace your air filter more often. Pet hair and dander can quickly clog an air filter and reduce its effectiveness. For every shedding dog you have, expect to replace the filter a month earlier than you would for a home without pets. The same goes for cats, although they don't shed as often as dogs. If you have a hypoallergenic or non-shedding dog or cat, you might not have to replace your air filter as often.

Although a good rule of thumb, you will have to examine your air filter more frequently to see if it needs to be replaced. Dogs don't shed the same amount year-round. They shed more in the spring and fall when they are getting rid of their coat. Examine the air filter monthly and replace it when it looks clogged.

Here are averages that might help you figure out how often you should get a new air filter at your home:

  • Vacation house or one occupant and no pets or allergies: every 6–12 months
  • Normal suburban home without pets: every 90 days
  • One dog or cat: every 60 days
  • More than one pet or if anyone has allergies: 20–45 days

Yes. Carbon monoxide is a silent hazard to health and safety in your Waldorf read more

HVAC systems can dry indoor air read more

Unfortunately, carbon monoxide

Preventing it from happening is the most critical place to begin. Doing correct safety read more

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. It’s created by partial fuel combustion frequently caused by read more

Indoor air quality describes pollution in your Waldorf residence or business. Air contaminants can read more

We advise periodically washing and draining the humidifier’s read more

We recommend keeping your Waldorf residence’s humidity range near 30–60%. read more

Dry air aggravates respiratory issues. We recommend keeping your home’s humidity amount between read more

Plumbing
While it depends on the area and amount of water damage, a leaking water pipe.
To skip stinky scents, you should grind up food pieces without delay with cold read more