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The Advantages of Going Ductless

The Advantages of Going Ductless

The HVAC system at the Covenant School in Charlottesville, Virginia, needed to be replaced. It was outdated, and posed a health risk to students and teachers. There was urgent need for action, and Jay Taggart, President of W.E. Brown, described the matter as a “ticking time bomb.” To further compound the problem, Covenant School had

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Is Air Conditioning Safe for Babies?

Is Air Conditioning Safe for Babies?

New moms and dads especially worry about everything that might impact the health, comfort, and safety of their babies. During the summer months in VA, you might worry about the effect of the cold air from the air conditioning system on your newborn. But is this concern warranted? Babies Get Hot Too Babies get fussy

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8 Really Cool Features of Carrier's Infinity Thermostats

8 Really Cool Features of Carrier's Infinity Thermostats

The latest trend in smart home technology in Afton, Virginia is smart thermostats. These thermostats operate based on your temperature preferences and save you money by calculating the optimal temperature settings for energy efficiency. Best of all, you can control all features from an app on your phone. Carrier’s line of smart, innovative thermostats include

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3 Things Homeowners Need to Know About Home Cooling

3 Things Homeowners Need to Know About Home Cooling

Home cooling myths can do more than keep you uncomfortable this summer. They can cost you serious money in the form of higher utility and repair bills. Most home cooling misconceptions begin with something that sounds like it should be true even though it isn’t. While cooling and heating research has repeatedly disproved the fables

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What is the Buzz About Variable-Speed Air Handlers?

What is the Buzz About Variable-Speed Air Handlers?

The air handler is a critical component of the central HVAC system in your Greenwood, Virginia home. It circulates conditioned air throughout the home via supply ducts and draws air back to the AC or furnace through return ducts. The single-speed, on/off blower motor incorporated in a conventional air handler accounts for a substantial percentage

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3 Areas Key Areas Checked During AC Maintenance

Proper AC maintenance is a must after your air conditioner has been idle for the winter months. Problems frequently make themselves known when the cooling load on the home is greatest, usually during the period of highest demand during a heat wave. Scheduling annual preventive maintenance with a qualified HVAC technician can help you stay cool all

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Storm Prep - Generator Options For Charlottesville Residents

Since 1999, more than 10 hurricanes have made landfall in the state of Virginia. Winter storms and extreme weather events can cause widespread power outages that can create issues for Charlottesville families even in the safety of their own homes. Protecting your home and your family from major storms can be a real challenge. Installing

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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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