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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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How to Prevent Air Conditioner Refrigerant Leaks

How to Prevent Air Conditioner Refrigerant Leaks

Air conditioning units rely on a refrigerant, to cool the indoor air properly. Just as the human body cannot function properly without blood, air conditioners cannot function properly without a refrigerant. Unfortunately, air conditioners can develop refrigerant leaks. Not only are refrigerant leaks a sign of a serious problem, but in high amounts, these leaks

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3 Ways Our Electrical Services Improve Home Comfort

3 Ways Our Electrical Services Improve Home Comfort

When it comes to home comfort, many homeowners in Charlottesville, Virginia, focus on HVAC systems like the air conditioner and the heater. While these systems certainly play a huge role in home comfort, your home’s electrical system is also significant. All homeowners should contract a qualified electrician for issues with large equipment installations to decrease

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How to Control Indoor Air Quality in the Summer

How to Control Indoor Air Quality in the Summer

With flowers and insects come pollen and other allergens in the summertime. While pollen is a pesky issue for most in Charlottesville, Virginia, it can present serious problems for others. If you have a child with asthma, it is important to control indoor air quality in the summer. Fortunately, maintaining indoor air quality can be

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5 Plumbing Upgrades You Should Try

5 Plumbing Upgrades You Should Try

If you haven’t upgraded your plumbing system or fixtures in some time, you could literally be flushing money down the toilet. However, there are many things you can do to try to get a hold on your water expenditures. Not only can you save money on your bills, but you can also add value to

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HVAC Energy Efficiency Explained

HVAC Energy Efficiency Explained

Your HVAC SEER rating and the efficiency of your Charlottesville, Virginia, home both affect your energy savings during the summer months. It’s not just your HVAC unit that determines your energy usage every month. Your thermostat, ductwork, windows, and filters all affect the energy efficiency as well. SEER Ratings and HVAC Energy Efficiency The SEER

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Legionnaires’ Disease and HVAC Systems

Legionnaires’ Disease and HVAC Systems

Without proper maintenance of your HVAC system, many problems can arise. While most of these issues result in HVAC inefficiency or a higher utility bill, there are others that can be a great deal more serious. One of these is Legionnaires’ disease. This disease, which is an atypical pneumonia, is a potentially lethal ailment caused

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