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Is it hard to install a gas fireplace?

Posted on: October 6, 2014

Fireplaces are one of the greatest features of a home when colder temperatures arrive—there’s nothing quite like curling up on the couch on a chilly winter night, watching the flames dance. However, if your home wasn’t built with a fireplace, adding one after the fact can be a big undertaking. That’s why the professional installers…

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How to Winterize Your Pipes

Posted on: September 30, 2014

Frozen pipes can cause major (and expensive) damage in your home—so it’s important that you ensure your pipes are prepared for the cold temperatures to come. Find out how to winterize your pipes, both indoors and doors, from the experts at James A. Wheat & Sons. We’ve been providing reliable and professional plumbing services to…

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Schedule your heating system inspection

Posted on: September 15, 2014

Now is the perfect time to schedule your heating system inspection and maintenance—just before your system really needs to kick on for the fall and winter temperatures ahead. At James A. Wheat & Sons, we have been helping people in the DC metro area with all their HVAC maintenance services since 1978, and we can…

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Why is my garbage disposal leaking?

Posted on: July 29, 2014

Leaking pipes—a homeowner’s nightmare. So when that leak is coming from a high traffic area like your kitchen sink, you need to fix it quickly. At James A. Wheat & Sons, we’ve been helping people in Montgomery County, MD and Washington, DC fix all their plumbing problems since 1978, and we can help you diagnose…

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Common air conditioner problems

Posted on: June 30, 2014

According to the Department of Energy, there are five common air conditioning problems that plague most homeowners: Refrigerant leaks Inadequate maintenance Electrical control failure Sensor problems Drainage control problems But how do each one of these issues affect your air conditioner and what can you do to fix or prevent these problems in the future?…

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What is a tankless water heater?

Posted on: June 24, 2014

A tankless water heater, as the name suggests, is simply a water heater without a storage tank. Sometimes referred to as “demand water heaters,” they use gas or electric burners to heat water as it flows past. There are numerous benefits to tankless water heaters, which we will discuss below. If you’re planning on upgrading…

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My basement is flooded! what do i do?

Posted on: May 21, 2014

Get emergency plumbing service—call now » So your basement is flooded. Now that your panic has subsided and you’ve turned to the internet for answers, it’s time to call a professional plumber. There are a number of different reasons why your basement could be flooded, from a burst pipe to a busted sump pump, and…

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Why an ac maintenance agreement is worth the investment

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Many of our customers ask us why we think AC maintenance agreements are worth the investment—and the answer is simple: because they can save you time and money! When you sign up for an Eagle service agreement for your air conditioner, we’ll also include service for your heating system, too. Sign up for an AC…

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Schedule your spring ac inspection

Posted on: March 18, 2014

Despite what our St. Patrick’s Day snowstorm may have you thinking, spring really is right around the corner! The first day of spring this year is March 20th, and we should start seeing some warmer temperatures coming up soon, and I think we can all agree, we’re more than ready for some warm sunny days.…

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What are ductless mini-split systems?

Posted on: February 27, 2014

Many homeowners in the DC metro area choose ductless mini-split systems to retrofit heating and cooling in homes without ductwork or to heat and cool areas of their home that don’t have ductwork, such as the garage or additions

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