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


Summer Air Conditioning Tips – Chesapeake, VA

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hot summer weather is here with high temperatures and high humidity. Here are some ways to stay cool and save energy at the same time. Central Plumbing and Heating can help you save money on your summer utility bills by following these energy saving tips to reduce use this summer.

  • Install a clean the air conditioning filter on a regular basis in the summer and replace or clean it monthly. Dirty filters cause the equipment to work harder and use up to five percent more energy.
  • Set the air conditioner thermostat at 78 degrees. Each degree below 78 adds about eight percent to your cooling costs.
  • Use fans, both portable and ceiling, whenever possible to help circulate air and reduce the amount of air conditioning you need. Because they are smaller wattage, they only cost a dollar or two a month to operate.
  • Set your thermostat at a higher temperature while you’re away from home. This way the air conditioner won’t be on as often while you’re out.
  • Wash dishes, use the oven, and do laundry during cooler temperatures. These create heat and moisture that put an extra strain on the air conditioner. Vent clothes dryers to the outside and use kitchen exhaust fans to get rid of excess heat.
  • Keep direct sunlight out as much as possible. Close curtains, shades and blinds to hold down the temperature inside. Consider light-colored roofs, outside walls, drapes and solar screens that reflect the heat.
  • Weatherstrip doors and windows to prevent expensive air leaks. Make sure all windows and doors are closed when the AC is on.
  • The attic should be properly ventilated to prevent excess heat build-up, which causes your cooling system to work harder.
  • Insulation is important and can pay for itself by lowering your cooling costs by as much as 20 percent.
  • Air conditioning equipment should be inspected and serviced annually by a licensed HVAC contractor so it runs at maximum efficiency.
  • Be sure the damper is tightly closed on a fireplace to prevent air loss.
  • Keep furniture and draperies away from air vents inside the house. Air should be allowed to flow freely.

For more information contact Central Plumbing and Heating.

Recent Posts


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