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

WHY? Common Furnace Questions: Part 1

Why is my furnace filter wet? 

Topics: furnace loud noises from furnace wet filter

Common Places Leaks Occur In Your Home!

Topics: home leaks

Is Your Heating System Ready To Take On The Cold?

With all the back to school supplies hitting the shelves we are starting to prepare for fall and the winter months ahead. The last thing you need to worry about as your juggling your new schedule and after school activities is your heating system failing when you need it the most. 

Topics: Winter Home Preparation Winterizing HVAC

Why Ting?

Topics: Fire Hazard ting Home safety

Is Your House Prepared For A Power Outage?

Unfortunately, power outages are occurring more often than ever before in Northern Virginia and Maryland area. The longer the lights are out the more harm it does. What an inconvenience. Now you have to figure out how to store your food, keep cell phones charged, and kids calm while sitting in the dark. Luckily there is an answer, back up generators. Homeowners are turning to back up generators to keep their home safe and comfortable during prolonged periods without power. 

Topics: Home Investment Home Generators generators Electrical Safety whole house system

Fun Facts About Your Dishwasher

Topics: Household Tips Dishwasher Facts Water

5 HVAC MYTHS - BUSTED!

With all the information on the internet it is hard to determine what’s really true and what’s just an old wive’s tale. In order to maintain a comfortable and efficient home, it’s important to be able to spot the snake oil! Here are 5 HVAC myths that we’ve officially busted so that you never need to wonder again! 

MYTH 1: There’s no need to change your HVAC system’s filters regularly.

Topics: myths HVAC busted

D.I.Y Tips For Pipe Insulation

Topics: insulation Plumbing Winterizing Pipes

Are Window A/C Units Leaving You With High Electric Bills?

We all know that summer heat can be brutal, and without air conditioning, it’s downright dangerous. 

For homeowners whose HVAC systems have recently bit the dust, the thought of installing a central air conditioning system can seem overwhelming, expensive, and time-consuming. You might think that utilizing a window unit is cheaper, easier to install, and doesn't require a service technician, and you’d be right if you only need one window unit. However, if you need 2 or 3 window units to cool an entire house, they quickly surpass the energy consumption costs that a whole home HVAC unit would use.

Topics: Cooling window units whole house system