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CroppMetcalfe was built on and continues to provide high-quality service, high-quality products, and complete customer satisfaction. Our most loyal customers have stayed with us for over 30 years. Our vision is to serve our customers with the goal of creating customers for life.

CroppMetcalfe offers the sale, service, and installation of air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, air cleaners, boilers, humidifiers, and other home comfort products.

301-703-3305
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Grove offers value that cannot be measured. We believe kindness is always necessary. Hard work is a reflection of who we are, and we pursue excellence at all times. We take pride in the craftsmen we train and employ; a fact you'll notice immediately in the attitude and integrity that they bring to your job.

Grove offers residential and commercial HVAC installation, design, maintenance, and repair as well as installation and service of air ducts, central air purifiers, water heaters, and boilers.

301-407-6110
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From our beginnings as a one-man shop on K Street, we've grown to become one of the largest and most successful HVAC and plumbing service companies in the area. For 85 years, we've delivered quality service and products and have established ourselves through integrity, trust, and respect for our customers.

Vito Services installs and repairs air conditioners, air handlers, heat pumps, boilers, furnaces, humidifiers, thermostats, and air cleaners, as well as custom ductwork.

301-392-2349
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Bay Breeze was started with the main focus to deliver 100 percent customer satisfaction. We continue to provide an immeasurable value in the services and quality products that we offer, and we will continue to take care of the customer first. Our dedication is your peace of mind.

Bay Breeze sells, services, and installs air conditioners, air source heat pumps and geothermal heat pumps, oil and gas furnaces, boilers, ductless units, and indoor air quality products.

301-232-5703
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We are a family-owned-and-operated company, and our goal is to provide you with ultimate comfort in your home coupled with outstanding customer service. We take the time to listen to your needs so we can provide you with the best energy-efficient solutions to make your home as comfortable and safe as possible.

Amazing Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., provides service, installation, and maintenance of residential and commercial heat pumps, air conditioners, gas and oil furnaces, steam and hot water boilers, geothermal systems, ductless systems, air cleaners and purifiers, humidifiers, and whole-house generators.

301-202-3707
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As a family-owned-and-operated company, we strive to provide you with the best service because we are attaching our personal name to that service. Our honest, thoroughly trained, certified technicians pay special attention to each job. We are small enough to know your name, but large enough to handle any problem you have.

James A. Wheat & Sons offers the service, replacement, and installation of air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, boilers, geothermal systems, air filtration, humidifiers, gas fireplaces, and other home comfort products.

301-691-1105
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You know what I love about our company? Every single one of us comes to work every day to do something that we love. We get to inspire people to do the things that inspire them, so that they can challenge the status quo.

Minnick's specializes in HVAC solutions for performance and comfort concerns, such as high and low temperature differences, humidity, indoor air quality, remote smart maintenance technology, and home energy audits.
301-485-7668
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About Maryland Air Conditioning and Heating Companies

With its prime location in the mid-Atlantic region of the US, Maryland sees all four seasons each year. And while this means that spring and fall are wonderfully temperate, Maryland’s summers and winters can be tough—even more so if your heating and air conditioning system isn’t working efficiently.

HVAC repair and maintenance isn’t something you should try to DIY. It’s easy to do more harm than good if you don’t know what you’re doing, so save yourself the stress and call the experts the first time.

Heating and Air Conditioning in Maryland

How to increase your HVAC system’s efficiency

When you own a home, it’s hard to escape the talk about energy efficiency, and that’s for a good reason. An efficient home has a smaller impact on our environment, and it costs less for you to inhabit. Efficiency applies to all the major systems in your home, but the HVAC system is likely where you’ll see the clearest difference in your monthly expenses.

So how do you increase your HVAC system’s efficiency? Check out this list for an overview of simple steps to take:

  • Stay on top of regular maintenance. Arrange for your HVAC technician to perform two annual maintenance checks: one in the spring, before the summer temperatures arrive, and another in the fall, after the sweltering heat fades.
  • Change air filters regularly. Dirty air filters can make your HVAC system work harder than necessary, causing your utility bills to rise. Change furnace filters quarterly; monthly if you have pets or allergies.
  • Adjust your thermostat settings. During the winter, keep your thermostat at 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Bump it down a few degrees when you leave the house. Set your thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer (and a few degrees warmer when you’re away from home).

If these tips don’t seem to make much difference, or if your home’s HVAC system is near (or past) the end of its expected lifespan, your best bet is to talk to a reputable heating and air conditioning contractor about a system replacement.

Heating and air conditioning system maintenance

Regular maintenance visits are the best thing you can do to keep your HVAC system working as it should and extend its lifespan. Your technician will do a thorough inspection of the various parts of the system, alerting you to any issues that need to be addressed. Curious about exactly what the technician will be doing?

Here’s a list of basic tasks you can expect your HVAC tech to do:

  • Check your thermostat settings
  • Replace air filters
  • Remove dirt and debris from the outside air conditioner compressor
  • Check all electrical connections to make sure they’re tight and working correctly
  • Check the furnace fan for signs of damage
  • Lubricate moving mechanical parts to promote smooth and even operation
  • Inspect the condensate drain to look for clogs
  • Test the entire system to ensure proper function

This list may vary somewhat depending on the type of heating or air conditioning system you have—boilers, heat pumps, and high-velocity systems, for example, may require a slightly different set of inspection tasks.

Regardless of the type of HVAC system you have, be sure to stick to a semiannual inspection schedule to catch any small issues before they snowball in scope and in cost.

The Best Picks for Maryland Air Conditioning and Heating Contractors

The Best Pick Reports survey team reaches out to Maryland homeowners each year to find the best heating and air conditioning companies in your area.

We vet all Best Pick companies for quality work and extraordinary customer service on an annual basis, and we verify all state-required licenses and insurance, too. Our stringent qualification process means that the companies we recommend are truly the cream of the crop, and we’re pleased to present that information in a simple, easy-to-use format.

Work with a Maryland Best Pick for an outstanding home service experience. We guarantee you’ll be pleased!