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Common AC Problems

May 25, 2016

In the summer in Virginia, we can run our AC units pretty much around the clock. Along with regular maintenance and inspections on your unit you should also keep in mind these common problems. If you keep your air conditioning unit clean and maintained regularly you shouldn’t have any problem keeping your house comfortable and…

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Ductless Cooling and Heating

May 11, 2016

Originally from Japan, ductless heating and cooling was introduced to the US about 30 years ago. Sales and popularity have been growing since then. It is an efficient and quiet alternative to traditional central AC and other traditional home heating and cooling options. Why should I install Ductless Heating and Cooling? Money and Energy Saving…

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The More You Know About Your AC

April 19, 2016

HVAC systems are much like cars, the more you know the better you can take care of them. Often your AC units or furnace can get overlooked in general home maintenance since they are mostly out of sight and run behind the scenes. Lets look at a few things about your AC unit that you…

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How to Transition a Heat Pump from Hot to Cold

April 14, 2016

As warmer temperatures approach, you will need to transition your heat pump from being a heater to providing you with cool air. It is time to schedule maintenance before temperatures warm up and you need your heat pump to be providing you with constant cooling. There is maintenance for you and for us: Maintenance Tasks…

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What is Short Cycling?

April 4, 2016

Short cycling means short run times and short off times, that your furnace is turning on and off quickly and thus not providing the heat that your home needs. It can happen for a number of reasons. A furnace that is too big for your home is often the culprit. When your home heats too…

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All About Your Main Line Drain

March 22, 2016

A main line clog will trap all water in your house, so that any water that runs through your system will not exit your property. You will be able to see water creeping back into your home through the lowest point, most commonly the basement. A main line sewer clog will cause your toilet to percolate and water to come up the bathtub anytime you run something through a line in the house.

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The Importance of Duct Cleaning

March 10, 2016

Duct Cleaning, along with other maintenance cleaning can improve your energy efficiency and give your HVAC system longer life. It is recommended to have your ducts inspected and serviced once a season, especially if you have a fuel burning furnace. A fuel burning furnace can present the danger of carbon monoxide and you should have your system serviced to protect against the possibility of CO poisoning.

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Different Kinds of Gas Furnaces

February 23, 2016

There are three different types of gas furnaces available. There are a few things that factor into which kind will work for you. You should consider your heating requirements, duct work and insulation, size of you home and number of floors, and your budget.

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Frozen Pipes: Prevention, Thawing and What To Do When One Bursts

February 12, 2016

Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes. When water freezes, it expands. As it expands it presses on the walls of what is holding it in, in this case a pipe. Pipes that freeze the most are those that are exposed to the extreme cold. These pipes are most commonly along exterior walls, uninsulated pipes, swimming pool supply lines, sprinkler lines, pipes in unheated areas like basements or garages, attics or crawlspaces and even in kitchen cabinets.

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Hiring a Plumber

January 21, 2016

Hiring a qualified, experienced and honest plumber is an important step for a homeowner. It is important to find a plumber that knows what he/she is doing. They are responsible for parts of your house that are crucial to your daily life and if they fail to execute their job correctly it can result in costly repairs later on.

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