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It’s going to get hot…is your A/C ready?

It’s going to get warm the next few days, so many of you will be putting your A/C system to the full test. Here are a few informative blog post links regarding your A/C system with helpful tips, tricks and DIYs to help keep you and your family cool. Summer Air Conditioner Maintenance Filters Summer […]

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EPA Summer Cooling Tips

The EPA pulled together 7 tips to help keep you cool and your costs down during the summer months. 1. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, buy one. The savings tally to nearly $200.00 a year. This way, when you are out of the house, on vacation or sleeping, you can set your ‘stat […]

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The Evolution of the Flushing Toilet – Part 1

The Harrappa’s had it 3000 years ago. The ancient Scottish settlement Skara Brae had it. Fast forward a few thousand years and the Romans had it.  What was it they had you say? The means and innovation to whoosh away waste. And then this progression of sewage removal went to crap (yes pun intended) when […]

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Great new Facebook Like Contest

We are pleased to offer you a chance to win a Toto Washlet C110. This dual-action spray and a heated softclose seat will provide a bathroom experience like no other. This truly is technology you can finally get behind!  To enter the contest like us on Facebook…it’s that simple. Click Here to enter.  

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Heat Stroke – Real Danger for the Elderly

The risk of heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, increases with age, experts at the U.S. National Institute on Aging warn. As people get older they are less able to adapt to high temperatures, like those engulfing much of the Metro DC area now. As a result, the heat might exacerbate any […]

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Washington Gas – Natural Gas Rebate Program

Washington Gas is offering up to a $250 rebate, for as limited time and only to Virginia Customers on products and services including natural gas water heaters, boilers, programmable thermostats and heating system check-ups. Rebates available on a first come, first serve basis. Rebates will total nearly $1,000,000!! So be sure to take advantage soon […]

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What is a MERV rating and what does it mean?

What is a HVAC MERV rating and what does it mean? Minimum efficiency reporting value, commonly known as MERV rating is a measurement scale designed in 1987 by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to rate the effectiveness of air filters. The scale “represents a quantum leap in the precision and […]

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Shout out’s, praises and all things said on the air

Hear local sports celebrities and on-air radio personalities talk about their experiences with John C. Flood Hear Kristi King from WTOP Radio interview our very own Jeff Levin Hear a couple of excerpts from the WTOP Radio interview with one Project Manager Jeff Levin about the need to check for CO leaks in your home. […]

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Spring 2012 is tomorrow

Well, I am going to go ahead and say that Punxsutawney Phil may have thrown the wrong prediction on February 2, 2012 when he saw his shadow noting 6 more weeks of winter. The last few weeks have been anything but winter-like weather and with Spring officially starting tomorrow, March 20th that means it’s time […]

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HVAC Mold Issues – Helpful Info and Tips

We recently serviced a clients HVAC system and when we checked the evaporator coil and this is what we saw. (see fig 1) Now this customer has complained of feeling ill often, but did not consider the possibility the large amount of mold and mildew that had collected on the coil could be the culprit. […]

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Frozen Pipes Burst: Why It Happens and How to Avoid It.

No homeowner ever wants to discover a water pipe that has burst within their home. Broken or busted pipes cause leaking water that in many cases will do significant damage to the surrounding area effecting a home and most of the plumbing within it. The reason that many water pipes burst is due to both […]

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