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

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

Tis the Season for Annual Boiler Maintenance

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There is a point in every home when you can no longer hide under blankets and in sweatshirts and finally have to turn on the heat. While a furnace uses natural gas and air to distribute heat, a boiler produces heat with water either piped directly into radiant heating systems or steam moved through a series of pipes to the … Read More

4 Things You Need to Know About High-Efficiency Furnace Venting

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Homeowners who are building a brand new home, as well as those who are considering the replacement of their current heating system, will likely hear high efficiency condensing furnace as one of their options for heating systems. A high efficiency condensing furnace differs from a traditional furnace in some ways. One of the most crucial, however, is the method in … Read More

Furnace Troubleshooting Tips You Should Know

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During the cooler months of the year, it is important that your furnace is working and is producing the heat that can keep your home warm. If you discover that your furnace is not working properly, you should know the reason why. Take a few minutes and learn about the most common types of issues with furnaces and their causes. … Read More

Lowering Your Electric Bills: 2 Stories That Will Surprise You

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No one wants to pay a lot for their utilities. In fact, if given a choice, most of us would rather spend that money on just about anything else. Month after month, year after year, we pay our hard-earned dollars to utility companies for the privilege of having light, heat, and water. Two homeowners thought their astronomical utilities were just … Read More