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Heating and cooling your home uses the most energy and costs more than any system in your home by far – 54% of your utility bill according to the U.S. Department of Energy. In the hot and humid Virginia summer months, your utility bill could get pretty inflated with your air conditioner running full time. […]

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Despite being at our most advanced level of technology, humans are still unable to actually control the weather! We live and work best at a temperature of 71ºF, but it would be a challenge to find a location that can maintain this temperature at all times. Luckily, innovations such as HVAC systems allow us to […]

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Does this sound familiar? You’re enjoying perfect temperature in the living room watching TV or having a coffee with a friend. However, when you go to your bedroom or home office afterward, it’s way colder there. You’re thinking, “How can this be? It’s supposed to be central heating!” Finally, you plug in a space heater […]

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HVAC systems are major pieces of equipment in your home, and important for your year-round comfort and health. And yet, we don’t really give our heating and cooling systems much thought until something goes wrong. Here are three of the most common heating problems and what might be causing them.   My Furnace Won’t Start […]

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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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Replacing or upgrading major equipment can be nerve-wracking, and HVAC systems are no different. You want to make a choice that you won’t regret later and you have so many questions. We’ve covered the most frequently asked questions homeowners have here so that you don’t have to do too much digging around.   Heating and […]

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An HVAC zoning system, also known as zoned HVAC, allows you to set different temperatures for different areas, or zones, of your home. You may know of a family, or may even be part of one, where members have wildly different preferences in temperatures. For example, in the family above, Grandma may need a different […]

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