Category: Service and Repair

It’s one of those Virginia summer days, 90°+ outside, you’re sweating buckets and hitting the on switch, whispering not–so-sweet-nothings to your air conditioner and…well, nothing. Before you succumb to heatstroke, let’s check out what you can do. Sure, you can call your AC guy, but think of the self-satisfaction that will flow over you along […]

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Many Winchester residents have heard horror stories about hot water heaters bursting and flooding a residential basement. Other stories are even more dramatic, including gas units exploding and flying through the roofs of businesses. Though these – especially the latter – are the extremes, other problems are more frequent for water heaters, whether gas or […]

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An HVAC preventative maintenance plan may seem like something of a hyper redundancy. In the northern portion of Virginia and the surrounding region around Winchester, homeowners and business owners alike are subjected to four seasons. This means that HVAC systems will be working year-round, combating the changing climate and weather conditions. Here at DM Select […]

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Whether your own a distribution warehouse or a home in the Winchester area, hiring new HVAC maintenance providers can induce anxiety.  And quickly. First, you’re dealing with someone you’ve never met before. Second is the trust factor; these service techs will work alone in your business or home for extended periods of time.  Not to […]

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You can do better than the obvious under-the-doormat method—here are 4 brilliant ideas for where to hide a spare key. http://ow.ly/pu5b30iH4BK #HomeTips   Try a DIY Twist on the Under-the-Doormat Trick It’s always a good idea to stash a spare key somewhere on your property. That way, when you accidentally get locked out of your […]

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We can all agree that the best flooring for dogs and other four-legged friends is, among other things, durable. Check out the best flooring: http://ow.ly/DUsX30iVI6l #HomeTips   What Is the Best Flooring for Dogs and Other Rambunctious House Pets? By Audrey Ference The best flooring for dogs and other four-legged friends is, among other things, durable. Popular […]

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Baby, it’s cold outside — but home heating makes up the lion’s share of household energy use. Beat winter’s chill and lower bills with these tips: Change filters regularly. Clogged air filters reduce airflow and make heating and cooling systems work longer and harder, consuming more energy and causing premature wear. Check system manuals, and […]

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Air Conditioner: Repair or Replace? So much has changed in the world of air conditioning in recent years that if your system has almost any significant breakdown — or if it’s just not keeping you as cool as it used to — it may be worth replacing it instead of repairing it. As of 2010, […]

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Plumbing. It’s been with us since Roman times, but today’s homes have a lavish supply of hot and cold water on demand, thanks to modern plumbing systems. The principles are simple — pressure and valves — but if they fail, the household may be faced with a soggy mess. When this happens, act quickly to […]

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