Heating & Cooling


Argent sells, installs and services a comprehensive selection of heating and cooling systems, including:

  • furnaces/boilers
  • air conditioners,
  • heat pumps,
  • radiant floor heating / snow melt systems,
  • hydronic heating and
  • high velocity duct systems

We also sell and service related equipment such as humidifiers, electric air cleaners and water heaters
Please contact one of our professionals to schedule a free, no obligation system evaluation.

Ron Gallant (Maryland and DC) ron@argent-llc.com
Bill Wheelbarger (Maryland and Virginia) bill@argent-llc.com

Planned Maintenance Programs: Argent recommends seasonal inspections and tune-ups on all heating and air conditioning equipment.

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Equipment Information


Heating and air conditioning systems are the biggest users of energy in the home, up to 75% of the utility bill. A new high efficiency furnace can save up to 50% in operating costs over a ten year old furnace. Many 1990 and earlier model furnaces have efficiencies of 65% or less. The minimum efficiency furnace that can be sold in the United States today is 78%. Furnaces are available that are up to 96.6% efficient.

Air Conditioners

Air conditioners may look similar, but check the SEER ratings. Higher SEER numbers save more money then older systems with lower SEER numbers. For example, 16 SEER can save up to half the energy used by older systems. Currently, the government requires a minimum of 13 SEER. Future legislation could raise the minimum to 15 SEER or higher.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are rated in SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor). SEER and HSPF ratings are like Miles per Gallon rating of automobiles. Higher SEER and HSPF ratings mean greater energy savings.

Fan Coils

The fan coil is the indoor component of a heat pump system. It includes the fan and the heating/cooling coil. The fan coil is designed for a particular refrigerant, so it must match with the heat pump. A variable speed fan coil can improve comfort with improved humidity control and warmer heating temperatures, and save energy in cooling.

Commercial Applications

Commercial systems and buildings operate entirely different than residential buildings. Whereas most homes have approximately the same amount of heating hours and cooling hours in a typical year, commercial buildings typically have four to five times as many cooling hours as heating hours, in fact after morning warm-up, even in the middle of the winter, most of the interior spaces of commercial buildings require cooling.

Thermostats and Zoning

Argent offers a full line of electronic thermostats to provide optimum comfort for all types of homes. Attractive designs, large, easy-to-read numbers, backlit displays and simple programming are just some of the features that make these thermostats the best choice for controlling your home.

Zoning can provide optimum comfort with increased energy savings in the home by allowing multiple temperature sensing locations and control areas.

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Home Appliance Repair

Through a sister company, Argent can provide home appliance repair and installation services to residential customers. We have been serving Washington DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia for over 13 years. Our Master Appliance Specialists have over 10 years trade experience. We offer Flat Rate Pricing so there are never any surprises. We repair, sell and install all major home appliances.

Please contact us if you require home appliance services in your home.

We service the entire Metro Area.

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