The summer season is just around the corner! In a few weeks, it will be time to turn on your air conditioner to escape the heat and humidity that Virginia summers are known for. Now is the time to start prepping your HVAC unit so you can avoid unnecessary breakdowns that will not only cost you money, but your comfort. Here are a few easy steps you can take ahead of the warmer weather:
Low water pressure is one of the most common inconveniences that homeowners face with their plumbing system. It can impact all aspects of daily life, like showering, washing dishes, and doing laundry. While many variables can impact your water pressure, here are the most common causes of low water pressure:
When was the last time you had your HVAC system inspected? If you can’t remember, now is a great time to schedule a maintenance appointment. Regular maintenance appointments can help ensure the longevity of your system and even reduce your energy bills. You should have a professional inspect and maintain your HVAC system so they can:
Are you looking to save money on your energy bill each month? While heating and cooling costs can fluctuate depending on the season, there are a few steps you can follow year-round to cut down on your bill while still staying comfortable:
In recent years, mini-split AC units have become a popular alternative to traditional ducted HVAC units. While there are many benefits of mini-split AC units, one stands out among the rest: affordability. If you’re a homeowner looking to save money on heating and cooling your home, it might be time to consider a mini-split AC unit. Here are just a few ways that you can save money by switching to a mini-split unit:
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes family dinners, parties with friends and co-workers, and other large events. If you’re hosting guests this year, it’s important to keep their comfort top of mind. That means making sure your heating system is at peak performance. However, there are other small steps you can take to keep your home warm for the holidays:
Mini-split AC units are one of the most popular alternatives to traditional ducted HVAC systems, and for good reason. If you aren’t familiar with mini-split AC units, check out our blog post for an in-depth explanation. In short, these units are designed to deliver heated or cooled air into living spaces that your home’s main system can’t reach. Here are a few common benefits of installing a mini-split AC unit in your home:
Do you have a room or area of your home that is typically hard to heat or cool? It might be time to consider installing a mini-split AC unit. These units are smaller than traditional AC units and are designed to deliver heated or cooled air directly into the living space. They also don’t require any ductwork and can be controlled independently of the home’s main system.
If you own a river home and notice that your indoor temperature tends to fluctuate more than normal, you aren’t alone. River homes typically have more window and glass than traditional homes. While they might give you great views of the outdoors, windows are also a major source of heat loss and gain in your home. This means that during the summer and winter months, certain rooms in river homes can become very uncomfortable. That’s where mini-split AC units come in.
During the summer, your sprinklers are running constantly to keep your lawn looking pristine. But what happens when something goes wrong? Believe it or not, sprinkler problems are incredibly common this time of year. Here are a few typical issues you might encounter:
Are you noticing that your house feels uncomfortably warm, even with the AC on? Your windows might be the culprit. According to the Department of Energy, about 76% of the sunlight that falls on your windows during the summer will enter your home as heat. If your windows don’t protect well against heat, your HVAC unit may struggle to keep your home cool and drive up your air conditioning bill. Luckily, there’s an easy solution – installing heat efficiency windows and solar control film.
Have you noticed lately that your shower is slowly draining excess water, or that the drain is completely clogged? We’ve all dealt with shower drain issues before, but it shouldn’t be a regular occurrence. Before attempting to fix the problem on your own, it’s important to diagnose the underlying cause. Here are a few common reasons why your shower drain might be clogged:
Now that spring is here and the weather is starting to turn, you’re probably thinking about turning on your air conditioning. But what happens if your air conditioner isn’t working? This is where regular HVAC maintenance comes in handy.
Did you know that a leaky faucet can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year? With every drip, your money is slowly going down the drain. Here are a few common problems that can cause a leaky faucet:
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we want to help keep it that way! With colder weather hitting Virginia, it’s important to make sure that we are practicing safe heating methods.