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Avoid Holiday Plumbing Disasters!

It's nearly Thanksgiving day, and that means Christmas is soon to follow! With the holidays fast approaching, the guest list growing and your to-do's piling up, the last thing you want to worry about is a PLUMBING DISASTER!  

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Signs Your Furnace Needs Repairs [INFOGRAPHIC]

It may be hard to imagine now, but cooler weather will soon arrive in the Alexandria area. Instead of waiting for the chill of winter to sneak up on you, be proactive and have your furnace inspected now so that it’s ready for when you need it. Modern furnaces can last as long as 20 years when they are properly maintained. If your furnace is nearing the end of its life, it may need more frequent repairs. There are other indicators that your furnace needs repairs, such as uneven heating, poor indoor air quality, and rising utility bills. Take a look at this infographic from F.H. Furr, the experts in heating repair in Alexandria, Virginia, to learn more about the signs that your furnace might need attention. Please share with your friends and family so that everyone can stay warm this winter.

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Stormy Weather Ahead, Be Protected! Sump Pump Edition!

If you check the weather daily, then you've probably seen that rain and thunderstorms are here to stay this week! You might even be in the midst of a downpour as this is being written! Although we all love a good summer thunderstorm now and again, there are a few things that make these little tantrums of nature unpopular with most people. These include getting stuck in a torrential downpour, realizing the windows of your car were down, driving in said downpour and the kicker...flooding!

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Afraid of Fall Allergies This Season? Turn Your Home Into a Safe Haven!

It's mid September, your kids are back in school, and the routine is just starting to feel normal again. Still, there's one annual routine we know you'd rather do without: your seasonal allergies! You can use over-the-counter allergy medications combined with home maintenance tips to make your house a safe haven from the pollution outdoors!

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What to Expect with an HVAC Service

Working with a professional HVAC service in northern Virginia means enjoying problem-free heating and cooling throughout the year. Professional help is the best way to keep your HVAC system operating efficiently for continual energy savings, as well as prevent breakdowns that affect your home comfort and disrupt your daily schedule. Keep reading to find out what you can expect from your HVAC service and how their professional attention is the key to greater home comfort and value.

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When Do You Need a Professional Electrician? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Owning a home comes with a great deal of responsibility, including upkeep and maintenance. For some home improvement jobs, you may be able to tackle the work yourself. However, when it comes to your electrical system, it’s best to leave it up to a professional electrician in Alexandria, Virginia. Electrical problems can cause fires, shocks, and other hazardous situations. If your house is more than 25 years old and you have never updated your electrical system, have a professional electrician perform an inspection so that you can be sure you’re safe and up to code. Issues with your circuit breaker such as frequent blown fuses or flickering lights can also indicate a larger issue that should be repaired by an electrician. Check out this infographic to learn more about when you should call an electrician. Please share with your friends and neighbors.

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What Kind of Water Heater Do I Have and Do I Need it Repaired or Replaced?

Your home’s water heater plays an important part in your everyday activities, from washing clothing and dishes to bathing in comfort. Getting to know your water heater can help you learn how to maintain it properly to improve its efficiency, as well as spot changes in function that signal the need for a professional plumbing assessment. Most water heaters can be expected to last 10-20 years, depending on the model—staying apprised of your water heater’s age and performance can also help you decide whether to repair or replace it if something goes wrong.

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Ask Furr: I think my garbage disposal is stuck, what do I do?

"I think my garbage disposal is stuck, what do I do?" Question submitted by Laura W. Fair Lakes, VA

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Need an HVAC Tune-Up? When to Call the Professionals

Your HVAC system is designed to function efficiently without requiring much help from you. However, regular tune-ups are needed to ensure the system is clean and replace or repair parts as they become worn with use. Although you should plan to schedule regular tune-ups with your professional HVAC service regardless of your system’s function, there are a few noticeable signs that your furnace or air conditioner are struggling and needs a little extra help. Addressing these issues as soon as you notice them will help you keep your energy bills low and prevent a complete breakdown in your heating or cooling system.

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It Might Be Time To Replace Your HVAC System If...

Your HVAC system is likely the most important home comfort component that you have installed in your house. So when it comes down to it, taking care of your heating and cooling unit is high on the priority list! So what do you do if you've noticed that it's not working the way it used to. Is it too old, does it need a tuneup? If you've got concerns that it might be time to replace your HVAC system, here are some sure signs that you should consider installing a new system for your home!

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