820 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 6
Chesapeake, Va 23320
- 2646
Office: 757-655-6447 | FAX: 757-523-6530
kim@centralplumbing.hrcoxmail.com

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

Blog

Prepare Your Home for Cooler Temperatures

Darren Kincaid - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VANow that fall is officially on the way, it's time to prepare your home for the cooler weather. These steps, most of which you can do yourself, will help lower your utility bills and protect your investment.

For about $80 to $100, an HVAC technician will inspect the furnace or heat pump to be sure the system is clean and in good repair, and that it can achieve its manufacturer-rated efficiency. The inspection also measures carbon-monoxide leakage.

If you act soon, you'll minimize the chance of being 200th in line for repairs on the coldest day of the year. Look for a heating and air-conditioning contractor that belongs to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and employs technicians certified by the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) program. The contractor should follow the protocol for ACCAs "national standard for residential maintenance" (or the QM, short for "quality maintenance").

If your ceiling fan has a reverse switch, use it to run the fan's blades in a clockwise direction after you turn on your heat. Energy Star says the fan will produce an updraft and push down into the room heated air from the ceiling (remember, hot air rises).

This is especially helpful in rooms with high ceilings -- and it might even allow you to turn down your thermostat by a degree or two for greater energy savings. If the gaps between siding and window or door frames are bigger than the width of a nickel, you need to reapply exterior caulk. (Check the joints in window and door frames, too.) Silicone caulk is best for exterior use because it won’t shrink and it’s impervious to the elements.

Check window-glazing putty, too (which seals glass into the window frame). Add weatherstripping as needed around doors, making sure you cannot see any daylight from inside your home.

For more information on getting you home ready for cooler temperatures in Chesapeake, VA, contact Central Plumbing and Heating.

kiplinger.com


Recent Posts


Tags

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

Archive