3 Keys to Healthy Home Air This Winter

in homeowner tips, air quality, air filters, carbon monoxide, fireplace, electric heaters, Virginia, winter, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, cold weather, home insurance, allergies, dryness, stay at home, home safety tips, Co2 detector Jan 10, 2021

I love feeling warm and cozy at home with a hot cup of tea on a cold winter day, but I don't love how dry my skin and hair get from my home's heat. Home indoor air quality can drop significantly during Virginia’s winters when we’re all tucked in and closed up. And this year, we are certainly spending a lot of time at home trying to stay healthy. 

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Virginia Winter Storm Survival Guide

in insider, homeowner tips, snow, ice, safety tips, carbon monoxide, driving, report a claim, fireplace, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, Virginia, winter, severe weather, coverage, claim, car insurance, home heating, cold weather, family, roadside assistance, insurance claim, frozen pipes, damage, airports in Virginia, VDOT, travel delays, road conditions Dec 21, 2020

Whether you're new to Virginia or lived here for some time, we have some super helpful information to help you prepare and protect your family this winter!

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How to Maintain a Fireplace or Wood Stove

in homeowner tips, safety tips, carbon monoxide, fireplace, wood stoves, Virginia, winter, fire prevention, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, cold weather Dec 20, 2020

Hello winter! Today marks the first day of our coldest season. Thank goodness for fireplaces and wood stoves! If you’re looking into getting one, correct installation by a licensed and certified professional is key. If you already have one, we’re sharing our home insurance experience for maintaining these heat helpers so you can protect your home. We've seen first hand what can go wrong.  Heating heroes like fireplaces and wood stoves can...

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SAFE & SOUND: 5 Ways to Drive Safely in Snow and Ice

in snow, ice, safety tips, driving, report a claim, auto insurance, Virginia, severe weather, car insurance, cold weather, crash, accident, teen driver, roadside assistance, travel, speeding, car, insurance claim, driving safety, driving record, tires, winter driving safety Dec 13, 2020

We all know the safest thing to do when snow or ice is in the forecast is to just stay put. But the fact is Virginia’s climate is notoriously fickle. This dangerous mix is a constant possibility during winter and sometimes can't be avoided. And except for our neighbors in southwest VA, most Virginians don't get regular practice. That's why it's important to stay aware of the latest weather updates in the southwest and north and central...

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Home's Heat for Winter

in homeowner tips, air quality, air filters, electric heaters, Virginia, winter, fire prevention, cleaning, home heating, home maintenance, fall, cold weather Nov 3, 2020

We've had some cold nights but don't commit to the flannel sheets yet. Virginia's fall has had some beautiful warm days as well! And according the Farmers' Almanac, we may as well get used to this mixed bag of weather. Predictions for the 2020-2021 winter has already been anticipated to be just as fickle. Rain, sleet, snow, rain; we're talking bouts of unseasonably warm days followed by frigid dives into colder than normal temperatures and...

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