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How Should You Maintain Your Generator in Northern Virginia?

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?

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

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 & How to Solve Them Yourself

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

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…

Why You Should Be Concerned About Flame Rollout

Proper maintenance for your healthy furnace significantly reduces safety concerns. However, if you skimp on your routine furnace maintenance, you have an older system, or if you notice any odd sounds or issues with your furnace, there is a serious risk of something going wrong. Flame rollout is one such concern. Flame rollout sounds scary,…

4 Terms to Know When Choosing an AC Unit | C.B. Lucas

When you’re shopping for a new AC unit, you may wonder what all the number and letters mean and how you can choose the best unit for you. You’ll need to know how to decipher the terms used to describe different products, especially if you want to find a high-performance or eco-friendly unit. Here are…

The Dangers of Poor Office Air Quality

Indoor air quality is an important consideration for everybody who manages or works in an office environment. You can have contaminated air without realizing it. This guide describes the things you need to know about your office air quality and what you can do to improve it. What Affects the Indoor Air Quality of Your…

Is Your Water Heater Failing?

When you turn on the hot water, much of the credit for the hard work goes to your water heater. Water heaters are vital tools that keep your home comfortable, but water heaters are also overlooked, especially when it comes to replacement. If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your water heater, the…

How to Prevent High Cooling Bills During Summer Break

Your kids are looking forward to being out of school for the summer, and you’re looking forward to having fun and making memories together. One thing that you might be worried about, though, is an increase in your cooling bills due to your kids being home all day. Luckily, following these five tips can help.…

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