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Do You Have A High Water Bill? Here’s 4 Possible Causes

Posted On: April 21, 2022

When you got your water bill for last month, maybe you were surprised. If the bill was much higher than normal, you may be concerned-what happened? Is your next bill likely to be high as well? What can you do about it? While some factors that affect your water bill are out of your control,…

Common Mistakes That Can Void an HVAC Warranty

Posted On: February 14, 2022

Your new HVAC system is backed up by a manufacturer’s warranty. This warranty is more than just a piece of paper; it is a way to protect your investment, and it allows the manufacturer to help you maintain the system for several years to come. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t realize that common mistakes and oversights…

How Should You Maintain Your Generator in Northern Virginia?

Posted On: December 20, 2021

If you have been a resident of the greater Northern Virginia area for any length of time, you certainly know how cold the winters in this area can be and how they can adversely affect the power lines to your home. Generators are essential in the event you lose power. To get the most out…

Heating Systems 101: Which Is Right for Me?

Posted On: September 24, 2021

With so many heating options on the market, it’s understandable that choosing the right one for your Virginia home can feel overwhelming. Our mission at C.B. Lucas is to provide customers with a stress-free experience, so we put together a comparison guide to help break down each system’s pros and cons. Keep reading to learn…

What to Do if You Have No Hot Water

Posted On: August 18, 2021

Showers, dishwashers, laundry, cooking — it’s easy to take it for granted that you’ll always have available the hot water you need to perform these daily tasks. In fact, the water heater that provides this vital service is often overlooked … until you get shocked by a suddenly freezing cold shower. Water Heater Checklist Don’t…

Common Heat Pump Problems and Solutions

Posted On: September 30, 2020

Heat pumps are a great combination of energy efficiency and reliability, making them ideal for handling our varied hot and cool seasons. That said, they’re also somewhat different than other, more common forced air furnaces or AC systems. It’s not unusual for a homeowner to be left scratching their head when trying to troubleshoot problems. If…

These 4 Landscaping Renovations Could Increase Your AC Bills Later

Posted On: April 24, 2019

Did you know that some landscaping factors can affect your AC? If you do landscaping renovations during the early spring when you’re not using your AC yet, you won’t realize the effect they’ve had until much later. Here are four landscaping renovations that could increase your AC bills. 1: Removing Trees Trees set too close…

4 Reasons to Trim Vegetation Back Around Your AC Unit

Posted On: March 7, 2019

Like any other home appliance, your air conditioning unit requires regular care. It needs not only professional maintenance, ideally once per year, but also care from you, the owner. One of the things you need to do to keep your air conditioning functioning well is to trim grass and weeds down around the perimeter of…

3 Things to Know About Your Furnace’s Exhaust Flue

Posted On: January 9, 2019

When wintertime rolls around, most people rely on their furnace to keep their home toasty and warm. Yet when it comes down to the nitty-gritty of furnace operation, few homeowners understand all of the components involved. Unfortunately, this lack of understanding often makes it more difficult to catch impending problems. One of the most important…

What Should You Do When Your Furnace Leaks Water?

Posted On: December 6, 2018

A water leak is the last thing you’d expect from your furnace. Seeing a slowly growing puddle of water around your heating system seems strange at first, but water leaks stemming from furnaces are surprisingly common. However, a furnace water leak isn’t something you’d want to ignore. Furnace water leaks can not only damage your…

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