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Could my electrical outlets be dangerous?

“My outlets seem really warm to the touch. Could that be dangerous? ”-Question Submitted by Ashley C. Fair Lakes, VA

Ashley, we're so glad that you are keeping up with your home's electrical safety. Many homeowners don't pay the necessary attention to their electrical work. This can often cause dangerous fire hazards and potential home damage. Electrical issues are some of the most common reasons for household fires. To protect your home and family, staying aware of your electrical systems can help prevent disasters. When an electrical outlet feels warm to the touch, there could be an electrical issue happening behind the scenes. Although in most cases this isn't hazardous, all electrical problems, left unfixed, can become dangerous.

Topics: Fire Hazard hvac service Electrical

Ask F.H. Furr: How Do I Find the Best Plumbing Company

Question submitted by Danny B. Fairfax, VA.

Topics: hvac service

Stormy Weather Is Here, 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!

Topics: Flood Damage plumbing

How do I change my Cooling System Air Filter?

Question Submitted by Angie L. Gainesville, VA : "How do I change my HVAC air filter?"

Topics: Air Quality hvac service Heating Service A/C Service

Ask Furr: Can Upgraded Plumbing Increase My Home Value?

Question submitted by: Abigail Bailey South Riding, Virginia

Topics: plumbing Home Value

Electrical Safety Outside Of Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Each year Electrical accidents happen inside as well as outside of your home causing many damages and injuries. At times Electrical safety outside can be easily overlooked and not taken seriously. It's important to be just as careful inside with your Electrical as you should outside. Follow these quick tips to ensure your family and home's safety.

Topics: Safety Electrical

Ways to Save Money On Air Conditioning And Utility Bills This Summer

Utility bills can consume a very large portion of your paycheck. Wouldn't it be nice if you could pay 25-50% less on these bills? There's a number of ways you can. Don't worry you won't find any low flow toilets on this list! Find out how to stay cool this summer without burning a hole in your wallet.

10 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient In Virginia

Going green doesn’t mean parting with your hard-earned green, or worse, living uncomfortably. These non-invasive steps can help you leave a smaller carbon footprint and enjoy a lower utility bill.

Common Air Conditioning System Problems and How to Get Them Serviced

Air conditioning problems can affect your comfort and health at home, particularly during the height of the cooling season. Common air conditioning problems can have a range of effects, from a complete shutdown of your A/C to a drastic increase in your cooling bills. If you experience a problem with your home’s HVAC system, calling in an air conditioning expert in Gaithersburg is the best way to restore comfort and energy efficiency quickly to minimize any disruption to your daily life.

Topics: A/C Service

A New Weapon To Fight Electrical Fires

Did you know that home electrical fires account for an estimated 51,000 fires each year? That's just one of many frightening facts from ESFi. At F.H. Furr, we understand the importance of keeping your home safe from the dangers of electrical issues.