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Extreme Cold and Your Home Appliances

For the most part, your home’s appliances are designed to withstand both hot and cold temperatures. However, extreme cold can still damage your home, especially when you have appliances up against outside walls or in your garage or basement. Here’s what you need to know to keep everything running this winter. HVAC Your outdoor unit is designed to handle even extreme cold, but it can get covered in ice, which will cause an emergency shut-off. If that happens, you will...
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Changing Your Furnace Filter FAQ

Here at Larry & Sons, we get a lot of calls with questions about furnace filters. Here’s what you need to know to keep your furnace in Hagerstown running well so you can stay warm this winter. How Often Should I Change My Filter? We recommend changing your filter once a month when you’re running your furnace every day. If you’re not running yours that often or you want to be sure it needs changing each month, ask one of...
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Causes of Common Plumbing Disasters: A Tip From Frederick, MD

What are some of the costliest repairs in your Frederick home? Costly can be characterized by lost money or lost time – or both. You may have experienced some of these so-called “disasters” and wondered what you could have done to prevent them. In particular, let’s talk about disasters of the wet variety – plumbing problems. It goes without saying that nothing is built to last. Parts and products will eventually wear out and need to be repaired or replaced....
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How to Make Your HVAC System Last Longer

You need your HVAC system to work because you need to stay comfortable in your home all year round. Here’s how to get the longest life out of your system so it doesn’t need as many repairs or as frequent replacement. Perform Regular Maintenance  HVAC maintenance means that professionals get a chance to look over your system and test each component to make sure it’s all working well. It makes your system more efficient, so it experiences less wear and...
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Hurricane Preparedness | Joaquin Gains Power

Ready for Hurricane Joaquin? Larry and Sons can help! (301) 733-5428 With heavy rains already pouring down on us, and more expected throughout the weekend, it’s a good time to revisit safety concerns for heavy storms and rainfall.  Hurricane Joaquin has already brought quite a lot of rain and is expected to do so throughout the weekend.  Even if it doesn’t make landfall, the heavy rains and wind can cause significant damage to your home.  Joaquin will cause several storms across the...
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