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Building A World Of Efficiency— Starts Behind The Drywall

Building A World Of Efficiency— Starts Behind The Drywall

Let me cover another W.E. Brown focus group favorite—knowledge sharing. Something that is near and dear to my heart is new construction and home efficiency. It’s not obvious and so I’ve created an article and blog on the topic: The choices you make behind the drywall should be as remarkable as the ones in plain

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How do you define: "Service so good?"

How do you define: "Service so good?"

At W.E. Brown—It’s About Customer Satisfaction. Let me explain the subtle difference. We’ve been in business for 95 years, and it would be easy for us to say: “Great customer service is important to us, and that’s why we’ve been around for nine-and-half decades.” But what defines customer service—in 2017? During a recent W.E. Brown

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2 DIY Solutions for Better IAQ Over the Winter Months

2 DIY Solutions for Better IAQ Over the Winter Months

When winter comes, your Ivy, Virginia, home might suffer from poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Don’t feel bad — it happens in many homes. You can use your do-it-yourself (DIY) skills to improve IAQ. Try these two DIY solutions for better IAQ between throughout the year. Store Holiday Decorations Safely You might love to fill

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Why Should I Consider a Generator for My Home?

Why Should I Consider a Generator for My Home?

No one wants to be without power, especially during weather that brings freezing temperatures or a harsh winter storm. Learn how a generator can bring you peace of mind in all kinds of weather in Charlottesville, Virginia. Consequences of a Power Outage Power outages can cause more problems than just the inability to charge your

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Preventive Maintenance Plans for Healthy HVAC Systems

Preventive Maintenance Plans for Healthy HVAC Systems

Originally published December 2014, updated December 2016 Just as your vehicle needs regular service to ensure that everything is operating correctly, your heating and cooling equipment should be inspected and adjusted to achieve optimum performance. You might choose to put off that service for your vehicle, but you know that there could be serious consequences

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6 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bills This Fall

6 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bills This Fall

The fall and winter seasons bring highly anticipated holidays, coveted pumpkin spice blends, and a festive atmosphere. Unfortunately, they also bring falling temperatures and rising heating bills. Prepare your Charlottesville home for the chilly weather ahead and minimize your heating bill this season with a few smart tips and tricks. Insulate and Seal Your Home

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Steps to Fixing a Tripped Electrical Breaker

Steps to Fixing a Tripped Electrical Breaker

Originally published November 2014, updated November 2016 Dealing with a tripped electrical breaker is typically an annoyance that can be easily remedied. However, a breaker that continues to trip after being reset points to a bigger problem. If the electricity continues to fail in one part of your Charlottesville, Virginia, home, it’s important to contact

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Is Central Air Conditioning Better, or Should You Go Ductless?

Is Central Air Conditioning Better, or Should You Go Ductless?

If you need an HVAC system in your Charlottesville, Virginia, home, you may wonder which type of system is the best choice. While there are pros and cons to both systems, the choice depends on your needs, preferences, and budget. Understanding Ductless Air Conditioning This kind of air conditioning has grown in popularity in recent

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How HVAC Maintenance Helps You Save Time and Money

How HVAC Maintenance Helps You Save Time and Money

Saving money and time is a major concern for homeowners in Barboursville, Virginia. Undoubtedly, one of the most expensive needs in a home is for HVAC system maintenance and repair. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, many homeowners often neglect HVAC maintenance. However, it is never too late to take advantage of an HVAC maintenance

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3 Reasons to Replace Your Air Conditioning System

3 Reasons to Replace Your Air Conditioning System

Now that fall is around the corner and the days are becoming progressively cooler, many homeowners in Charlottesville, Virginia, are scheduling appointments to have their HVAC system inspected and serviced. While it’s always a good idea to have your HVAC system maintained at least twice a year, you may want to consider replacing your unit

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