WINE ENERGY EXPANDS BUSINESS FOOTPRINT ACROSS PRINCE WILLIAM, FAUQUIER AND LOUDOUN COUNTiES WITH EMPHASIS ON CRYSTAL CLEAN DUCT SERVICE TO MEET DEMANDS OF NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION
Additions and Expansions of Upscale Residential Communities Translates to More Residents Needing Duct Cleaning and Dryer Vent Cleaning Services
MANASSAS, VA / April 28, 2015 – Wine Energy, a company with offices in Manassas and Warrenton, is well-known locally as the next generation of E. E. Wine’s family brand. While the Wines have experienced decades of growth across their fuel delivery, vehicle maintenance, heating and air conditioning, and WI-NOT-STOP® convenience store businesses, the rapid growth of upscale residential communities in Prince William, Fauquier and Loudoun Counties has driven the demand for Wine Energy’s newest company, Crystal Clean Duct Service.
In Loudoun County, new residential construction permits for 2015 have nearly doubled since 2010. Last month in Fauquier, the number of home purchase contracts was 15% higher than they were the year before, with a corresponding $50,000 increase in the median home sale price and in 18% increase in homes available for purchase. While Prince William’s housing market is not far from what it was in 2014, neighborhood expansions in Woodbridge, Haymarket and Gainesville continue; March 2015 saw a 16% increase in total homes sold as compared to February. Massive neighborhoods such as Dominion Valley, Piedmont, and Brookside are right in the heart of the area served by Crystal Clean Duct Service.
In response to the continued growth of these and other new Northern Virginia communities, Crystal Clean Duct Service has expanded its service area to penetrate Prince William, Fauquier, Loudoun and beyond. The company has also ramped up on talent certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. “With any new construction or renovations, duct systems are infiltrated by dust and dirt, contaminating the air in homes and reducing the efficiency of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems,” says Michael Wine, President of Crystal Clean Duct Service. “With high humidity or dampness during construction, ducts can become a breeding ground for mold spores that just grow over the years,” he adds. Crystal Clean Duct Service aims to solve such problems.
A blog on the EPA web site emphasizes the value of even the most basic maintenance activities, suggesting that simply “cleaning the lint screen before each and every load of laundry can save an average of $34 per year (www.energy.gov).” Wine adds, “Logically, cleaning the dryer’s vents or an entire duct system brings exponential savings.”
Another reason why people seek out Crystal Clean Duct Service is a result of increased fire prevention awareness. Failure to clean dryer vents is identified by FEMA as the leading cause of clothes dryer fires. The agency’s report specifies that dust, fiber and lint are the primary causes of ignition (www.usfa.fema.gov), which can occur beyond the dryer itself, in the ducts leading outside.
Cleaning dryer vents is just one of Crystal Clean Duct Service’s offerings. Comprehensive duct cleaning is made possible through the use of the industry’s gold-standard equipment. High-powered vacuums with 8” hoses are used to remove contaminants hiding in duct systems. Mini-cameras are available to scope duct systems and check for problems such as gaps in sealing. Crystal Clean Duct Service applies a detailed ten-step methodology to whole-house duct cleaning. Registers and boots are hand-cleaned, the entire duct work is air scrubbed under negative pressure, the main return grill is removed and cleaned, and specialized tools are used to access and clean the inside of the main trunk lines and plenums. With the company’s complementary expertise in heating and air conditioning systems, a multitude of other services are available. Air handler panels can be removed and cleaned so that that the blower fan, combustion chamber, electric motor and cabinet may be cleaned. “In some cases,” says Wine, “customers are ready for newer, more efficient heating and cooling systems, and we’ve been installing and servicing those for years.”
Wine explains, “People invest in maid services and carpet cleaning all the time. They don’t realize that they’re missing cleaning the air. Lint, dirt, and airborne contaminates like bacteria, fungus, mold spores, pet dander and pollen can live in the ducts and vents, which require special cleaning techniques.” Wine points out that duct cleaning can improve the quality of air that people breathe, alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms, decrease the cost of running heating and air conditioning systems, and increase the efficiency and safety of clothes dryers.
About Wine Energy, the Parent Company
For over half a century, Wine Energy’s impressive fleet has delivered heating oil to commercial properties, farms and residences with fuel tanks. The company runs 11 WI-NOT STOP® convenience stores that are popular in Fauquier, Prince William and Manassas, with five WI-NOT STOP® Café locations serving home-cooked meals. Tucked away just behind Wine Energy’s headquarters at 9108 Centreville Road in the City of Manassas is their Quik Serv Auto Maintenance Center, an affordable and trustworthy vehicle service business. Crystal Clean Duct Service is Wine Energy’s newest line of business, now serving all of Northern Virginia.
Learn more about Crystal Clean Duct Service at http://www.crystalcleanductservice.com