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An Honest Look at HVAC Maintenance Agreements in 2020

An Honest Look at HVAC Maintenance Agreements in 2020

If you’re a homeowner looking to install or repair your HVAC system, your HVAC company will most likely offer you a maintenance agreement. This is sometimes also referred to as an extended service agreement or maintenance plan. There are many names for these agreements but they’re all essentially pre-paid contracts to have your HVAC system… Read more »

Spray Foam vs Cellulose Insulation: What’s Better for Your Home?

Spray Foam v Cellulose Chart

Are you looking to insulate your home but unsure of which insulation material you should choose? Your home’s insulation helps lower your heating and cooling costs by keeping your heat from escaping outside during the winter and slowing down heat from entering during the summer. Minnick’s helps homeowners maintain comfortable indoor temperatures with a combination… Read more »

The Problems with Getting an HVAC Quote over the Phone or Online

The Problems with Getting an HVAC Quote over the Phone or Online

If you’re in the market for repairing or replacing your home’s HVAC equipment, you’ve probably experienced the frustration of trying to request price estimates over the phone or online. Minnick’s has over 65 years of experience helping Maryland homeowners evaluate their home’s HVAC issues. In that time, we’ve learned that the only way to truly… Read more »

The DIY Guide to HVAC Cleaning and Maintenance | 10 Quick & Easy Tips

The DIY Guide to HVAC Cleaning and Maintenance

70% of residential HVAC systems are performing below standard.[1] It’s often ignored even though the heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system is one of the most important components of your home’s ecosystem. The HVAC system helps keep you comfortable by circulating air throughout your home and filtering out allergens in the air. The HVAC… Read more »

The Big Problem with Carbon Monoxide Monitors and How to Fix It

The Big Problem with Carbon Monoxide Monitors and How to Fix It

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is poisonous to humans. It is often referred to as the “silent killer” because humans are unable to see, taste, or smell this deadly gas. The carbon monoxide monitor is a device, like a smoke detector, that can alert you when it detects high… Read more »

How Much Does an HVAC System Cost? A Comprehensive Pricing Breakdown.

How Much Does an HVAC System Cost

At Minnick’s, we work on replacing and installing HVAC units nearly every day, and one question we often receive is, “how much does a new HVAC system cost?”. This is a difficult question to answer without first assessing your current system, but that’s not what you want to hear. You came here to figure out… Read more »

Poor Air Quality Symptoms: 8 Ways to Tell If Your Indoor Air Quality Is Bad

Multi Generation Family Relaxing At Home Together

Your home is a haven where you can rest and take shelter from the harmful elements. But there are instances when your home can make you sick instead. Even when everything else seems clean, poor indoor air quality can still lead to diseases. Your indoor air might leave a high concentration of contaminants and particles… Read more »

Heat Pump Failure: 5 Common Reasons for Heat Pump Malfunction

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A heat pump problem can be a cause for despair, especially if it is your only option in terms of space heating and or cooling. Most times, people are quick to call a maintenance specialist to troubleshoot and fix the pump when they can handle a majority of the issues on their own. That being… Read more »

Why Do A/C Units Last Longer Than Heating Units?

Outdoor HVAC Unit

You probably would want to have your home well-ventilated and have the system running over a long period of time. Air conditioning systems are a reliable solution. Have you ever wondered why central AC units seem to last longer than heating units? Read on for the real answers you never expected. How Central AC (Air… Read more »

AC Won’t Turn On? Here Are 5 Reasons This May Be Happening

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In 1913, Death Valley California set a new record when temperatures hit an all-time high of 134°. While the temperature this summer may not reach quite as high, chances are you want to take advantage of your air conditioning to keep your home cool and comfortable, which is why noticing that your AC won’t turn… Read more »