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Archives for: DIY & How-To

Air Heat Pump


The forced air heat pump has proven to be the energy and cost efficient means of maintaining the atmosphere in a household to the comfort level most people desire. This by no means was an accident. The engineers that developed this system had this goal in mind when these were developed in the early 1990s. […]

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Home Heating System Tuneup


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. This same type of shift is felt by our heating systems.After not being […]

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Whole house Powered Humidifier – Comfort and Energy Saving


With the winter season closing in fast many families have already started firing up their heating systems, which keeps your family warm, but it also dries out the air in your home. The average person breathes 3400 gallons (12,870 liters) of air each day and spends 90% of that day inside. The amount of time […]

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John C Flood – 100 Plus Years of Serving Washington DC Area


John C. Flood (or J. C. Flood & Co) has been around for a long time, over 100 years of serving the Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland areas with plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical, water mains, sewer, and bath remodeling services. John C Flood (yes, that was indeed his name) started the business in […]

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Energy Efficiency – Play an Active Role


The term energy efficiency as related to your home is more than just purchasing the latest appliances that say they use less energy. To truly have an energy efficient home, as the home owner you must be actively involved in conserving energy. One of the easiest and least costly ways is to do the little […]

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The Heat Pump – The Energy Efficient Alternative


There are several types of heat pump systems in use today across the nation. The reasons so many homeowners are choosing this device varies, but there are a few common denominators. One of the leading reasons heat pumps are being installed instead of replacing a furnace or air conditioner, is just that, they function as […]

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Energy Saving Heat Pump & Programmable Thermostats


The term energy saving has different meanings for different people. For some, this is more closely aligned with energy conservation while others think of it in a monetary sense. The fact remains the same that both are correct. The less energy we use as consumers means there is more that can be drawn upon when […]

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Relining Sewer Drains – Pipe within a pipe


Sewer Pipe Relining is the process of repairing damaged sewer pipes by creating a “pipe within a pipe” to restore function and flow. Epoxy relining materials mold to the inside of the existing pipe to create a smooth new inner wall. Relining sewer drains can be performed through a building’s clean-out access and often requires […]

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HVAC Energy Efficiency


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. Today people are more […]

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Residential Energy Efficiency – Helpful Tips


Having a residential energy efficiency home is more than just turning down the thermostat in the winter and changing your furnace filter twice a year. While those things do help along with regular cleaning of the condenser of your air conditioner, there is so much more you can do. The most obvious way for your […]

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Geothermal heat pumps – HVAC gone green


When a person proclaims they are going green, it is more than just a slogan or a fad; it is a lifestyle-changing moment. While it is true there are different degrees that people go to save energy and produce less pollution, one fact remains, they are on the path to conserving energy. That is the […]

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Sump Pump Systems – Your Flooding Saviors


A sump pump is probably one of the best investments a homeowner could make to save thousands in repair costs. There is nothing worse than waking up after a heavy rain storm and finding your basement is flooded. Sump pumps are vital to have because if water is left standing, extensive structural damage to the walls and […]

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Plumbing Repairs Arlington Virginia – Pipe-Bursting

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Plumbing repairs can fall into a variety of categories – if you are referring too water main or sewer line replacement this was traditionally associated with larger costs and property excavation. But low and behold because of technology advancements, happy home-owner’s all over the country are rejoicing because this plumbing repair will be considerably less […]

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Central Air Conditioner versus Poor Outdoor Air Quality


When the air-quality is poor outside mixed with the blistering heat we’ve been having an efficient central air conditioner and changing your units filter every 30 days are very important for your comfort and health. See a do-it-yourself video here explaining how to change your filter. So what is a simple explanation of air pollution? Air pollution is made […]

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