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What to Do When My HVAC Is Flooded?

There has been a lot of rain this summer in Northern Virginia, and we all hate it! With huge amounts of rain and flooding happening, John Nugent & Sons has gotten a lot of questions about AC units and what to do when the water is high and getting too…

DIY HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical Quick Fixes

While our team at John Nugent & Sons is ready to solve any problem you may have with your HVAC, electrical, or plumbing systems, there are some things you can handle on your own if you’re interested in saving some money. Here are some tips and tricks for DIY, easy…

Why Should I Schedule Heat Pump Maintenance?

Like any complex system, from your car to your home, a heat pump needs regular care and maintenance to do its job properly and efficiently. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a heat pump that is maintained regularly uses up to 25% less energy than one with a poor…

How Are Furnace Filters Rated?

If you have ever visited the hardware store to pick up a furnace filter, you may have noticed that the specific size and style for your system may be available in several different ratings—and costs. Choosing the wrong furnace filter can not only affect your indoor air quality, but it…

Will Closing Air Vents Save Energy?

When you have rooms in your home that you don’t use regularly, it’s tempting to shut the air vents in an attempt to save money. After all, why should you spend energy heating or cooling a room you aren’t using? Before you do, take the time to understand more about…

Which Heating System Is Most Efficient?

When it comes to heating your home, you have three basic options: heat pumps, boilers, and furnaces. If your goal is to heat your home most efficiently, you will need to weigh your options to choose the right one. Here’s the information you need to choose the right heating system….

Troubleshooting Furnace Problems

There is no good time to have a furnace problem, and it can be especially inconvenient if it happens late at night or over the weekend when you may have to wait longer for service. Though most furnace problems should be handled by a professional HVAC contractor, there are a…

Avoid Electrical Accidents this Holiday

The holidays should be a fun, relaxing time for your family and friends, without trips to the hospital, visits from the fire department, or other unfortunate events. When you are using or installing holiday lighting, electronics, and other potentially hazardous products, you should take care to avoid accidents and injuries….

Is Your Home Prepared for Winter Storms?

While some winters can be fairly mild, others can surprise you and bring with them strong storms. Before the cold weather officially arrives, make sure your home can withstand the added stress of Mother Nature! Be sure to take precautionary steps necessary to keep your family warm and safe. Is Your…

5 Reasons to Switch to an Electric Furnace

In Northern Virginia, oil and gas furnaces are quite common. However, for those looking for an alternative, an electric furnace might be the answer. If you are in need of a new furnace, you may want to consider switching from gas and oil to electric. Here are some reasons why. 1….

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