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Why You'd be Crazy to Refuse a Heating & Cooling Service Plan

Posted on Fri, 08/03/2012

As far as weather, Virginia’s got a lot of it. Few states have a more diverse climate. But one thing is reliable. It’s going to get hot in the summer and cold in the winter, and you’re going to need your heating and cooling systems to be in top working condition when it’s time to rely on them. A good heating and A/C service plan is important in a number of ways:

Handyman Professionals Can Be Partners in a Well-Maintained Home

Posted on Tue, 07/24/2012

If, as writer Flannery O’Connor said, a good man is hard to find, it is even truer that a good handyman is hard to find. Unlike many narrowly-defined professions, a handyman can fill a hundred different roles. The range of skills a good all-around handyman must have is extensive. Most people (men or women) who choose this profession think “outside the box” and draw on their varied skills to solve a myriad of household problems.

Why Has The Cost of A/C Coolant Drastically Increased? Is it a "Scam"?

Posted on Tue, 07/10/2012

These are the types of questions Service Specialties Inc. have been recently more often than not in the recent years. Everyone around Northern Virginia wants to know why the cost of air conditioning coolant has gone up. The answer is quite simple yet very hard to understand for some. Many people are wondering if the new cost of air conditioning coolant is some sort of scam run by HVAC contractors.

Post "Derecho" Storm Air Conditioning Service Calls. Now Servicing Northern Virginia Residents.

Posted on Tue, 07/03/2012

The rare storm hitting Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. that is known as a "Derecho" has left hundreds of thousands of people out of power in the past recent days, and there was a time when more than 1 million people suffered from power outages.

The Looming Problem of the Uninsured HVAC and Plumbing Contractors

Posted on Wed, 06/13/2012

There are many ways to get a job done on your property and many seemingly qualified people available to do it. Many HVAC and plumbing service providers are willing to do work, even of a high-quality and complicated nature, at a reduced rate. They’re often unlicensed or uninsured, yes, but cheap and available.