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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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When to Schedule Boiler Repair

October 10th, 2016

There are a lot of reasons to use a boiler to heat your home. Unlike forced air heating systems, you won’t have to worry about issues with air leaks reducing efficiency or causing indoor air quality problems. Boilers also last a long time, and have few repair needs due to having a small number of moving parts. This is not to say that boilers are 100% problem free, though. All mechanical systems encounter operational problems from time to time, and you’ll need boiler repairs in Arlington, VA eventually. Here are some warning signs to look out for:

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Radiant vs. Forced Air Heating: Pros and Cons

October 4th, 2016

While we are not at the point in the year when we’ll need our heating systems regularly just yet, you’ve no doubt begun to notice our cooler nighttime temperatures. You may have turned your heater on to take the chill out of the air already, and it won’t be long before your system is up and running throughout the day. If you need a new heater installed in your home, this is definitely the time to get the process started. 

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Get Your Heating Maintenance Out of the Way

October 3rd, 2016

There are a number of warm days still to come, but there is no denying that the hottest time of the year has now come to a close. If you are serious about making it through the winter season comfortably, while being able to count on your heater for a great performance, then you must schedule routine heating maintenance before you really need to put it into regular rotation. That is why now is such a good time to do so.

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UV Germicidal Lights Help Prevent Illness

September 26th, 2016

With winter on its way, many people are probably double checking to ensure that they have some sick days left in case of illness. It’s that time of the year. With that in mind many homeowners are on the lookout for ways in which to keep their living environments as healthy as possible.

One way in which to do so is to use UV germicidal lights in Alexandria. UV germicidal lights help to protect indoor air quality, and that can help to protect your health. These systems are basic in design and operation, but it is vital that you schedule your UV light installation and services with trained professionals. Give us a call to have the job done right.

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Ductless Mini Splits Allow for Zoned Heating and Cooling

September 19th, 2016

There is absolutely nothing wrong with using ductwork to distribute conditioned air through your home. One drawback, though, is that a central air conditioner or a furnace will generally demand that you heat or cool your entire home to one temperature. With the installation of a zone control system you can resolve the issue, but many homeowners don’t want to sink any more money into their existing systems. 

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When Should I Replace My Ductwork?

September 12th, 2016

There are a number of different problems that you may encounter with your ductwork. In fact, leaking ductwork is one of the most common causes of inefficiency in homes throughout the country. In many cases, professional duct sealing can resolve the issue at hand. In others, though, sealing and repair is just not the best course of action. It may not even be possible. In such instances, you can count on our technicians to complete your duct replacement in Washington, D.C. with the quality service that the job demands. 

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Have You Considered an Oil to Gas Conversion?

September 6th, 2016

We definitely have plenty of hot weather ahead of us over the course of the next month or so, but that doesn’t mean that you can afford to overlook the condition of your home’s heating system. Even if the heat of summer lingers a while longer, the cooler weather is just off in the distance. And even though hot daytime temperatures may persist, cooler nighttime weather is rapidly approaching.

You may not be ready to think about switching on your heater just yet, but you should give some thought to how you fuel it. Particularly, you may want to think about an oil to gas conversion. We can complete that service for you to improve your heating in Georgetown.

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Why Is Carbon Monoxide So Dangerous?

September 5th, 2016

There is a lot to be said about being able to live comfortably and conveniently in your own home. However, it is even more important that you are able to live safely. If you do not have a carbon monoxide detector in your home, there is no way in which you can hope to do so.

Carbon monoxide is a very dangerous gas, but a good carbon monoxide detector, professionally installed and serviced, is all that you need to protect yourself and your family. Read on to learn more about carbon monoxide, and give us a call with any questions that you may have.

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