Posts Categorized: HVAC Equipment

What is a Surge Protector and Do I Really Need One?

Do you ever worry about your home appliances and electronics being zapped by a power surge? All of your home’s appliances and electronics are vulnerable to power surges. If large enough, a power surge can cause permanent damage to your personal electronics by frying the circuits or melting the plastic. What Exactly is a Surge… Read more »

5 Benefits of Installing A Packaged HVAC Unit In Your Home

5 Benefits of Packaged HVAC Units

When shopping for a replacement HVAC unit, one of the first things homeowners must decide on is what type of system to buy. Although the easy approach is to stick to the same type of system already in your home, the Minnick’s team encourages you to educate yourself on the differences between each major type… Read more »

An Honest Review of the Ecobee Smart Thermostat: Features and Price

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Are you considering buying or upgrading a smart thermometer? With so many options available it’s difficult to understand how to make these decisions. Smart thermostats are becoming increasingly popular in residential homes as more homeowners are becoming interested in smart home technology and the idea of controlling their appliances right from their smart devices. If… Read more »

Top 3 Furnace Brands in 2020 – Homeowner Buying Guide

Top 3 Furnace Brands in 2020 Homeowner Buying Guide

If you’re considering replacing your home’s furnace unit, there are many factors to consider when selecting your new heating unit.  Price, lifespan, warranties, energy efficiency ratings, fuel source, and brand are just a few of the typical factors that influence what unit homeowners will buy. Minnick’s is a certified installer of all the major brands… 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 »

Is My Gas Furnace To Blame for Dry Indoor Air In The Winter?

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Is your skin dry, flaking, and cracking? The air is tough on your skin in the winter. Many homeowners blame their gas furnace, but is it the reason for dry indoor air? It depends on your home. Sometimes it’s not the furnace that’s the problem, but something else that an HVAC contractor can solve so you… Read more »


Did you know that heating account for 33% of the overall energy consumption of most commercial buildings? Now just imagine how expensive this can get if your HVAC system isn’t running at peak efficiency. Ca-Ching! This is why Commercial Furnace Maintenance is so beneficial. COMMERCIAL FURNACE MAINTENANCE IN BALTIMORE When it comes to maximizing the efficiency… Read more »