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Prepare Your Heat Pump Before Winter Arrives

16 September 2019

As the dog days gradually wrapping up and temperatures going down, you know you'll feel the chill soon. Don't wait for winter to take over before you start checking your heat pump's condition. Now is the perfect time to perform preventative measures that will ensure your heat pump to operate at maximum potential during the cold days. Remove Unnecessary Items Around the Heat Pump Clear this area from items like yard tools, leaves and other...

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Prepare Your Heat Pump Before Winter Arrives

Hot Tub Gas Line Installation Services

16 August 2019

Central Plumbing and Heating’s hot tub gas line service provides efficient and affordable heating solutions across Chesapeake and the greater Tidewater Virginia area. It is the hot tub heating solution of choice. Just so you know, it works by burning natural gas within a combustion chamber. The solution employs copper coils that are heated and transfer heat directly to the water. Homeowners prefer gas heating for their hot tubs because it heats water fast and...

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Hot Tub Gas Line Installation Services

Traditional Water Heater Vs. Tankless Water Heater

31 July 2019

When installing a new water heater, you need to know first the two types of water heaters and their advantages and disadvantages prior to deciding what to use on your home. There's traditional water heater and there's tankless water heater. So which one is better? It's a common matter but the question will be thrown back to the buyer for it actually depends on what will work best for you. To come up with a...

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Traditional Water Heater Vs. Tankless Water Heater

Why AC Cleaning Must Be Done Regularly

16 July 2019

An air conditioner removes heat from a living space and releases it outside through refrigerant cycle between an indoor and an outdoor unit. The evaporator coil and condenser coil are the two most significant component involved in this process. When air blows to the evaporator coils, heat is moved from the air in the living space to the refrigerant within the coils and taken outside. On the other hand, when air blows through the condenser...

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Why AC Cleaning Must Be Done Regularly

What You Need to Know About Air Duct Cleaning

28 June 2019

Air duct cleaning is a misnomer. In actuality, the entire HVAC system must be cleaned and maintained. Failure to clean all components of the system can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus minimizing the benefits of cleaning. Just as you wouldn’t clean only half of your living room floor, you also would not want to clean only part of your HVAC system. We recommend cleaning the entire HVAC system, including the following components:...

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What You Need to Know About Air Duct Cleaning

Common Sprinkler Problems and How to Fix Them

18 June 2019

Here’s a public service blog from your friends here at Chesapeake’s Central Plumbing and Heating. When you notice a problem with your sprinklers, you are advised to take immediate action to prevent larger issues. Poorly working sprinklers leave you with dry areas on the lawn, overly wet spots in other areas, and can cause disease and weeds. Here are some common sprinkler problems and how you can fix them. Clogged Sprinkler Over time, dirt and...

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Common Sprinkler Problems and How to Fix Them

Common Causes and Fixes For Clogged Drains

23 May 2019

Bummer, that bathroom sink is clogged again. Fix it correctly this time and help prevent recurrence. Let us tell you how. Bathroom Drain Clogs A combination of dirt, soap foam, hair and skin flakes makes a gunk buildup that cause blockage on your drain pipes. To fix the block, you need to take off and clean the drain stopper. Use the drain plunger to clear the clog but make sure first to block the over-flow...

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Common Causes and Fixes For Clogged Drains

Damaged HVAC Duct Calls For Immediate Action

11 May 2019

A damaged HVAC duct will significantly heighten your energy consumption as the air conditioning system losses its efficiency. Conditioned air must go directly from the system to the living room. When you have a broken duct the conditioned air escapes and your AC unit must overwork. If you're experiencing unexpectedly high energy bills and you suspect something is wrong with your system, look for a trusted AC servicing as soon as possible. There are various...

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Damaged HVAC Duct Calls For Immediate Action

Plumbing Service For New Home Additions

29 April 2019

When you are expanding your home, you need to consider the work in broadening your plumbing system into the new room or space. Although this job can be learned, it is highly advised to seek a professional plumbing service than doing it on your own. You may end up calling them again to re-work it if something is amiss. In fact, expanding your pipelines is technical work and can be complicated even for the professionals....

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Plumbing Service For New Home Additions

Plumbing Services for Activating Sprinkler System

11 April 2019

Spring is here so it's time to tend the lawn and activate your sprinkler system. Early spring is the perfect moment to check your home water irrigation right before the demand for its use gets heavy. Although it sounds easy to kick start your sprinklers, it actually requires following standard procedure and not just simply turning on the main water source. You should strongly consider utilizing a professional plumber to ensure your sprinkler system is...

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Plumbing Services for Activating Sprinkler System

Leaky Pipes Call For An Immediate Action

23 March 2019

It's such a misery when you encounter a leaking pipe at your home. The inconveniences include decreased water pressure, a spike on your water bill, and potential serious damage to your property. With that being said, this plumbing issue absolutely requires immediate attention. Leaky pipe repairs must be done right away by a professional plumber. Leaking pipes especially those situated beneath the floorboard can deform woods. It indicates leaking pipes when you suddenly notice lumps...

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Leaky Pipes Call For An Immediate Action

Spring HVAC Tune Ups – Keep Cool and Decrease Energy Bills

11 March 2019

The warmer months will make its debut sooner in Virginia. AC system tune up must be done ahead of time if you don't want your cooling unit to fail during the hottest days. Central Plumbing and Heating in Chesapeake, VA can help condition your cooling system to ensure maximum performance when operating. HVAC tune ups increase the longevity of your HVAC system while simultaneously lowering your energy bills. But what exactly is AC tune-up? Air...

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Spring HVAC Tune Ups – Keep Cool and Decrease Energy Bills

HVAC Tune Ups Deliver Health and Economic Efficiency

28 February 2019

As climate shifts to warmer weather, a regular and recurring household maintenance task is to prioritize indoor air quality. Issues including molds, bacteria, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds tend to increase during the warming months. These increases your family's risk to respiratory diseases. To improve indoor air quality, you must provide proper ventilation and clean source of air at your home. This is the best time to schedule your spring AC tune-up. It is...

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HVAC Tune Ups Deliver Health and Economic Efficiency

Certified HVAC Technicians Properly Conditions Your HVAC System

11 February 2019

Getting energy efficiency and extended life from your home’s HVAC system requires regular and recurring maintenance. The simple act of changing out your filters is vitally important to not only your heating and air conditioning system’s efficiency but to the quality of the air circulated within your home. Scheduled HVAC maintenance by certified HVAC technicians will help maintain a healthy environment within your home and ensure optimum performance of your heating system. Our certified HVAC...

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Certified HVAC Technicians Properly Conditions Your HVAC System

Heating System Maintenance Means More Efficient Heating and Savings in Energy Costs

22 January 2019

Utility costs often spike during the winter. This is due to the non-stop use of heating equipment to keep homes comfortable. Electricity charges increase when homeowners have an inefficient heating system. Hence, heating system maintenance services are necessary to ensure your equipment is running efficiently throughout the entire winter. Furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps are heating systems that require meticulous upkeep. HVAC specialist in Chesapeake, VA can perform proper cleaning, inspection, and repairs so your...

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Heating System Maintenance Means More Efficient Heating and Savings in Energy Costs

Regular Heating System Service for Efficient Home Heating

16 January 2019

Heating systems need to be operating seamlessly to keep homes warm and comfortable throughout the winter. In order to use your heating system to the best of it's ability and efficiently, heating system maintenance services are necessary regularly. Your heating system should sustain the heat in your home with safe, clean, and sufficient heat throughout the cold temperatures. HVAC specialists in Chesapeake, VA can perform maintenance services to enhance the energy efficiency of your heating...

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Regular Heating System Service for Efficient Home Heating

Happy Holidays from Central Plumbing and Heating

24 December 2018

Our warmest Holiday wishes from the entire team here at Central Plumbing and Heating. Calendar year 2018 was, and continues to be, a truly remarkable year and we take this moment to recognize the joy that each and every one of you has brought to our personal and professional lives. We exist because of your faith and trust in us. As calendar year 2019 approaches, we reflect upon the foundational recognition that "your success is...

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Happy Holidays from Central Plumbing and Heating

Importance of Proper Furnace Maintenance and Service Plans

12 December 2018

Like any other mechanical equipment, the furnace requires annual maintenance and servicing. This is because dirt, dust, wear, tear, and improper upkeep are the common issues that cause furnaces to fail and breakdown. Through professional furnace maintenance, latent and developing issues can be detected and repaired early before they get worse. Skipping proper furnace maintenance may lead to the system working harder than normal. For this reason, the unit will wear out faster and increase...

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Importance of Proper Furnace Maintenance and Service Plans

Plumbing and Heating System Inspection Before You Leave For The Holidays

28 November 2018

If your family is going to spend the holidays with family or friends out-of-town, make sure to have your heating system checked before you leave the house for an extended time. Spending money on costly heating or plumbing repairs is not a fun way to start the holiday season. Do yourself and your home a favor and prevent issues that can arise to spoil your holiday vacation. Here are things you might want to check...

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Plumbing and Heating System Inspection Before You Leave For The Holidays

Heating System Maintenance and Service Can Lower Energy Costs and Prevent Expensive Repairs

14 November 2018

It is important to keep your heating system in top shape before the temperature drops this winter. The furnace operates all winter-long so it is extremely necessary to be sure that it is functioning to its maximum capacity. Any minor issues need to be mended right away because no one can afford equipment shutdown in the middle of a cold night when it is needed most. If you suspect something is not right with the...

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Heating System Maintenance and Service Can Lower Energy Costs and Prevent Expensive Repairs

Furnace Servicing and Repairs Maintain The Efficiency of Your Heating System

23 October 2018

The winter cold can cause wear and tear on your furnace if it is working too hard to keep up. Thus, it is imperative to keep it regularly maintained before the temperatures drop even more. Having your furnace serviced by a professional furnace expert will ensure it will work efficiently all winter and will extend it's life. Furnace maintenance will also help reduce energy consumption which homeowners will see reflected on monthly utility bills. The...

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Furnace Servicing and Repairs Maintain The Efficiency of Your Heating System

A Heating System Inspection Now Ensures Warmth All Winter

9 October 2018

With the colder temperatures on the way, now is the time for homeowners to ensure that heating system are in perfect running condition. Heating specialists in Chesapeake, VA recommend that pre-winter inspections, maintenance, and repair be done now before the temperature drops and families are left with no heat. It's important that heaters and boilers are inspected regularly to detect hidden issues early. Necessary repairs can be done now before they become bigger issues. Performing...

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A Heating System Inspection Now Ensures Warmth All Winter

Preparing Plumbing For Winter Prevents Frozen Pipes

24 September 2018

One common problem during the freezing temperatures of winter is frozen pipes. If left unattended, frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes that cause catastrophic damage and can result in very expensive repairs. So before the weather turns frigid, have professional plumbers check your pipes now. Plumbing services in Chesapeake, VA can get your home preparations for winter. Plumbers can find pipes that have the potential of freezing. In order to keep these pipes from...

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Preparing Plumbing For Winter Prevents Frozen Pipes

Get Your Heating System Ready For Colder Months

10 September 2018

Fall is fast approaching. You may even be slowly feeling the cooler evenings slipping in. It will only a matter of time until the chilly and frosty weather is here for winter. Right now is the time for winter preparations and top-of-the-list should be your home heating system tune-up. Now is the time to determine the status of your heating system. Overtime and regular use, equipment can develop minor internal issues that can turn into large-scale...

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Get Your Heating System Ready For Colder Months

Early Fall Heating System Tune-Up

23 August 2018

The cool whiff of autumn is fast approaching. Now is the time to think ahead for your heating system needs before the cooler weather hits. This is the perfect time to do a regular early fall heating system tune up. Your heating system has been idle during spring and summer. Equipment that is not used for an extended time can develop hidden issues. Even if it is a minor issue such as dirt and dust...

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Early Fall Heating System Tune-Up

A New Air Conditioning System Can Increase the Value of Your Home

9 August 2018

Thinking of selling your house? If you are considering this, check your current HVAC system out first. Is it old, inefficient? Installing a new air conditioning system can increase to the market value of your home. Often a new HVAC system is important to homebuyers. Even if it is not on their list of "must-haves" when there is a brand new HVAC system, it increases the chances that they will make an offer on your...

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A New Air Conditioning System Can Increase the Value of Your Home

Air Conditioning System Repairs Are Needed When Refrigerant Levels are Low

26 July 2018

Air-conditioners are intended to cool down your home during warm weather. But what happens when it suddenly stops blowing cooled air when it is supposed to? Air conditioners are highly dependent on refrigerant in order to function properly. When the refrigerant gas is below the recommended level, this can be an indicator of refrigerant leakage and requires HVAC expert service for a thorough inspection and repairs. When refrigerant gas leaks, you will notice that the...

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Air Conditioning System Repairs Are Needed When Refrigerant Levels are Low

Selecting The Perfect AC Unit for Your New Home

12 July 2018

An important consideration when building a new home is to properly assess the air conditioning system required to properly and effectively cool and heat the home. Hiring a home residential air conditioning system maintenance team is critical to maximizing the service life of your HVAC equipment. Central Plumbing and Heating’s HVAC service team in Chesapeake, VA can help you decide the right cooling system for your new project based on your preferences and size of...

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Selecting The Perfect AC Unit for Your New Home

What is Involved in an Air Conditioning System Tune-Up?

19 June 2018

Your home air-conditioning system will be working hard this summer. AC technicians highly recommend having getting regular HVAC service in Chesapeake, VA so you wont run into any issues when heat peaks. It gets very uncomfortable when your cooling system quits when your need it the most. Often, homeowners wonder what is involved in an air-conditioning tune-up, and if it is really necessary. Here are the things that should be included when you choose a...

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What is Involved in an Air Conditioning System Tune-Up?

Water Leaking From Air Conditioner Condenser Requires an Inspection and Tune-Up

6 June 2018

One common HVAC issue that usually occurs during summer is leaking water outside the air conditioner condenser. There are multiple factors that cause excessive dripping water, and all of them require immediate HVAC check-up and maintenance service. Dirty air filters are the number one cause of water pooling in the drip pan. When filters are clogged, the airflow is blocked over the evaporator coil causing it to freeze up. When the ice melts, an excessive...

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Water Leaking From Air Conditioner Condenser Requires an Inspection and Tune-Up

Ways to Save Energy Expenditure with Your Cooling System this Summer

21 May 2018

Your energy bill very often spikes during the summer. This is often inevitable with the continuous use of your cooling system to cool your home and make it comfortable. There are ways to keep your energy consumption down while you stay comfortably cool at home. A regular air conditioning tune-up and ensuring that the air filter is clean can help you save on your energy consumption. Air conditioners tend to work harder when filters are...

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Ways to Save Energy Expenditure with Your Cooling System this Summer

Avoid These Plumbing Issues This Summer

9 May 2018

We have had a cool spring, but we all know summer can get very hot in Virginia. It may cause you to take more than one shower in a day just to cool off. It is such an inconvenience when your plumbing system fails during this time. Avoid these common plumbing issues to have a hassle-free summer. Blocked Shower Drains - Large dirt or debris can clog the shower drain and may cause water pooling...

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Avoid These Plumbing Issues This Summer

Indoor Air Quality is Important to your Health

30 April 2018

Now that summer is fast approaching, indoor air quality should be considered as we all try to chill out. Indoor air quality can be affected by mold, bacteria, carbon monoxide, radon and volatile organic compounds, and source control is the primary method for improving indoor air quality. The average American spends more than 90% of their time indoors, yet experiences more pollution and increased asthma rates than those spending more time outdoors. Indoor air pollution...

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Indoor Air Quality is Important to your Health

Summer HVAC System Maintenance Tips

24 April 2018

As the warm weather kicks in, you might be busy thinking about your summer vacation and getting your closet and gardens ready for the warm weather. But before you get carried away, don't overlook your HVAC system before those temperatures rise. Here are important things you should include in your AC prep checklist: Increase the Thermostat - Turn your cooling system to 85 F when you are out of the house. This way you can...

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Summer HVAC System Maintenance Tips

Plumbing System Issues To Avoid This Summer

10 March 2018

The heat of summer across Virginia can send you to the shower a few times a day. It's a hassle when plumbing issues arise, but even more so when you really want water the most. Don’t let this spoil your summertime fun. Before the warm weather arrives make sure your plumbing system is in perfect working order to meet your water needs. Here are plumbing issues that can crop up during summer: Clogged Shower Drains...

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Plumbing System Issues To Avoid This Summer

Regular HVAC Tune-Ups for Healthier Air At Home

20 February 2018

We all thought our houses had safe and healthy air, but contrary to that belief, air contaminants is often higher inside the house rather than outside. This is due to poor indoor air quality brought about by an HVAC system that is not properly or regularly maintained. Various microorganisms can thrive on dirty filters and can pose a threat to your family’s health. Poorly maintained HAVC systems also emit carbon monoxide that can be dangerous...

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Regular HVAC Tune-Ups for Healthier Air At Home

Tips on Buying a New Furnace

10 February 2018

There is nothing worse than having your home furnace break when you still need heat. Oftentimes, buying new is less expensive over time than repair. If you need to buy a new furnace here are few things you need to consider: Power Source - there are four types of energy used to run a furnace: natural gas, electricity, oil, and propane. Natural gas is commonly used since its much cheaper than the other options. However,...

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Tips on Buying a New Furnace

Furnace Maintenance Tips for Winter

10 January 2018

It is important for your furnace to be in top shape in the winter. Gettting a furnace checkup at least once a year is highly recommended in order to make sure your heating system is operating perfectly and provides the right amount of heat in your home. This maintenance procedure should be taken seriously in order to ensure safety as well. Inspecting your venting pipes and draining tubes. The technician will check if they are...

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Furnace Maintenance Tips for Winter

How Long Should a Furnace and Air Conditioning Unit Last?

8 January 2018

Today's heating, ventilation and air conditioning units are more energy-efficient than their predecessors. New air conditioning and heating equipment lasts longer than ever. The end of a furnace's or air conditioner’s service life depends on more than just chronological age. Energy-efficiency issues and the price of any necessary repairs versus the cost of upgrading to a new unit all enter into that determination. Furnace Lifespan The average service life of a new furnace is 16...

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How Long Should a Furnace and Air Conditioning Unit Last?

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Central Plumbing and Heating

19 December 2017

Happy Holidays from Central Plumbing and Heating. We would like to thank our customers, friends, family, and community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2017. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018! If we have had the pleasure of being your choice in providers, we hope that we provided the highest level of customer service and met all of your needs. In the coming months if you...

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Central Plumbing and Heating

Gas Water Heater Repairs

4 December 2017

Home heating systems need maintenance, repairs and upgrades periodically. This is less challenging than a bathroom or kitchen upgrade, but in many cases, these types of jobs often require a specialist. Most repairs to a gas water heater are made at the burner control. If your heater leaks, the tank is rusted through and the entire unit must be replaced. Call a HVAC specialist to replace a gas water heater. Below is a quick troubleshooting...

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Gas Water Heater Repairs

Heat Pumps Are More Efficient for Heating (and Cooling) Your Home

20 November 2017

In Chesapeake, VA home owners are considering how to better heat and cool their homes. Homeowners have been seeing and hearing a lot about “heat pumps” but many don’t know what they are. Heat pumps give you an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. In many cases a heat pump is preferred to separate heating and cooling systems. Heat pumps use less energy to move heat from a cool space to a warm space,...

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Heat Pumps Are More Efficient for Heating (and Cooling) Your Home

Signs Your Heating System Needs to be Replaced

13 November 2017

Heating systems will always need maintenance and repair over time, but waiting until winter arrives to take action on any noticeable issues concerning your heating unit can be disastrous. Here are some tips to Chesapeake-area homeowners about signs to look for that indicate a heating system is failing. There is a tremendous difference in cost between a service call and full HVAC unit replacement. However, when homeowners don't stay on top of routine maintenance and...

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Signs Your Heating System Needs to be Replaced

Pay Less for Home Energy Bills

11 October 2017

Every home owner wants to know how to save money on energy bills. Combined, Americans use nearly one million dollars worth of energy every minute. Here are some helpful tips that can lead to cutting down on your overall energy costs: Heating and Cooling Insulating your home's walls and ceilings and using caulk and weather stripping to plug air leaks near doors and windows saves 20 to 30 percent on your home heating and air-conditioning...

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Pay Less for Home Energy Bills

Time for a Heating System Tune-Up

3 October 2017

Before the colder winter hits, maximize your heating system’s efficiency and have your heating system tuned up in Chesapeake, VA. Heating and Air Conditioning Systems are an integral part of your home. Unfortunately, we tend to take them for granted when they're working. But, with a little extra help, they could be working better which would save you money. A heat pump or heating system tune-up is recommended for any system that is over a...

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Time for a Heating System Tune-Up

Prepare Your Home for Cooler Temperatures

13 September 2017

Now 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...

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Prepare Your Home for Cooler Temperatures

Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

1 September 2017

Check these factors before deciding whether your A/C needs to be replaced. Consider the age of your A/C Age is one of the most important factors to consider when it's time to repair or replace an air conditioner. The 5,000 rule Multiply the age of the equipment by the repair cost, and if that exceeds $5,000, then replace the unit. If less, go ahead and repair it. For example, a 10-year-old unit with a $350...

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Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

Indoor Air Quality Affect Short and Long Term Health

8 August 2017

As we breathe in a day, we exchanges between 10,000 and 70,000 liters of air every 24 hours. And yet, air quality is often overlooked, compared to what's in our food and water. The average person spends 90 percent of his time inside and unfortunately, indoor air is far more polluted than outdoor air. According to the EPA, indoor air contains 2 to 5 times more contaminants and sometimes as much as 100 times more....

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Indoor Air Quality Affect Short and Long Term Health

Save Energy with An Air Conditioning Tune UP

25 July 2017

Getting your air conditioner tuned up is important in extending the life of your central AC, but it is also essential in the efficiency of your AC. Central Plumbing and Heating knows that your Central Air Conditioning and your heating system are a huge part of your home budget each year, there is every reason to make it as efficient as possible. In fact, one of the chief benefits of an air conditioning tune-up is...

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Save Energy with An Air Conditioning Tune UP

Landlords Must Maintain the Air Conditioning

11 July 2017

Landlords have some hefty responsibilities—include providing tenants with a roof over their head, taking care of repairs, and making sure the property is safe and up to code. But there are other obligations that they should be providing as well. It's true that landlord responsibilities vary widely because of local laws and lease terms. But some of their duties and obligations are more or less standard across the board. One of these is maintaining the...

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Landlords Must Maintain the Air Conditioning