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Heat index for Washington DC area predicted to hit 116 by Friday

July 20th, 2011

The NOAA just released a statement that the heat index prediction for D.C this Friday to reach a stunning 116 degrees! This heat wave is also predicted to last for several days so air conditioning will become not only a comfort, but a necessity. To view the NOAA statement Click Here Read more…

Summer cooling tips will help reduce stress to your Air Conditioner

July 18th, 2011

With the record-breaking heat canvassing more than half of the United States keeping you and your family cool and comfortable will high on everyone’s list.  This will also mean your central air conditioning system will be working hard to keep your home cool.  This will be taxing to your system and your wallet, so we are providing some simple tips to help you stay cool.

 Use Air Conditioning and Fans Wisely

  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible. The less difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall cooling bill will be.
  • Use a programmable thermostat with your air conditioner to adjust the setting at night or when no one is home.
  • Use a fan with your window air conditioner to spread cool air effectively throughout your home without greatly increasing power use.
  • Don’t set your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn on your air conditioner.  It won’t cool your home any faster, and could result in excessive cooling and unnecessary expense.
  • Don’t place lamps or TVs near your air conditioners thermostat.  The heat from these appliances will cause the air conditioner to run longer.

Shade your windows – sunny windows make air conditioners work two to three times harder.

  • Close curtains on south- and west-facing windows during the day.
  • Install white window shades, drapes, or blinds to reflect heat away from the house.
  • Apply sun-control or other reflective films on south-facing window’s.

Following a few or all the tips above will help you stay cool during the summer heat and put less stress on your AC system and your wallet!

A/C Condenser unit Do-it-Yourself Video – John C. Flood

May 3rd, 2011

The outdoor condenser coil of your air conditioner performs a tough job in warm weather. It takes the concentrated heat collected from your home and dumps it into the hot outdoor air. To get rid of the collected heat, your outdoor condenser coil has to move a lot of air. If the coil is dirty or if plants or other objects are too close to the conditioner unit, the fan in the outdoor coil can’t move as much air as required for good performance and efficiency. This raises your electricity cost for air conditioning and may shorten the life of the outdoor condensing unit. Read more…

Plumbing & HVAC Service 100 years of plumbing service

August 13th, 2010

John C. Flood, of VA, Inc. has been serving the community surrounding the nation’s capital since Theodore Roosevelt was in the White House and has never waned from their commitment to service. Starting in 1904 their quality service began with the motto “We do it all” which still holds true today. Read more…

DC Metro: Plumbing – Heating – Electrical – Air Conditioning

August 5th, 2010

For those of you who live in the Washington, DC Metro area, including Virginia and Maryland, you are in luck.  One great company of experts, John C. Flood, Inc, is there to serve you for all services requiring  Plumbing, Heating, Electrical, Air Conditioning and Bath Remodeling. Read more…