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Tips on Hot Water System Maintenance and Repairs

15 April 2020

Your water heating system, if not properly maintained, will eventually deteriorate and breakdown much sooner than average. Fortunately, water heater maintenance can help keep the system working efficiently and extends its life as well. Gas water heaters has an average life of 8-12 years, whereas electric heaters can last up to 15 years. This greatly depends on the frequency of use and whether the device's upkeep is regularly carried out. The following are tips on...

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Tips on Hot Water System Maintenance and Repairs

Zoning HVAC System Improves Home Comfort and Energy Efficiency

31 March 2020

Comfort and energy efficiency are the two primary consideration when heating or cooling your home. A zoning HVAC system can help improve your forced air HVAC system's performance to achieve both benefits. Zoning HVAC system process includes the installation of ventilation duct dampers and a main control board with various thermostat setting to regulate the temperature of each zone. How Zoning System Works? Fundamentally, zoning system split up the house into different temperature zones that...

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Zoning HVAC System Improves Home Comfort and Energy Efficiency

Compromised Indoor Air Quality Could Worsen Covid-19

15 March 2020

High air pollution aggravates the symptoms of patients with asthma, related respiratory disease, and yes, even COVID-19. The current “pollution” threat for the next few weeks is pollen. Thus, it is important that homeowners should take prudent action to maximize indoor air quality. Poor quality indoor air can cause the worst of respiratory conditions, pneumonia. Most COVID-19 patients die from this complication. It has been observed that the fatalities are usually older people and those...

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Compromised Indoor Air Quality Could Worsen Covid-19

Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality in Spring

29 February 2020

Spring is almost here! We all love the idea of warmer weather and blooming flowers. On the other hand, the start of allergy season is a matter of serious concern among folks that suffer from sniffles and wheezes all due to pollens and other allergens. Bear in mind that a compromised indoor air quality can also trigger this condition. In order to help those who are suffering from chronic allergies get through the spring season,...

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Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality in Spring

Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Furnace System Performing at Its Best

15 February 2020

This blog post is offered as a public service to remind all of you that your HVAC system needs regular and recurring maintenance to prolong the life and the performance of your systems. We know for a fact that HVAC systems are the most neglected of the homeowner’s major support systems. We hope that you wisely turn to the professionals like us here at Central Plumbing and Heating to guarantee that you secure proper maintenance...

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Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Furnace System Performing at Its Best

How To Ensure A Heat Pump's Maximum Performance

31 January 2020

Your heat pump is an integral component of your heating system. It makes perfect fiscal sense to employ a periodic maintenance plan to ensure the system works optimally. We specialize in providing our clients with periodic maintenance services for their heat pumps. But if you are willing and able to self-help your heat pump maintenance, here are the steps for you to take Air filters must be checked on a monthly basis. It should be...

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How To Ensure A Heat Pump's Maximum Performance

Premiere Plumbing Services

15 January 2020

Water within your home in spaces where it is not supposed to be is a real threat. You must deal with the issue as soon as possible as the extent and cost of repair will only increase with time. Turn to Chesapeake’s plumbing experts to get things done right for you. We’ll be there to ensure that you receive guaranteed affordable solutions to your problem. Call your plumber as soon as you discover water damage...

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Premiere Plumbing Services

Integrating a Heat Pump Into Your HVAC Saves Cash

31 December 2019

Looking for a guaranteed way to reduce your energy cost starting now? A new or upgraded heat pump will do this for you in an affordable manner that you may not believe possible. They are both affordable and ecofriendly. One advantage for the eco conscious is the fact that you can opt for electric heat pumps which not only saves you cash via utility efficiency but also reduces your carbon footprint. Whether you are engaged...

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Integrating a Heat Pump Into Your HVAC Saves Cash

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to You and Yours this Season

23 December 2019

Christmas and Chanukah share a similar spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope into the world. These two holidays occur together this year, which makes this an even more special holiday season. This is a season to reflect upon how fortunate we are to have you as our customers: our friends and neighbors. During these holidays, we wish you, your family, and your friends a safe, joy-filled, and relaxing season. Warm...

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Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to You and Yours this Season

Now is the Time for Us to Say "Thanks" to YOU!

27 November 2019

Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons there are to be grateful. We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, the success we have had, and for the blessings that will come. Thanksgiving is more than the festivities, it gives us time to ponder the lessons that we have learned and how we can spread...

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Now is the Time for Us to Say

Importance of Regular Furnace Maintenance

15 November 2019

If you want to ensure your family is getting the maximum value and comfort from you HVAC system, seasonal servicing is a must. December is the perfect time to schedule your HVAC system service and cleaning. Here are reasons why: Indoor Air Quality You can ensure indoor air quality by keeping your furnace in perfect condition. An HVAC contractor will thoroughly clean your furnace both inside and out to ensure dirt and debris are removed,...

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Importance of Regular Furnace Maintenance

Upgrading HVAC Systems Help Lower Energy Cost

31 October 2019

Summer and winter in Chesapeake can be extreme. Homes cannot be without heating and cooling. If you observe that your energy bill crawling up further each year, this means an HVAC system replacement is inevitable. The good news there, however, upgrading your HVAC system presents long term savings. As HVAC systems become outdated their energy efficiency decreases. Modern HVAC units are engineered to be more efficient in energy. It's recommended to opt for HVAC appliances...

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Upgrading HVAC Systems Help Lower Energy Cost

Consider Furnace Efficiency When Buying A New Unit

18 October 2019

Having a reliable home heating system is every household's top priority during the winter season. When buying a new furnace, it's important to know the different options available in the market. The buyer should consider the efficiency, size, and type that is appropriate for their home. The aforementioned factors have implications to the performance and operational cost of the unit at peak heating seasons. It's advisable that buyers should consider a furnace with maximum efficiency...

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Consider Furnace Efficiency When Buying A New Unit

Home Heating Equipment Upgrades

30 September 2019

Are you interested in saving money on home heating this winter? Good, because home heating can get expensive in the winter. Now is the time to replace your home heating system. While the tax credits for residential energy efficiency have expired, you can still save money and energy in your home by using products. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR are independently certified to save energy, save money and protect the environment. Use up...

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Home Heating Equipment Upgrades

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