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


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