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Need Plumbing & Heating Services? Our 24/7 Emergency Service ensures rapid response. Day or night, count on us for a swift resolution, keeping your home or business comfortable and functional. Call 703-471-0451 anytime for peace of mind, knowing help is just a phone call away.

Frequently Asked Questions

As systems age they are less efficient and may not provide all the advantages of the newer systems. For instance, most older systems deliver air only at one speed, so the system is either off or on high. That can lead to drafty rooms, wider temperature swings and more noise. But the newer systems are designed with a variable-speed furnace and the air handler adds just the right amount of warm or cool air to keep you at the temperature that suits you best. Since a variable-speed fan can run at lower speeds, it better circulates the air and removes extra humidity. It helps your system work more efficiently; saving you on your utility bills. The unit is also quieter. Why heat or cool the entire house when you spend most of your time in one area? If you have a home that is multilevel, the answer could be two or more zones so you can control the temperature as needed. Having multiple zones could significantly lower your energy costs and increase your comfort.

The most important thing you can do is clean and replace your filters frequently. Also, a system heats and cools more evenly when the blower is in the “on” position. The blower provides constant air movement throughout the home, and allows for better filtration. And have your system serviced regularly.

An HVAC system can be complicated to person not certified to work on it. It should be serviced by a certified professional. However, if your HVAC system seems not to be working to its fullest potential, there are a few things you can try, which may fix your problem, prior to calling. If you do not feel comfortable performing any of these tasks, call us.
  • Make sure the system switch is on the appropriate COOL or HEAT setting.
  • Make sure your circuit breakers are in the ON position.
  • Disconnect and reconnect your indoor and outdoor switches.
  • Open supply and return vents and make sure they are unobstructed.
  • Make sure your filters are clean.
  • Check the settings on your thermostat.
For optimum efficiency and filtration, we recommend that you replace your disposable filters at least once a month. If you have washable filters, they should be cleaned once a month. ***Ask about our 1 year service agreement***
You should have maintenance done on your system twice a year. This not only ensures maximum efficiency, it enables us to foresee any possible problems that may occur in the near future. ***Ask about our 1 year service agreement***

R-22 is the common name for hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC). R-22 has been used as a refrigerant by HVAC manufacturers for over 40 years, but studies in the past decade have shown that HCFCs contain chlorine, an ozone-depleting agent. For this reason, the United States Clean Air Act has set a target date for January 1, 2010, on which HVAC manufacturers must cease the production of products that use R-22.

R-410A is an environmentally friendly, next-generation refrigerant. Many refrigerants developed before R-410A contains chlorine, which is harmful to the ozone layer. 
 
R-410A is chlorine-free and therefore better for the environment. In fact, the Clean Air Act requires that as of 2010, all new air conditioning and heat pump units manufactured in North America will use chlorine-free refrigerants. So by choosing an R-410A air conditioner or heat pump, you're getting the latest in refrigerant technology — and helping the environment! 
 
R-410A was developed in response to an agreement between numerous countries (known as the Montreal Protocol), which stated that those countries would move toward discontinuing the use of hydrochloro-fluorocarbon (HCFC)-based refrigerants HCFCs are widely accepted to be ozone-depleting chemical compounds, and R-410A, a non-HCFC-based refrigerant, is a much more environmentally friendly product.

Different programmable thermostats offer many different features. Being that they are electronic, they are more accurate and efficient than thermostats that contain mercury. With programmable thermostats you can control the temperature in your home at different times of day without ever touching your thermostat; turning it down while you are at work, and making sure it is to your liking when you get home.

It could be that the condensate drain is clogged. The condensate drain is where water is removed from the air in your home by the cooling coil which is generally located in your attic. Turn off the system at the thermostat and call us.

This could be a serious issue; a tripping breaker can be a sign of a grounded compressor. Resetting the breaker could cause breaker arching and a possible fire. You should turn the air conditioning off at the thermostat and us.

The most common reason for slow water faucet flow is a clogged aerator. This fix can be as simple as unscrewing the aerator, and if it is a big piece of debris, removing it. For smaller clogs, it is usually better to replace the aerator. Most come in standard sizes.

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In Business for 30+ Years

Bowman's Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, & Electrical Inc. has provided quality services marked by dependability and value since 1989.

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Count on us for round-the-clock service calls. We ensure that your plumbing, heating, air conditioning, or electrical needs are promptly addressed, day or night.

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Experience prompt and efficient same-day service, resolving your issues quickly and effectively to minimize disruption to your home or business.

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Explore our upfront pricing and flexible financing options, ensuring you receive quality services at competitive rates without financial stress.

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Our team consists of licensed and certified technicians equipped with the expertise and skills to deliver top-notch service with professionalism.

In Business for 30+ Years

Bowman's Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, & Electrical Inc. has provided quality services marked by dependability and value since 1989.

24-Hour Service Calls

Count on us for round-the-clock service calls. We ensure that your plumbing, heating, air conditioning, or electrical needs are promptly addressed, day or night.

Same-Day Service

Experience prompt and efficient same-day service, resolving your issues quickly and effectively to minimize disruption to your home or business.

Free Estimates on Replacements

Our estimates on replacements allow you to plan and budget for your plumbing, heating, air conditioning, or electrical upgrades with ease.

Upfront Pricing & Financing Options

Explore our upfront pricing and flexible financing options, ensuring you receive quality services at competitive rates without financial stress.

Licensed and Certified Technicians

Our team consists of licensed and certified technicians equipped with the expertise and skills to deliver top-notch service with professionalism.

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Bowman's was prompt, came the same day I called. The technician was polite and professional. He explained his pricing upfront and at the end that was the charge. He was quick and efficient.

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Cindy B.

Wonderful review to share! We woke up to no heat this morning with heavy snow coming down. What a bad situation. We called a number of HVAC companies--- and Bowman's were the ONLY ones willing to brave the weather to come help us! Eric was awesome and we are so grateful to him! This is not…

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Mike I just wanted to thank you once again for the excellent service you've given me. I can't say thank you enough. I just gave you 5 stars on Facebook and want you to know I will be a loyal customer as long as I lives here. Jackie did an excellent job installing my new faucet…

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I've used Bowman's for heat, air, and plumbing for well over a decade and highly recommend. They're quick to respond, fair in pricing, and reliable.

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The experience with Bowman’s from start to finish was exceptional. They responded immediately and had a tech here next day to check out our furnace. Jeff was great! He is very knowledgeable and thorough. He explained everything to us step by step.

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