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

10 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality

According to the EPA, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is two to five times worse than outdoor air. IAQ is not only important to your health but, also the comfort of your home. Listed below are the ways you can improve Indoor Air Quality in your home.

Electrical Safety: You May Not Realize These Things Pose A Danger

Homeowners within the Northern Virginia area know that electrical safety is important when it comes to their homes! From putting protective covers over their outlets, to being sure they have backup circuits on hand, they know their stuff! But what about the little things? Things that could pose electrical safety dangers that you might not consider. We've got a list of things you'll need to keep on eye out for if you consider yourself a safety guru like us!

 

1. Space Heaters

Topics: energy audits Electrical

Beware! 5 Warning Signs of a Plumbing Leak

If you come downstairs to find a flood of biblical proportions, that's a surefire way to tell that your pipes are leaking! But homeowners in Northern Virginia (and anywhere for that matter) would rather be aware of pipes BEFORE they burst! Much like your body gives you small indications you’re getting sick, your pipes give off warning signs that they're about to blow! To keep your home safe and comfortable this winter and watch out for these warning signs of a plumbing leak:
• Running water sounds. If you hear the sound of water even when no one in your home is doing the dishes or taking a shower, you may have pipes that are beginning to leak. A no-brainer rule is that if you hear running water, it’s probably running somewhere.

Topics: Emergency Service Flood Damage plumbing

Carbon Monoxide Awareness: The Importance of Maintenance Inspections

F.H. Furr takes the safety and wellbeing of our customers seriously; that’s why we want to send out a reminder for all of you homeowners out there to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning. If you own fuel-burning appliances, including your heating system, you are not excused from the need to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 400 Americans die annually from CMP, and over 20,000 are hospitalized each year. Refer to the Center for Disease Control website for more information.