F.H. Furr's Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical Insider Blog

5 Reasons You Should Invest In A Sump Pump With Battery Back-Up



When it comes to sump pumps, you never know when you're going to need it, or how well it will do when the "BIG STORM" hits. Hopefully it will work perfect, and your basement will weather the storm. But what happens if the power goes out...which is a definite possibility with big thunderstorms or snow storms.

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Amazing Air Scrubber Technology

Did you know that 80% of germs, bacteria and viruses are transmitted by touching surfaces. Air Scrubber Plus technology has been proven to destroy up to 99.9% of all surface bacteria, viruses and germs it's been tested on. Your family will not only be protected from dangerous bugs and sickness but your home will be safe and clean as well. Air Scrubber Plus will save you cleaning time, sick time and money. 

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Never Worry About Losing Power With A Whole Home Generator 

Power outages are becoming more common in Northern Virginia and Maryland. These power outages are lasting longer and causing more harmful effects. Whole Home Generators are the answer to all homeowners for keeping their homes safe and comfortable during prolonged periods without power.

Topics: Home Generators

Ready for the Cold?
5 Tips About Heating Maintenance

Whether we want to admit it or not, the Summer's warm temperatures will soon be behind us making way for another chilly pair of Fall and Winter seasons. While it's as simple as getting the coats out of storage to make sure our bodies are warm - ensuring our homes are warm is a little more involved. There are a few things that you can do to be sure your HVAC is up, running and prepared for the cold months even if you aren't ready to let Summer go!

8 Quick Tips About Your Sump Pump

Your Sump Pump is an essential part of your home. It's important to not only keep your house safe but your family as well. To ensure your basement doesn't flood with water check out the 8 quick tips listed below.

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Does Your Home Need More Power, Consider An Electrical Panel Upgrade


When you have too many devises sucking power from an insufficient source, you’re in danger of an overload on the electrical system. This could lead to other electrical problems and safety concerns. Using an outdated system is certainly not recommended for electrical safety. When you have an electrical panel upgrade, you’ll never need to worry about a lack of power to operate your home.

Topics: Electrical Panel

Before You Replace Your Garbage Disposal, Consider This

When buying or replacing your Garbage Disposal there are many things to consider. In the end the goal is to have an efficient working model and not have it cost a fortune. Listed below are factors to consider before disposing your well-earned cash for a sub-par garbage disposer:

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Schools - SUPPLIED.

The Summer is usually full of fun - spending time at the pool, sleeping in, family vacations and resting up for the upcoming school year. But some spend part of their Summer getting ready for the new school year. Many organizations are starting their Summer off with planning school supply drives. One of those organizations here in our area is Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS).

The Dos and Dont's Of A Plumbing Leak (INFOGRAPHIC)

There are many ways your plumbing could develop a leak or break. When this happens it's important to follow the Dos and Don't listed below in the infographic to ensure your safety, as well as the safety as your family and home. 

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All About Zoning Systems


Zone heating and cooling is about controlling the temperatures of the various rooms within your home. Heat rises, so rooms on second or third floors are often too warm. In turn, basement rooms are typically too cold. Rooms with vaulted ceilings have a difficult time retaining heat, while rooms that receive long hours of sunlight are often difficult to cool down.

Topics: Zoning Systems