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Water Heater Installation: There’s Never a Bad Time to Go Tankless!

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

tankless-water-heaterWhen you need a new air conditioner, shopping in the middle of summer can feel a little hectic. After all, it’s the busiest time of the year for HVAC contractors, and you don’t want to feel rushed into a decision, but you need cooling now.

It’s different for a water heater, though. You can literally buy it any time of the year and not worry about a huge disruption in service. So, if you’ve been considering replacing your aging storage tank model water heater, now is the perfect time to consider going tankless!

Tankless water heaters have become increasingly popular among homeowners, and for good reason. Just like with any water heater system though, there are pros and cons to going tankless. We’ll get into them below, and we’re happy to help you make an educated decision about whether or not one is right for your household.

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If You’re Losing Refrigerant, it Means THIS

Monday, June 24th, 2019

close-up-photo-of-refrigerant-linesYour home’s air conditioning system is a complicated piece of machinery. The majority of homeowners may get the basics of how an air conditioner works, but not all the intricacies involved. Therefore, you may not understand how each of the components work together, and what is “right” and “wrong” with what an inexperienced handyman might tell you about your cooling system.

For instance, have you ever been told that the refrigerant in your central air conditioner system needs to be recharged (refilled) each time you have a maintenance appointment? This is, unfortunately, a dangerous misconception. Because, if you’re losing refrigerant from your system, it actually means you have a leak. Keep reading to learn more!

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Is Your AC System Beyond Repair? Consider This Replacement

Monday, April 15th, 2019

ductless-air-handler-with-remoteWith temperatures warming, soon enough we’ll be able to start using our air conditioners on a regular basis. But, what if yours was having problems last year? If it’s aging and repairs just aren’t a cost-effective option anymore, you may find yourself facing the decision of replacing your cooling system.

Let’s say you have a central system in place. You should just stick with a new model of that system, right?

Well, not necessarily. If you have damaged ductwork that can’t handle another season of use, or your heater is aging in addition to your air conditioner, then you’d do well to consider the ductless system. Be sure to contact our pros if you’re unsure of your decision, and keep reading to learn of the many benefits of installing a ductless system.

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Need New Gas Lines? Call a Plumber!

Monday, February 18th, 2019

technician-working-on-gas-mainThe title of this blog post might surprise you… since traditionally a plumber is someone people think of as working on pipes that carry water and sewage. A professional plumber is someone who does installation and repair work on faucets, sinks, garbage disposals, sewer lines, and anything else that has to do with your home’s water supply, right?

Well, yes—but installing gas pipes is another very important part of professional plumbing services (though, not all plumbers are licensed for such work!)

Keep reading to learn more about this service that our team provides!

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Will a Dirty Air Filter Really Hurt my Furnace?

Monday, February 4th, 2019

man-holding-air-filterLet’s put it this way—it certainly won’t help your furnace! This is why we recommend to our customers that they replace their air filters every 1-3 months. This isn’t just a random suggestion—doing so will ensure that you get the most effective and efficient use out of your HVAC systems as you can. Considering how much you’ve likely already used your furnace this winter, we’d venture to guess that you’d like to do whatever you can to prevent costly heater repair in Fairfax, VA.

One way to help with this is by performing one small DIY maintenance task—changing out your air filter. You might be surprised to find just how important this little HVAC component is. It does more than protect your indoor air quality (actually, that’s not even its intended purpose)—it protects the system itself.

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Sounds You Don’t Want Your Furnace Making

Monday, December 10th, 2018

woman covering her ears, set against a white backgroundIt’s, of course, something you never want to happen, but sometimes it is just inevitable. Your furnace breaks down with no warning. It goes from seemingly performing great all day and night to either stopping or not turning on at all. Of course, the risk of this occurring is less if you invested in heater maintenance this fall. But even with this service, the need for heating repair in Fairfax, VA may come up.

And usually, the first sign that this is the case is strange or loud noises coming from your furnace. It might be accompanied by unusual heating performance, but not always. Sometimes the strange noise is literally the first indication something is amiss. But what causes those noises? We’ll get into that below, along with why you don’t want to hear them and what they may mean. First, we do want to stress how important it is to call a pro for this service, both for repair effectiveness and your safety. We are sharing this information with you below so you’ll be better informed and will know what to expect when a pro enters your home to do a heating inspection.

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How to Avoid Plumbing Catastrophes

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Woman calling a plumber service to fix drain pipe blockage.The plumbing system within your home is vast and complex, connecting a number of different appliances via yards of pipes. It’s one of those systems that you rely on daily, but probably don’t think very much about.

As such, it can be hard to keep in good shape! However, there are a number of things you can do to ensure that your plumbing system serves you as best as it can for the years to come. Read on for some tips from our professional Fairfax, VA plumbers on how to take great care of your plumbing system, and ultimately reduce your risk of facing a plumbing catastrophe.

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Don’t Believe This Refrigerant Myth

Monday, May 14th, 2018

white question mark on blue backgroundHave you ever hired a handyman or amateur HVAC technician to conduct maintenance on your air conditioner, only to have them tell you that your refrigerant has lost its charge and will need to be refilled every year? If so, unfortunately you’re dealing with either a dishonest or misinformed professional.

This is one of the biggest Fairfax, VA, air conditioning repair myths out there—that refrigerant is something that “runs out” and it must be replaced (recharged) every year during your maintenance session. On the contrary, your HVAC systems are supplied with enough refrigerant during installation to ideally last their entire lifespan. So what does this mean? This means that if your system is losing refrigerant, you have a leak—and that leak must be found and repaired.

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Follow These Tips to Prevent Plumbing Problems

Monday, April 30th, 2018

white pipe with blue cloth tied around itIt can be difficult to keep your plumbing system in good shape over the years. After all, it’s mostly hidden from view, and most of the problems that can develop with your plumbing system won’t give off any warning signs unless they’ve been around for a while already.

Your pipes won’t last forever, even under the best circumstances. If you follow the tips below, however, you can at least ensure that they will last as long as possible. And remember, when you do need assistance, you needn’t look any further than our team to find a highly trained, professional plumber in Fairfax, VA.

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The Ins and Outs of Water Leak Detection

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

under sink cabinets open revealing plumbing, with tool box to the sideIf you’ve ever had to deal with a plumbing leak in your home or on your property, then you might already know that they rarely develop in a visible or easily accessible area. Even “minor” leaks can cause serious water damage, and eventually waste a significant amount of water. This makes professional Fairfax, VA plumber leak detection from an experienced plumber a vital service. 

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