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Get Your Heating System Ready For Colder Months

Darren Kincaid - Monday, September 10, 2018
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Fall is fast approaching. You may even be slowly feeling the cooler evenings slipping in. It will only a matter of time until the chilly and frosty weather is here for winter. Right now is the time for winter preparations and top-of-the-list should be your home heating system tune-up.

Now is the time to determine the status of your heating system. Overtime and regular use, equipment can develop minor internal issues that can turn into large-scale damage when left undetected. Even dust buildup shouldn't be taken lightly because it can affect the energy efficiency of your equipment. This can manifest itself in increased monthly utility bills. In order to find out whether your heating system can properly heat your home this winter, have it inspected by a certified HVAC expert in Chesapeake, VA.

Annual heating system maintenance is a practical way to keep your home comfortable for years. Have a professional perform regular tune-up to extend the life of your heating system. Contact Central Plumbing and Heating Inc. to schedule an appointment now.

Early Fall Heating System Tune-Up

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, August 23, 2018
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

The cool whiff of autumn is fast approaching. Now is the time to think ahead for your heating system needs before the cooler weather hits. This is the perfect time to do a regular early fall heating system tune up.

Your heating system has been idle during spring and summer. Equipment that is not used for an extended time can develop hidden issues. Even if it is a minor issue such as dirt and dust buildup, these small issues can get worse overtime and certainly can affect its energy efficiency. It is best to have your heating systems checked by professionals in order to detect any hidden or upcoming potential problems and address them as soon as possible Doing this can help you save the equipment from larger damages and more costly heating system repairs.

Extend the life of your equipment by having it properly conditioned. Professional HVAC experts in Chesapeake, VA can provide exceptional service in maintaining and repairing heating systems. Contact Central Plumbing and Heating for a thorough inspection and servicing.

A New Air Conditioning System Can Increase the Value of Your Home

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, August 09, 2018
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Thinking of selling your house? If you are considering this, check your current HVAC system out first. Is it old, inefficient? Installing a new air conditioning system can increase to the market value of your home. Often a new HVAC system is important to homebuyers. Even if it is not on their list of "must-haves" when there is a brand new HVAC system, it increases the chances that they will make an offer on your home.

You can increase the asking price of your home if a new air conditioner unit with warranty is installed prior to putting your home on the market. With a new system, there is more chance of setting your home apart from other homes and getting an offer you want. New equipment is a surefire way of getting more and higher offers.

Selling a home is not simple and the longer your home is on the market the lower the selling price will be. However, with a new AC system installed, you can turn the tide and sell your home quickly. Contact Central Plumbing System for HVAC sales and services in Chesapeake, VA.

Air Conditioning System Repairs Are Needed When Refrigerant Levels are Low

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, July 26, 2018
Central Plumbing and Heating in Chesapeake, VA

Air-conditioners are intended to cool down your home during warm weather. But what happens when it suddenly stops blowing cooled air when it is supposed to? Air conditioners are highly dependent on refrigerant in order to function properly. When the refrigerant gas is below the recommended level, this can be an indicator of refrigerant leakage and requires HVAC expert service for a thorough inspection and repairs.

When refrigerant gas leaks, you will notice that the cooling system blows out more tepid air. If the gas totally runs out, it will no longer produce cool air at all. The system will send out room temperature air because there is no refrigerant to absorb the heat in the cooling chamber. Other things you may notice in a cooling unit with refrigerant leaks include:

  • Evaporator coils that get too cold. Ice can form in the coil itself and to its surrounding components
  • Leaks that produce oily residue
  • A sudden spike in your utility bill since your cooling system will work harder to meet the ideal temperature

If you notice those following signs, contact Central Plumbing and Heating as soon as possible to prevent further damage of your cooling system.

Selecting The Perfect AC Unit for Your New Home

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, July 12, 2018
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

An important consideration when building a new home is to properly assess the air conditioning system required to properly and effectively cool and heat the home. Hiring a home residential air conditioning system maintenance team is critical to maximizing the service life of your HVAC equipment.

Central Plumbing and Heating’s HVAC service team in Chesapeake, VA can help you decide the right cooling system for your new project based on your preferences and size of your home. We make sure you are well-informed as to how these equipment works so you can come up with better decision. The size of your home, number of rooms, insulation, energy efficiency are few things that need to be taken in consideration prior to selecting a unit. Most importantly, you need to pick the right unit that is within your budget range.

Central Plumbing and Heating excels in assisting homeowners in selecting the perfect AC unit for your new home. We make sure you get the most efficient unit that fit your home and your budget. Contact Central Pluming and Heating today.

What is Involved in an Air Conditioning System Tune-Up?

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Your home air-conditioning system will be working hard this summer. AC technicians highly recommend having getting regular HVAC service in Chesapeake, VA so you wont run into any issues when heat peaks. It gets very uncomfortable when your cooling system quits when your need it the most.

Often, homeowners wonder what is involved in an air-conditioning tune-up, and if it is really necessary. Here are the things that should be included when you choose a reputable heating and cooling company:

  1. Comprehensive cleaning of condenser coils to increase the efficiency of your unit.
  2. Evaluation of the refrigerant level to ensure it is operating optimally.
  3. Full thermostat calibration to verify optimum performance.
  4. Electric Component Inspection to ensure safe system operation.
  5. Ductwork check-up for possible energy loss
  6. Verify blower motor performance and make sure blower belt is in top condition.

These standard checks should be done properly to maximize the efficiency and performance of your central cooling system. Contact Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc for thorough HVAC inspection and servicing.

Water Leaking From Air Conditioner Condenser Requires an Inspection and Tune-Up

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

One common HVAC issue that usually occurs during summer is leaking water outside the air conditioner condenser. There are multiple factors that cause excessive dripping water, and all of them require immediate HVAC check-up and maintenance service.

Dirty air filters are the number one cause of water pooling in the drip pan. When filters are clogged, the airflow is blocked over the evaporator coil causing it to freeze up. When the ice melts, an excessive amount of water overflows from the drain pan. If you have an older unit, most likely your condensate pan is rusty and may have cracks and holes where water can leak. Furthermore, dirt can also block the drain pipes. A professional HVAC technician may need to use a special vacuum to remove the dirt. Improper installation of the drainage pan can also contribute to water leaking issues.

A continuous water drip beneath the air conditioner can accumulate and turn into a puddle of water. This can lead to humidity in the basement, mold, and pests. Contact Central Plumbing and Heating for a thorough inspection and tune up of the central air conditioner if you see pooling water.

Ways to Save Energy Expenditure with Your Cooling System this Summer

Darren Kincaid - Monday, May 21, 2018
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Your energy bill very often spikes during the summer. This is often inevitable with the continuous use of your cooling system to cool your home and make it comfortable. There are ways to keep your energy consumption down while you stay comfortably cool at home.

A regular air conditioning tune-up and ensuring that the air filter is clean can help you save on your energy consumption. Air conditioners tend to work harder when filters are clogged with dust and dirt. Have HVAC service maintenance in Chesapeake, VA performed on a regular basis, this includes a regular cleaning. Moreover, whenever you turn on your air conditioning unit make sure to close all doors and windows to prevent air from escaping.

Applying weatherstripping to seal doors and windows prevents air leakage. Furthermore, it is recommended to set the thermostat at 78 degrees which will help you save about 8% on your cooling costs. Make use of portable fans to help circulate air around the house. These appliances have lower energy consumption because they have lower wattage than your central AC.

Performing the tips above can reduce your energy expenditure and can keep your unit working at maximum efficiency. Contact Central Plumbing and Heating for proper tune-up of your air-conditioning unit.

Avoid These Plumbing Issues This Summer

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

We have had a cool spring, but we all know summer can get very hot in Virginia. It may cause you to take more than one shower in a day just to cool off. It is such an inconvenience when your plumbing system fails during this time. Avoid these common plumbing issues to have a hassle-free summer.

Blocked Shower Drains - Large dirt or debris can clog the shower drain and may cause water pooling in the shower room. Try to manually remove minor clogs to clear the drain but call a trusted licensed plumber when things get out of hand.

Blocked Toilet - Avoid flushing toilet papers or large items that can cause clogging. A plunger can help with minor clogs but have a plumbing service in Chesapeake, VA handle major clogging issues.

Broken Washers - Avoid overloading your washtub or else it could worn out easily. Inspect any kinks and leaks prior to operating it to avoid overflowing. 

Damaged Sprinkler Lines - Sprinkler heads can easily be damaged when constantly hit by a lawn mower. Have a certified plumber check your sprinklers and water line system. Necessary repairs should be done as early as possible to avoid further damage and costly repairs.

Faulty Garbage Disposal - Don't let any stray utensils go inside your disposal and avoid overloading it. Have your trusted plumber check and repair it when it suddenly stops working.

Contact Central Plumbing System for any major plumbing system repairs.

Indoor Air Quality is Important to your Health

Darren Kincaid - Monday, April 30, 2018
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Now that summer is fast approaching, indoor air quality should be considered as we all try to chill out. Indoor air quality can be affected by mold, bacteria, carbon monoxide, radon and volatile organic compounds, and source control is the primary method for improving indoor air quality.

The average American spends more than 90% of their time indoors, yet experiences more pollution and increased asthma rates than those spending more time outdoors. Indoor air pollution levels can be up to 100 times higher indoors than those outdoors

Mold, dust and pollen are not the only biological contaminants that negatively affect indoor air quality. Pests such as cockroaches, rodents and dust mites have a large impact on the air building occupants breathe and pose a serious health threat.

We take for granted the air we breathe. Clean air is critical. That's especially true indoors, where air filtration and ventilation systems may not always be working at optimum levels. Similarly, poor indoor air quality can have a considerable impact on our overall health.

Fortunately, you can clean the air in your home so that you don't have to put up with these unpleasant and sometimes dangerous symptoms. For more information on repairs and maintenance on your central air conditioning system, contact Central Plumbing and Heating.


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