House Call Company Blog: Archive for December, 2016

Should I Use a Gas or an Electric Furnace?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

The furnace is probably the single most popular heating system in the country. This shouldn’t baffle anyone who has used a furnace to heat their home, of course. The furnace is capable of effectively heating a home in a very prompt manner, after all, assuming that it is sized and installed properly.

Even if you are sure that you want to heat your home with a furnace, there is still the question of how that furnace is going to actually generate heat. The two most common types of furnaces are gas and electric models. Here are a few points of consideration.

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Protect Your Property with a Sump Pump

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Heavy rains and rapid snowmelt can really do a number on your property, especially if the lowest points of your home are prone to flooding. Fortunately for you, we don’t live in a time when mops and buckets are our only defense against water damage and the type of damp conditions that can lead to the promotion of biological pollutants. With the help of a good sump pump in Virginia Beach, you can avoid flooding in the lower levels of your house.

Of course, there are a lot of “good” sump pumps out there. You also need to guarantee that your sump pump is the right fit for your home and your needs, though. That is why working with professional plumber is a must in order to guarantee that your sump pump is there for you when you need it most. 

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What Benefits Does Ductless Heating Offer?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Some homeowners seem to think that they are still limited to the classics when it comes to heating their homes, such as the furnace or the boiler. These systems are classics for a reason, and are definitely the best option for many homeowners out there. Others may find that a newer type of system is what they’re after, however.

If you are looking for a different kind of technology when heating your home, we strongly recommend that you consider the use of a ductless heating system in Portsmouth, VA. Doing so will open up a number of different benefits for you. Just consider the following, and call our number if you think that you are ready to take air ducts out of your home heating equation.

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Schedule a Blower Door Test to Ensure Code Compliance

Monday, December 5th, 2016

An energy audit is a great and necessary way in which to determine the air tightness of a home. While some natural ventilation in a home is beneficial, too much of that natural ventilation is a big problem. That is why scheduling a blower door test in Chesapeake, VA is such a good idea.

In fact, if you are having a new home constructed, a blower door test is going to be mandatory. Why? Because new home construction projects must meet certain air leakage criteria in order to be code compliant. Scheduling your blower door test with our team will ensure accurate results, and you can count on us to address any issues that we may come across.

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