NICE Home Services Safety Tips

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. 


  • 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

The Only Air Conditioner Tune Up Resource You Will Ever Need

Posted by Craig Elliott on May 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Here it is folks.....

The much requested, highly anticipated, sought after step-by-step guide
to how and why an air conditioning tune-up should be performed once a year.
Let me start by introducing myself. I am Craig Elliott, a licensed master HVAC technician and gas fitter.  I am also a class A licensed contractor. I have 20 years of experience in the field, and I’m an expert. 



But enough about me.....

let’s talk about the classic spring tune-up.

What is it? Why is it necessary? Is it really so important?
Let me break it down for you, if you really want to know.

The purpose of a spring tune-up of your heating and cooling equipment
is to ensure proper operation. Basically, this means that you want the
system to turn on when it’s supposed to.

Also, you don’t want to have to think about the temperature, and
you don’t want your bills to be too high. You know you’re going to get bills
for your heating and cooling, but you just don’t want them to be too high.
That's the real reason most people get a tune-up.


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Topics: Air Conditioning

What you need to know about the cost of refrigerant loss|Air Conditioning

Posted by Craig Elliott on May 2, 2017 7:18:00 AM

How much does refrigerant cost?

That’s a great question. The answer is: It depends.

Depends on what?

Well, it depends on what type of refrigerant and how much of it you need.

Actually, there’s a different question you should ask: 

Why am I adding refrigerant in the first place?

That is the really important question, my friends, and the answer will tell you a lot.

Do you need to add refrigerant every so often to your system just to top it off?

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Topics: Air Conditioning