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  • Air Conditioning

    The latest posts for Air Conditioning are listed below.
    • Five Tips to Save Money on Your A/C This Summer

      According to the Alliance to Save Energy, the average household in the United States spends over $2,000 per year on energy, between electricity and gas costs. If you break that down further, over half of it comes from just heating and cooling costs. Keeping your home comfortable is no small task, especially during the hot and humid temperatures of summer, when you’ll likely be firing up your air ...
    • Five Summer Activities to Beat the Heat

      Summertime means loads of free time, enjoyable activities, and freedom from school for many kids. However, it also means sweltering heat and sticky humidity that can be difficult to avoid. In fact, this only gets worse when you can’t even stay cool in your own home because your air conditioner either can’t keep up or isn’t working properly! If this is the case, you might have to look elsewhere for ...
    • Four Tips for Purchasing a New AC Unit

      The air conditioning unit in your home plays an important role in keeping you cool and reaching maximum comfort in your home. An average central AC system can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, so most homeowners will have to purchase a new unit at some point in time. The following are four factors you must consider before buying a new central AC unit: Find an HVAC installer. Conduct research on ...

    Air Quality

    The latest posts for Air Quality are listed below.
    • What Should I Do About Poor Indoor Air Quality?

      Last year, we discussed the five ways you can improve your indoor air quality in your home. While we mentioned maintaining a clean home by regularly changing your filters or using indoor plants to purify your home’s air, in this edition we are going to explain other ways to maintain optimal indoor air quality. The following are more ways improve the quality of air in your home: Use an air ...
    • Is It Time to Replace My Furnace Filter?

      It's already October, which means winter is right around the corner. While many of us have already started to use our furnaces to stay warm, there's one household consideration too few of us address before the colder months set in: air quality. Below, let's take a look at some of the signs that tell us it could be time to replace our furnace filter. Significant Wear & Tear One of the easiest ways ...
    • When to Replace Your Furnace

      Furnaces, when properly maintained, can have a long life. However, their longevity can lull us into a false presumption that they will last a lifetime. Don’t put yourself in the position of needing an emergency furnace replacement when you need it the most. Familiarize yourself with the signs of a furnace in need of replacement. More than 20 Years Old The life expectancy of a furnace these days is ...

    Heating

    The latest posts for Heating are listed below.
    • Should I Fix My Thermostat Myself?

      The thermostat is an important part of running your HVAC systems in your home. However, when you discover that your air conditioning and heating units are no responding like they should, despite the adjustments you make to your home’s thermostat, it often means that repairs are necessary. While it is easy to assume that the thermostat may be to blame for the issue, perhaps the air conditioning and ...
    • Why You Need to Check for Air Leaks

      Air conditioning and heating systems account for over half of the energy use in an average U.S. home, which makes it the biggest energy expense for most homes. Warm air leaking into your home during the summer months and out of your home during the winter season can result in your HVAC systems overworking and essentially wasting your money on increased energy bills. Air often escapes from the ...
    • Heating Pads vs. Electric Blankets

      The blizzards and frigid cold just won’t seem to go away for the summer, and as a result this most recent string of cold weather from Winter Storm Stella has caused everyone to break out the blankets and crank up the heaters one more time. If you need a little bit of extra warmth to stay comfortable, you may want to consider investing in an electric blanket or a heating pad. Let’s take a look at ...

    HVAC

    The latest posts for HVAC are listed below.
    • Four Tips for Purchasing a New AC Unit

      The air conditioning unit in your home plays an important role in keeping you cool and reaching maximum comfort in your home. An average central AC system can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, so most homeowners will have to purchase a new unit at some point in time. The following are four factors you must consider before buying a new central AC unit: Find an HVAC installer. Conduct research on ...
    • Five Summer Woes - and How You Can Beat the Heat!

      Summer is the time of year where many people flock to the beach, lake, or swimming pool and embark on family vacations. However, dealing with the heat can be rough for all ages. The following are the five most common summer issues: Returning to a hot home. You’ve been working all day and look forward to relaxing at home. However, as soon as you step foot inside, a wave of hot air envelops you, ...
    • Should I Fix My Thermostat Myself?

      The thermostat is an important part of running your HVAC systems in your home. However, when you discover that your air conditioning and heating units are no responding like they should, despite the adjustments you make to your home’s thermostat, it often means that repairs are necessary. While it is easy to assume that the thermostat may be to blame for the issue, perhaps the air conditioning and ...

    News

    The latest posts for News are listed below.
    • Donmar Heating & Cooling Selected for 2017 President's Award

      Donmar Heating & Cooling is proud to share our latest accomplishment. Carrier, one of the leading and most widely known brands of home services appliances—from heaters, air conditioners, and more—has selected our Northern Virginia HVAC company to be recipients of the 2017 President’s Award . We are happy to share this news with all of you, our customers. We believe that you deserve only the ...
    • Donmar Heating & Cooling Unveils New Notification & Tech Tracking System

      At Donmar Heating & Cooling , we are always searching for ways to improve our services and find ways that can allow us to be more accessible to our customers. One of the ways we achieve this is by researching the latest technological advancements, particularly in how we can hope to communicate with our customers. Most of us rely on our cell phones on a daily basis. We do everything—check emails, ...

    Water Heaters

    The latest posts for Water Heaters are listed below.
    • Signs it's Time to Replace Your Water Heater

      A water heater failure is a serious issue for homeowners. The lack of hot water makes it difficult to bathe, do laundry, or clean dishes, which can be a major nuisance. However, a tank leak or burst can result in serious damage to your home’s drywall, structure, and even foundation. So rather than wait for an issue to crop up with your water heater, being proactive and checking it regularly can ...
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