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Trends in HVAC (Our Blog)

The Top 5 Air Conditioning Myths—Busted

May 31, 2016

These days it seems everyone is trying to save money by improving the energy efficiency of their home.  Oftentimes, efforts are focused on the HVAC system. While homeowners may know many of the intricacies and quirks of their system, cooling Read More…

Trends in Commercial HVAC Technology

March 23, 2016

You’ll hear us talk frequently (and passionately) about the importance of maintenance for commercial HVAC systems. Our team believes that every property owner or facilities manager should have an outsourced HVAC service provider to manage their equipment and systems.  This Read More…

Dominion Service Company Announces SWaM Re-Certification

March 21, 2016

Dominion Service Company is proud to share news that we were recently re-certified as a SWaM business!  Our certification in the program extends until February 2019.  You can find us in the SWaM business directory under Dominion Service Company of Read More…

Spring Fever? What You Need to Know Before Cooling Season Arrives

March 17, 2016

It’s been a long time coming with chilly temperatures and slick conditions this winter, but spring is right around the corner! It’s natural to assume that because your heating system is working just fine right now, that the cooling system Read More…

Energy Efficient Residential Technologies—More than just Equipment

February 21, 2016

When you think about energy efficiency, what usually comes to mind?  Utility bills, carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions?  How about the Energy Star program? Energy Star became a prominent name back in 1992 when it was developed by the Environmental Read More…

Why HVAC Maintenance is a Worthwhile Investment for Commercial Property Owners and Facilities Managers

February 16, 2016

Multi-tenant mixed use commercial buildings all have their own unique requirements when it comes to HVAC. Whether it’s a retail store, professional park, or manufacturing facility, security, performance and comfort don’t come cheap—in fact, as energy rates continue to rise, Read More…

Why is my Boiler Dripping Water?

December 15, 2015

Although boiler systems are less common in new homes these days, they are one of the most efficient types of heating systems available. Boilers offer a host of benefits for the user which include lengthened lifespan, virtually silent operation, zoning Read More…

What’s the Lifespan of Residential Heating Equipment?

December 8, 2015

Whether you’re buying a new home, repairing equipment or replacing an existing unit, the concern in regards to HVAC is always “how long will it last?”. This is a tricky question to answer because just like every house is different, Read More…

Dominion Virginia Power’s Multifamily Heat Pump Tune-Up

November 20, 2015

Property owners understand far too well the importance of conserving energy use in the multifamily buildings they manage. With heating and cooling likely the largest energy expense for a tenant, the strain is felt by the property manager as well. Read More…

How Retrocommissioning Offers Cost Savings for Facilities Managers

November 10, 2015

Efficiency is an ongoing concern for facilities managers. Whether you manage an office building, manufacturing plant or healthcare facility, an efficient property is largely based on the performance and condition of HVAC systems. Now more than ever are managers focused Read More…

Dominion Virginia Power’s Heat Pump Tune-Up for Homeowners

November 2, 2015

Heating and cooling accounts for almost half of the average home’s utility costs—making it the leading energy expense for homeowners. One of the most common types of equipment for heating and cooling is an air-source heat pump.  Air-source heat pumps Read More…

How to Troubleshoot a Ductless Mini-Split System

October 26, 2015

Why Go Ductless? Ductless mini-splits are an excellent alternative to traditional heating and cooling systems. These highly efficient, compact and affordable systems are best-suited for smaller homes, like apartments or condos, as well as properties located in mild climates. Also, Read More…