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?

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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

3 Signs Your Water Heater is on the Brink of Death

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After a long, hard run you turn on the shower, excited to feel the hot water pulsing down on your tired body. You pull back the curtain and step inside… …and immediately jump back out again, your skin still stinging like thousands of cold needles have pierced it. There is no hot water. There isn’t even lukewarm water to make … Read More

What is a Whole House Humidifier (And Why You Need One in Your Home)?

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During the warm summer months, it is common to use a dehumidifier to bring the humidity levels down to a comfortable level. However, as the temperatures outside drop and heating systems are being used in full force, you might notice that the humidity level in your house has dropped a bit too much. Low humidity levels can cause dry, cracked … Read More

What You Need to Know about Heat Pumps

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When it comes to heating your home, you’ll find that you have lots of options. Even if a home utilizes a fireplace or wood-burning stove, chances are that most homes will feature one of the four following heating methods: gas furnace, heat pump, oil furnace, or boiler. If you’re considering investing in new heat pump system for your home, then … Read More