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Don’t Let Static Electricity Build Into A Costly Episode This Winter

Static Electricity - Small Shock to You; A Potential Disaster to Your Expensive Electronics During the winter, static electricity can be more than just an annoyance; in certain circumstances, it can damage costly computer equipment and electronics. Avoiding the...

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HVAC Systems Using R22 (FREON) To Be Phased Out Forever

Do you have an HVAC system that was installed before 2011? If so… this information applies to you. R22, otherwise known as Freon, will be completely phased out by 1/1/20.

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The Parts of Your HVAC System Aren’t Isolated: Learn How They Help Each Other

Though air-conditioning and heating can seem worlds apart, both of these main components of your home’s HVAC system work hard to provide a controlled climate inside your Northern Virginia home. Knowing how those seemingly separate entities share parts and labor...

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How Your Ceiling Fans Can Keep You Comfy and Energy Efficient All Year Long

Adjust your thermostat and reduce energy bills by using a ceiling fan year-round with the correct seasonal setting for optimal comfort.

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How The A/C Removes Humidity: Is Yours Doing The Job?

The level of humidity in the air of your Northern Virginia home during the summer plays a key role in your indoor air quality. Humidity refers to the amount of moisture in the air, so if your air has a high amount of moisture, it likely feels warm and clammy. Your goal should be to keep your home’s humidity under 60 percent, and as low as 50 percent, if possible.

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Upgrading your Air Conditioner? – Choose One with a Variable-Speed Air Handler

When is the last time you scheduled routine maintenance on your home’s air conditioning system? If the answer is more than a year ago, or you can’t remember, it’s probably time to schedule a preventative maintenance visit.

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Tips on When to Replace Your Air Conditioner

When your cooling system malfunctions or completely breaks down, you have a decision: do you repair or do you replace your air conditioner?

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Air Conditioner & Heat Pump Theft – How to Protect Yourself

Strange as it may sound, heat pump and air conditioning theft is a serious threat that could leave you without cooling in the middle of a sweltering Northern Virginia summer.

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What an HVAC Technician Should Check During Routine A/C Maintenance

When is the last time you scheduled routine maintenance on your home’s air conditioning system? If the answer is more than a year ago, or you can’t remember, it’s probably time to schedule a preventative maintenance visit.

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Air Conditioning Best Practices to Prevent Mold Problems

You may not know it, but you already have important mold-control technology installed in your home: your air conditioning unit. Mold doesn’t need much to survive. A food supply, the right temperatures, and sufficient moisture are the only ingredients necessary for fungi to thrive.

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Top 5 Home Heating Problems To Avoid This Winter

Winter is here! Our Northern Virginia winters bring temperatures in the 30s, sometimes lower, and usually a big batch or two of snow. Winter in Loudoun County means plenty of time spent indoors in the company of family, some favorite electronic devices and your trusty HVAC heating system.

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Wall-To-Wall Warm: Keeping Temps Constant Throughout Your Home This Winter

Warm in one room… cold in another! It is a frustrating reality of winter. Hot air rises, cold air sinks so how can you maintain a nice, even, constant, reliable temperature – and enjoy consistent temps throughout your home, throughout the winter?

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Contain the Fire: Winter Tips for Space Heater Safety & Efficiency

Come winter, it gets cold here in Northern Virginia. When temperatures fall, it’s understandably tempting to simply plug in, turn on and crank up an electric radiator or space heater to keep toasty warm.

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Want to Save More Money? Replace Your Home’s HVAC System Sooner Rather Than Later

Are you starting to get sticker shock when looking at your utility bills? You’re not alone. All across the country utility rates are going up. Many homes also have aging HVAC systems that are not as efficient as modern systems.

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The Time is Now to Get Your New HVAC System Before Prices Increase (and Prices Will Increase due to new National Tariffs)

Sometimes the news hits home - literally. The announcement of hefty tariffs to be levied against certain foreign imports of aluminum and steel resulting in significantly higher costs for homeowners.

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Lennox PureAir Purification System Demonstration: For Healthy Allergy-Free Breathing

Pete Danielson, home services expert and co-owner of Modern Mechanical’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning demonstrates how quickly dirty air can fill the “room” without proper air purification.

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HVAC Air Filter Demonstration: Some Really Do Work Better Than Others

Warning: Your fancy, high priced air filter could be doing more harm than good. Follow the bouncing ball in this cool demonstration as home services expert Pete Danielson...

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