NICE Home Services Safety Tips

How to Estimate the Cost of a New Home A/C System

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Mar 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

During the cold winter months, thoughts of air conditioning are probably far from your mind. But right now, is the best time to do your research, review your options and plan for a new AC system installation. Don’t wait until the sweltering months when you’re hot, sweaty and uncomfortable. Take advantage of “off-season” pricing and the availability of experienced installation professionals.

Home AC Pricing Considerations

Numerous factors impact the cost of a new home AC system and its installation.

  1. Location and timing
  2. Performance and efficiency
  3. Size of home
  4. Quality and brand
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Topics: Air Conditioning

5 Questions You Need To Ask When Buying A New Air Conditioner

Posted by Matthew D on Feb 20, 2019 7:05:00 AM

No home is truly comfortable without an effective air conditioner.

With such a wide range of models, brands and companies to choose from - how do you make the most informed decision?

The answer? Ask the right questions.

In this article, we'll cover 5 key questions you should ask when shopping for a new air conditioner. This will help you to install a quality system which is sized correctly, with low running and maintenance costs.

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Topics: Air Conditioning

How to Use Social Media to Find Gas Fireplace Service Woodbridge, VA

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Jan 15, 2019 8:02:00 AM

Find gas fireplace service Woodbridge, VA

Find gas fireplace service Residents Trust

If you’re looking for the kind of gas fireplace installation, repair and replacement Woodbridge, Virginia residents prefer and trust, you have your work cut out for you.

You really do.

It’s easy to see why this is the case. There are lots of service providers in the local Woodbridge, Virginia area. There are no two ways about it. It seems like when somebody is able to figure out how gas fireplaces work and how to install them as well as fix common problems, they have instantly become an expert in their minds.

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Topics: gas fireplace

When Should I Replace My Old Air Conditioner?

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Jan 2, 2019 5:26:39 PM

Because a new air conditioner is an investment, many people wait to replace their A/C until the entire system breaks down and is no longer repairable. However, this is rarely the best choice economically.

While air conditioners are built to last a substantial length of time, they aren't meant to last forever. Just like any other appliance, they need to be replaced. So, when should you replace yours? Here are some things to consider.

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Topics: Air Conditioning

The amazing benefits of a free in home consultation for hvac replacment

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Dec 4, 2018 1:51:03 PM

More than research! 

Sometimes you can't leave it to a simple Google search to find the answers you need about making home improvements.  

If you have two minutes and watch this video to learn more about what happens when you schedule a visit with a professional and why this is one of the most important appointments you will make when you decide to upgrade or replace your existing air conditioning and heating system. 


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When owning a home can be a pain! [Part 1] Bugs!

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Jan 4, 2018 8:28:11 PM

An quick video about how to handle bugs in the home for new and old home owners a like 

The first in a 7 part series brought to you by NICE Home Services and the Comfort Institute: Having a home can be a pain, but you can make tackle any pesky bug problem

  • Sealing the attic
  • Re screening windows
  • Caulking cracks and fixing leaks
  • watch video for more! 
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Topics: Home Safety Tip of the Week

3 Simple Steps for Fireplace Safety

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Sep 20, 2017 7:39:00 PM

Gas-fueled fireplaces are becoming more common in homes across America.

With that warmth, some gas fireplaces installed before January 1, 2015, come with a risk of burn. Having no warning labels or a barrier to prevent touching the glass.  To minimize the chance of burns from hot glass, follow these safety tips:

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Topics: Home Safety Tip of the Week

5 Things Everyone Should Know About R-22 Refrigerant

Posted by Cherie Hudson on Jul 28, 2017 12:32:25 PM

What are the most recent updates about R-22 Refrigerant? What do you need to know about the l

atest changes around R-22 refrigerant and why you won't be able to get any soon. 


Whether you know what R-22 is or not, the phasing out of freon may affect how you stay cool this spring and summer. Things are heating up, here are some facts that will give you answers fast around frequent questions about R-22 refrigerant.

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Topics: Air Conditioning

Why is the 2nd floor of my townhouse so hot?

Posted by Craig Elliott on Jul 11, 2017 8:10:00 AM

Here’s a story about a good customer. Actually, things started out on the wrong foot with this customer, because we left the gate open after a service call and his dog got out. He was not happy with us when that happened, but luckily we were able to find the dog and bring it back, so there was no harm, no foul.

He gave us a second chance, and we went out of our way to win him back. He lived in a townhouse that was about 1,800 square feet, on three levels, with a gas furnace in the basement and a master bedroom upstairs. The problem was, the temperature upstairs in his bedroom was too hot. 

We told him there were a few basic things that he should try before he purchased a window unit, or a whole new HVAC system, or even to spend the money on cleaning out his system. We were trying to save him money, so we gave him more economical options. 

Including: 

  • Turning the fan to the "on" position
  • Shutting blinds and curtains
  • Keep all internal doors open
  • Free thermal imaging tests
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Topics: Indoor Air Quality, Air Conditioning

Your AC Is leaking, What can you do about it?

Posted by Craig Elliott on Jun 22, 2017 1:04:20 PM

Here’s the Number One question I get from my customers in the summer: “Why the hell is my AC leaking water all over the place?”

It’s not always in those exact words, but you get the idea. Now, I could be very blunt and tell them, “It’s your fault, because you didn’t take care of your system,” but usually I just say, “Let me fix the problem and teach you how to prevent it from happening again.”

If you’ve read this far, I’m guessing you’re already dealing with the same problem. Let’s talk about how to avoid it. 

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Topics: Air Conditioning