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If You’re Using a Heat Pump, It’s Time for Maintenance

Monday, April 17th, 2017

technician-heat-pump-maintenanceAs the temperature rises over the next few weeks and months, you’re going to want to make sure that your home’s air conditioning situation is in order. If you are using a heat pump to handle your climate control needs, you need to make sure that you schedule maintenance for it within the next couple of weeks. Even if you had maintenance conducted on it within the last six months, you need to schedule it again. Read on to find out why you need to have maintenance done on your heat pump this spring.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Air Conditioner Before Summer?

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Assuming you take perfect care of your air conditioning system (I.E. regular maintenance and prompt repairs) you can make it last 15-20 years on average. That’s a pretty respectable number, but sooner or later that system is going to need to be replaced. Before summer rolls around, you should have a look at your air conditioner and determine whether or not it’s a good idea to upgrade. If you’re still on the fence over whether or not you should upgrade your air conditioner, have a look at some of the benefits below.

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Signs You Need a Water Softener

Monday, December 5th, 2016

There are a lot of common problems that afflict plumbing systems across the country, some of which are more of an issue than others. Lime scale is one of the most difficult issues to deal with, especially after it’s had time to become entrenched in the plumbing system. The best way to deal with lime scale is to prevent it entirely with a water softening system. The following are some of the signs that you need to have a water softener installed before it’s too late.

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The Advantages of Boiler Heating Systems

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Fall is here, and in a couple of weeks you’re going to start relying on your home heating system to keep comfortable. If you don’t have a reliable home heating system in place yet, now is the time to get one. There are a wide range of different heating systems available on the market, each suited to different individual needs. Let’s take a look at boilers, how they work, and the advantages one could provide you this heating season.

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3 Ways Every Homeowner Can Save Money this Summer

Monday, June 27th, 2016

No homeowner in Alexandria, VA wants to spend more money than they have to, except perhaps on luxury and entertainment. But when it comes to basics around the house, saving money is important. As a leading service provider in the area, we want to be your go-to source for everything related to HVAC and plumbing. With that in mind, here are some steps that you can take toward greater energy savings this summer.

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Signs That You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last a really long time. That doesn’t make them invincible, however. Eventually, the years of wear and tear will catch up with your system and it will die on you. You probably want to be able to tell when your water heater is reaching the end of its life, so that you won’t have a long lapse in hot water supply while you look for a new system. Read on to find out more about when you need to install a new water heater.

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Boiler Problems That You Should Watch for

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Boilers have a well-earned reputation for being tough systems. They tend to last years longer than other heating systems, and have fewer problems during their lifespans. This is often attributed to their smaller number of moving parts. The fewer moving parts there are, the fewer ways there are for something to go wrong. However, boilers are not immune to issues. There are still problems that can crop up with the system. If you’re using a boiler to keep warm this winter, watch out for the following signs that something is wrong.

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How Zone Control Can Improve Your Forced Air Systems

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Central forced air systems have many advantages, which is why they’re the most popular heating system format in the country. However, they are not perfect. There are a number of disadvantages inherent in all centralized forced air systems. For one thing, they are incapable of modulating their output for different rooms of the house. This creates hot and cold spots in areas of the home that need more or less output than other areas. It also wastes energy on areas of the home that may not currently be in use. Reliance on just one thermostat is also a problem, as one thermostat can only measure the temperature in one area of the house. Fortunately, there is a way to solve these problems. Let’s take a look at how zone control can help your forced air systems.

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