Geothermal Installation: Part 3 Let the Drilling Begin!

Patience is a virtue I wasn’t granted apparently but in a big surprise last weekend they delivered the drilling rig and gear to start drilling our two wells for the Geothermal system. Drilling started on Saturday but only last about 10 minutes when the rig’s hydraulic system blew a pressure valve. Monday they were not […]

Geothermal Installation: Part 2

Currently we have hit a snag in our installation of our geothermal system. The first snag was an application that missed a signature by the geo company on our permit application to the County. The second snag dealt with Miss Utility not marking the lines for the home water and sewer lines. So recently when […]

Geothermal System For My Home

A couple years ago I put an article together talking about Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems. My friend and her husband were installing a Geothermal Water Based Furnace in their home. A costly project that was going to take about a month to complete but in the end the money and time spent were going […]

Geothermal, another option for heating and cooling your home.

Geothermal – of or pertaining to the internal heat of the earth. A few years ago when we purchased our first single family home we discussed installing a Geothermal System to heat the house and save a few dollars a month. At the time we figured it was too expensive to install and kind of […]

As a Homeowner or Renter are you prepared for the unexpected?

This past week proved to be challenging with the infamous “Derecho” blowing through town. It caught a lot of people unprepared to be without power for several days at a time in the summer heat. This got me thinking about what I would need in the future in case we were without power for several […]

Charity of Choice: Mission Sleep

For all those that frequent my NoVA Outdoors site you know that I love supporting the Charity, Mission Sleep. When my children were just born I suffered terribly from postpartum depression. When I heard about a charity that donates overnight nursing care for moms of military spouses either deployed or killed in combat I instantly knew […]

Reston, Virginia

Reston is a planned community in Northern Virginia located in Fairfax County. This post war community enables residents to be within a half mile walk of the shops and eateries. Reston was developed to include five village centers and one town center. The Reston Town Center is a great place to grab a bite to […]

Attention Travelers….

We are lucky to have three major airports in our area, Dulles International Airport, Baltimore Washington International Airport, and Reagan National Airport. Located in Chantilly, VA you’ll find Dulles International Airport. You can spot the airplanes landing and taking off as you travel Route 28 in Fairfax County. Route 28 can be easily accessed from […]

HUD Good Neighbor Next Door Sales Program

Calling all Public Servants! The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a new program, Good Neighbor Next Door Sales Program. The program offers law enforcement officers, pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers and firefighters/emergency medical technicians an incentive when you purchase an eligible single family home located in revitalization areas. The incentive is […]

Home Owner Associations….Love ’em or Leave ’em!

In the Northern Virginia area you’ll find that most planned communities have Home Owner Associations. It may be a house, condo or townhouse but everyone is subject to rules and regulations. Home Owner Association covenants and restrictions are designed to protect property values by maintaining appearance and order in a community. HOAs have their pros […]