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The famous groundhog prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring yesterday when he failed to see his shadow, but that doesn’t mean we should turn off our heating systems and throw open the windows just yet. While we eagerly await the spring here in Northern Virginia, we should also stay focused on keeping our homes warm throughout the remaining winter days.
We often don't think about getting a new furnace in the summer time. It's once the winter months come along that we realize our furnace isn't performing like it used to, or we start to notice those visual signs of aging. If you're wondering if it's time for a new furnace, here are four signs that will let you know.
#1: You require spur of the moment repairs.
When you’re buying a new home, you’re excited and stressed and have about a million things on your to-do list. But don’t forget to add making an appointment with a plumbing company for a visible inspection to that list. If you don't pay attention to the state of the plumbing when choosing a house, it can end up costing you some big money down the road. And nobody wants to see that happen.
When the first chill hits the air in winter, some of us run straight for our humidifiers because we know what an asset they are. They keep our noses from running and bleeding in cold weather, and they keep our skin and lips from becoming dry and chapped. Plus, they promote a healthier environment that keeps the flu and cold away.
You may have heard news stories about people passing away in their sleep or suffering from brain and heart damage due to carbon monoxide poisoning. However, the “ Silent Killer” as it’s known by many, can be prevented if you are proactive and aware of the steps you can take to protect yourself. Something as simple as a cracked heat exchanger can be a threat.
Let's face it – fall gets busy! The holidays are right around the corner, football is in full swing, kids are back in school, and everyone is outside trying to enjoy that last bit of crisp air before the winter comes. While you're making your list of things to do, one task that needs to be added is winterizing your plumbing. Here are some tips to help you get started.