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

3 Thermostat Mistakes That Are Costing You Money

Did you know that the average household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills with nearly half of that spent stemming from their heating and air conditioning systems? Your thermostat is the main tool that allows you to control the temperature within your house. Because many homeowners do not fully understand how their thermostat works, it is easy to make a few simple, yet costly, mistakes. Setting your thermostat to the perfect setting can get very tricky! 

Unfortunately, these mistakes are often reflected in your monthly energy bill. To save on costs and to heat and cool your home the right way, avoid these three common thermostat mistakes from the experts at F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical.

Topics: programmable thermostat Thermostat HVAC System

Top 3 Reasons to Upgrade That Old Electrical Panel

Does your home’s electrical system need an upgrade? Learn some good reasons why you may want to consider upgrading sooner, rather than later.

Topics: Electrical Panel Electrical Panel Upgrade Electrician Electrical Facts Electrical Safety

What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a harmful gas that can kill you quickly. It is called the silent killer because it is colorless, tasteless, and non-irritating.

When it comes to carbon monoxide, most homeowners realize that it can be deadly when inhaled, but many don't know what signs to look for in their home. Because it’s a silent killer, it is important to safeguard your home and educate your family members on its deadly effects.

Topics: Carbon Monoxide Winterizing

5 Signs You Should Signal for A Plumber

No one anticipates a plumbing emergency when it occurs. It can be extremely disruptive to your day, or can even destroy a part of your home. 

Topics: plumbing maintenance Plumbing

4 Reasons Not to Use Liquid Drain Cleaners

Sure, you want that stubborn drain clog gone quickly. Your first reaction to a clog may be to grab a bottle of liquid drain cleaner, pour it down the drain, and go about your day. But we are here to tell you that liquid drain cleaners do more harm than good. So, before reaching for liquid drain cleaner, be sure you understand the potential risks and problems they cause.

Topics: plumbing maintenance Clogged Drain Plumbing DIY

Super Bowl LIII Plumbing Playbook

Super Bowl Sunday is just days away! Your guest list is confirmed, the menu is set, and your TVs are ready, but chances are you haven’t thought twice about tackling your plumbing system! Save the Hail Mary’s for the game, because risking a plumbing issue during the Super Bowl is not worth the risk.

Behind Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the 2nd largest day for food consumption, according to American Institute of Food Distribution. These food-centered gatherings are the busiest times of plumbing season for a multitude of reasons!

Topics: plumbing maintenance Plumbing Holidays

How to Remove Rust from Toilets, Tubs, and Sinks

Showers are great, but if you aren’t feeling well or you need some R&R, nothing can beat a warm, soothing bath. However, if your tub has splotches of rust under the faucet, taking a bath could be more stressful than soothing.

Topics: bathroom facts Bathroom Remodeling Home Maintenance

Energy Hogs: The Worst Offenders For Your Highest Utility Bill

These five surprising energy hogs eat up more than their fair share of household energy—and many homeowners don't realize their costs.

Many household devices continue to draw power even when not in use, adding an unnecessary amount of money to utility bills across the nation. If your electric bill is sky high, take these helpful tips and enjoy the savings this year.

Topics: energy audits Electrical Facts Energy Saving Home Maintenance

5 Extreme Cold HVAC Tips

It's beginning to look a lot like.... WINTER!

Frightful winter weather is set to creep into areas of Northern Virginia, D.C., and Maryland this weekend. We want to ensure that your home stays warm when you need your furnace the most, which is why we're providing you with five tips to keep your furnace running strong, even with the winter weather in the forecast.


Topics: furnace Winter Home Preparation HVAC Maintenance Winterizing HVAC System

5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Home

Every year when January rolls around, many people around America vow to lose weight, save money, or get more sleep. But what resolutions have you set for your home?

Here are five New Year’s resolutions to help your home function at its best in 2019!

Topics: Home Investment Home Value Electrical Plumbing Home Renovation Home Maintenance New Year