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John C Flood Plumbing Heating Service

March 30th, 2011

After the onslaught that Mother Nature has brought to the area this winter you can be comfortable in knowing that John C. Flood is ready to assist you with all of your home energy, plumbing and electrical repair needs. We offer home heating and repair services and have a fleet of trucks that are radio dispatched ready to go when the need arises day or night. Read more…


January 14th, 2011

When in need of repairs to your HVAC in DC metro you have many options. Deciding on which service provider is the most difficult decision because of the all the different companies to chose from. To help with this decision below are a few things that can be used to accurately compare them to each other.

One of the leading reasons to use a repair company is their reputation and length of that reputation. There are a few companies that have sprung up in the last 5 years that have very good short term reputations, but their 20 to 30 year guarantees are longer than they have been in business. Not a good sign.

This is a case of all talk at the moment. For a guarantee to mean anything, the business should have been in business long enough to cover it. It is like the life time guarantee of the knives that were advertised a few years back on TV. The companies folded along with their guarantee. The longer a company has been in business means they have a solid business plan and will be there in the future when called upon.

The number of service calls an HVAC company has is another leading indicator. If their fleet of trucks consists of only 2 to 5, then that is one thing to consider. The lack of service calls can mean any number of things but will also include little to no repeat business. A business with a fleet of trucks near 50 is the sign of a healthy and successful business. The larger the fleet, the better the service is likely to be.

The contact options are another important factor to be considered. Is there more than one and are there discounts for a preferred option? A company offering a 10% discount for scheduling an appointment online is one that not only wants your business, but appreciates your business.

Price is for most the deciding factor when choosing which company to use. There are two types of these HVAC DC metro companies. Some companies have one price across the board and the other that charges the home owner more for their inconvenience of having to work off hours. This is the difference between a company that thinks it’s a privilege to hire them while the other wishes to fill your needs. This choice is simple.

Home Heating System Tuneup

November 17th, 2010

A heating system tuneup for your home is just part of what should be on the schedule of every homeowner. As the seasons shift from mild fall weather to winter, we all shift from the Levi’s jackets to the heavier winter coats. Read more…

HVAC Energy Efficiency

September 21st, 2010

With HVAC energy efficiency, all areas that help control the comfort level of your home are involved. The average home and business spends 35% to 40% of their energy bills on the inside environment in which people occupy. As a fixed cost, its reduction was first seen as a money saving venture. Read more…

Energy Efficient Air Conditioner Terms

August 9th, 2010

At John C. Flood we often get asked what certain HVAC industry terms mean, so below we offer some common questions along with answers to help you better understand HVAC terms. Read more…

How to clean your residential central air conditioner condenser unit

August 4th, 2010

The video gives an overview on how to clean your homes central air conditioner condenser unit and general maintenance tips to help your system run as efficiently as possible during the hot summer months. Cleaning and maintaining your central air conditioner condenser will ensure your system is working efficiently keeping you and your family cooler during the summer.