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

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

Archive