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 a Healthy HVAC System – Chesapeake, VA

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, February 09, 2017

Buy a better filter if you haven’t already. The new high-efficiency pleated filters have an electrostatic charge that works like a magnet to grab the tiniest particles — even those that carry bacteria.

Replace the filter at least every 90 days. But check it monthly. If it looks dark and clogged, go ahead and change it. If you have pets, you’ll probably need to change every month.

Make sure there’s at least two feet of clearance around outdoor air conditioning units and heat pumps.

Remove debris, such as leaves, pollen, and twigs weekly during spring, summer, and fall from top and sides of outdoor air-conditioning units and heat pumps. Don’t allow the lawn mower to discharge grass clippings onto the unit.

Monthly, inspect insulation on refrigerant lines leading into house. Replace if missing or damaged.

Make sure unit is level. Annually, ensure that outdoor air-conditioning units and heat pumps are on firm and level ground or pads.

Stave off clogs. Annually, pour a cup of bleach mixed with water down the air-conditioner condensate drain to prevent buildup of mold and algae, which can cause a clog.

Shut off the water supply to the furnace humidifier in summer. In fall (or when you anticipate turning on the heat), replace the humidifier wick filter, set the humidistat to between 35% and 40% relative humidity, and turn on the water supply.

Never close more than 20% of a home’s registers to avoid placing unnecessary strain on the HVAC system.

Replace the battery in your home’s carbon monoxide detector annually.

For more information on maintaining your home HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA contact Central Plumbing and Heating.


Recent Posts


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