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‘Tis the Season…For Heat Pump Failures


It’s that time of year – the time when the weather is so crazy with fluctuations, sometimes you don’t know if it will be 50 degrees or 80 degrees on any given day.  Heat pumps in HVAC systems also might be failing in the late spring and early summer.  Why? …  
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To Be Smart or Not


How smart is smart? Programmable wasn’t smart enough. Simply programming your thermostat to change temperature at a certain time was not as advanced at having complete access to programming it anytime, anywhere. Thus, the smart thermostat was born. As each new product season takes shape, the manufacturers of smart thermostats…  
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How Efficient is “Efficient?”


A recent survey published by ACHR News shows that the majority of homeowners who are replacing their HVAC equipment are going for the mid-range in efficiency ratings. The survey said 46 percent of the respondents purchased mid-level products with a SEER rating of 14-18 and a 90 percent AFUE. SEER,…  
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What’s That Noise? Fix It or Replace It?


When you hear that unidentifiable “thud” or “ping” and it seems to be coming from your heating system, what should you do? You get that sinking feeling that it’s going to cost you time and money. But don’t procrastinate. At the first sign of trouble, call your HVAC professional. As…  
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What’s Your IAQ?


Your IAQ makes a huge difference in your health.  It also has an impact on your energy bills.  IAQ, or indoor air quality, is rated based on pollutants inside your home.  Radon, carbon monoxide and mold are just a few serious concerns in today’s homes – no matter the age…  
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Warm Up With a Fireplace


Ahhh, the leaping fire in the fireplace and the warmth of the flames on a crisp, cool evening is a picturesque image of autumn. A gas fireplace can add coziness to your home and can supplement your heating system. It’s also a great addition to a home for resale purposes,…  
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Heat Pumps Validated


We like to think we’re innovative and a bit ahead of the heating and air conditioning curve here at HGH Mechanical. We’ve been singing the praises of heat pumps recently, and now even the Department of Energy has jumped on the bandwagon. The DOE just granted an award to S-RAM…  
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Go Geothermal


If you’re a homeowner who is looking for the maximum energy efficiency in your heating and cooling system, take this survey: What size is your property? Do you have a space of 15 x 15 feet located 10 feet from your home and from your property lines? Do you live…  
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Spring Check-Up Time


With the hope that March will go out like a lamb and leave spring in its wake, it’s a good time to get on the docket with your heating and cooling professional for a maintenance check. Your furnace ran hard through an unusually cold winter in Maryland, and you’ll want…  
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Where’s the Wire?


Wireless technology is making field work easier and more efficient for everyone – from sales people to in-home technicians. The Smart phone and the tablet are commonly seen on job sites, whether it’s a construction site or an HVAC call. You’ll see technicians becoming more computer-savvy and using various electronic…  
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HGH has a team of technicians dedicated to the installation of gas fireplaces or the conversion of wood burning fireplaces into gas.

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Geothermal Heat Pumps

Innovative Carrier geothermal heat pumps tap into the earth's surface to use the energy and relatively consistent heat found in soil or surface water as a heat source–instead of using outside air like traditional heat pumps.

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