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

Steven Cox

Steven Cox

Recent Posts by Steven Cox:

Top 3 Reasons To Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

In Northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC, we have tons of homes that are historical, classic, and/or over 30 years old. These older homes are great, as long as you keep the same technology from 30 years ago. But when you start adding (Insert Smart-?????) your fuses start blowing, your house begins flickering, and now your smart-????? doesn't seem like a good idea. There is a fix! An electrical panel upgrade!

Topics: Electrical Electrical Panel Upgrade Heavy Up Panel Upgrade

5 Reasons You Should Invest In A Sump Pump With Battery Back-Up

When it comes to sump pumps, you never know when you're going to need it, or how well it will do when the "BIG STORM" hits. Hopefully it will work perfect, and your basement will weather the storm. But what happens if the power goes out...which is a definite possibility with big thunderstorms or snow storms.

Topics: sump pump Battery Back-up Sump Pump

"Did You Know" Infographic

"Did You Know" that maintaing your HVAC systems can save you money each month? Take a look at this infographic to find out how you can maintain your home's HVAC so you can save big time!

Before There Was Toilet Paper [Infographic]

In 1857, toilet paper was first invented as we sort of know it today.

But the earliest reported use was in the 6th century during the Ming Dynasty. The emperor being very sensitive had 15,000 sheets be made soft and perfumed. Too bad the rest of the world had to suffer. Check out our infographic on "What was used before before toilet tissue?" Modern toilet tissue that is.

Topics: toilet bathroom facts

Maximize Your HVAC Efficiency

Summer is just around the corner, and so is your vacation. If you're like us, saving money for your vacation is first and foremost at the top of your mind.

F.H. Furr has you covered with four ways to maximize your HVAC Efficiency:

  • 1. Use a programmable thermostat
  • 2. Change your filters
  • 3. Use window treatments that block out the sun
  • 4. Have a maintenance check on your HVAC system
Topics: hvac service

Hot Water Heater Failure Risks


Water Heater Reliability, Failure, And Safety.

Your water heater is easily one of the most neglected home appliances. You expect it to do its job and deliver hot water when and where you need it…reliably.

But did you know that the older your water heater gets, and the longer it’s neglected, the more unreliable and unsafe it becomes?

Topics: Hot Water Heater

What To Do When Your HVAC Freezes Up!

It is not normal for ice to form on your outdoor heat pump, and it is certainly cause for concern. There are several different scenarios on why this has happened to your HVAC system:

Topics: hvac service

Get Ready For Spring With An HVAC Inspection Or Plumbing Inspection

After Winter, we are all ready for Spring Cleaning! Cleaning out your garage, having a yard sale and freshening up the paint in several of your rooms is a great thing, but what about an HVAC inspection or a plumbing inspection? What about the sump pump that barely made it through the Winter? Or the inefficient furnace that is driving your utility bills sky high? Have you thought of having those checked out, now that Spring is here?

Here is 5 ways to get your home ready for Spring-time, on the inside, where we all forget about until it becomes a problem.

Topics: plumbing HVAC Inspections

Blood Drives Give Back to Those in Need!

Tis the season of giving! As the holiday rush begins, we are encouraged not to lose sight of the fact that giving is often more important than receiving. At F.H. Furr, we believe in these values not just during the holidays, but all year round.

Topics: Red Cross plumbing Blood Drive hvac service give back Heating Service

5 Plumbing Tips Before Winter Hits

"Snowy & Unseasonably Cold..."

The 2016 Farmer's Almanac has stated that this year, for the Northern Virginia & DC Metro areas, that we are in for it...but that doesn't mean your home's plumbing has to suffer, which in turn makes your home life suffer even more. We have talked to our Plumbing gurus and have come up with 5 easy-to-do plumbing tips that you can do, or you can contact us F.H. Furr to help you out.

Topics: plumbing