Heating Service in Owings Mills

24-Hour Emergency Heating Services

We tend to take the heating systems in our homes for granted until something goes wrong. 

No one plans on having their heater quit working. Because heaters are used the most during cold weather months, your heater will likely need heating repairs and emergency service at the worst possible time of year. 

Regular system upgrades and annual maintenance can keep your heating system working for years to come.

For more than 100 years, the professionals at Farnen & Dermer have been keeping Baltimore families warm and comfortable when their furnaces break down and need to be replaced. Known for their professional skill and friendly demeanor, a certified service technician will be dispatched to your home, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, bringing warmth back to your home in no time with your satisfaction as priority.

Contact us at (410) 600-7964 or online today!

What are the Benefits of Heating Maintenance?

To keep your heating system or boiler functioning properly, it is important to have an annual heating check-up. Yearly maintenance before the winter months can help you identify and fix potential problems before you require emergency service or repair.

During your annual heating maintenance appointment, your certified service technician will:

  • Visually inspect your heating system for signs of wear, leakage, or rust
  • Check the operational components of the heater including crankcase, air filtration system, blower, motor, and motor wheel
  • Inspect the unit’s wiring, electrical connections, and thermostat
  • Inspect any gas connections for leaks, taking note of the burner ignition, gas burners, and switches
  • Adjust the unit for maximum efficiency
  • Monitor carbon monoxide output

No matter what kind of issues have cropped up in your system, our Owings Mills heating service experts are here to help. Contact us at (410) 600-7964 or online today!

Heating Replacements & New Installations

On average, 50 percent of a home’s energy costs are due to its heating and air conditioning systems. Even if your heater is older but working relatively well, you will likely be surprised by how much energy is required to keep your home comfortable during the winter. 

Not only do many new heating systems come with federal tax credits and utility rebates, but their lower monthly energy usage results in significant utility savings. 

Our technicians will examine your home for hot or cool zones, take account of the returns and vents, and make recommendations for high-efficiency heating systems that are customized to your home’s needs, family’s comfort level, and budget. 

Our technicians are also trained in installing high-efficiency condensing furnaces. You may want to consider upgrading to high-efficiency furnace venting.

We Service Gas Furnaces, Heat Pumps, Oil Furnaces, and Boilers

Heating a home is not a “one size fits all” business. Rather, it’s a matter of taking into account a home’s age, energy availability, and heating requirements, then making recommendations that will meet the customer’s budget, time constraints, and comfort level. 

A home’s heating system will fall into one of four categories:

  • Gas Furnaces: The most common of all heating systems, a gas furnace is a forced-air system. A thermostat in the room sends a low-voltage electrical signal to the furnace allowing it to open a valve and let natural gas into the system. The gas is then lit on fire and a blower fan turns on, forcing warm air into the duct system in the house. 
  • Heat Pumps: Heat pumps are used not only to warm your home in the winter but also to cool your home in the summer. The heat pump uses electricity to circulate heat from outside the home into the home. Even during months that seem too cold for heat to be present outside, heat energy is able to be absorbed by the pump and transported into the home. As an added bonus, the system can be reversed during warm months transporting heat from inside the home to the outside. Best of all, since the system is entirely electric, there is no need for natural gas lines or additional energy consumption.
  • Oil Furnaces: Oil furnaces distribute heat in one of three ways – either by hot water run through a system along the home’s baseboards, steam through a home’s radiators, or warm air through vents. Regardless of how the warm air reaches the home’s occupants, oil furnaces work by mixing heating oil with air into a fine mist where it is then injected into the burner and lit on fire. 
  • Boilers: While a gas furnace uses air to distribute heat throughout your home, a boiler uses water. Using small pipes along a baseboard, radiant flooring systems, or cast iron radiators, hot water boilers distribute heat by running hot water through pipes. Steam boilers, on the other hand, distribute steam through a series of pipes to the radiators within the home. Boilers use either gas, electricity, or oil to create the fire that heats the water in the system. 

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Commonly Asked Questions

What are common signs that my heating system needs repair?

Common signs that your heating system needs repair include strange noises, uneven heating, frequent cycling on and off, and a sudden increase in energy bills.

How often should I have my heating system inspected?

It is recommended to have your heating system inspected at least once a year, preferably before the start of the heating season, to ensure optimal performance and catch any potential issues early.

Can I perform heating system repairs myself?

While there are some basic maintenance tasks you can do yourself, such as changing air filters, it is generally recommended to leave heating system repairs to professionals. DIY repairs can be dangerous and may void your warranty.

What should I do if my heating system stops working?

If your heating system stops working, check the thermostat settings, replace the batteries if needed, and check the circuit breaker. If these steps don't solve the issue, it's best to call a professional heating repair service for assistance.

How long does a heating system repair usually take?

The duration of a heating system repair can vary depending on the nature and complexity of the problem. Simple repairs may be completed within a few hours, while more extensive repairs may take longer. Your heating repair technician will be able to give you a more accurate time estimate.

Can regular maintenance help prevent heating system breakdowns?

Yes, regular maintenance can help prevent heating system breakdowns. Annual inspections and tune-ups can identify and address potential issues before they escalate, ensuring your heating system operates efficiently and reliably throughout the season.


Upgrade Your Thermostat for Improved Heating Efficiency

Thermostats are a vital component of a home heating system. Carefully placed in a home to maximize your heater’s performance, your thermostat is more than a switch on a wall. 

Programmable thermostats automatically signal the heater to begin warming your home for your return from work, allowing it to cool when it is unoccupied. 

These thermostats are known to save on energy consumption and costs, lowering your heating bill without sacrificing your family’s comfort. 

New advances in energy efficiency and WiFi technology have brought about the advent of Nest thermostats, allowing homeowners to control their heating and air conditioning systems from their smartphones. 

Imagine being able to turn up the temperature in your home as you leave work without having to guess what time you will be there.

 Call us at (410) 600-7964 or contact us online today!

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    - Kevin S.
  • “Farnen & Dermer were excellent people to work with from start to finish. They were professional and knowledgeable. They answered all of our questions (and we had A LOT of questions.) They provided the lowest estimate and best warranty among the other H”

    - Dan K.
  • “The Farnen & Dermer team did a great job installing our new HVAC unit. Jay was very helpful and answered all of my questions.”

    - Jen K.
  • “Charlie was absolutely wonderful! He was beyond courteous and friendly - easy to talk to! Determined the trouble promptly and explained everything - including a few tips to help keep our system in good shape.”

    - Jami L.
  • “Charlie is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. His expertise helped me to understand my system and feel comfortable with the boiler system in my house. He took the time to explain everything to me and walk me through checking my system.”

    - Steve H.
  • “Thank you for the quick install of my HVAC system. Everything went smoothly and the technicians were great.”

    - Britt F.

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