820 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 6
Chesapeake, Va 23320
- 2646
Office: 757-655-6447 | FAX: 757-523-6530

You Have 1 Item in your Cart. Price is $199


Steps to Eco-Friendly Home Heating - Chesapeake, VA

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, January 14, 2016

Winter is in full swing in Virginia, let’s talk about home heating.

The steps to saving energy are often small and incremental. Reducing your home’s energy use for heating can save you money, improve health, and even increase your home’s comfort.

According to the Department of Energy, heating is the biggest home energy cost, and is around 45% of our total energy consumption.

Reducing the energy used for home heating is the single most effective way to save household money.

To keep the air healthy, indoor temperatures in the winter should range between 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity levels 30-60%.

How can we reduce our heating bills while effectively maintaining health and comfort?

We have two options: repair or replace the HVAC.

There are three aspects to any heating system that can be fixed or changed out: source, distribution, or controls.  It is important to focus on the big picture. Don’t simply swap out that old furnace (source) without sealing your ductwork (distribution), or you will just keep sending expensive heat into the crawlspace through all the duct leaks (dollars).

Also, make sure your installer calculates the size of the system properly, so that the output matches the heat loss of your home.  An oversized heating system does not optimize efficiency, and if undersized you will not stay comfortable.

A significant energy reducing step can be found by utilizing Heat Pump technology. A heat pump works just like a refrigerator, but in reverse.  An air-source heat pump can deliver 1.5 to 3 times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. This is possible because a heat pump moves heat rather than converting it from a fuel.  Air-source heat pumps are ideal for our climate.

A heat pump is a good choice when replacing your existing ducted furnace. Or if your current system does not have ducts, such as baseboards or wood heat, a ductless mini-split heat pump provides a very efficient alternative or addition.

While heat pumps are a significant investment, in many cases rebates help offset the cost.

Keep in mind that many heating systems require regular servicing in order to maintain maximum efficiency.

However you choose to improve upon your current heating system, remember you will be living more comfortably and consuming less energy; contact Central Plumbing and Heating.

Islands Weekly

Welcome to the New Central Heating and Plumbing Blog

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Welcome to the New Central Heating and Plumbing Blog

Welcome to our new blog! We want everyone to know that every member of the Central Heating and Plumbing team is committed to delivering you the best value for your consumer dollar. Building long-term relationships vial professional service at valued pricing has been our model of business success for over 49 years. This is what sets us apart from the others.

The primary purpose of this blog is to serve as continuing education for our current clients and to offer guidance to prolong the life of your home’s systems and to save you both headache and money over time. This blog is one way we intend to "give back" to all of you who have made Central Heating and Plumbing one of THE most trusted HVAC and plumbing firms throughout all of Hampton Roads Virginia.

Recent Posts


Installing new air conditioning system heating contractor in Chesapeake, VA how to improve indoor air quality, Chesapeake, VA heating equipment maintenance buying a new furnace air-conditioning tune-up heating system repairs heating and cooling service plan in Chesapeake, VA energy efficient HVAC system, VA replace the furnace HVAC check-up and maintenance service HVAC expert service Furnace service and maintenance, Chesapeake, VA air conditioner tips full HVAC unit replacement, Chesapeake, VA professional furnace expert tax credit for major systems upgrades purchasing and installing a new furnace unit improve your indoor air quality Energy Star Greater Boston Plumbing hot tub or pool gas line installation reduce home heating bills buy a new furnace water heater isn’t working properly, Chesapeake, VA air conditioning filter cut energy costs Chesapeake, VA AC service and maintenance repair or replace AC, Chesapeake, VA heating system maintenance service expanding your pipelines HVAC technician furnace installation company replacing the central air conditioner, Chesapeake, VA HVAC specialists in Chesapeake, VA heating and air-conditioning contractor, Chesapeake, VA Chesapeake’s Central Plumbing and Heating hvac repair install weather proofing chesapeake va indoor air filter install pool heater gas line HVAC technician, Chesapeake, VA heating system heating contractor cut energy costs HVAC sales and services in Chesapeake, VA HVAC system service residential air conditioning systems service federal energy tax credits HVAC system maintenance, Chesapeake, VA HVAC check-up and maintenance plumbing services for your sprinkler system cut home energy costs this winter, Chesapeake, VA AC tune-up HVAC system repairs, Chesapeake, VA Central Plumbing and Heating Services HVAC tune up, Chesapeake, VA heating system maintenance services Installing a new air conditioning system AC tune up, Chesapeake, VA HVAC routine cleaning and maintenance Tankless water heater installation Central Plumbing and Heating Inc AC tune up tankless (on-demand) hot water system Chesapeake, VA home heating indoor air quality Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit repair or replace your central air conditioning equipment, Chesapeake, VA clean the air conditioning filter traditional water heater installation certified HVAC technicians HVAC maintenance AC cleaned and maintained, Chesapeake, VA HVAC system cleaning Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc qualified AC contractor, Chesapeake, VA HVAC system service and cleaning professional furnace maintenance hvac repair install cheseapeake va air conditioning repair HVAC contractor in Chesapeake, VA professional plumbing service home HVAC repair HVAC home heating service Chesapeake VA Central Plumbing and Heating Inc. plumbing services heating system, Chesapeake, VA HEPA air filter energy efficient products eligible for tax credits AC maintenance and servicing indoor air quality, Chesapeake, VA residential air conditioning systems Energy Star Products, Chesapeake, VA HVAC expert near Chesapeake, VA certified HVAC specialist AC system tune up heat pumps, Chesapeake, VA Traditional Water Heater Dirty air filters, Chesapeake, VA Plumbing services in Chesapeake, VA HVAC repair, Chesapeake, VA licensed HVAC contractor AC cleaned and maintained HVAC system repair and replacement Chesapeake, VA heat pump inspection and repair replace existing ducted furnace in Chesapeake, VA heating system repair or replace, Chesapeake, VA HVAC service maintenance in Chesapeake, VA HVAC equipment service air conditioning repairs and maintenance in Chesapeake, VA AC servicing poor indoor air quality Furnace service and maintenance plans air conditioner maintenance replacing the HVAC equipment, Chesapeake, VA air conditioning tune-up HVAC technicians in Chesapeake, VA increase your home’s efficiency, Chesapeake, VA tips to cut energy costs Chesapeake, VA heating system maintenance heating system check and tune-up repair your broken water lines plumbing system repair improve indoor air quality repairs to a gas water heater, Chesapeake, VA fixing the air conditioner, Chesapeake, VA maintaining the air conditioner, Chesapeake, VA high-efficiency furnaces, Chesapeake, VA certified HVAC professional energy tax credits HVAC service in Chesapeake, VA new air conditioner unit with warranty HVAC cleaning professionals signs heating system needs replacement, Chesapeake, VA zoning HVAC system heat pump repair, Chesapeake, VA HVAC professional in Chesapeake, VA HVAC equipment maintenance replacing an older air conditioning system, Chesapeake, VA reduce home energy bills new HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA improving indoor air quality How Long Should a Furnace and Air Conditioning Unit Last certified plumber in Chesapeake, VA tax credit for major systems upgrades, Chesapeake, VA air conditioning equipment Central Plumbing and Heating’s hot tub gas line service indoor air pollution professional plumbers sink or whole-house water purification systems improve indoor air quality, Chesapeake, VA Professional HVAC experts in Chesapeake, VA energy efficient heating, Chesapeake, VA hvac service chesapeake va Heating system inspection residential heating full HVAC unit replacement heating system tune up professional plumber air conditioner service repairing or replacing the central AC, Chesapeake, VA Heat Pump in Chesapeake, VA Central Plumbing and Heating in Chesapeake, VA repairing or replacing a water heater or HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA HVAC system, Chesapeake, VA Central Plumbing and Heating lower your utility bills, Chesapeake, VA HVAC specialist in Chesapeake, VA Leaky pipe repairs Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc. frozen pipes Heating specialists in Chesapeake, VA HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA HVAC tune-up HVAC systems checked, Chesapeake, VA certified technicians in Chesapeake, VA professional plumbing team here at Chesapeake’s Central Plumbing and Heating certified HVAC technician gas water heater problems, Chesapeake, VA repairing or replacing the AC unit in Chespeake, VA heating system repairs, Chesapeake, VA air conditioning maintenance home HVAC systems furnace maintenance Air Conditioning tune up HVAC repair and maintenance, VA tips on keeping your home cool, Chesapeake, VA maximize indoor air quality efficient ways to heat a home, Chesapeake, VA hvac sales service chesapeake va energy saving HVAC systems in Chesapeake, VA cut home energy costs, Chesapeake, VA Our professional plumbers here in Chesapeake, VA Zoning System Dirty air filters in your HVAC system, Chesapeake, VA Central Plumbing and Heating Inc. in Chesapeake, VA AC repair and maintenance plumbing repairs New air conditioning and heating equipment home HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA energy tax credits, Chesapeake, VA certified HVAC expert in Chesapeake, VA Forced air furnaces, Chesapeake, VA HVAC expert Tankless Water Heater home heating, Chesapeake, VA HVAC repairs Schedule a professional tune-up air conditioning tune-up, Chesapeake, VA updating the HVAC system HVAC contractor new heating system replace heating system AC repair and maintenance, Chesapeake, VA Central Heating and Plumbing replace your home heating system Central Plumbing System AC repair replace a gas water heater, Chesapeake, VA licensed plumber Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA cleaning of the AC filters Plumbing inspect the furnace or heat pump, Chesapeake, VA Central Plumbing & Heating heating system tune up, Chesapeake, VA upgrading HVAC system summer cooling tips high-efficiency furnace, Chesapeake, VA heating and air conditioning system, Chesapeake, VA Chesapeake’s plumbing experts plumbing service in Chesapeake, VA certified plumber repair or replace the HVAC, Chesapeake, VA water heater installation maintain the air duct air conditioning service