Is a Small Air Conditioner Better For Your Home?

The high temperature and high humidity days of summer are almost upon us. While kids are thinking about the end of school adults living without central air conditioning are starting to wonder how to cool their homes. It may seem like a simple thing, but anyone who has lived through August in Maryland without a way to cool off knows … Read More

Keeping Your House Cool: Tips and tricks that save you money

keeping your house cool tips and tricks that save you money

Even though winter is still rearing its ugly head from time to time, remember that summer is right around the corner. Before long we will exchange the jackets and boots for shorts and flip-flops and be hiding out indoors in the comfort of our air-conditioned homes and offices. But with that comfort comes a price. Fortunately, these tips and tricks … Read More

Leave Clogging to the Dancers: Early Warning Signs of Clogged Drains

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Clogged drains seem to pop up when they are the least convenient. Guests are on their way over for dinner, and your kitchen sink won’t drain. Or the in-laws are coming to stay, and the toilet overflows. Then again, there is never a convenient time for a drain to clog in your home, office or commercial building. However, there are … Read More

Attic Insulation Options from the Comfort Guys at Farnen & Dermer

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As a homeowner, you probably have a lot of questions about improving the energy efficiency of your home with insulation. Heating and air conditioning are necessary to maintain a comfortable climate inside your home, and it makes sense to want to maximize efficiency while minimizing costs. Insulation is the answer. When you install insulation in your home, you can make … Read More

3 Reasons Why Now is the Time for Spring AC Repair!

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It hardly seems like an ideal time to have your air conditioning in Baltimore serviced as the northeast digs out of another snowstorm. But before we know it, the cold wintry nights will give way to sweltering Baltimore afternoons. That is why we are offering you the three reasons why spring HVAC repair should be at the top of your “To … Read More

3 Things You Can Do to Have Amazing Heating and Air This Spring

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Spring is a strange time of year for your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. One minute you are turning on the heat to warm your family during a spring snowstorm and the next you are turning on the air conditioner to combat sudden 80 degree days. In between, you might even have the windows open to allow … Read More

4 Signs You Are Ready For a Heating System Replacement (Home Heating)

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Old home heating systems seem to fail at the worst possible time. Temperatures approaching zero? Massive snowstorm approaching the Baltimore area? Company coming from out of state? Those seem to be the most likely times that home heating systems decide to quit working, leaving you shivering in your kitchen and calling an HVAC repair company for an emergency service call. … Read More

New Heating System Free of Charge to Family in Need

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See a Need, Fill a Need In the more than a century that Farnen & Dermer has been in business, we have seen Murphy’s Law in full effect over and over again. The adage, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong,” seems to be especially cruel in the middle of Maryland winters. There is something about the coldest days … Read More

Farnen & Dermer: Your 24-Hour Emergency HVAC Maintenance Specialists

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The Baltimore area — like much of the mid-Atlantic — has been gripped by record cold temperatures this winter. Not only did the city break a four-year-old record low on the first Sunday in January, but the entire first week of the new year was also Baltimore’s coldest. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), 2018 was the coldest start for … Read More

Forced Air Heating Furnaces: What Are They and When Should You Replace Them?

forced air heating furnace

If you own a home, you are probably familiar with the many options for heating your home. From gas furnaces to radiant heat to wood-burning fireplaces, there are many options. Perhaps you are just starting to look at homes and are starting to learn about the different heating methods. Forced air heating is a very common heating method, and it’s … Read More