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Wednesday, July 19, 2017   /   by Brittini Martinez

HVAC Facts and Tips

HVAC... those four little words that control the status of comfort in our homes! 

What do they mean? HVAC is a shortened word for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. As you know, heating and cooling are HUGE when the weather turns hot and frigid during the summer and winter months.  Being up to date on how to keep your unit running efficiently and in good working order is key to avoiding a huge bill/repair cost during those busy seasons when systems tend to fail, and repairs are common!  Read on, and you will probably find something out you didn’t know before!
1. Factors such as rightsizing, system updating, and types of refrigerant used can significantly affect HVAC efficiency.
2. An electronic air cleaner is 40x more efficient than a standard throwaway filter in removing unwanted particles from your home.
3. A variable speed heat pump can trim energy costs by as much as 40%.
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Monday, January 16, 2017   /   by Brittini Martinez

Franconia Commons in Alexandria Virginia

One of Northern Virginia's hidden gems, Franconia Commons is a spaciously planned, tree-lined community of 323 townhomes in Northern Virginia that stands out from newer, cramped developments.

Franconia Commons is located in the Southern Fairfax County area of Alexandria / Kingstowne, just south of the Capital Beltway circling Washington, DC. The community has easy access to Interstates I-95, I-395, I-495, the Fairfax County Parkway, the Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street Metrorail stations, and the Virginia Railway Express. The community is only minutes away from Fort Belvoir. Public transportation is available within the community with bus service provided by the Fairfax Connector during the weekday rush hours.

Local amenities include police and fire departments, Metro rail system, medical emergency center, shopping centers and a movie theater all within 2 miles.

Franconia Commons is an ideal location for professionals working in DC as well as families with small child ...

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