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Why Choose Natural Gas Over Heating Oil?

December 5th, 2016

The heaters in our area have already been fired up and running for a few weeks now. It’s set to be a long, cold winter, so we hope that you’ve scheduled routine heating maintenance already. There is another consideration to make. Are you going to continue using oil to heat your home?

Because oil prices have fallen substantially, some homeowners who have considered converting to natural gas are rethinking their stance. Those doing so may want to rethink that rethinking, though. We encourage homeowners to go ahead with their oil to gas conversion in Arlington, VA.

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Why Choose a Boiler Installation?

November 29th, 2016

It’s getting late in the season for a heating installation, but it is not too late to get a new heater in place! Are you concerned about the condition of your existing heater and the problems it’s having? Has it given out on you completely?

Call our number today to work with heating professionals that you can trust. We’ll help you to explore your options to ensure that you wind up with the right heater for your home and personal preferences. We suggest that you give a boiler installation in Georgetown some serious consideration.

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Have You Considered Heating Your Home with a Heat Pump?

November 28th, 2016

It is true that heat pumps excel in areas such as the Pacific Northwest, where winter temperatures are fairly mild. If you think that our more severe winter weather rules out the use of a heat pump and the reaping of its benefits, though, you might want to reconsider. Today’s heat pumps are more effective than ever, even in colder weather.

The key to getting the most out of your heat pump is to schedule your heat pump services in Alexandria, VA with trained, experienced professionals. We’ll make sure that your heat pump the right size for your home. We can also help you to decide if any backup heat source is necessary.

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Some Boiler Sounds to Listen For

November 21st, 2016

Your boiler may not operate completely silently, but it shouldn’t be too far off. If you hear new, unfamiliar sounds from your boiler, it is possible that your boiler is malfunctioning in some way. Because any such problems could create a potentially dangerous situation, you should alert a professional boiler technician as soon as possible. We can figure out why your boiler in Washington, DC is making strange sounds, and we can figure out precisely how best to resolve the problem.

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How Is Heating Efficiency Measured?

November 14th, 2016

These days, everyone is looking for more efficient ways in which to heat their homes during the coldest times of the year. Cutting down on fuel consumption is good for the planet and good for the wallet. Whatever your inspiration may be, the first step in improving efficiency when heating your home is to understand how the efficiency of heaters is measured to begin with.

We’ll give you the information that you need to gain a bit more understanding of the topic. If you have any questions, or if you are ready to schedule professional heating services in Capitol Hill, we’re the company to call. Let us help you to heat your home more efficiently.

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Heating Safety Tips for the Winter Season

November 7th, 2016

During the coldest time of the year, you need to be able to heat your home both effectively and efficiently. If that is as far as your goals stretch then you are missing an important part of the equation. You must also be able to heat your home safely.

Safe heating in Arlington, VA is not a given. You must take certain measures to ensure that you’re heating your home in a way that does not put your safety at risk. Read the following information, and remember to schedule your heating services with the professional technicians on our team.

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Cold Spots: Why Is My House Heating Unevenly?

October 31st, 2016

You are running your heater, relaxing on the couch on a cold winter night. All is well. Then you get up to go to the bathroom, only to find that it is substantially cooler than the living room was. What can cause a cold spot like this to develop?

There are a number of different reasons as to why your home may not heat evenly. Regardless of the cause, you need to have the problem resolved if you hope to live in the comfort that you deserve. Review the following information, and contact us to enjoy better heating in Washington, D.C.

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Furnace FAQ: How Frequently Should I Change My Filter?

October 31st, 2016

Professional heating maintenance is necessary in order to keep any heating system functioning at peak performance and efficiency levels. But there are a couple of things that you can handle on your own when it comes to maintenance. Changing your air filter as needed is the most important. Forced-air heating systems like furnaces are going to struggle if they don’t have fresh filters in place.

How frequently should you change the air filter in your furnace, though? What type of filter should be used? Here are a few tips to help you get the most from your furnace in Georgetown.

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A Few Tips for Efficient Heating

October 24th, 2016

It is only going to get colder from here on out, and winter is definitely on its way. Is your heater ready to provide you with the warmth and comfort that you need throughout the coldest time of the year? If so, are you sure that it is going to do so as efficiently as possible?

We know that there are homeowners out there dreading the expense of heating their homes. Most of us are not in a position to simply replace our entire heating system just to boost energy efficiency. That is why we’ve put together some tips to help you enjoy more efficient heating in Alexandria, VA.

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Do I Need a New Heater?

October 17th, 2016

Our team is not here to sell you a brand new heating system that you do not need. However, we have seen time and time again that some homeowners struggle to determine when a heating replacement is really in their best interest. We’ve put together a few tips to help you to decide if this is the year for a heating replacement in Capitol Hill.

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