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Is Your Home Safe From Carbon Monoxide This Winter?

We all know that having smoke detectors installed in the home is a must, but what you might not know is that carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are just as vital to your safety, especially during the winter months!

According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), when winter temperatures plummet, the heating system in the home runs for hours, which can put your home at a high risk for a carbon monoxide leak. Approximately 50,000 people in the U.S. visit the emergency room due to accidentally carbon monoxide poisoning, and at least 430 people die from it. If your home does not have a functioning carbon monoxide detector, you need to call your electrician immediately to have one installed properly! 

Topics: Carbon Monoxide Winterizing Home safety

F.H. Furr Wins Coveted Angie's List Super Service Award!

F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Earns
2020 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

MANASSAS, Virginia, January 27, 2021 – F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2020.

6 Signs That You Water Heater Is On The Brink Of A Breakdown!

Most homeowners notice there’s an issue with their water heater when the water just stops running hot! The downside of noticing the problem late is that once there’s no more hot water, that usually means there’s a pretty big issue to fix. The best way to keep your water heater running hotter longer is to take note of signs that appear early on that warn you if it’s going downhill!

In the summer, you might not notice or care if the water is more warm than hot, but during these cold winter months, you’re going to want piping hot water for your baths and showers—not to mention laundry and other household cleaning needs. When water heaters are on the brink of a breakdown, they often exhibit one or more of these signals that you should take note of:

Topics: Plumbing water heater problems

Infographic: Ask Furr

We created a list of our top 4 questions we have gotten over the years! #AskFurr

Topics: AskFurr questions and answers

Ask Furr: What Should My Thermostat Be Set To During The Winter?

What should my thermostat be set to during the winter? I want to be comfortable but I also want to save money. Question submitted by Ashley P., Herndon, VA

Topics: Thermostat Winterizing HVAC

Infographic: 4 Ways To Prevent Winter Allergies!

Many find themselves with runny noses, itchy eyes, sore throats and incessant sneezing during the winter and they’re looking for a way to make things a little more tolerable! Here are a few suggestions! 

Topics: Whole Home Humidifier Winter Is Coming Allergies

Winter Allergies....And How To Prevent Them!

Most of us consider allergies to be a spring and fall problem, but for many who find themselves with runny noses, itchy eyes, sore throats and incessant sneezing during the winter…they’re looking for a way to make things a little more tolerable! 

Normal spring and fall allergies are a common response to outdoor allergens like ragweed and pollen, the difference between those seasonal allergies and winter allergies is that winter symptoms are triggered by substances INSIDE the home. Substances like mites, mold, pet dander or dust can make winter life miserable! While these issues are usually lurking year round, they affect you more during the winter due to the fact that you’re shut into the house with all of the windows closed and your furnace potentially circulating more than than it does during more mild weather.

Infographic: Furnaces, Heat Pumps, Boilers...OH MY!

The type of heating system you have in your home can help you answer questions about problem areas and maintenance. Knowing about these systems can also help you determine the right one for your home. When considering the best options, several factors should include the size of the home, the climate, budgetary restrictions, even the design of your home. One of our technicians can help you choose the best heating system for your needs, or maintain your current unit so it runs smoothly all winter long!

Topics: furnace Heat Pumps boilers

Infographic: 4 Plumbing Resolutions

4 Plumbing Resolutions to kick off 2021!

Topics: plumbing maintenance Plumbing