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

Amy L.

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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: Electrical Safety EHD Electrical Hazard Detection Test

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: Preferred Partner Plans Service Plan HVAC System

5 Tips For Attic Insulation Efficiency

Fall is here! Finally we can breathe a sigh of relief, open our windows, and let some of that cool autumn air filter through our homes. As you enjoy this respite from the heat of summer and journey into the colder temperatures, you’re probably in the process of winterizing your home. There are many different ways that this can be accomplished, and one of the biggest is assuring that your attic is well insulated. This can save energy and keep your home more comfortable during these cooler months. 

Topics: hvac service Heating Service insulation

Why Your Fall Allergies Could Be Worse Inside Your Home

Fall is in the air, and that means that seasonal allergies are, too. Too many people think that they can avoid their symptoms simply by staying inside their homes, but the reality is that the air you breathe outside could be cleaner than your indoor air. Your home's air quality might be poor due to a lack of cleaning maintenance. Think about it, you clean your home by vacuuming, dusting, scrubbing down kitchens and bathrooms, and doing your laundry, but what about your air? It's time to start taking care of the air you're breathing, and fortunately there are several ways you can do it!

Topics: IAQ Fall Allergies

Could my electrical outlets be dangerous?

“My outlets seem really warm to the touch. Could that be dangerous? ”-Question Submitted by Ashley C. Fair Lakes, VA

Ashley, we're so glad that you are keeping up with your home's electrical safety. Many homeowners don't pay the necessary attention to their electrical work. This can often cause dangerous fire hazards and potential home damage. Electrical issues are some of the most common reasons for household fires. To protect your home and family, staying aware of your electrical systems can help prevent disasters. When an electrical outlet feels warm to the touch, there could be an electrical issue happening behind the scenes. Although in most cases this isn't hazardous, all electrical problems, left unfixed, can become dangerous.

Topics: Fire Hazard hvac service Electrical

Ask F.H. Furr: How Do I Find the Best Plumbing Company

Question submitted by Danny B. Fairfax, VA.

Topics: hvac service

Flood Protection: Sump Pump Edition!


If you check the weather daily, then you've probably seen that rain and thunderstorms are here to stay in the weeks to come!  Although we all love a good summer thunderstorm now and again, there are a few things that make these little tantrums of nature unpopular with most people. These things include getting stuck in a torrential downpour, realizing the windows of your car were down, and the kicker...home flooding!

Topics: Flood Damage plumbing

How do I change my Cooling System Air Filter?

Question Submitted by Angie L. Gainesville, VA : "How do I change my HVAC air filter?"

Topics: Air Quality hvac service Heating Service A/C Service

Ask Furr: Can Upgraded Plumbing Increase My Home Value?

Question submitted by: Abigail Bailey South Riding, Virginia

Topics: plumbing Home Value

Electrical Safety Outside Of Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Each year Electrical accidents happen inside as well as outside of your home causing many damages and injuries. At times Electrical safety outside can be easily overlooked and not taken seriously. It's important to be just as careful inside with your Electrical as you should outside. Follow these quick tips to ensure your family and home's safety.

Topics: Safety Electrical