House Call Company Blog: Archive for October, 2015

Get Your Annual Heating Maintenance Out of the Way

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The coldest time of the year is still a little ways off, and you may not have flipped on your home heating system just yet, though many probably have in order to take the chill out of the air at night. Regardless of when you are planning on putting your heater back into regular rotation, though, it is important that you have a trained professional come by in order to complete your annual heating maintenance in Williamsburg, MD. The benefits of heating maintenance are many, but we’ll outline a select few below. Remember, when it comes to top notch heating services, House Call Company is the company to call. 

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Remember to Use Your Ceiling Fan This Winter

Monday, October 19th, 2015

It is a bit too early on in the year for most homeowners to really be thinking about the winter season too seriously. We don’t want to rain on your parade, as this autumn has proven to be quite mild, but the fact is that our nighttime temperatures are certainly starting to dip below comfortable levels. It is only a matter of time before our days begin to follow suit. With that in mind, we’d like to offer you one simple tip for making it through the winter season in great comfort. Remember to use your ceiling fan in Chesapeake, VA. If you need any ceiling fan services, remember too to schedule them with the pros here at House Call Company.

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What Is Hydro Jetting?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Chances are that you have, at some point, encountered backed up drains. Perhaps you attempted to clear this drain yourself, either with the use of corrosive chemicals or with a cheap drain auger purchased at your local hardware store. These quick fixes, unfortunately, often wind up resulting in more serious problems, including clogs deep within the drainage system, sometimes all the way down in the sewer line. When this happens, you need the help of a skilled, trained professional. That is why our plumbers are properly trained and equipped for professional hydro-jetting in Suffolk, VA. If  you think that you may be in need of professional hydro-jetting services, call upon the professionals on the House Call Company team.

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House Call Company Provides Tips to Prepare Your Home this Fall Season

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

With the holidays approaching, we encourage homeowners to equip their home for one of the most active seasons. Given the cooler weather and increased foot traffic, it’s important to ensure the inside and outside of your home is in tip-top condition.

Here are a few fall maintenance tasks to help prepare your home:HCC-Fall_Infographic_Blog_Image

  1. Add germicidal lights – The cold and flu season is coming. Protect your home’s air with easy to install and highly effective germicidal lights. Don’t let these viruses have free rein in your home.
  2. Eliminate drafts – Reduce energy bills by removing drafts around windows, siding, and joints. Seal any potential air leaks with caulk or ask a professional for help.
  3. Check your humidifier – To keep your home’s humidity at its proper level – between 40 to 60 percent – you may need to add moisture when it gets too dry. Proper humidification protects wood floors, instruments, art and furniture from dry air.
  4. Improve air purification – When you use the right purification system in your home, you can effectively remove pollutants from disrupting your indoor air quality.
  5. Inspect your heating system – Before the harsh weather comes, be sure to get your heating system inspected or replaced. It’s beneficial to make an appointment before the busy season, so you can schedule a time that’s convenient for you.

We’ve assembled additional suggestions in a Fall Maintenance infographic providing do-it-yourself tips and professional guidance to keep your home warm and cozy this season! We will continue holding our EcoEd learning series at our Chesapeake Square Mall location should you want to stop by for tutorials! For more details, call us at 757-349-3403!

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Me?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

No home is complete without a great water heater. Most of us cannot even fathom the idea of heating water over an open fire or atop a wood stove just to have enough hot water for bathing and cleaning the laundry in. Fortunately, we don’t have to experience such a scenario firsthand. Just as important as investing in a quality water heater, though, is ensuring that you are investing in the right type of water heater for your needs and your own personal preferences. If you’re in the market for a new water heater, make sure that you consider the use of a tankless water heater in Suffolk, VA. Read the following information, and let House Call Company know if you have any questions.

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