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New Regulations Change Water Heater Standards for Efficiency

Are you renovating your home or planning to upgrade your water heater? The U.S. Department of Energy has enacted several changes in its water heater standards to help increase safety and energy efficiency and it will take effect for water heaters manufactured after April 15, 2015. An In-Depth Look at the New Regulations The recent changes in water heater

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Plumbing Emergency? 5 Steps to Follow

The threat of expensive water damage to your home can make a plumbing emergency extremely stressful. The water damage that your problem can cause is often more expensive to repair than the plumbing issue that caused it. When faced with a sudden and severe plumbing problem, call your Charlottesville plumbing contractor and follow the five steps

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Identify and Fix Your Air Conditioning Performance Concerns

How well your HVAC system performs is directly tied to the comfort level in your home and your seasonal cooling costs. Air conditioning performance is affected by a number of factors, including whether the equipment receives regular preventive care, the amount of insulation in the home, and the condition of the ductwork. Air Conditioning Vs.

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Zoning Systems Are Easy Energy Saving Home Upgrades

Energy costs are going through the roof. Your home is too hot or too cold because you don’t want the extra energy expense. These are all signs that you need to take control of your home’s heating and cooling with a zoning system. What Are Zoning Systems? You can probably identify distinct areas of your

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New Air Conditioning Installations in Older Charlottesville Homes

You have a beautiful older home in the Charlottesville area. Your desire is to preserve as much of its vintage charm as possible, but you also want a cooler, less humid indoor environment for the summer months. When renovating that older house, what’s the best way to upgrade the air conditioning?  Investigate two choices in HVAC:

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Heat Pumps Are Cool Choices in Roseland

According to the Energy Information Administration, Virginia uses more energy for air conditioning than other parts of the country with similar weather conditions. We are reliant on our HVAC equipment and it is crucial that our home be comfortable year round. In Roseland, heat pumps are an excellent choice for both heating and cooling as well as provide energy efficient

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Toilet Trouble DIY - Fill Valve Running Constantly

Hear that sound? Your toilet is running again. If you’re like most people, you’ve tried jiggling the handle until it shuts off, over and over again. A running fill valve is a common problem that you can handle if you want to do it. As this is not a big job, but a problem that will waste

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Innovative HVAC Options for Homeowners

Statistics collected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration indicate that electricity is the most commonheating fuel used in the state of Virginia. This may be attributed to the increasing popularity of heat pumps as viable solutions for those who don’t have access to natural gas or who dislike the potential for significant fluctuations with oil-based

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A Checklist for Renovating: Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC Systems

A Comprehensive Plan A seamless approach to home construction or renovation ensures that each detail is handled professionally from design to completion. The infrastructure of your home includes complicated systems that in many cases interact within very tight spaces. As you develop your renovation budget and design, it is critical to have a comprehensive plan

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Conserve Energy in Your Charlottesville Home Year-Round

Conserve Energy in Your Charlottesville Home Year-Round

Charlottesville homeowners are concerned about energy savings. To help out, we’ve put together a handy roundup of things you can do to conserve energy at home. With the items on this list, you’ll also save money in your household all year round. Take a walk through the rooms of your home with this list in hand and

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