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Why Your Home Needs a Water Filtration System

January 16th, 2020

If you’re a tap water kind of family, you may not realize that you’re drinking dozens of chemicals with your water intake every day. When water is treated at the municipal plant, cleaning agents, such as chlorine and chloramine, among others, are added to disinfect water and make it safe for drinking and cleaning purposes. However, those chemicals aren’t meant to be consumed in large quantities. Your body, your family, and your appliances need freshwater without chemicals or other agents. That’s why installing a water filtration system is imperative to your household’s wellbeing. 

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Does a Heat Pump Serve as a Heater, Cooler, or Water Heater?

January 16th, 2020

You may have heard that heat pumps are some of the most energy-efficient appliances in the HVAC industry, and the only system to provide both cooling and heating. But did you know that a heat pump can also function as a water heater? It seems there is no limit to what this system can do! If you’re on the market for a new heating, cooling, or water heater installation in Washington D.C. or another nearby area, consider purchasing a heat pump to take advantage of its energy efficiency, improved air quality, cost savings, and more. 

 

 

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Don’t Put Chemical Cleaners Down Your Drains

December 20th, 2019

A clogged drain is a common plumbing issue most homeowners think they can fix by themselves. If your DIY drain cleaning technique involves picking up a plunger and a pair of gloves, we encourage everyone to give it their best shot. However, if you’re planning to take the easy way out with a liquid drain cleaner, stop right there! The chemical agents in the liquid drain cleaners can be harmful to your plumbing system, often doing more harm than good. You can learn all about the dangers of using liquid drain cleaners by watching the video below.

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The Importance of Routine Sewer Cleanings

December 19th, 2019

Just because your sewage system is meant to dispose of dirty wastewater, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to be cleaned once in a while. A professional sewer and drain cleaning won’t seem very beneficial if your sewers are in good condition, but there’s a reason we call this preventative maintenance. Neglecting your sewers time and time again will lead to significant blockages. When that happens, you can kiss the convenience your plumbing system provides you with goodbye. 

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Don’t Forget These 3 Types of AC Maintenance

March 11th, 2019

Even if you’re a responsible homeowner who always remembers to change your AC filter and schedule maintenance visits, you may have a hard time remembering some of the other maintenance types your AC system needs. Or, if you’re a new homeowner, you may not even realize it has these other maintenance needs.

Learn about three types of maintenance you should keep in mind as you care for your AC unit.

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6 Signs Your Boiler Needs Repair

January 25th, 2019

Your boiler is a crucial part of your heating or water heating system. When it stops working, it can cause problems in a big way. A malfunctioning boiler could increase your utility bills, decrease your employees’ comfort, and even endanger your employees’ health.

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8 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality This Winter

November 27th, 2018

Good indoor air quality is important. In environments with poor indoor air quality, people may suffer from allergies and breathing problems. Winter is a time when indoor air quality may be especially poor because windows stay shut and fresh air cannot enter the home. Here’s what you need to know about improving your indoor air quality at this cold time of year.

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Heat Pumps: Frequently Asked Questions

October 15th, 2018

You need to upgrade your HVAC system and, after some research, you come across heat pumps. Your first thought is probably, “What in the world is a heat pump?” Heat-pump technology has been around for decades and is used by homeowners across the country in all climates to keep their home cool in the summer and warm in the water.

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Residential Air Purifiers: How They Help Your Home’s Air Quality

September 12th, 2018

The average American spends 87 percent of their lives indoors. If you spend this much time indoors, you want to ensure that the air you and your family breathes is as clean and pure as possible. For many families, purchasing an air purifier is the best solution.

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4 Ways Hard Water Damages Your Home

August 29th, 2018

If you grew up with hard water, you might be used to the squeaky-clean feeling you experience when all of that soap has been rinsed away. Unfortunately, hard water, which is naturally filled with suspended minerals like calcium and magnesium, can be incredibly hard on your house components. Here are four ways hard water can damage your home and why you should consider getting a water softener.

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