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Reasons for an AC Tune-Up

15 June 2017

Heating and cooling technicians often find mice and chipmunks and spiders and other unwelcome critters in air conditioning units during spring inspections. They make their nest in the outdoor unit’s electrical service panel and create all kinds of havoc. Even spider nests interfere with the low voltage process. The potential for a rodent invasion is just one reason why it’s important to get your air conditioning system checked, before the weather warms up too much....

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Reasons for an AC Tune-Up

Air Conditioner Tune-Up: What is it? – Chesapeake, VA

23 May 2017

Check & Clean Condenser Coil - Foreign material on the condenser coil reduces the system's capacity to remove heat from the house. Checking and cleaning the condenser coils can extends the life of the system and saves money on energy bills. Check Voltage and Amperage on Motors - Improper voltage and amperage can significantly reduce the life of the compressor, evaporator, and condenser motor. Extends the life of the system. Check and Adjust Blower Components...

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Air Conditioner Tune-Up: What is it? – Chesapeake, VA

How to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer in Chesapeake, VA

9 May 2017

When I moved from out-of-state a few years ago, I quickly realized why it seemed as though everyone had a swimming pool at home – it’s a great way to stay cool during long, hot summer days. But no matter where you live, after you get tired of going to the pool, the hot temperatures can leave you trying to find ways to keep cool and keep your electricity bill low at the same time....

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How to Keep Your Home Cool This Summer in Chesapeake, VA

Air Conditioner: Repair or Replace? – Chesapeake, VA

20 April 2017

Follow these tips to decide whether to repair or replace your central air conditioning equipment. So much has changed in the world of air conditioning in recent years that if your system has almost any significant breakdown — or if it’s just not keeping you as cool as it used to — it may be worth replacing it instead of repairing it. As of 2010, for example, manufacturers must use a new kind of refrigerant...

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Air Conditioner: Repair or Replace? – Chesapeake, VA

Repair or Replace Water Heater, HVAC and Other Household Appliances? – Chesapeake, VA

11 April 2017

Owning a home provides is a great feeling, but the burden of maintaining, repairing and replacing home appliances goes right along with it. The decision to repair or replace a broken or failing appliance is often made under pressure and without the right knowledge or information about the appliance or its expected lifetime. Water Heater Unless the water heater isn’t working properly because of a part that’s easy to replace, it’s almost never a good...

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Repair or Replace Water Heater, HVAC and Other Household Appliances? – Chesapeake, VA

Do I Need to Repair or Replace my Air Conditioning System? - Chesapeake, VA

12 March 2017

Ultimately this question can only be answered by discussing your particular situation with a qualified AC contractor that you trust. There are general considerations that will help guide your decision conversation. You must consider the age of your system(s), how often your system runs, and where you live. Remember that living here in coastal Chesapeake means can be quite corrosive to outside systems.  Generally, if your system is ten years or newer and you don't have...

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Do I Need to Repair or Replace my Air Conditioning System? - Chesapeake, VA

Energy-Efficient Upgrades for Your 2016 Taxes – Chesapeake, VA

1 March 2017

You may have heard that you can deduct energy-efficient appliances, but things like refrigerators and stoves don’t qualify. Instead, this tax credit is aimed at major systems upgrades in existing homes in Chesapeake, VA. To get this credit, you need to have purchased one of the following for a main residence that you lived in in 2016. Also, there is a lifetime total of $500 for this tax deduction, so if you’ve already hit this...

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Energy-Efficient Upgrades for Your 2016 Taxes – Chesapeake, VA

Tax Tips: Don’t Forget You’ll Get Money Back for Greening Your Home – Chesapeake, VA

18 February 2017

Good news if you are now filing taxes for 2016! Congress renewed the previously expired Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit. This means that any qualified efficiency updates you made in 2015 are eligible for credits when you file your taxes. Plus, updates you make in 2016 will be eligible for credits when you file next year. Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit The efficiency tax credit has now been retroactively renewed from January 1, 2016, through...

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Tax Tips: Don’t Forget You’ll Get Money Back for Greening Your Home – Chesapeake, VA

Steps to a Healthy HVAC System – Chesapeake, VA

9 February 2017

Buy a better filter if you haven’t already. The new high-efficiency pleated filters have an electrostatic charge that works like a magnet to grab the tiniest particles — even those that carry bacteria. Replace the filter at least every 90 days. But check it monthly. If it looks dark and clogged, go ahead and change it. If you have pets, you’ll probably need to change every month. Make sure there’s at least two feet of...

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Steps to a Healthy HVAC System – Chesapeake, VA

Tips for Maintaining Your AC Conditioning System - Chesapeake, VA

17 January 2017

The air conditioning system of your home in Chesapeake, VA is a significant capital investment for the comfort of your family. If you have your AC cleaned and maintained regularly then you will be able to save a lot of money in the long run. Routine heating and maintenance have the following benefits. Reduced energy bills Fewer chances of breakdown Increased life of the AC. Here are some tips to maintain the AC of your...

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Tips for Maintaining Your AC Conditioning System - Chesapeake, VA

Energy Efficient Ways to Heat a Home in Chesapeake, VA

10 January 2017

There are a many energy efficient ways to heat a home.  Most are easy and convenient. A programmable thermostat controls the heat, raising and lowering it throughout the course of the day according to your family’s schedule and time of day. Forced air furnaces create a dry heat that can crack and flake skin and chap lips. Many like the subtle humidity created by a boiler, it's more comfortable. And, when comparing heating bills, the...

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Energy Efficient Ways to Heat a Home in Chesapeake, VA

Ways to Increase your Homes Energy Efficiency - Chesapeake, VA

30 December 2016

When money is tight, where should you invest when you want to increase your home’s efficiency? An energy audit's the surefire way to maximize investment, but there are some tried-and-true basics. A high-efficiency furnace is a good investment; they can shave more than $500 a year on heating bills if your current furnace is more than 20 years old. An aging air conditioning system can also suck up energy dollars and replacements are eligible for...

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Ways to Increase your Homes Energy Efficiency - Chesapeake, VA

Furnace Maintenance and Service Plans – Chesapeake, VA

7 December 2016

Is there anything worse than waking up on a cold morning to no heat? Yes, having the technician come out and charge you hundreds of dollars for the repair because you didn’t have the furnace maintenance plan. In these scenarios, you are often left wondering about the benefits of the heating and cooling service plan in Chesapeake, VA. “What does it cover”, and “do I need it,” are regular questions we hear. Of course there...

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Furnace Maintenance and Service Plans – Chesapeake, VA

Energy Tax Credits will Expire Soon - Chesapeake, VA

25 November 2016

If you have not already jumped on the home energy-efficiency bandwagoni in Chesapeake, VA, you can still capitalize on several federal energy tax credits before the year ends. The energy tax credits work like this: Federal Income Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency A number of tax credits for residential energy efficiency have been renewed.  These tax credits are available for purchases made in 2016, as well as retroactive to purchases made in 2015.  ENERGY STAR...

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Energy Tax Credits will Expire Soon - Chesapeake, VA

Heating and Cooling System Maintenance Reduces Energy Bills – Chesapeake, VA

8 November 2016

It is true, Virginia has felt a bit more like fall than winter lately, but heating and cooling experts suggest getting HVAC systems checked now before the winter weather really hits. This will keep unwanted surprises and potential problems at bay. It will also save you in home heating costs. Preventive maintenance should really be done once in spring and once in the fall. If there is an issue with you heating and cooling equipment,...

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Heating and Cooling System Maintenance Reduces Energy Bills – Chesapeake, VA

Clean Filtered Air - A Genuine Benefit to Your Employees

18 October 2016

As a business owner you know that it is imperative that your HVAC system functions properly and efficiently. When you provide clean filtered air to your employees it is viewed as a valued benefit by your staff.  You might be surprised to know how many employees retain valid concern for environmental health within the work space.  HVAC system repair and maintenance within the commercial sector is vital for not only the employee base but for...

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Clean Filtered Air - A Genuine Benefit to Your Employees

HVAC Fails Mainly Because of Lack of Maintenance – Chesapeake, VA

18 October 2016

Heating and cooling systems in Chesapeake, VA are the most important systems in your home. When purchasing or viewing a home, these are the systems that can make or break a sale. In order to keep you home air conditioning running safely and efficiently, be sure to have it properly maintained. Central Plumbing and Heating is second to none. Our technicians are all certified, factory trained to objectively evaluate your current system and have both classroom...

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HVAC Fails Mainly Because of Lack of Maintenance – Chesapeake, VA

Regular HVAC System Maintenance Should Be a Regular Home Maintenance Task – Chesapeake, VA

30 September 2016

Whether you are a new home owner or have owned your home for years, the cost of owning a home can be greatly reduced by conducting simple routing maintenance.  From décor to repair, to replacement costs, the cost of home ownership is often the American family's most expensive cash outlay.  Home maintenance chores are daunting for new homeowners unfamiliar with the repair and upkeep requirements of older homes. When the list of home-repair chores keeps...

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Regular HVAC System Maintenance Should Be a Regular Home Maintenance Task – Chesapeake, VA

Weather Proof your Home Before Winter - Chesapeake, VA

21 September 2016

The cooler weather brings cold drafty breezes and higher heating bills. While the weather is still warm in the Chesapeake, VA area, you certainly don’t want to forget to have your heating system checked. There are several ways to alleviate home energy efficiency concerns and receive tax credits for your efforts and expense. The Federal Government offer tax rebates and credits for home energy efficiency, combine this with the cost effective services from Central Plumbing...

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Weather Proof your Home Before Winter - Chesapeake, VA

Replacing Older Air Conditioning Systems Can Save A Lot of Money – Chesapeake, VA

27 August 2016

Home energy efficiency is on the top of everyone’s mind. But did you know that your air conditioning is where you spend the most money regarding energy consumption in your home? Regular maintenance of- and often upgrading the air conditioning system in Chesapeake, VA can help you reduce those costs. Of course regular maintenance of existing air conditioning systems is the most effective way on making sure that you are not throwing money out the...

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Replacing Older Air Conditioning Systems Can Save A Lot of Money – Chesapeake, VA

An Air Conditioning System Tune-Up is Still Recommended – Chesapeake, VA

15 August 2016

If you haven’t had your air conditioning system tune-up yet this summer, you still should even though it is mid-August. It has been a hot one here in Virginia, and there is still quite a bit of summer to go. We recommend regular  hvac service in Chesapeake va in the spring, but it you haven’t had one, it is still a good idea, especially if your AC has been running all summer long. Although regular...

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An Air Conditioning System Tune-Up is Still Recommended – Chesapeake, VA

A New Air Conditioner Can Help You Sell Your Home - Chesapeake, VA

23 July 2016

If you are thinking of putting your home on the market then seriously assess the quality of your existing hvac air conditioning and heating system.  It is possible that installing new central air conditioning in your home before you put it on the market could return dividends on the sale of your home.  HVAC systems are key interest items for those in the market to purchase new homes.  With all of the homes on the...

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A New Air Conditioner Can Help You Sell Your Home - Chesapeake, VA

Air Conditioning Tips for Hot Summer Weather – Chesapeake, VA

16 July 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...

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Air Conditioning Tips for Hot Summer Weather – Chesapeake, VA

Indoor Air in Your Home Can be More Polluted Than the Air Outside - Chesapeake, VA

28 June 2016

Did you know that the air inside your home could be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air? This means, that your family could be breathing in toxins. Some of those toxins could be mold, asbestos, ozone, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, pet dander, radon and pesticides. These are just some of the particles found in the air in your home. In fact, indoor air quality is a serious problem for many homes in  America....

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Indoor Air in Your Home Can be More Polluted Than the Air Outside - Chesapeake, VA

Central Air Conditioning Systems Need Regular Tune-Ups – Chesapeake, VA

20 June 2016

As a home owner, include in your summer plans an air conditioning tune up. One way to keep you air conditioning costs down be sure to have regular maintenance performed on you HVAC system. It's very important to have tune-up and maintenance done on central air conditioning systems at least once a year. Among the benefits of having them done regularly is the significant reduction in energy consumption, which can be up to 20% or...

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Central Air Conditioning Systems Need Regular Tune-Ups – Chesapeake, VA

Summer Air Conditioning Tips – Chesapeake, VA

25 May 2016

Hot summer weather is here with high temperatures and high humidity. Here are some ways to stay cool and save energy at the same time. Central Plumbing and Heating can help you save money on your summer utility bills by following these energy saving tips to reduce use this summer. Install a clean the air conditioning filter on a regular basis in the summer and replace or clean it monthly. Dirty filters cause the equipment...

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Summer Air Conditioning Tips – Chesapeake, VA

Cut Energy Bills by Making the HVAC More Efficient – Chesapeake, VA

10 May 2016

Homeowners invest highly in heating and cooling energy costs. The only way to cut energy costs is to make the heating and cooling system, or HVAC, more energy efficient. This is not as hard as you may think. First, compare your utility bills to friends’ homes of similar size. How do your energy bills compare? Do you use more or less energy? After you figure that out, you can begin to make energy saving changes....

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Cut Energy Bills by Making the HVAC More Efficient – Chesapeake, VA

You know air pollution hurts your lungs, but what about your heart? – Chesapeake, VA

29 April 2016

It turns out that air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, is another factor that contributes to cardiovascular disease. According to a new study, air pollution can increase inflammation, which leads to many chronic diseases. This study looked at the effect of the air in your home and a step that may reduce that pollution. Indoor air pollution poses a particular problem to overall health because we spend most of our time inside. An indoor air...

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You know air pollution hurts your lungs, but what about your heart? – Chesapeake, VA

Air Pollution, Both Indoor and Outdoor, Affects Your Heart – Chesapeake, VA

28 April 2016

You know air pollution hurts your lungs, but what about your heart? It turns out that air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, is another factor that contributes to cardiovascular disease. According to a new study, air pollution can increase inflammation, which leads to many chronic diseases. This study looked at the effect of the air in your home and a step that may reduce that pollution. Indoor air pollution poses a particular problem to overall...

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Air Pollution, Both Indoor and Outdoor, Affects Your Heart – Chesapeake, VA

Save Money On Utilities and Stay Cool This Summer – Chesapeake, VA

11 April 2016

The summer is on the way. The average American home spends almost 20 percent of its utility bills on cooling. To help you and your family stay cool, comfortable and save energy, here are a few simple steps. Use Ceiling Fans. Run your ceiling fan to create a cool breeze. If you raise your thermostat by only two degrees and use your ceiling fan, you can lower cooling costs by up to 14%. When you...

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Save Money On Utilities and Stay Cool This Summer – Chesapeake, VA

Central Air Conditioning Designed for Your Home – Chesapeake, VA

16 March 2016

Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc. offers state-of-the-art indoor air quality and comfort. Our highly trained experts have repaired and maintained home HVAC systems for over 40 years. You need home residential air conditioning systems, service, and air conditioning repair and maintenance at reasonable prices. Whether you already own your home or are building a new home, Central Plumbing and Heating will ensure the air conditioning system for your project is designed for your needs, lifestyle...

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Central Air Conditioning Designed for Your Home – Chesapeake, VA

Indoor Air Quality is Important to your Health – Chesapeake, VA

7 March 2016

Now that winter is drawing to a close, indoor air quality should be a top consideration. In warmer weather, indoor air quality is affected by mold, bacteria, carbon monoxide, radon, and volatile organic compounds (VOC),  Controlling the source of the air is the primary method for improving indoor air quality. We spend more than 90% of our time indoors, yet the more time we spend indoors the higher we are subject to pollution and increased...

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Indoor Air Quality is Important to your Health – Chesapeake, VA

Buying a New Furnace - Chesapeake, VA

12 February 2016

It may be February, but winter is not over. Most people wait until after the winter to replace the furnace, but you may be one of the unfortunate ones who has to replace your furnace now. If you must replace your furnace now, be sure your heating contractor conducts a comprehensive analysis of your home and your home's heating and cooling needs.  Your friends at Central Heating and Plumbing have been expertly doing just that...

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Buying a New Furnace - Chesapeake, VA

Maintaining or Upgrading HVAC System will Decrease Energy Bills – Chesapeake, VA

1 February 2016

On average, homeowners spend $2,000 on home energy costs. Your HVAC system accounts for 46% of your yearly energy consumption.  It is expensive to relace your HVAC system which is why regularly scheduled HVAC maitenance and tuning is one of the better investments you can make. Regular maintenance of HVAC doubles the expected lifespan over those HVAC systems that go ignored.  HVAC systems that are over ten years old are often problematic and most certainly...

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Maintaining or Upgrading HVAC System will Decrease Energy Bills – Chesapeake, VA

Get the Most From Your Heating System – Chesapeake, VA

21 January 2016

Winter temperatures have finally struck, Chesapeake, VA and it is not going to get any warmer real soon. Temperatures are guaranteed to go nowhere but down as the weeks progress. Of course, this makes now as good a time as any to get some advice on keeping your home nice and warm for the rest of the winter. Remove clutter: Boxes, storage units and clutter near the furnace can obstruct air flow, preventing your system...

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Get the Most From Your Heating System – Chesapeake, VA

Steps to Eco-Friendly Home Heating - Chesapeake, VA

14 January 2016

Winter is in full swing in Virginia, let’s talk about home heating. The steps to saving energy are often small and incremental. Reducing your home’s energy use for heating can save you money, improve health, and even increase your home’s comfort. According to the Department of Energy, heating is the biggest home energy cost, and is around 45% of our total energy consumption. Reducing the energy used for home heating is the single most effective...

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Steps to Eco-Friendly Home Heating - Chesapeake, VA

Welcome to the New Central Heating and Plumbing Blog

13 October 2015

Welcome to the New Central Heating and Plumbing Blog Welcome to our new blog! We want everyone to know that every member of the Central Heating and Plumbing team is committed to delivering you the best value for your consumer dollar. Building long-term relationships vial professional service at valued pricing has been our model of business success for over 49 years. This is what sets us apart from the others. The primary purpose of this...

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Welcome to the New Central Heating and Plumbing Blog