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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Tips for Purchasing a New Air Conditioner

If your home isn’t getting as cool as you like it on these hot days, it may be time for a new AC unit. As you begin your research for what to buy, here are a few things you should keep in mind: Make Sure It’s Properly Sized for Your Home Bigger is not always […]

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Enjoy 4th of July Celebrations in Northern Virginia

All of us at Snell are thankful for our freedom, and we thank all the brave men and women who fought for our independence. We plan to celebrate this weekend with good food, friends and family! Temperatures are predicted to be close to 90 this weekend and on the 4th, so if you plan to […]

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Happy Summer Solstice From Snell!

Today marks the first official day of summer, which is also the longest day of the year. The sunset should be gorgeous this evening, so hopefully you have plans to watch it from a rooftop with a view. What is the summer solstice? Summer solstice happens when the sun is at its highest point in the […]

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Don’t Let Just Any Technician Into Your Home

It’s summer. Your air conditioning is on the fritz and everyone in the house is sweating, but the kids are off school and you really don’t want a stranger coming into your home. We get it. We’ve all got families and know it’s hard to trust someone you don’t know around your kids. That’s why […]

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How to Turn on the Air Conditioning After a Power Outage

Summer weather in Northern Virginia is notorious for strong thunderstorms. If lightning strikes a power line or a tree falls on a line near your home, you could lose electricity — which means your air conditioning will go off. You may have to be hot for a while during the outage, but once the power […]

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Keep Cool Air In When School is Out

School’s out for summer in Sterling, and that means doors in your home will be opening and closing a lot more frequently. Letting hot air in your home makes your air conditioner work a lot harder, which means your energy bill will already be higher this summer. To keep your bill as low as possible […]

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We Remember Our Fallen Soldiers

As we celebrate the long weekend ahead with barbecues, pool openings and family fun, let’s not forget the real reason we’re all off on Monday: To remember those who gave their lives while protecting our freedom.  We are forever grateful for the sacrifice they made, as they are the reason we are able to own and […]

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