Tankless Water Heaters: Pros and Cons For Your Home

Tankless Water Heaters: Pros and Cons For Your HomeThe tankless water heater is making major inroads into residential water heating. Many newly constructed houses incorporate tankless technology. Many owners of existing homes are also considering going tankless when replacing a conventional water heater. Is a tankless water heater the best choice for every household, however?

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Finding Reputable HVAC Contractors

Finding Reputable HVAC ContractorsThere are times that a quality HVAC contractor for your home might seem like an elusive creature of myth. But don’t worry — it’s easy to find one if you know what to look for. We’d like to help you along, which is why we’ve compiled a quick list of tips for you to follow:

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The Best Types of Insulation

The Best Types of InsulationYou may not think about home insulation very often, but it can help you feel warmer on a cool day when you have enough of it installed in your home. Of course, you have to install the right insulation types and materials in the right places for maximum return on your investment. Here is what you need to know.

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A Few Simple Tips to Help You Conserve Water and Save Money

A Few Simple Tips to Help You Conserve Water and Save MoneyCutting down on the amount of water your household uses can add up to considerable savings over time. It also helps conserve water from our natural resources, making your home more eco-friendly. You can do your part in reducing your water usage in the following ways.

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Tips to Decide if You Should Get a Plumbing Upgrade

Tips to Decide if You Should Get a Plumbing UpgradeOver time, your pipes deteriorate, rust, and decay. Eventually, you’ll have to deal with water leaks or even raw sewage flowing into your house if you don’t replace them. But how do you know if it’s time to get a plumbing upgrade? Read on to learn more.

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Info About Heat Pumps Ratings for Homeowners

Info About Heat Pumps Ratings for HomeownersWhether you’re selecting a new heat pump or assessing your current system, it’s helpful to know what the ratings are for these versatile HVAC systems. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requires that all heat pumps carry energy efficiency ratings, normally placed on the outdoor condenser, and that these ratings meet specific minimum standards.

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Save in the Long Run by Investing in Preventive Maintenance

Save in the Long Run by Investing in Preventive MaintenanceEven though Virginia’s weather demands that your HVAC system work at peak capacity all year long, people often forget to schedule preventive maintenance. Sometimes homeowners don’t even understand the importance of routine care and only call for help when something breaks. Ignoring this semi-annual chore can have costly consequences.

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How to Control Dust in Your House

How to Control Dust in Your HouseControlling dust can seem like a never-ending endeavor, because it comes from just about everywhere. Luckily, there are techniques that you can use that will greatly reduce the amount of dust in your Virginia home. Here are some great ones to start off with:

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Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Here Are 3 Reasons Why it Could Be Happening

Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Here Are 3 Reasons Why it Could Be HappeningThe last thing you need on a chilly day is an icy blast of air from your furnace. There are a number of possible causes of constant and intermittent furnace cold air. Let’s take a look at the most common causes.

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Furnace on the Fritz? Find Out How You Can Troubleshoot

Furnace on the Fritz? Find Out How You Can TroubleshootIf you’re experiencing furnace troubles, you may be concerned about high repair bills. You may even be thinking system replacement if your furnace is more than 10-years old. While cool air blowing from your furnace or rapid cycling are signs your furnace needs TLC, it may be a matter of simple furnace troubleshooting techniques. Read More »

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