Entries by Matt Connolly

HVAC Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

When you’re looking to buy a new home, there are a lot of questions running through your mind. Is the house in a good neighborhood? How much are the property taxes? Are the bedrooms big enough to accommodate my kids as they get older and grow? As you’re getting answers to those things, there are […]

Do I Have Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

Carbon monoxide is one of the most dangerous gases around for a reason — it’s invisible, odorless, and is usually only detected after it’s begun to affect people. While there are definitely ways to prevent CO leaks and protect yourself from its harmful effects, sometimes it’s not always possible. Since the symptoms are often similar […]

February Activities in Fairfax County

The chilly winter months can sometimes make you feel like there is no reason to leave the warmth of your home — which can leave your kids a bit stir crazy. But even though it may not be sunny and 75° outside, there are still plenty of fun February activities in Fairfax County for you […]

Quick Furnace Fixes

Furnace not working? The good news is not all heating system repairs require professional technicians. Try these three quick furnace fixes before you pick up the phone and call for help: Problem: Weak Airflow Solution: Change the air filter. If your home utilizes a forced-air heating system, you may notice the air coming from the vents […]

How Snow Affects Your Heating System

With all the cold weather we’ve been having lately, we, Southerners, are starting to learn all that it takes to deal with the snow we aren’t really used to. While we know a lot of that means learning how to drive in snow (if you even leave the house at all), there’s another thing you […]

How to Test Home Humidity Levels

During the winter months, the frigid temperatures suck the moisture right out of the air. This leads to a number of problems, including dry skin and irritated respiratory passages. Humidity can affect our homes just as much as it affects our bodies, which is why it is important for homeowners to closely monitor their humidity […]

Making Your Home Naturally Smell Good

Wouldn’t you love to walk into your home after a long day at work and be greeted by sweet or soothing smells? We’re all about having a nice-smelling home, but we don’t want you to fill your home with chemicals just so it smells like a pumpkin spice latte. Make your home naturally smell good […]