• Benefits of UV Lighting in Your Home

    You know about the dangers of the strong ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, but have you heard of using UV light in your home? Believe it or not, it’s extremely beneficial. While you don’t want too much UV light on your skin, it’s been proven effective in purifying your home’s air. In fact, when […]

  • What is an Air Handler?

    When the time comes for an HVAC repair or replacement, you may come across some confusing industry jargon. “Air handler” is one of those terms you might feel unsure about. Learn more about air handlers here so you can seek HVAC services as an educated consumer. Does My HVAC System Have an Air Handler or […]

  • Does Your HVAC System Need to be Replaced?

    When you turn on your air conditioner or furnace, you expect to feel a steady flow of cooled or heated air coming from the vents—but that doesn’t always happen. If your HVAC system is acting up, it may need to be repaired or replaced. The best way to find out which option is more cost-effective […]

  • Getting Your HVAC Ready for Summer

    There’s nothing more miserable than a malfunctioning air conditioner on a hot summer day. Ensure your home remains a retreat from the sweltering heat by getting your HVAC ready for summer. Here’s what to do before turning on the air conditioner for the first time. Change the Air Filter This is the simplest way to […]

  • Ductless Split Systems and Temperature Control

    Do you struggle to keep your home at a temperature everyone can agree on? Stop battling over the thermostat once and for all with a ductless split system. This powerful innovation allows you to manage your home’s heating and cooling in ways you never thought possible. Learn more about the customized, room-to-room temperature control of […]

  • The Importance of a Humidifier

    If you or anyone in your household complains of itchy skin, sore throats, chapped lips, or frequent static shock, your home probably has low humidity. Running a humidifier can help. Learn more about the benefits of adding moisture to the air and how to choose the right humidifier for your needs. What is a Humidifier? […]

  • At-Home Tips for Keeping Your HVAC System Running Smoothly

    Professional HVAC installation is the key to year-round home comfort. Still, the benefits of a properly installed system won’t last long without preventative HVAC maintenance. While it’s important to leave in-depth tune-ups to a heating and cooling technician, here are the at-home tips we recommend to keep your HVAC system running smoothly. Change the Air […]

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    Air Duct Cleaning in Annapolis, MD

    The Importance of Air Duct Cleaning with Barstow & Sons Owning a home is an exciting experience that comes with various responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is the proper maintenance of your home’s HVAC system. It is obvious when a furnace or air conditioner malfunctions. But what about the cleanliness of your air ducts? How […]

  • What Do I Need to Do Before Turning on My Furnace?

    Get Your Home Ready for the Cold Annapolis Winter As the temperatures drop in the fall, many people turn on their furnaces for warmth only to discover a problem. Because your system has sat unused since spring, it’s possible that something has gone wrong and won’t turn on. Don’t let this happen to you. Instead, […]

  • What Happens If I Run My AC Without a Filter?

    The Importance of an AC Filter at Your Annapolis, MD Home As a homeowner, it’s important that you know how to properly care for your home and all of its systems. Sometimes this merely means knowing when to call a professional for help. Your air conditioner is one of the most vital systems in your […]