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


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.


Recent Posts


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