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How To Ensure A Heat Pump's Maximum Performance

Darren Kincaid - Friday, January 31, 2020
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Your heat pump is an integral component of your heating system. It makes perfect fiscal sense to employ a periodic maintenance plan to ensure the system works optimally. We specialize in providing our clients with periodic maintenance services for their heat pumps. But if you are willing and able to self-help your heat pump maintenance, here are the steps for you to take

  • Air filters must be checked on a monthly basis. It should be thoroughly clean and replaced.
  • Outdoor units must be clear from debris, snow, and ice in the top, sides, bottom and around it.
  • Outdoor coils must be kept clean. Use a degreaser and a hose to remove the dirt between the coils. Make sure to turn off the unit when you do this.
  • To ensure proper airflow and servicing, shrubs must be pruned at least 18 inches from around the unit.
  • Indoor condensate pan and must be flushed and drained in Spring prior to using an AC. This is very important especially when the unit is above or in finished living space. This should be done by a certified HVAC technician.
  • Some units require fan motors to be oiled yearly.
  • Your heat pump must be checked by a professional HVAC technician at least annually.

Some these steps require you to know what you are doing. Coils are sensitive and you can easily damage them if you are not careful. Of course we recommend that you leave this to a professional. When you need trusted certified HVAC technicians in Chesapeake to perform heat pump inspection and repair, contact Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

Premiere Plumbing Services

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Water within your home in spaces where it is not supposed to be is a real threat. You must deal with the issue as soon as possible as the extent and cost of repair will only increase with time. Turn to Chesapeake’s plumbing experts to get things done right for you. We’ll be there to ensure that you receive guaranteed affordable solutions to your problem.

Call your plumber as soon as you discover water damage emerging from an undefined source. There are situations that require immediate attention from a plumber like the following:

  1. Water Leak – The main cause would be burst pipe that caused water damage such water is leaking.
  2. Leaking roof – will surely bring damage to your property. As such you have to attend to the issues immediately. A roof leak repair depends on whether it is a simple leakage or a leakage of major extent.
  3. Blocked drains - The main causes behind a choked drain are foreign particles. Baby napkins, stacks of toilet paper, cotton balls, etc will cause blockages. Food items, cooking fats and debris of such types leave a residue on the inside of the pipes making it hard for water to flow through the pipe easily. The best way of preventing blocked drains is to make sure that non-biodegradable objects are disposed carefully.
  4. Extreme hot water - If the water coming out of your shower head is hot enough to cause a burn, this is due to the water heater has over-heated. It is better to call a technician to assess the situation at the soonest possible.

The above common scenarios inside your household will help save your home and get you in the right mindset to handle an emergency repair. Nothing beats being prepared to successfully resolve any plumbing problem. Reduce as much damage as possible by calling the trained plumbing experts right away.

For more tips on plumbing services, contact Central Plumbing and Heating.

Integrating a Heat Pump Into Your HVAC Saves Cash

Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Looking for a guaranteed way to reduce your energy cost starting now? A new or upgraded heat pump will do this for you in an affordable manner that you may not believe possible. They are both affordable and ecofriendly. One advantage for the eco conscious is the fact that you can opt for electric heat pumps which not only saves you cash via utility efficiency but also reduces your carbon footprint.

Whether you are engaged in new construction, renovation, or simply upgrading aging equipment, we urge you to take full advantage of our certified HVAC technicians who also serve as certified consultants. You always have options with a number of pros and cons and you need to understand them all.

So never move forward on major home system decision making without the help of a trusted professional. We’ve delivered such trusted council to our Chesapeake friends and neighbors for decades now. For guidance that you can trust, contact Central Plumbing & Heating.

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to You and Yours this Season

Darren Kincaid - Monday, December 23, 2019
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Christmas and Chanukah share a similar spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope into the world. These two holidays occur together this year, which makes this an even more special holiday season.

This is a season to reflect upon how fortunate we are to have you as our customers: our friends and neighbors. During these holidays, we wish you, your family, and your friends a safe, joy-filled, and relaxing season.

Warm wishes for a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas, and a most Happy New Year! With peace, joy, and love this holiday season and beyond!

Now is the Time for Us to Say "Thanks" to YOU!

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Central Plumbing and Heating - Chesapeake, VA

Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons there are to be grateful. We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, the success we have had, and for the blessings that will come.

Thanksgiving is more than the festivities, it gives us time to ponder the lessons that we have learned and how we can spread happiness around, to look back at all the great memories and good people who came into our lives. We appreciate you, our customers and clients, so much.

At this time of year our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

Importance of Regular Furnace Maintenance

Darren Kincaid - Friday, November 15, 2019
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

If you want to ensure your family is getting the maximum value and comfort from you HVAC system, seasonal servicing is a must. December is the perfect time to schedule your HVAC system service and cleaning. Here are reasons why:

Indoor Air Quality

You can ensure indoor air quality by keeping your furnace in perfect condition. An HVAC contractor will thoroughly clean your furnace both inside and out to ensure dirt and debris are removed, pollen and pet dander are eliminated, pathogens and microbes growth are controlled. Small microorganisms and particles may be invisible to the naked eye but they indeed exist inside your home. A routine furnace maintenance will ensure superior air quality while keeping these pathogenic organisms at bay.

Energy Efficiency

Furnace maintenance must be done at least twice a year. This will help minimize costly repairs and irreversible damage. In addition, a well-maintained furnace is energy-efficient, thus will help lower your utility charges.

HVAC technicians will do the following:

  • Motor and wire tightening
  • Screws, knobs, doors and cover readjustment
  • Power switches, gauges, and pressure setting resent
  • Leak and holes inspection
  • Safety and proper operation testing

These minor adjustments will significantly enhance the furnace’s efficiency and will diagnose any major issues.

Superb Home Comfort

Regular furnace maintenance will ensure you have a perfectly working unit that will help you get through winter-long. With enough heat to warm your home, you get to enjoy a cozy and comfortable living space despite the extreme cold outdoors.

If you think it's time for your furnace maintenance, contact Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc. and schedule an appointment with us.

Upgrading HVAC Systems Help Lower Energy Cost

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, October 31, 2019
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Summer and winter in Chesapeake can be extreme. Homes cannot be without heating and cooling. If you observe that your energy bill crawling up further each year, this means an HVAC system replacement is inevitable. The good news there, however, upgrading your HVAC system presents long term savings.

As HVAC systems become outdated their energy efficiency decreases. Modern HVAC units are engineered to be more efficient in energy. It's recommended to opt for HVAC appliances with Energy Star label and consider its Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. It should be 14 and beyond. The higher the SEER of the unit, the more energy efficient it is. It can help lower energy consumption by 20% and significantly minimize annual energy cost.

Expect an obsolete HVAC system to break down frequently. Regular HVAC repairs are necessary to keep them working. But this also means constant expenditure. Old HVAC appliances will come to a point where they are no longer worthy spending for. Consider the inconvenience of having no heating or cooling while it is being repaired. Purchasing a new and reliable HVAC system will allow you to save money and hassle over time.

Quit settling with an inefficient HVAC unit. If your heating and cooling system is already very obsolete, updating the HVAC system will help you lower down your energy cost. The savings you get from the new HVAC system will offset the initial installation cost in the long run.

If you are thinking of updating your HVAC system, contact Central Plumbing and Heating. When it comes to HVAC manufactures (American Standard, Goodman, etc) we have direct working relationships with all of them. Our promise to you is to act as your agent, to research the most current technologies, efficiency ratings, rebates, and other factors that go into making the right choice of HVAC manufacturer for you and your family.

Consider Furnace Efficiency When Buying A New Unit

Darren Kincaid - Friday, October 18, 2019
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Having a reliable home heating system is every household's top priority during the winter season. When buying a new furnace, it's important to know the different options available in the market. The buyer should consider the efficiency, size, and type that is appropriate for their home. The aforementioned factors have implications to the performance and operational cost of the unit at peak heating seasons.

It's advisable that buyers should consider a furnace with maximum efficiency that they can afford. Furnace efficiency pertains to the measurement of the amount of energy that is placed into the furnace to be converted as heating power for the home. It is measured in AFUE (the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency).

Minimum-efficiency furnaces should arrive at 80% AFUE enable to meet the standard. Modern furnaces now have gas modulator that can reach up to 97% AFUE. The unit only losses 3% of energy up the flue. This can help lower monthly cost as you spend less natural gas to heat your home.

Central Plumbing and Heating Services is a long-established and reputable furnace installation company that can help you figure out the right furnace unit for your home. Our services also include guiding you about the purchase agreements and warranty information so you would better know these settlements.

Contact Central Plumbing and Heating Services to learn more about purchasing and installing a new furnace unit.

Home Heating Equipment Upgrades

Darren Kincaid - Monday, September 30, 2019
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

Are you interested in saving money on home heating this winter? Good, because home heating can get expensive in the winter. Now is the time to replace your home heating system. While the tax credits for residential energy efficiency have expired, you can still save money and energy in your home by using products. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR are independently certified to save energy, save money and protect the environment. Use up to 30% less energy in your home by outfitting with ENERGY STAR certified products available across more than 70 categories.

Call a plumber if you want to more efficiently heat your home this winter and for many winters to come. Replacing and upgrading your heating system will make your home more efficient this winter. Homeowners can install appliances that are designed to boost its energy efficiency. Energy Star products boast 30% less energy usage, and heat pumps that meet Energy Star guidelines qualify for the tax credit.

For more information, contact Central Plumbing and Heating.

Prepare Your Heat Pump Before Winter Arrives

Darren Kincaid - Monday, September 16, 2019
Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA

As the dog days gradually wrapping up and temperatures going down, you know you'll feel the chill soon. Don't wait for winter to take over before you start checking your heat pump's condition. Now is the perfect time to perform preventative measures that will ensure your heat pump to operate at maximum potential during the cold days.

Remove Unnecessary Items Around the Heat Pump

Clear this area from items like yard tools, leaves and other debris that may cause potential airflow problems. Move them away to allow maximum air flow and for it to run efficiently.

Filter Change

A dirty air filter can cause air flow obstruction through the HVAC system. This will cause the equipment to overwork and use up more energy. As a result, you will be charged more on your utility bill. Air filters are recommended to be cleaned every 1-6 months depending on the type of the filter and the amount of accumulated dirt.

Proper Use of Thermostat Settings

The thermostat has 3 settings namely: heat, cold and emergency heat. Always remember to turn your thermostat to heat mode and not the emergency heat mode, the first time you use the heat pump in fall. Emergency heat mode sources its heat from the furnace and is only intended when the heat pump is not working properly or iced up. Using the emergency heat mode will cost you more.

Schedule Annual Maintenance Earlier

Have a HVAC technician check your unit. Make sure to schedule its annual maintenance before the temperature drops. You will likely have a hard time booking an appointment if you wait until winter as it is one of the busiest time of the year for the HVAC industry. The annual maintenance will help your heat pump to perform more efficiently as it prevents malfunctions related to dirt buildup. This will also help extend the life span of your unit.

If you are looking for an HVAC expert to check you heat pump, contact Central Plumbing and Heating.


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