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

Air Conditioning Tips for Hot Summer Weather – Chesapeake, VA

Darren Kincaid - Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hot summer weather in Virginia brings with it high temperatures and high humidity. Here are some ways to stay cool and save energy at the same time. Central Plumbing and Heating customers can save money on their summer bills by following these energy tips to reduce electricity use in the home.

Install a clean 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.

For economy, set the air conditioner thermostat at 78 degrees. Each degree below 78 adds about eight percent to your cooling costs.

Use portable and ceiling fans whenever possible to help circulate air and help reduce the amount of air conditioning required. They only cost a dollar or two a month to operate because they are smaller wattage appliances.

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.

Perform heavy housework chores in the cooler time of day – this includes washing dishes, baking and laundry work. 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 the home. 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 unit is operating.

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 services each year by a licensed contractor to operate 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 throughout the home.

Shrubberies growing against the outside walls and trees that shade the roof act as a barrier against the sun and can reduce the amount of energy required to cool your home. Make sure shrubbery is trimmed away from the outdoor compressor unit so there is ample room for good air flow.

Recent Posts


Tags

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

Archive