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

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: Home Maintenance Energy Saving energy audits Electrical Facts

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: Winter Home Preparation Winterizing furnace HVAC System HVAC Maintenance

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 Renovation Home Investment New Year Electrical Plumbing Home Maintenance Home Value

Create The Home Of Your Dreams in 2019

Make 2019 the year that you finally get to live in the home of your dreams!

Once you are clear on what you want to accomplish within your home (or if you've got no idea at all), there is only one thing left to do, carry out! Whether you're looking to renovate your entire kitchen, or simply refinish your kitchen cabinets, the remodeling experts at F.H. Furr are here to help!

Topics: Home Investment Home Renovation home Bathroom Remodeling Kitchen Remodeling Remodeling Northern Virginia Home Value

How The Holidays Can Wreak Havoc on Your Plumbing System

It’s officially the most wonderful time of year, but the most wonderful time of year can quickly become the worst time of year when it comes to your home’s plumbing system, if you’re not careful!

With much of the season revolving around meal prepping and socializing at home, it is no surprise that most plumbing disasters strike during the holidays! If you are hosting guests, or a party this year, it is important to know what your plumbing system can handle, and more importantly, what it cannot.

Topics: Plumbing Clogged Drain Winterizing Holidays

Winter Is Coming: How to Prepare Your Furnace

Your home is all decked out for the holidays, presents are under the tree, and your house is warm and toasty, but it is all too often that we forget about what allows for us to enjoy a warm, cozy home. It’s your furnace!

A furnace works by blowing heated air through ducts that then deliver warm air to rooms throughout the house. Preparing your furnace for winter, and regularly getting it inspected for cracks or proper ventilation, is imperative to help extend the life of your costly furnace. Here are 4 ways to prepare your furnace to keep you warm all season long!

Five Simple (But Important) Steps to Prepare Your Home For Winter

This winter is expected to be a cold, snowy one, with two-to-three major snow storms in the forecast. Have you winterized your home yet?

According to WTOP News, the predicated snowfall totals of 25 to 35 inches for much of the D.C. area and surrounding areas. Winterizing your home for the cold months ahead, not only ensures a safe and warm winter, but also allows for you and your family to stay warm this winter without breaking the bank. Who doesn’t like saving money, especially with the holidays on the horizon!

Topics: Winterizing Energy Saving HVAC Maintenance snow Heating Inspection furnace

How EnviroAire UV Affects Your Home And Health

Did you know that indoor air is often 5x more polluted than even the dirtiest outdoor air? Fortunately, there’s a solution, EnviroAire UV!

EnviroAire UV Whole Home Purification System works continuously in the central air system to purify the air, eliminating viruses, dust, odors, mold spores, tobacco smoke, pet dander, germs, and toxic chemicals to provide the healthiest indoor air quality possible.


Topics: EnviroAire UV Indoor Air Quality

Do You Need An Electrical Hazard Detection Test?

Did you know that tens of thousands of home electrical fires occur every year...

These fires account for hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in property damages. Thankfully this can be avoided with an Electrical Hazard Detection (EHD) test! When people think of electrical dangers, they envision outlets sparking, or lights flickering, but most homeowner's don't realize that there could be serious electrical hazards lurking BEHIND the walls of their home. With the EHD test, you can finally monitor your home's electrical system thoroughly. 
 
Topics: EHD Electrical Hazard Detection Test Electrical Safety

What IS A Preferred Partner Plan?

What's different about F.H. Furr's service plans...

If you give any home services company a call and ask them about a service plan, they’ll give you a lowdown of the plan that they’ve put in place for their customers. Sometimes it includes quicker service, or deals on parts, it can include warranties or guarantees, and it almost always include some type of too-good-to-be-true selling point. So when you call F.H. Furr and ask them about their service plans, what will you hear? What is their Preferred Partner Plan? To put it simply, it’s peace of mind, it’s coverage when you need it, it’s Northern Virginia’s most trusted home service company having your back!

Topics: Service Plan Preferred Partner Plans HVAC System