It’s the First Day of Fall! Is Your Home Ready for Cooler Weather?

Fall in Northern Virginia is beautiful, with colorful trees and people everywhere enjoying mild temperatures. But fall also signals cooler weather in the near future, so before temperatures drop, it’s good to know how to prepare your home to keep your family warm and safe this season. Seal Cracks and Replace Weather Stripping You may have done this at the […]

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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Fall

As temperatures in the Sterling area start to cool, most of us have a priority in mind to make sure our homes will be warm this winter. As a heating and cooling company, we agree that making sure to schedule your fall HVAC maintenance appointment is important, as is caulking and sealing cracks around windows. […]

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Need a New Furnace? Call Snell First!

With low temperatures in the 50’s this week, residents in Northern Virginia will likely be turning on the furnace soon. Hopefully you’ve scheduled your furnace maintenance appointment with Snell so we can clean your furnace components and be sure that everything is running smoothly. If you haven’t done that and notice any strange noises, weird smells […]

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How Can I Help Texas Flood Victims?

Many of us who are reading about and seeing the devastation of Tropical Storm Harvey on TV are wondering the same thing: How can we help from so far away? There are actually several ways to help Texas flood victims without having to leave Northern Virginia. Give Blood There’s an emergency need for blood and […]

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Busy Life? Consider a Smart Thermostat

Now that school’s back in session and fall sports are starting, your regular times at home are, well, irregular. You won’t be able to tell when an evening soccer game will end, you’ll forget to turn the thermostat up when you leave for Saturday football practice, and you may have times after school when you decide to […]

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Back to School HVAC Tips For Sterling Residents

It’s sad to say that summer will soon be ending, but hopefully you and your kids enjoyed the last few months off of school. Back-to-school time means your family’s energy consumption will be changing now that all or most of you will be gone all day. If you follow these tips to keep energy costs as […]

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Summer Allergies are Peaking in Northern Virginia

Hot, humid weather in Northern Virginia is the perfect breeding ground for mold spores, so if you deal with mold allergies you’ll want to watch for high count days for the next few weeks of August. After that, ragweed will start to rear its ugly head and cause irritating symptoms like itchy eyes, sneezing and a […]

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Is my HVAC system protected in a storm?

Summer storm season is still underway in Northern Virginia, and if lightning strikes a power line near your home, your HVAC system could become damaged. It’s important to make sure you have a surge protector installed in order to ensure that your family will remain cool on a blistering day and that you won’t need to buy an expensive […]

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Are you making plans to view the Solar Eclipse?

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible across all of North America. The eclipse will be visible in Washington, D.C. from 1:17 pm to 4:01 pm, with maximum eclipse at 2:42 pm. We are not in the direct path of the eclipse which means we will not experience total darkness, but […]

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5 Summer Family Fun Ideas in Washington D.C.

If you have some free time left in these next few weeks before school starts, make sure to take advantage of all there is to do in Washington D.C. Whether you live in the city or need to take a short drive, the experiences and memories for your kids will be worth every minute. Visit An […]

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