Heat Pump or Furnace – What are the Differences?

Typically, there are two types of heating systems you can choose from: a furnace or a heat pump. We often get asked the questions, “What’s the difference between a furnace and a heat pump?” and “Which should I choose?” Today we’re here to tell you! A furnace uses fuel to create a source of heat and then circulates that heat around your home. Furnaces can be powered by electricity, natural gas, or oil. Newer homes rely mostly on electricity or Read More

Preparing Your Plumbing for the Winter

Winter in Virginia can bring frigid temperatures and high winds, both of which can cause problems for your unprotected water pipes. Now that winter is here, we want to make sure you know how to prepare your pipes for anything the weather may bring! The holiday season is one of the most challenging times for your home’s plumbing system because of the colder weather and the added use your plumbing will experience from increased holiday guests.  To protect your pipes Read More

The Importance of Regular Furnace Service

If there’s one thing in your home you don’t want to be without, it’s your furnace. When the temperature drops, it plays a vital role in keeping you and your family safe and warm. The last thing you want is for your furnace to break down right as a major snow storm is about to hit. To prevent this, you’ll want to make sure it’s regularly serviced. Here’s why: Regular Service Detects Problems Early If there is something wrong with Read More

The Benefits of Having a Whole Home Humidifier Installed

It’s that time of year again – winter is quickly approaching! As the days are getting colder, the air is getting drier. Having a balanced level of humidity in your home will help to keep you and your family comfortable all winter long. Having too much moisture can cause mold or mildew to grow in wet areas, and not enough moisture can cause health issues and damage to your home. In order to have a balanced level of humidity in Read More

Tips for a Clog Free Holiday

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Don’t Let Turkey Coma Get Your Garbage Disposal How to Avoid Problems With Your Garbage Disposal and a Clogged Drain During the Holiday Season Entertaining for the holidays — what could go wrong? The doorbell rings – the guests have arrived! You’ve planned the perfect menu, been cooking for a week, prepared the table and chosen the right centerpiece — but did you think twice about what your guests might do to your plumbing when they fall into a turkey coma! Read More

Clog-Free Bathroom Sink Drains

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3 things you can do now to keep your bathroom sink drains flowing Have you noticed that your bathroom drains are holding water and are slow to drain? Have you wondered why your bathroom drains seem to clog more often than other drains? That is the question I asked my plumber and the answer I got may surprise you! I recently had a plumber at my house to install a drinking water filtration system and while he was there I Read More

How to Avoid a Plumbing Emergency During the Holiday Season

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Entertaining? Here is What You Need to Know About Your Plumbing! The holidays will soon be here! For many of our Northern Virginia households, it’s a time for entertaining with family and friends. With this influx of guests in your home, your plumbing will almost certainly get a heavy workout…which is why October and November is a great time to meet with a plumber and have a whole home plumbing inspection — especially if you live in an older home Read More

Find the Best Plumber Near You

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How is finding the right plumber like finding the perfect halloween costume? Trick or treat? Plumber or princess? Believe it or not Halloween is almost here and if you haven’t  found the perfect costume maybe you too want to be a plumber! Find out in this article why the cast and crew — who are not professional actors — are the best plumbers for the job! Yes, if you have a plumbing emergency, finding a plumber near you can be Read More

New HVAC System Installation

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Having a new system is like getting a new car. Congratulations on the purchase of your new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system! Now that you have your new HVAC system installed here is what you need to know so you can enjoy it for many years to come! HVAC contractors and manufacturers say the key to keeping your system operating at peak efficiency and performance today–and down the road, is routine maintenance. Many homeowner who invest in a Read More

Plumbing Tips for Fall

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Plumbing Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter With the fall chill in the air it’s a reminder that winter will soon be here. If you’re a homeowner, it’s a reminder that it’s not only time to prepare your home’s heating system for the cooler months it’s also time to prepare your home’s plumbing for the freezing temperatures of winter. To protect your home from a plumbing emergency here are a few things you should do: Clear the leaves Read More

Do You Have Hard Water?

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Is the water in your home creating your plumbing problems? In this article we will share with you what you might not know about your water and why it may be the real cause of your plumbing problems. Are you looking for a plumber near you to fix a plumbing problem?  Are you experiencing one too many plumbing problems? Have you ever thought the culprit could be your home’s water quality?   Yes, the plumbers at M.E. Flow, who serve our Read More

3 Reasons to Have Your Heating Tune-up Performed Now

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Whether you heat your home with a gas furnace, heat pump or boiler…fall is the perfect time to schedule your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) tune-up. Fall…it’s the time of year when the weather conditions are perfect for opening up the windows and enjoying the cool refreshing outside air. But did you know it’s also a great time to have your heating system checked for the winter months? Have you ever wondered why the heating and cooling contractors in Read More

Expert Boiler Contractor Service in Alexandria, Fairfax, and Arlington

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Do You Own a Boiler? Problems with Your Boiler? Our boiler contractors have got answers! Boiler problems? We’ve got answers. Expert boiler contractors in Alexandria, Fairfax, and Arlington Looking for a heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor that specializes in boiler repairs and replacements? An HVAC boiler contractor that is in your Alexandria, Fairfax, and Arlington neighborhood? If you own a boiler, you know it is a great way to heat your home, and just like any other heating Read More

Free Second Opinion on Major AC Repairs and HVAC Replacements

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Are you faced with a costly AC or furnace repair? Unsure of a recent quote you received to fix your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system? Are you looking for a FREE second opinion without having to pay another diagnosis fee? Before you commit to an expensive repair on your AC system or a complete HVAC system replacement, let M.E. Flow help you. Since 1951, family-owned business M.E. Flow, Inc. has been providing quality heating, cooling, and plumbing service Read More

Do You Request a Second Opinion on Major AC Repairs?


How would you feel if you called an AC repair contractor to fix your home’s heating and cooling system only find out they were going to charge you for AC repairs that you did not need? You wouldn’t be too happy. Here’s what you can do if you’re faced with a major repair, costly HVAC replacement parts or an HVAC system replacement. Get a Free Second Opinion Here’s how it happens! You can see these deceitful practices exposed in this video from Read More

Time to Repair or Replace Your AC System

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Are you spending more money on AC repairs? Are you having to add freon to your AC system? Have you noticed that your energy bills are getting higher? If you have seen any of these signs, they are strong indicators that it may be time to replace your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The average life span of HVAC equipment is about 15 years. According to Energy Star, your heat pump and AC system are candidates for replacement Read More

Got a Plumbing Problem?

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Call M.E. Flow in Alexandria, Leesburg or Winchester! Here is What to Expect During Your Plumbing Repair Service Call… Finding the right plumbing contractor for your job can be a big decision. Especially if you’re new to the Northern Virginia area and you are not sure where to find the best plumber. Here is what you can expect when you call M.E. Flow to fix your running toilet, clogged drain, sump pump, water heater, or broken pipe. You will receive Read More

What thrives in a home with excess moisture?

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Your Humid Basement May Not Be a Cool Place to Hangout Your basement may be a good place to cool off during this heat wave but do you know who else is hanging out there? Continue reading this article for what you need to know about the health problem created by what’s living down there and the solution to eliminate the problem. Dust Mites Yes, dust mites naturally occur in all areas of the home— but if your home has Read More

AC Tune-up Reminder Service

Did you forgot to have your AC system serviced and now it’s dirty and in need of a repair? Have you ever wished there was a service provided by your AC contractor that would help you remember to service your AC system? Our lives get busy and most of us know we should have an AC tune-up but we simply forget to do it. We are only reminded when we have a problem and are in need of an AC Read More

3 Things to Know Before You Repair Your AC System

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At some point in our lives, having to repair an AC system is something we will have to decide on. Before you decide on making that AC repair, here is what you should know about your existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. It will happen! One day your air conditioning system will be working fine, the next day it will be blowing hot air! Before you shell out money to fix your broken AC system, know these three Read More